Barbara Besser will be showing at Jan's Art Shop for a special two day event on Friday and Saturday June 23 and 24, 2017.
Meet and greet the artist
4 - 8 on Friday and 2 - 5 on Saturday.
Barbara is an internationally recognized Visionary Artist now residing in southern New Mexico.
She has shown her work in Albuquerque, NM at Peggy Newman Gallery, The Cosmic Trading Post, and The Source.
Barbara is a clear channel for source energy in the form of inter-dimensional communication. Her work is unique and powerful for the viewer. She is best known for the creation of SPIRITUAL PORTRAITS/ENERGETIC SIGNATURES. These are private sessions ( or by mail from photo ) where Barbara merges with your soul's essence for the time of the session. She creates a piece of art for you, with information and also share language of light for your soul's knowing.
Barbara will be coming to town the week before her show, and is available for private sessions by appointment.
Private sessions are $75 (45 min. +) Please contact Barbara for an appointment; 575 545 2994.
Barbara has work in Madrid, New Mexico at Desert Rose Gallery, and has shown in galleries across the country. She is an ordained minister and this is her traveling ministry. She serves with a loving and compassionate heart.
Pictured below is one of her Spiritual Portraits - an original work on paper.
Marie Roberts The Mystic Gypsy of Albuquerque
Brought into Jan's Art Shop the other day;
Five painted gourd masks of varying sizes with varying attributes including, fur, leather, sticks, dreadlocks, paint, etc.
Earth Angel $75
Magic Spirit $75
Cool Dude $75
Leather Dress $75
She told us this;
Energy comes through me – I use what I have and I create these beings. They are like earth angels to me that can bring beauty and light into a space with warmth.
A lot of stuff is re purposed, like the fur is from an old mink coat her mom left after she died.
We are honored by a visit from international artist Morey Kammerman who is busy creating a small body of work for us to exhibit. World traveling visionary poet and writer Morey Kammerman hung out yesterday and produced seven paintings for us to premiere here. I couldn't wait to share this with you - even though I don't have the title or price yet - but I have the size and medium; mixed media and Collage on wooden panel, 29" x 32". When I first looked at it I had the weird feeling that Morey had painted my innermost soul (on a slightly bad day). Morey's work is very incisive as is his process. I saw him change as he worked - as if his very spirit were being drained a bit to fuel each art work.
Here is a quote from Sean that I like because it shows how passionate he is about his journey of expression.
"For the past twenty years I have had the goal of painting every single day. While I have, of course, not adhered perfectly to this monastic commitment, I have come very close. I have challenged myself to learn and grow as a painter taking inspiration from my contemporaries and from historical giants, both whom I emulate in search of my own style. The reason for this schedule is that I want to become a great artist and make my living and travel the world with my art.
I was going to make an ironic joke with the two pictures below, something like; "I've painted every day for twenty years and now look what I can do!" Many people dismiss abstract painting as unimportant but I do not. I shall continue to explore and ( hopefully enhance ) my realism and representational work but I also hope to keep it connected to abstraction as much as possible.
I have actually finished a very important series, one of the most realistic, representational and narrative groups of paintings that I've had the pleasure and agony of creating. It is a narrative in pictures that chronicles the winter holiday adventure of a young girl named Jan and her toy robot which comes to life and flees her happy home and so an epic chase ensues.
The below paintings serve as many things - most practically I use these as backgrounds for my realistic scenes - the unpredictability of the surface texture and color helps me to keep my compositions interesting and profound.
I have made small attempts to exhibit and market my abstract paintings and I laugh at the reaction of people; "I like your city scenes" they say, or a big one is "I can do that" - yes you can. everyone can paint like the masters, realistic or abstract if they put the time in. I appreciate abstract painting because it elevates the hidden conceptual meanings in art. I appreciate abstract painters for their ability ( or necessity ) to explain and share the mysterious and obscured themes of their work."
I want to write a little bit about the wonderful artists who we are so lucky to represent in my new Art Shop that I've opened in Albuquerque, New Mexico. These artists enrich the gallery ( and our lives ) and to be associated with all of them is my deep honor.
Here are some ideas and information about Justin Madness Delaet.
Who's paintings you can purchase here:
We can't thank the inimitable Justin Delaet enough for taking a dubious train trek bearing bags of his physical artistic expression.
I recommend pouring over his instagram feed - we use a lot of his writings from there to help describe his absolutely zany and wonderful paintings - I am almost tempted to create a catalogue of his selfies and portraits because of their metaphysical and perception defying properties. Even his biographic description is quite far reaching and inclusive over the spectrum from the intellectual, highly artistic to the dedicated and humble working class;
Artist, rapper, beatboxer, cook, storyteller
husband, train attendant, legend, lier
He forgot to mention;
philosopher, thinker, shaman, and prophet.
His paintings, of course, ( of which we have a wonderful collection at the shop ) are packed with the vivacity and mystery that you can find in his photography and his music which he has generously shared for the public to enjoy for free on
"The idea came from the hands that developed on the #totem pieces. I noticed a similarity between what I had drawn and the symbol used to ward off the evil eye. They fit nicely into my post human shamanistic theme. New Magic to ward off new evils, I loved the idea of a symbol of power placed on an engine of #sound and #vibration. Casting it's #spell visually, physically and sonically.
Transhumanist totem just finished #myart #fineart#collageart #homemade #goodshit #modernart#instaart #instaartist #laart #dirtyfingers #magic#symbol #cutandpaste #collageart #glue #sissors#posthuman #shamanism #ink #paint #spray#abstract #
— with Justin Madness Delaet
Goddesses walk amongst us #7 #art #myart #fineart#collageart #homemade #madness2012 #magnets#craft #abstract #collageart #cutandpaste#modernart #goddess #feminism #holy #magic #la#ktown
madness2012Goddesses walk amongst us #6 #art #myart #fineart #collageart #homemade #madness2012 #magnets #craft #abstract #collageart #cutandpaste #modernart #goddess #feminism #holy #magic #la #ktown
fuerology Wish this chick would walk among my life right quick. Lol! Dope man
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Please be aware of the following altruistic event in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA;
"Finding Empathy in a Radical World"
Workshop: Friday March 17, 2017 & Saturday March 18th 10am - 4pm
Increasing border challenges and deportation issues have become front and center. This creates enormous levels of fear that lead to anger, disagreement and distrust in our communities. We all need to increase our ability to speak nonviolently and effectively to protect our families and community.
The Nonviolent Communication (NVC) process trains us for communication skills that can result in strong, peaceful win - win outcomes. Learn how to release outmoded communication habits that prevent you from positive conflict resolution.
Jack Lehman & Pan Vera are Center for Nonviolent communication Trainers: who will focus on how to use NVC to bring agreement into your personal and political dialogues with understanding and empathy. We can deal with conflicts more successfully with communication that recognizes interpersonal and intercultural differences.
Be ready to gain more clarity about your own communication style, expressing deeper empathy and compassion with a new awareness: a new set of tools.
Call 505 268 9557 to register. 14 CEU's ( Continuing Education Units/Credits)
Donation Basis. Suggested Range is $75 - $200 No one turned away for their inability to pay.
Albuquerque Center for Peace & Justice 202 Harvard SE Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87106
2 members associated with Jan's Art Shop were heavily involved in the filming of this wonderful movie, Anthony Wamego and John Proctor. #hellorhighwater
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