Harwood Art Center presents our 13th annual 12×12 fundraising exhibitions that feature established, emerging and youth artists from New Mexico. The exhibition includes over 200 works that remain anonymous until sold – for the flat rate of $144 (12″x12″) or $36 (6″x6″). All funds raised support Harwood’s free community arts education, outreach and professional development programs – multifaceted, immersive offerings shaped by and for participants of all ages, backgrounds and perspectives.
Fundraising Celebration: Saturday, December 7 from 6 – 8pm
Exhibition runs: December 7 – 13, 2019


PRELUDE, our featured exhibition, highlights the intersections of art, design and daily living. PRELUDE supports Harwood *and* our collaborating artists, who receive a percentage of sales. Participating artists include: Jill Christian, Colleen Davy, Staci Drangmeister, Jonathan Guiney, Danny Hart, Christine Hernandez, Jessica Kennedy, Jared Tso, and Chelsea Wrightson.
Fundraising Celebration: Saturday, December 7, 6 – 8pm
Exhibition runs: November 18 – December 13, 2019


Thursdays, Oct 3-Nov 21, 6 – 9pm 
Would you like time set aside to make your own art? Do you need a regular creative ‘fix’? If you respond well to the rhythm of weekly classes, would like to work more with a particular media, or want to get back into regular creative practice, this is the perfect place for you! As fellow artists and art instructors, we are here to offer valuable feedback, tips and suggestions for whatever you want to work on.
4, 6, and 8-week options available


Birds & Mammals: Wed, Oct 23, 5:30-8:30pm
Plants & Insects: Wed, October 30, 5:30-8:30pm
Mammals, Reptiles & Amphibians: Wed, Nov 6, 5:30-8:30pm
Presented in partnership with 516 ARTS and UNM’s Museum of Southwest Biology (MSWB) as part of 516 ARTS exhibition, Species In Peril. Join us for three drawing moderated sessions in the MSWB at the UNM  to draw diverse specimens from the museum’s vast research collection. Learn about the biology of the region by observing taxidermy of birds and mammals, dry mounted plants and insects, and preserved mammals, reptiles, and amphibians.

Harwood, the public outreach program of Escuela del Sol Montessori, is a creative center for community.

Participating at a grassroots level, Harwood deploys the arts as a catalyst for personal empowerment, cultural enrichment and social change. We believe that equitable access to the arts and opportunities for creative expression are integral to inspired, passionate individuals and to healthy, vibrant communities.