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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.
Art Avenue Gallery — The gallery space is at 1618 Texas, Suite E. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, or by appointment Monday and Saturday. Information: 213-4318 or theartave.com.
Showing through Sept. 11: is “Mexica Legends,” a collaborative effort of works by Joey Delgato and Diego Martinez and inspired through musical influences from tenor Rodrigo Garcia Morelos and soprano Paola Treviño Todd from OME. After listening to “Aztec Myths & Legends: A Narrated Concert by OME,” Martinez reached out to Delgato and initiated a project that would intertwine the artists styles fused by Aztec legend.
Arts International — El Paso Art Association hosts the 50th annual Arts International Juried Exhibition, Texas’s largest international juried art exhibit, Sept. 2-Oct. 4 at International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana. Works by more than 60 artists are featured. This year’s judge is Lyuba Titovets, and jurors are Robert Highsmith, Rosario Ponte, and Kimberly René Vanecek. Information: 534-7377 or artsinternat.com.
Opening reception 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9. Artist Talk is 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17.
Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday Thursday and Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free.
Autumn Art Fest — The show featuring several former members of Sunland Art Gallery is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, in the Upper Valley home of artist Rachel Davis at 5737 Montoya. Select artists in the show are: Rachel Davis, beaded crosses; Nina Eaton and Lisa Williams, photography; Candy Mayer, Melinda Etzold, and Rachel Murphree, paintings; Julia Cipriano, Rose Hines and Catherine Waterhouse, jewelry; Romy Hawkins, metal art; Audrey Alderete, ceramic yard art; Cactus Mary, soaps; Dave Wieters, wood turning; Terry Avalos, glass yard art; Brenda Montoya, wreaths; Lisa Craig, glass art; Lynda Carillo, designer organizers; and Juan Stockmeyer, metal work. Information: 630-3013.
Take I-10 to Redd. Take Redd to Montoya, turn Right and go 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, Facebook or artspace.com.
Showing through March 18, 2018: “Tierra. Sangre. Oro.,” 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 Exhibit — The 17th annual exhibit opens with a reception at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, and runs through December at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park. Information: (575) 589-0653 or ardovinos.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/.
Showing Sept. 7-Dec. 22: “Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo: Una Sonrisa a mitad del Camino,” a photographic exhibition of one of the art world’s most iconic and controversial couples. Opening reception is 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7.
Rivera and Kahlo, both with striking personalities, provoked the most diverse feelings amongst their contemporaries, from envy, to admiration. The exhibit displays an extensive part of the daily life of this unique couple through the lens of Guillermo Kahlo, Peter Jules, Guillermo Zamora, Nickolas Murray, Edward Weston, Manuel Álvarez Bravo and Juan Guzman among others. Presented with the Consulate General of Mexico, Chamizal National Memorial and Centro Cultural Mexicano Paso del Norte.
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.
Sunrise at Chinati is 7:30 to 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, with an early morning viewings of Donald Judd’s 100 works in mill aluminum and 15 freestanding works in concrete as well as Robert Irwin’s untitled (dawn to dusk). Admission: $10.
The annual Chinati Weekend is Friday through Sunday, Oct. 6-8.
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 Sept. 23: “Fresh Faces 2,” featuring young perspectives and hybrid art from both EPAA members and non-members.
Showing Sept. 29-Nov. 4: “1-2-3 Friends.” Entry deadline is Sept. 19; open to watercolor, pastel and plein air artists. Opening reception is 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29.
Life Drawing lessons are offered 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Art Junction upstairs. Cost: $10; students bring their own supplies.
‘Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo: Una Sonrisa a mitad del Camino’ — The Consulate General of Mexico, Chamizal National Memorial and Centro Cultural Mexicano Paso del Norte, present the photographic exhibition of one of the art world’s most iconic and controversial couples Sept. 7-Dec. 22, at Chamizal National Memorial Gallery, 800 S. San Marcial. Opening reception is 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; weekends by request. Information: 532-7273, nps.gov/cham/ or consulmex.sre.gob.mx/elpaso.
Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, both with striking personalities, provoked the most diverse feelings amongst their contemporaries, from envy, to admiration. The exhibit displays an extensive part of the daily life of this unique couple through the lens of Guillermo Kahlo, Peter Jules, Guillermo Zamora, Nickolas Murray, Edward Weston, Manuel Álvarez Bravo and Juan Guzman among others.
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 County Fair youth art submissions — El Paso County Fair Association is sponsoring a juried art exhibition for children 16 and under. The two categories will be Art (any medium) and Photography (Color and B&W), broken into divisions based on age. Registration forms: epcountyparks.com/news/epcfa
Works accepted 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 11-14, and will be on display at the El Paso County Fair Sept. 21-24, at the El Paso County Coliseum. Information: epcfa.org.
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 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 Dec. 10: “Tunnel Runner,”a mixed media installation by Abel Saucedo.
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.
‘Foto Frontera’ Visual Stills exhibit — Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe Cultural and Technology Center, 721 S. Ochoa (first floor), hosts the 4th annual invitational photography exhibit by area photographers Sept. 8-Oct. 20, in celebration of Chicano Heritage Month. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free. Information: 545-7190, lafe-ep.org or on Facebook.
The collection features works of photographers Emmitt Booher, Claudia Cárdenas, Patrick Craig, Sazhrah Gutiérrez, Karen Hymer, Barbara McCourt, Paulo Peres, Dave Quintana, and Roger Spencer-Jones. El Paso photographers Federico Villalba, Arturo Enriquez and Vallarie Enriquez curated this exhibit and have several of their own works in this collection as well. Opening reception is 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8.
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.
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
Krystyna Robbins workshop — The well-known El Paso artist will host a Fall Studio Workshop, “Put a Knife to Your Still LIfes,” Tuesday through Thursday, Oct. 3-5, at her studio at 5070 Yucca Place (off Country Club Road). The “Dynamic Workshop” is limited to 6-8 students. Cost is $195. Information, registration: 584-0953 or 309-1898, email@example.com. Web: krystynarobbins.com.
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.
Showing Sept. 7-Oct. 5: The Annual Faculty Art Exhibit. Reception is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7.
Artist entries for the annual Virgen de Guadalupe exhibit are being taken through Nov. 9.
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.
‘Making Your Mark” artist panel — A panel discussion and reception with professional artists, moderated by David Griffin, is is 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, at UTEP’s Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, for those who wish to pursue a career in art and fine crafts. Part of the Taste of Las Artistas Series. Information: lasartistas.org.
Mural Dedication - Consulate General of Mexico, Transteclco, The University of Texas in El Paso and the Centro Cultural Mexicano Paso del Norte host a mural dedication for “A Bridge Uniting Two Countries” by Paloma Vainey, noon Thursday, Sept. 14, at Consulate General of Mexico, 910 E. San Antonio, with remarks by UTEP President Dr. Diana Natalicio.
Pastel Society of El Paso — The society’s next meeting is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at the International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana. Members will bring the results of their summer project. Members who attended the Pastel Convention in Albuquerque in June will report on what they learned. The program is free and open to the public; bring a sack lunch. Information: 581-4971.
Rio Bravo Watercolorists — The group’s monthly meeting is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, at Schwartz Branch Library, 1865 Dean Martin. Guest demo artist is Laurel Weathersbee, whose talents include experimental watercolor, papermaking, collage, nature appreciation, creative writing and miscellaneous crafts. The public is invited. Information: Linda Parsons, 549-2950.
Weathersbee plans to demonstrate her techniques for creating a watercolor collage.
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.
The center’s September Soiree fundraiser under the stars is 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, with a whiskey tasting, hors d’oeuvres and live music by Kikimora. Tickets: $50.
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.
• “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 through 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.
Star City Studio/OM Gallery — The music studio and gallery is at 120 W. Castellano. Information: starcitystudioproductions.com, 731-6271 (Candie) or 240-5756 (Pat).
Opening noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, is “For the Love of EARTH: A Recycled Art Exhibit.” Two $50 Michael’s gift cards will be given out during reception.
Entries taken through noon, Monday, Sept. 4, from any student or adult artist in the El Paso, Las Cruces, Juarez area; $20 entry fee per piece to all accepted entries.
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.
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 Sept. 7-Oct. 5: “Ebony
Wings and Other Things,” paintings by Linda Gendall. Gendall has always been intrigued by the large soot-black birds, which visit Las Cruces annually but stay only a short time. Six raven paintings form the centerpiece of her latest exhibit.
Opening reception is 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7.
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 through Oct. 21: The biennial “From The Ground Up XXVII” exhibit by Potters’ Guild of Las Cruces.
Events in conjunction with the exhibit:
• Gallery talk by ceramist Suzanne Kane is 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2.
• “Influence of Ancient Potter” talk with ceramist Glenn Shcwaiger on her recent travels to China is 2:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4.
• A panel discussion on the exhibit it 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14.
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. 13 book is “American Wilderness: The Story of the Hudson River School of Painting” by Barbara Babcock Millhouse. Meetings are free and open to the public.
An “Art of Peace” presentation is 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, in celebration of “International Day of Peace.”
Art Tales are 10 to 11 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month for kids, bringing reading and art together with hands-on projects. The Sept. 12 book is “The Man who Set the Town Dancing” by Candice Stanford.
The Fall Session one of the museum’s Studio Programs Art Classes run through Oct. 7, for children, teens and adults. Registration being taken for Session Two running Oct. 18-Dec. 9: museums.las-cruces.org.
MAS Art — 126 N. Main in Las Cruces. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Information: (575) 526-9113.
Showing in September is “Portraits Plus,” works by Carolyn Bunch. The exhibit includes oils, pastels and mixed watercolor mediums, as well as an oil monotype. Opening reception is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1.
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.
September’s featured artists are Rami Scully and Ray Baird. Scully is currently active in a plein air group that paints on a weekly basis. Her favorite mediums are pastels, oils, acrylics and watercolors. Baird’s oil paintings are lightly described as impressionism, and he uses translucent, complementary colors that represent his feelings, rather than a true representational image.
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 in September are images from the annual dancing at Tortugas by photographer David Shaw. Shaw will be donating the Tortugas portfolio to the Smithsonion. Reception is 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9.
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.
Showing through early September is “Abstraction Action,” a collection of nonobjective and nonrepresentational works by several artists including paintings, encaustics, photography and sculpture featuring artists from as close to home as Las Cruces and as far away as Granada, Spain.
The Gallery at Big Picture — The gallery’s new location is 2001 E. Lohman, Suite 109, in Las Cruces. 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.
Showing through May are works by Carmen Navar and Laurie Churchill, with Navar’s will newest body of work “Moments of Now,” and Churchill’s whimsical series of mermaids, “MerMania”
Opening reception is 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15.
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 Sept. 10-Oct. 27: “Migration Towards Stillness,” pottery, paintings and tapestries by Scott and Susan Goewey. Susan Goeway’s works consist of landscape tapestries and paintings. Ceramics artist Scott Goeway produced functional pottery for peoples’ everyday lives, and has now added sculptural works and carved porcelain to his pieces. Artist receptions are 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, and Oct. 1.
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. 9, Oct. 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. 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.
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 Sept. 2-29: “States of Motion,” works by Deming residents Brian Pottorff, multi-media, and Ron Wolfe, photography. Wolfe enjoys digitally developing an image as much as getting the initial good shot. Brian Pottorff has sculpted with a variety of materials for 23 years, guided by geology, trees, Zen, mathematics, and random processes. Opening reception is 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10.
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.
Purchase Prize Award Show — Artists from across New Mexico are featured in Grant County Art Guild’s 32nd annual Purchase Prize Award Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Sept. 22-24 and Sept. 29-Oct. 1, at Hearst Church Gallery in Pinos Altos, N.M. (6 miles north of Silver City on Hwy 15). This year’s theme is “Western Realism;” the judge is El Paso artist Krystyna Robbins. Information: (575) 590-1588, gcag.org or on Facebook at Grant County Art Guild.
Opening reception is 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19.
Robbins will offer a workshop for artists of all leven and media Sept. 20-22. Class size limited. Reservations: (575) 590-1588, (575) 590-1587 or firstname.lastname@example.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 throug Sept. 24 is “Out of a Box” Cardboard Sculptures by Susan Noreen.
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