Monthly Archives: September 2009

First Friday, October 2nd, 6-10pm

Just a little preview of what’s coming up at Chroma in October! Meg Leonard, “From Earth to Sky”, Landscape paintings in oil and pastel.



Call to Artists: Balloon Fiesta Artist Market

Balloon Fiesta is getting close so I wanted to get word out that we are taking booth reservations for our October Balloon Fiesta Artist market. We have already received several reservations and are limiting the booths to 16 total. So, if you would like to participate, please reserve your space soon! This is going to be a great show! We have the Balloon Fiesta poster artist featured in the gallery during the month of October, plus on October 2 & 3rd we will hold our 2nd Open Studios event. The first day of the show is also our First Friday art opening, so there will be lots of people here that day. What this means for you is lots of people and lots of publicity for the show!

We will have 9 booths outside on the patio and 7 booths inside in the gallery. The first 7 who reserve their spaces will get first choice on being inside. (As of this posting, we have 1 inside space left) The price will be the same for all booths. The market will run Friday, Oct. 2 from noon – 9/10pm, Sat. Oct. 3 from noon – 6pm, Sun. Oct 4 from noon – 6pm, Fri Oct. 9 from noon – 6pm and Sat. Oct. 10 from noon – 6pm. If you can’t make it for all 5 days, the fee is $15 per day. For all 5 days the fee is $75. Below is a link to pay for your booth via paypal. You don’t need a paypal account to pay this way. If you prefer to pay in person or by mail, either come by the gallery (Wed-Sat noon-6pm) or mail your check or money order to the address below in my signature. We can also take credit cards at the gallery. Let me know if you want to set up for less than the full 5 days and I can send you a specific invoice for the days you want. These booths will fill up fast, so get your reservation in as soon as possible!

Link to reserve your booth:

Feel free to forward this email to other artists you think may be interested.

Paula Manning-Lewis 🙂
Chroma Studios Gallery
600 1st Street NW suite 210
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Abstract Painting Class, Starting October 17th!

Class Description: Explore the concepts and meanings of abstraction and their relevance in today’s world.  Students will draw on imagery from nature and the visible world, personal experiences, ideas, dreams, and the history of abstract painting.  No painting or drawing experience required. This course is suitable for beginning through advanced students.

Day/Time: Saturdays 1-4 pm for 6 weeks (Oct. 17 – Nov 21st)

Cost: $120

Teacher: Cindi Gaudette

About the teacher: Cindi Gaudette received her BFA in Painting and Drawing from The Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, DC.   She taught Portrait Drawing at The Corcoran College of Art + Design as well working with students in the Afterschool Art Program in Charlottesville, VA.   Cindi has exhibited in DC, Italy, and most recently in New Mexico.   Her own work focuses on tapping into the past, memory, and the subconscious

Call the gallery to sign up or for more information: 505-554-3805

This Week at Chroma: Dough Rollers & First Friday

A Little Support

A Little Support

New York based blues and country band the Dough Rollers will play at Chroma Studios in Downtown Albuquerque tonight at 7pm, yet another great show from our Intimate Concert Series.
Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30. Tickets are $10 at the door.

The Dough Rollers are made up of Malcolm Ford on mandolin and lead vocals, Julia Tepper on fiddle and vocals, and Jack Byrne on guitars and vocals. The band says it came together in late 2008 based on a mutual appreciation for the music of early-20th-century America. They have been playing steadily in the New York and Los Angeles areas since. The band describes its influences as including Charley Patton, the Memphis Jug Band, Gid Tanner and his Skillet-Lickers, Johnny Horton, Bob Wills, and the gospel of Professor Johnson, giving rise to a wide-ranging repertoire. Recently, they have been featured on 88.9 KXLU, Los Angeles, and AM 1700 WPMD, Cerritos, and will be playing dates nationally through the end of the summer. The band’s MySpace page is at

This Friday is our monthly 1st Friday opening from 6-10pm. This month’s featured artist is Brendan Gould and his show “A Little Support” is a collection of his recent portrait paintings in oil and drawings in charcoal. In addition to more great new art, we will have Dave Hoover playing his beautiful harp music in the performance space.