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The City's Race, History & Healing Project was launched in response to community concerns about the Oñate statue and La ...
09/16/2020

The City's Race, History & Healing Project was launched in response to community concerns about the Oñate statue and La Jornada public art installation on the grounds of the Albuquerque Museum. The project is focused on community dialogue and input. Reserve your space in a discussion at https://bit.ly/34NJnR5. http://www.cabq.gov/rhhp.

08/20/2020
Public Input on the Oñate statue and La Jornada

The Race, History & Healing Project was launched in response to community concerns about the Oñate statue and La Jornada public art installation on the grounds of the Albuquerque Museum. Please join the important discussion around race, history, and healing by participating in the public input survey on the next steps for the Oñate statue at https://bit.ly/3fwVNPa by August 30.

Today we are remembering sculpture artist Glenna Goodacre whose piece "Sidewalk Society" was acquired for the City of Al...
04/15/2020

Today we are remembering sculpture artist Glenna Goodacre whose piece "Sidewalk Society" was acquired for the City of Albuquerque Public Art Collection in 1991. Well-known for her Vietnam Women’s Memorial in Washington DC, Sacagawea dollar coin and much more, 'Sidewalk Society' is familiar to anyone who has passed by the corner of Third St. and Tijeras NW in Albuquerque. Just outside the Hyatt Hotel, these nine life-size bronze figures of all ages and stripes are frozen in their bustling, while the rest of downtown remains mostly quiet. Recently they were wrapped up, almost Christo-style, for the pouring of the new sidewalk by Heritage Hotels who wanted them to look nice for the Senior Games. Remember, if you visit the pieces now: be safe, don’t touch, and keep your distance! #publicart #sculpture #sitespecific #oneabq #abqpublicart #artists

https://christojeanneclaude.net/
www.hhandr.com
https://washington.org/find-dc-listings/vietnam-womens-memorial

So pleased with the wonderful article in the Albuquerque Journal about how fresco artist, Frederico Vigil has continued ...
04/12/2020

So pleased with the wonderful article in the Albuquerque Journal about how fresco artist, Frederico Vigil has continued in solitude working on the Albuquerque Convention Center during the closures. His efforts will be part a very historic moment in time, culture and public art. Thank you Adrian Gomez! Enjoy, with more pictures taken early last week.
https://www.abqjournal.com/1442707/art-goes-on-fresco-artist-frederico-vigil-continues-his-tribute-to-wine-in-new-mexico-in-solitude.html?utm_source=email-a-story&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=email-a-story

04/10/2020
www.okc.gov

The City of Oklahoma City announces a Call to Artists: 1% for Art for the Oklahoma City Tennis Center at Will Rogers Park in Oklahoma City, OK
Budget $43,000
Deadline 4:00:00PM (CDT) on April 22, 2020
The City of Oklahoma City announces this call for professional artists to submit their qualifications to be considered for a contract to create public art for the Oklahoma City Tennis Center at Will Rogers Park. The art sought for this project is an “art vestibule” that will serve as the focal point at the main entrance to the new clubhouse. For more information on the work sought, eligibility, schedule and requirements for submission, see the announcement here:

https://www.okc.gov/home/showdocument?id=16605

https://www.artistrelief.org/
04/09/2020
Artist Relief

https://www.artistrelief.org/

To support artists during the COVID-19 crisis, a coalition of national arts grantmakers have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States.  Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financ...

Mayor Tim Keller and the Cultural Services Department believe in Albuquerque's Creative Economy and are ready to activat...
04/07/2020
City of Albuquerque

Mayor Tim Keller and the Cultural Services Department believe in Albuquerque's Creative Economy and are ready to activate opportunities for arts organizations and local creatives to help sustain the creative ecosystem in our community. Follow the link for more information about The Arts and Culture Project Recovery Funds.
www.cabq.gov/culturalservices

Official website for the City of Albuquerque, N.M.

Rain to River by Hahn Arroyo ---The project included 15,000 sq yards of concrete channel and 3,000 square yards of bike ...
04/06/2020

Rain to River by Hahn Arroyo
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The project included 15,000 sq yards of concrete channel and 3,000 square yards of bike trail to rehabilitate the Hahn Arroyo. The artwork was created by over 160 participants in workshops by neighbors near the Hahn Arroyo, middle school and high school students from Del Norte, Barelas and Wells Park, with seven mosaic murals in total. The large stretch of the Hahn Arroyo was renovated and incorporated with the tile mosaic technique Lithomosaic. The design references the wildlife and natural forms along the arroyo, including leaves, flowers, fish, insects and birds.
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-Muros ABQ (support the preservation of murals at murosabq.com)
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Special thanks to all project supporters – City of Albuquerque 1% for Art, AMAFCA, Harwood Art Center
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Photos: Archive
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@oneabq @cityofalbuquerque
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This album contains murals from Albuquerque, NM.

She Taught Us to Weave by Nani Chacon ---This mural reexamines tools of sustenance and communication in a complex age of...
03/23/2020

She Taught Us to Weave by Nani Chacon
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This mural reexamines tools of sustenance and communication in a complex age of technology. A low-powered radio transmitter emits the Navajo phrase “Hozho naahaslii” on station 96.9. “Hozho” encompasses the intrinsic value of living beautifully. The title of the piece is a reference to the traditional origins of weaving in the Navajo Nation. Traditional stories and histories are not seen as myths but rather as timeless representations capable of continually providing perspective and guidance. The figure of Spider Woman is shown in a monumentalized format with patterns emanating from her fingertips, mirroring both textiles and circuit boards. The artist examines how traditional forms of knowledge and communication can coexist with technology in an age of excess.
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-Muros ABQ (support the preservation of murals at murosabq.com)
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Special thanks to all project supporters – City of Albuquerque 1% for Art, 516 ARTS, Wells Park Neighborhood Association, The FUNd at Albuquerque Community Foundation, Intel Corp. and Kwal Paint
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Photos: Archive
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Hey ABQ (and beyond) artists, this is an awesome opportunity to apply for if you do temporary public art with lighting. ...
03/20/2020
Georgetown GLOW DC

Hey ABQ (and beyond) artists, this is an awesome opportunity to apply for if you do temporary public art with lighting. If lighting is not your medium, this call for artists is a beautiful document just to browse and be inspired by anyway. We're certainly inspired and dreaming a little bit bigger for the next round of City Bright later this year.
http://www.georgetownglowdc.com/call-for-artists

Learn about Georgetown GLOW, the dates of the exhibition, time, and other holiday happenings in Georgetown.

“You Are Here” by Rachel Stevens © 2013, Ventana Ranch Park, Albuquerque, NMThe ABQ Public Art and UETF Division staff a...
03/19/2020

“You Are Here” by Rachel Stevens © 2013, Ventana Ranch Park, Albuquerque, NM

The ABQ Public Art and UETF Division staff are here – remotely – looking out of different windows! While we’ve been getting our virtual offices set up and managing the massive Mural Love call, we are ready to make the best use of our page by sharing *paid* opportunities for artists and information about public art in ABQ.

As we shift a bit on some of our own public art project schedules, some sooner – some later, we will keep you posted on their development here. And, just as importantly, we have access to the national network of public art opportunities which we can pass onto artists to apply for projects soon and well into the future.

We know that our fellow public art administrators across the country are continuing their work just like we are doing here, so stay in touch and feel free to reach out, because we are Here! You can call our office phone numbers and leave a message as we can still get our voice mail and email. We will call you back. Email us at [email protected].
Stay Well...

03/19/2020

Sky Portal: the Sculpture
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Experience Sky Portal at the Anderson Abruzzo International Balloon Museum.

“The story of lighter-than-air flight is animated with circles, spheres, rings, and radiating lines. Configured into the elegant balloon form, these geometries change our perception of both earth and sky. Inspired by the structures, history and experience of ballooning, Sky Portal seeks to create a specific place where people come together at the point where sky and earth converge.”
~ artist Randy Walker

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As you may know, the APS Metro Youth Art Exhibit closing reception and awards ceremony scheduled for this evening has be...
03/13/2020

As you may know, the APS Metro Youth Art Exhibit closing reception and awards ceremony scheduled for this evening has been cancelled. We are sad for all the incredibly talented young artists who won’t be getting their due recognition. A special shout out to the Gordon Church Purchase Award winners, whose pieces will become part of the public art collection. Winning artists are students at Atrisco Heritage Academy HS, NextGen Academy HS, and Eldorado HS (pictured here). Student artists, use your time away from school wisely: make more art!
#publicart #APSfinearts #abqpublicart #arteducation #oneabq #OneAlbuquerque #APS #albuquerque #newmexico

We’re sorry, but the “No Way But My Way” exhibition opening tonight at the South Broadway Cultural Center has been cance...
03/12/2020

We’re sorry, but the “No Way But My Way” exhibition opening tonight at the South Broadway Cultural Center has been cancelled. Stay tuned for updates on a rescheduled opening! Stay well!
#SBCC
#oneabq
#southbroadwaygallery

03/12/2020

On The Map: Unfolding Albuquerque Art + Design
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A look back at the Albuquerque Museum Exhibition "On the Map". An expansive collaboration celebrating the history and present of Albuquerque art.

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Historic Women of New Mexico---The Women of New Mexico mural features; artist Pueblita Valarde, Buffalo Soldier Cathay W...
03/09/2020

Historic Women of New Mexico
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The Women of New Mexico mural features; artist Pueblita Valarde, Buffalo Soldier Cathay Williams, Soladera Margarita Neri, Pottery artist Maria Martinez, surrealist artist Remedieos Varo, New Mexican authors Erna Furgason & her sibling, 1940s Barelas resident Carmen Chavez, and Carrie Tingley of Carrie Tingley Hospital. The mural honors women of New Mexico, creating awareness and providing education for youth. Young women in Albuquerque can see the faces of the women that helped build a rich foundation in Albuquerque. These women have been chosen for their powerful and positive visions of NM's culture but also their courage to carry them out, their love for their home and respect for themselves. The mural brings these women's journeys to light so they may speak to our city once again.
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-Muros ABQ (support the preservation of murals at murosabq.com)
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Special thanks to all project supporters – City of Albuquerque 1% for Art
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Photos: Archive
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@oneabq @cityofalbuquerque
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03/05/2020

In-Sight: Vanishing Species, Vanishing Art
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Albuquerque Public Art video series Take Another Look with host Tony Dellaflora talks with Outreach Coordinator Becky Holtzman and Artist Niya Lee about Insight: the Public Art temporary art project.

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02/24/2020

Downtown Murals
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This video is about the City of Albuquerque Public Art murals around Downtown Albuquerque.

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Pat Hurley Park Art by Patricio Zamora (Paz)---Pat Hurley Park is located on two distinct levels. The lower level, adjac...
02/17/2020

Pat Hurley Park Art by Patricio Zamora (Paz)
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Pat Hurley Park is located on two distinct levels. The lower level, adjacent to the Pat Hurley Neighborhood is the site of playing fields, game courts and the Community Center. The upper level serves as a beautiful overlook, framing the downtown city center with the city beyond and the Sandia and Manzano Mountains on the far horizon. It is a panoramic pocket park that connects the sharply delineated upper and lower Hurley neighborhood. At the western edge of the upper park, a plaza-like viewing area has been created. A concrete patio is bordered by a steel fence on the western edge for admiring the view beyond. This steel and concrete structure will be the site of a tile mosaic, visible from the lower park/neighborhood area below, and for a great distance beyond, towards the east.
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-Muros ABQ (support the preservation of murals at murosabq.com)
Special thanks to all project supporters – City of Albuquerque 1% for Art
Photos: Archive
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@oneabq @cityofalbuquerque
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Unquenchable Spirit by Lead Artist Lorenzo Romero, with Donna Romero and Carlos Bobadilla (The Rome & Gold Creative Comp...
02/10/2020

Unquenchable Spirit by Lead Artist Lorenzo Romero, with Donna Romero and Carlos Bobadilla (The Rome & Gold Creative Company)
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The mural panels are narrative and relay a story of people recreating and working within the border of “frame” of trees and urban structures. The figures and objects depicted are dimensional, with several layers of dimensionality. The artwork is intended to be a “story” of the working class; to allow the viewer to peer into the world of the working class and to connect with and see themselves as part of it. The images celebrate aspects of a broad cross-section of people that incorporate joyous interactions of work, play, and living.
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-Muros ABQ (support the preservation of murals at murosabq.com)
Special thanks to all project supporters – City of Albuquerque 1% for Art, Workforce Housing
Photos: Archive
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@oneabq @cityofalbuquerque
#oneabq #abqpublicart #OneAlbuquerque #Albuquerque #NewMexico #abq #art #publicart #murals #instillation #sculpture #photography #fresco #mosaics #socialpractice #temporary #BernalilloCounty #Bernalillo #muralmonday

This album contains murals from Albuquerque, NM.

02/06/2020

Marking Time: The Center of The City Project
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Revivir (Orphan Sign) by Ellen Babcock with Friends of Orphan Signs---Revivrir , completed in 2012, is a public artwork ...
02/03/2020

Revivir (Orphan Sign) by Ellen Babcock with Friends of Orphan Signs
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Revivrir , completed in 2012, is a public artwork installed in an “orphan “ sign at 4119 Central Avenue. It consists of of two images digitally printed on pan flex, a premium grade sign construction vinyl, backlit with LED lights, and trimmed with a purple neon tubing scotch border. The two images were generated by Friends of the Orphan Signs, collaborating with a team of four Highland high school students. Key people involved were Ellen Babcock, Lindsey Fromm, Bethany Delahunt, (FOS) Gabe Thompson, Desiree Holman, Ellie Martin and Hilary Weir. (Highland).

The east facing side of the sign depicts a young woman (Hilary Weir) looming over the Sandias pouring a jug of water, the west facing side depicts the same young woman cradling the sun as it rises.
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-Muros ABQ (support the preservation of murals at murosabq.com)
Special thanks to all project supporters – City of Albuquerque 1% for Art
Photos: Archive
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@oneabq @cityofalbuquerque
#oneabq #abqpublicart #OneAlbuquerque #Albuquerque #NewMexico #abq #art #publicart #murals #instillation #sculpture #photography #fresco #mosaics #socialpractice #temporary #BernalilloCounty #Bernalillo #muralmonday

This album contains murals from Albuquerque, NM.

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ABQ Public Art aids in supporting Albuquerque's creative economy, while enhancing the urban environments the City has to offer. The Public Art Urban Enhancement Division, housed within the City of Albuquerque Cultural Services Department, provides the staffing and administrative support for enabling the Albuquerque Arts Board and its subcommittees to carry out their duties as defined in the Art in Municipal Places Ordinance.

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Been having a blast finding and photographing all the public art here. Great stuff!
Hi, I hope this is alright to post. I'm going to post it in a few Albuquerque sites and would really appreciate any help. My Brother and his family were visiting from Phoenix and someone broke into their car and stole my nieces bag. All she wants back is her art sketchbook, she's a very gifted artist and it means so much, if anyone knows anything please contact me. Like I say not fussed about other things just really want to get this back. Any help is greatly welcomed. Thanks
Come this weekend to Bernalillo.
Hello! If you are looking for something fun to do on a Saturday, here's an upcoming event at the Main Library in May. Lots of local art on display, music, and more at this FREE event!
"The Birth of Color" (please click on art to get the full effect of this work) You can buy it at don-barrett.pixels.com
"Experiment, Experiment, Experiment" My advice to emerging artists. (click on art for a larger image with more detail) Available now at don-barrett.pixels.com
The Space Craft Isaac Asimov leaves Earth orbit on the first populated mission to the red planet Mars. It's scheduled to land on "The Red Sands of Cydonia". (Please click on art for a larger image with more detail) Available exclusively from don-barrett.pixels.com.
Hybrid Abstract: I'm ten years old and my neighbor Nanci and I are playing "A Game of Jacks" I wonder if I can still get to tenzies... (please click on art for a larger image with more detail) My website is: don-barrett.pixels.com
"Ballet Folklorico" It was very important that I give this work a sense of movement and a lot of color. (please click on the art for a larger image with more detail) My website is: don-barrett.pixels.com
"Before the Invention of the Cell Phone..." (please click on the art to enlarge it and get the full effect of the work) My website is don-barrett.pixels.com
"The Red Sands of Cydonia" Science Fiction Space Art! (please click on art to get the full effect of the work) My website is: don-barrett.pixels.com