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Chroma Open Studios: Saturday, Sept. 17, noon-5pm

Reception area at Chroma Studios

Reception area at Chroma Studios

This Saturday from noon to 5pm I will be opening my studio to the public. Not just my studio, but 3-4 other artists in my building will also be here to show their work! It’s been years since we opened Chroma Studios to the public and I am so excited to share all the color and energy with you all! We have 11 studios in all, though not everyone is able to be open this time around.

We have 2 studios that are currently being moved out of, so we also have 2 studios opening up for new artists at the beginning of October. If you are looking for an art studio, stop by and see what we have available! We are always happy to welcome new artists into the Chroma Studios fold. 🙂

Mixed Media by Dee Alexandria

Mixed Media by Dee Alexandria

I recently moved into a new studio that I’m sharing with another artist. Dee Alexandria has been a friend since we first met selling our art at the New Mexico State Fair almost 10 years ago! We decided to share a studio because neither of us needed a big studio to ourselves. Plus, it’s nice to have company in the studio. So often, artists are isolated from their peers. That is one of the things about Chroma Studios that makes it so nice! We have a community of artists here that help each other out. Mine and Dee’s work compliments each other perfectly as we both love color, flowers and spirals!

Landscape painting by Cynthia Zeedyk

Landscape painting by Cynthia Zeedyk

Cynthia Zeedyck is another artist who will have her studio open this Saturday. She is a lifelong artist with 45 years of training and experience in the arts, including: Fine Arts, Appalachian Arts, Poetry, many styles of Dance, Wildcrafting Herbs, and Poetry. Cynthia was awarded with an Apprenticeship Grant from Ohio Arts for Traditional Heritage Basket Making. Her works sold both nationally and internationally. She was the largest female producer of Heritage Berry Baskets in the world. Her designs and creations include landscape paintings, floral and contemporary. Newest works in Scrimshaw. Cynthia has been a Chroma Artist since 2014.

Mixed Media by Robert Medina Cook

Mixed Media by Robert Medina Cook

Robert Medina Cook has been a Chroma Studios artist off and on for at least 5 years. He began his journey in the creative arts over forty years ago in Santa Fe, New Mexico. A native New Mexican whose local family roots go back centuries in Northern New Mexico, in 2012 Robert was one of 7 artists honored for their excellence in the arts by being proclaimed a “Local Treasure” by the Albuquerque Art Business Association. Featured in several publications, his artworks have won numerous awards and can be found in corporate, museum, public art and private collections throughout the US and abroad.

Mixed Media by Phillip Vigil

Mixed Media by Phillip Vigil

Phillip Vigil (Jemez Pueblo/Chiricahua Apache) is a fourth-generation artist residing in Jemez Pueblo. He is new to Chroma Studios. He is a self-taught artist and has been working seriously on his art now for several years. He always had a love of art since he realized at a young age that the paintings on the walls were done by members of his family. He is highly influenced by the abstract modernists of the early and late 20th century. He works a lot on paper with oil pastels, oil sticks, oil paint sticks, spray paint, oil and acrylic paint as well.

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“Messages”; Art Opening, Friday, May 13th, 5 – 8pm

Victoria Robillard Bryers painting

Though Chroma Gallery closed back in January 2011, our studios are still going strong! Next Friday, May 13th, 5 – 8 pm, we will have a special art opening at the original Chroma, 1606 Central Ave. SE location. Victoria is one of our studio artists and has been with Chroma for over a year. Recently accepted into the UNM graduate program, Victoria’s solo show will feature several of the paintings and prints she created in the past year while working towards her BFA. This show is in celebration of her graduation on May 14th. The show will be open for only one week after the opening, so if you cannot make it to the opening reception, you will be able to stop in to see the show May 17 – 20th from 10 – 4pm. Hope to see you there!

This Week at Chroma Studios!

It’s a slower than usual week here at Chroma, only 2 events scheduled! Thursday is our first ever “Tweet up” which has been combined with a charity event to create the first ever Charity Tweet up. What exactly is a “tweet up” you ask? It’s a meet up for people who met via Twitter! We had a great ARTICLE written about the event in the Daily Lobo (UNM student newspaper). It’s not just for Twitter people however, EVERYONE is invited and it’s for a great cause! Hope to see you there!

Also this week, on Saturday, we will have our second day of the Saturday Summer Artist Market. We had several GREAT artists participate last Saturday and plan to have several more this weekend. Every weekend will be different, so come out and support your local artists! The hours are Noon-6pm which also happens to be the gallery hours, go figure! 🙂 Stop by and say hi!

Brian Vallo and his paintings

Brian Vallo and his paintings

Alex and her funky, fun arts & crafts

Alex and her funky, fun arts & crafts

Sarah & her jewelry/paintings

Sarah & her jewelry/paintings

Jocelyn, Aura & Jewelry

Jocelyn, Aura & Jewelry

John Rose Illustrations

John Rose Illustrations

Patricia Rose's prints

Patricia Rose's print

This Friday, May 1st, 6-10pm: Grand Opening of Chroma on Roma!

It’s been a crazy busy month, but it’s looking like all the hard work will pay off in the end! This Friday, First Friday, is our grand opening of our new space! Chroma on Roma is located on the NE corner of 1st and Roma in downtown Albuquerque. The actual address is 600 1st Street. We are to the right side once you come into the lobby of the building. There will be lots of new art, live music and as usual refreshments. Hope to see you there! Oh, and since I don’t yet have internet down at the new space, call me on my cell 259-6320 if you have any questions.

Silent Auction Closes This Friday!

I have been meaning to post some of the awesome pieces from our silent auction show this month, but as usual, December has been a crazy month and I just haven’t had the time. Two days from now will be the closing reception for our Silent Auction to benefit the Roadrunner Food Bank of NM. While we have a few bids, there are several pieces with no bids! So, if you love art and especially love a great deal, come by the reception this Friday between 5- 8:30 pm and place your bids! The bidding will actually close around 7:30 pm to give us time to process the sales and package art for purchasers to take home with them!

Here are a few of the pieces available (click on the image for more info):
If you would like to bid on a piece, but can’t make it to the reception, please email me or leave a comment with your email.

First Friday Artscrawl Opening

When: Friday, October 3rd, 2008 5 – 8 p.m.
Opens October 3rd and runs through Oct. 31st. We will also be open for the two weekends of Balloon Fiesta, Thurs. thru Sun. from 12-6pm.
 
Where: Chroma Studios and Gallery, 1606 Central Ave SE, Suite 102 & 201, Albuquerque, NM

What: Chroma Studios and Gallery Art Opening – Feathers and Flowers

Chroma Studios is happy to present the opening of our new gallery and classroom
space.  We have expanded since our grand opening in June to include a gallery
and classroom downstairs. This First Friday, our new gallery will feature the
work of Chroma co-founders Paula Manning-Lewis and Josephine Brionez de Flores. 
We will also have live guitar music by Chroma artist Aaron Lewis, who has
recently released a new cd Space Travel. Our upstairs gallery will include the work of our studio
artists Barak Naggan, Sarah Rose, Caroline Blaker, Chris Schelling, Kirk McGee,
Terry Hansen, and vashti b. Plus guest artists, Susan See, Diane Reitz and Michael Gallegos.

Hope to see you there!
 
Paula Manning-Lewis 🙂

Grand Opening a Hit!

This past Friday was our Grand Opening art show and open studios event. Most of the photos posted were taken before and after the show. I had planned to take more during the show, but the place was so crowded and I was so busy talking with our guests that I ended up putting the camera away.

The show was a huge success! Many people came by to see the space and ended up staying for the three hours to enjoy the art, talk with all the artists, enjoy a little food and beverages and many even left with a piece of art or two. I have been told by several people that this was the best art opening they’ve been to in some time. I would have to agree with that, even if I am a little biased. The art was amazing, the artists friendly, the refreshments yummy and the atmosphere in general was positive.

Thanks go out to everyone that came out to support Chroma Studios. Thanks to the guest artists that brought in their wonderful work, to the studio artists for all the hard work they put into getting everything ready, to the musicians(Aaron and Michael) that created a festive atmosphere and to our good friends Kathy and Benita that prepared the awesome food!

Chroma Artists from left to right, Michael(guest artist), Barak, Vashti, Josephine, Terri, Angelo, Aaron and Paula(Chroma Artists not pictured, Diane Reitz, Chris and Amy Schelling, guest artists not pictured, Ray Maseman, Jacqui Lewnes and Brandon Atencio)