Member Information CALLS FOR ARTISTS, ENTRY DEADLINES, SHOW DATES 2015-2016 DATED CALLS FOR ARTISTS Auditions for ‘Arabian Nights’ April 6-7  Auditions for the Black Box Theatre production of “Arabian Nights,” directed by Karen Caroe, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, April 6-7, at the theater, 430 N. Main St.  Needed are five men between the ages of 18 and 60 and four women between the ages of 18 and 60.  The show will run from June 1-21 with a possible extension through June 28.  Rehearsals are tentatively scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.  For more information, call 523-1223 or visit www.no-strings.org. Call for artists: Deadline April 16, 2015.  Friends of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, the Las Cruces Green Chamber of Commerce and West End Art Depot are teaming to present a show about the newest national monument, to open May 1 and continue through the end of the month. The gallery is seeking original works by artists from southern New Mexico and west Texas having to do with any aspect of the monument, which includes the Organ, Sierra de las Uvas, Robledos, Doa Ana and Potrillo mountains, Killbourne Hole and Aden Crater. Works can be in any media, and especially nontraditional materials, including installation, digital media, assemblage, performance, etc.  Digital submissions are due by Thursday, April 16, to nmartco.op@gmail.com. Submit one to three JPEG or TIFF images and a short artist bio. Entry fee is $5 per piece. Accepted works must be to the depot by Monday, April 27.  For more information, visit www.we-ad.org, call 312-9892, email nmartco.op@gmail.com or visit the gallery at 401 N. Mesilla St.  Gallery hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, noon to 3 p.m. Sunday and by appointment. Call for artists: Deadline: May 1, 2015.  The second annual Black Range and Plein Air Fine Art Show benefiting St. Jude's Research Hospital will be Oct. 9-11. Open to all fine artists and Plein Air artists: jewelers, painters, potters, fiber and glass. The juried indoor show to be held at the Mimbres Valley Event Center, 2300 E. Pine Street, Deming. Cash prizes up to $2,950. Deadline: May 1. Info: Lyn 575-546-4650, blackrangeart@gmail.com or blackrangeart.com. Call for submissions.  Deadline May 8, 2015.  The Las Cruces Museum of Art and the Potters’ Guild of Las Cruces call for submissions: Deadline May 8, 2015.  'From the Ground Up XXVI' Regional Juried Ceramics Exhibition. Submissions are open to ceramic artists living and working in states in the Rocky Mountain Time Zone region of the U.S.: New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. The exhibition runs Aug. 7 through Oct. 24.  Artists may submit up to four works for consideration. The submission fee is $30, payable to the Potters’ Guild of Las Cruces. Awards include cash prizes and Museum Purchase Awards. This year’s juror is studio artist Marcia Selsor. The deadline for submissions is postmark-date May 8. The full prospectus and submission form are available at www.pottersguildlc.com.  For more information, contact Las Cruces Museum of Art Exhibitions Curator Joy Miller at jmiller@lascruces.org. Call for submissions: Deadline May 15, 2015.  ABQ Internet Cat Video Film Festival/Competition, a screening of fantastic feline films and a new local film competition. Open to all filmmakers and pet lovers age 18 and older, and raise funds for homeless pets. Your video can showcase the funny, sweet and sometimes silly things that make cats the favorite family members. Your film (must be four minutes or less) could be animated, or created using only your cell phone — just make sure it's pet-positive and features at least one cat. Sponsored by Animal Humane New Mexico and the City of Albuquerque Film and Music Office.There is no entry fee required. Deadline is May 15. Info: CatVideos@AnimalHumaneNM.org. Call for Artist in Residence Program: Application deadline is June 1.  Bandelier National Monument is announcing an opportunity for artists to apply for this year's Artist in Residence Program at the park. Artists may be writers, composers, performing (storytellers, dancers, etc.), multi-disciplinary, or visual (photographers, sculptors, painters, etc.), artists. There is no application fee and no stipend. The successful applicants can spend up to a month living in park housing and pursuing their artistic discipline in Bandelier's inspiring and stimulating environment. They will be required to give programs for the public during the residency period, and donate an original piece of their work to Bandelier. The residency would occur between mid-September and mid-December. Info: 505-672-3861 x 517 or nps.gov/band. Applications must be received or postmarked no later than June 1. Call for artists: Deadline June 15, 2015.  Roswell Fine Arts League and the NM Miniature Arts Society.  32nd Annual Juried Art Show & Competition.  Deadline is June 15, 2015.  The show will be held August 13-23, 2015 at the Roswell Museum & Art Center in Roswell.  Entry fee: 4 pieces for $45.  Open to artists from all 50 states and all RFAL members.  Open to all mediums in photography/digital, 3-D, standard 2-D & miniatures.  Download a prospectus from www.RFAL.org or send a SASE to RFAL Show 2015, PO Box 2928, Roswell, NM 88202.  For details, email pathittle@hotmail.com or call 575-622-4985 Call for artists: Deadline for applications is June 26.  Doña Ana Arts Council is seeking artists and high-quality crafters for the 44th Annual Renaissance ArtsFaire that will be held Nov. 7-8 at Young Park. Apply online at zapplication.org/event- info.php?ID=4120. Deadline is June 26. The Renaissance ArtsFaire features approximately 180 vendor booths. Info: Michael Evans, event coordinator, 575-523-6403, events@daarts.org or daarts.org/renaissance-arts-faire. <><><><> Dona Ana Photography Club hosts workshops.  The Dona Ana Photography Club (DAPC) has announced plans for a series of photography workshops in the coming year, a “Photography Boot Camp.” These monthly workshops will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays at Southwest Environmental Center, 275 N. Main St.  This boot camp is open to the public with registration, and the cost is $5 per workshop. DAPC members may attend for free. Individuals can join the DAPC for $15 annual dues, then attend the workshops for free.  This series of workshops will begin Saturday, Mar. 7, with a workshop titled “Learning how to use your new camera.”  For more information, contact education@daphotoclub.org or 774-289-5332. Tres Manos Weaving Studios will hold weaving classes.   Mar. 14-15 and 21-22  Learn basic weaving at Tres Manos Weaving Studio! Class includes dressing the loom and weaving. Students will create a sampler in wool to take home. Take this class if you are just getting started, or as a refresher course if you are rusty and would like to review the fundamentals. Instructors will teach methods to put a warp on the loom and weave.  Intermediate classes will review dressing a loom, figuring warp measurements and ends per inch. Students will learn how to read a draft, keep a diary, repair errors and mistakes, how to plan a project and how to finish a project. Each student will complete a cotton scarf in their choice of pattern and colors.  Adult basic weaving classes are Saturday and Sunday, Mar. 14-15 and 21-22. Adult intermediate weaving classes are April 18-19 and 25-26.  Each class is four days. Cost is $150 per student, with all materials provided. Classes are limited to six students, so make reservations quickly.  Tres Manos Weaving Studio is located at 1910 Calle de Parian in Mesilla. For more information, call 635- 8914 or visit www.tresmanosweaving.orgTres Manos is a member of ArtForms. UNDATED CALLS FOR ARTISTS CALL FOR ARTISTS - Purchase Initiative.  New Mexico Arts announces the 2013 Purchase initiative and invites artists living in the state and galleries in the state to submit artwork for purchase.  All media and genres are accepted.  Information and applications:  callforentry.org. Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery accepting applications.  Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery is accepting applications for exhibitions, and encourages artists to stop by the gallery to learn more. Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery is located at 2470-A Calle de Guadalupe, across from the Fountain Theatre in Mesilla. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Sunday. For more information, call 522-2933 or visit www.mesillavalleyfinearts.com. The New Mexico Handmade, Inc. Gallery in the Old Tortilla Factory in Mesilla has space for two more artists.  All mediums are considered.  Please contact Carolyn Kuhn at ckuhn03@sprynet.com for additional information. The Rokoko Art Gallery, located at 1785 Avenida de Marcado, seeks artists for solo or group shows in a rental exhibit space on a monthly basis.  Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday, 12-5pm.  For prospectus and details, contact Mitch or Ame at alarokokomag@aol.com or call 405-8877. West End Art Depot Gallery (WE.AD).  http://www.we-ad.org/  WE.AD announces a call for regional artists interested in displaying original artwork. For more information please email  nmartco.op@gmail  or call 575-312-9892.   WE.AD is a co- operative arts incubator with art studios and workshop space in a warehouse in the Alameda Historic Depot. Private studios available now!  Memberships begin with three-month agreements. Two months' fees due at start of membership. 10% off lease balance if paid 3 months in advance!  Visit us at 401 N Mesilla St, Las Cruces, NM 88005.  Open by appointment and T/Th 9a - 12p -  Wed 6p - 8p & Sat/Sun 12p - 4p The La Mesa Station Gallery, 16205 S. U.S. Highway 28 in La Mesa, has openings for fine artists to display their original artwork in pastel, watercolor, jewelry, pottery, stained glass and textiles. Stop by the gallery to pick up an application or call, (575) 644- 3756 for information. PERFORMING ARTISTS VOCALISTS AND INSTRUMENTALS WANTED - Join the Cause, spread the music, an organization of student and community musicians on a mission to spread joy through music to those in area nursing homes, schools and churches. Info: email, edge@nmsu.edu or facebook.com/oprationspreadthemusic. THE YOUNG AT HEART CHORUS is looking for a few singers. The chorus performs Thursdays. Info: Ray Scroggins, 575-524- 0511. THE GOOD TIME SINGERS - singers needed:  The Good Time Singers are looking for senior citizen singers to join their singing group. Rehersals are at 5:30 p.m. Mondays at Trails West Clubhouse, 1450 Avenida de Mesilla. Info: Diane, 575-523-1652 or Jean, 575-5741-4520. THE MESILLA VALLEY CHORALE - Call for singers: The Mesilla Valley Chorale has rehearsals from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays at the Social Arts Center at Good Samaritan Society, 3011 Buena Vida Circle. Experienced choral singers can call Nancy at 575-647- 2560. THE NEW HORIZONS SYMPHONY Orchestra is seeking percussionists, timpani and all string players for upcoming concerts. Rehearsals are at 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at the NMSU Band Room 110 on the NMSU campus, even if you're rusty and haven't played in a long time or don't have an instrument. Info: Dr. Marianna Gabbi, 575-522-1498, kenmar@q.com. NEW DESERT HARMONY SINGERS seeking new voices.  The New Desert Harmony Singers will begin rehearsals for their upcoming 2015 summer season at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 225 W. Griggs Ave. Interested singers are welcome to attend a rehearsal. For the NDHS 10th season, the 2015 summer show will feature two wonderful medleys of great American music: “100 Years of Broadway” and “Encore! The Music of Our Times.”  Don Harlow, musical director, said, “This will be an exciting production to celebrate the chorus’ 10th season since NDHS evolved from the Las Cruces Grande Sweet Adelines Chorus into an organization for both men and women.”  NDHS membership is open to those who can sing in tune, do a few simple dance moves now and then – and have fun doing it. NDHS sings all genres of popular music. Rehearsals are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. For more information, call Harlow at 373- 1816 or email NDHSingers@gmail.com. NEW DESERT HARMONY SINGERS: Rehearsals for the 2015 summer season are at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 225 W. Griggs Ave. Interested singers are welcome to attend. NDHS Membership is open to those who can sing in tune, do a few simple dance moves and have fun doing it. NDHS sings all genres of popular music. Rehearsals are 6:30- 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays . Info: Don Harlow, musical director, 575-373-1816 or NDHSingers@gmail.com.  St. Paul's United Methodist Church is a member of ArtForms. THE RIO GRANDE RECORDERS is seeking new bass, tenor and alto players. The group conducts monthly sessions and weekly practices. They play Baroque and Renaissance music, as well as sounds from older and modern eras. Experienced and new players are welcome. Info: rgrecorders.org or call 575-522-1742. CELESTIAL SOUNDS CHOIR, Las Cruces' community women's choir is seeking new members for their repertoire of three, four and six-part choral music. They have semiannual concerts. Info: Director Carol Nike, 575-202-9646 or carol_nike@hotmail.com. SEEKING A SINGER:  A local barbershop quartet is seeking an outgoing lead (melody) singer. Tenor range. Those interested must love the old songs and reading music is a plus. Info: Chuck Riggs, 575-521-1729. DOO WOP SINGERS NEEDED:  Desert Doo Wop vocal group is looking to form in New Mexico.  Needed are bilingual vocalists familiar with ‘50s and ‘60s vocal harmony and music like El Trio Los Panchos.  A guitar player who can sing and harmonize would be a great addition to the organization.  Info:  575-267-8836. CALL FOR SINGERS: THE MESILLA VALLEY CHORALE has rehearsals from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays at the Social Arts Center at Good Samaritan Society, 3011 Buena Vida Circle. Experienced choral singers can call Nancy at 575-647-2560. DONA ANA YOUTH CHOIR: Boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 13 are welcome to audition at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 255 W. Griggs Ave. Cost per singer is $50 per semester. For rehearsal times and information, call 575-527-4163. Singing Out: Las Cruces LGBTA community chorus welcomes new members and will resume rehearsals at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Peace Lutheran Church, 1701 Missouri Ave. Rehearsals are every Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Info: singingoutlascruces@gmail.com. <><><><> NATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR ARTISTS - Shows, calls for artists and national opportunities for artists.  Listings of art deadlines around the country.  Sign up for the free email listing at: http://artdeadlineslist.com/subscribe/freelist.html CLOUDCROFT ART WORKSHOPS - class schedule available for 2015.  Click here for the flyer.  DOC XANADU GALLERY - ArtForms has received a number of e-mail announcements from the Xanadu Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Their newsletter contains art information that may be of interest to our members.  If you would like to receive your own copy of this newsletter in the future, sign up for their mailing list here. The Taos Institute for Glass Arts is leading an endeavor to put glass art on the map in New Mexico. Organizers would like to include as many artists, galleries, schools, resources and events as possible to contribute to the state's robust studio glass movement. Their aim is to create a guide that supports and advertises glass artists, galleries and pieces. For information on the New Mexico Art Glass Trails, contact Toni Hippeli, (575) 613-6484, toni@tiganm.org. <><><><> You may find that some applications must be made through ZAPP, CaFÉ™ or ART DEADLINES LIST.  Below is information on how to create accounts and find more information about a particular Call for Artists.  The shows are national but in some cases they can be searched for by state.  ZAPP  https://www.zapplication.org/  Like most online systems, the first step is to register for a new account. Registration is free  and provides you with the opportunity to receive weekly emails and event mailings about upcoming events and important deadlines.  Go here for information on how to apply:  https://www.zapplication.org/help-center.php?page=how-to-apply CaFÉ™ - CallForEntry - https://www.callforentry.org/   CallforEntry.org™, also known as CaFÉ™ is a Web-based service that allows organizations and administrators to easily and cost-effectively manage artist-application and jury processes related to calls for entry and other events. The service is especially designed for use with public art projects, artist fellowships, juried visual-arts competitions, and many other types of calls for entry.  You must have an account in order to apply to Calls For ARtists.  There is no cost to register your profile.  Go here for information on how to apply for an account:  https://www.callforentry.org/faq.phtml ART DEADLINES LIST - http://artdeadlineslist.com/  Sign up for their newsletter which lists art events and opportunities you can apply for.  The newsletter is free.  http://artdeadlineslist.com/subscribe/freelist.html