Spring has truly sprung, and Patio Market in Albuquerque Old Town is looking gorgeous! This First Friday, we begin our Visiting Artist Program, featuring Janet Bothne and her “Floral Grunge” series! Come see Janet’s work throughout May during regular hours: 11-6 daily! Mom will love this exhibit and we will be open on Mother’s Day, so come out and enjoy the flowers inside and outside the gallery! And, if mom isn’t so much into flowers, you know we’ve got all sorts of fun, funky and not-so-flowery works of art and gifts in our gallery! We’ve also got discounts on select work if you’re looking for that last-minute gift. Hope to see you there!
Be well, live artfully!
-Amy & The Ghostwolf Gang
FIRST FRIDAY: JANET BOTHNE |“BOUNCING BACK”
WHERE: Ghostwolf! 206-1/2 San Felipe ST NW STE 3
WHEN: May 7, 2021 (5-8pm)
Abstract painter Janet Bothne began her “Floral Grunge” series over a decade ago.
“I wanted to donate a painting to a friend’s charity auction for Breast Cancer so I challenged myself to create something sophisticated from what’s commonly seen as a juvenile or “saccharin” palette— an array of pinks,” Bothne explains.
The result was a success and working with such a joyful palette inspired the artist to expand the series. “There’s something about these colors that evoke flora and renewal that elevates my mood,” she admits.
During these last months, struggling with the impact of covid, Bothne felt a need to return to this series and create her abstract ‘gardens’ on canvas long before anything began to bloom in New Mexico. The new works employ much more mixed media, likely the result of having more time to play and experiment with various papers, foils, and scraps found around her studio.
“My artistic process involves many layers of paint and the addition of the mixed media is like weaving in bits of buried treasure, some just small glimpses for the viewer to discover, other bits more hidden— just for myself.”
The newest works also underscore Bothne’s desire to delve further into complexity. Inspired by artists like Klimt whose complexity is exceptional, she’s lately been adding detail upon detail for viewers to discover. She adds, “The best compliment I ever get comes from collectors who have purchased a work and then see me years later, saying ‘We still discover something new every time we look at it.”
VOTE EARLY, VOTE OFTEN! ABQ THE MAG “BEST OF CITY”Okay, so you can only vote once, but do us a solid and tell the whole family! We made the top 5 list last year thanks to all of you, and we aim to do it again! Thanks in advance for taking the time to help us gain such valuable visibility! We love you, man! (We really do!)
After thinking long and hard about our timing of this exhibit within the context of what has been a pretty weird year, we’ve decided to move it out to August and alter the theme ever-so-slightly. We suspect we will have A LOT to celebrate and look forward to a great end-of-summer party!
Ghostwolf invites local artists to submit their work for a juried exhibition celebrating well, everything! “Superfunkadelic” is conceptualized as a visual dance party! In normal years, we plan on having the show coincide with Pride month, but this year, we’re going to make it an end-of-summer celebration!
We’re looking for art that is joyful, fun, upbeat, and generally Super Funkadelic!
Please note, the forms still have the old deadline date on them– we’ll get that updated soon– just know the call is OPEN! The confirmation email you receive upon paying fees IS NOT a confirmation of receipt of work. You will receive a second confirmation upon submitting your artwork for consideration. Also, this call is still a bit “far out” (man) so look for more reminders over the summer!
Refashioned clothing by Coreline’s Closet: Roses for mom!
L. BaLoMbiNi / red paint studio Mothers Day open studio SALE Sunday May 9th 10-2:00
Stop in to visit me in my garden shed home studio! Everything is 20% off with lots of new collectables.
117 Richard Rd, Corrales, NM Text her if lost! (207) 266-9634 Happy Mothers Day !
“LET’S MEET IN THE MIDDLE”
P.K.Williams, Rebecca Nolda, Jeanette Cook, and Kate Palmo are exhibiting their collaborative work, “Let’s Meet in the Middle” at the Open Space Visitor Center from May 8, 2021 through July 17, 2021. This exhibition is a collaborative effort between the 4 artists having painted separately (during the pandemic). They then brought the pieces together to form quadtychs that focus on the beauty of nature and the value of friendship and connection.
The Open Space Visitor Center is located at 6500 Coors Blvd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114. Hours: Tuesday – Saturdays from 9 am to 5 pm.
Denise has just completed her 11th work-on-paper in her ongoing Postcards to America series in which she is juxtaposing the postcard image of America with its reality. She is making a large-scale work-on-paper for each of the 50 states (or a city in that state) as well as for Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico.
“New Mexico is known as the Land of Enchantment because of its culture and geography and amazing skies. It is sometimes affectionately known as the Land of Entrapment because often when we creative types come here, we find it hard to leave. But in spite of all it’s beauty and culture, New Mexico was the birthplace of the nuclear bomb and the site of the first test. The state and continues to play an outsized role in the nuclear/military industry, and this industry has since its birth, has put the New Mexico people and its environment at risk.”
Visit nukewatch.org/Nuclear-New-Mexico.html to learn more.
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