August 2017

Southwest Art Scene

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Agave Rosa Gallery — 905 Noble (next to the International Museum of Art). Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Information: 533-8011.
  Showing in August is Collective exhibition by local abstract artists Matthew Martinez (JAM), Yeunhee Lee, and Chaps Tucker. Reception is 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5.

All that Jazz! Painting Workshop — El Paso Museum of Art hosts the workshop 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, at Ruth’s Chris Steak House (8889 Gateway West Suite 400) as part of its monthly workshops at the Fountains at Farah. Create a painting inspired by New Orleans jazz and zydeco music. Cost: $30; covers all materials, a beverage, and light refreshments. Registration at The Fountains at Farah: 225-3625.

Art Avenue Gallery — The gallery space is at 1618 Texas, Suite E. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, or by appointment Monday and Saturday. Information: 213-4318 or theartave.com.

Arts International 2017 — The El Paso Art Association’s Regional Juried Art Exhibit runs Sept. 2-Oct. 4 at the International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana, with opening reception is 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2. This year’s judge is Lyuba Titovets, and jurors are Robert Highsmith, Rosario Ponte, and Kimberly René Vanecek. The show is El Paso’s largest juried art competition, with artists participating in various media.
  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. Information: 534-7377.

Arts International Call to Artists — El Paso Art Association’s 50th Anniversary Arts International, Texas’s largest international juried art exhibition, seeks submissions through Aug. 1. This year’s judge is Lyuba Titovets, and jurors are Robert Highsmith, Rosario Ponte, and Kimberly René Vanecek. Prospectus and entry at elpasoartassociation.com.
  The exhibit is Sept. 2-Oct. 4 at International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana, with opening reception is 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9.

Ballroom Marfa — 108 E. San Antonio Street in Marfa. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Information: (432) 729-3700, ballroommarfa.org, Facebook or artspace.com.
  Showing through Aug. 6: “Strange Attractor,” a multidisciplinary exhibition that explores ideas of networks, environmental events, technology, and sound. Organized by emerging curator and musician Gryphon Rue, the term “strange attractor” describes the inherent order embedded in chaos, perceivable in harmonious yet unpredictable patterns.
  Showing Aug. 25-February, 2018: works by Rafa Esparza. Esparza’s multivalent practice addresses and excavates the history of colonialism; labor and economic value scales; freedom, queer culture, and masculinity; as well as personal and familial legacy, among many other issues and subjects.

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 Show — The 17th annual juried art show at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing’s Sunset Hall, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, is taking artist submissions through Aug. 21, with works inspired by the region’s mountains. Artists may submit up to six works in person or digitally. Entry fee: $10 per piece. Submission requirements: (575) 589-0653 or submissions@ardovinos.com.
  The show opens with a reception at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, and runs through December.

Chamizal galleries — Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Franklin G. Smith Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; weekends by request. Admission is free. Information: 532-7273 or nps.gov/cham/.
  Showing through August in the Franklin Smith Gallery is “Collective photographic exhibition Photowalk El Paso 2016.”  More than 170 photographers from El Paso, Canutillo, Las Cruces, Albuquerque, Alamogordo, Chihuahua and Juárez participated in the 9th annual "Worldwide Photowalk Global Edition" event in El Paso. Having the Historic District Area and the Arts District as a background, 46 pictures were selected to show the regional architecture, the people of both sides of the border as well as historical sites of the area.

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

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 through Aug. 4: “My America!,” “My America a  Artists” patriotic exhibit, featuring works of various media. Judge is Pat Olchefski-Winston.
Call for artists (exhibits details online):
  An opening Reception is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, for “Fresh Faces 2,” featuring young perspectives and hybrid art from both EPAA members and non-members. On display through Sept. 23.
  The EPAA General Meeting and Art Demonstration is 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27.
  “1-2-3 Friends” exhibit submissions taken through Aug. 19 for exhibit running Sept. 29-Nov. 4.
  Life Drawing lessons are offered 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Art Junction upstairs. Cost: $10; students bring their own supplies.

Doodles N Noodles — Peace of Art: Design for Change host the art exhibit about doodles  6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, at El Tenedor Restaurant, 414 E. San Antonio.  More than 100 doodles will be displayed and for sale; proceeds benefit Giving Hearts Library project.  All ages welcome. Admission is free. Information: 491-5170.

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 Aug. 20: “The Red That Colored the World,” exploring the use of cochineal throughout history from Mexico and South America, to Europe, the U.S. and beyond. Organized by the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe.
  A red wine tasting event is 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17.
  Showing through Sept. 17: “An American Animator, Don Bluth,” celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Plaza Classic Film Festival. An El Paso native, Bluth became one of Disney’s master animators, known for films such as “The Rescuers” and “Winnie the Pooh.” Adapting to the transition from analog to digital technology, Bluth formed Don Bluth Productions. The exhibition highlights Bluth’s range in style and animation technique.
  Showing through Sept. 24: “Female Portraits: A Connection Between Artists and Models” in the Tom Lea Gallery. Eclectic in nature and created over a period of 30 months, the drawings depict wild animals, landscapes, studies of the human anatomy, scientific formulas, representations of classical art and even family photographs.
  Showing through Oct. 8: “Spirit Lines: Helen Hardin Etchings.” Hardin (1943–1984) was a Native American artist who created avenues for other Native women to break from traditionalism.
  Showing Sept. 8-Jan. 7: “Gardens of Earthly and Unearthly Delights.” Taking an expansive view of the garden theme, the exhibit juxtaposes both historical and contemporary art and is composed entirely of works from the collection of the El Paso Museum of Art.  
  The museum’s LabEPMA provides emerging regional artists an opportunity to exhibit one work of art in any media accompanied by a 30-minute discussion of their work.
• Featured through Aug. 6: “Primavera,” ceramic wall relief by Leticia Luevanos
• Featured Aug. 10-Dec. 10: “Tunnel Runner,” a mixed media installation by Abel Saucedo. Saucedo will give an artist talk 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24.”
  Summer youth camps run through Aug.4, and adult and teen summer classes begin in July.
  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.

Escamilla Fine Art Gallery, Studio and Gift Shop — 1445 Main Street in San Elizario. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday and by appointment. Information: 851-0742 or 474-1800, or albertoescamilla.com.
  The gallery and House of Positive Karma will have a Customer Appreciation Weekend 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 16-17, with refreshments, appetizers and 10 percent discounts on certain items. Free gift with purchase.

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.
  Extended through Aug. 15: “Early El Paso Art Show” featuring 69 artists, including the greatest names of the past century such as Tom Lea, Eugene Thurston, Manuel Acosta, William Kolliker, Bill Rakocy and many more, as well as living artists whose work spans several decades.
  An opening reception is 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, for “el paso miniatures,” featuring works of more than two dozen artists. The exhibit continues through Jan. 12.
  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 or internationalmuseumofart.net.
  A Brunch & Bingo at the Museum fundraiser is 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, with host comedian Nico Adjemian. Cost: $5 (includes mimosas and appetizers).
  Showing Aug. 5-31: “The Life of J.,” works by Jorge Alfonso Polanco Aguirre. Aguirre’s paintings capture an exact moment of the artist’s life, but are intertwined with his own perspective. Opening reception is 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5.
  Also showing in August is “All That Stuff,” works by Rosellen (Ellen) Marslender, a signature member of Rio Bravo Watercolorists and member of Texas Watercolor Society and Western Watercolor Society. She was admitted into the El Paso Artists Hall of Fame in 2002. Opening public reception is 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6.

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 or 434-9711.

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

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. Tuesday 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 Sept. 29: “Lxs Dos: Pásele, Pásele” presents the work of Christian and Ramon Cardenas, a married couple who together form the artist collaborative Lxs Dos. Their dynamic, character-driven artwork can be seen in public spaces throughout El Paso and Juarez. The artists create visual tributes to sometimes invisible aspects of border life – street vendors and immigrants, graffiti, posters and traditional sign-making, musicians and youth culture.
  Showing Aug. 10-Sept. 29: “Erika Harrsch: Under the Same Sky … We Dream”  video installation that focuses on children who cross borders, both with and without their families, and highlights the conditions of immigrant minors both at the border and within the United States.
  Showing Aug. 10-Dec. 15: “Simplified World” by Suzi Davidoff, drawings on found maps and globes and with an accompanying hand-drawn animation.

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.

Susan Eisen Fine Jewelry & Watches — 5857 N. Mesa, Ste. 19. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Information: 584-0022 or susaneisen.com.
  Showing through Sept. 17: First in a series of exhibitions and sales of artwork by El Paso artist Russell Waterhouse. The art represents examples of landscapes showing the El Paso sky, mountains, and colors of the desert so common around El Paso.
  Waterhouse was born in El Paso and spent most of his career as the art director at the El Paso Natural Gas Company while painting in his spare time. He left the company to fulfill his dream of being a full-time artist, and soon was offered a position as the art director of Tony Lama boots. After his retirement from there, he dedicated his life to his painting. Many of the canvases on exhibit at the show have never been shown before.


Las Cruces/Mesilla

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 Aug. 31: “Trading Post Collection,” a collection of 100s of pots – Native American Pottery from San Ildefonso, Santo Domingo, Santa Clara, Acoma, Hopi, San Juan, Zia, Tesuque and many others from  around the word including Costa Rica, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Peru as well as Mata Ortiz pottery, vintage Taxco Mexican jewelry, 1920-1930s Mexican pottery and additional collections of Native American jewelry.

Día de los Muertos call for artists — The Calavera Coalition seeks artists’ original artwork submissions through Aug. 1 for its 2017 Día de los Muertos on the Mesilla Plaza official t-shirt and poster design. Entries submitted on a CD or through e-mail to calaveracoalition@gmail.com.

Las Cruces Museum of Art — 491 N. Main (Downtown Mall). Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday (until 8 p.m. Thursday), 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. during the First Friday Ramble. Closed Sunday and Monday. Information: (575) 541-2137 or las-cruces.org/museums.
  Showing Aug. 4-Oct. 21: The biennial “From The Ground Up XXVII” exhibit by Potters’ Guild of Las Cruces.
  Presentation of awards for From the Ground Up XXVIII Regional Juried Ceramics Exhibition is 4:30 to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, with remarks by juror Steven Hill.
  The first of two artists’ panel discussions is 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, in the Branigan Cultural Center, next to the museum. Participating artists are Deborah Moore, Barbara Williams, Glenn Schwaiger, Dina Edens and Andrew Nagem.
  The museum will be open until 7 p.m. Wednesdays during the summer months, with a special event 5 to 6:30 p.m. on selected Wednesdays.
Aug. 9: Open Mic Night.
Aug. 30: Wellness Wednesday in the courtyard.
  The informal interdisciplinary based “Artrageous” workshops are 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays in the atrium between the Museum of Art and Museum of Nature and Science. August’s theme is “Back-to-School.”
 Reading Art Book Club meets at 2:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month. Meetings are free and open to the public.
  Art Tales reading and hands-on art experiences for kids are 10 to 11 a.m. the second Tuesday of the month.
The Aug. 8 book is “The Magic Gourd” by Baba Wague Diakite, with a Mali cultural activity.

Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery — 2470-A Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, across from the Fountain Theatre. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The gallery features more than 30 artists in various media. New works displayed every three months. Information: (575) 522-2933 or mesillavalleyfinearts.com.
  Receptions are 1 to 4 p.m. the first Saturday of each month. August’s artists are painter Frank Peacock and photographer Bob Zolto. Both artists’ works reflect the natural world.

NM Watercolor Society Southern Chapter — The New Mexico Watercolor Society Southern Chapter continues its “Nature” watercolor exhibit of southern New Mexico and El Paso watercolorists through Aug. 31 at Southwest Environmental Center’s Cottonwood Gallery, 275 N. Main, Las Cruces. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Information: (575) 522-5552 (Southwest Environmental Center) or nmwatercolorsociety.org.
  A “Meet The Artists” reception is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, as part of the Downtown Art Ramble.

Rokoko Art Gallery — 1785 Avenida de Mercado in Mesilla. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays; most other days by appointment. Information: (505) 690-6915 or rokokoart.com.
  Opening reception of “Abstraction Action” is 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5. The exhibit is a  collection of nonobjective and nonrepresentational works including paintings, encaustics, photography and sculpture featuring artists from as close to home as Las Cruces and as far away as Granada, Spain. Artists include Cary Greer, Cassandra Lockwood, Mitch and A.me Alamag, Don Romero (deceased), Luis Navarro and Xaverio. Show runs through early September.

Tombaugh Gallery — First Unitarian Universalist Church of Las Cruces, 2000 S. Solano. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Information: (575) 522-7281 or uuchurchlc.org.
  Showing Aug. 6-25: “Experience the Monument,” paintings and photographs by Kayla Blundell created during her time as Artist in Residence for the Friends of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument program for September 2016. During her residency, Blundell created paintings in oil and mixed media, and photography, showing different views of the monument, through landscapes and flowers. Opening reception is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6.

Other So. New Mexico

Alto Artists Studio Tour — The artists of the Alto, N.M., area will open their studios for the 14th annual free public tour Aug. 3-6. 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 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: altoartistsstudiotour.com.
  A free public preview party with the artists is 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, at the Spencer Theater in Alto, and includes a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, art for sale and musical entertainment.
  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 (Aug. 12, Sept. 9) in the downtown gallery district. The event features the monthly art opening of new shows throughout the galleries of Truth or Consequences, including fine arts, pottery, and fabric arts. Many shops and restaurants stay open late for this monthly event, with live music in several locations. Information torcmainstreet.org.

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

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 18. Cost per workshop varies ($400-$590).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 31-Aug. 4: Ken Hosmer (oil, acrylic, all levels) and Jeanne Hyland (watercolor)
Aug. 7-11: Doug Dawson (pastel)
Aug. 14-18: Julie Pollard (watercolor, acrylic, oil).

Deming Arts Center — The Deming Arts Council’s gallery and gift shop is at 100 Gold Street in Deming, N.M. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is free. Information, details: (575) 546-3663, demingarts.org or on Facebook.
  Showing Aug.1-30 is “Creatures Large & Small,” featuring creative interpretations of favorite animals, great and small.  Artist reception is 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6.
  The Center will collect items such as food, treats, blankets and beds to donate to the Luna County Animal Shelter and DAGSHIP, the no-kill Shelter.

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. 15. The gallery features works by local artists, and highlights a different artist each week. Information: (575) 538-8216 or 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, or by appointment. Information: (575) 894-0572 or riobravofineartgallery.com. 
  Showing Aug. 12-Sept. 24 is “Out of a Box” Cardboard Sculptures by Susan Noreen. Reception is 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, during the monthly Art Hop.

SCAA Dias de los Muertos call for artists — Silver City Art Association seeks entries for its 2017 Silver City Dias de los Muertos Poster Contest and Exhibit through Aug. 15. The winning entry will be featured in flyers, posters and advertising for the Dias de los Muertos street festival Oct. 30-Nov. 4 in Silver City. This traditional community celebration and days of remembrance will again feature mariachi music, food booths, arts and crafts and much more. Information: Diana Ingalls Leyba, (575)388-5725 or leybaingallsarts@qwestoffice.net. Submit digital images of art by email to rebecca@visitsilvercity.org.
  Artists may enter up to 3 pieces and up to 3 images of each piece. Include full description including dimensions and also your name, telephone number and email address. Entries juried by artists Fred Barraza. No entry fee: winner awarded a $100 gift certificate to Leyba and Ingalls Arts.

Silver City Art Walks — In conjunction with the 2017 Silver City Clay Festival the Silver City Art Association, galleries in Silver City’s historic district will host a  gallery night 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 28, with a wide variety of exceptional local art and fine crafts, tasty treats, music and demonstrations by participating artisans. Information: (575) 590-1587.
  As part of the Clay Festival, the evening includes a reception at the Silver City Museum followed by a “mud  crawl” evening touring Silver City’s favorite pubs. with prizes.





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