Gallery Shows

  • Holly Roberts, Adam and Eve
    From Uncharted Territory, March 2014

  • Orlando Leyba, Cuerda 
    from Overlap, January 2014

  • Rachel Zollinger, Seif, No. 2
    from Re(structure), January 2014

  • Dannee Ashton
    Recycled Heart: Artists of ArtStreet, Feburary 2014

  • Elaine Roy, xxoo Sending My Love
    from Contemporary Contrast, August 2014

  • Maude Adrade, Last Night's Blue Dress
    from Finding Reason, April 2014

  • Margi Weir, Fiscal Forecasting
    from Topical Tapestries, April 2014

  • Alan Paine Radebaugh
    October 2014

  • Ken Frink
    May 2014

  • Karl Hoffman
    May 2014

  • Evan Dent
    September 2014

  • Janet Shagam
    October 2014

August Exhibitions

Friday, August 04, 6:00pm

Featuring Mary Sweet, and Bob & Gloria Mallory

Opening Reception: Friday, August 4, 6 - 8pm
Exhibitions Run: August 4 - August 24, 2017

Mary Sweet: Far Places

Far Places features paintings and woodblock prints of three far-flung and awe-inspiring places in the world: Cathedral Lake in the Maroon Wilderness of Colorado, Greenland, and the Shikoku Japan 88 Temple Trek. Mary believes the land provides us with everything from sustenance to solace, and yet we treat it as a disposable commodity. Mary’s paintings and prints are her way of spreading the importance and beauty of nature in the world.

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Bob & Gloria Mallory: We Paint What We See (In Space & Mind)

We Paint What We See is a reflection of Bob & Gloria’s individual personalities. Bob’s subdued and carefully rendered watercolor paintings depicting built and environmental structures convey his modest, intelligent, and inquisitive nature, while Gloria’s dynamic acrylics speak to the infinite ways we perceive reality and depict her intellectual inquiry into the mysteries of Spirit and Nature. Through their work, both artists illustrate their mutual passion for artistic exploration and learning, as well as a lifetime of shared adventures.

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About the artists

Mary Sweet

Mary Sweet has been a painter all her life, in watercolor and acrylics, and a woodblock printer since 1993. Landscape is her main interest. She received both Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Art from Stanford University. She has lived in Tijeras, NM since 1970. Mary has been in many one person and juried shows, including Introductions ‘76, Biennial, 2008 and Albuquerque Now, 2009 at the Albuquerque Museum; American Artist Magazine Golden Anniversary National Art Competition and Exhibition, 1987; Gilman, 2005 and 30 Views of Mt. Taylor, 2010 at Harwood Art Center. In 2006 she was included in Landscapes of New Mexico, Campbell & Deats, UNM Press and 100 Artists of the Southwest, Douglas Bullis, Schiffer Publishing Ltd. Mary’s work can be seen at Weyrich Gallery, Albuquerque. She has taught woodblock workshops for Harwood Art Center and the New Mexico Art League.

“The landscape has always been my primary inspiration. As a child I spent summers on my grandparents’ farm and treasured those days. I went hiking and camping as a Girl Scout. I always loved mountains, first Ohio’s gentle hills and then the grandeur of the Rockies and the West. When still a teenager I discovered the pull of the canyons and deserts and learned to love the wild places where there is time to see and hear and think.

“The land provides us with everything from sustenance to solace and yet we treat it as a disposable commodity and do not respect it or nature. My art work is my way of saying: This is what I saw and it is important and I want you to see it too.” – Mary Sweet

Mary’s reflections on the exhibition: 
“These are three places I have visited in the last several years, Cathedral Lake, Greenland, and Shikoku, Japan.

“Cathedral Lake is not so far away in distance, being in a Colorado Wilderness Area but you get there on foot up a pretty steep trail. It is one of my favorite places in the world and I have been there a number of times, including twice in 2015. It inspires reverence in me.

“I paint or print the places that inspire me, places of nature and spectacular scenery. I have been told often that serious artists can no longer paint landscapes, which are now only for Sunday Painters. Nonsense. Landscapes remind us of our heritage of Thoreau, Teddy Roosevelt, Tecumseh and John Muir. People are so indoors and so urban now that they forget. If there was ever a time to say landscapes are important, it is now, in an era of rampant environmental destruction.

“I wanted to go to Greenland to see Glaciers and Polar Bears before they were all gone. My husband and I went in 2016, on a small ship tour that was able to visit remote fjords. It was as spectacular a place as I believe exists on earth. Unfortunately, the future doesn’t look good. I’m grateful we got to go and for all we got to see.

“In 2015 we went to Shikoku, Japan to do part of the 88 Temple Trek with a hiking group out of Oregon. This is a Pilgrimage, founded by the Japanese Buddhist Saint, Kobo Daishi (774 - 835 A.D.). I first heard of him and the Pilgrimage in 2009 at his headquarters on Mt. Koya, Japan. He brought Shingon Buddhism over from China after a perilous trip, but was also a man of many talents: artist, sculptor, engineer, healer, believer that women too could become enlightened, and in education for all children. He revered nature, as befitted his Shinto heritage as well. The Pilgrimage is a slice of a very old piece of the world as it used to be and is respectful of the nature that it inhabits. The Japanese landscape seemed to call for woodblock prints, printed Japanese style with baren and watercolor inks.

“The landscape may lead me to the media I use, painting or print. I’m told my paintings look like prints and my prints like paintings. I like both media so that’s okay.” – Mary Sweet

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Bob Mallory

Bob Mallory is a practicing architect, and to-date continues a 65-year career. Bob was a partner at Stevens, Mallory, Pearl and Campbell for 45 years; after retiring he joined Rohde, May, Keller and McNamara as Senior Architect. Bob is currently a member of the American Institute of Architects and has served on the New Mexico Board of Examiners for Architects. Bob’s work as an architect reflects the careful attention to detail shown in his watercolors. For many years he has quietly created a treasure-trove of plein air studies of atmospheric landscapes, natural phenomena, and architectural structures.

Gloria Mallory

A 71-year resident of Albuquerque, Gloria Griffin Mallory’s schooling in Albuquerque began at the Harwood Girls’ School (now Harwood Art Center). Her pursuit of education gained a BFA in Theatre, an MA in English and a PhD in Linguistics and Statistics. During her extensive career, Gloria has worked as a teacher, as the Director of the Albuquerque Urban Observatory at UNM, as Headmistress of Manzano Day School, and as President and Head of School at Menaul School. After retiring, she began painting in 2007. Gloria’s paintings reflect her intellectual pursuit of “ways of knowing” in different realms and other orders of meaning.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Friday, September 08, 5:30pm

September

Artist Talk & Opening Reception: Friday, September 8, 5:30 - 8pm
Exhibitions Run: Septemeber 8 - 28, 2017

Main Gallery
DUALITY, a group exhibition produced by women artists through workshops with lead artist Jodie Herrera

Front Gallery
Invitation exhibition of women artists

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October

Opening Reception: Friday, October 6, 6 - 8pm
Exhibitions Run: October 6 - 26, 2017

Main Gallery
S(and) - Group Show, participating artists are, Lea Anderson, Shawn Turung, Stephanie Lerma, Rachel Popowcer, Jessamyn Lovell, Cedra Ardec, Valerie Roybal, Angela Berkson, Dana Kleinman, Kelly Eckel, Sally Condon, Jill Christian

Front Gallery
Helen Cozza

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December

Opening Reception: Saturday, December 2, 6 - 8pm
Exhibitions Run: December 2 - 8, 2017

Both Galleries: ((12x12))

September Exhibitions

Friday, September 08, 6:00pm

Featuring Jodie Herrera and Collin Troy

Opening Reception: Friday, September 8, 6 - 8pm
Exhibitions Run: September 8 - 28, 2017

Jodie Herrera: Duality

Duality features Jodie Herrera's inspiring portraits of three local women and their stories of hardship, survival, and resilience. Herrera’s paintings strive to serve and celebrate the beauty and resilience of the women she has the honor of working with. She hopes that the paintings can provide a source of strength and inspiration for others, especially when it comes to seeking help. For this exhibit, Herrera collaborated with three local initiatives to source her subjects: The Refugee Well Being Project at The University of New Mexico, Solace Crisis Treatment Center and with the creators of Walking the Healing Path, an indigenous activist documentary film. This collaboration was formed with the intention of highlighting just a few of the many helpful and educational resources New Mexico has to offer and to demonstrate the powerful effects they have on the people of our community. {front gallery}

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Jodie Herrera, Collin Troy & Community Participants: Missing Persons

Missing Persons is a community generated art installation developed by lead artist Jodie Herrera and collaborating artist Collin Troy.  Herrera and Troy held multiple art workshops at community events throughout the last year including REZILIENCE Indigenous Arts Experience (REZARTX) and Harwood’s Encompass: A Multigenerational Arts Event. They invited people to create “Missing Persons” style posters that are meant to express what they feel is missing in our community, our country and our world.  These posters are used to form a large-scale assembly that recreates the look of a post-disaster missing persons wall.  The collaborative installation not only offers a reflection on what is missing, but offers a visual reference of the issues affecting our community and seeks to inspire individuals to become more active in working to create a better future. {main gallery}

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About the artists

Jodie Herrera

Jodie Herrera is a visual artist and curator from Taos, New Mexico. She is of both Native and Hispanic descent. Herrera works as an illustrator, muralist, a mixed-media artist, and curator, while predominantly focusing on oil painting.

Herrera has been a visual artist all of her life and formally started painting in 2011. Jodie’s complete career in painting has been an homage to the female experience. Herrera’s oil paintings are semi-photorealistic figurative works, portraying women who are going through or have persevered through trauma. As part of her process, Herrera takes great care with each story and builds a personal and supportive relationship with each of her participants. Within her paintings, Herrera incorporates symbolism relevant to her model’s interests and heritage to visually narrate their stories. By providing a platform for her subjects to share and own their stories, Herrera hopes to give back a source power that may have once had power over them.

Herrera received her BFA with honors from the University of New Mexico in 2013, with a focus in oil painting. She currently resides in Albuquerque, NM, where she works as a professional artist, Creator of Women Across Borders, Co-Curator for The Pop-Up Collective and freelance curator/curatorial consultant. Women Across Borders is an International Arts and Activism project, where Herrera travels to diverse destinations around the world. In this project, Herrera connects with women to share their stories of resilience through her work, while creating resources for her participants. The Pop-Up Collective utilizes Albuquerque's vacant and unique spaces to host Pop-Up art exhibitions.

Herrera’s art has been featured in such settings as The Anderson Museum of Contemporary Arts, The Art and History Museum of Santa Cruz, The Albuquerque Museum, 516 Gallery, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe, among many others.

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Collin Troy

Collin Troy is a New Mexico-born artist, musician and small business owner. He is best known for his musical career in Albuquerque and abroad, performing as Eph Sharpe of local pioneering Hip-Hop group 2bers. He is also the co-owner of The Octopus & The Fox, a boutique that carries over 40 different local artists and crafters goods, and acts as a vital resource to the creative community in Albuquerque. He is currently working a new series of mixed-media woodburning art, as well as new solo musical work.

HARWOOD STORIES

Barbara Grothus

Former Harwood Artist


I remember when the Harwood was a big empty building and Friedje had recruited a few people from the community to brainstorm about what it might become. The art community was large; studio and gallery spaces were limited. A match was made, and as the space filled up, the vision evolved. Albuquerque United Artists had an office, and held exhibitions during the 1990s. In 2000, I collected burned relics from the Cerro Grande fire.The Harwood had a space available, and though I have always had my own studio (OK, those burned things were sooty), I rented a studio there while I worked on some ideas. Eventually, I had two shows about the fire The Harwood also awarded me an exhibition in 2005. That was a true honor. The place has been part of my life for the entire time it has existed as a “home for art and artists.

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