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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.
Currently showing is “Hyperobjects,” a group exhibition co-organized by philosopher and Rice University professor Timothy Morton and Ballroom Marfa Director & Curator Laura Copelin, engaging ideas from Morton’s theory to confront ecological issues.
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 work features black marble boulders that produce patterns of electronic sound and light from energy generated by solar panels. Each of the eight stones in the circle is carved to integrate LEDs and speakers. The ninth “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.
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.
New hours for self-guided tours:
• 10 a.m. to noon for Robert Irwins’ work.
• Noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday for Judd’s 100 untitled works.
• Outdoor path of Judd’s concrete works is open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Admission is free.
• John Chamberlain Building in Marfa is open 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Admission is free.
The annual Summer Shake-Up summer art program for grades K-8 runs May 29-June 28. This year’s theme is “Light and Space.” Information: email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, CrosslandArtGallery.com, or on Facebook.
Showing through June 23: “Members, Marks, Memories, Mountains & More” exhibit. Featured artists: Dorian Clouser, Juan Rodriguez, Patt Robles and Javier Mijares.
Showing June 29-Aug. 4: “Star Spangled America,” exhibit of patriotic art. Judge is Bob Snead, El Paso artist and retired veteran. Deadline for artist submissions is June 20. Opening reception is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 29.
Call to artists: Deadline to enter the International Eye of the Camera show is June 24. Deadline to enter Arts International Juried exhibit is Aug. 1. Prospectus and entry forms at elpasoartassociation.com.
Dozal Art Gallery — The gallery of award-winning artist Robert Dozal is at 1445 Main Street in the San Elizario Art District. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, or by appointment. Information: 777-5237 or robertdozalartwork.weebly.com.
Dozal’s portraits and landscapes range from very realistic to expressionistic in style. He specializes in oil, watercolor and acrylics.
El Paso Museum of Art — One Arts Festival Plaza, downtown El Paso. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. Closed Mondays and holidays. Admission is free unless noted otherwise. Information: 212-0300 or elpasoartmuseum.org.
Showing through June 17: “Papel Chicano Dos,” the new touring exhibition of 65 contemporary works on paper from the collection of Cheech Marin, exploring Chicano identity from the Chicano Revolution to present day.
Showing through June 24: “The Empire of Texas,” black-and-white photographs by El Paso photographer Richard Baron. Baron has been roaming the big state of Texas in a project that captures its elevated highways, monumental road signs, abandoned storefronts, drive-in movie screens, and other landscape features.
Showing June 1-Sept. 16: “Transborder Biennial 2018/Bienal Transfronteriza 2018“ juried exhibition, featuring 30 artists or collectives living along the U.S.-Mexico boundary whose work addresses border conditions. The collaboration between El Paso Museum of Art and Museo de Arte de Ciudad Juárez features artwork by participating artists at each museum.
Showing July 1-Oct. 28: “Early West Teas: Waypoint and Home,” featuring paintings, prints, drawings and photographs by early West Texas artists.
Showing July 8-Oct. 21: “Cholo at the Border” works by Chihuahua City artist Paola Rascón.
Art Talk of the museum’s Kress Collection of European Art with Dr. Elizabeth Dwyer is 11 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, of the museum’s Kress Collection of European Art for museum members. To RSVP or for museum membership, 212-3068 or EPMAmember@elpasotexas.gov.
Paradox Drawing Workshop and community Art Installation is noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 9. Create three-dimensional abstract works to be part of the traveling exhibit. Participation is free for ages 4 and older.
Free Summer Drop In Art Adventure for families are noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, July 3 and July 5-6.
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.
Children’s Summer Art Camps begin June 26.
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.
Grand Gallery of Senior Art — Works by EPCC’s Senior Adult Program faculty and students present their works on paper, canvas and porcelain through June 11, in the lobby of the Administrative Services Building A, 9050 Viscount. Lobby open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information: 831-7801.
Hal Marcus Gallery — 1308 N. Oregon. The gallery specializes in local and early El Paso art. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; noon to 7 p.m. Thursday or by appointment. Information: 533-9090 or halmarcus.com.
Showing through Aug. 24: “4 Amigos,” works by Daniel Padilla, Francisco Romero, Mauricio Mora and Hal Marcus.
The gallery, established in 1996, is owned and operated by local artist Hal Marcus and his wife, Patricia Medici, and managed by Ruben Vasquez.
Marcus’s home and studio, located across the street, are available for personal tours.
Ho Baron Sculpture Garden and Studio – Baron’s surreal outdoor sculpture garden at 2830 Aurora (at Piedras) is visible from the street, featuring several of his large-scale works. His indoor studio hours are noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays, or by appointment. The indoor studio features his sculpture, drawings, and art assemblages as well as access to a second private sculpture garden. Information: 915-562-7820 or hobaron.com
International Museum of Art — 1211 Montana. The museum is operated by the International Association for the Visual Arts in the historic Turney Home. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday Thursday and Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Free guided tours available on a walk-in basis. Admission is free. Information: 543-6747, internationalmuseumofart.net or on Facebook.
Showing June 2-30: Pastel Society of El Paso’s 22nd annual Members’ Only show. Opening reception is 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 2.
Kick Starter Show — Framing Concepts and Gallery, 4717 Hondo Pass, Suite C, will host a show for Open Heart & Art 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, June 8, with various artists and musicians from the El Paso and Juarez region. Food, drinks, and ice cream available for sale. Admission is free, but donations encouraged. Information: 820-0175, or on Facebook or Instagram @openheartandart.
Information Phone Number: 9158200175
Open Heart & Art is a nonprofit organization that focuses on improving the lives of the youth through arts and the local community.
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 at losvisionaries.com or on Facebook.
Pastel Society of El Paso Members Show — The 21st annual members show is June 2-30 at the International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana, with works by members. Information: 518-4971, 543-6747(museum) or internationalmuseumofart.net.
Opening public reception and awards ceremony is 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 2. Refreshments will be served.
Rubin Center — UTEP’s Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts is off Dawson Drive next to the Sun Bowl. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (open until 7 p.m. Thursday) and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Information: 747-6151, rubincenter.utep.edu or on Facebook at RubinCenter.
Showing through Aug. 10 in the Rubin and L Galleries: 2018 Annual Juried UTEP Student Art Exhibition, showcasing works of art and design created by undergraduate students enrolled in the Department of Art during the 2017-18 academic year. Media includes painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, metals and graphic design.
Showing May 31-Aug. 10 in the Project Space: “Salidas y Entradas/Exits and Entrances,” work by artists Jessica Hankey and Erin Johnson. In their multi-channel video installation, participants from three El Paso centers explore the boundaries between rehearsal, improvisation, performance and critique.
Opening reception is noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 2.
Showing through June 8 is Border Art Residency current artist Cathy Lee Crane’s video collection, “Labour in a Single Shot: Ciudad Juarez,” made by students at Universidad de Ciudad Juarez under the supervision of Crane’s collaborator, artist Leon De la Rosa Carrillo.
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. Information: (575) 523-6403 or daarts.org.
Participating galleries for June 9:
• DAAC Arts & Cultural Center, 1740 Calle de Mercado, Suite D; 4 to 7 p.m. featuring “Lowriders, Hoppers and Hot Rods.”
• NMSU University Art Gallery, 1390 E. University; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Cutter Gallery, 2640 El Paseo; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Rokoko Art Gallery, 1785 Calle de Mercado; 4 to 7 p.m.
• Four Points Perspective Art Gallery, 3405 Hwy 28; 7 to 10 p.m.
• Art Obscura, 3206 Harrelson; 7 to 10 p.m.
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 June 3: “Death and Taxes,” new oil paintings by Dennis Lujan; and watercolor paintings by Deb Vance.
ArtRageous — Doña Ana Arts Council offers community art classes 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, at DAAC Arts & Cultural Center, in Bulletin Plaza, 1740 Calle de Mercado, Suite D. Classes include materials, light refreshments and a glass of wine. No experience is necessary; all levels welcome. Wear old or smock. Cost $30 per class (includes materials and light refreshments). Class size limited. Proceeds support the non-profit’s community art programs for children. Registration: (575) 523-6403 or daarts.org.
• June 6: Watercolor sunflowers with Sally Quillin. Also offered 2 to 4 p.m.
• June 13: Pet portraits with Judi Martinez.
• June 20: Acrylic painting (of the New Mexico state flower) with Luis Navarro.
• June 27: Calligraphy with Gail Lieurance.
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
Día de los Muertos call for artists — The Calavera Coalition seeks artists’ original artwork submissions through Aug. 1 for its 2018 Dia de los Muertos on the Mesilla Plaza official t-shirt and poster design. Artists of all ages and regions are eligible. Submitted work must reflect the spirit and celebration of Día del los Muertos, be in black and white format in any media that can be easily converted for screen printing. Winner will receive one free booth space at the celebration, valued at $175.
Entries submitted on a CD or through e-mail as JPEG or PDF files and list artwork title, size, a brief description and artist’s name, e-mail address, mailing address and phone number. Send CDs to P.O. Box 1308, Mesilla, N.M., 88046 or email digital files to email@example.com.
Doña Ana Arts & Cultural Center — The gallery at the DAAC Arts Council Arts & Culture Center, 1740 Calle de Mercado. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Information: (575) 523-6403 or daarts.org.
Showing June 5-25: New Mexico History Museum’s photo exhibit “Lowriders, Hoppers and Hot Rods,” featuring photographs through the decades of these specialized cars. Opening reception is 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 9, as part of the 10-10 Arts Hop.
A “Dale Gas!” celebration of the lowrider culture with cars, music, dance and food begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 22, in the courtyard next to the center. Live cumbia music is 8:30 to 10:15 p.m. Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at the door.
A lowrider is defined as a car that is lowered, painted with intricate, colorful designs, rolls on wire-spoke wheels with whitewall tires, and fitted with hydraulic or air bag systems that allow the vehicle to be raised or lowered at the flip of a switch.
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 to the selected community Thursdays at DAAC Arts & Cultural Center, in Bulletin Plaza, 1740 Avenida de Mercado, Suites B–D. Evenings begin with social hour and light refreshments 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., with seminars 5:30 to 7 p.m. Cost: $20 per seminar. Information: (575) 523-6403.
June 7: Impressionism, Part IV with Kathleen Key.
Las Cruces Museum of Art — 491 N. Main (Downtown Mall). Summer hours (June through August) are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, open until 8 p.m. Wednesdays, plus 5 to 7 p.m. during the First Friday Ramble (June 1). Closed July 4. Information: (575) 541-2137 or las-cruces.org/museums.
All city museums will be open until 8 p.m. Wednesdays through August. Special programs offered each week.
Showing through July 21: “Here and Now” regional juried exhibition, featuring works of all media by area artists.
A joint “Here and Now” reception at the museum and for the NMSU Gallery is 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 1.
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 June 13 book is “Glittering Images: A Journey through Art from Egypt to Star Wars” by Camille Pagila.
Artrageous free art appreciation activities are 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday. June’s theme is “Layering Shades of Color.”
• June 2: Blue
• June 9: Purple
• June 16: Red
• June 23: Green
• June 30: Orange
Studio Art Programs summer sessions for adults are June 12-Aug. 4. Weekly Kids Art classes are 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. See museum website for full schedule.
Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery — 2470-A Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, across from the Fountain Theatre. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The gallery features more than 30 artists in various media. New works displayed every three months. Information: (575) 522-2933 or mesillavalleyfinearts.com.
June’s featured artists are Meredith Loring and Lori Shalett. Loring combines her lifelong love of fabric and needlecrafts. Shalett works with gemstone jewelry.
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.
Promoting Art in the Mesilla Valley — Doña Ana Arts Council’s free series speaker series is noon Friday, June 29, at the Council’s Arts & Cultural Center in Mesilla’s Bulletin Plaza, 1740 Calle de Mercado. This month’s topic is the Arts and Cultural District cultural plan for downtown Las Cruces presentation by David Chavez, Andy Hume, Irene Oliver Lewis, and Kathleen Albers. Admission is free. Participants may bring a sack lunch. Information: daarts.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.
Second Saturday Open Artist Studios — Several Las Cruces artists will host studio open houses noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 9.
• Kathleen Deasy, 625 Van Patten (oils and mixed media on canvas and paper). Information: (828) 467-9060.
• Debra Vance, 2200 W. Union, watercolors including Plein Aire. Information: (970) 405-5784 or HaciendaVance.com.
• Roy Van der AA nonobjective media, 2645 Dona Ana Road. Also featured in June is artist Connie Falk (acrylics). Information: (575) 520-8752.
Artists wanting to participate in future events should notify Deasy one month prior. Information: (828) 467-9060 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Other So. New Mexico
Art Hop — MainStreet Truth or Consequences sponsors the event 6 to 9 p.m. the second Saturday of each month (June 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. The gallery is open every 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday (June through December), featuring paintings (all media), photography, pottery, pine needle baskets, intarsia (wood designs), prints and cards created by talented artists. Admission is free. Information on Facebook at Cloudcroft Art Society.
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 June 4-Aug. 17. Cost per workshop varies ($400-$525). Information: Linda Shiplett, (915) 490-5071, email@example.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.
• June 4-8: Motivational Drawing with David Barranti.
• June 11-15: at Master Drawing with David Barranti and Plein Air with Rich Gallego
• June 18-22: Mixed Media and soft pastel with Mira M. White and watercolor with Michael Holter.
• July 9-13: Watercolor with Ken Hosmer
• July 16-20: Acrylic and watercolor with Laurie Goldstein-Warren
• July 23-27: Oil and pastel with Alan Flattmann
• July 30-Aug. 3: Watercolor and mixed media with Cathy Lubke
• Aug. 7-10: Oils with Qian Huang
• Aug. 13-17: Watercolor with Joey Hicks.
Deming Arts Center — The Deming Arts Council gallery and gift shop is at 100 Gold in Deming, N.M. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is free. Information: (575) 546-3663, demingarts.org or on Facebook.
Showing June 2-28: Mata Ortiz Potters of Chihuahua, Mexico will bring their work for display and sale. Works by landscape painter Steve McCluskey also featured. Artist reception is 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 3.
Purchase Prize Award Show — Entries for New Mexico artists ages 18 and older through Aug. 2 for the Grant County Art Guild’s 33rd annual Purchase Prize Award Show 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.
Gala reception is planned for Tuesday, Sept. 25, with works on view Friday through Sunday, Sept. 28-30, and Friday through Monday, Oct. 5-8.
Rio Bravo Fine Art — 110 Broadway in Truth or Consequences, N.M. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Information: (575) 894-0572 or riobravofineartgallery.com.
Showing through July 17 are works by Ricky Padilla. Padilla’s vibrant paintings include landscapes, portraits, animals, and Spiritual Navajo and Apache subjects.
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