Now Showing at Stranger Factory: Exchanging Eyes

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Greetings from Stranger Factory!
We’re proud to present our latest exhibition in our new gallery space in Algodones, NM.
Exchanging Eyes: An ongoing, semi-permanent installation of  works inspired by late 18th Century Lover’s Eye Miniature Paintings. In the spirit of “Exchanging Eyes” this group exhibition of small works presents each artists’ interpretation of the once popular tradition. New multi-media works by Valerie Savarie, Agafia, Katherine Walsh/ Fearsome Beast, Danita Art, Ally Burke, Aunia Kahn, Kathie Olivas, Mario Romero, Maya Detmold, and Nora Thompson

See all the work now here

**Save the Date: Open House with the artists, Saturday August 21st, 4-7pm, with new exhibitions by Tripper Dungan, and our Annual “Toymakers of Planet Earth” Group Exhibition. Tripper will be in attendance; come say hello! ( We will be postponing our David Santiago exhibition until we all feel a little more comfortable having a big social event).

Now open Weekends 11 – 4 p.m., additional hours by appointment. Please contact the gallery if you would like to make an appointment or discuss a payment plan at

*We are still requiring masks and social distancing.

Nico Salazar, Sugar Fueled, and New Best Friends II this Feb at Stranger Factory Gallery

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Three news shows this FEBRUARY at Stranger Factory

Nico Salazar: Chicas – solo exhibition

Sugar Fueled: Apurritions – solo exhibition

New Best Friends II – group exhibition

Opening Reception (some artists will be in attendance):
Friday, February 7th from 6-8 PM

Exhibitions on display February 7th – March 1st, 2020

Nico Salazar: Chicas

Nico Salazar of Future Fantasy Delight is an illustrator, muralist, and designer from Santa Fe, NM known for his blend of cute & dangerous imagery, influenced by comics, graffiti art, manga, street culture, and 90s nostalgia. Nico received his BFA in Painting from the Institute of American Indian Arts in 2014

With Chicas we can expect new works from Nico, including screenprints and original paintings showcasing the strength, power, and beauty of the feminine and femme!

Sugar Fueled: Apurritions

The Sugar Fueled world created by Michael Banks is known for big, bright-eyed animals and Stranger Factory is stoked to present his new body of work.

Michael, along with his wife and manager Sarah Banks, run Sugar Fueled clothing based on his character design and his trademark broken star that represents perseverance, set with the goal of making the world a sweeter and happier place.

“Apurritions” will feature 13 original paintings of ghost kittens engaging in spirit communication, reminiscent of old séance invitations, as well as custom spirit boards, planchettes, and pendulums!

New Best Friends II – Group Show

Local artist, screen printer, and musician Karl Deuble did it again and Stranger Factory is proud to present his second curated group show NEW BEST FRIENDS II!

Karl grew up in Belen, NM before moving to Albuquerque to pursue his BFA from the University of New Mexico, which he received in 2006. Inspired by street art, cartoons, music, and cats, Karl uses screen printing, spray paint, acrylic and ink to create his style of characters.

With NEW BEST FRIENDS II, Karl introduces Stranger Factory fans to artists who inspire his work and his vision and make the world a brighter place. This show is sure to be fun-packed and full of colorful character design and juicy illustration!

This year’s participating artists include: Debbies Grahl, Deth P. Sun, Ego, John Van Horn, Karl Deuble, Matt Sinclair, Nekoes, Steve Ehret, and Tripper Dungan