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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!

Looking for a Unique Valentine’s Gift?

This month being the “Peace and Love” show at Chroma, we have lots of wonderful Valentine gifts! From lots of lovely jewelry, to many wonderful paintings and several sweet mosaics, we have great gifts starting as low as $15! Here is just a sampling of our love items!

An Entire Room Full of Jewelry!!

Romance, 10 x 10" mosaic frame by Susanne Baca, $95

"Secret Crush", 6 x 6" painting by Cari Pier, $125

3 Talismen, 4 x 4" mixed media paintings by Cari Pier, $75 each

Small Heart w/ 2 Fridas(top), mosaic by Susanne Baca, $40 & Broken Hearts Bear Beauty, mosaic by Anna Lear, $150

February Events


January is over, the sun has been out a few times and spring is on it’s way!(I can hope right?) Several events happening here at Chroma Studios this month. We hope to entice you out to our 1st Friday art opening or one of our many Intimate Concerts this month. We are also starting a series of AMP concerts this month! Looking forward to seeing you soon!

February Events:

Friday, February 5th, 6-10pm: First Friday Artscrawl This month’s show is “Peace and Love” and features the work of Cari Pier and Paula Manning-Lewis. Other gallery artists are also           showing work with this theme. Looking for that special Valentine’s Day gift? We have some incredible art and lots of fabulous jewelry for the one you love! Live music with the viola-guitar duo of Alicia Ultan & Tim Gaulden. ALSO, a show within a show this month at Chroma Studios Gallery! Justin Simenson, one of our favorite photographers is debuting a new series of photos & audio interviews called “Walls That Talk”. View the photographs while listening to the interviews.

Friday, February 12th, 7pm: Intimate Concert Series featuring Cowboy music with Steve Cormier. After a number of years off from playing such venues as The Kerrville Folk Festival Washington DC folkcenter and The Albuquerque Museum. Steve took to acting in film and television and teaching college history. Come see his return to singing. Tickets $8 in advance or $10 at the door.

Saturday, February 13th, 7pm: Intimate Concert Series featuring NYC Folk Rock with Laura Meyer on her cross country tour. “Elegant singing and playing.. a brilliant guitarist” Steve Traina WCSB Cleveland, “She made time stand still” Dan Berry , Hartford Advocate, “Delicious Gritty Guitars” David Byrne Pop Making Sense. Tickets $8 in advance or $10 at the door.

Thursday, February 18th, 7:30pm: Our first AMP Concert featuring Hungrytown. Musical duo Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson.  Their deceptively simple compositions are rooted firmly in folk tradition; “in fact, Hungrytown’s music offers such an aura of authenticity–in titles and in tunes–it could be easily mistaken for original trad transcripts,”declares Lee Zimmerman of Performing Songwriter, and Rachel Nones of the Feminist Review raves “Hungrytown is American folk music at its zenith.”Early reviews of the CD have landed the group daily airplay on XM Radio’s “The Village,” and Hungrytown songs are beginning to appear on play lists across the country, including Boston’s WUMB, New York’s WFUV & Philadelphia’s WXPN. $15 suggested donation, reservations strongly encouraged!

Chroma Studios is now offering custom framing services to artists and customers. If you are an artist or have 5 or more pieces to be framed, you get a 25% discount off our already low wholesale prices.  We beat even the 50% off sales of other framers.

Aaron has opened up his teaching studio and is currently taking on new guitar students. Aaron has a music teaching license with the state of New Mexico and has been teaching guitar to kids and adults for over 15 years. For more information see HERE.

We have continued adding individual ARTIST PAGES to the Chroma web site, so far there are 18 pages completed with at least two pages going up every weekday. Shop for art on your computer, then come by the gallery to see it in person. You may also buy on line and have the art shipped to you wherever you happen to be. Chroma now represents over 50 artists, so there is a lot of great art to see. Chroma’s focus is on New Mexico artists and we are excited to show the diversity of New Mexico art available. New Pages completed since the last newsletter: Cari Pier, Justin Simenson, Tricia Simmons, Brian Vallo.