SURFACE: Emerging Artists of New Mexico is an annual juried exhibition, endowed awards and professional development program presented by Harwood Art Center, to support the creative and professional growth of emerging artists and to expand their visibility and viability in our community. Featuring Robyn A. Frank, Celine Gordon, Nate Lemuel, MB Ramos, George Richardson, Amy Vensel, and Mark Weaver. 

Digital Exhibition: June 5 – July 24, 2020
Virtual Reception + Artist Talks: Friday, June 18 @ 5:30p

Register for the Virtual Reception + Artist talk to receive the zoom link


Through his collection of garments inspired by the political state in 1942, Dante Betsch explores Americas complex past to converse about the cyclical nature within race relations in our country. Dante is the 2019 SURFACE: Emerging Artist of New Mexico Solo Exhibition Award.

Digital Exhibition: June 5 – July 24, 2020
Virtual Reception + Artist Talks: Friday, June 18 @ 5:30p

Register for the Virtual Reception + Artist talk to receive the zoom link


Registration for Virtual Summer Art Camp is now open!
Thanks to generous and flexible grant support to pay Teaching Artists, Harwood Art Center is offering 8 weeks of free Virtual Summer Art Camp programming to engage children ages 6 – 14 in a range of visual and performing arts activities. Each session will focus on a specific topic with lessons taught by our Summer Art Camp Teaching Artists. Children will engage in a variety of lessons and activities throughout the week with a Teaching Artist through a virtual platform that can be accessed on demand. 

June 1 – July 24 | Ages 6 – 14


Since we can’t hang out with our Harwood Studio Artists in person right now, we asked them to share a little bit about their art practice and how things have changed for them since the stay-at-home order went into effect.
Read our interviews with Lea Anderson, Helen Atkins, Zahra Marwan, and Eric Romero.


Our annual community art collaboration is a fun and easy project called “Safety Net”. Everyone is invited to participate using whatever materials are available at home. This project is suitable for people of all ages and abilities.


WHAT DO YOU WANT NOW?! is a body of work that visually deciphers Andre Ramos-Woodard’s personal experiences in an attempt to understand and cope with them. Ramos-Woodard is interested in exploring the dissonance created by this process to discover what it means to exist in this world as a unique individual yet influenced by the prejudices and reality of the world around us. 
Check out the recording of Andre’s artist talk! 


At Harwood Art Center, we continue to adhere to and implement expert public health and safety advisories, and in alignment with our parent organization Escuela del Sol, all of which now direct limiting social gathering in order to limit the acceleration of COVID-19.
As such, Harwood Art Center is closed to the public until further notice. While our campus is closed, our programs stay open. Stay tuned for adapted ways to engage!

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.