I love living in Albuquerque (or Burque as we affectionately call it.) It is a center for contemporary art and many artists I’ve come to know over the years have exhibits this month.


Our Wild Stars, Mixed Media by Denise Weaver Ross

There are also art related events occurring throughout the month of May. Here is a list of exhibits and events involving artist friends of mine.

–Vicki Bolen


Denise Weaver Ross: Among the Trees
Solo exhibition of works on paper from Denise’s House of Cards Tree Suit series as well as other landscapes
May 5-31,2017
New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Avenue SE, 100B

Summer Collective
Features the works of Roe Libretto, Lesley Long, Mauny Muray, Eliza Schmid, Risa Taylor, Suzane Visor, Denise Weaver Ross, and Ilene Weiss
May 5 – July 31, 2017
Tortuga Gallery
901 Edith Blvd. SE

Christian Gallegos: TAXI!
Solo exhibition of vibrant paintings reflecting Christian’s experience growing up in the intersections of street life and art scene in New York City.
May 5-25, 2017
Harwood Art Center
1114 7th St. NW

Lesley Long: Animal party
Solo exhibition of highly imaginative and sometimes dreamlike animal image paintings,drawings, and ceramics
The Next Best Thing to Being There
1315 Mountain Rd NW

Ren Adams: Poppy Receding
Solo exhibition of recent prints, investigating the sincere absurdity of processing loss with decorative memorials, while the prints themselves are transitory tokens of grief
May 5 – 27, 2017
Weyrich Gallery
2935D Louisiana Blvd NE

Laura Wacha
Solo exhibition of flamboyantly colored, humorous narratives illustrating what may lie beneath the surfaces of out self-perceptions
Ghostwolf Gallery
2043 Plaza Street NW

Art Events

Artful Saturday
See the artists and view an open studio session. Live art, demo, and open talk
May 20, 2017 1-5pm
Tortuga Gallery
901 Edith Blvd. SE

Imaginary Landscapes: Painting with Pastels
Create new landscapes and explore creativity with brilliant greens, blues, yellows and reds, and metallic silver, gold and bronze
Instructor: Denise Weaver Ross
Cost: $120 + tax
May 21, 2017 -10am – 5pm
New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Avenue SE, 100B

Soup is Love Project
Learn more about the ceramics process by attending Open Studios at Little Bird de Papel. You will be able to refine your bowls by preparing them for a second, glaze firing and may go on to make as many bowls as you want over the course of the year.
Open Studio Dates
Saturday & Sunday, June 3 & 4, 10am – 4pm
Saturday & Sunday, June 24 & 25, 10am – 4pm
Saturday & Sunday, July 22 & 23, 10am – 4pm
Saturday & Sunday, August 12 & 13, 10am – 4pm
Saturday & Sunday, August 26 & 27, 10am – 4pm
Little Bird de Papel
1222 Mountain Rd. NW

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