Sunday, February 12, 2012

Friday, February 3, 2012

516 ARTS New Mexico Showcase opens this weekend, Sat. Feb. 4, 2012

Jill Christian, Tranquil Sky, 2011
This weekend, stop by the opening of the New Mexico Showcase exhibition at 516 ARTS!

One of my paintings will be in the show along with work by 80 New Mexico Artists.

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 4, 6-8pm

Featuring live, old-school country/rock-n-roll with The Joneses

Feb 4 - Apr 28, 2012

516 ARTS Anniversary Juried Exhibition

For more information, visit the
516 ARTS website.

516 ARTS

a nonprofit artspace in downtown Albuquerque
516 Central Ave SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
t. 505-242-1445
Open Tue-Sat, 12-5pm

516 ARTS is located on Central Avenue between 5th & 6th Streets

516 ARTS announces New Mexico Showcase, a juried exhibition of New Mexico artists in celebration of our fifth anniversary. We are pleased to welcome guest juror Peter Frank, an acclaimed curator and art critic based in Los Angeles. Mr Frank is currently Associate Editor of Fabrik magazine and art critic for The Huffington Post. The exhibition features 80 emerging and established artists (of the 1,018 pieces submitted by 279 artists, Mr. Frank selected 73 artists and made seven special invitations to artists he wanted to honor). 516 ARTS opened five years ago with an invitational exhibition of New Mexico artists. This time we used the juried format to cast a wider net and open up the opportunity to artists we might not have known about otherwise. Peter Frank has selected a record number of artists ever to be shown at 516 ARTS in a single exhibition, highlighting the abundance of talent in New Mexico. The selected artists come from over 30 cities and towns across the state. Mr. Frank observed, "It was a delight, not a chore, to sift through the submissions, never knowing what was coming next, but reasonably sure it wouldn't be the same old same old. The hard part was winnowing the submissions down to a selection that could fit into 516's space; as capatious as it is, New Mexico's worthy art could fill it many times over."