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January 2020

Annual Meeting of Membership

January 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Carpenters Union Building, 3900 Pan American Fwy NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107 United States
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Join us for our members event -- the Friends of Valle de Oro NWR 2020 Annual Meeting of Membership from 1-3pm at the Carpenters Union Building! At this meeting we will re-cap our 2019 year, and present on what to expect this year. We will have a special presentation from Bruce Dale about "Making Windows Safe for Birds", learn about a positioning study the Friends are undertaking, and of course hear from Staff at Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge about…

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February 2020

Scholarships for Design your Backyard Refuge Workshop – February 15th

February 15 @ 8:15 am - 5:00 pm
UNM Continuing Education Conference Center, 1634 University Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131
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Join us to Learn how to Design your own Backyard Refuge! The Native Plant Society is teaming up with the ABQ Backyard Refuge Program, a collaborative program of the Friends of Valle de Oro NWR, to host a full day workshop and design lab for attracting birds, bees, and butterflies to your yard on Saturday February 15th at the UNM Continuing Education Building! To learn more and to register for the workshop online please visit: https://www.npsnm.org/education/workshops/ The ABQ Backyard Refuge Program…

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Valle de Oro Visitor Center Exhibit Community Input Meeting

February 22 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Mountain View Community Center, 201 Prosperity Ave. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87105
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As the Visitor Center construction is underway, we are turning our focus to the exhibits to be featured inside the building and we want your input! Join staff from the Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge and exhibit design firm Ideum, Inc. to discuss the development of the exhibits for the new Visitor Center, scheduled to complete this summer/fall. At 9:00 AM the Ideum team will present the exhibit concepts in detail, offering a sneak peak into your new facility.…

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March 2020

TEMPORARILY CLOSED – Art Exhibit: Experience Nature through the Artists’ Lens

March 6 - May 9
Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd SW
Albuquerque, NM United States
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Family Program: Finding Art in Nature

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd SW
Albuquerque, NM United States
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FREE

  Saturday March 7th, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Gutierrez-Hubbell House 6029 Isleta Blvd. SW Albuquerque, NM 87105 Spend the day with Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge and the Friends of Valle de Oro NWR at the Gutierrez Hubbell House. We're creating art with nature and finding beauty all around us. Enjoy making leaf prints, mural painting, nature crowns and much more! Bring your friends, neighbors and the whole family! This event is open to everyone of all ages…

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April 2020

POSTPONED: Art Along the Rio Grande Art Fair

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd SW
Albuquerque, NM United States
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FREE

The Art Along the Rio Grande Art Fair, originally scheduled for April 25th, has been postponed.  The Friends of Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, Hubbell House Alliance, and Bernalillo County Open Space have optimistically rescheduled the Art Along the Rio Grande Art Fair for the evening of Saturday, June 27th, 2020. Mark your calendars!   We will reopen artist registration a few months ahead of the rescheduled event and still have slots for additional vendors. Prospective or currently registered…

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June 2020

VIRTUAL Summer Art Camp – Nature Through the Eyes of an Artist

June 8 - August 31

Join us in Experiencing Nature Through the Eyes of an Artist! By making art in nature, or creating art that mimics the beauty and complex nature of our environment, it allows you to experience the world around you in new and exciting ways! Given the impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge and the Friends of Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge are unable to hold our annual, in person, Summer Art Camp this year, so…

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VIRTUAL Art Along the Rio Grande Art Fair & Online Auction

June 20 @ 8:00 am - July 2 @ 8:00 pm
Online Event

Join us for our VIRTUAL 4th Annual Art Along the Rio Grande -- an art fair showcasing the cultural heritage and ecological significance of the Rio Grande Valley! Although we couldn't hold our Annual Art Fair in person this year, we are excited to hold a Virtual Event from June 20th - 27th, where we will highlight on Facebook some of the amazing artists who have participated in Art Along the Rio Grande. We will share their artwork, and contact…

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July 2020

VIRTUAL Art Along the Rio Grande Art Fair – RECAP

July 14 - August 31
Online Event

Recapping the Virtual Art Along the Rio Grande Art Fair   Below is a recap of our Virtual Art Along the Rio Grande Art Fair, in case you missed it in real time this year.  You will find information about our virtual event this year and all of the Artists we highlighted.  We hope you will consider visiting their websites, social media pages, and getting in touch with them to purchase their artwork! Also check out this video interview on…

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October 2020

6th Annual Golden Gala: Seek Refuge – Celebrate from Home October 10th-20th

October 10 - October 20
Virtual Event

Good News! The Friends of Valle de Oro NWR has reinvented its largest annual fundraiser to meet the constraints of the pandemic while supporting businesses in our community. We invite you to join this year's Golden Gala celebration from home in support of the Friends & Refuge!  Our auction will be online and the in-person event is being replaced by a unique opportunity. CLICK HERE to access the Virtual Golden Gala website, purchase "Seek Refuge Care Packages" and participate in the online auction.…

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