December 2017

Southwest Art Scene

El Paso
Las Cruces
Other Southern New Mexico

Menu of this month's listings, stories and columns

Agave Rosa Gallery — 905 Noble (next to the International Museum of Art). Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Information: 533-8011.

Art Avenue Gallery
— The gallery space is at 1618 Texas, Suite E. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Information: 213-4318, info@theartave.com or theartave.com.
  Showing through Dec. 22: “Ki 気,” works by Mitsu Overstreet and Tim Razo. "Ki” is the Japanese word for air; which includes atmosphere, flavor, heart, mind, spirit, feelings, humor, an intention, mind and will. Overstreet and Razo have been friends in the art world for 15 years having conversations on how religion, nature and technology overlap.

Ballroom Marfa — 108 E. San Antonio Street in Marfa. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Information: (432) 729-3700, ballroommarfa.org, Facebook or artspace.com.
  Showing through March 18: “Tierra. Sangre. Oro.,” works by Rafa Esparza. Esparza addresses and excavates the history of colonialism; labor and economic value scales; freedom, queer culture, and masculinity.
  “Stone circle” by Haroon Mirza, inspired by ancient megaliths, will be installed semi-permanently in December at a site to be announced.

Bert Saldana Art Gallery — The gallery featuring Southwestern Art is at 1501 Main Street in the San Elizario Arts District. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 479-2926 or bertsaldana.com.

Candy Mayer Studio Open House — El Paso artist Candy Mayer and photographer Charlie Mayer will host their 4th annual open house at her home studio at 1317 Tierra Roja 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 9-10. All of Candy Mayer's work will be available for purchase, including large pieces not usually displayed at shows. Available will be her new game, “Loteria El Paso,” with 50 different El Paso images. New colorful landscapes, several Duranguito images, new religious collages 
and new Día de los Muertos paintings.  Gift items include 2018 "Images of El Paso" calendars, Día de los Muertos coloring pages, ornaments, mouse pads, coasters, purses and placemats.
  Also on display will be her husband Charlie's photographs, many from Mexico and Spain. Information: 581-4971 or candymayer.com.
  To get there: Take I-10 to Redd Exit. Take Redd east to Resler, turn left at Franklin High School, right at Tierra Taos, then left at Tierra Roja. Fifth house on top of hill.

Celebration of Our Mountains Art Exhibit — The 17th annual exhibit runs through December at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park. Information: (575) 589-0653 or ardovinos.com.

Chamizal galleries — Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Franklin G. Smith Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; weekends by request. Admission is free. Information: 532-7273 or nps.gov/cham/.
  Showing through Dec. 22: “Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo: Una Sonrisa a mitad del Camino,” a photographic exhibition of one of the art world’s most iconic and controversial couples.
  Rivera and Kahlo, both with striking personalities, provoked the most diverse feelings amongst their contemporaries, from envy, to admiration. The exhibit displays an extensive part of the daily life of this unique couple through the lens of Guillermo Kahlo, Peter Jules, Guillermo Zamora, Nickolas Murray, Edward Weston, Manuel Álvarez Bravo and Juan Guzman among others. Presented with the Consulate General of Mexico, Chamizal National Memorial and Centro Cultural Mexicano Paso del Norte.

Chinati Foundation — Marfa, Texas. Created by artist Donald Judd, the Chinati Foundation houses one of the world’s largest collections of permanently installed contemporary art. The collection is open for guided tours throughout the year at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Grounds close at 5 p.m. Admission is $10 ($5 for students, seniors). Full tour is $25 ($10 students). Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Information: (432) 729-4362 or chinati.org.
  Artist in residence through the end of the year is Kate Newby.

Crossland Gallery — The El Paso Art Association’s gallery is at 500 W. Paisano (in the Art Junction of El Paso). Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Gallery closed Dec. 23-Jan. 9. Admission is free. Information: 534-7377, office@elpasoartassociation.com, CrosslandArtGallery.com, or on Facebook.
  Showing through Dec. 16: EPAA Members Exhibit, “Splash of Autumn.” 
  Life Drawing lessons are offered 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Art Junction upstairs. Cost: $10; students bring their own supplies.

Dozal Art Gallery — The gallery of award-winning artist Robert Dozal is at 1445 Main Street in the San Elizario Art District. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, or by appointment. Information: 777-5237 or robertdozalartwork.weebly.com.
  Dozal’s portraits and landscapes range from very realistic to expressionistic in style. He specializes in oil, watercolor and acrylics.

El Paso Museum of Art — One Arts Festival Plaza, downtown El Paso. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. Closed Mondays and holidays. Admission is free unless noted otherwise. Information: 212-0300 or elpasoartmuseum.org.
 In celebration of Downtown’s Winterfest, the museum will offer special events and stay open until 10 p.m. Saturday Dec. 2 and Dec. 9:
Dec. 2: Live music by Juarez indie rock band SETS 8 to 9:30 p.m. Their recent single “Es como un Sol,” was featured on the Netflix hit “Club de Cuervos.”
Dec. 9: Salsa Night with live music by Team Havana 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Social dancing, salsa lessons and live performances by El Paso Ballroom Dance Academy. 
  Showing through Dec. 3: Tom Lea” Watercolors and Washes,” featuring early and late works including mural proposals, book illustrations, artist-correspondent renderings from World War II, and historical views of the El Paso Region.
  Showing through Jan. 7: “Gardens of Earthly and Unearthly Delights.” Taking an expansive view of the garden theme, the exhibit juxtaposes both historical and contemporary art and is composed entirely of works from the collection of the El Paso Museum of Art.  
  Showing through Feb. 11: “Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture of the Interior,” coinciding with the 150th anniversary of Wright’s birth. His innovative ideas in domestic architecture and design are shown through house plans, photographs and drawings.
  Texas Tech School of Architecture Series talks are 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7 and 14.
  Free family workshops are noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Dec. 26-29
  Showing Jan. 26-May 13, 2018: “Ethics, Excess and Extinction,” recent work by an international array of artists that explores the crucial theme of endangered animal species and humanity’s connections and responsibilities to these animals.
  The museum’s LabEPMA provides emerging regional artists an opportunity to exhibit one work of art in any media accompanied by a 30-minute discussion of their work. Featured through Dec. 10: “Tunnel Runner,” a mixed media installation by Abel Saucedo.
  The museum houses a permanent collection of more than 7,000 works of art with strengths in American and Mexican art and European art, including a collection of 13th to 18th century paintings and sculptures donated by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. 

EPCC K-12 Art Exhibit — The 16th annual exhibit runs through Dec. 4, at the EPCC Administrative Services Center, Building A, 9050 Viscount with works from local school districts plus charter, parochial, and home schools. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Information: Janine Rudnick, 831-4039.

EPMA Art Workshops at Fountains at Farah — El Paso Museum of Art hosts a series of weekend art-making workshops 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. selected Saturdays in suite 1720 on the promenade at Fountains at Farah, 8889 Gateway West. Teaching artists from the EPMA will help visitors explore different techniques and mediums including painting, and printmaking. Each workshop is designed for ages 4 and up. Information: elpasoartmuseum.org. 
Dec. 2: Printmaking
Dec. 9: Curious Landscapes
Dec. 16: Retablos.

Escamilla Fine Art Gallery, Studio and Gift Shop — 1445 Main Street in San Elizario. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday and by appointment. Information: 851-0742 or 474-1800, or albertoescamilla.com.
  The annual Christmas Extravaganza is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2-3.  All galleries and shops in the Placita Madrid building will participate, with special discounts, Christmas music, appetizers and refreshments, plus Christmas art decorating events for children. Admission is free.

‘From Boomtown to Metropolis: The Architecture of Downtown El Paso’ — The Texas Trost Society’s newest downtown exhibit dedicated to educating the public about the architectural heritage of our region opens with a ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at the corner of Oregon and Mills, with free tours and giveaways through 2 p.m. texastrost.org or on Facebook at Texas Trost Society.
  The bilingual exhibition explores the diverse architectural styles of downtown El Paso by analyzing 21 unique buildings and eight architectural drawings, and comparing several of the buildings to iconic historical prototypes in other American cities and in Europe.

Hal Marcus Gallery — 1308 N. Oregon. The gallery specializes in local and early El Paso art. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; noon to 7 p.m. Thursday or by appointment. 
Information: 533-9090 or halmarcus.com.
  Showing through Jan 12: “el paso miniatures,” featuring works of more than two dozen artists.
  The gallery, established in 1996, is owned and operated by local artist Hal Marcus and his wife, Patricia Medici, and managed by Ruben Vasquez.
  Marcus’s home and studio, located across the street, are available for personal tours.
  The 47th annual Happy Hippie Holidaze Open House arts and craft fair is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9-10, with 25 local vendors, appetizers, and live entertainment. The 2018 “Amor Sin Fronteras” calendars are available for $5. Visitors encouraged to come in hippie garb. Admission is free.

Ho Baron Sculpture Garden and Studio – Baron’s surreal outdoor sculpture garden at 2830 Aurora (at Piedras) is visible from the street, featuring several of his large-scale works. His indoor studio hours are noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays, or by appointment. The indoor studio features his sculpture, drawings, and art assemblages as well as access to a second private sculpture garden. Information: 915-562-7820 or hobaron.com

International Museum of Art — 1211 Montana. The museum is operated by the International Association for the Visual Arts in the historic Turney Home. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday Thursday and Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Free guided tours available on a walk-in basis. Admission is free. Information: 543-6747 or internationalmuseumofart.net.
  The 18th annual Sun Bowl Art Exhibition runs through Dec. 31.
  An opening reception is 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, for “Visions,” works of Chilean and North American contemporary Art by Veronica Leiton and Marino. The exhibit continues through Jan. 6.
  Leiton is a Chilean living in Juarez, who has painted professionally for 33 years. Through her art, she seeks “to capture the invisible worlds that are connecting and communicating with each other: from the cellular world (Micros) to Earth and other worlds (Macros).”
  Marino A. Rios, M.D. retired after 50 years as a surgeon to become a sculptor. He often blends bronze into wood, which creates very unique pieces.

Krystyna Robbins Studio — Krystyna Robbins will host her annual Christmas Miniature Sale noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, at the Robbins Studio, 5070 Yucca. 
  Retablos, slates, miniatures and small paintings and other works will be for sale.
  Robbins will lead a workshop on oils and acrylics Jan. 8-11 at Innsbruck Village in Ruidoso. Information: 584-0953, 309-1898 or krystynarobbins.com.

La Galeria de la Misíon de Senecú — The Ysleta Independent School District’s gallery is at 8455 Alameda. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Admission is free. Information: 434-9703, 434-9711, or on Facebook at YISDFineArts.
  The annual Virgen de Guadalupe exhibit runs Dec. 1-Jan. 11, with Awards reception 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8.

Los Visionaries Studio — 1931 Myrtle. The art collective “blurs the lines between street, fine, and conceptual art,” and consists of 11 members with backgrounds from art, design, architecture, photography, music and film. Information at losvisionaries.com or on Facebook.

Plein Air Painters — The artwork of the plein air Painters of El Paso will be featured through Dec. 31, at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive, in Sunland Park. Artists include Rachel Murphree, Candy Mayer, Rami Scully, Dorian Clouser, Judy Crumley, Lisa Hiebert, Krystyna Robbins, Santiago Gonzalez, Winfrey Hearst, Oween Rath and others. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3, or visit ardovinos.com.

Rubin Center — UTEP’s Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts is off Dawson Drive next to the Sun Bowl. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (open until 7 p.m. Thursday) and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Information: 747-6151, rubincenter.utep.edu or on Facebook at RubinCenter.
  Showing through Dec. 15
• “Simplified World” by Suzi Davidoff, drawings on found maps and globes, with accompanying hand-drawn animation. 
• “George Rodriguez: Where is Our Exile?” Seattle-based ceramist George Rodriguez is a native El Pasoan whose figurative ceramic work engages directly with the political, social and cultural dimensions of immigrants, Mexican-Americans and other communities of color in the U.S. and beyond.
  Showing through Feb. 16 in the Project Space: “Duality of Presence,” featuring 19 contemporary makers united by their concern with “material specificity” in their work, specifically as a way of looking at how material itself can communicate complex and distinct narratives. Each artist is represented by multiple pieces of jewelry. Artist-made videos can be viewed in the gallery via virtual reality platforms.

San Elizario Art District — Several galleries and artist studios are located 1445 to 1501 Main Street near the San Elizario Plaza on the Mission Trail. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 474-1800 or 851-0093. 
  To get there, take Loop 375 South from I-10, exit Socorro Rd., then drive 7 miles east to Main Street.
  Featured gallery artists include Albert Escamilla, Robert Dozal, Rob Mack, Palmira Lopez, Manuel Alvarado, Maria Branch, Bert Saldaña, Joanna Franco, Melissa Himes, M. Concepcion, Robert Lichlyter, Amado Pena Jr. and Arturo Avalos.

Star City Studio/OM Gallery — The music studio and gallery is at 120 W. Castellano. Information: starcitystudioproductions.com, or 240-5756.
  An opening reception is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, for “4 Diverse Women,” featuring works by Estelle Goldman, Marie Livingston, Vanessa K. Clark and Lu Allen. The exhibit continues through Feb. 3.
  On sale are Pat Olchefski-Winston's 2018 “All Time Favorites!” calendars.

Sun Bowl Art Exhibition — The 18th annual show and art competition, featuring works by regional artists, runs through Dec. 31 at the International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Information: 543-6747 and internationalmuseumofart.net.

Titovets School of Art Show & Sale — The school hosts its 17th annual show 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16-17, at the Woman’s Club of El Paso, 1400 N. Mesa, featuring works of various subject matter, styles and sizes by new and established artists who are students of Sasha and Lyuba Titovets. Admission is free. Information: 539-9015.
  The Titovetses graduated with master of fine arts degrees in St. Petersburg, Russia and in 1992 immigrated to El Paso. They since have received numerous regional and national awards for their paintings.

‘V Transborder Biennial 2018’ — El Paso Museum of Art (EPMA) and Museo de Arte de Ciudad Juárez (MACJ) are taking call for entries to the Transborder Biennial 2018 online through Dec. 5. The Transborder Biennial 2018 will be on view June 1-Sept. 16 at EPMA and MACJ. Information: EPMA-info@elpasotexas.gov or elpasoartmuseum.org/exhibitions/biennial.exhibition. 
  The focus of the unique international biennial is the transborder theme, which can range from immigration, politics, economics, violence, and landscape, along with the exploration of personal, cultural, linguistic, or conceptual identities related to the border region. Artists living within 200 miles north and 200 miles south of the US-Mexico border are invited to submit their work.
  Judges are Gilbert Vicario, a San Diego native who since 2015 has been the Selig Family Chief Curator at the Phoenix Art Museum, and Carlos Palacios, originally from Venezuela and now Curator at the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil in Mexico City.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Aa Studio — 2645 Doña Ana Road (Calle de Oro). The gallery features emerging artists as well as the multimedia work by gallery owner Roy van der Aa. Information: (575) 520-8752.

Art Obscura Gallery — The fine arts, antiques and collectibles shop and gallery is at 3206 Harrelson in Las Cruces at Mesilla Park. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: (575) 494-7256, Artobscuragallery.com or on Facebook.
  Showing through Dec. 3: “Return Trip,” tattoo style art by Christopher Schaffner.

Cutter Gallery — 2640 El Paseo (at University), Las Cruces. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Information: (575) 541-0658 or thecuttergallery.com.
  An opening reception is 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, for “Beyond the Familiar,” an exhibit of works by Rosemary McLoughlin that share her love of Ireland and its culture. The show title is taken from a poem by St. Brendan, patron saint of sailors and whales. The exhibit’s paintings depict tales of voyages by the 6th century saint. The exhibit continues through Jan. 6.

Las Cruces Museum of Art — 491 N. Main (Downtown Mall). Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday (until 8 p.m. Thursday), 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. during the First Friday Ramble. Closed Sunday and Monday. All city museums closed Dec. 23-26. Information: (575) 541-2137 or las-cruces.org/museums.
  Showing through Jan. 20, 2018: “Art in Detail,” 20th Century Masters of Photography, 30 photographs that explore texture, light, and the interplay of these qualities in the work of established and emerging masters of photography. Working primarily in black and white film, each of the artists in this exhibition possesses the technical skills required to work in photography.
Included are masters Imogene Cunningham, Aaron Siskind, Wynn Bullock, and Barbara Morgan
  Local artist and photographer Bree Lamb will present a free “how to” on macro (close up) photography and manipulating images in Photoshop 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2
  Reading Art Book Club meets at 2:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month, next door in the Museum of Nature and Science classroom. The Dec. 13 book is “Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History” by Bridget Quinn.
  Artrageous free art appreciation activities are 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday. The December theme is “Holiday Art.” 

Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery — 2470-A Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, across from the Fountain Theatre. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The gallery features more than 30 artists in various media. New works displayed every three months. Information: (575) 522-2933 or mesillavalleyfinearts.com.
  Receptions are 1 to 4 p.m. the first Saturday of each month.
  December’s featured artists are Mary Zawacki and Frank Rimbach. Zawacki paints primarily with oils and pastels. She had a career as an advertising art director and graphic designer, working over 20 years in Los Angeles for advertising agencies specializing in the movie industry. Rimbach has studied extensively both old and modern masters, and works primarily in landscapes, bookcase series and his modern abstracts.

Mesquite Art Gallery — 340 N. Mesquite, Las Cruces. Showing in November are found object creations by Wanter Fuselier. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Information: (575) 640-3502 or mesquiteartgallery.com.

Quesenberry Gallery — Quesenberry Farmhouse Gallery, 825 Quesenberry. Information; (575) 523-9760 or bonniemandoe.com.
  A show featuring the works of Connie Falk and Bonnie Mandoe is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 9-10, with refreshments and live music by guitarist Rick Hatfield.
  The gallery is a half-mile west from the intersection of Picacho and Valley Drive. Travel west on Picacho, turn south at Quesenberry to the restored historical farmhouse tucked behind the rock wall.

Rio Grande Theatre Gallery — 211 N. Main in Las Cruces. Information: (575) 541-2290, riograndetheatre.org or on Facebook.
  Showing Dec. 1-16: “Experience the Monument” exhibit, works by Kayla Blundell. Blundell’s artwork ranges from representational landscapes to abstract paintings. Her work is primarily oil, acrylic, watercolor, and soft pastel. Reception is 5 to 8 p.n. Friday, Dec. 1, as part of the First Friday Downtown Ramble.

Rokoko Art Gallery — 1785 Avenida de Mercado in Mesilla. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays; most other days by appointment. Information: (505) 690-6915 or rokokoart.com.

Second Saturday Open Artist Studios — Several Las Cruces artists will host studio open houses noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9
• Painted Tree Studio, 429 Reeves. Leslie Toombs (pastels and mixed media), and Steve Robinson (weavings). Robinson will demonstrate rag rug weaving on his walking loom. Information: (575) 636-3654
• Dunklee’s Art Studio, 1201 2nd, in a 1878 Farmhouse. Artist Penny Duncklee will show her watercolors, prints and cards. Information: (575) 523-1889.
• Betty and Ken Krebbs 715 N Reymond,(watercolors, pastels, oil painting and weavings). Information: kbkrebbs@gmail.com.
• Kathleen Deasy, 625 Van Patten (oils and mixed media on canvas and paper). Information: (828) 467-9060.
   Artists wanting to participate in future events should notify Kathleen Deasy one month prior to when they want to open their studio. Information: Katheen, (828) 467-9060 or kdarts2u@gmail.com.
 Artists who want to participate in future events should notify Deasy one month in advance. 

The Gallery at Big Picture — 2001 E. Lohman, Suite 109, in Las Cruces (in Arroyo Plaza). Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Information: (575) 647-0508.

Tombaugh Gallery — First Unitarian Universalist Church of Las Cruces, 2000 S. Solano. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Closed Thanksgiving Day. Information: (575) 522-7281 or uuchurchlc.org.
  Showing Dec. 3-Jan. 26: “Masks, Maidens and More,” highlighting the work of four New Mexico gourd artists: Joanna Bradley, Sylvia Hendrickson, Karen Phillips and Kathe Stark. Visitors can enter a drawing to win a piece of gourd art made by Stark.
  Artist reception is 11:30 am to 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3. The artists will demonstrate the art of this ancient craft at 11:45 a.m.

‘What's In A Title?’ — The art exhibit by Paul A. Vakselis, M.D., runs through Nov. 30, at Cafe de Mesilla, 2190 Avenida de Mesilla in Las Cruces, featuring dozens of works of landscape, inspirational, architecture and general interest works. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily (closed Tuesday). Admission is free. Information: (575) 524-0000 or on Facebook at Cafe de Mesilla.




Other So. New Mexico

Art Hop — MainStreet Truth or Consequences sponsors the event 6 to 9 p.m. the second Saturday of each month (Dec. 9) in the downtown gallery district. The event features the monthly art opening of new shows throughout the galleries of Truth or Consequences, including fine arts, pottery, and fabric arts. Many shops and restaurants stay open late for this monthly event, with live music in several locations. Information torcmainstreet.org.

Cloudcroft Art Society Gallery – The gallery is in the “Red Brick Schoolhouse” at the intersection of Burro Avenue and Swallow Place in Cloudcroft, N.M. Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday (summer and fall). Admission is free. Information: Cloudcroft Art Society on Facebook.
  Works include paintings (all media), photography, pottery, pine needle baskets, intarsia(wood designs), prints and cards.

Deming Arts Center — The Deming Arts Council’s gallery and gift shop is at 100 Gold Street in Deming, N.M. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is free. Information, details: (575) 546-3663, demingarts.org or on Facebook.
  Showing Dec. 2-29: Holiday Gift Boutique, with opening reception for artists and crafters 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3.

Kate Brown Pottery Holiday Show — Artist Kate Brown hosts a show 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2-3, at Kate Brown Pottery Studio & Showroom, 147 Hot Springs Canyon Road in the Mimbres Valley, with slip-decorated earthenware tableware and serving pieces. Gourmet Mexican lunch by Brenna Brown offered noon to 4 p.m. Information: (575) 536-9935, katebrown@gilanet.com.
  Take Mimbres Valley Hwy 61 to Royal John Mine Road at mile marker 19.5. Follow signs 2.5 miles to the studio.

Rio Bravo Fine Art — 110 Broadway in Truth or Consequences, N.M. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Information: (575) 894-0572 or riobravofineartgallery.com.


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