News, Natalie Voelker: upcoming exhibitions, openings, press, and classes

Drawing Class: MORE Faces for Beginners, Winter 2018

Do you want to draw realistic and expressive faces? Whether you have previous drawing experience or not, this class will teach you fresh ways of seeing and skills for drawing the human face with confidence. New students, as well as those who have...

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Private Instruction: Individualized Drawing Classes

Even if you've never drawn before, you CAN learn. Drawing is a skill that can be learned through guided goal-oriented practice. I teach all levels and styles of drawing based on student's individual interests. I especially love helping nervous beginners...

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Creating a Large-Scale Installation for SOMOS Abq!

I am honored to be creating a large-scale, participatory, installation for SOMOS ABQ! This planning meeting might look serious, but the event is going to be incredible - all of the artists commissioned to build installations have some really amazing plans....

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Drawing Faces for Beginners, October 2017

This October, I'll be teaching a 6 week portrait drawing class for beginners through the Harwood Art Center! Whether you have previous drawing experience or not, this class will teach you fresh ways of seeing and skills for drawing the human face with...

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Albuquerque the Magazine: Featured Creative

Olivia Torres at Albuquerque the Magazine wrote a really wonderful article about my work this month; I am so honored to be their featured creative for March! If you’d like to order a copy, it's available on the Albuquerque the Magazine website, (March 2017 issue)....

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Women Exploring Self-Expression 3/18/17

with Natalie Voelker and Alexis Kaminsky Have you found yourself stuck, frozen by your own inner critic or fear of what others might think of your creative endeavors? We’ve all been there. In this workshop we will write, draw, paint, and talk. We play with different...

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Albuquerque Journal Article

The Albuquerque Journal had a nice piece about the La Joya 2017 mural I created in collaboration with Reyes Padilla for the Harwood Art Center. Thanks Kathaleen Roberts and Marla Brose for the great article and photography. The full article is available on the...

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La Joya 2017 Mural Unveiling

Exciting news! For months I’ve been collaborating with Reyes Padilla on a large-scale exterior mural installation for the Harwood Art Center. We’re getting ready to install the work to the front of the building’s brick facade during the last week in February. Please...

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BARED Anthology and Exhibition

I am thrilled to have my work included in an incredible anthology compiled by Laura Madeline Wiseman and Sally Deskins at Les Femmes Folles Press! BARED: Contemporary Poetry and Art on Bras and Breasts is a unique contemplation of the female body through the lens of...

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Idiomatic, the Book, Publishing Soon!

The layout, design, and file work for the Idiomatic book are complete and it all heads out to the publisher this week! Self-producing a book – the the layout and design, the writing and editing, the technical details of publishing – has truly been an adventure.  I am...

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Expressive Self-Portrait Drawing Workshop 7/9/16

Saturday, July 9th, 2016 1 pm – 5 pm All levels of ability welcome. Emphasis on confidence building and a simple, observation-based approach to the face. $50 fee includes materials. inside the Factory on 5th 5G Gallery (1715 5th Street NW, Albuquerque, 87102. Entrance...

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Featured on KRQE 13 News!

The search for the subject of my next project was featured on the news! Watch the video report or read the article on the KRQE News website. Want to keep in touch? Be in the know about upcoming shows, events, news, and special projects. ©2017 Natalie...

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Factory on 5th OPEN STUDIO, Sunday, 11/8/15

Art. Coffee. Pastries. What more could you want on a Sunday? I’ll be showing some new work – a bit on the dark and intense side. Ikes! You want to see it, don’t you? Entrance is the yellow door near the north end of the factory.   Want to keep in touch? Be in the know...

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Interview with Les Femmes Folles!

It was such an honor to be interviewed by Les Femmes Folles, a website featuring women in the visual arts. They also put out a yearly anthology that I’m really looking forward to checking out. You can read the interview here:...

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 Featured Artist at Words Dance for September 2015

It was way cool having my work paired with excellent poetry over at www.WordsDance.com for the month of September!  I especially loved this one: http://wordsdance.com/2015/09/blood-honey-by-jess-rizkallah/ Want to keep in touch? Be in the know about upcoming shows,...

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Lithograph Project at the Tamarind Institute

More info about my limited edition lithograph, "Blue Corn Posole and Anasazi Beans," commissioned by City of Albuquerque and created at the Tamarind Institute is available on the Tamarind Institute website. Want to keep in touch? Be in the know about upcoming shows,...

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Foodie Exhibition at the Tamarind Institute

The opening reception for the Foodie exhibition at the Tamarind Institute was a blast! Did you miss the opening? It’s not too late! There’s an additional reception event Friday, April 17th that includes food from Frontier Restaurant and lithography printing...

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In the Forest of Her Mind Performance

I was honored to be part of the collaborative team that created the performance art piece, In the Forest of Her Mind, that debuted in March. It was a wonderful opportunity to work with some of the smart, bold, and unique women creating New Mexico. My contribution...

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©2017 Natalie Voelker