Member Information CALLS FOR ARTISTS, ENTRY DEADLINES, SHOW DATES 2015-2016 DATED CALLS FOR ARTISTS Aa Studios calls for 2016 exhibition proposals.  Call for Artists: Aa Studios, 2645 Doña Ana Road, is calling for regional artists to exhibit. 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, resumé, and 8 jpeg images (4” on the longest edge at 150 dpi) to 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 For more information on the Potters’ Guild of Las Cruces, visit 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- 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 or 774-289-5332. 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: 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 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 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. 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  The Doña Ana Arts Council is a member of ArtForms. PERFORMING ARTISTS 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 Music on the Patio: 2-5 p.m. Sunday at Rio Grande Winery, 5321 Highway 28 (at mile marker 25). Featuring the band O&Co., bluegrass. Info: 575-524-3985 or CALLS FOR PERFORMING ARTISTS LCCT holds ‘Shrek: The Musical’ auditions.  Las Cruces Community Theatre will hold auditions for “Shrek: The Musical” by Jeanine Tesori and David Lindsay-Abaire at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, at the theater, 313 N. Main St.  The show will be directed by Janet Beatty-Payne, music directed by Megan McQueen and choreographed by Karlos Saucedo. There will be 11 performances Thursdays through Sundays Dec. 4-20.  Needed are numerous men and women ages 7 to 60. No roles pre-cast. Children and teens are encouraged to audition for a number of roles of the Fairy Tale Creatures, Young Shrek, Young Fiona and Teen Fiona.  Auditioners should prepare a Broadway-style song. An accompanist will be provided, so bring sheet music. A short dance routine will be taught as part of the audition. The role of Shrek requires an actor 6’3” or taller.  For more information, contact Beatty-Payne at president@ or visit ‘On Golden Pond’ auditions at Black Box Theatre.  No Strings Theatre Company and Black Box Theater are looking for a young man age 13 to 15 for the role of young Billy Ray in the upcoming production of “On Golden Pond.”  Auditions will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Oct. 4-5, at the Black Box Theatre Annex, 717-A N. Mesquite St. All other roles have been cast.  Rehearsals will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. weeknights throughout October and November. “On Golden Pond” opens Nov. 20 and runs through Dec. 6, with a possible extension through Dec. 13. Performances are Fridays through Sundays.  For more information, contact Director larrychandler at 523-4463 or LCCT accepting submissions for 2016-17 season.  Las Cruces Community Theatre is now accepting play and musical submissions for its 53rd season. If you are an experienced director and would like to submit a work, please visit and download the director’s application packet and submit the required items for consideration by the theater’s play reading committee.  If you are not an experienced director, but would like to be considered down the road to direct, we can provide opportunities as an assistant director to help you gain the knowledge and experience necessary.  LCCT is always looking for new directors, actors, and volunteers in all areas and would love to have the community involved. See our website for ways to volunteer and for emails of board members who can answer questions.  All submissions must be postmarked on or before Nov. 1. Please include appropriate contact information and a self-addressed stamped envelope if you wish to have your script returned. Mail submissions to: Patrick Payne- LCCT Playreading Chair, 3040 Jennifer Street Las Cruces, NM 88005.  The 53rd season lineup will be announced by the end of January 2016. A list of plays previously presented at LCCT can be found at http://lcctnm. org/50-years-of-theatre. THE YOUNG AT HEART CHORUS is looking for a few singers. The chorus performs Thursdays. Info: Ray Scroggins, 575-524- 0511. 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 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, 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 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  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: 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 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: 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 <><><><> 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: 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, <><><><> 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.