Friday, November 30, 2012

Studio Visit with Contemporary Art Society of New Mexico

Blue Wave (WIP 2012), 12"x12", oil on panel

Sunday, Dec. 2, CAS New Mexico will be visiting my studio at Harwood Art Center.

After the Harwood, CAS members will visit the studio of Lester Berman.

About CAS NM
The Contemporary Art Society of New Mexico was founded in 1988 as a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting New Mexico's contemporary visual arts community. Their goals are to increase interest, understanding and involvement in contemporary art by encouraging individual collecting, by sponsoring educational activities and by supporting New Mexico's artists and art institutions.

Members regularly attend events, visit artist studios, and participate in art-related trips.  Recent events included a guided tour of the SITE Santa Fe Exhibition More Real? Art in the Age
of Truthiness and a road trip to visit the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art in Roswell and Roswell Artists-in-Residence Studios.

For more information on CAS NM and membership opportunities, visit

Harwood's 6th Annual 12x12 Fundraiser

This year I am participating in Harwood's 6th annual 12x12 benefit and auction.

Join us Friday, December 7th from 6-8 pm for an evening of art, entertainment, food, and fundraising.

When: Friday, Dec. 7th, 6-8 pm

Where: The Harwood Art Center
             1114 7th Street, Albuquerque, NM

Over 100 artists have transformed blank 12x12 and 24x24 wood panels into stunning original artwork to raise money for The Harwood.

Each 12x12 is available for $144, and the twelve 20x20 pieces are available via an online auction at

All money raised during the event is used to fund Harwood's community outreach programs. There is a suggested (but not required) donation of $5 to $20 at the door.

See you Friday!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Studio work 11/9/12

Untitled, oil on panel, 12"x12"

Saturday, November 3, 2012

New painting for Harwood 12x12 Exhibition

Jill Christian, Untitled, 2012, oil on panel, 12"x12"
I recently completed this painting for the Harwood Art Center annual 12x12 fundraiser and exhibition.

This event is a wonderful opportunity to view and purchase paintings from a variety of New Mexico artists.

Here are the dates:

December 5th, 2012    5:30-7:30 pm
Exclusive 12x12 Member Preview: A great chance to get an advance view of the art, and meet the artists since all participating 12x12 artists are invited to the Member Preview.

December 7th, 2012   6:00-8:00 pm
6th Annual 12x12 Fundraiser & Auction. Bring one, bring all!

For more information, visit the Harwood website.

Escuela del Sol Montessori & Harwood Art Center
1114 Seventh Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102  |  505-242-6367 x120

Friday, November 2, 2012

Una Vida Art Project Reception, Nov. 2, 2012

Jill Christian, Untitled, acrylic on paper, 30"x22"
Friday, November 2nd is the opening reception for the Una Vida Art Project at a place that is very special to me: Factory on 5th.

Before moving my studio to The Harwood, I had a studio at Factory on 5th. At my studio there, in the bitter cold of January of 2011, I began the current body of work that made up both my MFA thesis exhibit, and is part the work you’ll see at the show this Friday.
So, please join me Friday night, November 2nd from 5:30 to 9:00 pm for the opening reception of Una Vida Art Project at 5G Gallery at the Factory on 5th Art Space.

This group exhibition features a diverse group of seventeen Albuquerque artists (including yours truly) working in oil, pastel, acrylic, watercolor, metal sculpture, assemblage, and mixed media.

Una Vida Art Project
Dates: November 2 – November 24, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, 5:30-9:00 pm

For gallery access from November 3-24, call David at
505.977.9643. (He is there most days, but it's best to call before you arrive).

Factory on 5th
1715 5th Street NW in downtown Albuquerque.

If you have never been to Factory on 5th, The Kosmos Coffee House hosts “Chatter” Performances on Sundays at 10:30 am.  Incredibly intimate, exhilarating music, and totally worth the trip!  The gallery will be open during performances.

Visit Sunday Chatter: