Alcoves 16/17

On display Mar 5, 2016 - Mar 26, 2017

The ‘Alcoves’ exhibitions are a distinctive feature of the New Mexico Museum of Art. Alcoves 16/17 is a series of seven rotations over the course of a year which will include thirty-five artists in total from across New Mexico. Each rotation will include five artists who will show for seven weeks,

The Alcove exhibitions can be traced back to founding of the Art Gallery of the Museum of New Mexico, now the New Mexico Museum of Art. Small one-person exhibitions were held in the gallery alcoves through the 1950s, resuming in the mid-1980s and early 1990s. In 2012 we revived the Alcove tradition as artist-centered showcases to feature new ideas, artists at all stages of their careers and artwork that is being made in New Mexico right now.

When the New Mexico Museum of Art was established in 1917 our building was designed in a style to celebrate the historic architecture of New Mexico. Unusually for that era, the museum was created to exhibit artwork contemporary to the time. At that same time artists were solicited to come to New Mexico to see, capture, and interpret the remarkable landscape and culture of the region. Many of the artists who came at that time and exhibited here at the museum now form the historic core of our permanent collection.

New Mexico continues to draw artists to live and work here.. To celebrate the artists who work in our state, and in anticipation of the of the Museum’s upcoming centennial, we are presenting a year-long cycle of Alcove exhibitions.

Alcoves 16/17 #1 features the art of Bonnie Lynch, Gloria Graham, Scott Anderson, Scott Greene and Herb Lotz from March 5-April 24, 2016

Alcoves 16/17 #2 features the art of Philip Augustin, Stephen Davis, Katherine Lee, Walter Robinson and Jack Slentz from Friday April 29 - Sunday June 19, 2016

Alcoves 16/17 #3 features the art of Christina Dallas, Tom Joyce, Eliza Naranjo Morse, Heidi Pollard and Cecilia Portal from Friday June-24 - Sunday August 14, 2016

Alcoves 16/17 #4 features the art of Sally Anderson, Sheri Crider, Robert Drummond, Michael Namingha and John Vokoun from Saturday August 20 - Sunday October 9, 2016

Alcoves 16/17 #5 features the art of Mira Burack, Kelly Eckel, Shaun Gilmore, Dara Mark, and Signe Stuart from Saturday October 15 - Sunday December 4, 2016

Alcoves 16/17 #6 features the art of Chris Collins, Christy Georg, Jami Porter Lara, Valerie Roybal and Jo Whaley from Saturday December 10, 2016 - Sunday January 29, 2017

Alcoves 16/17 #7 features the art of Ciel Bergman, Jessika Edgar, Ilona Pachler, Clayton Porter and Edie Tsong runs from Saturday February 4- Sunday March 26, 2017

Alcoves 16/17 #1
Featuring the art of Bonnie Lynch, Gloria Graham, Scott Anderson, Scott Greene and Herbert Lotz.
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Alcoves 16/17 #2
Featuring the art of Philip Augustin, Stephen Davis, Kathrine Lee, Walter Robinson and Jack Slentz
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Alcoves 16/17 #3
Featuring the art of Christina Dallas, Tom Joyce, Eliza Naranjo Morse, Heidi Pollard, and Cecilia Portal.
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Alcoves 16/17 #4
Featuring the art of Sally Anderson, Sheri Crider, Robert Drummond, Michael Namingha, and John Vokoun
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Alcoves 16/17 #5
Featuring the art of Mira Burack, Kelly Eckel, Shaun Gilmore, Dara Mark, and Signe Stuart.
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Alcoves 16/17 #6
Featuring the art of Chris Collins, Christy Georg, Jami Porter Lara, Valerie Roybal and Jo Whaley.
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Alcoves 16/17 #7
Featuring the art of Ciel Bergman, Jessika Edgar, Ilona Pachler, Clayton Porter and Edie Tsong .
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