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!   […]

Q & A with Shannon Gurley O’Donnell

ART123 Gallery Member Artist Shannon Gurley O’Donnell’s solo show, “The Beauty and Grandeur of the Cosmos,” opens this week (running through July 2). In light of her upcoming show, ART123 Gallery Assistant Maya Ross asked Shannon some questions so that we could all get to know her and her art a little better! What have […]

“McGaffey Nights” Raffle

ART123 Member Artist Shannon Gurley O’Donnell is raffling off one of her newest paintings in conjunction with her solo show at the Gallery, “The Beauty and Grandeur of the Cosmos” (on view from June 9 – July 2). All proceeds will benefit gallupARTS (thank you, Shannon!). The painting (pictured above) is titled “McGaffey Nights.” It is […]