N4th Gallery

Craft in Albuquerque

July 29 – September 7, 2015

Friday, August 7, 5-6:30pm

Info: 505-345-2140

Selection of traditional and contemporary work created in Albuquerque bridging the gap between beauty and function in clay, metalwork, fiber, wood, and basketry.

N4th Theater


August 7 – 8, 2015
Friday & Saturday 7:30pm

Performance to benefit the launch of SHIFT Contemporary Dance Collective

Suggested donation: starting $10 /person, cash only
Reservations encouraged: SHIFTCDC@gmail.com

Visual Arts Outreach

(This) Ability

On view through August 1, 2015

Friday July 10, 5-7pm

Fuller Lodge Art Center
2132 Central Avenue, Los Alamos NM 87544
Info: 505-662-1635; gallery@fullerlodgeartcenter.com

Exhibition of artwork by 30 artists includes 15 works by seven artists from the VSA Day Arts and Exploratory Arts programs.

Link to Online Gallery

Link to VSA interview

<<See information at left

Printervention Redux
at Robinson Park

Tamarind Lithographs by VSA Artists will be given away for FREE to passersby. Look for the table with VSA Arts & Crafts for sale.

Saturday, July 25, 8am – 12noon
Robinson Park Growers Market
Downtown Albuquerque at 8th & Central

Info: 505-345-2872 x 11

Art Show Fundraiser

VSA Artist Tonya Rivera is selling her artwork to benefit the Every Ability Plays Project. Funds will be used to help construct accessible playgrounds at Loma Linda and beyond.

Saturday & Sunday, July 11-12, 1-6pm
Loma Linda Community Center
1700 Yale SE, Albuquerque 87106


17th Annual Great Southwestern Antique Show

Artwork by VSA Artists for sale. Look for our display!

Saturday, August 8, 9am-5pm
Sunday, August 9, 10am-4pm
$12/ day or $20 two-day pass

Charity Sneak Preview
Friday, August 7, 2-7pm
$100 donation w/weekend pass

Lujan Center – Expo NM Fairgrounds

Info and Tickets

N4th Newsletter

April-May 2014 Newsletter

>> Click to view PDF file


Images from VSA Artwork in Los Alamos Show

image credits: CW from top right: Vessels, Jamy Cantrell; Portrait in Purple, Chris Turrietta; Four Years in the Making, Sal Tarin; Complementary Colors, Sarah Wilson; Red Flower for Rich, Rudy Via; Harmony in Spring, Ralph Gonzales; The Inquisition, Marissa, Jose Louis Fernandez

VSA Artwork in Los Alamos Show

(This) Ability

On view through August 1, 2015
Monday through Saturday, 10am – 4pm

Reception: Friday, July 10, 2015, 5-7pm

Fuller Lodge Art Center
2132 Central Avenue, Los Alamos 87544
Info: 505-662-1635; gallery@fullerlodgeartenter.com

Link to Online Gallery

Struggles and difficulties are often what make us stronger and force us to forge a unique path…. The call for art for (This) Ability brought in numerous submissions from which works by thirty artists were selected for a month long exhibition at the landmark Fuller Lodge Art Center in Los Alamos. Nearly one-fourth of the artists are from VSA’s Day Arts and Exploratory Arts programs, contributing a total of 15 pieces in various media to the very colorful and compelling exhibit.

(This) Ability is the first gallery exhibition for all but one of the seven VSA Artists, Ralph Gonzales (See information about Ralph’s nomination for the 2015 Governor’s Award, below) The other six artists from VSA and highlights of their abilities are as follows:
Jamy Cantrell – Jamy’s work in clay is impressive for the variety of items she creates, for the scale of her massive hand-built vessels, and for the quantity of artwork she can produce.
Jose Luis Fernandez – Jose Luis’ attention to detail is evident in all his work. His portraits are meticulously executed, often with intense detail in the eyes and ears.
Salomon Tarin  – Sal’s patient and careful work is evident in his most recently completed piece, a hand-sewn quilt that took him four years to make.
Chris Turrietta  – Chris imparts everything he does with a unique sense of style. He has every intention of continuing to sell more, to create, to explore.
Sarah Wilson  – Sarah loves birds and although she didn’t know how to paint them, she never questioned her ability to learn. Her first bird painting sold immediately.
Rudy Via  – Rudy can visualize different animals and render their essence with a confidence that comes with natural artistic ability.

N4th Artists in the Community

Ralph Gonzales and his sister Erlinda Saavedra with Ralph’s artwork

Ralph Gonzales and his sister Erlinda Saavedra with Ralph’s artwork

Lifetime Achievement and
Support of the Arts in NM

Ralph Gonzales Nominated for Governor’s Award

Longtime VSA Day Artist Ralph Gonzales has been nominated by New Mexico State Rep. Deborah Armstrong for the 2015 Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts.

Born in Las Vegas, Ralph has lived all but two years in New Mexico and for most of his life has lived in Albuquerque. Ralph began working as an artist in 2000, the year he began attending VSA arts of New Mexico. Ralph’s creative abilities, combined with an innate sense of color and a dedication to doing the best he can do, has turned Ralph into a prolific and successful artist.

Thank you, Rep. Deborah Armstrong and staff assistant Kelly Smyer for this exciting nomination and for the recognition of Ralph’s achievements.


Need a space for classes, meetings, rehearsals, or parties?

We'd like to help. We welcome community members to our facilities for arts and education-related activities. Our rental fees are negotiable. We have six studios and classrooms ranging in size from 20' x 13' to 30' x 30'. All rooms are wheelchair-accessible and available for community use. We are an ever-expanding resource for the community! Contact us today! 505-345-2872 ext. 15