Gallery Shows | Harwood Art Center

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


Monday, November 19, 9:00am

Opening Reception: Saturday, Dec 1, 6 - 8pm
Exhibition runs: 
Monday, November 19 - Friday, December 14           

We’ve reconceived Prelude, our featured exhibition of our 12x12 Fundraising Exhibition, to highlight the intersections of art, design and daily living. Prelude supports Harwood *and* our collaborating artists, who receive a percentage of sales. Starting Monday, November 19 artwork may be purchased in person, online, or over the phone at (505) 242-6367.

Participating Artists:
Joshua Atlas, Jennifer DePaolo, Chela Gurnee, Annalea Hart, Karl Hofmann, Kenji Kondo, Zahra Marwan, Kevin Pierce, Valerie Roybal, and Pamela Wesolek.

Why 12x12? Your purchases support Harwood’s free community arts education, outreach and professional development programs – multifaceted, immersive offerings shaped by and for participants of all ages, identities, backgrounds and perspectives.

Works for Sale

Prelude works will be for sale November 19 - December 14. During that time, you will be able to purchase works directly > from this page, or in person at Harwood. Thank you for your support!

Joshua Atlas

ink on paper
$300 SOLD

UNTITLED (CROWD)            
ink on paper

ink on paper
$250 SOLD

ink on paper
$50 each

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Jennifer DePaolo

We Three I      
Porcelain pottery set (1 mug, 1 cup and 1 plate)
$155 SOLD

We Three II     
Porcelain pottery set (1 mug, 1 cup and 1 plate)

We Three III     
Porcelain pottery set (1 mug, 1 cup and 1 plate)

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Chela Gurnee

Chakra Triptych Necklace     
Sonoran dendritic rhyolite, garnet and sterling silver

Evolution Necklace            
dendritic agate, 14k gold and sterling silver

Laguna Lace Agate Landscape Cuff Bracelet        
sterling silver and Laguna lace agate

Landscape Jasper Earrings         
landscape jasper, sterling silver and 14k gold balls

Crescent Earrings             
silver and peach moonstone 

Crescent Moon Necklace          
Sonoran dendritic rhyolite, fine silver and sterling silver
$295 SOLD

Dendritic Jasper Ring     
dendritic jasper and fine silver
$220 SOLD

Sonoran Dendritic Rhyolite Ring            
Sonoran dendritic rhyolite, fine silver and sterling silver
$200 SOLD

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Annalea Hart

No Condemnation           
cotton rope and copper pipe

The No. 9            
cotton rope and brass ring
(staghorn fern- $35)            

The No. 11             
cotton rope and brass ring
$75 SOLD
(hoya carnosa - $35) SOLD         

The No. 5            
cotton rope and brass ring
(philodendrons - $40 / pair)   

Lantern 4            
cotton rope and brass ring

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Karl Hofmann

Plein Air              
ink, gouache and watercolor

Some Areas of Interest           
ink, gouache and watercolor
$900 - SOLD

What Looms        
ink, gouache and watercolor

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Kenji Kondo

6-4 Lamp            
laser cut baltic birch plywood

Flat Pak Light Table       
laser cut acrylic
$185 SOLD

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Zahra Marwan

Wednesday's at my Grandpa's House, Al-Adailiya  
watercolor, ink and pen on paper
$850 SOLD

If you've ever wondered what it's like to be married to a sweet + timid Frenchman      
watercolor and pen on paper

Summer Dreams            
watercolor, ink and pen on paper

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Kevin Pierce

Perspex and Perspectives          
acrylic, wire and string

Coniferous Dreams - 1st movement         
found wood, wire and string

Universal Principals           
wire and string

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Pamela Wesolek

The Closest We come to Jupiter; Jasper       
etching and chine colle
$350 SOLD

Sonoran Dendritic Rhyolite          
multiple plate etching and chine colle

Anthropology of Turquiose         
etching and chine colle

Beach Pebbles              
multiple plate etching and chine colle
$350 SOLD

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Valerie Roybal

Untitled (Embroidery Set of 3)         
$150 SOLD

Untitled (Embroidery Set of 2)    
$100 SOLD

Untitled (Embroidery Set of 3)           
$150 SOLD

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About the Artists

Joshua Atlas grew up in Albuquerque and first left NM determined to be a painter (BFA ’01) and to appease a wanderlust. After bouncing around for a while,all those best-laid plans landed a career far removed from the arts. A job opportunity brought him back to NM in 2009 and the thriving arts scene inspired the decision to reconnect with an art community and try to create a stable working environment conducive to a new career and long-term goals as an artist. Beyond studio work, those goals include: collaborations and community work, art related travel and study, and possibly trying a hand at teaching.

Jennifer DePaolo works for a more empathic and equitable society through her studio practice, outreach and collaborative events and projects. She integrates food and pottery through Gathered, a series of pop-up celebrations in partnership with Edible Magazine and local growers, chefs and artists. Together with ceramic artist Jane Gordon she co-founded the What Becomes Project, which received a Fulcrum Fund Award of 516 Arts and the Andy Warhol Foundation to build community through collaborative clay sculpture. Jen partnered with writer and performer Ebony Booth to develop Burque Noir, an annual multi-media showcase for visual and performing artists in Albuquerque who are African American. Her ongoing project, Between You & Me is an experiential installation designed to bring people face-to-face to share differences and examine what we hold in common. Jen earned a Liberal Arts Degree in Art and Writing from Houghton College and later moved to Albuquerque to pursue her MFA at the University of New Mexico where she also studied race, class and gender in American culture. She participated in UNM’s Land Arts of the American West program as a Teaching Assistant and maintains a strong ecological focus in her work. She participates in national invitational and juried exhibitions including: Evocative Garden, NCECA Biennial, Beyond the Brickyard at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana; Small Favors at the Clay Studio in Philadelphia; and Art in Craft Media at the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo. Her writing has been published in Ceramics, Art and Perception and Ceramics Monthly.

Chela Gurnee holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. She began her journey as a jeweler when she took a small metals and jewelry class in 1991 by chance and fell in love with working with metal. She has always loved adorning herself with beautiful things and to be able to make jewelry herself—for herself—was very inspiring. Her studies led her to Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco as well as mentoring with jewelry artist Susan Skinner. Her work consists of sterling silver, gold, semi-precious stones and found objects like pebbles and seaglass. She find that the stones have a story to tell and that each piece becomes a talisman, just waiting for its muse. Her business has grown over the years and you can find her work at 9 different shops and galleries from California to New York as well as on her website and pop-ups and arts shows in the New Mexico area.

Annalea Hart is a fiber artist who currently combines a love for handcrafted macramé with the natural beauty of botanicals. Her collection of plant hangers and wall hangings brings the simple yet gorgeous art of knotted rope to any space. Whether its living room walls, commercial installations, or stage design, Annalea has had the opportunity to turn humble materials into something much more than the sum of their parts. Married to Jesse for over 18 years, she works from her home studio while raising and homeschooling their five children. Annalea's first book releases in early 2019.

Karl Hofmann is a painter and installation artist. His installations are process driven and result from an intention to ‘build’ paintings in three dimensional space. An effort to portray the epic and phenomenal has long driven his composition choices. Art historical movements like Fluxus, Pop, Dada and Expressionism the art of the far East have strong influences in his work. Hofmann holds a BFA from the University of Michigan and an MFA from the University of New Mexico. His work has been the recipient of many awards is in several collections.

After studying sculpture at the University of New Mexico, Kenji Kondo formed Muko Design with Thomas Muchowski which specialized in interior and furniture design in new York City. He later joined Antoine Predock Architect PC and was made an associate in 2006. Here Kondo was introduced to laser cutters and rapid prototyping and was quickly inspired to open his own studio one that was based around these technologies. In 2008, Kondo established his own atelier dedicated to the production of unique and functional objects and local manufacturing. Kondo is also a member of IATSE Local 480 New Mexico and Local 44 Hollywood.

Zahra Marwan grew up in two deserts which vary drastically and have many similarities in culture. One close to the sea, the other close to the mountains. She studied the visual arts in France, and continues various pursuits to further educate herself. She currently lives in the Barelas neighborhood of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and works in her studio at the Harwood Art Center, where she incorporates Kuwaiti tendencies into her daily life.

Kevin Pierce was born in Chicago and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. He is a kinetic sculpture artist currently residing in the East Mountains of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Since the early 1990s, Kevin has been making kinetic art in the form of mobiles, with an emphasis on found objects, sculpted wire and acrylic materials. Inspired by the elements found in his immediate surroundings, Kevin’s mobiles are often created from materials that have unique and well-established histories of their own. It is his intent to honor that history through the interplay of light, shadow and kinetics. He is the recipient of a Gold ADDY Award for his “Fireworks” sculptural installation for TBS Networks. Kevin has previously exhibited his mobiles at the Edna Hart Gallery in Los Angeles.

Valerie Roybal was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and currently lives and works in Albuquerque. Her artwork has been shown in a number and variety of exhibitions and venues including Unraveling Tradition and New Mexico Showcase at 516 ARTS in Albuquerque, and Biennial Southwest '08 at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History. Her work can be seen in the books Cutting Edges: Contemporary Collage (Gestalten, 2011) CUT and PASTE, 21st Century Collage (Laurence King Publishers, 2011), and Freehand: Sketching Tips Drawn from Art (Chronicle Books, 2013).

Pamela Wesolek grew up in Wisconsin and went to college at St.Olaf in Northfield, MN where she learned the art of printmaking. Twenty years ago she moved to New Mexico in search of warmer places to make art. She found New Grounds Print Workshop where she has been primarily doing copperplate etching. The place has since changed hands and is now called Remarque. When she is not in the studio pulling prints she can be found hiking up mountains, rock climbing, or at home with her two kids and husband.

12x12 Exhibitions & Fundraiser

Saturday, December 01, 6:00pm

Fundraiser & Exhibition Opening: Saturday, December 1, 6 - 8pm
Exhibitions Run: December 1 - 7, 2018

An exquisite evening of art and tasty treats from our favorite restaurants. Over 250 youth, emerging and established artists from New Mexico are contributing to this year’s 12x12 exhibitions. We hope you’ll join us for a fundraising celebration featuring:

  •  6”x6” works by student artists of Escuela del Sol Montessori ($36 each)
  •  12”x12” works by emerging and established local artists ($144 each)
  •  PRELUDE: 2D and 3D works by notable New Mexico artists that highlight the intersections of art, design and daily living (prices vary)

Why 12x12?
Your purchases support Harwood’s free community arts education, outreach and professional development programs – multifaceted, immersive offerings shaped by and for participants of all ages, backgrounds and perspectives.

Artist & Member Preview

Thursday, November 29 from 5:30 - 7p
All current members, participating artists and their guests are invited to get a sneak peek of the exhibition. Give us a call (505-242-6367) to make sure that your membership is up to date.

January Exhibitions

Friday, January 11, 6:00pm

Artist Talk: Friday, January 11 at 5:30pm
Opening Reception: Friday, January 11 from 6 – 8pm
Exhibition Runs: January 7 – 24, 2019

Ecce Rat: Jessica Gross

Like us, rats are intelligent social creatures capable of empathetic and selfless behaviors; in psychological experiments, they sacrifice highly-valued rewards to allay the fear and suffering of their fellow rat. Because they have evolved alongside of us for thousands of years, they also carry and transmit human diseases. These characteristics make them an ideal model for biological and social experiments designed to improve our lives, but also make them symbols of fear and disdain. Reflecting the best and worst of us and within us, rats become symbols of both the sacred and the profane. With this work, I ask the viewer to reflect on the similarities between us and rats and to use them to help us understand what we value and revile in one another. {front gallery}

DARK LUSH: Lea Anderson & Rachel Rivera

Rachel Rivera and Lea Anderson’s exhibition, DARK LUSH, embodies the idea of embracing growth and the ability to flourish in the face of darkness and personal turmoil. Rivera’s intricate large-scale figurative graphite drawings are inspired by her experiences navigating grief and single-motherhood. Her figures are burdened by large masses obstructing their face or limbs, yet remain they poised and calm, as if to accept their challenges and keep moving forward. Lea’s installation “Fallout Flowers” is indicative of tenacity and survival. Her paper sculptures are gorgeously crafted and incredibly dark. Up close, the beautiful details and complexities of her work are revealed. Intricate black on black patterns, exquisite shadows and a subtle colorful glow emanate from behind each flower. This work does not reflect the cliché ideas of a Phoenix rising from the ashes, but rather the more pragmatic optimism of resilience, peace and strength in the face of adversity.

Rachel Rivera and Lea Anderson have common themes and inspiration behind their artwork, ranging from personal loss to resilience and vitality. Also, their mark-making is remarkably similar in its intricate lines, tiny circles and organic quality, despite having a very different approach and overall artistic vision (Anderson’s work is colorful, abstract and sculptural. Rivera’s work is monochromatic, figurative and 2D). DARK LUSH highlights how both artists pieces work together and speak in a similar voice. {main gallery}

About the Artists

Lea Anderson, a San Diego native, has lived and worked in the New Mexico art community since 2003. She has exhibited throughout New Mexico and the United States, as well as internationally in Bangkok, Thailand in 2010. She recently created MERIDIAE, a monumental installation piece for the Atrium windows of the Albuquerque Museum as their 2015 Summer Artist-in-Residence. In 2017 Anderson completed artist’s Residencies at Bullseye Glass in Santa Fe and at the Vermont Studio Center.

“My art is like a visual seed that is planted in the observer’s eye, taking root in his/her mind. This generative process is guided by what I consider to be a living, formal language that is given substance by the anamorphic forms I create. The pieces exhibit organic or biological characteristics. The forms expand and pulse with life seeming to mutate and spread. Encapsulated within are textures and patterns: elements that comprise an inner language.” – Lea Anderson

Jessica Marie Gross is a visual artist and anthropologist. Her curiosity in humans and the fundamental underpinnings of our attitudes and behavior toward each other and our surroundings drives both her scientific research and her visual work. She uses sculpture, photography and print to create imagined scenes that highlight our ideas about each other and the natural world. She has a BFA in studio art, an MA and an MS in anthropology, and is currently finishing a PhD in anthropology. She has shown her work in galleries in Colorado, New Mexico, and New York.

“More than any other species, we control the physical environment in which we live. We include plants and animals in our lives but only in the limited ways that we dictate. We surround ourselves with manicured landscapes and domesticated pets, while we destroy fragile ecosystems and drive untold numbers of species to extinction. When we benefit from nature, we embrace it; when it encroaches on our comfort, we destroy it. Using photography, sculpture, and print, my work captures the concomitant exploitation and destruction of the natural world and uses it as a metaphor for our treatment of one another.” – Jessica Gross

Rachel Rivera grew up in Albuquerque, NM. She curated and produced multiple exhibitions for the experimental arts organization High Mayhem in Santa Fe. Her artwork has been shown in several notable galleries and art centers throughout New Mexico. For over a decade, she honed her skills as a high-end frame maker. She restored antique originals and created period replications for museums, galleries and collectors throughout the country. She lives and works in Albuquerque.

“I use art as a means for meditation, often repeating a mark or pattern such as scales, feathers, hair etc. I start with a figure and build hundreds of rows of texture with my marks, like coils of a pot, where the figures head should be. The result looks heavy, awkward and suffocating. Collectively, these marks represent my personal struggle: the very burden that I am able to relieve by meditating and creating art.” – Rachel Rivera

Upcoming Exhibitions

Friday, February 01, 6:00pm

February 2019

Exhibition Runs: February 1 – 21, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, February 1, 6 – 8pm

Recycled Heart: The Artists of ArtStreet, Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless
Bringing the injustice of poverty and homelessness together, Recycled Heart is an exhibit, like all ArtStreet shows, that captures the diverse, distinct, and highly individual response of our artists to community-chosen themes.

ArtStreet artists work with the potential within themselves and discarded materials to create something new. Artists quickly learn to see materials in a new way-enabling them to transform raw material into artwork. The artwork highlights materials that are re-purposed and given a new perspective, much like those who are impoverished or living on the street must do with many materials and situations. {both galleries}


March 2019

Exhibition Runs: March 1 – 28, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, March 1, 5 – 8pm

Encompass: A Multi-Generational Art Event
Featuring four gallery exhibitions, open studios, hands-on art making projects, live music, food trucks, and activities for all ages, Encompass is both a reflection of and an offering to our community.


April 2019

Exhibitions Run: April 5 – 25, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, April 5, 6 – 8pm

From Where We Are Suspended: Hollis Moore
An installation of prints, paintings, and video expose Hollis' inquiry into the question 'what is in our water?' and makes visible the medley of organic, inorganic, storied, imaginative microscopic worlds suspended in the Rio Grande and its acequias and tributaries. {main gallery}

Our Sheets: Danila Rumold
Rooted in the knowing that motherhood and artistic practice are co-creative forces, Rumold blurs the boundaries between family life and art-making to explore the unseen labor of domestic life and the relative invisibility of women artists- yielding intimate portraits of paradox: isolation and connection, oppression and liberation, and becoming and being. {front gallery}


May 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, May 3, 6 – 8pm
Exhibitions Run: May 3 – 30, 2019

Four Printmakers: Aaron Bass, Helen Cozza, Laurel Lampela, & Janet Shagam
Featuring four printmakers living in New Mexico whose work is connected by their love of making hand-pulled prints. Each one utilizes a different approach to printmaking including low relief collagraphs, mokulito (lithography on wood), intaglio and polymer gravure. {main gallery}

People-Watching: Ian Hucke
People-Watching is an exhibit that attempts to bring to life what we all do as we watch people—we wonder about that person's life. The subject of each portrait is a real person, but the biographical vignette comes from what the artist imagines about the person he paints. {front gallery}


June - July 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, June 7, 6 – 8pm
Exhibitions Run: June 7 – July 25, 2019

Surface: Emerging Artists of New Mexico
Harwood Art Center’s annual juried exhibition, professional development and endowed cash awards program for emerging artists currently living and working in New Mexico. Join us at the opening for open artist studios and grab dinner from one of our favorite local food trucks. {main gallery}

Point of Interest: Ruby Troup
Ruby Troup explores wanderlust of the Southwest with sites worth seeing, and places worth stopping. Ruby is the SURFACE: Emerging Artist Award Recipient from 2018. {front gallery}


August 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, August 2, 6 – 8pm
Exhibitions Run: August 2 – 29, 2019

Reyes Padilla: Retablo
Reyes Padilla explores the art form he was first exposed to as a child and incorporates that inspiration into his contemporary work today. {main gallery}

Matthew Bollinger: Psychic Typographies and Guiltless Repetition
Bollinger’s recent works on paper and canvas stem from a conscious appreciation of popular music (Devo, New Order, Sonic Youth, Autechre, Nirvana, Dinah Washington, John Coltrane, etc), and the unconscious collaborative role it plays in his visual experiments. {front gallery}


September 2019

Bridge: Art & Social Justice

Opening Reception: Friday, September 6, 6 – 8pm
Exhibition Runs: September 6 – 26, 2019

Plates Against Patriarchy
Plates Against Patriarchy is a female organized pottery project inspired by the strength and fluidity of clay, and see it as a metaphor for the resilience of women. This installation and community based project will celebrate the resilience of women and endeavor to give voice to our stories. {both galleries}


October 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, October 4, 6 – 8pm
Exhibitions Run: October 4 – 24, 2019

Enwomb: Cameron Krow
Enwomb is a collection of works constructed of natural materials, and photographs of works in the landscape, offering different representations of nests, exploring them as symbols for the womb and which encourage the viewer to examine our personal relationships to mother, planet, home, and body. {main gallery}

Biophilia: Our True Nature by Alison Green
Botanicals have been symbols and archetypes in the human imagination, throughout history and across cultures. Layered and suggestive botanical abstractions come together in encaustic and mixed media paintings and installation. The symbiotic and poetic relationship between humans, plants and nature is explored in this exhibition. {front gallery}


December 2019

Opening Reception & Fundrasing Celebration: Saturday, December 7, 6 – 8pm
Exhibitions Run: December 7 – 13, 2019

12x12 & Prelude
Harwood’s annual fundraising exhibition featuring established, emerging and youth artists from New Mexico. The main event includes live music, hors d’oeuvres, and over 200 works that remain anonymous until sold – for the flat rate of $144 (12”x12”) or $36 (6”x6”). Prelude works are available for a range of fixed prices.


John Garrett
John Garrett


I seem to have known about Harwood Art Center since I moved to Albuquerque in 1996. I have always enjoyed seeing the exhibits there and visiting the studios when they are open to the public. I have taken a couple of classes there, and this last year I have taught a class there myself. This last spring I also had an exhibit of my wire sculptures and wall works at Harwood. I am pleased to contribute work which supports the work of the [Harwood] Art Center.

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