August 2022: Making Adjustments

August 2022: Making Adjustments

This month I am featuring a wonderful book that I have working on the design of the cover and the interior, including its cover illustration! Marjorie St. Clair (writersadventure.com) has lived a colorful and creative life as a feminist, writer and mentor to other women in expressing themselves. I previously designed her two writing workbooks including the cover illustrations, Wild Women Write: Re-connecting with the Wild Feminine and Writes of Passage: Writing through the Seasons of Your Life. I recommend Marjorie’s creative and insightful exploration of women’s lives, rich with prompts to help the writer in both self-discovery and self-expression.

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July 2022: Taking Stock

July 2022: Taking Stock

I’m feeling jet-lagged from a kind of time traveling after returning to Albuquerque from re-visiting Massachusetts, where I spent my formative years as a young adult. The recent news of mass shootings in Buffalo and Texas have also added to my sense of dislocation. Here we go again—change is so hard—yet I think it’s important to believe that we can change for the better, both as individuals and as a society, especially when it seems impossible. So let’s double our determination to make decisions now that will make a better future for all.

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June 2022: Back to the Future

June 2022: Back to the Future

I’m feeling jet-lagged from a kind of time traveling after returning to Albuquerque from re-visiting Massachusetts, where I spent my formative years as a young adult. The recent news of mass shootings in Buffalo and Texas have also added to my sense of dislocation. Here we go again—change is so hard—yet I think it’s important to believe that we can change for the better, both as individuals and as a society, especially when it seems impossible. So let’s double our determination to make decisions now that will make a better future for all.

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May 2022: Wrapping Up

May 2022: Wrapping Up

How do you measure the success of an art show? Sales? Number of visitors? Amount of media interest? Or the impact it makes with the viewers? I don’t have the numbers yet to measure sales or the number visitors, but I do know that from the media interest and word of mouth that people have really enjoyed the show and are taking an interest in what a great art community we have in Albuquerque.

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April 2022: Applause!

April 2022: Applause!

First, I would like to applaud all of you for your support in making these artistic adventures happen! I returned Monday after delivering 60 pieces of art from the eight Albuquerque artists chosen for VIVID: A Sampling of Today’s Albuquerque Art Scene. I was delighted to attend the opening on Saturday, April 9, at the Attleboro Arts Museum located in Attleboro, Massachusetts. The show runs through May 6th.

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February 2022: Getting Ready!

February 2022: Getting Ready!

It’s been seven years since I was first introduced virtually to Attleboro Arts Museum’s Executive Director and Chief Curator Mim Brooks Fawcett by some friends and supporters in the area. In our conversation, the idea to have a group of work by Albuquerque-area artists exhibited at the Museum was born and six years ago I signed a contract to deliver and the work to the museum in the Spring of 2021. The Artists were selected by Fawcett in January of 2020. Last year the exhibit was postponed due to COVID to 2022, but now we have the artists, the artwork, a title, and the dates for the show!

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January 2022: Moving Ahead

January 2022: Moving Ahead

The week between Christmas and New Year’s Day has always been one of my favorite times. As a child, I enjoyed having no school, hanging out with my cousins, doing puzzles, playing games, and, as I got older, going to snow camp. This past week I spent my time finishing up one artwork and starting another as well as collecting final submissions of artwork from the other artists who will be showing with me at the Attleboro Museum this coming April. For me this winter will be all about planning and getting ready for this art adventure seven years in the making.

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November 2021: Gratitude

November 2021: Gratitude

November arrives on Monday and I’m giving thanks already! ‘m grateful for continued good health, my Mother’s long life, my two sons, extended family and friends. I’m also grateful for the time I have to make and exhibit artwork and write poetry. And I’m so very grateful for all of you who follow and support these creative endeavors!

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October 2021: Changes

October 2021: Changes

It’s October already and it’s even looking like fall here in Albuquerque. Check out Jade Levya’s work at Ghostwolf Gallery and the One Heart, One Mind show at the Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey. And another road trip for the Postcards to America quickly approaching.

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September 2021: Grief & Gratitude

September 2021: Grief & Gratitude

A representative sample of Julie Brokken’s artwork and studio life will be in the back room of the Tortuga Gallery through the end of the year. Ripples from the Center: a Little Beauty & Art, Poetry & Heart to Enlighten You on Your Way, a book of her art and poetry is available online. Coming up this First Friday, September 3, a month-long group show and events focused on Grief and Gratitude will be held at Tortuga Gallery, 901 Edith Avenue SE, scroll down to see the listing of artists and events.

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July 2021: There and Back Again

July 2021: There and Back Again

One my favorite parts of a road trip is coming home again and reaffirming why I love New Mexico so much even when in I lampoon it as the Land of Bombardment in my latest artwork in my Postcards to America series.

On First Friday, July 2nd, please join me this month in stopping in at Next Best Thing To Being There boutique on Mountain Road to support Lesley Long, a local artist and former housemate, who is going through treatment for cancer and the unfortunate economic side effects that go with it. Then mosey down the road to Ghostwolf Gallery to meet a couple of new artists and say hi to the old ones.

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June 2021: On the Road Again

June 2021: On the Road Again

Along with most of us in the U.S. we are celebrating the ability to travel and to be closer to friends and family. From May 30 to June 8 I’ll be traveling with my youngest son to complete his driver’s education, deliver artwork to a show in upstate New York and visit an old friend in Ithaca. Meanwhile the Albuquerque art scene is chugging along again…

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May 2021: May Days

May 2021: May Days

On May 1—visit the online auction to benefit the Rio Grande Borderland Ministries. On May 7—come by and Ghostwolf Gallery at our new location in Old Town’s patio market for First Friday.. Finally on May 21— The Art of Quarantine closes at Gallery with a Cause at the New Mexico Cancer Center–visit the website and vote your favorite artist.

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March 2021: Spring 2021 Restart

March 2021: Spring 2021 Restart

Spring 2021 Restart—After a long winter, spring is approaching with a sense of hope with Ghostwolf Gallery reopening in a new location and my artwork being exhibited in two group shows—one at Tortuga Gallery and the other at Gallery with a Cause at the New Mexico Cancer Center.

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December 2020: Holiday News

December 2020: Holiday News

Most holiday shopping is online this year for good reason. Ghostwolf Gallery is allowed to be open at 25% capacity (about 5 people)—but Amy, leader of the pack, has wisely left it up to each artist’s discretion. I have decided to be at Ghostwolf Gallery at 2043 South Plaza St NW on the next two Sundays, December 13 and 20, between Noon and 4pm for last minute holiday shopping. If you are out and about, come say hello and wear your mask! We’ve got plenty of gift items from $5 on up.

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Aug-Sept 2020: Looking Forward

Aug-Sept 2020: Looking Forward

August has been a busy but quiet month of working with other artists on their websites, with poets and writers with their books, and finishing the edits on my first book consisting of poetry alone (no art other than the cover)—but September looks to be even busier.

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July 2020: What’s Going On?

July 2020: What’s Going On?

Marvin Gaye wrote his classic song What’s Going On? in 1971 and nearly fifty years later it sounds like it could have been written today. I started my Postcards to America series last fall because as the mother of two young men of color problems from policing to mass incarceration to healthcare disparities combined with the challenges of climate change were weighing heavily on my mind. When the pandemic started, I thought that no one would want to see artwork about these problems, but I needed to address them for my own peace of mind. I was wrong.

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June 2020: Finding a Way Forward

June 2020: Finding a Way Forward

We are all trying to find a way forward through problems we can only solve together—the COVID 19 pandemic, the racism pandemic, the violence pandemic, the climate pandemic. As a mother, and especially as a mother of two young men of color, I feel overwhelmed. Making art and writing poetry is how I process these feelings.

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May 2020: Zoom Zoom Zoom

May 2020: Zoom Zoom Zoom

Like everyone else my life has become Zoom-centric. I watch my favorite comic relief on Zoom, listen or read to poetry on Zoom, and consulting and teaching using Zoom. I just want to zoom ahead to future normal. Here are a few of the non-zoom projects I’m working on.

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April 2020: Postcards, Poetry & Pandemic

April 2020: Postcards, Poetry & Pandemic

I hope you and your loved ones are all in good health. Let me share a little distraction from the bad news—here are some updates on ongoing creative projects that are keeping me sane during this crisis.

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March 2020: Women’s Work

March 2020: Women’s Work

Join Ghostwolf Gallery in celebrating women in the fourth annual Women’s Work exhibition, celebrate the launch of the mural at Little Bird de Papel, and learn about New Mexico Suffragists!

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February 2020: Loving to the Moon and Back

February 2020: Loving to the Moon and Back

A Roman fertility feast, a Christian martyr losing his life by defying an emperor to secretly marry soldiers to their beloveds,
a Celtic legend about birds mating on February 14th?  No matter why February 14 became the day to celebrate love,
we humans have always loved who we love “to the Moon and back again” no matter the obstacles.

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JANUARY 2020: Leaping into the Now

JANUARY 2020: Leaping into the Now

This time of year we all spend time looking back and looking forward. Entering 2020 and a new decade, our direction as a country and a planet seem more urgent than ever. And I am reminded that we each only have NOW.

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OCTOBER 2019: What’s Up, Jack?

OCTOBER 2019: What’s Up, Jack?

Have you ever noticed how many idioms and characters in folklore use the name Jack? This month Jack and His Legendary Bones, makes his Ghostwolf Gallery debut at the October 4, 5-8pm opening.

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SEPTEMBER 2019: Down for the Cause(s)

SEPTEMBER 2019: Down for the Cause(s)

September arrives and its time to get serious. Just as it comes up to two years from my sister’s end-stage cancer diagnosis and the recent news that another friend has developed cancer, I am honored to be showing at the Gallery with a Cause at the New Mexico Cancer Center. It opens on Friday, September 6, 6-8:30pm.

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AUGUST 2019: Exhibits, Ribbon Cutting and ABQ Showcase

AUGUST 2019: Exhibits, Ribbon Cutting and ABQ Showcase

August is heating up with two First Friday exhibits at Ghostwolf and Tortuga Galleries on August 2, a ribbon cutting for the Orpheum Community Hub Mural on Monday, August 12, 1:30-2:30pm, and the Albuquerque Art Showcase at the Convention Center form August 15-19.

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May 2019: Spring’s Igniting

May 2019: Spring’s Igniting

Spring has definitely ignited in Albuquerque with 70-80 degree days, blossom-laden trees, mural planning full steam ahead, and exhibits multiplying.. Read on for more about the Orpheum Hub Mural progress, Mother’s Day Tour and Art Show in Huning Highland, latest news from Ghostwolf Gallery, and future dates to save in your calendar.

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APRIL 2019: Riding the Wind

APRIL 2019: Riding the Wind

It’s April and the wind is blowing in Albuquerque.  After a quiet and recuperative winter, I’m airborne again with Hexagram paintings arriving en force at Ghostwolf Gallery, several of the House of Cards series paintings (among others) hanging at Slice Parlor, and a new mural picking up steam at the Orpheum Community Hub on the southeast corner of Coal and 2nd downtown. These plus other opportunities are cropping up like the weeds, the wind and rain has planted in my xeriscaped front yard.

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MARCH 2019: Women’s Work

MARCH 2019: Women’s Work

Ghostwolf Gallery celebrates National Women’s History Month with it’s annual Women’s Work juried exhibition. Now in it’s third year, this eclectic exhibition explores female identity: past, present, and future, through the works of local women artists.

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FEBRUARY 2019: All Heart

FEBRUARY 2019: All Heart

Thanks for the love, Tortuga Gallery! The 64 Hexagrams series have had a long debut at Tortuga Gallery, but will soon be leaving to make room for the The Secret Lives of Art Teachers on February 1st. All hearts at Ghostwolf Gallery which will be featuring Jeanette Cook on First Friday, February 1st, 5-8pm.

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