This Friday, Oct. 6, a host of new exhibits will be opening in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Is it possible to make an appearance at every one of these receptions? Probably not. But it wouldn't hurt to try, would it? Come on. Challenge yourself.
A show of work from Spanish painter Alberto Galvez opens at the Nüart Gallery (670 Canyon Road, Santa Fe) with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibit features 29 of his crisp yet eerie figurative paintings. Runs through Oct. 23. (505) 988-3888, nuartgallery.com.
At the Monroe Gallery (112 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe), you'll find photos of Ellis Island taken by Stephen Wilkes in celebration of the release of his book, Ellis Island: Ghosts of Freedom. The show opens with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. and runs through Dec. 10. (505) 992-0800, monroegallery.com.
Meanwhile, in Albuquerque, the Mariposa Gallery (3500 Central SE) in Nob Hill unveils its annual Day of the Dead display. It'll be up through the end of the month. 268-6828, mariposa-
New work from painter LaVerne Harper and installation artist Susan Wing will be on display at Exhibit 208 (208 Dartmouth NE) throughout the month, too. The reception for this one is from 5 to 8 p.m. 266-4292, exhibit208.com.
A new selection of oil paintings from artist Patti Fox will be showcased at Sumner & Dene Creations in Art (517 Central NW). The reception is from 5 to 9 p.m. 842-1400, sumnerdene.com.
Through Oct. 28, the New Grounds Gallery (3812 Central SE, #100B) will display the etchings of artist Ray Maseman, who specializes in addressing the surreality of everyday life. 268-8952, newgroundsgallery.com.
Finally, this Columbus Day weekend—Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7 and 8—drive up north to join more than 70 local artists in Abiquiu as they showcase their work, from paintings to traditional crafts. 685-4454, abiquiustudiotour.com.