Sunday, February 24, 2008

Attn. Albuquerque Locals: New Studio Space opening soon!

This new space is something I've been dreaming of for a long time! I along with 3 friends and my husband have finally found the perfect space and there are still 3-4 studio spaces available!

Call for Artists - Looking for high quality studio space?

Chromatic Horizon Studios, Albuquerque's newest art & music studio space, is about to open on Central Ave. two blocks west of University, in lovely east downtown Albuquerque. Get in on the ground floor of our eclectic opening, and enjoy the kind of studio you deserve!

We offer an intriguing, classy, centralized location in a large office space, with secure individual studios, 24 hour access and a great view of our ever-changing Albuquerque horizon. Studios range in price from $175 - $350, with central heat & refrigerated air, free wifi, an upscale reception area, nice restrooms, parking, a communal kitchenette, access to an excellent classroom / mini show space, and countless other perks, including open studio nights, courtyard shows, and more.

Best of all, we're an artist-run studio space and active community of artists devoted to making Chromatic Horizon a cool place to be. Teach classes in our conference room, participate in shows, special events--and decision making, in our democratic, pro-active environment. We hope to attract other members who want to participate in our events and planning!

Our artistic body so far consists of two painters, a photographer, a jeweler, a mixed media artist and even a classical guitarist/composer.

Please contact me for additional information, or if you would like to arrange a meeting to see the space. There is a jurying process (no fee), which requires a brief interview.

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Saturday, February 23, 2008

How many people have your name?

A friend sent me this link and I found it very interesting that I am the ONLY Paula Manning-Lewis in the USA! There are 99 Paula Mannings and 744 Paula Lewis'. So I guess using the entire hyphenated name is a good thing as an artist since I am the only one!
LogoThere are
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Featured on another blog

George McKim was kind enough to feature me and my etsy shop on his blog! Thanks George! Now it's my turn to feature him. Stay tuned.......

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

It's a beautiful life!

So much going on right now, I barely have time to breathe! Figured I'd write a quick post to let you all know what's up. Several deals in the works, can't really say much until I know more, but stay tuned and I will keep you posted.

I'm working on my largest canvas to date, a 48 x 48" oil painting, a new spiral abstract flower.

I have a couple of Canyon Road galleries in Santa Fe interested in seeing more of my larger work which is why I'm busy painting more!

Preparing to move in to my new studio (again, I know, I've only been in this studio for 1 1/2 months!) at the beginning of March. Much nicer place(heat and air conditioning!) with a gallery too!

Spring is coming! I love this time of year! I'll post more news soon, I promise!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Another week already!

Dreamscapes #2, 20 x 20" oil painting on canvas

Sheesh! I've been so busy, I let another week slip by without a blog post. I'm working on new needlepoint designs that I can't share until they've been released to the public. However I do have a couple of photos to share. The first is my latest Dreamscape painting.

The other two are photos of a found art painted rock(what does she actually call them?) by Jafabrit that I was able to aquire all the way out here in New Mexico! Long story short, one of the Jafagirls has a gallery here in Albuquerque(Dreamscapes) and she gave it to me at her First Friday show last week. Jafabrit wanted me to post photos so she could see which one I got.

In other news, I'm planning to move my studio yet again, hopefully for the last time for awhile! Previously mentioned gallery, Dreamscapes, also rents studio space so that's where I'm going. It is actually only two blocks away from my current studio, still on 5th street. I'm excited as it is a very nice place and Jan, the owner, is a wonderfully nice lady!

Oh and in case I don't get back to post another blog before this weekend, my husband Aaron is playing a gig here in Albuquerque on Sunday afternoon at the Market Cafe located on the corner of Corrales Rd. and Alameda Rd. He plays from 12 to 2pm. So, if you are in the area, come out and enjoy some great guitar music and a yummy lunch!