Annual Shows & Events

  • 12x12 Member Preview Reception, 2013

  • 6x6 Work of Escuela del Sol students, 2013

  • 12x12 Opening Night Reception, 2013

  • Encompass, 2013

  • Encompass, 2013

  • Encompass, 2013

  • Encompass, 2013

  • SURFACE: Emerging Artists of New Mexico, 2013

  • SURFACE: Emerging Artists of New Mexico, 2013

Encompass: A Multigenerational Arts Event

March First Friday Opening Reception
Harwood Art Center and Escuela del Sol Montessori present Encompass, featuring two gallery exhibitions, open studios, collaborative art making projects and activities for all ages. Encompass is both a reflection of and an offering to our community. 

Encompass 2016 Program Film

Encompass 2013 Program Film

SURFACE: Emerging Artists of New Mexico

June First Friday Opening Reception
Harwood Art Center presents SURFACE: Emerging Artists of New Mexico, in partnership with Albuquerque Art Business Association. SURFACE is a juried exhibition, professional development and endowed cash awards program. A competitive statewide call for entries is released in January of each year. 

Bridge: Arts & Social Justice

September First Friday Opening Reception
Harwood Art Center presents Bridge: Arts & Social Justice, our annual juried exhibition dedicated to themes of social, political and environmental justice. 


November Soft Opening
Monday, November 14th

A precursor to our widely anticipated 12×12, PRELUDE features the works of ten renowned artists from New Mexico. Artists are invited to participate and generously donate their works in support of Harwood’s art education and community outreach programs. Works are sold through silent auction online starting Monday, November 14th and ending the night of our December 3rd 12x12 event. 

12 × 12 and PRELUDE

Member Preview Reception
and December First Saturday Opening Reception

Harwood Art Center presents 12×12 and PRELUDE, fundraising exhibitions that feature established, emerging and youth artists from New Mexico. The main event, our 12×12 exhibition, includes over 200 works that remain anonymous until sold – for the flat rate of $144 (12"x12") or $36 (6"x6").

Harwood staff members (GuruAmrit Khalsa and Julia Mandeville) curate the annual exhibitions presented by Harwood and program the remaining exhibition calendar by proposal. 


Karen Mazur
Karen Mazur

Current Harwood Artist

I have been a Harwood Artist since 2001. Four different spaces, four different lifetimes and across media. Sometimes my studio has been a graphic arts workshop, sometimes a painting studio, sometimes a production pottery shop, but being here is always wonderful. From late nights preparing materials for art students to mornings doing pre-natal yoga while I waited for the older child to be done with his work at Escuela del Sol, it is wonderful to reflect on all the art adventures I’ve had over the years at Harwood. The very first night I lived in Albuquerque was spent at a film program at Harwood and from that moment I knew this was an organization I wanted to be involved with. That was 17 years ago and the dream of that first night has blossomed into a reality and a community of which I am proud to be a part!

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