Albuquerque, NM, October 20-December 2
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The annual Miniatures & More show and sale at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History opens on October 20 with a gala reception from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Paintings by more than 130 artists are on view, and this is the only time during the year when artworks in one of the museum’s exhibits are for sale. The event is presented by the Albuquerque Museum Foundation in cooperation with the museum.
The fund-raiser offers art lovers the opportunity to see recent works by painters, sculptors, printmakers, and photographers. Among the participating artists are Leon Loughridge, Miguel Martinez, Wayne Salge, Linda St. Clair, William Hook, and Glenna Goodacre. “We hope that the mix-traditional and contemporary styles, well-known artists and new voices-will encourage visitors to see something new and perhaps open up to expressions different than what they are used to,” says Andrew Connors, the museum’s curator of art.
Landscape painter Leigh Gusterson, a 12-year participant in the event, says she relishes being part of the show because it’s local, and her subject matter focuses on the many natural wonders near her home in northern New Mexico. “The people who go to the show and live here really connect with my paintings because I try to capture the essence of the landscape here,” Gusterson says.
Albuquerque-based painter Rosalyn Roembke, a 20-year veteran of the exhibit, also looks forward to participating because she considers the presentation a “quality show with top-notch artists. In the last several years there has been quite a variety of work, ranging from abstract to representational,” Roembke says. “And today the show attracts a lot of young people in the community who can’t afford to start collecting expensive art. The miniatures show is a beginning for them. It’s an event that is good for the community and good for the artists.”
Connors agrees, saying the fund-raiser is a win-win situation for everyone: “Our visitors can acquire a new treasure for their collections, the artists get some income, and the museum’s educational programs and exhibitions are enriched.” –Bonnie Gangelhoff
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