ArtsThrive Reaches Collectors Worldwide

Albuquerque Museum Foundation's biggest fundraising event of the year offers more than 300 works of art that can be viewed in person and online. The exhibition is on view at Albuquerque Museum October 9–December 5, 2021.

ALBUQUERQUE NM, OCTOBER 2021 — The Albuquerque Museum Foundation presents the 31st annual ArtsThrive: Art Exhibition & Benefit, October 9–December 5, 2021. ArtsThrive will be on view both at the Albuquerque Museum and currently online via Auctria.

Artwork can be previewed now and purchased online as of October 9. The exhibition will be on view to the general public October 9–December 5, 2020 at Albuquerque Museum; general Museum admission applies. For more information about visiting Albuquerque Museum, visit their website,


ArtsThrive Collectors Dinner

Thursday, October 7, 2021, 6 – 9 p.m.

Guests will enjoy cocktails and dinner, plus an exclusive opportunity to purchase art before the exhibition opens to the public. Albuquerque Museum Director, Andrew Connors will help buyers discover the meaning of the art. Dinner guests will have access to “one night only” art available for purchase, as well as participate in live and silent auctions.

"One night only” artists include Karen Bexfield, Carol Carpenter, Elen Feinberg, Thomas Leiblein, Orlando Leyba, William Q. Sabatini, Mary Ann Strandell, and David Welch.

Ticket: $225 each (includes link to the ArtsThrive un-Gala). To reserve your space call Elaine Richardson 505-677-8491.


ArtsThrive un-Gala

Thursday, October 7, 10 p.m. – Sunday, October 10 at 6 p.m.

Kick off the opening weekend art auction by joining us for an unconventional, unexpected ArtsThrive un-Gala. Register today to receive free access to a video gala-thon, which will include gallerist interviews, directors’ cuts, artist introductions, and early access to the ArtsThrive opening weekend online art auction.

• The ArtsThrive online auction of more than 300 works of original art goes live on Thursday, October 7 at 10 p.m. (MST) and closes Sunday, October 10 at 6 p.m. (MST).

• Tickets for the link are free; registration is required. The link will be emailed to registrants on Thursday, October 7 and is good through Sunday, October 10 at 6 p.m.


ArtsThrive Exhibition Open to the Public

October 9–December 5, 2021

Buy it now! The exhibition will be open to the public during regular Museum hours. All art will be available to purchase online. Artwork will remain on display through December 5; buyers may pick up their work between December 5–10, during regular Museum hours.

In addition to previewing and purchasing artwork online, you can view all the works of art in the gallery at the Museum during regular visitor hours.

ArtsThrive, a program of the Albuquerque Museum Foundation has bloomed into a national juried exhibition and fundraiser featuring the work of over 100 artists from Albuquerque and beyond. Geared toward art enthusiasts of all kinds — from first time buyers to long-time collectors — ArtsThrive is the only exhibition held at the Albuquerque Museum where the works are for sale.

Artists receive 60 percent from the sale of their work; the balance goes to the Albuquerque Museum Foundation to support future museum exhibitions and educational programming.

The exhibition runs through December 5 and all Museum visitors are invited to support the artists and the Albuquerque Museum Foundation by purchasing a new work of art to enhance your home or business.

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2021 ArtsThrive Artists

Large Format 

Patrick McGrath Muniz, Holly Roberts, Nicola Lopez, Jennifer Nehrbass, Mary Tsiongas.

Small Format 

Jane Abrams, Donna Aldrich, Maude Andrade, Lee Andre, Michael Andryc, David Antreasian, Jo Antreasian, Carmen M. Badeau, Linda Barlow, Françoise Barnes, Edna Beauchemin, Monique Belitz, Karen Bexfield, Jack Boglioli, Anna Boothe, Teresa Brooks, Sharon Brush, Charlie Burk, Pam Caidin, Emma Rose Casady, Christopher Casey, Jennifer Cavan, Nancy Cervenka, Sean Michael Chavez, Natalie Christensen, Jill Christian, Sterling Van Deren Coke, Barbara Coleman, Sally Condon, Vicki Conley, Donna Loraine Contractor, Dave Cook, Ophelia A. Cornet, Mark A. Dierker, Connie Dillon, Chanel Doinoff, Sara Drower, Elen Feinberg, Alex Fekete, Phyllis Floyd, Robert Fogel, Ming Franz, Heather Gallegos-Rex, Kirk Gittings, Gabriel G. Gonzales, Jim Goss, KT Hancock, LaVerne Harper, Timothy Hooton, Peggy Immel, Katherine Irish, Betsy James, Dani Jeffries, Alexis Kaminsky, Aquilla Kappy, David Kappy, Aaron Karp, Vasili Katakis, Debra Keirce, Ellen Koment, Nancy Kozikowski, Ted Laredo, Thomas Leiblein, Ellen Chávez de Leitner, Jen Lesea-Ames, Orlando Leyba, Annell Livingston, Leon Loughridge, Lucy Maki, Collette Marie, Zahra H. Marwan, Corinne McAuley, Ann Maureen Meyer, Elizabeth Morisette, Tom Murray, Joe A. Oakes, Margy O’Brien, Robin Olsen, Grace Parliman, Andrea Pichaida, Steffen Plistermann, Kristine Poole, Richard Prather, Virginia Primozic, Tim Prythero, Alan Paine Radebaugh, Aaron Richardson, Elizabeth Rickert, Alanna Romero, Rémy Rotenier, Vanessa Rusczyk, Bill Sabatini, Maria Samora, Carol C. Sánchez, Larry Schulte, Dan Shaffer, Nancy Silvia, Ed Smida, Vera Sprunt, Christa Stephens, Mary Ann Strandell, Mary Sweet, Sara Smith, Ema Tanigaki, Lauren Tobey, Kevin Tolman, Linda Mae Tratechaud, Harriette Tsosie, Shawn Turung, Ross Van Dusen, Jan Vanderburg, Hilda Volkin, David Welch, Juan Wijngaard, Robert Wilson, Nancy Wohlenberg, Max Woltman, Katharine Wood, Sheryl Zacharia, Molly Zimmer, and Susan J. Zimmerman.


Hear from the artists themselves about their inspiration and artistic processes. Visit the ArtsThrive 2021 Playlist on our YouTube channel to meet some of the artists who will be on view in the exhibition, then visit the auction site to preview more than 300 works of art available for purchase.

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About Albuquerque Museum Foundation

The Albuquerque Museum Foundation — an independent, nonprofit corporation — raises funds for the Albuquerque Museum. The Foundation champions the Museum’s exceptional exhibitions, educational programs, and acquisitions.



ArtsThrive Exhibition Contact:
Erik Parker, 505-677-8492
[email protected]

ArtsThrive Events Contact:
Elaine Richardson, 505-677-8491
[email protected]

Albuquerque Museum Foundation Media Contact:
Denise Crouse, 505-764-6544