Our first annual Chroma Fest (celebrating 4 years in business) begins tonight with an art show/open studios event at our Central location (1606 Central Ave SE suite 201). 5 – 9pm we open the doors at our artist studios, several of the resident artists will be there to share their studios and work. We also have a handful of artists that previously showed their work with us at Chroma Gallery. Refreshments and a good time will be had by all!
This week is our First Friday Art Opening. Our featured artist for August is Jacqui Lewnes and her show of Contemporary Motorcycle Drawings, "Keeping it Shiny Side Up". Jacqui has shown her work in the past here at Chroma Studios Gallery, but never like this! This new series of motorcycle drawings is awesome! You may have seen her monotypes of animals; cats, dogs, birds, etc. Just for fun, she will ride her motorcycle in to the gallery on Friday… Continue
Tonight is the Downtown Artscrawl Friday! We have an art reception happening in the gallery from 6-10pm. Refreshments as always plus you have the chance to meet and greet some of our gallery artists. We have lots of great new art hanging this month including June's featured artists, Chris Baca Rodriguez and Karl… Continue
May 1st was our first opening at our new space on Roma. After three weeks of 12-14 hour days and lots of work, our First Friday opening was a huge hit. We just adore our new space on the corner of 1st and Roma! Chroma on Roma, according to everyone I talked with at the opening, is now THE "IT" place here in Albuquerque. Naturally, I think so, but I'm a little biased. So, it was great to hear it from the many new visitors and our regulars alike.… Continue
"Among Surrealist techniques exploiting the mystique of accident was a kind of collective collage of words or images called the cadavre exquis (exquisite corpse). Based on an old parlor game, it was played by several people, each of whom would write a phrase on a sheet of paper, fold the paper to conceal part of it, and pass it on to the next player for his contribution. The game was adapted to… Continue
Added by Mary Tafoya on February 27, 2009 at 8:10pm —
"The National Atomic Museum will move its largest artifact, a B-52B bomber, to its new location in southeast Albuquerque on January 10 and 11, 2009. The historic plane has been stored at the Museum’s previous location on Kirtland Air Force Base.
The plane wings will be hauled in pieces by tractor-trailer two miles to the new Museum location at Eubank and Southern Blvds. SE in… Continue
In the gallery/studio today, yes, on a holiday, to get the January show up and the gallery ready for tomorrow's opening reception. The First Friday reception will be open from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. The show will be up for the entire month of January.
Our January featured artist, Nick Harmon, is showcasing 8 new pieces including the entry way floor, and an amazing 7 piece backlit acrylic series that's sure to please.
Nick Harmon is owner of FHAB Concepts, and developer of Fresco… Continue
In November we are featuring a show of Albuquerque Photographers. Our featured artist for the month is Susan See, also included in the show are Jean O'Neill, Raine Klover, Kirk McGee, Dawn Allynn, Nick Giannotto, and a couple others. If you are in the area, please stop by for our opening reception on November 7th from 5-8:30… Continue
....Then come by Chroma Studios and Gallery for our "Feathers and Flowers" Show. This is our first show as a member of the Albuquerque Arts Crawl. We are excited about our new gallery which expands Chroma Studios into a downstairs space with easy access for everyone. We have plenty of free parking! Come by and have a peek into the working studios of our artists and see the featured work of Chroma founders, Josephine Brionez de Flores and Paula… Continue
Since I had the day off anyway, I went to the grand opening of Pro's Ranch Market. I got there 15 minutes before the opening and it was already insane! There were essentially no parking spots anywhere (and it is a HUGE parking lot). Then the line went all the way from the doors through some back-and-forth disneyland/airport security style lines, and then… Continue
Tonight Eck, the Grumbeckle, and I attended the Pro's Ranch Market pre-grand-opening celebration.
We were greeted by a crowd of eager neighbors, vendors, and local VIPs, waiting to get in the front door. Among them were politicians including City Councilor Ken Sanchez, State Representative Mo Maestas, and Alan Armijo, former City Councilor and current County… Continue
This past Friday was our Grand Opening art show and open studios event. Most of the photos posted were taken before and after the show. I had planned to take more during the show, but the place was so crowded and I was so busy talking with our guests that I ended up putting the camera away.… Continue
Plans are now well under way for the Grand Opening Art show for Chroma Studios! The opening will be the first Friday in June or June 6th at 5:30 - 8:30pm. There will be more information coming soon. Interviews of the different resident artists with studio spaces here at Chroma are coming soon, so stay tuned.
The artists currently working at Chroma are;
Paula Manning-Lewis, Josephine Brionez de Flores, Diane Reitz, Arthurine Pierson, Aaron Lewis, Barak Naggan, Vashti B… Continue