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August 2019

First Friday ARTScrawl (August 2nd; 5-8pm)

Ghostwolf brings you the work of four Local Treasure recipients! The Local Treasures program honors artists that represent Albuquerque’s diverse art scene and who give back to their community. Join the gallery in congratulating artist and gallerist Amy M. Ditto as the newest member of our roster to be awarded the honor, and also enjoy the work of honorees Roe LiBretto, Laura Wacha, & Denise Weaver Ross!

You can also catch the formal award ceremony at the Albuquerque Convention Center at 1pm, Sunday August 18th, during the Albuquerque Art Showcase! Full list of honorees: Vicki Bolen, Joy Brinkley-Hill, Carol Carpenter, Joel Davis, Amy M. Ditto, Carol Estes-Nowlin, Tricia Love, & Carol Sanchez. Congratulations to all!

Reception: 5 pm to 8 pm. Light refreshments.
Exhibition runs through August 31, daily from 11 am to 6 pm.

“Stormchaser” by Amy M. Ditto
Image #4 in the “After Oz” series

WHERE: Albuquerque Convention Center
WHEN: August 16-19 (Friday 10-6; Saturday & Sunday 10-5, Monday 10-4)

The Albuquerque Art Showcase is coming up fast, and Ghostwolf will be in booths A6 & B10 directly across from each other. Attending artists include: Jeanette Cook, Amy M. Ditto, Gabriela Henner, Roe LiBretto, Christa Stephens, Greta Stockebrand, Janice Trimpe, Laura Wacha, Heather Ward, & Denise Weaver Ross.

The show will open with a gala event on August 15th. Twenty-percent of sales made on this evening will benefit the Children’s Cancer Fund of New Mexico. Mayor Tim Keller will be in the house, as will the fun, funky jazz stylings of Le Chat Lunatique! Tickets to this event are $100 and must be purchased in advance, which can be done so via the web (here).

About the showcase:
Galleries, guilds, and hundreds of artists will come together for this new fine art show to showcase their creative and diverse talents. This is the first time that all of Albuquerque’s visual arts organizations will be housed under the same roof. These include: New Mexico Water Color Society, New Mexico Pastel Society, Rio Grande Arts Association, and the New Mexico Plein Air Painters Association. The Showcase will take place in the southwest exhibit hall of the Albuquerque Convention Center right across from Civic Plaza.


WHERE: Orpheum Community Hub, 500 2nd St SW
WHEN: Monday, August 12th (1:30-2:30)

The City of Albuquerque and Homewise will celebrate the mural created by Ghostwolf artists Denise Weaver Ross and Roe LiBretto in a dedication ceremony to be held Monday August 12 from 1:30 to 2:30 pm. The ceremony is to be held at the mural site, the headquarters of Homewise, at 500 2nd Street SW, Albuquerque.

The Orpheum Community Hub mural is situated at the gateway to Barelas, along Coal Avenue between 1st and 2nd Streets. It represents the history of the community from its railroad years to its current role as a film location site. It was a complex project that took more than 16 months of planning and execution. When you see the mural site, you’ll see why it was a real test of Denise and Roe’s skill, physical endurance, and patience. Now they’re ready to celebrate!

To learn more about the history of Barelas, as it’s represented in Denise’s mural design, we encourage you to read Roe’s July 17 journal entry here. If you missed the making of the mural backstory, check out Roe’s May 27 journal entry here.


WHERE: Santa Fe Community Gallery
WHEN:  June 14- September 12, 2019 (Opens June 14, 5-7pm)


WHERE: Museum of Geometric & Madi Art, Dallas, TX
WHEN:  July 26 – Oct 20, 2019


We are delighted to announce that the contemporary work of Janice Trimpe is back at Ghostwolf! Those that have followed our gallery for awhile will recall that we lost this lovely and immensely talented soul recently to cancer. Janice was an internationally collected and renowned artist with large-scale installations across Southeastern Michigan. She was a diverse sculptor that produced commissioned works for the likes of Baryshnikov. Her estate has agreed to share with us a limited number of her remaining pieces for sale. These are genuinely a collector’s dream at very reasonable pricing. While we are wont to covet them for ourselves, if you missed your chance a couple of years ago to pick up one of these dynamic pieces, you’ve got another opportunity! Come see why collectors world-wide adored her work.

“Sun Goddess” by Janice Trimpe


Today is the last day to vote for your favorite Albuquerque businesses, and we hope you’ll give us a shout out! Thank you so very, very much friends! You will find the “Best Gallery” Category under “Local Fun”.


If you haven’t gotten the word yet, Old Town ARTScrawl galleries have teamed up with Old Town Restaurants, to make your First Friday even more fun! Visit 5 or more of our 7 participating galleries and get your brochure signed or stamped and get 15% off at Gobble This, or FREE Truffle Fries with purchase at The High Noon Restaurant and Saloon!

Come out and see some of the best of Albuquerque’s art scene and support local small businesses in our charming, walkable, historical district. There’s music every Friday night on the plaza, making this the perfect summer night out.

About The AABA:
Since 1990, the Albuquerque Arts Business Association (AABA) has presented ARTScrawl self-guided tours by district. Ghostwolf has been a member of this fantastic group since our inception in 2016!

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