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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.
Autumn Art Fest — The 3rd annual show featuring several former members of Sunland Art Gallery is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at 5737 Montoya in the Upper Valley. Information: 630-3013.
Select artists: Rachel Davis (crosses); Nina Eaton (photography); Candy Mayer, Lisa Matta Brown, Alberto Escamilla, and Robert Dozal (paintings); Julia Cipriano, Rose Hines and Catherine Waterhouse (jewelry); Romy Hawkins (metal art); Cactus Mary (soaps); Dave Wieters (wood turning; Terry Avalos (glass yard art); Lynda Carillo (designer organizers); Terry Wright (mosaics); Norma Muñoz (veils) and Jesus Salinas (rock paintings).
Take I-10 to Redd Exit and go west to Montoya, then 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 September: “Candelilla, Coatlicue, and the Breathing Machine,” commissioned works by Beatriz Cortez, Candice Lin, and Fernando Palma Rodríguez. The title refers to a facet of each artist’s contribution to the show, which range from wax pours to robotic storytellers to provisional shelters and beyond.
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 — Entries for the 19th annual exhibit 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Sept. 1 at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, being taken through 5 p.m. Sept. 2. Artists are invited to submit up to six pieces inspired by and focusing on the region’s mountains at the offices Entry fee: $10 per piece; works may be submitted in person or digitally. Information: (575) 589-0653 or ardovinos.com.
Exhibit opens 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, in Ardovino Desert Crossing’s Sunset Hall. Show will remain up through Sept. 2020, but artists may pick up their work after December 2019.
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.
The annual Chinati Weekend is Oct. 11-13.
CODAsummit — El Paso Museum of Art — One Arts Festival Plaza, downtown El Paso, will be the host site of the 2019 CODAsummit 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Oct. 2-4. The conference explores ways creative professionals are incorporating technology to create innovative art. Includes speakers, artist showcases, public art tours and more. Information: 212-0300 or epma.art.
Cost: $650 ($450 members) through Sept. 30; $700 at the door. Registration, full schedule at pages.codaworx.com/summit/.
Keynote speakers are artist and architect Guto Requena, and Marc Fornes and artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
Phoenix-based artist Kevin Caron will showcase his 3D printed sculpture art 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3.
‘Colored Landscapes’ — A BFA Exhibition featuring the work of Neela Ahmed runs Sept. 16-27, at Francois Gallery in the Sul Ross State University Fine Arts Building in Alpine, Texas. The exhibit explores local Big Bend Landscapes and attractions in color representing time of day. Prints available for sale during the exhibit. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. Monday through Friday, with a closing reception 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27.Information: (432) 837-8258 or sulross.edu.
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, CrosslandArtGallery.com, or on Facebook.
Showing through Sept. 13: “The Heat is On! An Encaustic Art Exhibit.” Encaustic is an ancient art medium using colored wax and heat.
Opening reception is 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, for “Fresh Faces,” featuring Reggie Watterson, Frank Valdez, C. Manny Guerra and others; and “El Paso Strong,” featuring Terrance Flores,Santiago Gonzales and others. The exhibits continue through Oct. 25.
Ron Fritsch Fall Art Classes are Saturdays, Oct. 5-Dec. 7 (no classes Oct. 12 or Nov.9).
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.
The museum’s upstairs galleries are closed for renovations through Sept. 27.The museum’s first floor will remain open and free to the public.
Showing through Dec. 4: “Tom Lea and World War II.” From 1941 to 1946, El Paso-native Tom Lea served as a World War II eyewitness artist correspondent for Life magazine, becoming the only painter on the frontlines to depict the carnage of the war. This exhibition features nearly thirty oil paintings, watercolor illustrations, and original preparatory drawings.
Events in conjunction with the Tom Lea Exhibit:
• “Painting the Frontlines” talk with Charles Grow, Deputy Director, National Museum of the Marine Corps, is 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. Admission is free.
• Curator-led tour and lunch of the with Assistant Curator Kevin Burns and El Paso First Lady Adair Margo is noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 25. Cost: $15; register on museum website.
Showing through Dec. 31: “Ideas Unwrapped,” 14 artworks from the museum’s permanent collection that focus on how ideas transform into art. Artists featured are Peter Coffin, Vik Muniz, Juan Quezada, Yinka Shonibare, and Kara Walker, Guillermo “Memo” Gutierrez, and Zeke Peña.
Showing through Jan. 5 in the Art School Hallway Gallery: “Illuminate: Artworks by EPMA Teaching Artists” including Ivan Calderon, Cindy Gutierrez–Krapp, Dina Edens-Perlasca, Phillip John Romero, and Ronnie and Elvira Carrizal-Dukes.
Showing Sept. 27-March 8: “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 Sept. 27-April 12: “Leo Villareal: Early Light.” Border artist Villareal is now known internationally for activating spaces with LED light. Recently, he gained acclaim for large-scale, site-specific, public endeavors such as the Bay Lights, a now-permanent artwork of 25,000 LEDs along a nearly two-mile expanse of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
Beginning Sept. 27: “Refresh.” For the first time in over 20 years, the museum refreshes its second floor galleries devoted to permanent collections and special exhibitions. Highlights from collections of Spanish Colonial Art, Mexican Retablos, American Paintings and Sculptures, West Texas Art, Modern and Contemporary Art, Prints, and Photography will be presented in new installations.
An Artful Preludes performance of Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s “Overture to Juárez” by Hiram Rodriguez and Friends is noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, presented in partnership with El Paso Symphony Orchestra.
Fall Classes for teens and adults include painting, ceramics, and ceramic sculpture.
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 through Friday, or by appointment. Information: 533-9090 or halmarcus.com.
Marcus’s home and studio, located across the street, are available for personal tours.
Showing through Oct. 25 is “Warehouse Sale” For the past 40 years, Hal Marcus has been collecting local art, much of which has been in his warehouse. It’s time for some of these 100 pieces (some framed) from 50 artists to find new homes.
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. Free guided tours available on a walk-in basis. Admission is free. Information: 543-6747, internationalmuseumofart.net or on Facebook.
Showing Sept. 7-30: El Paso Children’s Hospital Foundation Exhibit.
Showing Sept. 8-29: “Twenty-two Years of El Paso Plein Air Painters in El Paso. The retrospective is the final show of the group, including artists Candy Mayer, Dorian Clouser, Corinne Abeyta-Spinnler, Melinda Etzold, Bob Adams, Rami Scully, Nina Walker, Lisa Matta, Carmen Navar, Krystyna Robbins, Linda Noack, Dee Olga MinYoung-Phillips and others. Opening reception is 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8.
The show will include paintings done over the years the group has been painting. A preview of part of the show is at pleinairpaintersofelpaso.com.
JR’s Art Gallery & Tea Room — 1445 Main at Placita Madrid in San Elizario. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Information: 820-7261.
Krystyna Robbins Studio — Krystyna Robbins’ Fall Studio Workshops for oils and acrylics at her studio, 5070 Yucca, off Country Club. Workshops run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Beginners welcome; bring a camera and lunch. Cost: $65 per day. Information: 584-0953,email@example.com or krystynarobbins.com.
• Tuesday through Thursday, Oct. 22-24: “Time to use Your Palette Knife!”
• Saturday, Nov. 16: “Figures, Figures, Figures!” Models and old time costumes.
La Galeria de la Misíon de Senecú — The Ysleta Independent School District’s gallery is at 8455 Alameda. The 2019 Faculty Art Show, “Breaking All the Rules,” is Oct. 3-Nov. 1. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Information: 434-9711.
La Mesa Gallery — The gallery located on Hwy. 28, one block from Chope’s restaurant in La Mesa, features artists from Hatch, Las Cruces, La Mesa, Berino and El Paso. Hours are 11 to 3, Friday and Saturday, 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday 1 to 3 or by appointment. Information: (575) 644-3756.
Rio Bravo Watercolorists — The group’s first monthly meeting is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana. Presentation is “Positive Outlook, Positive Results” with Debra Vance, signature member of New Mexico Watercolor Society. The public is invited; meetings are free, memberships are $30. Information: Linda Parsons, 549-2950.
Vance will discuss marketing art and staying positive. She also will share some of techniques she learned in a workshop with Antonio Masse.
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 — 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, rubin.utep.edu or on Facebook at RubinCenter.
Showing Sept. 26-Dec. 13:
• “Brian Maguire: From Juárez to Washington, War Changes Its Address” in the Rubin Gallery. The exhibition explores both violence and the drug trade based in part on Maguire’s multiple visits to Juárez over the course of ten years, where he formed relationships with the families of disappeared women and girls, giving art classes to their children and eventually creating a series of portraits of their missing relatives.
• “Total Collapse: Clay in the Contemporary Past” in the L Gallery, works by artists and collaboratives who present diverse and experimental developments in contemporary ceramics. The exhibit features work in sculpture, performance, and site-specific installation, with the theme of the ceramic object as an anthropological device and early human technology. Curated by Andres Payan-Estrada. Artists are Ane Fabricious Christiansen, Armando Cortez, Kahlil Irving, Gala Porras, Daniel L Bare, Michael Jones McKean, Kristen Morgin and Unknown Fields Division.
• “Both Sides of the River: Endangered Species in the Borderlands” in the Atrium, with a cross-border mural collaboration between U.S. artists Jaque Fragua and Dose, and Mexican artists Juan Carlos Reyes (aka “Waka”) and Laura Menses.
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.
Artists include Albert Escamilla, Robert Dozal, Romy Hawkins, Bert Saldaña, Gaspar Enriquez.
Street Art Pop Up by Zona Centro — Zona Centro Mexican Eatery, 218 E. Mills, features monthly pop up street art 7 to 11 p.m. the last Thursday of each month. The Sept. 26 event features video game art by David Madrid and other artists, with music by Electric Dream. Information: 444-8439 or on Facebook at ZonaCentroElPaso.
Westside Art Guild — The guild meets at 10 a.m. every second Monday of the month (Sept. 9) at Polly Harris Center, 650 Wallenberg (off Mesa Hills). All artists and non artists welcome to attend; artists demonstrations and professional speakers also welcome. Refreshments served. Membership fee: $20 for September through May. Information: Linda Parsons, 549-2950 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Xolo Gallery — The contemporary art gallery is at 2812 N. Piedras. Hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Information: 264-2777 or xologallery.com.
10-10 Arts Hop — 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. 14). Participating galleries are DAAC Arts & Cultural Center (4 to 7 p.m.), NMSU University Art Gallery (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Rokoko Gallery (4 to 7 p.m.), and Art Obscura (7 to 10 p.m.). Information: (575) 523-6403. Schedule: daarts.org.
Agave Artists — The new artist-owned cooperative gallery is at 2250 Calle de San Albino, off the historic plaza in Mesilla, N.M. The gallery exhibits the work of 20 local and regional artists in a variety of media, including paintings and other wall art, plus 3-D sculpture and ceramic art, as well as original jewelry. Hours are 11 a.m. to 55 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays.
Information: (575) 339-9870, email@example.com or agaveartists.com.
Grand opening reception is noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, with refreshments and artists present.
‘Art of Italy’ series — Doña Ana Arts Council hosts the 12-week art history and cultural series 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 9-Dec. 9 (no classes Oct. 28 and Nov. 4) at DAAC Arts & Cultural Center, in Bulletin Plaza, 1740 Avenida de Mercado, Suites B–D. Information: (575) 523-6403 or daarts.org.
Explore the churches, museums, piazzas, and fashion of Italy with the popular art historian and world traveler, Kathleen Key. Cost: $120 for 12 weeks or $20 per seminar; light refreshments served, including samples of Italian food and wine.
ArtRageous — Doña Ana Arts Council offers art classes 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays at DAAC Arts & Cultural Center in Bulletin Plaza, 1740 Calle de Mercado, Suite D. Classes include materials and light refreshments. No experience is necessary; all levels welcome. Wear old clothes or smock; as some materials will get messy. Cost $35 per class (includes materials and light refreshments). Registration: (575) 523-6403 or daarts.org.
• Sept. 4: “Tropical Flower Arranging” with Desiree Terrazas and Barb Bowman of Barb’s Flowerland.
• Sept. 11: Mixed Media Abstract Acrylics with Jackie Mitchell Edwards.
• Sept. 18: Soul Collage Cards with Jan Hampton, who specializes in using art as therapy.
• Sept. 25: Mimbres-style Clay Bowls with Lisa Carlson.
Cutter Gallery — The gallery at 2640 El Paseo (at University), Las Cruces, is closing Saturday, Aug. 31. Information: (575) 541-0658 or thecuttergallery.com.
Debra Vance’s Studio Tour — Debra Vance’s Art Studio, 2200 W. Union in Las Cruces, hosts an open house and studio tour 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, with new paintings, presentations and new merchandise. Wine, tapas and door prizes offered. Live acoustic guitar music by Edgar Campos. Admission is free. Information: (575) 964-7700 or DebraVance.ART.
Doña Ana Arts & Cultural Center Gallery — 1740 Calle de Mercado. Showing Sept. 3-27: Watercolors by Marie Siegrist. Artist reception is 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, as part of the Second Saturday 10-10 Arts Hop. Regular hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Information: (575) 523-6403 or daarts.org.
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.
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, las-cruces.org or on Facebook at LCMuseums.
Showing through Oct. 19: “From the Ground Up XXIX Regional Juried Ceramics Exhibition.” The biennial exhibition co-hosted by the Potters’ Guild of Las Cruces features ceramic artists throughout the Rocky Mountain region exhibiting utilitarian and sculptural ceramics.
Gallery tours of the exhibit are 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 7 and Oct. 5.
In conjunction with the exhibit is Claypalooza Oct. 5-7, with a Celebration of Clay artists event 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Branigan Cultural Center; Mesilla Valley Clay Arts Trail Tour 10 a.m. to Friday, and demonstrations and activities in courtyard 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Tour locations at pottersguildlc.org.
“Artventurous” free art appreciation activities are 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday. September’s theme is “Art Nouveau.”
Education Station is 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, for youth and teens, and Saturday, Sept. 28 for adults. September’s theme is Pottery Methods (pinch pots).
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. 11 book is “Painted by a Distant Hand: Mimbres Pottery from the American Southwest.”
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.
Featured in September: Patricia Black and Richard Spellenberg. Black creates meticulously crafted art pieces from gourds. Spellenberg’s woodturning designs use mostly “found” wood given by friends and family.
The gallery’s ”Jump Into Fall” celebration in conjunction with its 25th Anniversary is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, with gallery artists present. Four $25 gift certificates will be given away during the open house. Light refreshments served.
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.
Showing through September is “Art in the Round,” from the 10 O’Clock Artists. Five exhibiting artists will each express their own view of the circle and how it plays a part in their work. Artist reception is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, as part of the First Friday Art Ramble, with refreshments and live music.
Multi-Day Art Workshops — Doña Ana Arts Council offers community art workshops at DAAC Arts & Cultural Center, in Bulletin Plaza, 1740 Calle de Mercado, Suite D. Class size limited. Registration: (575) 523-6403 or daarts.org.
• Shibori Japanese Fabric Dyeing with Linda Elkins is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6-7. Students explore five types of shibori with indigo dye: Pleating, folding, stitching, clamping and pole wrapping. Cost: $100; includes materials and light refreshments.
• Watercolor and Watercolor Pencil Workshop with Marie Siegrist is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17. Students explore traditional watercolor techniques in combination with use of watercolor pencils. Cost: $65; discount for DAAC members.
• Pet Portraits is 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20-22. Learn techniques from pet portrait artist Andy Mallen of Denver, Colo. Cost: $250; discount for members.
• Sculpting Fiber Clay with Joanie Wolter, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27-28. Create whimsical animals and other unique sculptures. All materials included; light refreshments served. Cost: $190.
Promoting Art in the Mesilla Valley — Doña Ana Arts Council’s free speaker series is 5 to 7 p.m. the last Friday of the month at the Council’s Arts & Cultural Center in Mesilla’s Bulletin Plaza, 1740 Calle de Mercado. The Sept. 27 topic is “The Music Scene in Las Cruces” presented by local musician and NMSU professor of music, Dr. Jim Shearer. Admission is free. Information: daarts.org.
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. 8-Oct. 18: “Charcoal and Steel,” pencil and charcoal drawings by Michael Nail, and steel sculptures by Mary Lou LaCasse. Nail is a self-taught artist who works primarily in pencil, charcoal and ink, preferring Western, Native American, and wildlife themes. LaCasse enjoys repurposing old, often discarded steel objects into outdoor steel sculptures. Inserts of fused glass and ceramics contrast with the hardness of the steel, and add an extra dimension to the work.
Opening reception is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, and second reception with artist talks is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4.
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. 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 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 —100 Gold in Deming, N.M. Showing Sept. 1-28: Photography by local artists Lon & Wilhelmina Shelton, and Claude Smith, focusing on area wildlife and nature. Artist reception is 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is free. Information: (575) 546-3663, demingarts.org or on Facebook.
Grant County Art Guild Gallery — For its 50th anniversary, the Grant County Art Guild gallery has moved from Pinos Altos to the former Hester House building, 316 N. Bullard (at Hester) in historic downtown Silver City. The gallery features paintings, photography, prints, greeting cards, ceramics, fiber arts, jewelry, home décor, and more. Open year round 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday; closed holidays. Information: (575) 538-8216, gcag.org or on Facebook at Grant County Art Guild.
Showing through Sept. 14: A retrospective show by Silver City watercolorist Audrey Goodleaf, featuring favorite paintings curated by her daughter, artist Linda Bush. Goodleaf passed away in September of last year. She was a frequent prizewinner at shows in both New Mexico and Pennsylvania.
Showing Aug. 30-Sept. 29: Grant County Art Guild’s 6th annual Southwest Birds Show, with 17 members presenting around 30 interpretations of Southwest birds.
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