For ten years, the Albuquerque Art Business Association (AABA) has honored local artists who not only excel in the arts, but have given back to their communities. The 2017 Local Treasures Designees include: Elaine Bolz, Jade Leyva, Renee Gentz, Mark Horst, Cheryl Godin and Ilene Weiss.

There will be a reception for all of the 2017 Local Treasures at the Albuquerque Museum on Sunday, Sept. 3, 1pm – 2pm. On September 1, starting at 5pm, art galleries throughout the city will be featuring the work of some of the 2017 Local Treasures. Here are two of the galleries featuring 2017 Local Treasures at the

The Next Best Thing to Being There

1315 Mountain Rd NW
Reception Sept 1, 5-8pm
featuring the work of 2017 Local Treasure Ilene Weiss

“Together, Little and Big” Mixed Media by Ilene Weiss

Yucca Art Gallery

206 1/2 San Felipe NW
Reception 5-8pm
featuring the work of 2017 Local Treasure Renee Gentz


“Blackbirds” Mixed media quilt by Renee Gentz

Find the details of the First Friday ArtsCrawl at

–Vicki Bolen

Vicki’s Upcoming Art Shows

Third Ward Art Festival
Sat. & Sun, September 2 & 3, 2017
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Art and Apples Festival
Fri. – Sun., September 8-10
Rochester, Michigan

Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show
Fri. – Sun., September 15-17, 2017
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Armonk Outdoor Art Show
Sat. – Sun.,September 23 & 24, 2017
Armonk, New York

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