Celebrate the new year by dancing the night away at the Albuquerque Press Club on Saturday, December 30 from 9pm-1pm!
This is a member and invited guests event only!
About the #brandish Series
#brandish is a series of photographs about the tools that artists in Albuquerque use to bring creative work into this world. Originally created by photographer Clarke Condé and writer Josh Stuyvesant for Pyragraph Magazine, #brandish is about each artists’ most-leveraged tool — that tool without which the artist would not be able to do his or her specific batch of creativity.
About Clarke Condé
Clarke Condé is a photographer, editor and New York expatriate (though not necessarily in the order) now living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Much of his photography over the past two decades has focused on telling stories about work and the people working. You can find his most recent book, Work in Rochester: the field guide to the economic life of Rochester, New York at Amazon and see more of his work at his website, Condéphotography.com.
November 3-November 30, 2017
6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Friday, November 3, 2017
The “Dark Skies New Mexico” photographers are Alan Osterholtz, Brian Spencer, Michael Littlejohn and Jose Sandoval, all hobbyists who have professional credits to their names.
Alan has had his photos featured in a National Parks publication. Several local news outlets have featured his photos, along with photos from the rest of the group, during monsoon season when lightning abounds.
Michael has been part of a Dark Sky campaign for the National Parks locally as well.
Brian is known for his time-lapse work and is a favorite among local models for fashion shoots.
Jose has gained a lot of knowledge and experience from working with these gentlemen.
Together, the group tries to meet up at least once or twice a year to go shoot the Milky Way in various parts of New Mexico. They have a common bond with their work, which tends to be a passion at times. All have worked hard to be where they are with what they have for equipment, and they will continue to be a group of record keepers for the night skies here in New Mexico and the various places they visit in their travels.
Seven of our eight Mayoral Candidates will now be attending!
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Albuquerque Press Club
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Originally from Texas, I have lived in Albuquerque many years. I’ve lived sometimes in other places too, but always return to Albuquerque. Other significant places in my lifetime have been Texas, Arizona, Virginia and Mexico. In 1975, I graduated from La Universidad de las Americas, and in 1981 I received a graduate degree from UNM.
Since boyhood, I have enjoyed making images, drawing and painting. In these last years of advancing age, I seem to have returned to fine art with greater dedication and hope to make some good art. The paintings you see here now at the Press Club are most recent works. I hope you enjoy the show.
About painting…there are multiple ways to approach it. The various “isms” come to mind: Realism, Abstraction, Expressionism, Surrealism and various combinations. But many works
aren’t easily pigeonholed into an “ism.” Some very good paintings are not paintings of anything at all — they are paintings of paint. Thoughtful, mature painters come to realize they belong to a long tradition of image-making, very ancient, which embraces all cultures. We come to understand the value of this great legacy, the value of tradition and the possibilities of traditional media. Our appreciation of the ancient materials, the different media and the pigments deepens.
If you are a member of the Press, a blogger, or other Press/Media person, please show up for the Press Only portion of the Mayoral Candidate Forum from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Tuesday, September 26th at the Albuquerque Press Club!
If you are not a member of the media, then please come join us for the public Social Hour portion of the Meet & Greet from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm!
You can also click to view the PRESS RELEASE – Mayoral Candidate Forum
The InterGalactic Cultural Relations Institute will host the third convening of the InterGalactic Ambassadors Assembly at 7 – 11 pm Saturday Aug. 26, 2017 at the Albuquerque Press Club.
This event is a one-night-only exhibition and silent auction of the InterGalactic Ambassadors, along with an InterGalactic Press release writing contest, open to all. (C’mon journalists – you love press release contests!)
* Featuring 25+ InterGalactic art sculptures by local and regional artists for sale at the Silent Auction. Support InterGalactic diplomacy through Art!
* Help the InterGalactic Ambassadors find their way home. Bid in the Silent Auction and take your Ambassador home with you!
About the Ambassadors
Each fiberglass Ambassador was previously a corporate marketing icon, destined for landfill. Instead, they were rescued and placed in the hands of dozens of artists. Each artist developed their own concept of what an InterGalactic Ambassdor would look like, where they are from, their name, title and special diplomatic skills. Each Ambassador travels with its own custom dossier.
All of the Ambassadors are for sale at a price set by the artist with a percentage of proceeds going to the Press Club and the Institute.
* Kids love meeting the Ambassadors, so please bring them to this fun event. However, some photos in the Press Club art exhibition that will be up at that time are for mature audiences.
About the Press Release Contest
The InterGalactic Press Release, which will be launched into space as a digital file aboard the Asgard-1 satellite in November, along with the iconic IGCRI logo, will be the first (“fake” or real) news message regarding desires for InterGalactic Diplomacy from earth.
Please come! Help expand the notion of international diplomacy to an intergalactic framework.