Rebekah Potter, Piecing it Back Together, 2011, hand dyed and reclaimed fabric, hand stitching, twine, polyfill

New Mexico Showcase

February 4, 2012 – April 28, 2012

February 4 - April 28, 2012

516 ARTS announces New Mexico Showcase, a juried exhibition of New Mexico artists in celebration of our fifth anniversary. We are pleased to welcome guest juror Peter Frank, an acclaimed curator and art critic based in Los Angeles. Mr Frank is currently Associate Editor of Fabrik magazine and art critic for The Huffington Post. The exhibition features 80 emerging and established artists (of the 1,018 pieces submitted by 279 artists, Mr. Frank selected 73 artists and made seven special invitations to artists he wanted to honor). 516 ARTS opened five years ago with an invitational exhibition of New Mexico artists. This time we used the juried format to cast a wider net and open up the opportunity to artists we might not have known about otherwise. Peter Frank has selected a record number of artists ever to be shown at 516 ARTS in a single exhibition, highlighting the abundance of talent in New Mexico. The selected artists come from over 30 cities and towns across the state. Mr. Frank observed, “It was a delight, not a chore, to sift through the submissions, never knowing what was coming next, but reasonably sure it wouldn’t be the same old same old. The hard part was winnowing the submissions down to a selection that could fit into 516’s space; as capatious as it is, New Mexico’s worthy art could fill it many times over.”


Bret Aaker, Gregory Horndeski, Diane Rolnick, Philip Augustin, Monique Janssen-Belitz, Valerie Roybal, Claudia Baragiola, David Koch, Harriet Yale Russell, Karen Bexfield, Bryan Konefsky, Janet Yagoda Shagam, Michael Bisbee, Sheldon Krevit, Michael Sharber, Esteban Bojorquez, Scott Krichau, Danielle Shelley, Michael Borowski, Celeste LaForme, Yoshiko Shimano, Marina Brownlow, Ted Larsen, Leah Siegel, Lauren Carter, Suzanne Marshall, Natalie Smith, Alex Chavez, Tom Martinelli, Debra Stark, Jane Chevalier, Tara Massarsky, Robert Stembridge, Dana Chodzko, Chika Matsuda, Bonnie Stipe, Jill Christian, Diane McGregor, Dennis Summers, Sally Condon, Jim McManus, Lori Swartz, Regina Araujo Corritore , Ana Medina, Harriette Tsosie, Helen Cozza, Jonathan Morse, Jennifer Vasher, Glenn Craley, Gwen Entz Peterson, Marion Wasserman , Michael Darmody, Rebekah Potter, Margi Weir, Sarah Davidson, Mario Quilles, Gary Wellman, Sondra Diepen, Radio Sebastian, James Philip West, Nina Elder, Antonio Ramon, Scott White, Margaret Fitzgerald, Luanne Redeye, Juan Wijngaard, Molly Geissman, Laura Robbins, Cedra Wood, Renée Brainard Gentz, Benjamin Roe, Susan Zimmerman, Alison Green, Virginia Baich, Kathleen Ferguson-Huntington, Jack Ox, Gail Buono, Sandra Lerner, Dunnieghe Slawson and Elen Feinberg


Wesley Pulkka, “An overload of superb creation” Albuquerque Journal

Adrian Gomez, “Showcase features N.M. artists” Albuquerque Journal