July ARTScrawlABQ

ARTful Saturdays

Albuquerque artists and patrons look forward every month to ARTScrawlABQ‘s First Friday ARTScrawl (5-8 pm) and ARTful Saturday (third Saturday from 1-4 pm). While First Friday ARTScrawls are city-wide events. ARTful Saturdays highlight galleries in different parts of town each month, rotating among galleries in Old Town, Downtown, Nob HIll and the Northeast Heights.

ARTful Saturdays are a great opportunity for families to visit galleries in a concentrated area. Events include artist “meet and greets” and lectures and demonstrations. This month’s ARTful Saturday is July 15 and features galleries in the Northeast Heights. Two of the galleries are the Weyrich Gallery and Palette Contemporary Arts and Crafts.

Weyrich Gallery

Located at 2935D Louisiana Blvd NE, Weyrich Gallery’s exhibit “Water” features four Albuquerque area glass artists: Emily Brock, Doug Gillis, Sarah A Nelson and Marcia Newren, as well as pieces by recently deceased glass artist Jerry Barnett. Artists Talk 3:30 – 4:30 pm.

Weyrich also represents me for my handmade greeting cards, origami earrings and handmade boxes.

Palette Contemporary Art & Craft

Located at 7400 Montgomery Suite 22, Palette presents “Birds of Paradise” featuring paintings and assemblages by Charlie Aldrich. Opening Reception with artist “meet and greet” 3:00 – 6:00 pm.

detail of assemblage art featuring a pinon jay, stamps, and half moon shapes
Detail of assemblage by Charlie Aldrich

I  hope to see you at the July 15th ARTful Saturday event. Information on ARTful Saturday is available at http://artscrawlabq.org/#artfulsaturday.

–Vicki Bolen, Artist Extraordinaire

Vicki’s Upcoming Art Shows

Cheesman Park Art Fest
Sat. & Sun, July 29 & 30, 2017
Denver, Colorado

Third Ward Art Festival
Sat. & Sun, September 2 & 3, 2017
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Art and Apples Festival
Fri. – Sun., September 8-10
Rochester, Michigan

Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show
Fri. – Sun., September 15-17, 2017
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Armonk Outdoor Art Show
Sat. – Sun.,September 23 & 24, 2017
Armonk, New York

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Soup is Love Update


We are four months into the Soup is Love Project. More than 30 people participated in the project launch which was held in conjunction with Albuquerque’s citywide Women and Creativity. It was great because we met many of our neighbors, some who came back with their kids or grandkids.  We’ve had another 30 from our Soup is Love MeetUp. Altogether, we have made more than 200 bowls! Continue reading