Old Town, Albuquerque

Old Town, Albuquerque



323 Romero Street NW
Suite #16
Old Town, Albuquerque, NM

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Farrell Cockrum - (Not) His Master's Voice

Farrell Cockrum - Knife River Travois

Farrell Cockrum - Yankee Clipper

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Welcome to the Blackbird Gallery

Motorcycles parked across the street from the gallery here in Old Town, AlbuquerqueThe Blackbird Gallery represents lively contemporary New Mexican art at its finest and most creative.  We look forward to showing our customers and collectors the very best new original art, pottery, jewelry, glass and sculpture from the American southwest.  The gallery features the bold and colorful native modernist work of Blackfeet artist Farrell Cockrum; exciting southwestern New Mexico landscapes from Robert Perea; and Navajo Artist Fred Cleveland’s unique paintings featuring that great quality of light we see only in the desert southwest. Matthew Yellowman’s fantastic hand-carved New Mexico Roadrunner birds, each with the colorful tennis shoes that have made Matt’s work so easily recognizable are featured here in our gallery.

Each represented artist focuses their unique vision on the emphasis of color and design; the use of brush strokes and light to create texture, emotion and drama.  Visit their work on these pages and in person in our beautiful gallery on the Plaza in historic Old Town, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Original stoneware pinch-pot fountain creations are featured here at the Blackbird Gallery by California artist Michael Cramer, as is our extensive line of European Baltic amber jewelry.  We also feature the unique jewelry creations from Navajo artist Kathy Sherman of Gallup, NM, in addition to handcrafted fair-trade imported pieces from both India and Africa.  So…not necessarily the typical southwestern fare can be found here.  Come in and explore!

Top quality investment level original art, attractive pricing and friendly knowledgeable personal service make The Blackbird Gallery a place you’ll want to visit often!  Our entire inventory of outstanding original paintings, prints, pottery, glass, sculpture and jewelry is available for purchase by phone order or by visiting the gallery in person. 


Gallery News

Farrell Cockrum - Big Chief More amazing new work is coming in from our featured Native American artist Farrell Cockrum. This painting is entitled “Big Chief”, it is an acrylic on canvas original that measures 30”x40”x1.5”. We recently had the painting digitally mastered in order to be able to create beautiful giclee’ prints in a variety of sizes on both archival paper and artist canvas. Farrell hand-signs and numbers each limited edition artist proof. Only 50 signed artist proofs are available from the artist on any available image. All signed pieces are available by special order from our gallery, so please call us with your questions and requests. The original of this spectacular new painting is currently on display in our Old Town, Albuquerque gallery and is priced at $2200. Come see this one in person by visiting our gallery sometime soon! And click on the above “Artists” button on the menu bar to see all of Farrell’s new works and those many original paintings currently being offered here in the gallery.

R Perea - Foothills PuebloAvailable in giclee’ formatted prints on canvas or archival paper reproduction is “Foothills Pueblo” by gallery artist Robert Perea. This wonderful 2011 painting is available in a limited edition series of 50 signed and numbered artist proofs. Call the gallery for pricing information.

Blackbird Artist Cockrum Featured in HGTV Dream Home

'Yellow Tail Vision by Farrell Cockrum

A featured artist in our gallery for more than two years now, Farrell Cockrum's recent painting "Yellow Tail Vision" was selected last fall as a primary artwork to be featured in the 2010 HGTV Dream Home build here in New Mexico (in Sandia Park, about 60 miles east and north of Albuquerque between the city and the state capital Santa Fe to our north). The home was recently given away by the cable network to a lucky viewer from New Orleans, LA. Congratulations!

The good news from Farrell Cockrum and our gallery is that limited edition giclee' prints are still available of "Yellow Tail Vision". Prints on either archival paper or gallery wrapped canvas in sizes from 12"x12" up to 42"x42" are available by special order, at very attractive prices. Please call the gallery directly at 505-243-9525 for complete pricing information. These are highly limited in number, all being Artist Proofs (AP) that are personally proofed and handsigned by the artist.  We expect the AP edition to be sold-out by early summer.