IMEC is a retail/gallery space working as a bridge, connecting artisans and consumers.
Luis Demetrio Nolasco, founder of IMEC, attended RISD and graduated from the UNM. While at UNM, Luis began taking metals classes, falling in love with the sculptural form realizing that jewelry is “wearable sculpture”.
Artist in the Albuquerque region were missing representation and exhibition/retail space. Opened in 1999, IMEC became the regions only niche gallery, carrying curated jewelry by regional, pioneering artisans known for their experimental techniques, designs and materials. IMEC prides itself in representing over 70 local and international artists.
Relationships are at the heart of IMEC.
IMEC collaborates with each artist to insure that the work is driven commercially and successfully. The IMEC team works developing a fresh promotional and marketing campaign allowing the artist focus on their craft.
Jewelry is a financial investment and intimate experience. Dubbed “the family jeweler”, Luis finds himself matching jewelry with generations of families, introducing them to that perfect, unique family heirloom.
Artist IMEC proudly carries:
Alex Sepkus, Alexandra Rivera, Amy Faust, Anne Sportun, Ashka Dymel, Barbara Heinrich, Claude Havent, Denise Betesh, Elise Moran, George Sawyer, Jerry Spaulding, Karen Gilbert, Lisa Ceccorulli, Lorelei Hamm, Martha Sullivan, Mary Filapek/Lou Ann Townsend, Mary Kanada, Michelle Scholnick, Namu Cho, Niessing, Petra Class, Phil Poirier, Philip Press, Roland Baldauf, Steven Ford/David Forlano, Steven Kretchmer, Talya Baharal/Gene Gnida, Todd Reed, Werner Haring, Karole Mazeika, Dahlia Kanner, Louis Mojica, Joan Parcher, Boo Poulin