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

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3 responses to “May First Friday, new space on Roma!

  1. Awesome Paula!!! It looks awesome!! Sorry I couldn’t be there!!

  2. Wow! Top notch Paula. Wouldn’t expect any less. It really is a great space and a fantastic collection of artists and mediums. Kudos.
    Now, let’s all get out there and buy some art!

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