I am proud to announce that I am the new curator of Pacific Exhibits, a micro-gallery in Downtown Albuquerque. This space is an 8' x 5' x 1' window in the historic Pacific Building at 215 Gold Avenue. I already have a great lineup planned for the next few months, including Albuquerque artists Scott Krichau, Dan Fuller, and Lea Anderson. For my first exhibit, I installed two of my own paintings. I figured that in getting to know and work with the space, it was best to use myself as a guinea pig. If you are in Downtown Albuquerque, swing by and check it out. The building is across the street from Gold Street Caffe.
My friend Scott Krichau, a talented artist himself, has opened a small gallery in a complex that he owns. It is a bit out of the way, but not too far from Downtown Albuquerque. For what I believe is the third show at the gallery, he invited 12 artists to produce artworks utilizing 12" x 12" birch panels. The works were extremely varied in content and style, but they were all great. And, the piece I included in the show, Sangre, was sold at the opening! Thanks, Scott!
You can check out a gallery of all the works here.
In Microscale is an annual show of miniature artworks hosted by Metallo Gallery in Madrid, NM. The show is now in its fifth year, and the art is as diverse and interesting as ever. This is a fun little show, with lots of affordable work, and it's a great reason to take a day trip to Madrid.
I love visiting Madrid, as it is not only a sleepy town full of history, but it's full of art as well. You can't throw a rock without hitting a gallery (but you probably shouldn't test that out). In addition to the many galleries, a few metaphysical shops, and some pretty unique thrift stores, there are two great restaurants right across the street from one another: The Mine Shaft Tavern and The Hollar. Depending on what you're in the mood for, either is worth a stop for lunch or dinner. The Hollar serves elevated Southern comfort food (I recommend the crispy chicken and grits and the ridiculously huge chocolate tower cake), while the Mine Shaft (can't go wrong with a burger) is a large, classic biker bar that frequently has blues bands on either the indoor or outdoor stage.
Anyway, if you do end up going to Madrid sometime soon, check out In Microscale which will be running through June 2nd.