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Call for Artists!

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We are in full planning mode for our upcoming ChromaFEST on Saturday, April 8th. What is ChromaFEST, you may ask? It’s a music/art festival and a fundraiser for Chroma Studios. We plan to make it an annual event, but this year is extra special. You may have seen our Big Announcement a couple of months ago. Now that 2017 is here, we are in full swing fundraising/planning mode. This year’s event will be at The Cell Theater in downtown Albuquerque. We will know more about times once we get the band/music lined up. There will be live music, food truck/s, a silent auction and of course, an art market!

We are looking for artists who would like to set up a booth to show/sell their work. The term artists is used in a broad sense here as we are open to any kind of creative handmade items. Fine Art, jewelry, photography, fiber arts, really ANYTHING handmade by YOU. This will be an outside show, so you may need a canopy for shade. You will need to bring your own set up; tables, chairs, easels, canopy, etc. Since this is a fundraiser show, we are asking each artist to donate a piece for the silent auction. In return, we will be eternally grateful to you!

What we need you to submit is 4-10 photos of your work, a bio/artist statement, and a $10 application fee. If you rent a studio from us, the fees are included in your rent. If you are not a Chroma Studios artist, the booth fee will be $25 in addition to the $10 application fee. This is a one day, Saturday show that may go as late as 10:00pm. Booth fees will be collected after you are accepted to the show. There is limited space, so unfortunately we can’t accept everyone. ūüė¶ The deadline is February 15th and we will notify artists by March 1st.

Please send your submissions to chromastudios@comcast.net and pay your $10 application fee by paypal to plewis11@comcast.net or by check/money order mailed to Chroma Studios, 1606 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106.

Please email if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from YOU!

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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!

New at Chroma Studios: Weekly Specials!

This week’s special you ask? 10% off on all jewelry! Every week we will have a new special, you never know what it might be, free concert tickets, a free Chroma membership, discounts on art, etc. You get the idea! Of course, started this month, hugs are always FREE!! So, stop in, get your free hug, check out some amazing New Mexican art, and take something awesome home with you! We would like you to think of Chroma as the “friendly gallery”, where community comes first!

Last Week: David Lloyd Stewart

Last week in February means it’s the last week we will have David Lloyd Stewart as our featured artist. I have finally taken photos of a few pieces of his beautiful jewelry to share with you all. If you get the chance, stop in and see his work in person, it’s well worth the trip!

"Angel" pendant; silver, gold, amethyst, rainbow moonstone, carved pink mussel shell face - $2,200

"Angel" pendant; silver, gold, amethyst, rainbow moonstone, carved pink mussel shell face - $2,200

 

"Frog in the Rain" pendant; silver, gold, cat's eyes, faustite lily pads on handmade silver chain - $1,800

"Frog in the Rain" pendant; silver, gold, cat's eyes, faustite lily pads on handmade silver chain - $1,800

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 Reitz,¬†Jacqui Lewnes,¬†Susan See,¬†Paula Snyder,¬†Cari Pier, Jean O‚ÄôNeill, 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¬†‚ÄúAwakening‚ÄĚ.

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.