A last look at the Vantage Point Photography show with the groove moving sounds of Cookie Jones and friends.
A fun evening with singer/songwriters Sage & Jared inspiring us to believe!
Sliding scale $5-15
Summer of 2017 and Tortuga is trying something new. We have invited 9 artists to share the space and show their work for the months of May, June and July. These nine talented and creative beings are:
Julie Brokken, Roe Libretto, Lesley Long, Mauny Muray, Eliza Schmid, Risa Taylor, Suzanne Visor, Denise Weaver Ross, and Ilene Weiss.
No Game night in April!
Game night will resume on May 18, 2017.
Every third Thursday of the month, we strive ever harder to just have fun!!
Bring a friend, bring a snack, bring a game.
Time, Temptations, and Treasure: Stories of what we keep and what we best do without.
Stories for adults performed by three highly accomplished tellers: physical teller Elaine Muray, expert in stories from the East, Steven Pla, and award-winning Sarah Malone.
Entrance Fee:$5-15 which includes light refreshments
DVDs for sale on site.
You don't want to miss this!
The Vantage Point Artists, Jim Holbrook, Nancy Jones Francis, Catherine Leicht & Kent Wood will host an informal interactive discussion of the viewpoints expressed through their photography.
Mireya Ortiz has organized a poetry event for exploration.
International Music Festival Legend Fantuzzi returns to Albuquerque in Love Tribe style with his unique blend of Mystic Latin, Reggae, Afro-Funk and the launching of his book, "Love at First Bite". In concert with local "Flexible Band" members: Lonn Calanca - guitar, Pax Garcia - drums, Sunny G. - congas & percussion, Ryan Bizwel - keyboards and bass (TBD). Please join us for a sensuous evening of songs to move your soul and stories that speak to your heart! Only $15 at the door!
Good friend and master singer/songwrite, Eric McEuen returns to Tortuga for an evening of uplifting song.
Sliding scale $5-15
Jim Holbrook, Nancy JonesFrancis, Catherine Leicht, and Kent Wood have collaborated to create a display of their unique treatment of photography both with subject matter and styles.
Last day to view this unique show of the Luna Project women.
Music starts at 7:30pm.
The Seventeen Artists who created the Living Artifacts which traveled throughout the Albuquerque are in March have returned to Tortuga. They are joined by those who attended the workshop on March 4th creating an engaging, interactive display.
All are welcome to attend and experience firsthand the variety of interactive art.
The monthly game night at Tortuga. Bring a snack and a friend and a game and have a blast. Musicians, bring an instrument, you never know when a spontaneous jam will happen.
Alice Webb, Luna member and 2016 Albuquerque Local Treasure, will lead a hands-on presentation for the public, Through Her Eyes: Playing with Abstraction.
To register, send a message to Tortuga@TortugaGallery.org
The Luna Project women with art on display at the March show, Through Their Eyes: Twelve Women artists will participate in a panel discussion. They will discuss ideas and inspiration and the process of art.
All are invited to come with questions and comments. Prepare to be inspired.
The Living Artifact Project and Workshop is described in detail by clicking on the "Living Artifact Project" tab on the home page. The workshop is Saturday March fourth from 10am until 1pm. Registration is $30.
Nance Elsinger, artist
Turtle King banishes Evil Cat by Lesley Long
Come join us at Tortuga for a night of food, laughter, and fun.
Bring a nourishing dish to share, and please be aware that this is a plastic-free event. We can't wait to see you there!
There is a surprise gift for all attendees. :)
A documentary by John Bolenbaugh highlighting the importance of perserving water resources over oil pipelines. by donation
Tortuga is participating in the Albuquerque Art Business Association's Artful Saturday featuring the "Turtle Show" and with music of Los Unusual Suspects.
Following the music at 5pm will be a screening of the film, "No More New Pipelines" by whistleblower John Bolenbaugh.
Our monthly game night will feature iChing readings, Star Light's apothecary and Tarot.
Bring a friend and a snack and a game (optional) and join the fun!
Planned Parenthood clinics across the nation will be the target of "Defund PP" protests on February 11th. This is a fundraiser for which sll proceeds will be donated to Planned Parenthood. *There will NOT BE A COUNTER PROTEST as advised by PP.
We'll be hosting a bake sale and other vendors who are selling their goods for donation purposes. We hope to raise awareness and hopefully some funds too.
Live music provided by Kateri Lopez, Peri Pakroo, and Hurdle.
*Please know we are in contact with our regional public affairs representative from PP to organize in the safest and most beneficial way possible. 😍👍
The first Friday art show at Tortuga in 2017, will feature art with images of turtles.
Local artists include Lindsay Brenner, Katie Carillo, Nova Denise, Mary DuBois, Christian Gallegos, Stephanie Galloway, Io Kalapa, Lesley Long, Mauny Maury, Margy O'Brien, April Parrish, Bella Robles, Rebecca Salazar, Eliza Schmid, Denise Weaver Ross, Vivian Whalen, Katherine White.
A light-hearted show to start 2017.
Music of Dan Hooke.
Game night includes sharing snacks, games & music. Bring friends and enjoy a cozy evening!
Poet Lauren Camp (One Hundred Hungers) and writer Daniel Mueller (Nights I Dreamed of Hubert Humphrey) read;
music by Ermine.
$5-20 donation appreciated.
Tortuga will open its doors in January for this benefit. Please come out to support this important work.
The Women's March on Washington, NM, will be holding a silent art and vacation auction (fabulous hotel stays) on January 6th at 6pm. There will be local wine, a myriad of delicious Hors d'Oeuvres, and live music. All proceeds will pay for travel and lodging for our sponsored marchers.
Bring a game and a snack and a friend. Plenty of games here or bring one you love!
During the month of February 2017, Tortuga Gallery will have an art show exclusively for turtles.
Here's what you need to do to join this show:
Art must have some depiction of turtles in it.
All types of media are welcome: paintings, drawings, ceramics, glass, fiber, photography, collage, other.
Email three images to Tortuga@tortugagallery.org
Pay jury fee of $10 by going to
Or make check payable to Tortuga Gallery and send to :
901 Edith Blvd SE
ABQ, NM 87102
Email of digital images and fee must be received by January 8, 2017
Work will be juried and artists notified by January 13 via email.
Number of artists will be limited.
Selected artists will bring work to Tortuga on February 1, 2017.
Art will be on view at the gallery from February 3-24, 2017 with a special reception on February 3rd as part of ArtsCrawl.
Sales will be handled by the gallery for a commission of 35%.
Last day of this annual event featuring the works of 20+ local artists.
Saturday version of this year's Creative Arts Fair. Door Prizes, music and fun.
The show starts on Friday December 2 until Sunday December 4.
Tortuga's annual Creative Arts Fair starts on Friday this year to coincide with Albuquerque's ArtScrawl. Hours are:
- 5pm- 9 pm Friday December 2
- 11 am- 6pm Saturday December 3
- 11 am - 5pm Sunday December 4
Featuring the work of 20+ local artists including paintings, jewelry and clothing- all handmade items.
A last look at the art of Kerry Bergen, Jade Leyva and Sparrow.
Opening for the evening is Qais Essar / Qais and the Qosmonauts. Here is a link to their cool vibe:
Arc Iris will perform from their new CD, Moon Saloon. This is their second performance at TortugaOpening for the evening is and it is truly a performance of the highest form.
Audiences will be dazzled and delighted.
Complementing the evening is local artist, Sparrow, whose work is on the walls, contributing to the evening with live art inspired by the music all around.
It would be a shame to miss this one.
Here is a link to a recent event recorded by NPR:
A collective, interactive talk with the artists behind this engaging show.
Starts at 2pm.