April 2020

Southwest Art Scene

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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.

‘Art of Flowers’ Call to Artists — International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana, invites El Paso area artists to create original floral-themed pieces to be displayed May 3-29. Check the prospectus on the museum’s web page for more information. Opening reception is 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 3. Information: 543-6747 or internationalmuseumofart.net.

Art Windows of El Paso — The City of El Paso’s art space in El Paso at El Paso International Airport’s main lobby. Showing through April 30: Works by artists Christin Apodaca and Steve Hastings. This marks the 57th exhibit for Art Windows of El Paso, which showcases local and regional artists. Information: 780-4781 or flyelpaso.com.

Ballroom Marfa — 108 E. San Antonio Street (at Hwy 90) in Marfa. Hours are 10 to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Gallery and “Stone Circle” installation located east of Marfa at end of Golf Course Road. Information: (432) 729-3600, ballroommarfa.org or Facebook.
  Showing through April 19, 2020: “Solange Pessoa: Longilonge,” the first solo U.S. museum exhibition of the noted Brazilian artist. Pessoa’s three decades of work span the mediums of painting, drawing, installation, sculpture, and video. The exhibition will include new work that responds to the cultural and natural landscape in West Texas, alongside existing pieces made in Minas Gerais, Brazil, where the artist lives and works.

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 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Information: 479-2926 or bertsaldana.com.

Celebration of Our Mountains Art Exhibit — The annual exhibit runs year round in Ardovino Desert Crossing’s Sunset Hall, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park. Artwork changes every September. Information: (575) 589-0653 or ardovinos.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. The museum is open to the public 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Admission is $10 ($5 for students, seniors). Full tour is $25 ($10 students). Information: (432) 729-4362 or chinati.org.

‘Conversaciones y emociones a color’ —Consulate General of Mexico in El Paso, 910 E. San Antonio, and the Centro Cultural Mexicano Paso del Norte presents the exhibit by renowned border artist Adriana Peraldi, March 5-April 3 with opening reception 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 5. Regular hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. Admission is free. Information: 747-3257 or consulmex.sre.gob.mx/elpaso/.
  Peraldi, born in El Paso and raised in Juárez, leads an artistic studio on both sides of the border, with more than 30 exhibitions over the years. In her paintings, she captures with vivid colors, movements, saturations, and transparencies to express sensations and emotionalities.

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, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sunday and Monday. Admission is free. Information: 534-7377, CrosslandArtGallery.com, or on Facebook.
  Showing through Feb. 28: “con.FIGURE.ation.six.2020.with.a.twist,” juried exhibit featuring figurative artwork of various styles and media.
  An opening reception is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 6, for “Group Scholarship Exhibit 2020,” hosted by EPAA and the Huthsteiner Fine Arts Trust. The exhibit, featuring works by students from the Anthony, Canutillo, San Elizario, Fabens and Tornillo school districts, runs through March 27.
  Coming April 3-May 29: “Seasons...W...S...S...F...” exhibit and sale. Deadline for entries is March 25, see EPAA website. Opening reception is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 3.
  Life Drawing sessions are 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays. Cost: $10 per session.

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.art.
  Showing through April 12: “Leo Villareal: Early Light.” Border artist Villareal is now known internationally for activating spaces with LED light. He created the Bay Lights, a now-permanent artwork of 25,000 LEDs along a nearly two-mile expanse of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
  Showing through May 10: “The El Paso Museum of Art: 60 Years of Collecting.” with paintings, sculptures, and prints from across EPMA’s significant holdings, and accounts by people key to the museum’s success.
  Showing through Aug. 16: “Lake Valley,” exhibition of a video and sound by Rachel Rose. The exhibit features a ten-minute video and sound installation that follows a day in the life of a young girl and her pet. Taking elements from children’s literature, Rose joins dreamy imagery with an ethereal soundtrack to create a story without words.
  Informal gallery focus talks are 6 p.m. Thursdays, March 12 and 26. Free and open to the public.
  Texas Tech hosts free design lectures in the auditorium. Space is limited. Information: depts.ttu.edu/elpaso/arch/.
Feb. 27: “Twisted” with Mehrdad Hadighi, Studio for Architecture, Head of Architecture, Penn State
March 5: “Building/Unbuilding” with Yolande Daniels, Studio SUMO, USC.
  “Talks and Reception: Mexican Modernism to Latinx,” focusing on new artists and their works featured at the museum, is 2 p.m. Saturday, March 7. Speaker is Dr. E Carmen Ramos, Smithsonian American Art Museum Deputy Chief Curator. Guest artists are Celia Álvarez Muñoz and Adrian Esparza.
  A Spring Fling family drop-in event is Saturday, March 21, with music and hands-on art making.
  Spring Break Kids Camps for age 6-13 are March 17-20, with morning classes 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and afternoon classes 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Register at epma.art.

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 noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday and by appointment. Information: 851-0742, or albertoescamilla.com.
  The gallery will celebrate its 10th Anniversary 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 25-26, with live music, appetizers, art specials and the unveiling of Escamilla’s newest painting at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Flor De Barro Gallery — 6721 Westwind. The gallery specializes in fine art pottery from Mata Ortiz, with galleries showcasing works by Don Juan Quezada, and Jesus Guerrero Santos. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, noon to 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Information: 259-8059 or flordebarrogallery.com.

Galeria Lincoln — The new gallery at 3915 Rosa Avenue, close to Lincoln Park at I-10 and U.S. 54 is owned and operated by Tino Ortega and Diego Martinez. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Information: @galeria_lincoln on Instagram, GaleriaLincoln@gmail.com or call 730-0139.

Hal Marcus Gallery — 1308 N. Oregon. The gallery specializes in local and early El Paso art. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, or by appointment. Information: 533-9090 or halmarcus.com.
  Showing March 19-June 26: “Early El Paso Masters: Dead Artists Society” featuring works by Tom Lea, Ada Miller, Bill Rakocy, Jose Cisneros, Dorothy Geyer, Manuel Acosta, Anna Stanback, Eugene Thurston, Kate Ball, Lois Denton, Hazel Malone, Lucille Leggett, Fern Thurston, Noel Espinoza, Rudy Montoya and Mago Gandara Orona.
  The gallery will take part in the El Paso Art Studio Tour Saturday and Sunday April 25-26.
  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 through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free; donations appreciated. Information: 543-6747, internationalmuseumofart.net or on Facebook.
  Showing March 1-28: Rio Bravo Watercolorists’ annual “Wonderful World of Water Media” Show, with judge Rebecca A. Johnson of Las Cruces. Opening reception and awards is 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 1.
  Free demonstration in water media are 1 p.m. every Sunday, with Jean Holzenthaler, Laurel Weathersbee, Darrell McGahhey, and Arlene Tugel.
  A reception is 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 22, for the grand re-opening of the museum’s “African Room.” New to the room are two giant African landscape paintings created by muralist Mario Ulloa, assisted by the museum’s executive director, Mitzi Quirarte.
  Kermezaar juried arts festival is set for Saturday and Sunday, April 4-5. Various booth sizes available in different museum designed to accommodate a variety of hand-crafted items including art pieces, jewelry, live plants, pottery, artificial flower arrangements, purses, statuary and other decorative items.
  Artists are beingEl Paso Artists Studio Tour — The 13th annual tour has been suspended (scheduled dates were April 25-26 and May 2-3. Information: 533-9090.

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.

Art Windows of El Paso — The City of El Paso’s art space in El Paso at El Paso International Airport’s main lobby. Information: 780-4781 or flyelpaso.com. Showing through April 30: Works by artists Christin Apodaca and Steve Hastings. This marks the 57th exhibit for Art Windows of El Paso, which showcases local and regional artists.

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 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 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. The museum is open to the public 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Admission is $10 ($5 for students, seniors). Information: (432) 729-4362 or chinati.org.

Crossland Gallery — The El Paso Art Association’s gallery 500 W. Paisano is closed until further notice. Information: 534-7377, CrosslandArtGallery.com, or on Facebook.

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. Museum closed until further notice, but its more than 7,000 works of American, European, Latin American, and Modern and Contemporary art can be viewed online at epma.art. Information: 212-0300 or epma.art.

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 noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday and by appointment. Information: 851-0742, or albertoescamilla.com.
  The gallery will celebrate its 10th Anniversary 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 25-26, with live music, appetizers, art specials and the unveiling of Escamilla’s newest painting at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Flor De Barro Gallery — 6721 Westwind. The gallery specializes in fine art pottery from Mata Ortiz, with galleries showcasing works by Don Juan Quezada, and Jesus Guerrero Santos. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, noon to 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Information: 259-8059 or flordebarrogallery.com.

Galeria Lincoln — The new gallery at 3915 Rosa Avenue, close to Lincoln Park at I-10 and U.S. 54 is owned and operated by Tino Ortega and Diego Martinez. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Information: @galeria_lincoln on Instagram, GaleriaLincoln@gmail.com or call 730-0139.

Golden Eagle Gallery — 1501 Main Street, in the San Elizario Historic District. Gallery 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: 851-0093 or on Facebook.

Hal Marcus Gallery — 1308 N. Oregon. The gallery specializes in local and early El Paso art. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, or by appointment. Information: 533-9090 or halmarcus.com.
  Showing through June 26: “Early El Paso Masters: Dead Artists Society” featuring works by Tom Lea, Ada Miller, Bill Rakocy, Jose Cisneros, Dorothy Geyer, Manuel Acosta, Anna Stanback, Eugene Thurston, Kate Ball, Lois Denton, Hazel Malone, Lucille Leggett, Fern Thurston, Noel Espinoza, Rudy Montoya and Mago Gandara Orona.
  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. Museum closed through April 7; check to confirm reopening. Information: 543-6747, internationalmuseumofart.net or on Facebook.
  Showing May 1-31: “Amanda’s Art with (Heart),” works by artist Amanda Rose Cordell. Opening reception is 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 1, with music by Billy Townes Duo.
  Artists are being sought to create original floral-themed pieces for the ‘Art of Flowers’ exhibit May 3-29. Opening reception is 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 3. Check website for prospectus.
  Free demonstrations in water media are 1 p.m. every Sunday, with Jean Holzenthaler, Laurel Weathersbee, Darrell McGahhey, and Arlene Tugel.
  Museum tours for groups of five or more available with advanced notice; contribution of $1 per person encouraged.

Rio Bravo Watercolorists — The group’s monthly meeting is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 15, at the International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana. Mary O. Barnart will talk on Illustration Art. The club meets the third Wednesday of the month, and guests are welcome. Annual dues are $35. Information: 490-3978.

Romy Hawkins Studio Gallery — The gallery at 1445 Main in San Elizario features Metal Art, Crosses, Retablos and more. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Information: 929-8074.

Rubin Center — The gallery has suspended all extra scheduled programs and events through May 11. Information: 747-6151, rubin.utep.edu or on Facebook at RubinCenter.

Southern New Mexico


Las Cruces/Mesilla

DAAC Arts & Cultural Center — The Doña Ana Arts Council Center is at 1740 Calle de Mercado, Suite D, Las Cruces. Information: (575) 523-6403 or daarts.org. Please call to see if events are still scheduled at the discretion of the instructor.

Frame and Art Center — 1100 S. Main, Suite 108, in Las Cruces. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Showing through April 30: Works by the 10 O’Clock Artists. Information: (575) 526-2808, frameandart.com, or on Facebook.

Las Cruces Museum of Art — 491 N. Main (Downtown Mall). The museum will be closed at least through April 9; call or check website for reopening information. Information: (575) 541-2137, las-cruces.org or on Facebook at LCMuseums.
  Showing through Sept. 12: “Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas” traveling exhibition by the American Museum of Natural History. It showcases the world of modern paleontology by introducing a dynamic vision of dinosaurs and the scientists who study them. Through using realistic models and casts, visitors can experience Cretaceous period dinosaurs in new and intimate ways.

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. Information: (575) 522-2933 or mesillavalleyfinearts.com.
  Showing in April are works by Nanci Bissell and Roberta Widner. Bissell’s artistic interests include seascapes, portraits and landscapes. Widner’s paintings are inspired by her native New Mexico as well as her travels to the Iberian/Italian and French regions of Europe.

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.
  April’s exhibit is “Art Journey,” celebrating 74 years of art making by Lois Smith, who has used encaustics, watercolors, oils, acrylics and other media since age 12. Opening reception is 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 4.


Also

Deming Arts Center — The Deming Arts Council gallery and gift shop, 100 Gold in Deming, N.M., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is free. Information: (575) 546-3663, demingarts.org or on Facebook.
  Showing April 2-29: Plein Air Exhibit, featuring works painted on location, indoors or outdoors).

Red Dot Studio Tour — Silver Art Association hosts its 2020 studio tour 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 25-26, featuring its Red Dot Studios through the area. Information: SilverCityArt.com.
  Oil, acrylic and water media painters, encaustic artists, metal and clay sculptors, found-object artists, jewelers, photographers, weavers, potters, watercolorists, and woodworkers will open their private studios in and around Silver City. Brochures with maps to all the studios are available at Light Art Space, 209 W Broadway in downtown Silver City, and from the Silver City Visitor Center on Hudson Street. Tour-goers will be guided by Red Dot directional signs to the studios.  The Studio Tour Gala is 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 24, at Light Art Space.
   Admission to the tour and gala is free.

 

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