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

Prelude

Monday, November 20, 9:00am

Opening Reception: Saturday, Dec 2, 6 - 8pm
Exhibition runs: 
Monday, November 20 - Friday, December 8                      

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 20, artwork may be purchased in person, online, or over the phone at (505) 242-6367.

Participating Artists:
Lea Anderson, Adam Billie, Joel Davis, Jane Gordon, Jonathan Guiney, Danny Hart, Eric Haskins, Eric J. Martinez, Cecilia McKinnon, Candy Nartonis, and David Santiago.

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.

Works for Sale

To purchase any of the following, please pay online > or stop by Harwood. We are open from 9a - 5p Monday - Thursday and 9a-4p Friday.

Lea Anderson
CHILL PARTICLE
graphite and mixed media on paper
$1,050

 

 

 

 

Adam Billie
Albuquerque Monument #3 – 23K
mixed media - photographed/ illustrated and hand-embellished Giclee on canvas
$1,500

 

 

 

 

 

Adam Billie
Albuquerque Monument #4 – De Anza
mixed media - photographed/ illustrated and hand-embellished Giclee on canvas
$2,000

 

 

 

Joel Davis
Sculptural Corner Shelf
wood assemblage
$800
optional consultation / installation $30/hr
 

 

 

 

Jane Gordon
Untitled (Paint it Gold)
felt, ceramic slip, glaze, spray paint
$2,600
optional consultation $200, installation $30/hr

 

 

 

Jane Gordon
Untitled (functional ceramic wares)
red stoneware, local wood ash glaze
$200 for whole set

 

 

 

 

Jonathan Guiney
Stick Chair
baltic birch plywood, steel, brass shellac
$395 SOLD

 

 

 

 

Danny Hart
Untitled (Lights)
walnut veneer with latex paint, pine brackets, aluminum rivets
$295 each or three from $750

 

 

 

 

Danny Hart
Jewelry (left to right, top to bottom)
$55 cotton cord, burnt olive and brass
$60 cotton cord, burnt walnut -
$75 burnt walnut, cotton cord, brass SOLD
$75 burnt walnut, brass tube, bronze chain SOLD
$85 burnt olive, brass tube, bronze chain
$50 burnt walnut, brass tube, bronze chain,14k gold-filled chain
$55 burnt olive, brass tube, bronze chain SOLD
$65 burnt olive, brass tube, bronze chain,14k gold-filled hook SOLD

 

Eric Haskins
Arc Chair 1
$850

 

 

 

 

 

Eric Haskins
Arc Chair 2
$850

 

 

 

 

 

Eric Haskins
Bent Plate Table – Raw Steel
$450

 

 

 

 

 

Eric Haskins
Bent Plate Table – Steel / Copper
$850

 

 

 

 

 

Eric Haskins
Clocks
$100 each 

 

 

 

 

 

Eric J. Martinez
Cloud
$600
optional $50 installation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eric J. Martinez
Culpability and Cooperation
$200 SOLD

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cecilia McKinnon
Machine Repair
found machine parts and silk floss
$100 each or three for $275

 

 

 

 

Candy Nartonis
Box Inverted
found box, plaster, India ink
$180 each or three for $450

 

 

 

Candy Nartonis
Fuinki Sisters
cast iron
$190 each or three for $500

 

 

 

Candy Nartonis
Spirit Doors
Wood
$290 each or three for $700

 

 

 

 

David Santiago
Orion
charcoal, pastel, acrylic, NARS blush, and Urban Decay on birch
$3,200

 

 

 

About the Artists

Lea Anderson has exhibited throughout New Mexico and the United States, as well as internationally in Bangkok, Thailand in 2010. A recipient of numerous awards for her artwork, she was also awarded “Albuquerque Local Treasure” in 2010. In 2013, Anderson was the Guest Curator for the exhibition Flatlanders and Surface Dwellers at 516 ARTS in Albuquerque. Fluent in both two-and three-dimensional visual languages, she recently created MERIDIAE, a monumental installation piece for the Albuquerque Museum as their 2015 Summer Artist-in-Residence, and just completed her latest solo show Cavern of Curiosities in Santa Fe in July 2016.

Adam N. Billie is a screen printer and owner of Ultimate Reality Design. Adam, Diné, has a B.F.A. from The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico in fine arts and art history. He also studied Indigenous Liberal Studies at The Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Joel Allen Davis is a sculptor and mosaic artist from Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is best known for his meticulous geometric, figurative, and abstract mosaic tile and stonework. His current body of work, however, is an amalgamation of found objects, distressed wood, and steel sculptural forms resembling organic totems or cacti. Joel’s work has a strong sense of balance and achieves a feeling of motion within the ridged parameters of the materials, a skill he has honed in his 20 + years of working in the construction and fabrication industries. Joel is obsessed with re-purposing discarded objects, and feels that the process of scavenging for materials and the emotions put forth during the creation of a piece are equally as important as a complex narrative. Often, the found object suggests the finished piece.

Jane Gordon completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Ceramics emphasis at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, in 2006. She moved to Albuquerque in January 2010 to attend the Master of Fine Arts program at the University of New Mexico, focusing on the Art & Ecology Area and participating in the 2011 Land Arts of the American West program. Coming from the “land of 10,000 lakes” to the high desert was a huge shift, and provided as many challenges as it did inspirations. She is currently an educator teaching ceramics at UNM, as well as an artist assistant, administrative assistant, farm worker, and activist. Each of these duties have resonances in her art practice. Jane loves her sweet husband, and enjoys cooking, eating, and sharing delicious food, losing herself in a good novel, and singing in the studio. Jane considers her work ethic an important facet of her personality, but is constantly striving for balance to generate a fulfilling and productive life.

Jonathan Guiney is a woodworker and the woodshop manager at Escuela del Sol Montessori and Harwood Art Center. When we saw the beautiful furniture Guiney makes, we asked him to be a part of the Prelude exhibition. He generously donated this chair for our fundraising efforts.

Danny Hart was born and raised in New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment. Spending his childhood in Santa Fe cultivated his passion for creative processes and design. He later studied Architecture at the University of New Mexico, which allowed his appreciation for design to manifest into a functional practice. After school he worked for 12 years as a finish carpenter, which allowed him to hone his skills as a craftsmen.

Architect, designer, and maker Eric Haskins is an Albuquerque native and resident who has designed furniture and objects since the early 1990s. He is currently in-house architect for Heritage Hotels and resorts. Additional work can be viewed at instagram.com/eric_haskins.

The world around Eric J. Martinez has been framed by his family’s rural livestock farm and his great uncle's love of folk art and traditional carpentry. The New Mexico native saw the events of 9/11 as a naive and romantic call¬-to-¬action. Those travels and experiences in war shaped his early adulthood in such away that he turned further toward his rural New Mexican upbringing to traverse the deep cultural chasms that he faced on the battlefield, After seven years of service, he moved back to home pursue art with the hopes of using his unique experiences to serve New Mexico and to raise a family.

Cecilia McKinnon is an intermedia artist and curator based in Albuquerque, NM. Cecilia completed her BFA at the University of New Mexico, and also studied at Concordia University, with the Bread and Puppet Theater, and in the Land Arts of the American West program. She is a longtime puppet enthusiast, musician, collector of garbage, and taker of long walks. She is a member of several collectives, including noise performers Milch de la Máquina, women’s music festival Gatas y Vatas, and most currently GRAFT, an art and curatorial collective based out of Barelas neighborhood in Albuquerque.

Candy Nartonis lives and works in Albuquerque. Her work bridges the gap between abstract and altered imagery. Twice a Tamarind visiting artist, her practice includes installation, printmaking, painting, and sculpture. Making statements of meaning and relevance is the point, while the materials are less of a driving force. Her recent work is included in portfolios such as Pocahontas meets Hello Kitty (with Native American men and women); The Art Connection Collection; The Boston Printmakers’ Translations (2006); The Boston Portfolio for the Southern Graphics Council (2004); Varied Voices; EES Members Lighten Up; and States of the State: A Contemporary Survey of American Printing. A work on paper is included in Re-riding History: from the Southern Plains to the Matanzas Bay, curated by Emily Arthur, Marwin Begaye and John Hitchcock. This travelling show is currently travelling, having it’s first show at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum at Flagler College in Saint Augustine, Florida.

David Santiago was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM, and spent his early years as a Hawaiian shirt wearing – rolly-back pack pulling superfan of the film Titanic. Eventually, David forsook the former and embraced the latter, becoming a charcoal artist specializing in female portraiture. When not drawing his French girls, he derives inspiration from his southwest surroundings, and influence from his father, a rock sculptor, whose passion for his work bleeds into David’s dedication to his own. A graduate of the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, David discovered many of the techniques and mediums he still uses, as well as a love of art, and work ethic that can only be born from architecture school’s rigorous sleep depriving demands during his college tenure. David is the exclusive artist of Tractor Brewing Company, and has shown, and been published nationally. For David, Art is a passion, constantly evolving through artistic experimentation and experience. Each piece is defined not only as a final product, but also through the process, materials, and ideas that went into its creation. In observing a glimpse of its wood grained origin within the final product, viewers are allowed to be part of the artistic journey and reflect on their own path to that moment. It allows them to delve deeper, be reflective, exposed, naked with the art.

11th annual 12x12 exhibition & fundraiser

Saturday, December 02, 6:00pm

Fundraiser & Exhibition Opening: Saturday, December 2, 6 - 8pm
Exhibition Runs: December 2 - 8, 2017

An exquisite evening of art, live music, and tasty treats from our favorite restaurants. Over 200 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 larger 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 30 from 5:30 - 7p
All current members, participating artists and their guests are invited. Give us a call (505-242-6367) to make sure that your membership is up to date.

January Exhibitions

Friday, January 05, 6:00pm

Opening Reception: Friday, January 5, 6 - 8pm
Exhibition Dates: January 5 - 25, 2018

WHEN LIFE BECOMES FLORAL: ZAHRA MARWAN
Zahra Marwan creates artwork based on stories and imagery found in her immediate environment. The works in When Life Becomes Floral reflect Marwan’s recent loss of her father and the devastation she felt afterwards. While all the foliage around her was beginning to bloom, she found herself asking the question, “How can I feel so much pain and life be so beautiful?” Her work illustrates her value of lightheartedness, her humor and her ability to find optimism in face of adversity. {main gallery}

PATH THROUGH THE FOREST: BILL SKRIPS
Using a combination of carved and painted wooden forms, aged metal, found objects and various bits, Bill Skrips seeks to convey narrative in his sculptural work. At times literal and sometimes abstract, the “stories” the artwork tells can come across as apparent or obscure. Influenced by outsider and folk art, Skrips strives for a union between the humorous and the dark, which reflects his personal view of the world. The work rarely edifies or draws conclusions: He prefers to pose the questions and stand back. {front gallery}

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

BILL SKRIPS
Raised in the wilds of blue-collar New Jersey, Bill attended art school in NYC, then moving there for the art scene. He spent 27 years in NYC, eventually finding urban life overwhelming. He left Soho, returned to NJ and began to work with found materials (influenced by his father, who saved everything), combining these bits and pieces with painting, carving and welding. He married, bought a home and settled into domestic life. He began showing work nationally. He won a state fellowship, which temporarily freed him from part-time jobs. Selling work from both studio and gallery also helped with finances. A divorce, his parents’ passing and a milestone birthday prompted a move west to New Mexico with his then-friend, now wife, Laura. These days, he work out of a storefront in Cerrillos. For Bill, the effort spent making art is like breathing rather than a chore–not always pure joy, but never far from it.

www.billskrips.com

Bill’s reflections on the exhibition:  

“Using a combination of carved and painted wooden forms, aged metal, found objects and various bits, I seek narrative in my sculptural work. At times literal and sometimes abstract, the “stories” the artwork tells can come across as apparent or obscure. Influenced by outsider and folk art, I strive for a union between the humorous and the dark, which reflects my personal view of the world. The work rarely edifies or draws conclusions: I prefer to pose the questions and stand back. The resulting playfulness of this approach is balanced by the grittiness of my materials.

The gratification of transforming, mixing and mingling found materials into my work feels like I’m making good on some old promise or spiritual debt. The found elements and fragments, with their soiled qualities, imperfections and unknowable history, help to drive the work.

At times it seems like I’m channeling a character straight out of Dickens, a rag-picker, choosing up the broken down and the tattered, looking for a good fit….” – Bill Skrips

ZAHRA MARWAN
Zahra 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.

Zahra’s reflections on the exhibition:
“I create my work based on stories and imagery from whichever environment I find myself in. I grew up valuing being lighthearted, full of humor, and finding optimism in face of adversity.

Last Spring, I lost my father. It is my first experience dealing with the death of someone I love so much. When I returned from his burial and funeral, I was devastated. The foliage in Albuquerque was beginning to bloom, and the city changing with the season. A question I kept asking myself was “how can I feel so much pain and life be so beautiful?”

HARWOOD STORIES

MAUDE ANDRADE
MAUDE ANDRADE

Current Studio Artist

Harwood Art Center is my sanctuary and my connection to the community.  It’s unusual and amazing to have these opposing forces satisfied in one place.  The Harwood community enriches my life because of studio artists, staff, teachers, and exhibits. Through classes at the Harwood Art Center and mentoring from influential New Mexico artists, I began painting in 2005.  My paintings have been included in exhibits at the Albuquerque Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe, Mariposa Gallery in Albuquerque, and Patina Gallery, in Santa Fe.

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