The beginning of the year tends to be slow at the gallery, but it’s super busy behind the scenes. The call for our March “Women’s Work” show went out last month, and is open until February 21st. We’re very excited to see what local women have been working on! You can take a look at the work from all three previous exhibitions here! We also have a call out for a show we’ll be opening in June, entitled “Super Funkadelic”. We wanted to get this one out early, because we wanted to give local artists time to create works specifically for it. Our website is now updated, and you can now purchase works there from four of our artists: Amy M. Ditto, Gabriela Henner, Roe LiBretto, & Denise Weaver Ross! And, several of us are prepping for Spring Exhibitions and Art Fairs in Albuquerque and Santa Fe! Read on to learn more…
FIRST FRIDAY ARTScrawl Friday, February 7th, 2020 (5-8pm)
Life is a game, you live so you play. Follow your dreams and win what your happy heart desires. – Roel van Sleeuwen
Ghostwolf presents “Heart’s Desire”: An examination of our passions and what makes us tick. Light refreshments.
Reception: February 7 (5-8 pm). Show runs through February 29. Daily gallery hours: 11 am to 6 pm.
“Love in Bloom” and “Looking for True Love”, watercolors by Roe LiBretto
CALL FOR ART!
WOMEN’S WORK 2020
It’s that time of year again when we call for female artists in New Mexico to share their work for “Women’s Work”!
March is Women’s History Month, and this exhibition is focused on featuring creative women in a variety of stages of their careers. Submitted artwork for this show has been consistently outstanding, and the exhibition has been a huge hit with the local community. The event has become one of our absolute favorites and we can’t wait to see what local talent has been up to in the past year!
What do you get when you mix Pride Month with an art exhibition? A visual dance party!
Ghostwolf invites local artists to submit their work for a juried exhibition celebrating diversity and inclusion. Artists may be members of the LGBTQIA community OR allies. (Yes, that means pretty much everyone is invited to submit!) We’re looking for both art that is topical to Pride month and that which is joyful, fun, upbeat, and generally Super Funkadelic! We think this show has a ton of potential and hope it will become an annual event.
This call is super early, so we’ll definitely send out additional reminders.
A Walk in the Park, or Not Comments on love by Roe LiBretto
Oh, how many misunderstandings erupt from the L word! It is so colored by our upbringing and trends of the time. We love our neighbor, our child, a song, a rainy day, and a roast beast sandwich. We love the concepts of spiritual practice, quantum mechanics, egalitarianism. We love … ad nauseum. And among those variations of love, lies the most perplexing: romantic love. We may choose to love our neighbor or a concept, or innately love our child, but that romantic thing is like a pothole. We “fall” in love with the person who is the object of our desire. Now that could be lovely, or not, depending on what we’re carrying when we fall. Falling with a rucksack of self-loathing and preconceived expectations is a lot different than falling with a parachute woven of self-knowledge, self-love, and compassion.
Roe LiBretto’s painting, A Walk in the Park – Ganesha Leads Doubting Thomasina Past the Obstacles to Love, invites us to identify what we’re carrying, whether we’re currently in a romantic relationship or looking to fall in love. It reminds us that we must first look past our preconceptions about romantic love and learn about, and love, our self. You can read its full story on her website HERE, and ponder its message as you prepare for your Valentine’s Day tête-à-tête.
Though her original painting found its forever home a few years ago, you can purchase an archival quality giclée at Ghostwolf Gallery or through our website HERE. There are only five prints in this edition and each ships with a copy of the painting’s story and a signed Certificate of Authenticity.
ARTISTS OUT AND ABOUT
DENISE WEAVER ROSS & JEANETTE COOK
AMY M. DITTO
WHAT: New Mexico Artisan Market WHERE: Santa Fe Convention Center, Booth #50 WHEN: 10-5 daily
Join Amy in booth #50 for the first annual New Mexico Artisan Market in Santa Fe over Valentine’s Day weekend. Amy will have the newest piece in the “Flowers & Skulls” and “After Oz” series (both below) on-hand!
“Wisdom of the Four” by Amy M. Ditto
“Cloud Surfing” by Amy M. Ditto
IN THE BOUTIQUE JUST IN TIME FOR VALENTINE’S DAY…
Necklaces by Claudia Chavez
Bags by Roe LiBretto
Pendants by Steve Ferenz
Baby Head Mugs by Laura Wacha
Hand-crafted Glass Jewelry by Denise Elvrum
Fun Pins & Necklaces by Gabriela Henner & Laura Wacha