Member Information CALLS FOR ARTISTS, ENTRY DEADLINES, SHOW DATES 2015-2016 DATED CALLS FOR ARTISTS 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 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  For more information, contact Las Cruces Museum of Art Exhibitions Curator Joy Miller at 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: 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 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 or send a SASE to RFAL Show 2015, PO Box 2928, Roswell, NM 88202.  For details, email or call 575-622-4985 Call for Artists: Deadline June 16, 2015.  It is time to enter the annual award show and sale, America the Beautiful at Crossland Gallery, 500 W. Paisano, El Paso. Deadline to enter June 16. Info: Karla Zanelli, 915-534-7377 or 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 info.php?ID=4120. Deadline is June 26. The Renaissance ArtsFaire features approximately 180 vendor booths. Info: Michael Evans, event coordinator, 575-523-6403, or 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 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 <><><><> 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. Doña Ana Arts Council announces Career Art Path - June 15-26.  The Doña Ana Arts Council proudly presents its annual Career Arts Path (CAP) program for middle school students interested in exploring career fields within the arts. Designed for students entering the fifth through eighth grades, CAP is a two-week immersion program in the visual arts, exposing attendees to different artistic callings via hands-on learning experiences, field trips and exhibits of their work. The CAP program will be held June 15-26 at Alma d’Arte Charter High School, 402 W. Court Ave.  Career Art Path provides an opportunity for 30-40 middle school students to explore a wide range of various aspects of art in depth, including ceramics, drawing and painting. They are able to experiment with many new media often presented to them by artists working in that field. With several field trips, the students are able to see many kinds of careers. 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. PERFORMING ARTISTS No Strings Theatre Company holds auditions June 14, 2015.   No Strings Theatre Company will hold auditions for “Bob: A Life in Five Acts” at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 14, at the Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Main St.  Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Needed are three men and two women, any age. The character of Bob is followed from birth to old age. Four chorus members will play multiple roles. A copy of the script is on reserve at the Research Help Desk at Branigan Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave.  “Bob: A Life in Five Acts,” by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, is an absurdist tale of the American dream and one man’s odyssey from a White Castle hamburger stand through the rest stops of America on his way to find himself. It is a comic exploration of American mythology and values, the treacherous pursuit of happiness and discovering what it means to be truly “great.” No Strings Theatre Company Artistic Director Ceil Herman directs. Performance dates are Aug. 21 to Sept. 6, with a possible extension to Sept. 13 depending on audience response.  For more information, contact Herman at nstcbbt@ and visit Black Box Theatre hosts Acting Class for Children  June 8-12, 2015.  An Acting Class for Children ages 9 to 15 will be taught at the Black Box Theatre Annex, located at 717-A N. Mesquite St., from Monday through Friday, June 8-12.  Carole Schorr, a Hollywood talent manager, teaches acting in a nurturing, fun and supportive environment, helping children build confidence, improve memory and gain discipline. Schorr’s clients have appeared in “The Young and the Restless,” “General Hospital,” “Dumb and Dumber,” “Monk” and “NCIS: Los Angeles,” in more than 500 national commercials and have made several Broadway appearances.  Classes will be from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The cost is $150, with a $30 non-refundable deposit, applied to the cost of the class.  For more information or to make reservations, call Schorr at 556-9719 or email her at 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. 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: <><><><> 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.