The Albuquerque Art Business Association is proud to present the 2nd Annual Local Treasures celebration of the visual arts in Albuquerque. Festivities include two Artscrawl events, an honors reception at the Albuquerque Museum, special gallery events honoring the artists throughout the month and concludes with GO! Downtown Arts Festival and Globalquerque 2009. The calendar of special gallery events is still evolving and is posted to as available.

Local artists being honored are Nora de Aragon (pastels in the classic tradition), John G. Garrett (sculpture and wall hangings), Russell Hamilton (landscape paintings and prints), Steve Hanks (figurative work in watercolor), Angus Macpherson (skyscapes in acrylic), Santiago Perez (fantasy paintings and installations), Andrew Rodriguez (sculpture and bas relief), Peter White (musical instruments), and Susan Zimmerman (abstract mixed media).

Attached is a brief background for each artist along with a sample of their artwork. For high resolution images, artist contact information and exhibit information, contact Joan Fenicle (above).

Friday, September 4, 2009 from 5-8:30 P.M., First Friday ARTScrawl tours selected galleries and exhibits across Albuquerque.

September 18, 2009 from 5-8:30 P.M. ARTScrawl will be celebrated in the Downtown area.

September 20, 2009 Albuquerque will honor nine local artists in a ceremony at 1pm at The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History.

September 25-27, 2009 GO! Downtown Arts Festival and Globalquerque! 2009 will wrap up this month long celebration of the visual arts in Albuquerque.