Debbie Kmak, N-6 | Harwood Art Center

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Debbie Kmak, N-6

Harwood Studio Artist since: 2012
It took me a while to get started with my art, sort of a second wind, but now I consider myself a mixed media artist because I like to work with everything – acrylic, watercolor, pastel, colored pencil and even paper and fabric.  And if I am working with fabric I will paint it and then make it into something usable – like “couch art”. I am also a master wire jewelry artist and instructor and have been working with wire and teaching basic techniques for almost 20-years. 

When I am making jewelry, I love to use pearls and combine them with the wire, stones and crystals. Wire almost feels alive with its movement, twisting and swirling wherever it wants to go. 

What Does the Harwood Mean to You?

As a new artist to the Harwood Art Center I have found it to be a welcoming place to work and I think it is a great community asset.  I look forward to learning more about all of the annual events and participating in them.

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Susan Klebanoff

Susan Klebanoff

Former Resident Artist

I had the good fortune to be an artist at the Harwood Art Center from 1996 – 2005. It was wonderful being in a community of artists that were so creative and supportive of each other. Having just arrived in NM in ’96, it was particularly meaningful for me because I did not know anyone in this state, and it enabled me to create immediate friendships with like minded people. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work at Harwood and believe that the [Harwood] Art Center is vital to the neighboring community.

Susan Klebanoff is an internationally recognized contemporary tapestry artist who lives and works in Albuquerque. She kept a studio at Harwood Art Center from 1996 – 2005.

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