Category Archives: Josephine Brionez de Flores

Need Something to do Tonight?

….Then come by Chroma Studios and Gallery for our “Feathers and Flowers” Show. This is our first show as a member of the Albuquerque Arts Crawl. We are excited about our new gallery which expands Chroma Studios into a downstairs space with easy access for everyone. We have plenty of free parking! Come by and have a peek into the working studios of our artists and see the featured work of Chroma founders, Josephine Brionez de Flores and Paula Manning-Lewis, along with the work of our studio artists.

When: Tonight! 5-8:30pm. Show runs through October 31st. We will also be open for the two weekends of Balloon Fiesta, Thursday – Sunday from 12 – 6 pm.

Where: Chroma Studios and Gallery, 1606 Central Ave SE, Suites 102 & 201, Albuquerque, NM

You’re Invited!

Please join us for our Grand Opening celebration!
When: Friday, June 6, 2008 5:30 – 8:30pm
Where: Chroma Studios

(there is plenty of parking in the East and West parking lots and in the adjacent church)

Who we are:
Chroma Studios is Albuquerque’s newest professional artist’s studio space. Located on Central just West of University, Chroma is home to 10 professional artists and a growing community of visiting artists and students. We are dedicated to promoting the work of established and emerging artists through studio spaces, exhibitions, and class offerings.

Meet the artists:

Painter Paula Manning-Lewis creates stunning works of art that incorporate spirals depicting the cycles of growth and invention, inspiration and experience, failure and success. She is a passionate and inspired artist is one of the founding members of Chroma Studios.

Aaron Lewis is an accomplished musician who will be gracing us with his tunes on opening night. Lewis is currently mastering tracks for his third CD “Space Travel”. He plays gigs througout New Mexico, and teaches music to children in his spare time. He is also a founding member of the Studios.

Josephine Brionez de Flores is another founding member, born and raised in Barelas. Brionez de Flores is a prolific artist who shows her work throughout New Mexico and internationally. Her feather masks are held in private collections throughout the world.

Angelo Flores, the final founding member, is an entrepenuer that creates custom engraving on pendants for all occasions, ie graduation, new baby, memorials, etc.

Diane Walton Reitz studied fine art at Schular Fine Art School in Baltimore, Maryland, and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with a specialty in painting and illustration from Texas A& M. She has been living, painting, and teaching in New Mexico since 1998, and is a member of several New Mexico art associations. She is represented by Chroma Studios, and Dreamscapes Gallery.

Terri Hansen is an award winning classical realist painter who has recently relocated to Albuquerque and positively loves living here. Primarily an Oil and Watercolor artist, her compositions and colors are unmistakable for their highly charged dramatic flair.

Chris and Amy Schelling are a husband/wife artist team. Chris paints colorful abstract oils and Amy works in several media.

Israeli Barak Naggan is a professional adventure travel and nature photographer and videographer. On his first visit to the American southwest several years ago, he became deeply inspired by the area’s natural beauty and in 2002 he made New Mexico his home. His photographs have shown in Israel, California and New Mexico, and have been published in several magazines including Men’s Journal and National Geographic Adventure.

vashti b, a New Mexico native, is an artist who explores text, found objects and mixed media in her work. She is a professional teaching artist who works to promote literacy and a culture of creativity and kindness.

Please join us for an evening of refreshments, music and art as we introduce ourselves as well as the work of several other local artists.
See you there!

For more information or any questions call Paula at 259-6320.

Life really does go on

So, a couple of days ago I started what I think will be my last grief painting. It’s called “Life Goes On” and I can’t believe how easily the ideas have flowed for this one. Yesterday was my second day working on it and it also ended up being the first day that I felt almost normal again. I did think about dad a couple of times, but I didn’t cry or tear up, I smiled. I will post a photo of the new painting once I finish it.

Yesterday, I went to the dedication of a public art project that my artist friend, Vashti, worked on. The project was three worm composting benches that were painted for a comminity garden. She worked with kids from a local community center and also had some high school students helping out. It was so refreshing to see the kids all happy and excited about going to see their work in the garden.

Another event that has me excited is a group art show, Porque Burque, over at VERB Collective here in Albuquerque. The opening is Friday night from 5-8:30pm. Check out the link for more info. It is a show of members of the Duke City Fix website. I have two pieces in the show and my hubby Aaron will be opening up the night with a set of his guitar music. There are also four other Chroma Studio artists participating.(Vashti Gamble, Josephine Brionez de Flores, Barak Naggan, and Terri Hansen)