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Chroma FEST 2012!

We had such a super great time at our 1st annual Chroma FEST! I have a few photos to share from both nights. If you missed it this year, no need to fret, next year will be even BETTER! 🙂 Friday night was our Art show/open studios event and Saturday was the Music festival. We are considering combining the two into one BIG event for next year. All the art and music was amazing! Albuquerque has quite an awesome scene and Chroma Studios is overflowing with talented artists and musicians! Enjoy the photos (both days mixed in together) and we hope to see you next year!

food table at the art show

Nice spread for the art opening!

Shiva playing Chroma FEST

Shiva was the first band to take the stage at 2pm.

artists discussing their work?

Bryan Beck and Brandon Allebach discussing art

Haptics playing Chroma FEST

The Haptics playing some groovy music with their young fans dancing in front!

Vikki Bryers outside her studio

Vikki Bryers outside her studio

Aaron playing at Chroma FEST

Aaron Lewis, our only acoustic solo performer

Paula and Jamila in front of Paula's painting

I asked Jamila to stand with me for my photo with my art, hate taking photos! Paula Manning-Lewis and Jamila Coluzzi

Famous Blues Number playing Chromafest

The Famous Blues Number, 3 piece blues band.

Sylvia Montesinos with her paintings

Sylvia Montesinos with her paintings

Wormhole playing at Chromafest

Wormhole, 3 piece rock band from Las Cruces, guests to Chroma FEST!

Samuel Kochansky w/ his lovely wife Audra, standing in front of Sam's studio

Samuel Kochansky w/ his lovely wife Audra, standing in front of Sam’s studio

Psychic Monkey playing ChromaFEST

Psychic Monkey rocked the street!

Jen Montano in front of her paintings

Jen Montano standing with her paintings

Deadtown Lovers pose for a picture

Deadtown Lovers played a great set, but I forgot to get my camera out until they were done!

Jamila Coluzzi with her paintings

Jamila Coluzzi with her paintings

Throw the Temple playing Chromafest

Throw the Temple finished off the night with a killer jam!

Brandon Allebach in his studio

Brandon Allebach in his studio

 

 

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Chroma Fest begins tonight! 5-9pm

Our first annual Chroma Fest begins tonight with an art show/open studios event at our Central location (1606 Central Ave SE suite 201). 5 – 9pm we open the doors at our artist studios, several of the resident artists will be there to share their studios and work. We also have a handful of artists that previously showed their work with us at Chroma Gallery. Refreshments and a good time will be had by all! 🙂

Tomorrow is the Music portion of Chroma Fest at our downtown location (corner of 1st and Roma, 600 1st str. NW). Ten bands will perform starting at 1pm and going until 10pm. Chroma studios downtown houses 18 band/musician studios. Come down and enjoy the variety of music that practices within our walls. We are setting up on the street in front of the building for a good ol’ street party! Hope to see you rockin’ out with us!

Chroma FEST! May 4th and 5th!

We are extremely happy to announce our next event! April 2012 marks our FOURTH anniversary in business and we want to celebrate with all of our friends, past and present! This is a two day event that we are calling “ChromaFest”.

May 4th, 5 – 9pm, Friday evening; is our open studio/artist reception at our Central location (1606 Central SE ste 201). Stop by and meet some of our studio artists and some of the artists who showed with Chroma gallery in the past; Cate Clark, Karl Horodowich, Karl Eschenbach, Samuel Kochansky, Jen Montano, Victoria Bryers, Robert Medina Cook, Gina Marselle, Jacqui Colozzi, te’ Zins, Katie Rooke, Paula Manning-Lewis, Bryan Beck and more.

May 5th, 1 – 10pm, Saturday; is an all day event! LIVE music from several of the bands that practice at the Roma location (600 1st street NW). We are closing down the street in front of the building (corner of 1st and Roma) and setting up a stage. Food vendor, band merchandise, and lots of local LIVE music!

The band list is currently;

Aaron Lewis
The Haptics
Jazz quartet
Psykick Monkey
Famous Blues Number
Wormhole
Shiva
Crash Habbit

AND…. MiM: Music is Medicine  will be present to raise money for Family Promise, a non-profit organization that supports homeless and low-income families.

So come one, come all! Check out the 1st annual Chroma Fest! Bring your friends and family!

Thank you for your continued interest in Chroma Studios! We hope to see you soon!

Coming up at Chroma Studios!

It’s official! We have set the dates for our 4th anniversary Chroma Fest: Art, Music and Poetry show. First Friday, May 4th at our Central location we will have an open studios and art show opening. Artists who have their studios will open their doors so you can have a peek inside. We also plan to have some of our previous studio and gallery artists showing as well. Saturday, May 5th (also known around here as Cinco de Mayo!) will be the music and poetry show, an outdoor show/street party at our dead end section of Roma street. The patio will become the stage and several if not all of our studio bands will perform along with local poets and other musicians with a Chroma connection. The graffiti art show will be happening down in the Chroma basement halls all day Saturday as well. More information will be released as we know more. Stay tuned…… 🙂

November First Friday: November 5, 2010, 6-10 pm

This month we are having a silent auction for charity. Unlike many silent auctions that focus on one charity, this auction will benefit several charities. Those placing the winning bid on a piece will choose the charity for the proceeds on that particular piece. 50% of the sales will go to charity and 50% will go back …to the artists. There are many local charities doing great work right here in Albuquerque.  Just a few to mention are the Roadrunner Food Bank, the Boys and Girls Club, Habitat for Humanity, the Wilderness Project, and Roberta’s Place.

The November First Friday Show will also be the beginning of our annual Holiday Art Sale. This show is always festive and fun with lots of fine art to choose from. Most of the pieces will be priced $250 and under! The holiday show will run through December 18th.  In addition, please be sure to visit our friends upstairs at Better Body & Beyond. Visit the link to find more information on their grand opening.

SnapShots ABQ: Practically Live!

This video was filmed earlier this evening, enjoy!

To see the SnapShots ABQ show click HERE.

Our next Art opening and reception!

To see the SnapShots ABQ show click HERE.

te’ zins is our next featured artist and his show will open on the First Friday in September, the 3rd, from 6 – 10pm. The show runs through October 23rd.

te’ was featured in this month’s Albuquerque the Magazine, thanks to Ashley M. Biggers for the incredible writing and publicity!

You can see his Paint People series HERE.

Check back here around 8pm for video footage from the opening!