Opening Reception: Friday, June 1 from 6 – 8pm
Exhibition Runs: June 1 – July 20, 2018

SURFACE 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. We have received hundreds of noteworthy submissions over the six application cycles to-date; as of this year, we will have served 78 exceptionally talented, committed artists, including the 12 we accepted for 2018.

This year’s SURFACE exhibition in Harwood’s Main Gallery features Helen Atkins, Hayden Barnard, Caitlin Carcerano, Emma Casady, Alison Green, Nikita Gurnani, Rachel Harris-Huffman, Isabel Hees, Lena Kassicieh, Margarita Paz-Pedro, Ruby Troup, and Penelope Young.

Cecilia McKinnon received the SURFACE 2017 Harwood Art Center Solo Exhibition Award, presented annually for artistic excellence, originality of vision and dedication to practice; she will have a concurrent exhibition in Harwood’s Front Gallery.

We are deeply grateful to The FUNd at Albuquerque Community Foundation, Bernalillo County, City of Albuquerque, The Geissman Family, 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 collaborators at Albuquerque Art Business Association, A Good Sign, The Grove Cafe & Market, Tractor Brewing Company and University of New Mexico School of Architecture & Planning.