The Outpost Jazz Performance Space

Albuquerque's Non-Profit, Member-Supported, Community-Based Performing Arts Center

Inpost Artspace


The Inpost Artspace has been presenting exhibits since 1996 making the Visual Arts a vital part of the Outpost experience. Over the years, more than 200 New Mexico based artists (and beyond) have shown their work on these walls. We are excited to announce that beginning in 2013, the Inpost Artspace will inaugurate an official relationship with our friends at 516 ARTS by becoming a Satellite Gallery of 516, curated by Claude Smith of 516 ARTS and GuruAmrit Khalsa of the Harwood Art Center.


We welcome our new curators, GuruAmrit Khalsa & Claude Smith. GuruAmrit Khalsa received her BFA in Art History and Business Administration from the University of New Mexico. She has been the Administrative Manager at Harwood Art Center since 2010. She has worked and/or interned at numerous galleries and museums including the Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, the University of New Mexico Art Museum’s Jonson Gallery, the Albuquerque Museum of Art & History, 516 ARTS, and the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston. Claude Smith graduated from the University of New Mexico with a BS in Biology and BA in Art History. Upon graduation he took a job teaching English and computer literacy in a rural primary school in Catalonia, Spain. In 2010, he began his current tenure as Education Coordinator at 516 ARTS.

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Gallery hours: Exhibit may be viewed during Outpost box office hours (M-F 2-5:30pm), during Outpost Performances, or by appointment.


Friday, February 6, 5 - 8pm

Inpost Artspace Reception: Gone Fishing: New Works by Heidi Pollard

This exhibition is part of the citywide collaboration On the Map: Unfolding Albuquerque Art + Design

Gone Fishing features new gouache paintings on paper and shaped museum board.  The images in this exhibition explore visual improvisation, contemplation and the joy of throwing a line in the water to see what's there...  Heidi Pollard lives and works in Albuquerque, NM and also has oil paintings on exhibit at the OASIS Institute in Albuquerque.  She has received grants from the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation; she has attended artist residencies including Headlands Center for the Arts, California; the CUE Art Foundation in New York; and from 2010 to 2011 the Roswell Artist in Residence Program, Roswell, NM.

She has exhibited widely in numerous galleries and museums throughout the US.  Her work has been reviewed and appeared in the New York Times, Art New England, THE Magazine, and by Peter Plagens in Newsweek on line.  Further information and images of the artist's work are available at

Exhibition Dates: February 6- March 28



Friday, November 7, 5 - 8pm

Inpost Artspace Reception: Second Hand Plants: new works by Christa Dalien

Working in a variety of mediums including installation, drawing, painting, and printmaking, Christa Dalien’s art explores the diverse relationships and interactions that we have with our surroundings. She is interested in folklore and mythology used to explain and interpret the unexplainable. Dalien searches through the tangible landscapes and structures that often show signs of wear, human impact and mystery, then reconstructs them into a visual emotional language.  Christa Dalien is an artist and educator currently living in Santa Fe, NM with her husband, son and 2 cats.  Her studio practice includes a variety of different mediums including installation, drawing, painting, and printmaking. Originally from Minnesota, she received her BFA in Painting in 2003. She received her MFA in printmaking from the University of Kansas, in 2007. She currently teaches Art History (remotely) for Washburn University in Topeka, KS and stays home with her son Arlo.

Exhibition Dates: November 7 - December 12, 2014

Inpost Artspace Reception | Friday, September 5, 5-8pm

my little dust

“...a place where life, and love, is reaffirmed through the act of painting.” - Arthur Peña, New American Paintings, Dallas Contributor.

Artist Raychael Stine and curator Nancy Zastudil present an exhibition of Stine’s paintings that make visible—literally, picture—experiences, memories, and the passing of time. The selection of works translates the general appeal of Stine’s personal commitment to specific things: paint and its possibilities as material and image, the physical intimate experience of looking at and making paintings, and relationships that are based on an exchange between looking and touching. Through her use of color, scale and proximity, Stine depicts her dedication to the ‘thing’ of painting—what it is to re-construct, not de-construct, an experience.

Raychael Stine received her MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2010 and is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico. She has shown in California, Illinois and extensively throughout Texas including solo shows at Art Palace in Houston, TX and Eugene Binder in Marfa, TX. In 2009 Stine was a Joan Mitchell Foundation Award Nominee and in 2013 she participated in the Bemis Contemporary Arts Center Residency. In 2008 Stine was Jurors Pick in New American Paintings #78, Western Exhibition.

Nancy Zastudil is an arts administrator, writer, and itinerant curator whose current work focuses on social progress through philanthropy and entrepreneurship in the arts. Currently, Nancy is Administrative Director of the Frederick Hammersley Foundation, co-administrator of The Lightning Field, and monthly visual arts contributor to Arts and Culture Texas. Her most recent endeavors include Show Up Show Down, and in Summer 2014, she will open two art exhibition venues in downtown Albuquerque, NM: Pacific Exhibits (June 2014) and Central Features (Fall 2014).  She is Editor and Project Manager of the Mitchell Center’s 10 year anniversary publication (forthcoming), Co-Editor of On the Banks of Bayou City: The Center for Land Use Interpretation in Houston (March 2009) and has been published in edible Santa Fe, Arts and Culture Texas, Dance Source Houston, Temporary Art Review, Artlies, and more. Nancy holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing from The Ohio State University and a Master of Arts in Curatorial Practice from California College of the Arts. She was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio.

Exhibition Dates: September 5 – October 31, 2014


Two artists, Greg Tucker and Jeff Sipe, explore the connections between music and visual arts as their shared interest in both Blues and Jazz serve as an integral component to their dynamic artistic practices. Jeff Sipe is an award winning folk artist and blues musician from Albuquerque. When he's not playing bass in local blues bands he's creating folk art in his converted garage. His work has shown in exhibitions and galleries in New Mexico, Arizona, Washington D.C., Texas, Georgia, Mississippi, California, Switzerland and Australia. His art has appeared in Shaman's Drum Magazine, Santa Fe Magazine, The Collector's Guide and the Mind Science Journal and he's designed numerous CD covers. Sipe was born in the small farming community of New London, Wisconsin but has lived most of his life in the Southwest. The sights and sounds of blues bars and juke joints and the colors and flavors of border culture are the main influences on his art. Greg Tucker has work in the permanent collections of the Museum of Art of Albuquerque and in UNM's Fine Arts Museum. As an illustrator, his work was published by the Dallas Morning News, Philadelphia Inquirer, Psychology Today, Bloomberg Financial Magazine, Utne Reader, Village Voice, Salon Online, Harcourt Brace and many more. His illustrations have won many awards and have been included in many professional annuals, including the internationally prestigious Graphis Design Annual. His work is represented by the Mariposa Gallery in Albuquerque.

Exhibition Dates: July 13 - August 29, 2014 | Opening Reception: Saturday, July 13, 2014 (2-4pm)


Abstractions: Leslie Holland & Chandler Wigton

Abstractions features two artists engaging in a singular dialog concerning the artistic process as an exploration of contradiction, relationship and mystery through the lens of abstraction. Leslie Holland (Santa Fe) and Chandler Wigton (Durango) offer two separate bodies of work that together, seeks to shed light on the individualist approach to painting.

Exhibition Dates: May 3 – June 27, 2014 | Opening Reception: Saturday, May 3, 2014 (5-8pm)


Material Worth: Kate Carr, Jane Lackey and Natalie Smith

This event is presented as part of Women & Creativity month
Click HERE for the full Women & Creativity schedule

Material Worth examines the multifaceted approaches of artists Kate Carr (Santa Fe), Jane Lackey (Santa Fe) and Natalie Smith (Albuquerque) as they explore material fluency through the transformation and re-contextualization of everyday, utilitarian objects. Using media and techniques often associated with craft practice, these artists seek to engage the viewer through a variety of complex and unexpected processes while simultaneously, preserving and elevating the integrity of their materials.

Exhibition Dates: March 8 – April 25, 2014 | Opening Reception: Saturday, March 8, 2014 (5-7pm)

Black and White

Karsten Creightney

Exhibition: January 3 - February 28, 2014 | Opening Reception: Friday, January 3rd, 2014 (5-8pm)

Inpost Artspace and Albuquerque-based artist Karsten Creightney are pleased to present, black and white, an  exhibition of recent prints that explore themes of loss and renewal. As an insightful contrast to his carefully chosen colorful juxtapositions that typically pervade his paintings and prints, the work in black and white, references his interest and inspiration with more minimal, German expressionist relief prints. Highlighting the stark yet elegant qualities of color in its most reduced forms, these works both celebrate and attempt to capture and recreate that same raw, direct nature of the mark making process and invite the viewer to contemplate their beauty. FREE

Karsten Creightney received his BA from Antioch College and MFA from the University of New Mexico. His work has been exhibited nationally at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Detroit Institute of Art, Flint Institute of Art, and the Springfield Museum of Art. His work resides in both national and international collections. He currently teaches intermediate and advanced printmaking at the Institute for of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe.

The Happiness Project:

New Paintings by John Phillip Abbott

January 4 - February 22, 2013 | Opening Reception: Friday, January 4th, 2013 (5-8pm)

The Inpost Artspace presents The Happiness Project, in partnership with 516 ARTS and the Harwood Art Center. Marking the first exhibition for the Inpost Artspace’s 2013 visual arts programming schedule, The Happiness Project features new work from the Albuquerque-based artist John Phillip Abbott. As an abstract painter, Abbott explores the associations that arise with text and language as a narrative building device through the spontaneous process of additive and subtractive mark making. By embracing the unexpected, his typographic meditations are at once cryptic, and yet all together familiar; His process centers on developing a visual language that operates between the space of what is read and seen. The Happiness Project is on view through February 22, 2013.

The Magnificent Void:

Paintings by Heather Bingham, Stacey Heim, & Celeste LaForme

Presented in partnership with Women & Creativity 2013
As a meditative process, Zen masters have long contemplated the notion that the space between objects can hold more meaning than the objects themselves. The Magnificent Void features the artwork of three Albuquerque-based female artists whose work uses line, shape, and color to explore concepts of space and what lies between.

Exhibition Dates: March 2 - 29, 2013 | Opening Reception: Saturday, March 2, 2013 (5-8pm)

Portraits, Objects & Environment:

Bosque School & Sandia Prep Photographic Collaboration

High School students from the Bosque School and Sandia Prep use photography to explore concepts of personality, identity and notions of self through portraiture. Using the Bosque as both a shared experience and neutral surrounding, the students collaborated with partners they had just met to photograph themselves/each other using objects of personal significance to facilitate their examination of assumed or superimposed personalities.

Exhibition Dates: April 5 - 26, 2013 | Opening Reception: Friday, April 12, 2013 (5-8pm)

Near & Far: Photographs by Erin Parker

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Erin Parker captures the delight in the unexpected. As a seasoned traveler and photojournalist, Parker’s journeys have taken her around the globe and across six continents. Near & Far is a collection of images arising from Parker’s innate curiosity as a photojournalist along with explorations of her life behind the camera lens.

Exhibition Dates: May 3 - June 28, 2013 | Opening Reception: Friday, May 3, 2013 (5-8pm)

Jazz At Half Moments:

Some Jazz Photographs by Mark Weber

Mark Weber is a writer who sometimes takes pictures. Trained in photography under Jeff Cole at Upland High School, (40 miles east of L.A.) he covered the Los Angeles jazz scene for CODA from 1976-1986 (and thereafter from other locales around the U.S.). He has been the Thursday jazz host on KUNM for seventeen years. His deposit of 10,000+ photos and hundreds of interviews are at UCLA in the “Mark Weber Archive of Blues & Jazz” collection. See his website JAZZ FOR MOSTLY for essays and photos. Technical support and enthusiasm for this show provided by Cal Haines and Janet Simon. Describing the photographs for this show, Mark says, “It seems like something that has always been here, but it hasn’t, it resides in the future and we only glimpse it’s full meaning in fleeting intervals, a coiled arpeggiated chord, a horn like the distant freight train across town, a saxophonist passing through whose name you didn’t catch, played the jazz that relaxed the clock, set time down for a little talk, not so important except it is good to anticipate the eventuality....”

Exhibition Dates: July 5 - August 30, 2013 | Opening Reception: Sunday, July 14th, 2013 (4-6pm)

Power Line: Recent Paintings by Nina Elder

Nina Elder’s paintings are objective contemplations of fracking structures, hydroelectric dams, telecommunication towers, airports and military bases. Painted in a style that is as coolly engineered as the industry that they represent, this disarmingly beautiful body of work quietly poses questions of human industriousness and our dominion over natural landscapes.

About the artist: Nina Elder is a painter, drawer, construction worker, and farmer. She grew up in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and New Mexico where she cultivated a curiosity about gravel pits, mines, and lumber mills. Her work examines the visual evidence of land use in the American West and its cycles of production, consumption, and waste. After earning her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, Nina returned to northern New Mexico where she co-founded an off-the-grid artist residency program called PLAND: Practice Liberating Art through Necessary Dislocation. Through paintings, drawings, and installations, she endeavors to illuminate that the contemporary landscape is the physical manifestation of modern needs, economies, policies, and powers. Nina’s work is exhibited and collected nationally, and has been included in publications such as Art in America and New American Paintings.

Exhibition Dates: September 6 - October 25, 2013 | Opening Reception: Friday, September 6th, 2013 (5-8pm)

Outpost Member Exhibition

The Outpost Performance Space and Inpost Artspace are pleased to announce the Bi-annual Outpost Member Exhibition. The Outpost Member Exhibition celebrates the creativity of our community. The Inpost Artspace has been actively supporting local and regional artists for over 15 years and plays an important role in fostering the visual arts in Albuquerque. The exhibition features a juried selection of the Outpost’s many creative individuals and highlights the collective wealth that exists amongst it’s diverse audience.

Participating Artists: (click artists' names shown in red to learn more about them) Maude Andrade, Richard Borkovetz, Jill Christian, Scott Ernst, Carla Forrest, Jim Gale, Beanie Kaman, Frank McCulloch, Candy Nartonis,Alan Paine Radebaugh, Robert Reck, Benjamin Roe Jr., Valerie Roybal, Hank Schuyler & Susan Zimmerman

Exhibition Dates: November 1 - December 20, 2013 | Opening Reception: Friday, November 1st, 2013 (5-8pm)