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July First Friday: New Mexico Photographers

The July photography show is up and features several well known New Mexico photographers. Tim AndersonPat Berrett, Jean Casson O’Neill, Fernando DelgadoKarl Eschenbach Joan FenicleRaine KloverRobert LeutheuserBarry McCormick, Kirk McGeePete MyersTom OutlerJulie RybachekSusan SeeJustin Simenson, and Bill Skees all have photography in the show which runs through the month of July. Come by on Friday evening, 6-10 pm, meet the artists, enjoy some refreshments and perhaps find some great photography you won’t be able to live without!

Spotlighted this week is Justin Simenson, an award-winning New Mexico photographer. Simenson has been represented by Chroma Gallery since its opening, and this month his Light Streak series will be on display.
“I have always been drawn to photos. The idea that you can capture a moment in time that will never happen again has inspired me to become a photographer.” — Justin Simenson


Justin Simenson's Light Streaks

Justin Simenson's Light Streaks


Coming up at Chroma: May & June

Saturday, May 30th, 6pm, Performance space, Lecture/Slide Presentation; Rob Leutheuser is giving a presentation to close out the May show of his photographs. He will give a short lecture along with a slide show of images from his 2008 travels in Kurdistan. This is a free presentation.

Wednesday, June 3, 7pm, Performance space, Intimate Concert; Eric Hisaw, Blues Singer/songwriter coming all the way from Austin, TX for a solo Intimate concert performance. Tickets are $10 each, available in advance or at the door.

Friday, June 5, 6-10pm, Gallery; June First Friday, featured artists, Chris Baca & Karl Eschenbach. Plus, work from the newest additions to the Chroma Gallery roster; Lisa Chernoff, Maria de Echevarria, Herb Goldman, Anna Goodridge, Shelby Keefe, Ken Roth, and Geri Verble.

Saturdays, June 6,13,20,27, Noon – 6pm, Gallery/Patio; Summer Artist’s Market, Starting in June we will rent table/booth spaces to artists and hold our very own Saturday Arts & Crafts market. Tell anyone/everyone you know about it.

Thursday, June 11, 6-9pm, Gallery; Charity Tweet Up, This is a combined event, Tweet up bringing Twitter members together for the Albuquerque area, Charity silent auction and event (10% of gallery sales will be donated) to benefit Best Buddies NM  Best Buddies NM has their offices in the same building as our Central Studios and they are an awesome organization/cause! Suggested donation at the door; $15.

Tuesdays, June 16 & 30, 7pm, Performance space, Carlos Contreras(one of our studio artists) is hosting a Poetry Slam, plus there will be a workshop as well on the 30th. We attended the first one here this past Friday and it was awesome! Tickets are $10, limited seating, contact Carlos(soothxsayer@yahoo.com) for more info or to reserve a spot. The house was PACKED for the first one!

Friday, June 19th, 7pm, Performance space, Intimate Concert featuring Nick Harmon, singer/songwriter. Nick is one talented individual! Not only is he playing this concert, but he also happens to be one of our gallery artists and was the one who created our amazing floor at the previous gallery location. Tickets are $10 each, available in advance or at the door. I hear this one may sell out quick though, so you may want to get tickets in advance!

Friday, June 19th, 6-10pm, Downtown Artscrawl Reception with June featured artists, Chris Baca & Karl Eschenbach. Plus, work from the newest additions to the Chroma Gallery roster; Lisa Chernoff, Herb Goldman, Anna Goodridge, Shelby Keefe and Ken Roth.

Chroma Studios Featured on the Channel 7 News Last Night!

We are so thrilled to have been featured on channel 7 news’ “Project Economy” last night! All thanks to a blog post on Duke City Fix! I couldn’t figure out how to imbed the video, but here’s a LINK TO THE VIDEO.

Of course, I gave a plug to the DCF, thanks again to all the great people at Duke City Fix that have given us such an awesome outlet for publicity!

They didn’t mention it in the story, but don’t forget, April 3rd, 6-10pm is our One Year Anniversary show! Open Studios and Artist reception, featuring the work of Paula Manning-Lewis and Chris Schelling, plus more art by all the other Chroma Studios artists!

February’s Featured Artist: David Lloyd Stewart


Evening Caucus by David Lloyd Stewart

Evening Caucus by David Lloyd Stewart


Bursting Pearl Pendant by David Lloyd Stewart

Bursting Pearl Pendant by David Lloyd Stewart

Ravenstone Sculpture by David Lloyd Stewart

Ravenstone Sculpture by David Lloyd Stewart

If you have to pick only one First Friday at Chroma Studios Gallery to attend this year (besides my show in April, of course!), this is the one you should make an effort to see! David Lloyd Stewart is not only an amazing artist, he is an amazing person. Down to earth and talented with a great sense of humor! 

Other new artists; Cindi Gaudette, Suzanne Baca, and Justin Simenson have recently signed on for representation. In addition to our regular Chroma artists, Caroline C Blaker,Diane Walton ReitzJacqui LewnesSusan SeePaula SnyderCari Pier, Jean O’Neill, Dayna Griego, Nick Harmon and Kerri Green. Last but not least, I will have a few pieces hanging, including my newest large canvas that I have decided to name “Awakening”.

David Lloyd Stewart received his formal training as a part of his major 
in art at the University of New Mexico beginning in 1968, but many of his innovative 
techniques are self-taught.  His variety of style is a distillation of those cultures 
he observed in world travel as a boy, having lived and studied in Japan, Norway, 
England and on both coasts of the United States.  A full-time professional artist 
for over thirty years now, he draws from prior experience as a commercial artist, 
industrial designer and illustrator .
               During the past thirty years of showing his work at major art
festivals from coast to coast, David has earned more than forty awards for
excellence of craftsmanship and creativity of design, ranging from “best of
category” to “best of show”.  He has participated in some of the most prestigious
shows in the country, including group and one-man shows, and served as a juror
for the New Mexico Arts & Crafts Fair in 1996.  He has lectured to professional
associations, was featured on a PBS “Colores” segment, and was voted “Master
Craftsman” status by the Albuquerque Designer-Craftsmen even at the
beginning of his career in 1976.  In January of 1999, he was invited to become a
member of the Board of Directors for Weems Artfest, where he currently serves
as a juror.  His present gallery affiliations include the Weems Gallery, Just 
Imagine Gallery, and Chroma Gallery, all in New Mexico, Halcyon at Nye Beach
 Gallery in Oregon, Gilliams Center for Creative Design in Scottsdale, Arizona, and 
Woman on the Edge Gallery in San Antonio, Texas.  Preferring to maintain a solid 
communication line with his local customers, he shows on a regular basis at the 
Tijeras Open-Air Art Market, as well as once a year at the Weems Artfest, the New 
Mexico Arts & Crafts Fair,and various other local art fairs.
               David’s devotion to mixed-media sculpture and handmade art-jewelry as
forms of personal expression has been shared over the years with a love of
painting in acrylic, oils and watercolor, as well as various forms of graphic arts. 
These diverse disciplines have allowed expressions and growth impossible in the
confines of a single medium, as the artist finds that each medium continually
breathes new life into the next.  His application of these skills culminate in
unique works of art that draw on his inspiration by primitive images with a
whimsical, contemporary flair.  
                His work may be found on the Web at StewartArt.com, and he maintains 
a web-log (blog) at StewartArt.blogspot.com.  His studio is located at 110-C  Altez, SE, 
Albuquerque, NM 87123, where the phone number is (505) 296-1400.  
His Email address is David@StewartArt.com.

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.

December Artscrawl – Silent Auction


Our December First Friday opening will be our first annual silent art auction to benefit the Roadrunner Food Bank of NM. There will be a variety of art from our studio artists as well as many friends of Chroma Gallery. The silent auction will be open for bidding from the opening reception on First Friday through the closing reception on the third Friday, the 19th of the month. Chroma Gallery will have extended Holiday hours to serve you better: Tuesday-Saturday 12-6 pm.

This is a great chance to buy some awesome art at amazing prices while helping a local charity that really needs our help at this time of year. Both the opening and closing receptions will be from 5 to 8:30 pm. We will also post several of the auction pieces here on the blog so anyone that can’t make it to the show will have a chance to bid online.

If you are an Albuquerque artist and would like to contribute a piece of art for the auction, please call Paula at 259-6320 or email at plewis11@comcast.net. Artists will receive 50% of the sale price on their pieces, so I guess you could say that we will also benefit the artists with this show! At the end of the auction, we will hold our first annual art exchange, which will give the artists the chance to trade art with each other.

November First Friday

In November we are featuring a show of Albuquerque Photographers. Our featured artist for the month is Susan See, also included in the show are Jean O’Neill, Raine Klover, Kirk McGee, Dawn Allynn, Nick Giannotto, and a couple others. If you are in the area, please stop by for our opening reception on November 7th from 5-8:30 pm.