Artful Saturday Mural Fundraising Extravanganza!
Jul
21
1:00 PM13:00

Artful Saturday Mural Fundraising Extravanganza!

Art, music, raffle winners announced. Join Tortuga and #MuralFest2018 in a fun-fundraising event.

A Mock-up of the mural at one tenth size is on display with opportunities to adopt a creature from the mural all in support of Tortuga's Bosque Mural.  15% off all proceeds from the Go Fund Me campaign will go to Sierra Club's Bosque Action Team.

Check out the Go Fund Me campaign here:

https://www.gofundme.com/tortuga-gallery-mural-fest-project

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Makers Time
Jul
26
10:00 AM10:00

Makers Time

Twice a month (usually) we open the gallery for people to come and bring a project to work and be inspired together. Some work on knitting, weaving, collage, altered books, painting, mosaic, drawing etc. Come join the fun!

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The Good Life: Extended Nature
Aug
3
6:00 PM18:00

The Good Life: Extended Nature

Three local artists come together for this show: Andrew Fearnside, Hilda Kirschner & Derrick Montez. The title came about when the artists sat down to find a common focus for this show. Andrew's focus for this show is an intimate look at plants, particularly succulents. Hilda has create a group of prints inspired by nature. Derrick has an eye on nature and the human interaction.
This opening is the kick-off for this show which continues through the month of August.

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Poets Speak Survival reading in Albuquerque
Aug
7
7:00 PM19:00

Poets Speak Survival reading in Albuquerque

Join us for the final reading of the Poets Speak series, Volume 5, Survival!

Welcome all Survival contributors to read poems from the two volumes. Thanks to Tortuga Gallery for hosting this space. FREE. Refreshments. Books for sale.

contributors will have one complimentary copy and be able to buy additional copies at a discount. Also open to the public!

John Roche, Editor and founder of Poets Speak series
Jules Nyquist, co-editor
Denise Weaver Ross, cover design

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Makers Time
Aug
9
10:00 AM10:00

Makers Time

Twice a month (usually) we open the gallery for people to come and bring a project to work and be inspired together. Some work on knitting, weaving, collage, altered books, painting, mosaic, drawing etc. Come join the fun!

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Tortuga Storytelling Series | The Good Life: The Great Outdoors
Aug
10
7:00 PM19:00

Tortuga Storytelling Series | The Good Life: The Great Outdoors

Tortuga Storytelling Series - a collaboration between Storytellers of New Mexico and Tortuga Gallery - returns in August with "The Good Life: The Great Outdoors". Featuring Storytellers Joe Hayes, Kathy Sax, and Steven Pla.

$10 at the door
Suitable for ages 13+

Produced by Storytellers of New Mexico's Elaine Muray, elaine@embodiedvoicestoryarts.com

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Electric Desert- A Live Art Event
Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

Electric Desert- A Live Art Event

LIVE ART EVENT: Build 10a-5p, and Dance 5-8p!

DANCE!
5-8pm. $5 cover. Tasty treats and beverages available by donation.
A "Good Life" event, "The Electric Desert" will feature a pop-up psychedelic desert in which to wander. Having built saguaros, barrel cacti, rocks and shrubs from PVC and cardboard, Abq artist Andrew Fearnside will bring an artificial space of celebration and contemplation to life. The public is invited to be moved by a playlist of electronic atmospheres curated by the Unicorn Collective.

BUILD: Between 10am and 5pm, Albuquerque artist Andrew Fearnside will build and paint an artificial desert, replete with saguaros, stones and desert marigolds, from cardboard and PVC. Sound artists Kristin Satterlee and Arne Gulerud will install a sonic collection of artificial desert sounds. The public is invited to inscribe messages about life in the high desert on the cacti as they emerge.

Tickets to the Dance are available at the door, and before the show from:
-- Tortuga Gallery
-- artist, Andrew Fearnside

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Mural Fundraiser Art Show Opening
Jul
6
6:00 PM18:00

Mural Fundraiser Art Show Opening

Tortuga Gallery in collaboration with Mural Fest 2018 and three local artists have designed a nearly 25x90-foot mural to wrap around the building at 901 Edith SE celebrating the flora and fauna of Albuquerque’s Rio Grande Bosque. The artists, Denise Weaver Ross, Joel Davis, and Roe LiBretto will be showing individual works as well as the mural design during July at Tortuga Gallery to raise funds for this ambitious project.

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SMASH Art Bus
Jun
28
1:00 PM13:00

SMASH Art Bus

Join Shelly and her amazing ART Bus for a solstice event!

Fire up your creativity & celebrate this special celestial time of the year! Make a unique mixed-media piece to take home with you or gift to some extraordinary. $5-$10 suggested donation.

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Makers Time
Jun
28
10:00 AM10:00

Makers Time

Twice a month (usually) we open the gallery for people to come and bring a project to work and be inspired together. Some work on knitting, weaving, collage, altered books, painting, mosaic, drawing etc. Come join the fun!

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Corn Smut- DIY Folk at Tortuga
Jun
26
7:00 PM19:00

Corn Smut- DIY Folk at Tortuga

Change in venue for this event to The Source at 1111 Carlisle SE. Call 505-506-0820 with questions.

 

Corn Smut visits from AZ on their Round Up Tour.
http://www.cornsmutpeddlers.com

with local support:
Heaven For Less
https://heavenforless.bandcamp.com

Sliding scale $8-$15

Corn Smut is a Phx, AZ-based D.I.Y. folkster band that formed in 2016 by Amy Lou and Richard Bogen. They sing matrimonious harmonies, old-time favorites, and down-home original ditties. Like Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, they craft songs with subversive messages woven together with merry melodies.

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Tortuga Storytelling Series | The Good Life: The Great Outdoors
Jun
25
11:30 AM11:30

Tortuga Storytelling Series | The Good Life: The Great Outdoors

Tortuga Storytelling Series - a collaboration between Storytellers of New Mexico and Tortuga Gallery - returns in August with "The Good Life: The Great Outdoors". Featuring Storytellers Joe Hayes, Kathy Sax, and Steven Pla.

$10 at the door
Suitable for ages 13+

Produced by Storytellers of New Mexico's Elaine Muray, elaine@embodiedvoicestoryarts.com

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United In Light: Yoga & Dance ~ Devi Album Launch
Jun
24
2:30 PM14:30

United In Light: Yoga & Dance ~ Devi Album Launch

United In Light will be a unique and expansive Journey through Yoga and Dance with live DJ's and an uplifting musical experience with new artist, Devi (Kaylin Elizabeth Otero). All proceeds will go to The New Mexico Wilderness Alliance, a nonprofit, grassroots organization dedicated to the protection, restoration, and continued enjoyment of New Mexico’s wildlands and wilderness areas. 


Purchase Tickets or Contribute to the Cause here: https://unitedinlight.mydagsite.com

We have scheduled this special event for Sunday, June 24th, as this is the weekend following the Summer Solstice. The Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year and the return of the Sun's Light on our precious planet. Let us come together and celebrate the ever awakening Light of our own consciousness as we rise together to make great changes for the benefit of all!!!

We will begin the afternoon with a transformative yoga flow, friendly for all levels of experience. This practice will lead into a Journey through dance with DJ's and a live performance by Devi, showcasing her upbeat, debut album, "Illuminate Me." We will end the afternoon with a Guided Meditation, awakening codes of Light within.

Doors open at 2:30pm. Event starts PROMPTLY at 3pm. Please bring your own yoga mat! We will NOT provide mats!

We HIGHLY encourage purchasing tickets online for $11. We have limited space at our beautiful venue, Tortuga Gallery, and will limit this event to 50 attendees, so don't wait!

Purchase tickets here: https://unitedinlight.mydagsite.com

Devi is a Soul-Full Singer-Songwriter and an Embodiment of Love, radiating the Light of Truth and Enlightening the Hearts of all around her by the very Nature of her Being. As a Divine Feminine Teacher and Embodiment Expert, she has incarnated on this planet to Illuminate, Activate, and Awaken Humanity to the Joy and Bliss of their True Divine Nature through her Voice, her Music, her Poetry, her Being.

Teaming up with the talented producers of 2Studio, Devi has created music that will inspire your Body, Mind and Soul! Listen to her first single here: https://soundcloud.com/devi_rose/ryze 

Event Details:
When - Sunday, June 24th, 3-6pm
Doors open at 2:30pm, Event starts PROMPTLY at 3pm

Price - $11 online
$22 at the door
Benefitting The New Mexico Wilderness Alliance

SPACE IS LIMITED, DON'T WAIT!!!

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3 on a Match
Jun
23
7:30 PM19:30

3 on a Match

$5-15

Three on a Match, a musical trio with a stage set evoking the demimonde of Kabarett kulture flourishing in Berlin after WWI. Musical lyrics and performances of the era are timeless entreaties of love, loss and social estrangement entwined with satire, a stiff upper lip, and joie de vivre.

Their performances take the audience out of present time to a dimly lit era of songs, where, despite the gulf of years, we experience relevance and recognize parts of our own inner being.

Tina, the vocalist and master of ceremonies, banters with both the audience and Brad on piano, while alternating song lyrics in English, German, French, Italian and Russian, and David keeps the beat on double bass.

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Flow Art Painting Workshops Public · Hosted by Darling Clementine
Jun
23
12:00 PM12:00

Flow Art Painting Workshops Public · Hosted by Darling Clementine

After several inquiries I'm ecstatic to announce that this June I will be doing my first flow art painting workshop!! 

Tickets are $85 and include everything you need for the workshop as well as a take home kit for you to make on your own! 

Seats are limited to 12 students. Ticket purchase is due in advance to reserve your spot. 

Please message me at lillabella.photography@gmail.com or DM me here for more information. Thank you all for the love and support, I cannot wait to meet you!

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Closing Celebration for "Re-Birth: Creative Works of the Rainbow Artists"
Jun
1
6:00 PM18:00

Closing Celebration for "Re-Birth: Creative Works of the Rainbow Artists"

We take one last look at "Re-Birth: Creative Works of the Rainbow Artists".

Thank you to all who have shared space with Tortuga:

Angela Storch, Anna-Lena Toledo, Barbara Endicott, Carol Adamec, Caroline LeBlanc, Deborah Welch, Eliza Schmid, Ginger Quinn, Grace Collins, Hilary Heyl, Ilona Halderman, Jackie Hertel, Janice Wentworth, Janine Wilson, Joan Fenicle, Leslie R Kryder, Marian Berg, Martha Heard, Mary DuBois, Nova Denise, Sondra Diepen, Sue Pine & Suzanne Visor.

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Practical NonMonogamy Workshops w/ Dr. Eli Sheff: Community Workshops
May
12
10:00 AM10:00

Practical NonMonogamy Workshops w/ Dr. Eli Sheff: Community Workshops

Please join us for the Albuquerque stop on Dr. Eli Sheff’s 10 city Practical NonMonogamy Tour. We will have two days of workshops with Dr. Elisabeth Sheff, an expert in sex and gender minorities and the worldwide expert on polyamorous families with children. Friday May 11 Dr. Eli presents three educational workshops that are open to everyone, and especially useful for counselors and therapists who want Continuing Education units from AASECT*. Saturday May 12 Dr. Eli presents interactive workshops designed to provide information, teach skills, and allow participants to discuss and ask questions. Workshops on May 12 do not provide CEUs and are designed for members of the community (not primarily counselors and therapists, though it could be useful for them too).

For more information see https://elisabethsheff.com/
Find Dr. Eli’s blogs at https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-polyamorists-next-door
*American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT)

Saturday May 12 Community Workshops
10 am to noon
        Consent, Negotiations and Boundaries in Consensual Non-Monogamy
1:30 to 3:30
        Positive Polyamorous Parenting
3:45 to 5:45
        Predators in Our Midst

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Workshop for Therapists- Parenting for Polyamorous Families
May
11
10:00 AM10:00

Workshop for Therapists- Parenting for Polyamorous Families

Practical NonMonogamy Workshops w/ Dr. Eli Sheff: Continuing Education

Please join us for the Albuquerque stop on Dr. Eli Sheff’s 10 city Practical NonMonogamy Tour. We will have two days of workshops with Dr. Elisabeth Sheff, an expert in sex and gender minorities and the worldwide expert on polyamorous families with children. Friday May 11 Dr. Eli presents three educational workshops that are open to everyone, and especially useful for counselors and therapists who want Continuing Education units from AASECT*. Saturday May 12 Dr. Eli presents interactive workshops designed to provide information, teach skills, and allow participants to discuss and ask questions. Workshops on May 12 do not provide CEUs and are designed for members of the community (not primarily counselors and therapists, though it could be useful for them too).

For more information see https://elisabethsheff.com/

Find Dr. Eli’s blogs at https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-polyamorists-next-door

*American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT)
Friday May 11 Continuing Education Workshops
10 am to noon
       Therapeutic Issues in Consensual Non-Monogamy
1:30 to 3:30 pm
        Resilience in Polyamorous Families
3:45 to 5:45 pm
        Distinguishing Between Intimate Partner Violence and Kinky Sex/BDSM

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Game Night!
May
10
6:00 PM18:00

Game Night!

Game Night, Tortuga style has migrated to SECOND Thursday of each month. Please come and join the fun! Bring a friend and a snack and a small donation ($3)

We have lots of games here and you can bring your own. I am really hankering to play a round of Dominion. Perhaps I will buy an expansion! 

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Sound Immersion with Ron and Michelle
May
6
6:30 PM18:30

Sound Immersion with Ron and Michelle

Enter the ethereal realms of harmonic sound as Michelle and Ron play their sacred instruments: Gongs, Crystal singing bowls, Himalayan bowls, the Halo handpan, Rav drum and Native American Flute. Orchestrating these instruments, they sculpt a rich and varied harmonic soundscape that invites you to relax and let the vibrations take you on an inward journey. Please bring a mat and pillow for your comfort.

sliding scale $ 10 - $20

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Gonga Yoga with Christina Bouajila
May
6
2:00 PM14:00

Gonga Yoga with Christina Bouajila

Gonga Yoga is an exploration of Self through sound and movement -a gentle, yet deep approach to body-mind awareness and relaxation. Michelle and Ron of The Art of Gong, combine their music with Christina’s yoga expertise to create a unique and profound experience. Please bring a yoga mat and pillow for your comfort.  $15 in advance or $20 at the door.

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Jack Williams in concert
May
5
7:30 PM19:30

Jack Williams in concert

$20
Jack Williams is in his 59th year as a professional touring artist - a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and storyteller, whose songs display a clear sense of place, many of them grounded in - or inspired by - deep southern roots. His performances are highly energetic and entertaining, lacking the introversion which characterizes the performance of many singer-songwriters. His current music is strongly influenced by an early career in jazz, classical, folk, rock and roll, blues, and R&B. He began his musical journey at 4, playing his mother's Arthur Godfrey ukulele, and quickly learned to play the piano and trumpet, absorbing the big band jazz, pop, and classical music on his parents' 78 rpm records, as well as the raw blues music from his surroundings in 1940s South Carolina.

To pay in advance for this show use this button

 

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Space for Makers
Apr
26
10:00 AM10:00

Space for Makers

All makers and creatives are welcome to this gathering. We are trying this time out for a few months to invite those who knit, weave, crochet, create with paper and on paper, paint, draw- any medium that inspires you.

Please bring your work in progress and a snack to share if you like and share your inspiration.   

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Lone Piñon Dance Party #2
Apr
21
6:30 PM18:30

Lone Piñon Dance Party #2

After having a great time in February we all decided we to needed to do it again--we'll be coming back to turn Tortuga into a dancehall on April 21. 

Join us for an evening of the rowdy and elegant New Mexican dances that have enlivened house parties and dancehalls across Northern New Mexico for hundreds of years. Lone Piñon and Friends will provide the violin- and accordion-driven tunes and dance leaders Lucy Salazar and Leticia Gonzales will be there to get us going on the Cuna, Varsoviana, Valse de los Paños, Chotis, Marcha and more. Come help bring the dances to life, subvert colonialism, nourish intergenerational wisdom, drink beer and eat enchiladas! BYOB and food--we'll start with a potluck at 6:30.

Suggested $5-10 donation to help support Tortuga--but no one turned away for lack of funds!

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Artful Saturday
Apr
21
1:00 PM13:00

Artful Saturday

Artful Saturday sponsored by the AABA (Albuquerque Art Business Association) features open studio at Tortuga Gallery.

Three featured artists for the April show, "In Clear Light" will be on hand working in the gallery and available to share their process with viewers and patrons.

Come by for something more than an artist talk, an opportunity to see the artist at work.

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Mauny Muray's Magic Show
Apr
21
11:00 AM11:00

Mauny Muray's Magic Show

Kids of all ages are invited to Tortuga for a mid morning Saturday treat.  

$5

Mauny Muray has performed magic for over 30 years. He studied under the tutelage of some of the nation’s top magician. His career spans both coasts. He has also performed in several foreign countries. Colombia, Australia, and South Korea to name a few.

Mauny’s magic programs fit all ages. He has performed in schools, libraries, birthday parties, outdoor events, and corporate functions. Mauny brings wonderment, astonishment, and smiles to all who attend.”

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Acrylic Workshop with Kay Marcotte
Apr
20
1:00 PM13:00

Acrylic Workshop with Kay Marcotte

Workshop of Painting with Acrylic Paints on Canvas

Watch a demonstration of painting with acrylics, or come paint along. Kay Marcotte will demonstrate her approach to acrylic painting, plus pass on tips and techniques that she has picked up during 45-years of painting and attending studio fine art classes.

If you wish to paint along…. bring supplies:

1). Acrylic paints in primary colors: Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Yellow, Crimson Red, Titanium White, plus other colors you may wish to use. Paynes Grey, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Hookers Green, and Titan Buff are also useful colors. (Artisans Art Store or Michael’s Craft Store have supplies, including starter kits with small tubes of acrylic primary colors)

2), Inexpensive canvas or panel to paint on. 16” x 20” is a great size for a workshop, but other sizes are fine

3). Acrylic brushes, a couple sizes. Round or flat, sizes 6 or 8 or 10 are all good

4). Container for water for rinsing brushes (such as recycled large yogurt-sized plastic container). Toweling for clean up

5). Paper Palette or a plastic tray to put paint on, and for mixing paint

6). Images for inspiration, photos or magazine clippings. Landscapes or garden scenes are good. People or pet portraits are difficult subjects. I will bring photos also

7). Apron, old clothes

This is a free workshop- donations appreciated! 

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