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October Open Studios Event

It’s almost time for our monthly open studios event! We have a new artist joining us this month. He recently moved into studio #3. His name is Jamie Wynter and he’s an abstract painter.

Abstract painting by Jamie Wynter

Abstract painting by Jamie Wynter

Jamie started painting a couple years ago when he was living in Santa Cruz ,California.  He’s interested in hard edge abstract paintings and plans on completing two painting series. The first will be called “Neon on the wall” and the other will be called “Ice on the dune”. Jamie’s artistic inspirations are William Blake, Alex Grey, Charles Bukowski, Death grips, his mother, and nature.
In addition to Jamie Wynter we have 3 other artists opening their studios tomorrow from noon-5pm. Dee Alexandria, Cynthia Zeedyk and Paula Manning-Lewis.
We are located at 1606 Central Ave SE, suite 201 (upstairs). Our building is 1 1/2 blocks west of University Ave. Enter from Central eastbound lane, turn into our parking lot right after passing Ash Street and Yasmine’s Cafe on the corner. Parking is free in our parking lot or there is metered parking in the front of the building. Follow the signs and sidewalk chalk to find the entrance. See you there!
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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.

Open Studios Event!

Starting in September, we will have a monthly open studios event at our Central Ave. location. This is the place where we have our art studios. There are 11 studios with 8 artists, at least 4 of us will be opening our doors to the public on the 3rd Saturday of the month, from 12 noon to 5:00pm. We are located at 1606 Central Ave SE, Suite 201, very close to UNM, about a block west of University Ave.

The first open studios is happening on September 17th, hope to see you there! 🙂

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

 

 

Updated website: In progress

If you’ve been here before, you will notice that things are looking a little different. I’ve spent the last couple of days updating and adding pages, links, etc. to the Chroma blog/website. You can now find out more about happenings here at Chroma. There will be more updates and news posted in the next week or so. You can see the list of studio and gallery artists represented by Chroma on the right hand sidebar. Most are linked to the artist’s web page or blog so you can find out more about each artist. In the future we will also have videos from openings, interviews with the artists and more class listings, show listings, etc.

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 🙂

Artist Interview: Terri Hansen

 

Red Tulips by Terri Hansen

Red Tulips by Terri Hansen

Terri Hansen AKA Miss Mayhem

Terri Hansen AKA Miss Mayhem

This is the first post in a series of interviews of the artists who work at Chroma Studios.  Terri Hansen has been at Chroma from the beginning. She started out in studio #9 but later moved in to studio #10 after realizing she needed more space. Terri is a southern gal and a sweetheart. She moved to Albuquerque from Atlanta, Georgia just over a year ago. Her work is just amazing and what truly amazes me is not only how quickly she finishes a painting, but how beautiful they all are!

1.Introduce yourself, your name, hometown, how long you’ve been an artist.

Terri Hansen aka Miss Mayhem from Atlanta Ga. I’ve been an artist for nearly 20 years now

2.What is your artistic medium?

Oil and Watercolor and a bit of color pencil work lately

3.What is your subject matter or style?

I do classical realism painting of old world renaissance style, my subject matter varies, but I do paint with high drama in mind. Never a quiet painting in my studio.

4.When did you know you were an artist?

I think I started out as more of a designer. I made elaborate costumes for kids around the block out of anything available at the time. From there I painted some apples and leaves on my Grandmother’s mailbox. It was a hit, so again, I went around the block, this time painting mailboxes. It touched off a feeling of being able to produce beauty in my own way, and wow, was that addictive.

5.Do you have a degree in art, are you self taught or a little of both?

I started out with a watercolor group, then another group of oil painters. I decided it was time to take my art to the next level, so I then studied under Chris DiDomizzio for five years at his formal art school in Atlanta. It was tough, he was a take no prisoners instructor, but boy did we learn.

6.Where is your art available for purchase or is your art available for purchase?

My art sells either on commission or out of my studio/ gallery on Central, Chroma Studios.

7.Who is your favorite artist and why?

Wow that’s a tough one…I have many, and each for a different reason. John Waterhouse, for his ability to produce thought provoking, beautiful scenes. John Singer Sargent for portraits that portray everything about the person he painted. Frank Benson for his dynamic color combinations. He could take white and make it into a color. But…….I made the trip to Amsterdam, Holland for Rembrandt’s 400th Birthday Celebration. Every known painting of his came in from all over the planet to showcase his brilliance in his city, Amsterdam. In the absolute execution of the art of painting, Rembrandt is in a class all his own, 400 years later. It was amazing, and therefore, he will always be one of my very favorite artists.

8.What made you decide to move in to Chroma Studios?

Chroma just seemed like the place for me, it was perfect for all of my needs, and still is!

9.What do you like about Chroma Studios?

I like the revolving door of people that come through here, my windows, and friends I’ve gotten to know from there. It’s a great place.