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Gallery One

Information about exhibitions and events at the new City Hall art gallery - Gallery One.

Gallery One ● 1 Civic Plaza NW, Suite 1400, Albuquerque, NM 87102 ● [email protected]

Gallery One is a light and bright art gallery space. The goals and mission of Gallery One is to foster an intersection between Albuquerque artists, the community and City government that engages and draws new, diverse audiences and provides more exhibition opportunities to local emerging artists. The space will serve as an educational resource with exhibitions that complement and support existing Public Art Urban Enhancement Division programming.

The Public Art Urban Enhancement Division Team brings the best in local art and artists to showcase Albuquerque's position as a true art mecca. The Division's professional arts management team members have decades of combined experience in gallery curation and management, museum exhibitions, education and outreach, artists professional development and arts programming.

Regular hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery is free and open to the public during regular hours of operation. Gallery One will be closed for holidays observed by the City.

For more information, email [email protected].

Upcoming Shows

  • June 20 - Interpretive Reflections
  • August 16 - Punched Tin and Poets
  • October 4 - Paper Exhibition
  • December 6 - To be Announced

Gallery Shows & Events

Interpretive Reflections - Introspection is the tool of artists. And Interpretive Reflections is an exhibition of works by local artists who offer an innovative approach to introspection. Gallery One, at 1 Civic Plaza NW, presents Interpretive Reflections featuring works by Gael Luna; Al Na' Ir Lara; Jocelyn Salaz; Eric Romero; Vicente Telles; Karl Bautista; Derrick Montez; Pico de Hierro-Villa; Nacho Jaramillo; Ronn Cancino; Felix Lucero; Oscar Lozoya; Samantha Chavez; and Vanessa Alvarado.

The exhibition opens on Thursday, June 20 with a public reception from 5 to 7 p.m.

According to Gallery Curator Augustine Romero, self-portraits express renderings of oneself, with hints of identity. A self-portrait is a snapshot of a unique presence, a mirror of a state of mind. They literally invite us into the personal space, politics, spiritual ideologies, and symbolic identities that each artist creates. Artists transform abstract literal clues into pieces of art that offer new perspectives of oneself. Our reflections are constructed by who we think we are. Introspection, belief, and lived experience are mediums in the pallet of creation.

Romero adds, the present moment is made up of politics, survival, personal reflection, and transformation of being in the moment. Being in the here and now is a statement about the time and space we live in. Artists create works that transform abstract feelings into literal clues that offer new perspectives of oneself.

Interpretive Reflections is on view through August 2.


Graphic with three images for the Juneteenth Art Exhibit. Images from left to right are Pamela Lewis "Shawn Wanford, Karsten Creightney "Roadside Gambler," and Mark Beck "In the Mirror."

Juneteenth Art Exhibit - Opens Friday, June 14 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Gallery One Satellite Gallery in the 8th floor lobby of City Hall.

The Juneteenth Art Exhibit features artwork by more than 13 artists that examines Black history, or Frontierism in the Southwest, what it means to be a Black New Mexican today, and what Afro-Futurism could reveal for Black life in the high desert.

The exhibit is free and open to the public through July 1.








Concept drawing of a pop up screen printing set up and rack with a light up cube and monitor. Red text points to the different elements.

Prototype: Rail Trail Art & Technology Internet of Things Exhibition - Opens Thursday, May 2 from 4-7 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public and on view through June 7.

The City of Albuquerque's Public Art Program is pleased to feature an exhibition of 10 local artists' proposals and prototypes for public artworks that could someday be enlarged and installed along the proposed Rail Trail. Working in partnership with the City's Department of Technology & Innovation and the CNM Ingenuity's Internet of Things (IoT) and Rapid Prototyping Bootcamp coding program, two groups of artists learned how to blend public art concepts with basic internet driven technology to create interactive and science based public art prototypes.

Over two CNM semesters, 10 artists were selected to participate in a special artist focused technology course offered through the CNM Ingenuity's IoT and Rapid Prototyping Bootcamp. The bootcamp provided education and training to build devices and experiences with smart connect computing suitable for temporary public art applications. The goal was to train artists who seek to include a digital/technology component to their traditional public art practice and commission 10 experimental, temporary works of art that are examples of how technology and art can be combined along the Rail Trail. All 10 IoT prototypes, plus an historical "art and technology" public artwork from the City's collection commissioned in 1986, will be on display in Gallery One. 

Participating artists include James Black; Adrian Pijoan; Owen Schwab; Katie Neeley; Viola Arduini; Zuyva Sevilla; Emily Silva; Evelyn Rosenberg; CK Cooper; and Celestino Crowhill.

Be sure to check out the next three episodes of the Public Art Take Another Look Podcast all about art and technology!



Multiple artworks hanging on white walls in an art gallery, including paintings, collage, and a glass work.2024 Employee Art Exhibit - Opens Wednesday, March 27, 2024 with a opening reception from 4-7 p.m. The exhibition will be on view through April 19 and is free and open to the public.

Gallery One is proud to present the 3rd Employee Art Exhibit curated by Augustine Romero. The Employee Art Exhibit creates an opportunity to get to know your co-worker from a different point of view. The ability to share the creative spirit is a welcomed departure from the serious task of City employment. This is an exciting show to watch blossom into an exhibit that feels very welcoming and spontaneous.

The exhibition has artwork by 71 City employees representing every City department, including original music compositions by employees that will be sonically curated for the exhibition.





A Day in the Life - Opens Friday, January 5, 2024 with a reception and City Hall Public Art Open House from 5-8 p.m. The exhibition will be on view through March 7.

24 hours can change a life in the simplest of ways. A hot meal delivery. Finding a puppy a forever home. Or helping someone plan dreams for their family. City of Albuquerque workers do all that and more in a day. They know the depth of work it takes to make change happen for people who count on the city to work for them.

Seven local photographers sought to reveal the human side of city government. Assigned or 'embedded' with a selected department for 24 hours, they documented the people who make our city run. "A Day in the Life" is a study of how we are all an important part of improving our Quality of Life.

The exhibit features photographs by Max Woltman, Sean Wright, Angel Gil Lopez, Jessica Lozoya, Adrian Martin, Jessica Roybal, and Pico del Hierro-Villa; and highlights the work of seven city departments: Senior Affairs, Arts & Culture, Solid Waste, Parks and Recreation, Animal Welfare, Albuquerque Community Safety, and Planning. The exhibit also features poetry by Hakim Bellamy and an installation in the Art Vault by Adrian Pijoan.

Each series of photographs in this Inaugural Gallery One exhibit will also be installed in the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History Photo Archives.

Check out the Gallery One Inaugural Exhibition video.