July 2018

Southwest Art Scene

El Paso
Las Cruces
Other Southern New Mexico

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Agave Rosa Gallery — The gallery and studio of Manuel Piña is at 905 Noble (next to the International Museum of Art). Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Information: 533-8011.

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 or Facebook.
  Currently showing is “Hyperobjects,” a group exhibition co-organized by philosopher and Rice University professor Timothy Morton and Ballroom Marfa Director & Curator Laura Copelin, engaging ideas from Morton’s theory to confront ecological issues.

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.

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. Grounds close at 5 p.m. Admission is $10 ($5 for students, seniors). Full tour is $25 ($10 students). Closed July 4. Information: (432) 729-4362 or chinati.org.
  A Sunrise at Chinati morning viewing of Donald Judd’s 100 untitled works is 7 to 9 a.m. Sunday, July 1. General admission: $10.

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. Admission is free. Information: 534-7377, office@elpasoartassociation.com, CrosslandArtGallery.com, or on Facebook.
  Showing June 29-Aug. 4: “Star Spangled America,” exhibit of patriotic art. Judge is Bob Snead, El Paso artist and retired veteran. Opening reception is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 29.
  Call to artists: Deadline to enter Arts International Juried exhibit is Aug. 1. Prospectus and entry forms at elpasoartassociation.com.

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.
  Showing through Sept. 16: “Transborder Biennial 2018/Bienal Transfronteriza 2018“ juried exhibition, featuring 30 artists or collectives living along the U.S.-Mexico boundary whose work addresses border conditions. The collaboration between El Paso Museum of Art and Museo de Arte de Ciudad Juárez features artwork by participating artists at each museum.
  Showing July 1-Oct. 28: “Early West Teas: Waypoint and Home,” featuring paintings, prints, drawings and photographs by early West Texas artists.
  Showing July 8-Oct. 21: “Cholo at the Border” works by Chihuahua City artist Paola Rascón.
  Art Talk of with Juárez-based muralist Melo! is 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 21.
  Free Summer Drop In Art Adventure for families are noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, July 3 and July 5-6.
  Children’s art camps run through the summer months.

Escamilla Fine Art Gallery, Studio and Gift Shop — The gallery of impressionist painter Alberto Escamilla is at 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.

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 Aug. 24: “4 Amigos,” works by Daniel Padilla, Francisco Romero, Mauricio Mora and Hal Marcus.
  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.

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, internationalmuseumofart.net or on Facebook.
  The Art of the Arts Society, hosts a presentation at 12:45 p.m. Saturday, July 21, with author, musician and entrepreneur James Robert Murphy. The August event will feature Rosa Guerrero. Information: 543-6747.

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 Aug. 10:
• In the Rubin and L Galleries is the 2018 Annual Juried UTEP Student Art Exhibition, showcasing works of art and design created by undergraduate students enrolled in the Department of Art during the 2017-18 academic year. Media includes painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, metals and graphic design.
• In the Project Space is “Salidas y Entradas/Exits and Entrances,” work by artists Jessica Hankey and Erin Johnson. In their multi-channel video installation, participants from three El Paso centers explore the boundaries between rehearsal, improvisation, performance and critique.

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.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

10-10 ArtsHop — Doña Ana Arts Council hosts “12 Hours of Art in Las Cruces” with events 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. the second Saturday of every month. Information: (575) 523-6403 or daarts.org.
  Participating galleries for July 14:
• DAAC Arts & Cultural Center, 1740 Calle de Mercado, Suite D; 4 to 7 p.m. featuring works by Daphne Wirthlin.
• NMSU University Art Gallery, 1390 E. University; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Cutter Gallery, 2640 El Paseo; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Rokoko Art Gallery, 1785 Calle de Mercado; 4 to 7 p.m.
• Four Points Perspective Art Gallery, 3405 Hwy 28; 7 to 10 p.m.
• Art Obscura, 3206 Harrelson; 7 to 10 p.m.

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 July 8:
• “Cells to Cities,” works by Jeffery Erin, exploring resource use in the desert landscape as an expression of global trends.
• “Athazagoraphobia,” (fear of being forgotten or ignored, and fear of forgetting), works by Katie LaPage.

ArtRageous — Doña Ana Arts Council offers community art classes 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, at DAAC Arts & Cultural Center, in Bulletin Plaza, 1740 Calle de Mercado, Suite D. Classes include materials, light refreshments and a glass of wine. No experience is necessary; all levels welcome. Wear old or smock. Cost $30 per class (includes materials and light refreshments). Class size limited. Proceeds support the non-profit’s community art programs for children. Registration: (575) 523-6403 or daarts.org.
July 11: Acrylic roadrunner with Sally Quillin.
July 18: Pet Portraits with Judy Martinez.
July 25: Abstract painting with black light effects by Tiffany Figueroa.

Colorful Trails Second Saturday Open Studios — Several Las Cruces artists will host studio open houses noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 14.
• Leslie Toombs’ studio at 429 Reeves, featuring her acrylic mixed media. Information: (575) 523-1060 or paintedtree.com.
• Dunklee’s Art Studio, 1201 2nd. Artist Penny Duncklee, watercolors on paper and canvas. Information: (575) 523-1889 or pennyduncklee.com.
• Roy Van der AA nonobjective media, 2645 Dona Ana Road. Also featured in July is artist Connie Falk (acrylics). Information: (575) 520-8752.
• Debra Vance, 2200 W. Union, watercolors including Plein Aire. Information: (970) 405-5784 or HaciendaVance.com.
• Dennis Lujan Art Pop Studio, 3390 Applecross Place. Information: (575) 202-7981.
• Gypsy Sage Artists, with Laurie Churchill and Marj Leininger. 4116 Callebelleza (Sonoma Ranch). Watercolors, mixed media colored pencils on textured paper and canvas. Information: (575) 520-9245.
  Artists wanting to participate in future events should notify Kathleen Deasy one month prior: (828) 467-9060 or kdarts2u@gmail.com.

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. Contemporary and Abstract Art presentation is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 14.Information: (575) 541-0658 or thecuttergallery.com.

Día de los Muertos call for artists — The Calavera Coalition seeks artists’ original artwork submissions through Aug. 1 for its 2018 Dia de los Muertos on the Mesilla Plaza official t-shirt and poster design. Artists of all ages and regions are eligible. Submitted work must reflect the spirit and celebration of Día del los Muertos, be in black and white format in any media that can be easily converted for screen printing. Winner will receive one free booth space at the celebration, valued at $175.
  Entries submitted on a CD or through e-mail as JPEG or PDF files and list artwork title, size, a brief description and artist’s name, e-mail address, mailing address and phone number. Send CDs to P.O. Box 1308, Mesilla, N.M., 88046 or email digital files to calaveracoalition@gmail.com.

Doña Ana Arts & Cultural Center — The gallery at the DAAC Arts Council Arts & Culture Center, 1740 Calle de Mercado. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Information: (575) 523-6403 or daarts.org.
  Showing in July is the colorful and often whimsical art of Daphne Wirthlin. In her work as a wildlife and nature painter, she uses her bird and animal photographs whenever possible.

Downtown Ramble — The City of Las Cruces hosts an evening of music and art 5 to 7 p.m. the first Friday of the month at art venues of in a seven-block stretch of Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Information: (575) 647-0508.

‘Feed Your Mind’ seminar series — Doña Ana Arts Council brings speakers on a wide range of topics at DAAC Arts & Cultural Center, in Bulletin Plaza, 1740 Avenida de Mercado, Suites B–D. Evenings begin with social hour and light refreshments 5 p.m., with seminars 5:30 to 7 p.m. Information: (575) 523-6403.
  A “Fab Four Artists” Short Course hosted by art historian Kathleen Key runs every other Monday, July 23-Aug. 20. Cost: $50 for all four courses; $20 drop in per seminar.
July 23: Joseph Mallord William Turner (British, 1775-1851)
July 30: John Singer Sargent (American, 1856-1925)
Aug. 6: Joaquin Sorolla (Spanish, 1863-1923)
Aug. 20: NC Wyeth (1882-1945), Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) and other Wyeth family members (American).

Las Cruces Museum of Art — 491 N. Main (Downtown Mall). Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, open until 8 p.m. Wednesdays, plus 5 to 7 p.m. during the First Friday Ramble (July 6). Closed July 4. Information: (575) 541-2137 or las-cruces.org/museums.
  Showing through July 21: “Here and Now” regional juried exhibition, featuring works of all media by area artists.
  An “Exploring Mixed Media” gallery talk is 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 7, highlighting pieces from the “Here and Now” exhibit.
  Showing Aug. 3-Oct. 27: “Light Works: A Century of Photography,” spanning the history of photography from Eadweard Muybridge’s 19th-century studies of animal locomotion to Richard Misrach’s contemporary chromogenic prints.
  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 July 11 book is “Photography: The 50 Most Influential Photographers of All Time” by Chris Dickie.
   Artrageous free art appreciation activities are 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday. July looks at pop artists.
July 7: Andy Warhol
July 14: Jasper Johns
July 21: Roy Lichenstein
July 28: Pop Collage
  Studio Art Programs summer sessions for adults run through Aug. 4. Weekly Kids Art classes are 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. See museum website for full schedule.

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.
  July’s featured artists are Pat Black, gourd artist and watercolorist, and Kay Susin award-winning painter.

Promoting Art in the Mesilla Valley — Doña Ana Arts Council’s free series speaker series is noon Friday, July 27, at the Council’s Arts & Cultural Center in Mesilla’s Bulletin Plaza, 1740 Calle de Mercado. This month’s topic is LAB – Learning Action Buffet with Michelle Valverde and Armando Arellano. The LAB nurtures youth leadership and purpose through the arts, communication, and action. Admission is free. Participants may bring a sack lunch. Information: daarts.org.

Other So. New Mexico

Alto Artists Studio Tour — The artists of the Alto, N.M., area will open their studios for the 15th annual free public tour Aug. 3-5. The self-guided tour features studios and galleries in Alto, Ruidoso and throughout Lincoln County. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: altoartistsstudiotour.com or on Facebook.
  A free public preview party with the artists is 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at the Spencer Theater in Alto, and includes a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, art for sale and musical entertainment. Special guest is artist Michael Hurd.
  Alto is 5 miles north of Ruidoso on Highway 48. The tour route takes visitors through pine forests onto a mesa with views of Sierra Blanca and the Capitans. A brochure with artists’ names and a map of the studio locations is available at Ruidoso Chamber of Commerce, participating studios and all sponsor locations.

Art Hop — MainStreet Truth or Consequences sponsors the event 6 to 9 p.m. the second Saturday of each month (July 14) 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 located in the “Red Brick Schoolhouse” at the intersection of Burro Avenue and Swallow Place in Cloudcroft, N.M. Ours are every 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday June through December, featuring paintings of all media, photography, pottery, pine needle baskets, intarsia (wood designs), prints and cards created by various artists. Admission is free. Information: Cloudcroft Art Society on Facebook.

Cloudcroft Summer Art Workshops — Cloudcroft Art Workshops hosts its annual fine art workshops at the “Old Red School House” (Public Library), 90 Swallow Place in Cloudcroft, N.M. Five-day workshops are offered 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays through Aug. 17. Cost per workshop varies ($400-$525). Information: Linda Shiplett, (915) 490-5071, cawregistrar@gmail.com,CloudcroftArt.com or on Facebook.
  The Village of Cloudcroft has hosted the summer art workshops for more than 60 years. Workshops offered for all levels, led by accomplished area artists.
July 9-13: Watercolor with Ken Hosmer
July 16-20: Acrylic and watercolor with Laurie Goldstein-Warren
July 23-27: Oil and pastel with Alan Flattmann
July 30-Aug. 3: Watercolor and mixed media with Cathy Lubke
Aug. 7-10: Oils with Qian Huang
Aug. 13-17: Watercolor with Joey Hicks.

Deming Arts Center — The Deming Arts Council gallery and gift shop is at 100 Gold in Deming, N.M. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is free. Information: (575) 546-3663, demingarts.org or on Facebook.
  Showing July 1-30: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Art show. Reception is 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 1. Local author Roxana Gillett will talk about and sign copies of her new book “The White Elephant Kneels.”

Lincoln County Art Loop — Twenty-one Lincoln County artists will host open houses at 19 studios 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, July 6-8, during the 23rd annual self-guided tour on a scenic route from Carrizozo to the lower Hondo Valley. The tour includes locations throughout the countryside outside of the Ruidoso area. Information: 1-855-522-5667.
  Look for the Art Loop signs identifying each location; maps are available at area chambers of commerce, Ruidoso Regional Arts Council or ArtLoopStudioTour.org.

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.
  Showing through July 17 are works by Ricky Padilla. Padilla’s vibrant paintings include landscapes, portraits, animals, and Spiritual Navajo and Apache subjects.
  Showing July 14-Aug. 26: “Some New, Some Old, Some Reduced Prices,” works by Delmas Howe. Opening reception is 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 14.

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