Member Information CALLS FOR ARTISTS, ENTRY DEADLINES, SHOW DATES 2015-2016 DATED CALLS FOR ARTISTS Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks Nat’l Monument seeks artists.  Deadline is Monday, February 29, 2016.  The Friends of Organ Mountains Desert Peaks and the Bureau of Land Management announce a call to artists to apply for the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument Artist- in-Residence Program to take place during the month of May.  The Artist-in-Residence program educates and promotes the appreciation, protection and preservation of natural and cultural resources on public lands. The residency provides an artist the opportunity to interact with the public to better enhance the understanding of the public lands as well as the unique qualities an artist’s eye can capture. Entries for the 2016 Spring Residency must be received via email on or before Monday, Feb. 29.  The Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument was established May 21, 2014. As part of the National Conservation Lands System, the nearly 497,000 acres are some of the West’s most iconic landscapes. The Bureau of Land Management manages the National Monument.  For more information, program details and application materials visit http://organmountainsdesertpeaks. org/ art-ist in-residence, or contact Ben Gabriel at 323-1423 or Branigan Cultural Center opens call for 2017 proposals.  Deadline is Tuesday, March 18, 2016.  Branigan Cultural Center, located on Main Street Downtown with the Las Cruces Museum of Art and the Museum of Nature and Science, seeks proposals for exhibits with themes of cultural and historical significance to the Southwest to be presented in 2017. Branigan Cultural Center is accepting submissions from artists (solo and group), from formal and informal scholars and from cultural heritage organizations.  To apply, email your proposal to no later than 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 18. Proposals must include proposal and exemption forms which can be found at the BCC website,  Applications needs to include a brief (1-4 paragraphs), should include artist( s) statement or group’s mission, 5 to 10 JPEG images of proposed work (or those of similar style and quality) and linear and/or square footage needs. Exhibits will run for a 6- to 12week period. Incomplete or late proposals will not be accepted.  For more information, visit http:// or stop by the museum and speak to the receptionist. The Branigan Cultural Center is located at 501 N. Main St. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Call 541-2154. UNDATED CALLS FOR ARTISTS Desert Roots Artists’ Market and Gallery, 1001 S. Solano Drive, extends a call to artists in all media to showcase works in February and March. Submissions now being considered. For more information, call Cynthia at 575-652-7366. 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 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. 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 Every Other Tuesday: Feliz Navidad! preview at 6:30 pm Tuesday, Dec. 8, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main St. Highlights from the upcoming Feliz Navidad! Christmas In Song And Dance will be presented, highlighting the cultural celebrations of the Borderlands. Every Other Tuesday is a Doña Ana Arts Council program that showcases local. Free. Info: 575-523-6403 or Los Pastores del Valle de Mesilla: Performances at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, and at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at Basilica of San Albino in Mesilla. You are invited to the 53rd season of the original Christmas play Los Pastores del Valle de Mesilla. Free. Info: Christine, 575-523-5345. Las Cruces Ukes Concert: 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at the Good Samaritan auditorium, 3011 Buena Vida Circle. The Las Cruces Ukes, a community group of ukulele enthusiasts, will perform a free holiday concert. Under the guidance of Bob Hull, they'll be featuring beloved songs of the holiday season, along with some of their anytime favorites. Info: KRWG presents El Paso Brass: 7 pm Thursday, Dec. 10, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Composed of key members of the El Paso Symphony Orchestra and other distinguished musicians from the Southwest, the ensemble is renowned for outstanding musicianship and the diversity of its repertoire. Adult general admission tickets are $15 and children ages 6 to 8 are $7.50. Tickets available at, the Rio Grande Theatre box office, KRWG FM, The Cutter Gallery and Better Life Pet Food. Tickets and info: 575-646-2222 or Mesilla Valley Teen Singers Christmas Concert: 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, at University Presbyterian Church, 2010 Wisconsin St., behind Milagro's and Lorenzo's. The free concert and dessert reception are Mesilla Valley's Teen singers gift to the community. Info: CALLS FOR PERFORMING ARTISTS Call for bands: The New Mexico Jazz Workshop invites New Mexico-based jazz, blues or salsa bands to apply for consideration to perform next year in a New Mexico Jazz Workshop concert or event. The application is open now through Dec. 15. For the submission criteria and an online application, visit Applications will only be accepted through the online submission process through Dec.15. No late applications will be accepted. 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 CELESTIAL SOUNDS CHOIR, Las Cruces’ choir of women who love to sing, has begun rehearsals for its spring show. The repertoire will include lyrical choral pieces by Gwyneth Walker, Eric Whitacre, Persichetti and more. Rehearsals are 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays at Peace Lutheran Church, 1701 E. Missouri Ave. Two concert dates are planned for mid-May.  If you are interested in joining, contact Carol Nike at 202-9646 or Carol_ 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.   Singing Out, a choir comprised of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allies is seeking new members. No auditions or music-reading ability is required. For more information, visit or email  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.