Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Spirit Dance at Matrix this Saturday!

Drawing from the ancient traditions of ecstatic dance as a vehicle of self awakening, SpiritDance offers a safe vessel within which, through world music, free form dance, and a community of sisters and brothers to share in the celebration of life. Take an intentional voyage through music and movement to quiet the mind, awaken the body, and increase your love of life.  $10 a class. Saturday, March 14, 2015 6:30 - 8:30pm

Matrix artist, Jill Christian, selected for New Mexico Museum of Art’s “Art on the Edge 2015” biennial

Jill Christian is one of seven artists selected for the New Mexico Museum of Art’s “Art on the Edge” exhibition.  Artists from New Mexico and its adjoining states were chosen by Nora Burnett Abrams, Associate Curator at the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art.

In addition to Jill Christian, the exhibition features Will Clift, Danae Falliers, Ian Fisher, Sarah McKenzie, Chris Oatey, and Kate Rivers.

"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


Saturday, February 14, 2015

Dog and Pony Show

By: Jessica Cassyle Carr

Laura Wacha poses with her globular mixed media sculptures.
Laura Wacha staged her Dog and Pony Show on the inaugural Friday of this month. The new solo exhibit of acrylic paintings is an assortment of wild, colorful narratives that undulate between dreamscapes and nightmares. In her artist statement Wacha explains, "On each canvas I paint images both familiar and fantastic, giving equal importance to topics domestically mundane and globally tragic or vice versa."

Friday's opening was an absolute scream. Matrix Fine Art would like to thank everyone who joined the celebration. If you haven't had the pleasure of seeing Wacha's show, stop by Matrix before the end of February—you won't regret it!

Dog and Pony Show opening attendees examine Wacha's intricate work.

Opening guests enjoy themselves

The artists discusses her show

Wacha poses with friends

Saturday, December 6, 2014

TV interviews of Matrix Artists

We are pleased to announce that Laura Wacha, Jill Christian, and Susan Evans of Matrix Fine Art have television interviews.

Laura Wacha has an upcoming solo show at Matrix in February. Laura has been with the gallery since it first opened eight years ago!


Susan Evans is a still life painter and frequents many art fairs and growers markets around Albuquerque. Evans was interviewed about her work and the pieces she sells at the Downtown Growers Market.


Jill Christian is our newest artist at Matrix. Having spent time on the water growing up in Massachusetts, she finds parallels between the ocean and the great expanses of distance and sky in New Mexico. You can read about her recent interview at the link below.


Sunday, November 23, 2014

Aligned with Nature, Paintings by David Welch and Cynthia WisterThe

The November show in Matrix fine art was made up of brilliantly colorful paintings by artist couple David Welch and Cynthia Wister. The reason why their paintings look so well in the same room together? Cynthia says it is because the two paint next to one another!

Cynthia stands next to one of her favorite paintings in the show.

Students of David came by to see their teacher's work.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Landscape Tapestries, Paintings by Jacob Matteson

Jacob Matteson's solo show Landscape Tapestries filled Matrix with energy and color Friday evening. Above Jacob discusses his work with summer Intern Paul Sanders.

Jacob and his husband stand together in the New Grounds studio.

Director Regina Held.

Images and blog by New Grounds Intern Kaitlin Reese

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Image New Mexico 2014, organized by Red Dog News, drew quite a large crow Saturday night at Matrix Fine Art. All images in the show were taken right here in the Land of Enchantment by numerous talented photographers.

Matrix photographer Pat Berratt stands in between two fellow photographers.

Regina Held speaks with Pat in Matrix.

Photographers admire each others work and pose for pictures in front of their images.

Image NM Award Ceremony

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Focal Point- An exhibition of paintings by Susan Reid and Sarah Hartshorne

 Sarah Hartshorne is seen here with her lovely irises that she painted for this exhibition.
One of Susan Reid's newest paintings "Mystical Wind"

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Year of the Horse

It was an amazing and exciting event at Matrix! Tol celebrate 2014 being the year of the horse the gallery showcased five artists who were inspired by horses.
Nance McManus stands in the center in front of her pieces and talks with guests.
Our lovely intern Michelle strolls through Matrix.
Director Regina Held stands with intern Michelle Sharp and New Grounds Artist Pam Wesolek.
Don't forget to visit us on the next First Friday!!!

Photos and blog by Kaitlin Reese, New Grounds and Matrix FineArt Intern.