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OFFCenter is Seeking a New Executive Director

OFFCenter’s current Executive Director Ron Breen is stepping down, moving onto other pursuits while still remaining connected to OFFCenter. Ron has been dedicated to OFFCenter since its inception in 2001 – first as a volunteer and for the last six as its beloved ED. The Board of Directors, the OFFCenter community and its employees thank Ron for his dedication and service over the years and are looking for that special someone to fill his shoes to operate OFFCenter’s unique community arts resource.

Applications are now being accepted for OFFCenter’s Executive Director position.

If you are interested in learning more please visit:
on OFFCenter’s website for details about the job requirements and the application process.

Applications will be accepted through August 1st.

CALL for ART – for our June Gallery Exhibit


Call For Art!
Next Gallery Exhibit at OFFCenter
“There Is Only Time”
a non-juried, no fee, community art exhibition
Entries Due: May 29th – June 4th
during regular studio hours: T – Th: 1 – 7 pm, Fr: 1 – 5 pm, Sa: 11 am – 3 pm

Exhibit will feature artwork relating to time and how it influences our lives, as well as clocks, watches, and other artistic time pieces.

Presented in collaboration with ABQ Hours Exchange, a Service Exchange/Time Bank for the Albuquerque Area. For more info:

Exhibit Opening – First Friday ARTSCrawl
Fri. June 6th, 5-8pm
Exhibit runs through July 18th, 2014

Do YOU LOVE the AlbuQUIRKY House Tour?


What is your favorite Quirky house from the past 9 years…. or one that you missed that you’d really like to see? Or do you know of a great Quirky house that hasn’t yet been on the tour?
Send your input to before September 1, 2014!

Before we gave them all official titles some of the Quirky Houses were…. the high heel telephone pole house, DSG Studio, the tile house, a Bart Prince architecture (no, not THAT one) house, the round tower house, and some of the official names were: A Collage of Form & Color; A Painter’s House & A Sculptor’s Garden; A Salvages Sensation; Haddawaydom – Leftovers from Wonderland; Gypsy Dream; Dragon’s Lair; Casa de Colores; Shampoo Alley; the Imaginarium; Backyard Carnival; and The Gloveman’s House.

Help us keep Albuquerque really AlbuQUIRKY! And THANK YOU to all who contribute efforts to the success of this important OFFCenter fundraiser each year!

Kids Summer Open Studio starts in June!


KIDS ONLY Open Studio
Tuesday & Thursday mornings
10 am – Noon
Tues. June 10th – Thurs. August 14th
FREE (donations always welcomed)

OFFCenter’s studio will be open ONLY to kids to have free reign of the studio all to themselves!
(kids under 12 must have parents or adult guardians)
Come in and play those hot summer days away in our cool studio LOADED with art supplies.

Sessions will be facilitated by Sahnta DiCesare-Pannutti and Trinity Treat who will also provide a few more structured project options for you to make with your kids.

3rd Friday Coffee House Performance

Friday, June 20th, 6-8pm

On Friday, June 20th don’t miss Patti Littlefield, Dave Clausen and Micky Patten for an evening of Jazz/Blues originals from some of Albuquerque’s finest Jazz/Blues musicians. As usual, admission is free and musicians will “pass-the-hat” for tips and contributions from the audience. The evening will be hosted by Bonnie Bluhm.

Click here to listen to some samples of Patti’s music!

Free Weekly Workgroups

Writing Group with Mandy Gardner – Wednesdays: 3-4pm
Drawing with Dave Blecha – Thursdays: 1-3pm
Card Making with Karen Turner – Thursdays: 3-5pm
Basic Guitar with Kay Stillion – Fridays: 2:30-3:30pm
Basic Ukulele with Kay Stillion – Fridays: 3:30-4:30pm

Knitting and Crochet Circle – Saturdays: 11:30am-1:30pm

— Artists’ Network Meeting —
Open to All Emerging & Established Artists!
ALL artists are welcome to network, learn about marketing and sales opportunities and
are invited to participate in developing OFFCenter’s exhibitions and programming.
We meet once a month to make art and share ideas with one another…
Every 2nd Tuesday of the Month: 5 – 6 pm @ OFFCenter

You can always access our schedule of events/workshops at our online calendar:

Open Studio Hours: Tu-Th: 1-7 pm, Fr: 1-5 pm, Sa: 11am-3pm
(exceptions for special scheduled events)

Address: 808 Park Avenue SW – Albuquerque, 87102

Questions/Comments: or (505) 247-1172