Challenge Gallup

gallupARTS is proud to present “Challenge Gallup: A Native Artist Group Show for Social Justice” at ART123 Gallery. Opening on Saturday, July 14 from 7 – 9pm (during ArtsCrawl) and running through Saturday, August 4, Challenge Gallup spotlights 11 Native artists whose work tackles timely and relevant social justice issues, from homelessness to diabetes to […]

Up Close & Personal with Shannon Gurley O’Donnell

Shannon Gurley O’Donnell opens her second solo show at ART123 Gallery on June 8. For her first solo show last year, Shannon presented “Cosmos,” a series of large-scale, space-themed, totally mesmerizing paintings. This year, she is going small with “Little Treasures: A Collection of Small Paintings.” Curious about what downsizing is like for an artist, we […]

Q & A with Tine Hayes

Local artist Tine Hayes is making his return to Gallup’s gallery scene this month with a solo show at ART123 Gallery from May 12 – June 5. To celebrate his most recent work, we sat down with Tine and asked him a few questions. His answers are inspired and inspiring! Q: How long have you been […]

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 […]