HOME: A s(and) Exhibition | October 2017 at The Harwood Art Center

      Opening Reception: Friday, October 6, 6 - 8pm
      Exhibitions Run: October 6 - 26, 2017
Home: (s)and Collective
Home is both a place and a space in our minds. Home can refer to the intimacy of our domestic spaces, the specificity of a geographic location, the nostalgia that is recalled by our five senses, and a place of refuge and safety that exists among family, friends, and community. In this exhibition, a group of 12 Albuquerque artists from the s(and) Collective share creative expressions of their notions of home, within the context of their work together as artists.

at The Harwood Art Center
1114 Seventh St. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Monday–Thursday: 9 am–5 pm
Friday: 9 am–4 pm
Saturday–Sunday: Closed

Albuquerque The Magazine | September 2017 Issue

TONDO: an Exhibition by s(and) Artist Collective at Exhibit/208

TONDO: An Exhibition by the s(and) Artist Collective

Exhibit 208
March 4 – April 1, 2017
Reception: Friday, March 10, 5-8 pm

Gallery Hours: Thurs-Sat, 10-4 and by appointment 505.450.6884

For centuries, artists have explored the circular format of the tondo – from the painted mythology of ancient Greek kylix and the circular Italian religious paintings of the 15th century, to artworks by Carmen Herrera, Sol LeWitt, Michelle Grabner, and others.

TONDO presents a contemporary exploration of this ancient format by thirteen women artists in the s(and) Artist Collective. This exhibition includes paintings, wall works, sculptures, and photography that re-interpret and expand on the format and history of circular and spherical artworks.

The artists will be present at the opening reception Friday, March 10th from 5:00pm – 8:00 pm. Exhibit 208 gallery hours are Thursday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, and by appointment. For additional information, please contact Exhibit 208 Director, Kim Arthun, at 505.450.6884 or visit http://exhibit208.com.

Artists in this exhibition include Lea Anderson, Angela Berkson, Jill Christian, Sally Condon, Kelly Eckel, Dana Lynn Kleinman, Stephanie Lerma, Jessamyn Lovell, Heidi Pollard, Rachel Popowcer, Valerie Roybal, Shawn Turung, and Cedra Wood.

"The Thing of it Is" Exhibition - Washington Art Association

I'm very pleased to share that one of my paintings, Epic Sunrise, is included in The Thing of it Is, a group exhibition curated by the painter, Eric Aho.

Washington Art Association
4 Bryan Memorial Plaza
Washington Depot, CT  06794

Exhibition Dates: July 23, 2016 - August 20, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 23rd from 4 - 6pm

Gallery Hours: M - Sa.: 10am - 5pm; Sunday: Noon - 4pm

For more information, please contact us either by email at washingtonart@snet.net or by telephone at 860.868.2878.

Here's a link to an article about Mr. Aho and the exhibition:

Artspace111 Regional Juried Exhibition

Third Annual Regional Juried Exhibition
111 Hampton Street, Fort Worth, TX
June 24 - August 6, 2016
Opening reception: Friday, June 24, 5:00-8:00 pm

s(and): an introduction at Exhibit|208 in Albuquerque

Exhibit | 208
208 Broadway SE
Albuquerque NM 87102

exhibition dates: 5/2-5/30/15
opening reception with artists: 5/8 5-8pm

Artists exhibiting:
Lea Anderson, Shawn Turung, Stephanie Lerma
Angela Berkson, Kelly EckelCedra Wood, Dana & Ruth Kleinman, Valerie Roybal, Jessamyn Lovell, Sally Condon, Heidi Pollard, Jill Christian, and Rachel Popowcer

curated by Jessica Veit

“Sand” is a curious material. Grains from mysterious and varied origins collect together in unity, be it a beach, a desert, a garden or or a playground. Sand can be part of an oasis of safety and also a stormy, destructive force. Sand can be a soft, soothing surface and also a scratchy irritant. Sand can express a range of qualities and invoke varied responses.

We are a group of artists, based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This exhibition will serve to introduce our work as unique particles of a whole, a sum and its parts, to illustrate the diversity and quality of artistic voices in this region. Coming together as a community, we promote community, despite differences, to create a unified force of impact.

Our work rejects the desire for categorization by gender or place; each artist in the collective is unique in style, process, and vision. Photography, sculpture, painting, and works on paper; abstract and figurative, personal to universal: try to define us and grains will be sure to escape through the filter.

Go With the Grain: Opening Reception for s(and): an introduction

Art on the Edge at New Mexico Museum Opening April 17

I'm very pleased to share that three of my paintings have been chosen for the Art on the Edge exhibition at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe.  Seven artists from New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, Utah, and Texas were selected by juror Nora Burnett Abrams, Associate Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver.  The other artists selected are Will Clift (www.willclift.com), Danae Falliers (danae-falliers.squarespace.com), Ian Fisher (www.ianfisherart.com), Sarah McKenzie (www.sarahmckenzie.com), Chris Oatey (www.chrisoatey.com), and Kate Rivers (www.kateriversart.com).


Art on the Edge 2015
New Mexico Museum of Art
Santa Fe, New Mexico.
April 17 – August 16, 2015

Public reception: April 17, 2015, 5:30-7:30


An exhibition catalog is available for viewing and purchase at http://www.blurb.com/b/6106754-art-on-the-edge.

Building the Image: The Lady Minimalists at Smink Dallas

April 4 - May 2, 2015
Dara Mark, Danielle Shelley, Shaun Gilmore, Jill Christian, Signe Stuart, Janice Wall
Smink Inc.
1019 Dragon Street
Dallas, TX 75207

In the hills above Santa Fe, early in 2011, the Lady Minimalists formed their collective.  Today, this is a group of six visual artists of varying ages and differing backgrounds.  

The scene began with investigations into current threads of contemporary art, and led to lively discussions, collaborative projects, and group exhibits.   The group has shown at Axle Contemporary in Santa Fe (2013), at the ART[s] UP Salon in Galisteo, NM (2014), at the Mesa Public Library Upstairs Art Gallery in Los Alamos, NM (2013), and in a project space at Art Santa Fe (2012).  Currently they are part of the exhibit, AXLE INDOORS, at Peters Projects, the new contemporary incarnation of the Gerald Peters Gallery in Santa Fe.

The Lady Minimalists Tea Society (proper name) is noted for intentionally pared–down processes, use of simplified materials, and purposeful use of structure, which is often developed through repetition.  Each artist reflects the rich combination of northern New Mexico history, culture and social need, within the perimeters of modern art.  It is a paradox of sorts; the contradiction of deeply rustic, historic surroundings and the language of artistic abstraction.  But like Agnes Martin and Florence Pierce before them, their work is derived from the open vistas, the clear light, and the silence of this region.

Interview on 365 Artists|365 Days

Thank you to the people at 365artists365days for including me in their project!

365 Artists | 365 Days is a project that was started January 1, 2014 by Frank Juarez Gallery and Greymatter Gallery. Their website spotlights contemporary artists daily from across the globe.

Hope you enjoy my interview and take some time to check out the other artists on the site!

New American Paintings West

I am pleased to share that I have been included in New American Paintings West (Issue 114).  Juror, Nora Burnett Abrams, Associate Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, chose works from approximately 1,000 applicants to be featured in the No. 114, West Edition.

Impressions: Paintings by Jill Christian, Sept. 19-Nov. 7, 2014

An exhibition of my paintings opens September 19th at The Jonathan Abrams MD Art Gallery, University of New Mexico Hospital.

Impressions: Paintings by Jill Christian
September 19 - November 7, 2014

Opening Reception:
 Friday, September 19, 4-6 pm

The Jonathan Abrams MD Art Gallery
University of New Mexico Hospital
Fifth Floor, Ambulatory Care Center

The gallery is open weekdays from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm. Parking is available at the UNM Hospital West Parking Structure (Lomas & Yale).

Studio Visit Magazine Volume 25

I am very pleased to announce that my work has been included in Vol. 25 (2014) of Studio Visit Magazine, a juried series of artist books. My paintings are featured on page 25.

Also in this issue is Susan Emmerson (http://www.susanemmerson.com/)(page 70) a fellow graduate from the MFA program at Lesley University College of Art and Design, and Page Coleman (http://www.pagecolemangallery.com/)(page 47), an artist and gallery owner in Albuquerque.  Page was also one of my mentors during the LUCAD MFA program, and was instrumental in my exploration of color during the program.

MAS ATTACK comes to Albuquerque!

July 19 MAS Attack brought a group of Los Angeles artists together with Albuquerque artists for MAS*Albuquerque. Held at Creative Albuquerque's downtown location, this was MAS Attack's third road trip and was organized by Albuquerque's own Nancy Zastudil and ARTRA Curatorial.

Here are some links to learn more about MAS (Mutual Appreciation Society) Attack:

Alibi: "Imagine a festive “one-night-only” art event more like a rock concert than a gallery opening."


Local IQ: "For one night only, Albuquerque is being invaded — by artists. MAS ATTACK, a city-to-city exhibit put on by ARTRA Curatorial, hails from Los Angeles. It is a project designed to put together 30 L.A. artists with 30 Albuquerque artists to create a collage exhibit meant to spark conversation, creativity and collaboration."

"ARTRA Curatorial
 is a volunteer organization for the implementation of new modes of exhibition, locally, nationally and internationally, that feature artist-led emerging platforms and opportunity based interactions and community building via social practice type events.

Founded by Max Presneill and Colton Stenke in 2009 and now joined by Kio Griffith, the group has instigated large scale art events and exchanges, as well as the alternative art fair Co/Lab, throughout Los Angeles and has new projects being presented in China, France and UK in 2014, as well as the continuation of their MAS ATTACK series of events both in LA and other US cities."

Valentine's Day 2014 Art+Singles Auction

"Pink Painting", 2009. Acrylic on paper (framed), 23"x22"

I’ve paired one of my paintings with one of these fantastic singles!  Don’t sit at home on Valentine’s Day -- Come on out to ArtBar for an evening of fun and a singles + art auction supporting New Mexico AIDS Services and Progress Now New Mexico.  See the ArtBar posting for details on the event and how to purchase tickets.

ArtBar is getting rid of the nasty little COUPLES tradition that Valentine's Day is - Feb 14th 2014 @ 8pm come be part of an Art/Singles Auction - buy art, it comes with a date, or vice versa! Food and "some" drink included with purchase of ticket - more available night of the event of course!

Local celebs, artists, and hardworking guys and gals up for auction - nice art to go along with em!!!! It's gonna be a good ol' non-traditional night. Some of our singles include: Hakim Bellamy, Shastyn Friedman, Sera Miles, Hillary Frost aka DJ ILL Audia, Kelly Fernandez of Paris A Go Go, and so many more!

Local artisans include: Tattoo Artists from Archetype Dermagraphic, Christian Gallegos, Cloudface, and again, so many more!

A portion of the proceeds from this amazing and fun night will go to benefit NM Aids Services; this event is made possible through a partnership with Progress Now New Mexico, ArtBar by Catalyst Club, and NM Aids Services.

For more information, visit ArtBar by Catalyst Club's FaceBook page: https://www.facebook.com/ArtBarByCatalystClub

Purchase tickets at Hold My Ticket: http://holdmyticket.com/#/e/163619

ArtSpark's 4th Birthday Bash - January 26th, 2014

Please join us for ArtSpark's 4th Birthday Bash at the ArtBar by Catalyst Club on January 26th from 4:30-6:30p. We've got a bevvy of great artists and performers that eve, including aerialist Kaeti Frady, musician/composer Monica Demarco, visual artists (and ArtSparkers!) Burgy (aka Gladys Potts) and Jill Christian, photographer Guadalupe Chavez, dance on video artists Evangel King and Kristine Maltrud, and luscious grown-up cookies to go with those great cocktails.

PLEASE JOIN US - it's going to be a GREAT event!

You can purchase tickets here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/534668

Sunday, Jan. 26
4:30-6:30 pm
ArtBar by Catalyst Club
119 Gold SW, Albuquerque NM

Momentary: Jill Christian & Ana Medina

October 4-29 2013
Reception: Friday 10/4, 6-8PM.  Public Lecture: Tuesday 10/29, 2PM

The William Platz Gallery at Southwest University of Visual Arts www.suva.edu
5000 Marble Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 505-274-7575 Gallery Hours: M-F 8AM-5PM, Sat. 9AM-1PM

ArtGraze Art + Design Salon Show for Artists and Interior Designers

ArtGraze Art + Design Salon Show
ArtGraze Artists + Interior Designers


Friday, Sept 13, 2013 through Sunday, Sept 15, 2013
Pippin Contemporary Gallery
200 Canyon Rd., Santa Fe, NM

Opening Reception: Friday, Sept 13, 20135:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Free to public.

Speakers Event:

Zane Bennett Gallery
435 S Guadalupe, Santa Fe, NM

Saturday, Sept. 14, 2103
1:30 pm - 4:45 pm

This event is open to the public.There will be a $20 charge at the door for non members. Space is limited, so please arrive by 1:00 pm to get a seat. The program begins at 1:30 pm sharp. Light food and beverages will be provided.

Scheduled speakers:

Sandy Zane, owner of Zane Bennett  Gallery, will be speaking on her experience with the design process, working in collaboration with John Padilla AIA on the creation of her gallery.

Robert Gamblin, artist, advisor to the Smithsonian Institute, and creator of Gamblin Art Materials will speak on his relationship with color.

Bernadette Vadurro,CSP “Three Top Tips for Presenting, How to Sell Your Presentation” Bernadette is a Certified Speaking Professional, and the President of Speakers Live, Inc. She has presented to the AIA locally and regionally.

Suzanna Gratz, Director of ArtMuse.tv will demonstrate her high digital system that serves the fine art, real estate, and design industries.

Jennifer Ashton, Designer, will speak about the upcoming Fashion and Design Showhouse Santa Fe 2013.

Jacqueline Butler, ASID, will begin the program with an
introduction to ArtGraze and the artists, galleries, and designers featured on ArtGraze.com and social media sites.

There will be light refreshments, giveaways, and a
drawing held with some exciting door prizes for those present at the end of the event.

About ArtGraze

Connecting Artists & Designers Together To Grace The Buildings & Homes Of The World.

ArtGraze facilitates alliances between artists,
galleries, and interior design professionals in order to better serve their clients with emphasis placed on “the art of living with art”. We invite practicing architects and interior designers to share examples of their work in
which art takes a prominent position in the evolution of the design project from start to finish.

Contact information for the designers, artists, and affiliated galleries featured on ArtGraze is shown along with links to their websites.

"Black & White" at Woodstock School of Art (May 18-July 6, 2013)

This Saturday,  May 18, is the opening reception for Black & White, a group exhibition juried by Peik Larsen, at the Woodstock School of Art in Woodstock, NY.

46 works will be featured that honor "the absence of color". But you'll find these pieces to be anything but colorless.

I'm honored to have one of my paintings included in this exhibition.

Exhibition Dates: May 18 - July 6, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Gallery Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday 9:00 - 3:00; After June 1, Monday-Saturday, 9:00 - 3:00

The Woodstock School of Art
2470 Route 212
Woodstock, NY 12498

845. 679. 2388

Objectified: AIB MFA Alumni Exhibition in Cambridge, MA

One of my paintings will be in the upcoming AIB MFA Alumni exhibition, Objectified, in Cambridge, MA.

The exhibit runs from January 4, 2013 to January 12, 2013. Gallery hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Opening reception
January 4, 2013
6:00-9:00 pm
Lesley University/Art Institute of Boston
Washburn Hall Auditorium
10 Phillips Place
Cambridge, MA

The show catalog can be viewed on Blurb.com.

The theme for this year’s Biennial—“Objectified"—challenges the AIB artists to explore the dynamic
range of power inherent in objectifying a subject or conversely, by focusing intently and decisively on a single object. More than 300 people visited the first MFA Alumni exhibition opening, and the University is expecting this event to be just as spectacularly attended.

The AIB MFA Alumni have orchestrated this group exhibition in cooperation with Lesley University as a
celebration of the diversity and strength of the creative bonds forged in AIB’s intensive low-residency MFA program. This exhibition is also dedicated toward fostering deeper ties between AIB and the main Lesley
University campus as AIB prepares to transition to its new location in Porter Square, Cambridge, MA.

To follow the progress of the show, please visit the exhibition’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/AibMfaAlumniExhibition

Studio Visit with Contemporary Art Society of New Mexico

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

For more information on CAS NM and membership opportunities, visit www.casofnm.org.

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