Gallery Shows

  • Holly Roberts, Adam and Eve
    From Uncharted Territory, March 2014

  • Orlando Leyba, Cuerda 
    from Overlap, January 2014

  • Rachel Zollinger, Seif, No. 2
    from Re(structure), January 2014

  • Dannee Ashton
    Recycled Heart: Artists of ArtStreet, Feburary 2014

  • Elaine Roy, xxoo Sending My Love
    from Contemporary Contrast, August 2014

  • Maude Adrade, Last Night's Blue Dress
    from Finding Reason, April 2014

  • Margi Weir, Fiscal Forecasting
    from Topical Tapestries, April 2014

  • Alan Paine Radebaugh
    October 2014

  • Ken Frink
    May 2014

  • Karl Hoffman
    May 2014

  • Evan Dent
    September 2014

  • Janet Shagam
    October 2014

Xing! A Musical Installation

Saturday, December 03, 6:05pm

XING!

a musical installation by Stephanie Lerma and Shawn Turung

opening reception: Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 6 - 8pm
at our 10th Annual 12x12 Exhibtion and Fundraiser

Stephanie and Shawn share a passion for process and rhythmic patterns in their art practices. They relish the experimental approach to art making and are motivated by the way a new piece unfolds. As makers, they are motivated by the process through which a new piece unfolds and their ideology is to transform the ordinary into extraordinary.

about the artists

STEPHANIE LERMA
I have a love affair with making and a certain obsessive need to produce. My work gravitates toward labor intensive, highly repetitive methods of accumulation. I enjoy combining modern inventions with traditional making methods and strive to weave them into a collective whole.

For the past 20 years, I have been completely seduced by paper and its intriguing versatility. I often pull hundreds or thousands of paper pieces to produce one work of art. This work continues to focus on the transformational quality of how a single unit morphs into a larger whole through accummulation. Making paper is both meditation and obsession – my repetitive longing.


SHAWN TURUNG
I make art to delight, to explore thoughts through imagery and as a cathartic tool. I do not deliberately try to connect my experiences with anyone else's - I honestly believe this is a natural process that happens on it's own - as human beings, we share emotions and experiences that reflect viscerally through Art.

My process in creating imagery wades through all aspects of my life; family, interests in science, psychology, humor, basic emotions and needs. I embrace the 'insignificant' as well as the 'great' and try to make art that blends it all together, not exactly chaos, but considering it all.

The medium of mixed media appeals to me because it reflects upon my process of creating through exploration. The exclusion of any potential medium would be inhibitive to the final vision.

May Exhibitions

Friday, May 05, 6:00pm

Featuring Christian Gallegos and Joanna Keane Lopez

Opening Reception: Friday, May 5 from 6 – 8pm
Exhibitions Run: May 5 – 25, 2017

Joanna Keane Lopez: Plantcraft

Plantcraft is an inquiry into the natural environment of the Southwest. The work encompasses plant and insect dyes, hand harvested aliz (a traditional clay plaster) and botanical paintings of regional medicinal plants. Plantcraft investigates place, the human being's relationship with flora and natural materials, the southwestern landscape's interaction with architecture, as well as the mystique and the stories of plants that heal. {front gallery}

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TAXI!: Christian Gallegos

Christian Gallegos’ vibrant paintings in TAXI! reflect his personal experience growing up at the intersection of the street life and art scene of New York City. The iconic yellow cab is a recurrent motif in these paintings along with the urban landscape including the graffiti / street art that has become an important part the international art world. {main gallery}

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About the artists

Christian Gallegos

Christian Gallegos grew up in New York City while spending summers in New Mexico. He moved to Albuquerque in 2004, to focus on his creative endeavors. In 2011 he was selected as an Emerging Artist by Creative Albuquerque and has continued to exhibit prolifically in solo shows and juried exhibitions including Miniatures and More at The Albuquerque Museum of Art & History.

Growing up trekking back and forth between the East Coast and the Southwest, Christian produces his work from the viewpoint of 35,000 ft. Mastering the balance of these points of view; he creates a colorfully exuberant mix of both urban and aerial visual imagery. His stylized motifs and refined palette have become a signature that is sustained throughout his body of work.

“This cache of works are manifestations of memory whereby life is a process with experiences driving and affecting memory. Living in a multidimensional reality, Christian Michael Gallegos transcribes an autobiographical language of memory and experience delivering single plane views gathered from a lifetime.

The lack of depth is an allusion to a view from 20,000 feet high where dimensions and depth collapse. Entranced by this experience, dimensions collapse and tableaus exist on one homogenized plane of view. Ostensibly transposing images into this one-dimensional plane with color, impasto, layering, and line, Christian coaxes the mind to perceive, if not read, the depth and dimensions of his work, while at the same time, sharing intimate moments from his life.”  - RosaLee Lopez, B.A.F.A / Art Historian, Curator

Joanna Keane Lopez

Joanna Keane Lopez was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She graduated with a BFA in Studio Art with a second major in Spanish from The University of New Mexico with the honors of summa cum laude. While at UNM, she was a part of the art & ecology program, and Land Arts of The American West, where as a team the group camped for 6 weeks throughout New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, and Texas. She was selected as a SURFACE: Emerging Artist of New Mexico by Harwood Art Center in 2015. In August 2016, she traveled to Iquitos, Peru to study plant knowledge and artistic expressions of mestizo shamanism in the Peruvian Amazon with an international research grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. In March 2017 she did a work-trade residency with A-Z West in Joshua Tree, CA. Beginning in June 2017, she will be working as a visual arts teaching assistant with the Oxbow School’s Summer Art Camp in Napa, California.

Joanna Keane Lopez’s practice brings together paper, wildcrafted plants, natural dyes, adobe mud and embroidery that are rooted in traditional artistic practices of the Southwest. Her work draws upon cultural and historical art forms specific to New Mexico such as architectural forms, materials and methods. Inspirations include the work of the enjarradora (traditional woman plasterer), the tejedora (woman weaver) who works with wool and dyes and the curandera (medicine woman) who utilizes regional medicinal plants.

SURFACE: Emerging Artists of New Mexico

Friday, June 02, 6:00pm

Opening Receptions & Community Celebration: Friday, June 2, 6 - 8pm
Exhibtions Run: June 2 – July 21, 2017

SURFACE: EMERGING ARTISTS OF NEW MEXICO
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Harwood Art Center's 4th annual SURFACE: Emerging Artists of New Mexico is a juried exhibition, endowed cash awards and professional development program. It is designed to cultivate the creative and professional growth of artistic talents and to expand their visibility and economic viability in our community. Learn more about past programs >

2017 Participating Artists are:

    Meghan Arcaro
    Jazmyn Crosby
    Margaret Farrell
    Michael Gomez
    Jessica Gross
    Kathryn Jaroneski
    Shaelin Jornigan
    Malcolm King
    Cecelia McKinnon
    Gwen Miller Wagner
    Gaspar Salazar-Mendez
    Jeremy Salazar

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

The heart of SURFACE – and what sets the program apart both in Harwood’s annual calendar and from gallery exhibitions around the city – is the professional development component. The intensive full-day workshop focuses on, fundamentally, what it means to be and how to further oneself as a professional working artist. BFA / MFA programs do an excellent job of cultivating deep development in creative practice and theoretical - historical - contemporary frameworks. The SURFACE program looks at business practice and social - commercial - communication frameworks.

Christopher MacQueen, GhostPrism (detail), 2017

GHOSTPRISM: CHRISTOPHER MACQUEEN

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SURFACE 2016 Solo Exhibition Award Recipient Christopher MacQueen's exhibtion GhostPrism is a full-room installation that is populated by strings and painted lines that forge an environment with an ever-expanding depth of field. The artist invites viewers to participate in their own portrait while looking into reflective paintings; traversing a landscape where foreground, middle ground, and background are only complete when the spectator steps into the frame.

Christopher MacQueen was born in Taos, NM but now calls Albuquerque home. He studied Art Education and Art History at The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque where his studio concentration focused on printmaking and porcelain ceramics. His artwork has been included in a variety of exhibitions including the juried  ‘30 Under 30’ at the Santa Fe Convention Center, a solo show and permanent wall drawing at Eggman & Walrus Gallery in Santa Fe, as well as a selection of group exhibitions regionally. MacQueen’s paintings, sculptures and wall-drawings/installations are in numerous private collections in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Taos. His interest in art began as a child producing epic wall drawings with his sister’s makeup and stolen highlighters. His favorite color is yellow.

PROGRAM PARTNERS

We are deeply grateful to The FUNd at Albuquerque Community Foundation, Bernalillo County, City of Albuquerque / Urban Enhancement Trust Fund, McCune Charitable Foundation, New Mexico Arts and National Endowment for the Arts for their support of SURFACE: Emerging Artists of New Mexico, as well as to Marion & Kathryn Crissey and Reggie Gammon for establishing our endowed awards for this program. SURFACE would not be possible without our extraordinary local business partners Albuquerque Art Business Association, A Good Sign, Tractor Brewing Company and Westbund West.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Friday, August 04, 5:59pm

August

Opening Reception: Friday, August 4, 6 - 8pm
Exhibitions Run: August 4 - 24, 2017

Main Gallery
Mary Sweet

Front Gallery
Bob & Gloria Mallory

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September

Opening Reception: Friday, September 1, 6 - 8pm
Exhibitions Run: Septemeber 1 - 28, 2017

Main Gallery
DUALITY, a group exhibition produced by women artists through workshops with lead artist Jodie Herrera

Front Gallery
Invitation exhibition of women artists

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October

Opening Reception: Friday, October 6, 6 - 8pm
Exhibitions Run: October 6 - 26, 2017

Main Gallery
S(and) - Group Show, participating artists are, Lea Anderson, Shawn Turung, Stephanie Lerma, Rachel Popowcer, Jessamyn Lovell, Cedra Ardec, Valerie Roybal, Angela Berkson, Dana Kleinman, Kelly Eckel, Sally Condon, Jill Christian

Front Gallery
Helen Cozza

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December

Opening Reception: Saturday, December 2, 6 - 8pm
Exhibitions Run: December 2 - 8, 2017

Both Galleries: ((12x12))

HARWOOD STORIES

SUZANNE SBARGE
SUZANNE SBARGE

Former Director of Harwood

When I started the building was primarily a studio center for artists with very little public programming. The only staff members were the Building Manager Marshall Kovitz and me, and we were both part-time. I worked to expand the reach of Harwood through lots more exhibitions, classes and events, and the Harwood Summer Arts Camp. I focused on community involvement and marketing, which transformed Harwood from a mostly quiet studio center into a public venue that was always buzzing with activity.

I am grateful to the Harwood for launching my career in arts administration over 20 years ago and for serving as the umbrella for 516 ARTS in our first year.

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