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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.
Arts International — El Paso Art Association hosts the 51st annual Arts International Juried Exhibition, Texas’s largest international juried art exhibit, Sept. 8-Oct. 3 at the International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana. The exhibition features 133 works by 66 artists. Information: 534-7377 or artsinternat.com.
Art talk by Ouida Touchön is 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23.
Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday Thursday and Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free
Autumn Art Fest — The 2nd annual show featuring several former members of Sunland Art Gallery is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, in the home of artist Rachel Davis at 5737 Montoya in the Upper Valley. Information: 630-3013.
Select artists: Rachel Davis of The Cross Gallery; Nina Eaton and Lisa Williams (photography); Candy Mayer, Lisa Matta Brown, Alberto Escamilla and Dorian Clouser (paintings); Julia Cipriano, Rose Hines and Catherine Waterhouse (jewelry); Romy Hawkins, (metal art); Audrey Alderete, (ceramic yard art); Cactus Mary soaps; Dave Wieters (wood turning); Terry Avalos, (glass yard art); Brenda Montoya, (wreaths); Lisa Magnano-Craig (glass art); Lynda Carillo (designer organizers); and Terry Wright (mosaics).
Take I-10 to Redd Exit and turn West, and take Redd to Montoya, turn right for 3 blocks.
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.
Showing through Nov. 4: “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.
Also featured is “Stone Circle” by Haroon Mirza, inspired by ancient megaliths, currently installed semi-permanently at a site accessible to the public, just outside Marfa. The “mother” stone’s solar panels charge a bank of batteries that will power a sound and light score to be activated each full moon. The installation will be on the landscape for five years.
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.
Celebration of Our Mountains Art Exhibit — The 18th annual exhibit opens with a reception 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, featuring artwork depicting the region’s mountains by area artists. Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar available. Displayed work continues through September 2019. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3, or ardovinos.com.
Works (up to six works per artist; must be framed) may be submitted through Aug. 31 ($10 entry fee).
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/.
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). Information: (432) 729-4362 or chinati.org.
Sunrise at Chinati is 7:30 to 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 2 and Oct. 7, with early morning viewings of Donald Judd’s 100 works in milled aluminum and 15 freestanding works in concrete.
The annual Chinati Weekend is Friday through Sunday, Oct. 5-7, with tours of the permanent exhibits and other special events. Artist in residence this year is Michael Williams. Highlights include a free performance by songwriter and musician Rosanne Cash at 9 p.m. Saturday, on Highland Avenue, and performances of “Ads” by artist Richard Maxwell are 8 and 10 p.m. Friday and Sunday, and 8 p.m. Saturday, at the Ice Plant.
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, email@example.com, CrosslandArtGallery.com, or on Facebook.
Showing through Sept. 15 is the EPAA Members Exhibit “Come Together,” with works by Hector Castillo, John Collins, Rhonda Doré, Terrance Flores, Kirsten Jedamczik, John W. MacKenzie, Erica Murrill, Laurie Sayward, Gummi Thordarson and Brian Wancho.
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 epma.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.
In conjunction with the exhibit is “La Frontera: Art + People + Place” Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7-8 with events in both El Paso and Juarez. Artists, community members, curators, and journalists will examine the past, present, and future of area creative communities. Information:
Friday’s events include a Biennial tours at EPMA and MACJ, historian-led tour of Juárez by foot and chartered bus and guided visits to Juárez cultural institutions, as well as a panel on the “Art: Curators on the 5th Transborder Biennial.”
Showing through Oct. 21: “Cholo at the Border” works by Chihuahua City artist Paola Rascón.
Showing through Nov. 4: “Early West Texas: Waypoint and Home,” featuring paintings, prints, drawings and photographs by more than 20 El Paso artists from the EPMA’s permanent collection of West Texas art. Artists include José Cisneros, Manuel Acosta, and Tom Lea.
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.
Masking-making drop-in workshop with Colectivo Ultima Hora, is noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16.
A Bach’s Lunch Junior event designed for K-12 students is noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, presented by Pro-Musica.
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.
Escamilla’s retrospective “Then and Now” is featured 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at International Museum of Art, with artist remarks at 3 p.m. The exhibit continues through Oct. 31.
‘Foto Frontera’ Visual Stills exhibit — Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe Cultural and Technology Center, 721 S. Ochoa (first floor), hosts the 5th annual invitational photography exhibit by area photographers Sept. 6-Oct. 26, in celebration of Chicano Heritage Month. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Opening reception is 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6. Admission is free. Information: 545-7190, lafe-ep.org or on Facebook.
Featured photographers are Joe Pat Clayton, Arturo M. Enriquez, Vallarie Enriquez, Scott Fitzpatrick, Terrel A. Jackson, Carl E. Maier, Aarón Martínez, Arturo Meza, Aarón Montes, Heidi Phillips, Mel Stone and Federico Villalba.
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.
Currently showing: “4 Amigos,” works by Daniel Padilla, Francisco Romero, Mauricio Mora and Hal Marcus.
Showing through Oct. 26: “Opposites Attract: The Art of Contrast and Compliment” featuring Friar Vincent Petersen and Diego “Robot” Martinez.
Petersen is an environmental artist who works mostly in the acrylic medium. His recent work has been influenced by landscapes of the Southwest, where he was involved in ministry from 1997 to 2015.
Martinez’s artwork is based on random thoughts and emotions, “as if the shapes and colors become metaphors” depicting a personal experience or tribulation. Inspired by religious icons, cubism, pop, post-impressionism, and graffiti artwork growing up, he uses many different mediums to paint.
An ARTalk is 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27.
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
‘Iconography: Part of Our Inheritance’ — The collective exhibition runs 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays through Sept. 14, at Consulate General de Mexico, 910 E. San Antonio, with more than 22 pots and vessels. Information: 544-6489.
The exhibit includes works by artisans from the Mata Ortiz and Casa Grandes region, as well as Juárez and Chihuahua City, presented by the Autonomous University of Cd. Juárez. Photographs by Mexican artists Heber Nickolath and Ángel Torres are also on display.
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.
Arts International Juried exhibit is Sept. 8-Oct. 3, with opening reception 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. Art talk by Ouida Touchön is 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23.
The 3rd Third Annual International Film Festival is at 1 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 1-29. See “Film Scene” listing for “Jay’s Pix Presents.”
Craft and Growlers at the Museum is 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30. Participants paint their own growler and enjoy local craft beer. Cost: $35 ($60 for two); includes paints, growlers and beer. Age 21 and older admitted. Information: elpasocraftbeer.com/products/growler-paint-night. Sponsored by the El Paso Beer Club and Ben E. Keith Distributors.
“Then and Now,” a 1978-2018 Retrospective by Alberto Escamilla, is 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, with artist remarks at 3 p.m. RSVP by Oct. 3 to Escamilla at 851-0742 or 474-1800.
L‘Alliance Française exhibit — Works by member of Alliance Française d’El Paso are featured through Sept. 3 at EPCC’s Administrative Service Center, Building A, 9050 Viscount. Admission is free. Information: 585-1789, firstname.lastname@example.org or afofelpaso.com.
L‘Alliance Française is a nonprofit cultural institute that promotes French culture and language.
La Frontera: Art + People + Place — The gathering of artists, community members, curators, and journalists examine the past, present, and future of our creative communities is Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7-8, in El Paso and Juarez, in conjunction with the “Transborder Biennial” exhibition. Space is limited: $75 continental breakfasts, lunches, and dinners are included both days, as well as a closing party. Information:
email@example.com or epma.art.
Friday’s event include a Biennial tours at the El Paso Museum of Art and , Museo de Arte de Cd. Juárez, historian-led tour of Juárez by foot and chartered bus, and guided visits to Juárez cultural institutions, as well as a panel on the “Art: Curators on the 5th Transborder Biennial.”
Saturday’s events include an artist-led biking tour of El Paso's murals, screening of “Through the Repellent Fence,” panels on ”People: Artists and a Journalist Working on the Border” and “Place: PechaKucha-style Take on La Frontera,” the live story event “Fronterizos” and a variety of speakers.
Saturday speakers include El Paso Museum of Art director Victoria Ramirez, El Paso Museum of Art curator Kate Green, muralist Jesus "Cimi" Alvarado, UTEP’s Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center director Kerry Doyle, Brownsville-based Socially-Engaged Art Collective Las Imaginistas, artist Teresa Margolles, State of the Arts radio host Marina Monsisvais, Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juárez professor León de la Rosa Carrillo, Museo de Arte de Carrillo Gil, Mexico City curator Carlos Palacios, Curator, Museo de Arte de Carrillo Gil Albuquerque-based Interdisciplinary Arts Collective Postcommodity, NPR Arts Desk reporter Neda Ulaby, and Selif Family Chief Curator Gilbert Vicario.
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.
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 on Facebook.
Rio Bravo Watercolorists — The group monthly meets at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana. The subject will be “Techniques For Drawing Horses” with El Paso artist Don Beene. The public is invited. Information: Linda Parsons, 549-2950.
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 Sept. 20-Dec. 14:
• “Iconográfika Oaxaca: Contemporary Prints, Photos and Works on Paper” in the L Gallery. The exhibit takes a look at a new generation of artists who blend their indigenous roots with iconic imagery from contemporary life. Artists include Pablo Cotama, Demián Flores, Claudia Lopez Terroso, Baldomero Robles and Emilia Sandoval. Part of a multi-site collaboration with the NMSU Museum of Art and El Paso Museum of Art, which will present complementary exhibitions in 2019.
• “Yana Payusova: “Revolutions” in the Project Space. The exhibit explores the dynamics of power and gender through vivid imagery painted onto large ceramic vessels.
• “Tu Huella es el Camino (Your Footprint is the Path)” solo exhibition from Mexican artist Betsabeé Romero in the Rubin Gallery. Romero addresses themes of migration and belonging through large-scale sculptures, prints and installations.
Opening reception is 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20.
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.
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 (Sept. 8). Information: (575) 523-6403 or daarts.org.
Aa Studios — 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 Sept. 2: “Got Wood?” group show in the Main Gallery and works by Liz Liano in the Tiny Gallery.
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 clothes 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.
• Sept. 5: Simple Wire Bracelet with Martha Arndt
• Sept. 12: Pendants and Pin with Aline Fisher
• Sept. 19: Aspens in Watercolor on canvas with Sally Quillin
• Sept. 26: Scratchboard techniques using oil pastels with Mary Zawacki.
Colorful Trails Second Saturday Open Studios — Several Las Cruces artists will host studio open houses noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8.
• Gypsy Sage Artists, with Laurie Churchill. Wendy Weir, Kat Ahlfeld and Marj Leininger, at 4116 Callebelleza (Sonoma Ranch). Works in oils, acrylics, pastels and mixed media. Information: (575) 520-9245.
• Dunklee’s Art Studio, 1201 2nd. Artist Penny Duncklee, watercolors on paper and canvas. Information: (575) 523-1889 or pennyduncklee.com.
• Dennis Lujan Art Pop Studio, 3390 Applecross Place. Information: (575) 202-7981.
• Roy Van der AA nonobjective media, 2645 Dona Ana Road. Also featured in September is artist Georjeanna Feltha. Information: (575) 520-8752.
• Kathleen Deasy, 625 Van Patten (sculpted figures and oils on canvas). Information: (828) 467-9060.
Artists wanting to participate in future events should notify Kathleen Deasy one month prior: (828) 467-9060 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Showing through Sept. 8: Religious Folk Art, featuring Santos, Crosses, Retablos, Religious Paintings, Churches, Religious Jewelry and more.
Showing Sept. 8-Oct. 11 is “Organ Mountain and Picacho Peak Art Show, with feature artist Robert Highsmith, as well as works by currant artists Gary Biel, Carlitta Harvey, Mark Hoenstreiter, Jo-an Smith, and Dan Stouffer, and earlier works by Carl Cogar, Cliff Donaldson, Lester Highs, Ruth Runyan, and Madge Tietjens.
Opening reception is 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, as part of the Every Second Saturday 10-10 Arts Hop.
DAAC gallery call for submissions — Doña Ana Arts Council is calling for visual artists who live and work in the greater Mesilla Valley to exhibit at the DAAC Arts & Cultural Center Gallery at 1740 Calle de Mercado in Mesilla during 2019 and early 2020. Deadline to apply is Monday, Oct. 1. Applications available at (575) 523-6403, emailing email@example.com or daarts.org/galleryapplication.
Exhibits will be rotated on a monthly basis starting in January 2019 through February 2020. The DAAC Gallery is part of the Second Saturday 10-10 Arts Hop that offers opening receptions on the second Saturday of every month from 4 to 7 p.m.
Emerging artists, well-established artists and/or groups of artists are encouraged to apply; themed exhibits also are encouraged.
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 September are works by Mary Beagle. Beagle’s art reflects her interest in the native people of the Southwest. Opening reception s 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, during the Second Saturday 10-10 Arts Hop.
The gallery seeks visual artists who live and work in the greater Mesilla Valley to exhibit at the gallery during 2019 and early 2020. Application deadline is Oct. 1 at firstname.lastname@example.org or in person.
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 rescheduled “Fab Four Artists” Short Course hosted by art historian Kathleen Key runs Mondays, with a talk on Joaquin Sorolla (Spanish, 1863-1923) Sept. 10, and NC Wyeth (1882-1945), Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) and other Wyeth family members (American) Sept. 17. Cost: $50 for all four courses; $20 drop in per seminar.
A four-part “Rock Art and the Sahara Desert” course presented by Bill Key about desert exploration and the interplay between the real-life characters of the book and movie “The English Patient,” runs Mondays, Sept. 24-Oct. 15. Cost: $50 for all four courses; $20 drop in per seminar.
A six-part course “Post-Impressionism” course with Kathleen Key is Mondays, Oct. 22-Dec. 3 (no class Nov. 26), exploring the art and artists who followed Impressionism and preceded Modernism: Paul Cezanne, Paul Gauguin, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, Gustave Caillebotte, Gustave Klimt, Gustave Moreau, Odilon Redon, Puvis de Chavannes, Arnold Bocklin, Vincent van Gogh, and Georges Seurat. Cost: $70 for all four courses; $20 drop-in per seminar.
Jan B. Showcase — Works by the flat-clay potter and repujado artist are featured 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Las Cruces’ Frame and Art Center, 1100 S. Main. Information: Ron, (575) 526-2808 or email@example.com.
Las Cruces Museum of Art — 491 N. Main (Downtown Mall). Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. during the First Friday Ramble. Information: (575) 541-2137 or las-cruces.org/museums.
Showing through 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.
In conjunction with the exhibit, Artist and photographer Bree Lamb will discuss light and motion in photography 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, followed by a walking tour of the exhibit.
“Artventurous” free art appreciation activities are 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday. September’s events are on “Light and Motion.”
A Painting Party is 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14. Registration by Sept. 12: $10 per person; includes supplies, lesson and refreshments.
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 Sept. 12 book is “Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature” by Linda Lear.
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.
Featured in September are painter Jane Madrid (oil and some acrylic paintings) and illustrator Michael Nail. Madrid’s major themes are animals, flowers, birds, butterflies and landscapes. Nail works primarily in pencil and charcoal and ink, focusing on Western, Native American and wildlife themes.
Mesquite Art Gallery — 340 N. Mesquite, Las Cruces. 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.
NM Watercolor Society exhibit — The society’s Southern Chapter hosts a members’ watercolor exhibit through Sept. 3, at Salud de Mesilla, 1800 Avenida de Mesilla, Suite B, during regular business hours 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily (closed Tuesdays). Information: nmwatercolorsociety.org.
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.
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.
‘The Prado in Las Cruces’ — City of Las Cruces hosts the traveling outdoor exhibition from the Museo Nacional del Prado, with the collaboration of the American Friends of the Prado Museum and the New Mexico Multi-Cultural Foundation to downtown Las Cruces Sept. 7-Nov. 28 at Plaza Place next to the Plaza de Las Cruces in Downtown Las Cruces. A ribbon cutting ceremony is 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, during the Downtown Ramble at the Plaza with a performance by flamenco dancers.
The Las Cruces Museums will host an Educational Summit on Saturday, Sept. 29. Information: (575) 541-2217, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Museo Nacional del Prado is one of the world’s most prestigious fine art museums. The collection features artwork of Diego Velázquez, Francisco de Goya, Titian, Rubens, and El Greco among others. The exhibit was listed as one of USA Today’s “Top 25 Must-See Exhibits in 2017.”
The museums will also host free weekly 30 to 45-minute tours at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays. Themes will include Religion, Works of the Spanish Masters, Portraiture, Landscapes/Still Life, the Human Form, Mythology, and Royalty. Those interested in becoming docents may contact the museums at (575) 541-2137.
thetheatregallery — Black Box Theatre lobby, 430 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. Open one hour prior to Black Box performances and by appointment. Information: (575) 523-1223.
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. Information: (575) 522-7281, uuchurchlc.org or on Facebook at Tombaugh Gallery.
Showing Sept. 9-Oct. 20: “The Valley and Its People”, an exhibit featuring Jeri Desrochers’ oil paintings and Diana LeMarbe’s sculptures. Desrochers is inspired by the intense light and color of Southwest landscapes. LeMarbe is mesmerized by the body movement of ordinary people going about ordinary tasks. Opening reception is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, with a second reception on 11:30 to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, with artist demonstrations at 11:45 a.m.
Other So. New Mexico
Art Hop — MainStreet Truth or Consequences sponsors the event 6 to 9 p.m. the second Saturday of each month (Sept. 1) 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. Hours 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.
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 Sept. 2-28: “Assemblage Art,” invitational exhibit featuring pieces made from items that have been discarded, used, found or collected. Artist reception is 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2.
Pinos Altos Church Gallery - The historic gallery in Hearst Church gallery on Golden Ave. in Pinos Altos, N.M., operated by the Grant County Art Guild, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays through Oct. 8. The gallery features works by local artists, and highlights a different artist each week. Information: (575) 538-8216, gcag.org or on Facebook at Grant County Art Guild.
This year’s 33rd annual Purchase Prize Award Show, “The Enduring West,” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Sept. 28-30 and Oct. 5-8, with opening reception 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25.
Purchase Prize Award Show — The Grant County Art Guild’s 33rd annual Purchase Prize Award Show is Friday through Sunday, Sept. 28-30, and Friday through Monday, Oct. 5-8 at Hearst Church Gallery in Pinos Altos, N.M. (6 miles north of Silver City on Hwy 15). This year’s theme is “The Enduring West.” Information: (575) 590-1588, gcag.org or on Facebook at Grant County Art Guild.
Reception is 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25.
A three-day painting workshop on with this year’s judge Barbara Mulleneaux is Sept. 26-28 at the Cross Point Church. Cost: $65 per day ($60 members); Space is limited; registration information at gcag.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.
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Adair Margo Gallery - Gallery for many nationally renowned area artists, other national contemporary artists.
El Paso Museum of Art - Our new art museum is the jewel of Downtown El Paso, with world-class exhibits
Hal Marcus Gallery: See Hal's best-known works, including El Mercado Juarez, Four Seasons of El Paso, La Familia, and his new children's book, "Aunt Alice Alligator's Animal Alphabet Album." www.halmarcus.com
Studio W - The El Paso region's foremost gallery of western and other representational Southwest art.