Member Information CALLS FOR ARTISTS, ENTRY DEADLINES, SHOW DATES DATED CALLS FOR ARTISTS, PERFORMERS AND MUSICIANS - 2014-2015 - Call for submissions: Deadline February 27, 2015.  The Las Cruces Museum of Art, in partnership with the Stanlee Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, University of Texas at El Paso, announces its open call for submissions for "Here and Now," a regional exhibition to be displayed at both venues May through July. Artists living and working within a 150-mile radius of Las Cruces are eligible. To submit: Online, digital submissions will be accepted through Feb. 27. Download complete submissions guidelines at Info: Joy Miller, 575-541-2221 or  For more information click here: DOC  Call for entries | deadline March 1, 2015 | Santa Fe.  A call for entries for the Santa Fe Plein Air Festival (formerly Plein Air Santa Fe), sponsored by Plein Air Painters of New Mexico remains open until March 1, 2015.  Entries must be submitted online via CaFE (, where an event prospectus and full calendar are available for viewing.  Over $10,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded.  For details, visit Call for artists: Deadline April 1, 2015.  The Tombaugh Gallery wants regional artists within in a 300-mile radius of Las Cruces to submit proposals for exhibitions for the 2016 calendar year. Non-traditional media or subject matter welcome. All artwork must be for sale. Submissions should contain a letter of proposal with information about the artist, type of work to be shown and USB flash drive containing eight representative images as JPG files. Submissions should be postmarked no later than April 1. Submissions will be reviewed, and applicants will be notified by May 1, at which time possible show dates will be discussed. Artists/shows not selected will be notified at the same time. Artists who prefer to send an electronic submission may contact Judy Licht at for instructions. Send submissions to: Judy Licht, Committee Chairperson, c/o Unitarian Universalist Church of Las Cruces, 2000 S. Solano Drive, Las Cruces, N.M. 88001. Info: visit 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, or UNDATED CALLS FOR ARTISTS, PERFORMERS AND MUSICIANS University Art Gallery Biannual Banner Project seeks submissions.  The NMSU University Art Gallery (UAG) invites artists of all levels, ages and locations to submit digital files of original works in consideration for our first-ever UAG Biannual Banner Project. In conjunction with the exhibition opening of “Las Cruces Creates,” the theme of this Banner Project asks local artists to create original pieces.  The project’s objective is to create an outdoor gallery experience, which echoes the exhibition within the UAG. All media are welcome, with no limitation on specific artistic tools or techniques. Marisa Sage, curator of “Las Cruces Creates” and the new director of the UAG, and Julia M. Barello, academic department head of the NMSU Art Department, will choose up to six artists whose works will be reproduced on to high-quality outdoor banners and hung on the banner systems installed on the outer walls of D.W. Williams Hall.  A reception for the selected artist will be held in conjunction with the ‘opening of “Las Cruces Creates” on Feb. 6. More information on submission deadlines, guidelines and registration coming soon. The University Art Gallery (UAG).   Las Cruces Connects invites all artists, art galleries and arts organization in Las Cruces to create programing over the weekend of February 6-8, 2015, for a collective weekend of arts.  For details, contact NMSU University Art Gallery director Marisa Sage at or 646-6110. Call for teen artists and performers for a February, 2015 event.  The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department is issuing a call for teen artists to submit their work for a special free show called “Chaos Collaboration,” an art show and open mic competition for teens, by teens, bringing a fresh angle to today’s art.The art exhibition “Chaos Collaboration” will be Feb. 20-27, 2015, at the Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 W. Bell St. Public viewing hours will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 23- 27. An artists’ reception and open mic will be held at the center from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 20. The art exhibition will feature original artwork and open mic performances by Las Cruces teens from sixth through 12th grade.  “Chaos Collaboration” empowers teen artists to create artwork for an exhibition, to showcase their talents and incorporate themselves fully in the community. Research has shown that participation in the arts improves one’s physical and psychological well-being, and is a driver for the creation of social capital.  The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department Teen Programs provide social, recreational, athletic and artistic opportunities for teens throughout the community. For more information about “Chaos Collaboration” or teen programming, contact Recreation Programs at 541-2455. The TTY number is 541-2772. Call for Artists: Deming Arts Center, 100 S. Gold St., in Deming. February 2015, Fiber Arts Exhibition: This exhibition will be open to quilters, weavers, garment designers and wood workers. A $25.00 entry fee will be used to provide cash awards to accompany ribbons. Info: 575-564-3663. Call for Artists: Deming Arts Center, 100 S. Gold St., in Deming. January 2015. Lines, Lines and More Lines — A Graphic Arts Exhibition. Graphic art typically is two-dimensional and includes calligraphy, photography, drawing, painting, printmaking, lithography, typography, serigraphy (silk-screen printing), drawing, computer graphics. Graphic art also consists of drawn plans and layouts for interior and architectural designs. $25 for up to three pieces. Info: DAC, 575-546-3663. 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: 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, or 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 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, 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 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 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 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. FILM CREW NEEDED -  A movie crew is needed for Alan Riehl's "Angel Falls." Needed are a movie director, location coordinator, film crew, wardrobe and more. Filming will take place in Las Cruces. Pay is negotiable. Info: 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. AMERICAN SOUTHWEST THEATRE COMPANY auditions announced  The American Southwest Theatre Company (ASTC) at New Mexico State University Theatre Arts announces auditions for its spring 2015 productions, “Other Desert Cities” by John Robin Baitz and “Twelfth Night” by Shakespeare. Needed are men and women 18 years and older. All actors are asked to prepare two contrasting monologues 60 seconds in length each.  For “Other Desert Cities,” prepare a 60-second contemporary monologue. For “Twelfth Night,” prepare a 60-second classical (preferably Shakespearean) monologue.  Auditions will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at the NMSU Center for the Arts, 100 E. University Ave.. Callbacks are scheduled for the following day. Auditioners may register at  For more information, call Mike Wise at 646-5418. 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: <><><><> CLASS SCHEDULE AVAILABLE FOR 2015 - CLOUDCROFT ART WORKSHOPS.  Click here for the flyer.  DOC AA STUDIOS located at 2645 Doña Ana Road in Las Cruces is calling for regional artists to exhibit in 2015. The 17’ x 25’ 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 3 months. Five 2-month slots are still available taking either a feature wall or the whole gallery. The gallery has posted hours 3 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 commission on work sold. Students and professionals without gallery representation in Doña Ana County are welcome to apply.  Proposals are due by December 15, 2014.  Interested artists can email a proposal, short artist bio, resumé, and 8 jpeg images (4” on the longest edge at 150 dpi) to For details, call 1-575-520-8752. 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. 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 or call 405-8877. 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 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 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. 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: 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, <><><><> 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  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: CaFÉ™ - CallForEntry -™, 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: ART DEADLINES LIST -  Sign up for their newsletter which lists art events and opportunities you can apply for.  The newsletter is free.