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continued from page 12 Art Ramble 5-7 p.m., Friday, July 7. Regular hours are 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 9 a.m.2 p.m. Saturday. For details, call 526-9113.

Artist Kathleen Deasy opens her working studio to visitors on Saturdays in Las Cruces.

Las Cruces artist Kathleen Deasy will open her studio for visitors noon-5 p.m. Saturday, July 8, 625 Van Patten Ave. Info: or 828-467-9060. Las Colcheras Quilt Guild meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at the American Legion Post 10 Hall at 1185 Madrid in Las Cruces. Guests are always welcome at Las Colcheras meetings, which consist of brief business an-

berg, a retired NMSU biology professor has lived in Las Cruces since 1968. He has a minor in art with woodturning courses and a lifelong interest in lathe work and the differences in wood and its patterns. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Sunday, 2470-A Calle de Guadalupe, Mesilla. Info: 575-522-2933 or www.

nouncements, a program of interest to quilters, Show and Tell and door prizes. The guild offers quilt lessons, community service opportunities, sew-ins, an active outreach program and a biennial quilt show. Info: or email LasColcherasQG@aol. com. Watercolor artists in southern New Mexico show their creations in a new exhibit at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces. “A Movable Feast: Foods of New Mexico” is an art show presented by the New Mexico Watercolor Society, Southern Chapter. The show will be in the Museum’s Arts Corridor through Aug. 6. Free viewing is only during the opening reception. The Museum is located at 4100 Dripping Springs Road in Las Cruces. Regular hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Info: 575-522-4100 or www. The Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery features Michael Nail and Richard Spellenberg in July. Lifelong New Mexican and a resident of Las Cruces for

Ruth Drayer is the Las Cruces Art Association featured artist for July. Always an artist, Drayer has worked in many design fields, managed two art galleries, made pottery and sculpture, studied art theory and therapy but had no desire to paint until after her return from India. Drayer’s work can be seen during the First Friday Art Ramble 5-8 p.m., July 7 at the Las Cruces Arts Association Arts on Easels exhibit at the Community Enterprises Center (across from the Plaza) in downtown Las Cruces. Info: 575-532-1046.

The artworks of Michael Nail, drawing, and Richard Spellenberg, pot, are on display at the Mesilla Fine Arts Gallery for July.

30 years, Michael Nail is a selftaught artist working primarily in pencil, charcoal and ink. Western, native American and wildlife are the themes that he is drawn to. Richard Spellen-

Photographer Wayne Suggs’ work is on view and on sale at Rokoko Gallery in Las Cruces through July 15.

day, July 15. The gallery is open noon-5 p.m. Saturdays. Info: 575522-5553. The New Mexico Watercolor Society’s Southern Chapter presents artwork by southern New Mexico and El Paso watercolorists on the theme “Nature.” The exhibit will be at the Southwest Environmental Center’s Cottonwood Gallery, 275 N. Main, Las Cruces, NM 88001. The exhibit opening will be Friday, July 7 from 5-7 p.m. during the Downtown Art Ramble. Info: 575522-5552.

Rokoko Art Gallery presents an exhibit of spectacular day and night images by local photographer Wayne Suggs. “Southwest Land & Sky Scapes,” runs through Satur-


Calling for artists Grant County The Silver City Art Association’s signature event, Red Hot Red Dot Art Couture Juried Fashion Show will be held in the afternoon on Sunday, Oct. 8 at Seedboat Gallery Courtyard, 214 W. Yankie St, Silver City. Entry fees are $10 for Silver City Art Association members and $30 for non-members. All applications must be received by 5 p.m. on July 7. Results of jurying will be announced no later than July 14. All materials are acceptable. For more information and to download a Designer’s Packet visit The Grant County Art Guild is accepting entries for the 32nd Annual Purchase Prize Exhibit. The juried show is themed “Quest for The Real West” and opens with a reception on Sept. 19 at the Pinos Altos Art Gallery. Entry forms must be postmarked by Aug. 2. The Best of Show winning entry in the Purchase Prize Exhibit is purchased for $1,500. There are many other cash prizes for other winning entries. Check the guidelines and download applications at Applications may also be picked up at many local galleries as well as Leyba and Ingalls Art Supplies in Silver City. Info: 575-590-1587 or 575-5901588.

line art with the understanding that their work must be easily converted for screen printing. The winner will receive one free booth space for Mesilla’s Dia de los Muertos on the Plaza 2017, valued at $175. Entries should be submitted on a CD or through e-mail as JPEG or PDF files. Files must be accompanied by a list detailing artwork title, size, a brief description and artist’s name, e-mail address, mailing address and phone number. The submission deadline is Aug. 1. Digital files can be e-mailed to CDs can be mailed to P.O. Box 1308, Mesilla, NM 88046. The Calavera Coalition is a not-for-profit organization and all proceeds from t-shirt and poster sales will be donated to charity.

Doña Ana County Artists in Las Cruces and Dona Ana County who are interested in opening their studios every second Saturday please contact Artist Kathleen Deasy at kdarts2u@gmail .com. Las Cruces Artist Kathleen Deasy will be hosting an open studio at her studio, 625 Van Patten Las Cruces, every second Saturday from 12 to 5 p.m. Deasy is hoping to find other area artists who will join her by opening their studios also. Contact Deasy at

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The MERC, a fine art and gift shop co-operative located at 316 Granado Street in Tularosa, is seeking new artists. There are two levels of participation with varying levels of commitment and obligation. Interested artists can email founder, Darryl Willison at greatrepnm@

The Friends of Organ Mountains Desert Peaks and Bureau of Land Management announce a call to artists to apply for the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument Artist in Residence Program to take place Sept. 1-30. Entries for the September 2017 Residency must be received via email on or before July 14. The selected Artist in Residence lives on Organ Mountains – Desert Peaks National Monument for the residency month, immersed in the landscape. For program details and application materials visit or contact Susan Singley at 575-323-1423 or email


The Calavera Coalition is looking for artists to submit original artwork for the 2017 Dia de los Muertos on the Mesilla Plaza official t-shirt and poster design. All work submitted for consideration must reflect the spirit and celebration of El Dia del los Muertos. Artwork must be in a black and white format and in pen and ink









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