6 – 8 times a year – OFFCenter holds gallery exhibits with open calls to all artists which are, non-juried, no-fee and low-commission on art sales!
Low commissions on all art sales benefits our exhibiting artists, while still contributing to OFFCenter’s programming for open arts studio and outreach programming for children and youth.
OFFCenter is a member of the Albuquerque Art Business Association and we participate in AABA’s First Friday ARTSCrawl Opening Reception events for our Gallery Exhibits and occasional ARTful Saturday Events.
If you have an idea for a gallery exhibit, come to our Artists’ Network Meetings, held every other Tuesday from 3:30 to 4:30 pm at OFFCenter! Artists of all ages and persuasions welcomed!
Examples of Past GALLERY EXHIBITS:
Out of Your Gourd
An exhibit devoted to a variety of creations in a variety of themes using gourds as source material and inspiration.
OFFCenter’s Holiday Gift Bazaar
Get the gifts that give back! Support local emerging and low-income artists while finding that perfect Holiday gift from a variety of hand-crafted, affordable arts and crafts in this exhibit/sale featuring some of OFFCenter’s studio artists who’ve expanded their OFFCenter Sales Shop inventories into our gallery.
“Homebound: The Art of Isolation”
This exhibition features the work of New Mexico artists who cannot or do not leave their homes. Participating artists may be self-identified as “homebound” due to illness, disability, house arrest, or other reasons. Arrangements might have been made to pick up work from the artist for this exhibition or they might have chosen to submit work anonymously.
Art for the Earth
Throughout April, OFFCenter will be celebrating Earth Month with a special exhibit — Art for the Earth – a non-juried exhibit of works created from natural materials, celebrating the natural world. Works will include from a special Spirit Dolls & Fetishes Workshop presented by the Rainbow Artists Women Artists’ Collective. Check offcenterarts.org for workshop dates and details.
“Come Together: Collage, Assemblage & Community”
In culmination of a series of collage and assemblage workshops and events offered throughout 2014-15, OFFCenter presents Come Together, a show of collage and assemblage art. This non-juried show of works from New Mexico artists includes pieces created during workshops led by local artists Lea Anderson, Marcia Sednek, Rachel Harris-Huffman, and others. Check offcenterarts.org for workshop dates and details.
2014 EXHIBITS: “Dark Shadows” – Shadows, Silhouettes, and the Space Between • Annual OFFCenter Birthday Bash/Holiday Arts & Crafts Sale • Winter Wildcards presented by OFFCenter’s Card Making Committee • Rainbow Artists – Special Exhibit The Rainbow Artists – Women’s Artists Collective – a special showcase exhibit • “Hand Made in the Shade” – Lamp Shades and Unique Lighting Assemblage • “There Is Only Time” — Artwork relating to time and how it influences our lives, as well as clocks, watches, and other artistic time pieces. Presented in collaboration with ABQ Hours Exchange, a Service Exchange/Time Bank for the Albuquerque Area. For more info: www.abqhours.org.