Monthly Archives: May 2009

Coming up at Chroma: May & June

Saturday, May 30th, 6pm, Performance space, Lecture/Slide Presentation; Rob Leutheuser is giving a presentation to close out the May show of his photographs. He will give a short lecture along with a slide show of images from his 2008 travels in Kurdistan. This is a free presentation.

Wednesday, June 3, 7pm, Performance space, Intimate Concert; Eric Hisaw, Blues Singer/songwriter coming all the way from Austin, TX for a solo Intimate concert performance. Tickets are $10 each, available in advance or at the door.

Friday, June 5, 6-10pm, Gallery; June First Friday, featured artists, Chris Baca & Karl Eschenbach. Plus, work from the newest additions to the Chroma Gallery roster; Lisa Chernoff, Maria de Echevarria, Herb Goldman, Anna Goodridge, Shelby Keefe, Ken Roth, and Geri Verble.

Saturdays, June 6,13,20,27, Noon – 6pm, Gallery/Patio; Summer Artist’s Market, Starting in June we will rent table/booth spaces to artists and hold our very own Saturday Arts & Crafts market. Tell anyone/everyone you know about it.

Thursday, June 11, 6-9pm, Gallery; Charity Tweet Up, This is a combined event, Tweet up bringing Twitter members together for the Albuquerque area, Charity silent auction and event (10% of gallery sales will be donated) to benefit Best Buddies NM  Best Buddies NM has their offices in the same building as our Central Studios and they are an awesome organization/cause! Suggested donation at the door; $15.

Tuesdays, June 16 & 30, 7pm, Performance space, Carlos Contreras(one of our studio artists) is hosting a Poetry Slam, plus there will be a workshop as well on the 30th. We attended the first one here this past Friday and it was awesome! Tickets are $10, limited seating, contact Carlos(soothxsayer@yahoo.com) for more info or to reserve a spot. The house was PACKED for the first one!

Friday, June 19th, 7pm, Performance space, Intimate Concert featuring Nick Harmon, singer/songwriter. Nick is one talented individual! Not only is he playing this concert, but he also happens to be one of our gallery artists and was the one who created our amazing floor at the previous gallery location. Tickets are $10 each, available in advance or at the door. I hear this one may sell out quick though, so you may want to get tickets in advance!

Friday, June 19th, 6-10pm, Downtown Artscrawl Reception with June featured artists, Chris Baca & Karl Eschenbach. Plus, work from the newest additions to the Chroma Gallery roster; Lisa Chernoff, Herb Goldman, Anna Goodridge, Shelby Keefe and Ken Roth.

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This Weekend at Chroma

We have several events happening this weekend.

Friday, May 15th starting at 6:30 pm National Slam Poet Champ Joaquin Zijuatanejo will be giving a workshop. An RSVP is required as space is limited you can call 505-573-2047 to reserve your spot.  

Saturday and Sunday from 10-6 We will be hosting The Push Pin Photgraphy Show. There will be Framed, Matted, and un-matted pieces ranging in price from $1.00 to $50.00.     

Push-Pin

Last, but definitely not least we will be hosting Singer/Songwriter Ed Pastorini from the band 101 Crustaceans in a solo performance on Saturday, May 16th doors open at 7:00 and tickets are $10.00 available at the door. You can listen to Eds music at   www.101Crustaceans.com .Come and check out the unveiling of the new performance space. 

Ed intimate concert

We look forward to seeing you and thank you for your support.

Call for Artists: Summer Art Market

 

Looking north at the patio area

Looking north at the patio area

Starting June 6th, Chroma Studios Gallery will host a Saturday Arts & Crafts Market. Every Saturday 11am-5pm we will open our space to artists, rent table/wall space and have our own arts and crafts market. We are hoping to have the market run through October, ending during the two weekends of Balloon Fiesta. In cases of bad weather, all booths will be moved inside.

There will be 27 spaces total, 9 outdoors(on our patio w/ shade), 18 indoors (6 w/ table & wall space, 12 table only space). The outdoor spaces will rent for $15/day, indoor table spaces go for $20/day and indoor table/wall spaces for $25/day. Discounts will be given for spaces rented by the month; outdoor space $45/month, indoor table $60/month, indoor table/wall $75/month. So, in other words, rent a space for the month and get one day free! Artists must bring their own tables, though we do have chairs. Spaces will be rented on a first come, first served basis. It is recommended that you reserve space ahead of time in order to guarantee a space. However, if all spaces are not reserved, we will rent them out the day of the show on a first come/served basis. Artists must sit their own spaces, but we can take credit card sales through the gallery. We plan to heavily promote this market and hope to start something really BIG! The Rail Runner runs right past our building with the downtown stop only 4 blocks away! Also, the Convention Center is one block away!

Contact Paula to reserve your space today! By phone at 554-3805 or email chromastudios@comcast.net

May First Friday, new space on Roma!

Front entryway into the gallery

Front entryway into the gallery

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. Many thanks to the Albuquerque Art Crawlers meet up group who chose our gallery to visit this month! Usually, we have a late crowd since we stay open late, but this month was different, we had a huge early crowd with a steady stream of visitors all night. 

Diane Walton Reitz's paintings

More of Diane's work

Diane Walton Reitz’s paintings

Diane Walton Reitz was our featured artist with her portraits of the Kurdish people of Turkey.

 

Some of Rob's photographs

Some of Rob's photographs

 

Shown alongside the photographs of Robert Leutheuser, which were used as Diane’s reference material for her wonderful paintings. Rob will be presenting a slideshow and lecture of his travels on May 30th at 6pm here at the gallery.

Christopher Homulka with his work

Christopher Homulka with his work

We also introduced a few new gallery artists, Christopher Homolka, and his incredible H. R. Giger inspired fiberglass and mixed media sculptures.

Blain Anderson, Untitled

Blain Anderson, Untitled

Blain Anderson graced us with his contemporary acrylic, stainless steel and aluminum 3 dimensional wall pieces and clocks.

Paula & Greg Snyder's cabinet, flanked by Susanna Baca's mosaics and Blain Anderson's crosses

Paula & Greg Snyder's cabinet, flanked by Susanna Baca's mosaics and Blain Anderson's crosses

Paula Snyder and her husband Greg, introduced us to their awesome furniture piece, handpainted and built with recycled materials. Greg builds and Paula paints. Paula Snyder also brought us a wonderfully whimsical mixed media piece.

 

Dayna's glass and clay work

Dayna's glass and clay work

 

Dayna Griego, a New Mexico artist living in Silver City, brought us several new pieces including fused glass and clay wall hangings.

This is just a small sampling of our incredible group of gallery artists!

We now have enough room for a print area and a jewelry room.

 

prints and notecards

prints and notecards

Just the beginning of our jewelry room

Just the beginning of our jewelry room