October 2017

Southwest Art Scene

El Paso
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Other Southern New Mexico

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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.

Aleksander and Lyuba Titovets Art Show — The internationally recognized Russian artists celebrate their 25th anniversary in El Paso with an art show 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14-15, at 804 Don Quixote. Proceeds from the sale benefit El Paso Symphony Orchestra. Information: 532-3776 or epso.org.
  In May 1992, Aleksander and Lyuba Titovets left their St. Petersburg, Russia, where they had each studied, and relocated to El Paso. Since then, both have achieved national recognition. Their work has been included in exhibitions all over the world and recently has been added to the collections of the King of Spain, Juan-Carlos, and actress Sophia Loren.

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, info@theartave.com or theartave.com.
  Showing through Oct. 14: “Summer Memories,” paintings and photography documenting a piece of their travels and experiences by Rhonda Doré, Terrance Flores, Adriana Peraldi and Sirous Partovi each present a unique angle for sharing their trips from a vacation in Paris, France, a wedding in San Miguel de Allende, and adventures in Sedona, Arizona and various parts of Texas.

Arts International — El Paso Art Association hosts the 50th annual Arts International Juried Exhibition, Texas’s largest international juried art exhibit, through 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.
  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

Ballroom Marfa — 108 E. San Antonio Street in Marfa. Showing through March 18: “Tierra. Sangre. Oro.,” works by Rafa Esparza. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Information: (432) 729-3700, ballroommarfa.org, Facebook or artspace.com.

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 through 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.
  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.
  The annual Chinati Weekend is Friday through Sunday, Oct. 6-8.

Chinati Weekend 2017 — The Marfa, Texas art center’s weekend celebration of arts is Friday through Sunday, Oct. 6-8, with tours of the permanent exhibits 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free to most events. Information: (432) 729-4362 or info@juddfoundation.org. Web: juddfoundation.org or chinati.org.
  Highlights include the opening of a new wall painting by Bridget Riley 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, in the museum’s special exhibition building.
• A talk on Riley by Richard Shiff is 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the Crowley Theater, and a talk by Lynne Cooke is 11 a.m. in the Special Exhibition Gallery.
• A film on Bridget Riley in conversation with author Michael Bracewell is 2 p.m. Sunday in the Crowley Theater.
  Open studios, gallery exhibitions, mercantile events, and performances throughout Marfa are 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, with an open studio tour 6 to 8 p.m. by Rosy Keyser at the Locker Plant.
  Dinner to benefit Chinati is 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the Arena, with remarks at 7 p.m. Tickets: $750 ($600 members and area residents). Seating is limited.
  Sunrise at Chinati is 7:30 to 9 a.m. Sunday with an early morning viewings of Donald Judd’s 100 works in mill aluminum and 15 freestanding works in concrete.

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 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.

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.

Dream Chasers Club — The gallery and store is at 200 S. Santa Fe. Information, hours: 342-6357 or dccdreamchasersclub.com. Opening night is 7 to 11 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26 for “Manmade Machinations” solo exhibition of paintings by Ashton Kaleigh, one of the Showcase artists in this year’s Chalk the Block lineup.

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 Oct. 6-Dec. 3: Tom Lea” Watercolors and Washes,” featuring early and late works including mural proposals, book illustrations, artist-correspondent renderings from World War II, and historical views of the El Paso Region.
  Showing Oct. 13-Feb. 11: “Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture of the Interior,” coinciding with the 150th anniversary of Wright’s birth. His innovative ideas in domestic architecture and design are shown through house plans, photographs and drawings.
  Related talks in the auditorium (space is limited):
• Author and UT-Austin professor Anthony Alofsin will talk about Wright as an architect and art collector 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12. Alofsin will sign copies of his book “Frank Lloyd Wright: Art Collector” following the lecture.
• “Organic Architecture: The Legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright,” by Taliesin West CEO and President Stuart Graff is 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19.
  The Mexican Consulate hosts “Altars de Muertos,” (Day of the Dead altars) Nov. 2-5. Related events:
• A kickoff celebration at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, with an elaborately decorated altar, folklorico dance, live catrina performances, hot chocolate and pan de muerto.
• Catrinas Master Class with Wayne Hilton is 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2. Tuition: $35 ($39 museum members).
• A Día de Los Muertos Fronterizo celebration is 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, with ofrendas created by area high schools and local artists, music, dance, food, sugar skulls, hands-on art projects and more. Day of the Dead costumes encouraged.
  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 through 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.
  A Beer in the Gardens event is 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, with special craft beer tasting by DeadBeach Brewery inspired by the “Gardens of Earthly and Unearthly Delights” exhibit. as well as a hands-on brewing presentation and exhibit tour. Cost: $20 ($15 members; includes a commemorative chalice. Age 21 and older only.
  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. Saucedo will give a public presentation on his work at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26.
  Fall art classes for teens and adults are 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays and 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Oct. 12-Dec. 2. Classes includes ceramics, and painting and painting with wax. Registration: legacy.elpasotexas.gov/art/classes.asp.

EPMA on the Road — El Paso Museum of Art hosts “á la carte” art making and dining events through December at Fountains at Farah, 8889 Gateway West. Cost: $30 per workshops; covers materials, a beverage and light bites. Information, registration: 225-3625. Twenty percent discount with purchase of museum membership at 212-3068 or EPMAmember@elpasotexas.gov.
  A repujado-metal embossing workshop with Candie Printz is 6 to 7:40 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, at Chuy’s.
  A “Sunset, Mountains and Tumbleweeds” jewelry workshop is 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, at Crave.

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.

‘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 through 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.

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 Jan 12: “el paso miniatures,” featuring works of more than two dozen artists.
  The gallery will also be participating in the Sunset Heights Tour of Homes noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14.
  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.
  Showing Oct. 7-31: The 9th annual Alazan Art Show and Sale featuring nearly 100 original works of art. Featured artists include Lois Bourgon, Phyllis Davis, Margaret Heath, Wiley Heath, Virginia Howell, Trish Lopez, Sandra Martin, Carol Napier, Joann McElroy, Marilyn Mendeloff, Anne Spier, Ilene Steele, Nina Cobb Walker and Sandy Young. Opening reception is 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, with entertainment by Young El Paso String Ensemble.
  Showing Oct. 8-31: “Pictures at an Exhibition,” digital “photoart” by biographer, poet and photographer R.L. Palmer. The exhibit more than 130 of his pieces including nature images, wildlife, abstracts, and more. Opening reception 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, with drawing to be held during the reception. Winner may select any artwork in the exhibit priced up to $125.
  Showing Oct. 13-27 is the EPISD K-12 Student Art Exhibit “Looking at You, Looking at Me” Self Portrait Art Show. . Opening reception 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13.
  The annual Murder at the Museum fundraising murder mystery party is 7 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, Oct. 20-21. All proceeds benefit the museum. Age 21 and older. Call for ticket information.
  Artist entries for the 18th annual Sun Bowl Art Exhibition are being taken through Oct. 25. The exhibit runs Nov. 10-Dec. 31, with opening reception is 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9. Submission details at internationalmuseumofart.net.

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, krystyna_robbins@sbcglobal.net. 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 through Oct. 5: The Annual Faculty Art Exhibit.
  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.

Pastel Society of El Paso — The society’s next meeting is 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at the International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana. Robert Dozal, owner of Robert Dozal Fine Art in San Elizario, will host a portrait demo. Dozal is a multi-media artist who specializes in portraits and landscapes in acrylic, oil, pastel, charcoal and watercolor. The program is free and open to the public; bring a sack lunch. Information: 490-3978.

Rio Bravo Watercolorists — The group’s monthly meeting is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at Schwartz Branch Library, 1865 Dean Martin. Guest speaker Lisa Hiebert will demonstrate the methodology for drawing two-point perspective, using pencils, paper, pens and rulers. The public is invited. Information: Linda Parsons, 549-2950.
  Best known for her portraits in pencil, pastels and acrylics, Hiebert has a photo realistic style and has been influenced by her interest in facial anatomy and color theory.

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 Dec. 15: “Simplified World” by Suzi Davidoff, drawings on found maps and globes and with an accompanying hand-drawn animation. Reception and catalog launch is 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12.
  Showing Oct. 12-Dec. 15 in the Rubin and L Gallery: “George Rodriguez: Where is Our Exile?” Seattle-based ceramist George Rodriguez is a native El Pasoan whose figurative ceramic work engages directly with the political, social and cultural dimensions of immigrants, Mexican-Americans and other communities of color in the U.S. and beyond, evoking conditions of displacement, longing and belonging. Opening reception is 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12. Artist lecture is noon that same day.
  Showing Oct. 12-Feb. 16: “Duality of Presence,” featuring 19 contemporary makers united by their concern with ‘material specificity’ in their work, specifically as a way of looking at how material itself can communicate complex and distinct narratives. Each artist is represented by multiple pieces of jewelry reflecting this concern. Artist-made videos can be viewed in the gallery via virtual reality platforms.
  Opening reception is 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12.

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.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Aa Studio — 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.
  The gallery is taking proposals through Nov. 15 for regional artists to exhibit in 2018. Interested artists may email proposal, short bio, résumé, and 8 jpeg images to wysiwyg@zianet.com.

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 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.

DAAC Arts & Cultural Center — The gallery is at the new 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.
  Showing Oct. 1-30: “Photographers’ Expansion V Exhibition,” photography by area artists Emmitt Booher, Sirous Partovi, James Rodgers, Paul Schranz and Storm Sermay. Expansion V references new projects and aesthetic directions they have undertaken during the time they have been together as a portfolio group.
  Opening is at the center’s Gala celebration, 5 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1. Tickets: $25 in advance; $30 at the door; available at (575) 523-6403, at the DAAC offices, 1740 Calle de Mercado, Suite B, or daarts.org. Information: (575) 523-6403 or las-cruces-arts.org.

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:
• “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 Oct. 11 book is “Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies” by Ross King. The book club will be preceded by a screening of “Monet” at 2pm. Meetings are free and open to the public.
  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.
  Session Two of the museum’s Studio Programs Art Classes run Oct. 18-Dec. 9.

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.

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. October’s featured artists are Judy Bess, acrylic painter, and Roxana Quinnell, mixed media.

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 Las Cruces — Doña Ana Arts Council’s free series is noon Friday, Oct. 27, at DAAC’s new Arts & Cultural Center in Mesilla’s Bulletin Plaza, 1740 Calle de Mercado. Presentation is “Right of Use and Copyright Law for Artists” by local attorney, Kelly Albers. Admission is free; lunch may be purchased. To RSVP, call (575) 523-6403.
  Next month’s topic (Nov. 17) is “Differentiate and the Modern Art Market” by Art of Obscure gallery owner Deret Robers.

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.

Studio Art Classes — Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N Main, offers art classes for children, teens, and adults. Session Two is Oct. 18-Dec. 9. Registration is at the Museum of Nature and Science, 411 N. Main. Students must register in person 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Deadline is one week before classes start. Information: (575)541-2137.
  Various class options include beginning and intermediate ceramics, still life drawing and painting, watercolor, portrait sculpture, bookmaking, printmaking and more for all levels of artists.

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 Oct. 15 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.”

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.
  Showing Oct. 6-29 is an invitational exhibit in conjunction with No Strings’ production of “Little Shop of Horrors.” The exhibit features painters Irene Steele, Mary Zawacki and Flo Hosa Doughtery, fabric artists Abby Osborne, Ann Angelo and Joan Jensen, weaver Marilyn Hansen, ceramic artists Lesli Zerr and Joe Angelo, and photographer Rachel Courtney.
  Opening is 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6.

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 through 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 reception is 1:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1.

‘What's In A Title?’ — The art exhibit by Paul A. Vakselis, M.D., is Oct. 3-Nov. 30, at Cafe de Mesilla, 2190 Avenida de Mesilla in Las Cruces, featuring dozens of works of landscape, inspirational, architecture and general interest works. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily (closed Tuesday). Receptions are 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6 and Nov. 3, during the monthly Art Rambles. Admission is free. Information: (575) 524-0000 or on Facebook at Cafe de Mesilla.

Other So. New Mexico

Art Hop — MainStreet Truth or Consequences sponsors the event 6 to 9 p.m. the second Saturday of each month (Oct. 14, Nov. 11) 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 Oct. 3-25: Black Range Artists exhibits with landscapes in a variety of media. Artist reception is 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8.
  Also in October is the bi-annual Guatemalan Mercado 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27-28.
  The center will host studio tour 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 30-Oct. 1, starting at the center and touring various area artists. Visit demingarts.org for studio directions.

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. 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.

Red Dot Red Hot ArtFest and Studio Tour — The annual event runs Friday through Sunday, Oct. 7-8 and Oct. 13-15, at studios and galleries in Silver City, N.M. with art shows, receptions, studio tours, demonstrations, youth activities and workshops. Headquarters are at Seedboat Gallery, 214 W. Yankie, with information, brochures, maps and guides, as well as the Independent and Studio Artists’ Exhibit. Information: (575) 313-9631 or silvercityart.com.
  During the first weekend, galleries will be open with special shows, receptions and exhibitions. Music will be in the galleries and on the streets. Event includes a paint out for plein air painters, with prizes and sales opportunities.
  The Art Couture Fashion Show is Sunday, Oct. 8, in the Seedboat courtyard.
  The second weekend includes Silver City Art Association Studio Artists studio tours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 14-15. Artists reception is 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at the Visitor Center.

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.

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