CALLS FOR ARTISTS, ENTRY DEADLINES, SHOW DATES
DATED CALLS FOR ARTISTS
Call for artists: July 12. Artists wanted for July arts and crafts show Artists and fine crafts people are wanted for a one-
afternoon arts and crafts show at the Elks Lodge 1119, 3000 Elks Drive, to be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 12. Artwork
may include paintings, drawings, pastels, fine crafts such as wood carving and burning, gourd art, stained glass, mosaics, clay
work, fabric art and more. Tables or small spaces for easels are $25. Reservations can be made by calling Phyllis at 575-505-
4352. Checks should be made out to BPO Elks 1119 and may be mailed to Elks Lodge, 3000 Elks Drive, Las Cruces, NM 88005
with the memo “art show.”
Call for Submission: Deadline July 15, 2015. New Plays is currently seeking unpublished plays by Las Cruces and El Paso
area playwrights for a public reading series to take place during the 2015-2016 season at the Black Box Theatre. Selected plays
will be presented in rehearsed concert-style readings. Full-length plays for consideration should be submitted by sending an
electronic copy of the script (PDF or Word only) to WriteOnNewPlays@gmail.com. Deadline for submission is July 15.
Call for Artists: Deadline July 17, 2015: Jardin de los Niños is searching for Las Cruces artists from a variety of mediums to
participate in the center's expanded Holiday Card campaign. Subject matter in any of the following categories is being sought:
holiday/winter, southwestern, children—the artist is limited by his or her own imagination. Artists are to submit their work at Jardin
de los Niños, 999 W. Amador Ave., through 5 p.m. July 17. A committee will judge the artwork, and finalists will be named on July
31. Info: Audrey Hartley, Jardin de los Niños, 575-522-2111.
Call for Artists: Deadline July 31, 2015. Ardovino's Desert Crossing invites local artists to participate in the 15th annual
Artistic Celebration of Our Mountains juried exhibition. Artists can submit up to six pieces inspired by the region's mountains either
by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, in person at office or by mail to: Ardovino's Desert Crossing, 1 Ardovinos Dr., Sunland
Park, NM 88063. Deadline is July 31. Info: 575-882-2393, ext. 3. For more information click here.
Call for artists: Proposals due by Nov. 15. Aa Studios, 2645 Doña Ana Road, is calling for regional artists to exhibit in 2015.
The 17-foot by 25-foot studio/gallery features fine contemporary art from emerging artists and artists with limited local gallery
representation. Owner Roy van der Aa opened his working studio as a gallery in August 2012 and participates in the North Valley
Art Loop openings every three months. Five two-month slots are currently available taking either two feature walls or the whole
gallery. The gallery has posted hours three days per month and is open by appointment the rest of the month. There is no fee to
apply or show, but the gallery takes a 20 percent commission on work sold. Interested artists can email a proposal, short artist bio,
résumé, and 8 jpeg images (4" on the longest edge at 150 dpi) to email@example.com. Proposals are due by Nov. 15. Info:
575-520-8752. Roy van der Aa is a member of ArtForms.
Fiber and fabric artists wanted. The Potters’ Guild of Las Cruces invites artists who work in fabric and fiber to collaborate with
Potters’ Guild clay artists to create works for the biennial show “Fire and Fiber” 2016. For more information and to team
up with a Potters’ Guild artist, contact Mary Lou LaCasse at 640-0182 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the
Potters’ Guild of Las Cruces, visit www.pottersguildlc.com.
On Exhibit: Every month the Doña Ana Arts Council welcomes local artists to exhibit in the El Paso Electric Gallery in the lobby
of the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main St. Regular exhibit hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Info: 575-523-6403
or riograndetheatre.com. The Doña Ana Arts Council is a member of ArtForms.
Studio Program's Fall Sessions: Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 North Main St., announces the start of new classes and
instructors. The first session will start Wednesday, Sept. 9 and runs through Oct. 21 and the second will run Oct. 28 through Dec.
16, with a break the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition ranges from $60 to $110 per session. Children's courses include a
homeschoolers art class with gallery emphasis, after school mixed media, and children's ceramics. Adult programs include
ceramics (beginner, intermediate/advanced), landscape painting, oil painting, art critique and technique, and classical drawing.
Info: 575-541-2137 or las-cruces.org/museums.
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 email@example.com or 774-289-5332.
Call for Artists: !OYE! calls for all art forms, small and large, that portray the incorporation of sustainable living practices on
Earth. Individual and group installations, demonstrations, exhibits and pieces are welcome. There are no entry fees. !Oye!
Celebrating Visions for the Future will take place at 1 p.m. Oct. 10 and 8 p.m. Oct. 11. Stir up public ingenuity and get involved in a
30-hour festival on seven blocks of Main Street in downtown Las Cruces to celebrate positive outlooks for the future. The
community-initiated festival of awareness is free. Deadline is Tuesday, Aug. 4. Applications and info: call/text, 575-405-4142 or
Call for Artists: The Calavera Coalition is looking for artists to submit original artwork for the 2015 Dia de los Muertos on the
Mesilla Plaza official T-shirt and poster design. Artists of all ages and regions are eligible. 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
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 2015, valued at $175. Entries should be submitted on a CD or through email
as JPEG or PDF files. Files must be accompanied by a list detailing artwork title, size, a brief description and artist's name, email
address, mailing address and phone number. Deadline to receive submissions is Aug. 20. Digital files can be emailed to
firstname.lastname@example.org and CDs can be mailed to P.O. Box 1308, Mesilla, NM 88046.
Call for Artists: Fine Arts Photography Show will be the subject of the August exhibit at the Deming Art Center. A $25 entry fee
covers one to three entries. Cash awards and ribbons will be given. Info: Deming Art Center, 575-546-3663 or demingarts.org.
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
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 email@example.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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Never Forget Concert: 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at the Red Hawk Golf Club, 7502 Red Hawk Road. Shenandoah Band will
perform. Ticket are $20 for adults and $15 for NMSU students, kids, active and retired military and first responders. Tickets
available at the Red Hawk Golf Club. Info: 575-373-8100 or golflascruces.com.
Tickets on Sale Now: Singing for Shelter Concert to Homeless Youth will take place at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Rio Grande
Theatre, 211 N. Main St. Local resident Domenic Metta is producing the concert and will benefit Casa Q, the only facility of its kind
providing services and safe living options for homeless LGBTQ youth throughout New Mexico. Headlining the event is Ryan
Desiato, Sarah McSweeney and La Cella Bella. composed of Alison Reynolds, Alicia Dolan, Debbie Eckles and Tatianna Dickens,
all from the Las Cruces area. Tickets are $22 and $28. Tickets are on sale now. For tickets or information, call 575-523-6403 or
NMSU Music Department: NMSU welcomed the new director of choral studies Dr. John Flanery, associate professor on Aug. 27.
Flanery comes from the University of Kentucky where he received his master's and doctorate degrees. Anyone interested in
auditioning for Masterworks Community Chorus, call 575-646-1306 or email email@example.com.
THE YOUNG AT HEART CHORUS is looking for a few singers. The chorus performs Thursdays. Info: Ray Scroggins, 575-524-
VOZ VAQUEROS: Voz Vaqueros, men singers, rehearsals from 7-9 p.m. Mondays at the Village at Northrise, 2880 N.
Roadrunner Pkwy. Info: 575-525-9819 or 575-740-4653.
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
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-
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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,
firstname.lastname@example.org or facebook.com/oprationspreadthemusic.
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, email@example.com.
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