Questions About Art & Life for David Montelongo

David Montelongo has been making art for 56 years. In celebration of his first-ever gallery show—a retrospective of his work spanning six decades–I recently sat down with him to learn how his interest in art developed, how his practice evolved over the years, and how he maintained his passion for art as his life and […]

Guest Blog: The Art of Rangoli by Padma Komaravolu

This month, ART123 Gallery is proud to present “Rangoli: Traditional Folk Art of India – The Art of Colors and Patterns” by local artist Padma Komaravolu. This is a totally new adventure for the Gallery–we’ve never done this type of show before. The Rangoli art created for the show isn’t meant to last (see it while […]

LOOM Indigenous Art Gallery: Native-Powered and Empowering Native Artists

In May 2017, a five-member, all-Native Advisory Council formally organized to manage the LOOM Indigenous Art Gallery in partnership with gallupARTS. A $5,000 grant from the First Nations Development Institute launched the Council, funding a strategic planning and training initiative. LOOM Gallery is now the only Native-managed, commission-free art space in Gallup. The LOOM Gallery […]

November’s Featured Artist: Arnulfo Pena

According to Wikipedia, November is a month of many observances: it’s National Novel Writing Month, Native American Heritage Month, and National Veteran and Military Families Month. Of course, it’s also the start of the holiday season. Lucky for you, gallupARTS has you covered. We’re celebrating all of the above with special events, workshops and art […]

Q&A with ART123 Member Artist Fitz Sargent

Local artist Fitz Sargent’s work is part of the fabric of downtown Gallup. In the last five years, he’s played a fundamental role in starting three art galleries here: he helped organize the original ART123 Gallery, of which he is still a member artist, launch the Shallow Gallery (which has sense transitioned into the LOOM […]

Ric Sarracino at ART123 Gallery: New Work by an Established Artist

Ric Sarracino is one of Gallup’s best-known and most visible artists. With commercial signs adorning the City, at least five prominent downtown murals and too many painted trashcans and planters to count, you can see Ric’s work almost anywhere you go in town. Ric is a virtuoso of public art, but he also maintains a […]

NorthFest: Celebrating Gallup’s Northside Community

There are many definitions of community: a particular place, a group of people living together, a feeling of fellowship, a bond based on shared characteristics or values. The Northside is all of these things and more! On Friday, September 15th from 10am – 3pm at UNM-Gallup’s North Campus, celebrate Gallup’s Northside community with the neighborhood’s […]

Baahaali Chapter Young Weavers: Weaving Work, Tradition and Culture

One highlight of ART123 Gallery’s upcoming August Show the rugs and purses woven by students of the Bááhááli Chapter’s Summer Youth Weaving Employment Program (SYWP). Nine students, ages 16 to 23, joined the Program this summer for the chance to learn weaving techniques from a master weaver, develop positive work habits, and have a hands-on […]

Best in Show Night at ART123 Gallery

This year is the 96th Annual Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial, and it’s the first year for a new Ceremonial event: Best in Show Night at ART123 Gallery. Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial and local nonprofit arts council gallupARTS are combining forces to bring you a special exhibit showcasing 21 top winning pieces from Ceremonial’s juried Exhibit Hall […]

Be Sargent: 25 yrs 25 wrks

      Opening on Saturday, July 8 from 7 – 9pm with a Preview & Artist Talk on Friday, July 7 from 6 – 8pm, Be Sargent’s retrospective at ART123 Gallery, “25 yrs 25 wrks,” will condense a quarter century of work into a 600 square foot space. It’s sure to be a show-stopper!   […]