I am a muralist/decorative & fine artist looking to relocate to Albuquerque in early February, 2009. Love the New Mexico art scene and all the surrounding beauty. Have visited 3-4 times in recent years and the call is deafening. Time to leave Wisconsin.
Favorite Thing(s) About Albuquerque:
Climate, adobe, great dining, the Mountains, native american culture, proximity to Santa Fe, Taos and neighboring states.
Yes, please come visit us at the Harwood when you are settled in town. We have a lot of activities, opportunities and resources that may help you settle in here in Albuquerque. We are located downtown at the corner of 7th Street and Mountain Road in a BIG old brick schoolhouse. You can just come on in any day, M-F 9-5. You can visit our website, too, to get an idea of the breadth of stuff we do and how you might engage with us: www.harwoodartcenter.org
We are also a pretty useful resource to connect with other centers/galleries, etc. in town.
Welcome (in advance) to Albuquerque Rick! Checked out your website and love, love, love your pen & ink work. Are you looking for a more urban atmosphere? - there are quite a few loft-like spaces in downtown - not sure how "cheap" they are as they are mostly new construction.
I do know a couple of great place for studios (work only - not work/live) - www.factoryon5.com or chromastudios.wordpress.com