Paintings by Marian Berg and Barbara Endicott
Exhibit runs from 02/06/2020 – 02/27/2020
Opening reception and free portrait demo by the artists Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 6pm – 9pm.
Barbara was born in Southern California, later living in Santa Rosa and San Francisco Ca. On a hitchhiking trip when she was 18, she fell in love with New Mexico and later moved there and has called it home for nearly 40 years. Another formative experience was when from 1980-1982 she lived in Paris, France where she drew in city ateliers and also posed as an artist model.
She has a life long passion for visual art. Her first “aha” moment of “I want to be an artist!” started in second grade when she did her first self portrait, filling in a traced outline of herself on butcher paper. Her older brother James, who later became a free lance and highly regarded illustrator, was also a strong influence. She was fascinated by her Uncle Larry’s oil paintings of nudes.
Barbara earned a BFA at UNM in 1985. Some years later in 1996, she returned to UNM to earn teacher certification K-12 in art . She taught art from 1999- 2012 mainly at Highland High School and several other schools. Teaching art was a useful analytical approach to art making and also an exposure to the many mediums and methods of visual art.
After retiring in 2012, she was able to pursue art full time. She continues to go to life drawing groups in Albuquerque especially the 3rd Str. group, occasionally taking classes at the NM Art League, and working in her studio at home. Her primary interest has been portraiture and figurative work as well as landscape and still-life. Her preferred mediums are oil paints, charcoal, relief printmaking and ball point pen for sketching. She also makes clay masks and other objects in clay.
Marian has loved creating art since childhood. She studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia College and the University of New Mexico. She became enchanted with the land and people of New Mexico forty years ago and has been joyfully painting them ever since. Marian is an award-winning artist and works in several mediums, primarily oil painting and fused glass. She met her fellow artist, Barbara Endicott, when they attended art classes together at UNM in the early 1980’s. They continued their friendship over the years, usually meeting weekly to paint the figure at a local art group, ABQ Third Street.
Marian is also a Registered Nurse. After returning from a life changing experience in Haiti volunteering with survivors of the devastating earthquake of 2010, Marian finished her graduate work in art education at UNM. With the generous support of the New Mexico Art League and the Abruzzo family, she started the Art Heals Project at the UNM Children’s Hospital. This outreach project provides art experiences for hospitalized children, especially those with contagious and/or life-threatening illness. Since 2013, she has visited thousands of children in their hospital rooms using a mobile art cart and facilitating art projects with them. She was designated a Local Treasure by the Albuquerque Art Business Association in 2015, an award for artists who excel in the arts and give back to their communities. Marian believes that art making is a healing and life affirming process.
Intro to Black and Gold: A Series in Conversation
You can find more information about the artist at www.janaopincariuart.com.
The open road and stunning New Mexico skies comprise the majority of the works presented by Addie FryeWeaver in the Press Club’s December show. Printed on metallic paper the photos seem to glow, capturing the special light of sunset. Ranging from the Rio Grande, down to Pie Town and back to the Sandias and Santa Fe this stunning collection evokes the unique beauty of New Mexico in rich, saturated hues.
“Yeah, Buuuuuuuuuut…” is a show displaying a collection of artwork by Ella Eleven, Sabrina Luck, and Dave Jordan. The show will be on display at the Albuquerque Press Club from September 7th to October 5th.
This event is open to all members and their invited guests. If you have been to any of the previous Pig Day BBQ’s you know just how great of an event this is. If you haven’t, you are missing out!
On this years menu:
St. Louis Spare Ribs
Mac and Cheese
And much more!
Appetizers will be available at 4pm. BBQ will be served around 5pm.
This year the minimum donation for BBQ is $10. You will get a pile of food and a raffle ticket for a pound of Maynard’s delicious home made bacon. Each additional $5 donation will give you an additional raffle ticket.
We will also be having a Lil’ Smokie eating contest. If you would like to participate, send us a message. The prize is a voucher for our St. Paddy’s day event.
As always, there will be commemorative t-shirts for sale. Details to follow!
Please RSVP on our Facebook event so we do not run out of food!!!!
He is self-taught and works in oils, acrylics and watercolor and has been drawing for as long as he can remember.
His ‘Light Seeker’ collection, featuring oils on canvas, depict themes of inner space and enlightenment in a surreal style. Multiple dimensions portrayed at once.
His ‘Faces’ collection are cubist expressions of the human face done in watercolors.
The opening for Mark’s show will be Friday, March 1, from 6-9 pm.
Join us on November 6th for the Midterm Watch Party, starting at 7 pm!
If you’re on Facebook, you can mark yourself as attending on our Facebook event:
National Pig Day BBQ!
Fellow Albuquerque Press Club Members –
It is that time of year again! The day that we gather together as a community and celebrate the fine specimen that is the venerable Porcine.
Pigs have played a valuable role in the history of our great Nation. However, they are also delicious.
To celebrate National Pig Day, we personally invite you, our members and your guests to join us at our 3rd annual National Pig Day BBQ with all of us here at the Albuquerque Press Club!
The Club will open at 4pm with appetizers available shortly thereafter and the full BBQ served at 6pm.
The suggested donation for the BBQ is $10 per person. All proceeds go towards new chairs for the Club.
Smoked Sausage Appetizer
Smoked Pork Belly
We look forward to seeing all of you at this years annual Pig Day BBQ!
Thank you for being a member of your Albuquerque Press Club.