2015 Featured Events

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Download the PDF: W&C 2015 Ten for the Tenth Calendar

WOMEN & CREATIVITY celebrates our 10th anniversary in 2015! To commemorate a remarkable decade, we embark on a special “Ten for the Tenth” initiative.

“Ten for the Tenth” presents curated collaborations dedicated to inventive, resourceful, inspiring programming that integrates myriad creative fields, organized by an incredible group of individuals and organizations.

Learn more about these extraordinary happenings below or download the PDF >

We also continue our annual partnerships with dozens of individuals and organizations throughout New Mexico; see the full calendar of events (coming soon!) >


1. Transport: What Moves You?   |   2. Pop-Up Dinners & Art   |   3. Creative Salons
4. The Moment   |   5. Unconfined: Empowering Women through Art   |   6. Creating Spaces
7. Mnemosyne’s Lounge   |   8. A Beast An Angel and A Madwoman   |   9. Why I Write
10. EKCO Poetry Performance: Containers


$  = Cost for Some Component(s)
RSVP  = Advance Registration for Some Component(s)
–  = Free and Open Participation

($ / RSVP)

Artists, writers and scientists curate a 30-day collective exploration of “what moves you?” coordinated by Albuquerque Balloon Museum. You’re invited to participate; pledge to try something new, discover personal aspirations and celebrate your creativity. Everyone is encouraged to join us for the project events!

Collaborators include Evelyn Cisneros (NDI), Amy Filbeck (Film Producer), Deirdre Kann (National Weather Service), Laurie Magovern (Balloon Museum), Peri Pakroo (Pyragraph), Andrea Polli (UNM), Emily Schuyler (Visual Artist), Allison Smith (TED Salons / NM Partnership).

What Moves You? 30-Day Challenge & Exploration
Sunday, March 1 – Saturday, March 28 // Wherever You Are!
A 30-day exploration of “what moves you?” led and curated by artists, writers and scientists.
$30 per person
Register at any of the events or online >

LAUNCH Your Personal Journey
Sunday, March 1, 3 – 5p // ABQ Balloon Museum
A lively afternoon of interactive exploration stations and inspirations shared by creative leaders from many fields. Meet, play, create, roam through exploration stations led by Albuquerque talents highlighting visual arts, dance, film, science, ballooning and business.

HORIZONS Gatherings
Bite-sized inspiration to help move our lives:

Thursday, March 12, 5 – 6p // National Weather Service
Art of Atmosphere I: Clouds as everyday inspiration

Friday, March 13, 12 – 1:30p // ABQ Balloon Museum
Lunch and speakers on creativity, intentionality, meditation

Tuesday, March 17, 1 – 3p // National Hispanic Cultural Center
Art of Atmosphere II: Lunch followed by a Sound Walk

LANDING Project Celebration
Saturday, March 28, 6 – 9p // ABQ Balloon Museum
A celebratory evening of reflection, art, science, music and drinks! 30-day Challenge Participants are invited to share your journeys, how you were transported and what moved you?

($ / RSVP)

In celebration of MFK Fisher and the creativity of great women, edible Santa Fe invites you to dine with great women artists, architects, designers, performers, poets, and others during five unique pop-up dinners. Women chefs will prepare inspired three-course meals at galleries and maker spaces (very limited seating; register now!):

Featuring Chef Kimberly Cavlo
Tuesday, March 3, 7 – 9p // 516 Arts
In conjunction with From the Ground Up: Design Here + Now: A group exhibition at 516 ARTS showcasing contemporary work by established and emerging Albuquerque area designers and architects. The exhibition features both built and speculative projects.
$75 per person
Register 505.212.0791 or online >

Featuring Chef Marie Yniguez of Bocadillos
Tuesday, March 10, 7 – 9p // National Hispanic Cultural Center
Between courses, the 2015 EKCO poets: Valerie Martinez, Michelle Otero, and Shelle Sanchez will share excerpts from their upcoming poetic performance, Containers, which will be presented on March 26, 2015.
$75 per person
Register 505.212.0791 or online >

Featuring Chef TBD
Tuesday, March 17, 7 – 9p // Westbund West
Enjoy a pop-up dinner amongst Westbund West’s design collaborative, engaging the realms of industrial design, graphic design, furniture design, architecture and landscape architecture. Westbund houses a small shop, a gallery, a fabrications lab and workshop – and special events!
$75 per person
Register 505.212.0791 or online >

Featuring Chefs Lois Ellen Frank and Kai Harper
Tuesday, March 24, 7 – 9p // Santa Fe Art Institute
Santa Fe Art Institute (SFAI) is a cultural organization that seeks to address a critical question: how can SFAI cultivate creative practices (from fine art to design to urban planning and beyond), engage with diverse communities, and address the most pressing social issues of our time? In 2014, SFAI implemented yearlong thematic programming that addresses pertinent questions facing diverse regional and global communities. During our dinner we will explore SFAI’s inaugural residency theme: Food Justice.
$75 per person
Register 505.212.0791 or online >

Featuring Chef Cristina Martinez from Artichoke Café
Tuesday, March 31, 7 – 9p // Farm & Table
Farm & Table partners with edible Santa Fe to participate in The Art of Food, a pop-up dinner series during the month of March. Join us for a very special dinner featuring Chef Cristina Martinez from Artichoke Café. Chef Martinez will work alongside wine curator, Amy Haas and pastry chef, Tracy Johnson, to create a menu that highlights women farmers and food artisans.
$75 per person
Register 505.212.0791 or online >


Salon-style casual gatherings for women from all fields to build community and find points of intersection for their creativity, work, and projects. Coordinated by Harwood Art Center, Women & Creativity Salons are lightly facilitated to encourage broad participation and diverse connections.

Salon One
Wednesday, March 4, 5:30 – 7p // Westbund West
with EKCO Poets and Littleglobe

Salon Two
Wednesday, March 11, 5:30 – 7p // Keshet Ideas & Innovation Center
with Women in Design NM and NMTC Women in Technology

Salon Three
Wednesday, March 18, 5:30 – 7p // Slate Street Cafe
with Harwood Art Center and Edible

Salon Four
Wednesday, March 25, 5:30 – 7p // Harwood Art Center
with Shastyn Photography & Design and Tractor Brewing

All salons are free (unless you opt to purchase food or drink at the events)
Space is limited, so please RSVP >

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Women are invited to create spontaneous short videos expressing pivotal/defining moments. A team of artists – Mindy Grossberg, Elsa Menendez, Janet Harman, Monica Sanchez, Liza Wolff-Francis, and Mari Valenzuela – will assist and guide participants, and collected ‘Moments’ will be shared on a dedicated web channel, becoming a video time-capsule of what Albuquerque women voice in ‘The Moment’ of March 2015.

The Moment: Capsule 1
Thursday, March 5, 5:30 – 8:30p // National Hispanic Cultural Center

The Moment: Capsule 2
Saturday, March 21, 1 – 5p // ArtStreet


Bernalillo County Cultural Services and Southwest Women’s Law Center present “Unconfined: Empowering Women through Art,” featuring works by women professional practicing artists, women detained at Metropolitan Detention Center and girls detained at Juvenile Detention Center.

“Unconfined: Empowering Women through Art” Exhibition
March 7 – March 29 // African American Performing Arts Center

“Unconfined” Exhibition Opening Reception
Saturday, March 7, 5:30 – 7p // African American Performing Arts Center

You are invited to register for the same small-group workshops which were offered to the women and girls who are detained:

“Unconfined” Painting and Collage Workshop
Saturday, March 21, 9:30 – 11:30a // Location Provided After Registration
Explore mixed media and expression with Holly Roberts

“I am” Poem, Calligram and Qigong Workshop
Sunday, March 22, 1 – 4p // Location Provided After Registration
Explore creativity and movement with Diane Chase, Ellen Colburn and Nan Masland

Workshops are free
Space is limited, so please RSVP by calling 505.314.0467

($ / RSVP)

Create space each weekend in March to nurture and enrich yourself through visual art, dance, and culinary arts as you visit creative places and spaces in Albuquerque.

The Story of Food Workshop
Saturday, March 7, 12 – 5p // National Hispanic Cultural Center
Presented by edible Santa Fe, Deborah Madison conducts a seminar on food writing and memoir, followed by an optional edible Santa Fe plating and food photography demonstration geared towards the home chef and blogger.
Writing seminar $50; Writing seminar and photo demonstration $65
Register 505.212.0791 or online >

Bits and Pieces Collage Workshop & Pop-Up Exhibition
Saturday, March 14, 9a – 12p // 516 Arts
Focusing on juxtapositions of Albuquerque’s eclectic identity, participants will work with 10” x 10”, 2-D format to create a finished piece for a pop-up exhibit at Westbund West (Opening Reception Thursday, March 26, 5:30 – 7:30p). Led by Katya Crawford, Mira Woodson and Suzanne Sbarge.
$25 / $20 Friends of 516 ARTS
Register 505.242.1445 or by email >

In the Forest of Her Mind Performance
Saturday, March 21, 4p and 6p // Maple Street Dance Space
A whimsical interactive performance art piece incorporating original music, art installation, poetry, movement and dance envisioned and created by Maple Street’s extraordinary teachers, dancers and artists.
$15 per person
Advance ticket purchase by email > or online >

Well Woman Wine + Wisdom
Saturday, March 28, 1p – 4p // Farm & Table
Jessica Eaves Matthews, Antonia Montoya, Aimee Conlee and Shawn Turung speak on tapping into the core of wellness through courage, gratitude, sound and creativity. Amy Haas curates wine from women vintners, and Tracy Johnson creates tapas featuring female food artisans. Hosted by Cherie Montoya and Giovanna Rossi.
$35 per person
Register 505.503.7124 or by email >

($ / RSVP)

Curated and directed by Juli Hendren, Hannah Kauffmann and Elsa Menendez, Mnemosyne’s Lounge features a diverse group of New Mexico women sharing their voices and narratives. Participants will develop and rehearse their stories and then perform them in a cabaret-style evening.

Premiere Performance
Thursday, March 12, 8p // Tricklock Performance Lab

Encore Performance
Friday, March 13, 8p // Tricklock Performance Lab

$10 per person
Advance ticket purchase 505.414.3738 or by email >

($ / RSVP)

This collaboration is comprised of four new original works performed by a Keshet Dance Company trio. Choreographed by dynamic women – Maggie Bergeron, Minneapolis; Shira Greenberg, Albuquerque; Donna Jewell, Albuquerque; Erika Randall, Denver – “A Beast An Angel and A Madwoman” premiers before a two-week European tour.

Premiere Performance
Saturday, March 14, 8p // Keshet Center for the Arts

Encore Performance
Sunday, March 15, 2p // Keshet Center for the Arts

$15 General; $10 Student / Senior
Advance ticket purchase 505.224.9808 or online >

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A portable writing wall and collaborative public art piece conceived by Albuquerque’s Women of the World Poetry Slam Festival & Competition (WOW), “Why I Write” is a remix of Candy Chang’s “Before I Die” project. The wall asks “Why do you write?” and invites passersby to fill in the blanks: “I write because _______.” Each of the walls will be placed individually at WOW festival venues and displayed in full at the KiMo Theatre competition finals (Saturday, March 21, 8p).

March 18 – March 21 // Downtown Albuquerque

($ / RSVP)

Littleglobe and this year’s EKCO Poets, Valerie Martinez, Michelle Otero, and Shelle Sanchez, engage with community to create and share collaborative poetry. The March 2015 project began with twenty-two containers – empty, full, glass, ceramic, fiber, wood – that hold special meaning and personal stories, which the EKCO poets translate into an engaging and non-traditional night of poetry, story, and performance.

An accompanying, large-scale, collaborative work of art–made throughout March with words and short poems contributed by community members–is also included in the Bits and Pieces Pop-Up Exhibition.

One Night Only!
Thursday, March 26, 7:30p // Westbund West
Free, donations encouraged
Advance registration 505.603.0866 or by email >