Member Information CALLS FOR ARTISTS, ENTRY DEADLINES, SHOW DATES DATED CALLS FOR ARTISTS, PERFORMERS AND MUSICIANS - 2014 - February 7, 2014 - Reception Member Art Show at the Branigan Cultural Center - Hours 5pm to 7pm   The show continues through March 1, 2014 February 28, 2014 - Deadline - Call for Nominations: The Doña Ana Arts Council seeks nominations for this year's Community Arts Awards. If you know someone in the community who deserves to be recognized for their support of the arts, nominate them by requesting a form at 575-523-6403, or emailing, Award categories are The Papen Family Award, Debi True Rounds Newcomer Award, Arts in Education Award, Community Arts Award, Art in Public Places and Excellence in Public Services to the Arts. Deadline to submit nominations is Feb. 28. February 28, 2014 - Deadline - Call For Artists - The GFWC Progress Club is announcing a “Call to Artists” for the annual art auction sponsored by KCOS 13 in El Paso.  Art donations will be selected by a special committee both for display in KCOS’s viewers’ guide and website. Pieces will be selected based on the level of quality and those deemed suitable for live television.  The deadline to submit art is Friday, February 28, 2014.  It can be dropped off at KCOS or a schedule could be arranged to pick up as necessary.  All donations are tax deductible.  The live on-air auction will take place April 3, 5, and 6.  Call 915-594-5345 for additional information.  For more information click here. March 3, 2014 - Take Down of Member Art Show at the Branigan - 9am to 12pm UNDATED CALLS FOR ARTISTS, PERFORMERS AND MUSICIANS 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: CALL FOR ARTISTS - 2014 Black Range Art Show - Plein Air Show: The Black Range Fine Art and Plein Air Show needs artists to submit work for the Wounded Warrior Project and the two day event held in October. There is a $2,400 cash prize. Info/prospectus: 575-546-4650,, 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 NEW HORIZONS SYMPHONY seeks cello, bass and violin players. Join rehearsals at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the NMSU Band Room on the NMSU campus. Info: Millie, 575-522-5571. THE NEW DESERT HARMONY SINGERS:  The group will begin rehearsals and auditions for their Christmas season, Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. at the St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 225 W. Griggs Ave. Those interested in joining are welcome to attend rehearsal. Info: 575-373-1816. 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: or call 575-522-1742. CELESTIAL SOUNDS CHOIR, Las Cruces' community women's choir, needs 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 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. <><><><> 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: 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 for additional information. West End Art Depot Gallery (WE.AD).  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 Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery, located at 2470-A Calle de Guadalupe, across from the Fountain Theatre, has openings for fine artists to display their work. For more information, call 522-2933 or stop by the gallery. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Sunday.  Information:  For more information, call 522-2933 or stop by the gallery. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Sunday. 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. 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,