Member Information CALLS FOR ARTISTS, ENTRY DEADLINES, SHOW DATES 2015-2016 DATED CALLS FOR ARTISTS 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 Submission: Deadline July 15, 2015.  New Plays is currently seeking unpublished plays by Las Cruces and El Paso area playwrights for a public reading series to take place during the 2015-2016 season at the Black Box Theatre. Selected plays will be presented in rehearsed concert-style readings. Full-length plays for consideration should be submitted by sending an electronic copy of the script (PDF or Word only) to WriteOnNewPlays@gmail.com. Deadline for submission is July 15. Call for Artists: Deadline July 17, 2015: Jardin de los Niños is searching for Las Cruces artists from a variety of mediums to participate in the center's expanded Holiday Card campaign. Subject matter in any of the following categories is being sought: holiday/winter, southwestern, children—the artist is limited by his or her own imagination. Artists are to submit their work at Jardin de los Niños, 999 W. Amador Ave., through 5 p.m. July 17. A committee will judge the artwork, and finalists will be named on July 31. Info: Audrey Hartley, Jardin de los Niños, 575-522-2111. Call for Artists: Deadline July 31, 2015.  Ardovino's Desert Crossing invites local artists to participate in the 15th annual Artistic Celebration of Our Mountains juried exhibition. Artists can submit up to six pieces inspired by the region's mountains either by e-mail at submissions@ardovinos.com, in person at office or by mail to: Ardovino's Desert Crossing, 1 Ardovinos Dr., Sunland Park, NM 88063. Deadline is July 31. Info: 575-882-2393, ext. 3.  For more information click here. <><><><> 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 education@daphotoclub.org or 774-289-5332. Call for Artists: !OYE! calls for all art forms, small and large, that portray the incorporation of sustainable living practices on Earth. Individual and group installations, demonstrations, exhibits and pieces are welcome. There are no entry fees. !Oye! Celebrating Visions for the Future will take place at 1 p.m. Oct. 10 and 8 p.m. Oct. 11. Stir up public ingenuity and get involved in a 30-hour festival on seven blocks of Main Street in downtown Las Cruces to celebrate positive outlooks for the future. The community-initiated festival of awareness is free. Deadline is Tuesday, Aug. 4. Applications and info: call/text, 575-405-4142 or oyecruces.weebly.com. Call for Artists: The Calavera Coalition is looking for artists to submit original artwork for the 2015 Dia de los Muertos on the Mesilla Plaza official T-shirt and poster design. Artists of all ages and regions are eligible. All work submitted for consideration must reflect the spirit and celebration of El Dia del los Muertos. Artwork must be in a black-and-white format and in pen-and-ink line art with the understanding that their work must be easily converted for screen printing. The winner will receive one free booth space for Mesilla's Dia de los Muertos on the Plaza 2015, valued at $175. Entries should be submitted on a CD or through email as JPEG or PDF files. Files must be accompanied by a list detailing artwork title, size, a brief description and artist's name, email address, mailing address and phone number. Deadline to receive submissions is Aug. 20. Digital files can be emailed to calaveracoalition@gmail.com and CDs can be mailed to P.O. Box 1308, Mesilla, NM 88046. 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 demingarts.org. 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:  callforentry.org. 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 www.mesillavalleyfinearts.com. 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 ckuhn03@sprynet.com 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 alarokokomag@aol.com or call 405-8877. West End Art Depot Gallery (WE.AD).  http://www.we-ad.org/  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 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, edge@nmsu.edu or facebook.com/oprationspreadthemusic. 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, kenmar@q.com. 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 NDHSingers@gmail.com. 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 NDHSingers@gmail.com.  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: rgrecorders.org 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 carol_nike@hotmail.com. 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: singingoutlascruces@gmail.com. <><><><> 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: http://artdeadlineslist.com/subscribe/freelist.html 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, toni@tiganm.org. <><><><> 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  https://www.zapplication.org/  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:  https://www.zapplication.org/help-center.php?page=how-to-apply CaFÉ™ - CallForEntry - https://www.callforentry.org/   CallforEntry.org™, 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:  https://www.callforentry.org/faq.phtml ART DEADLINES LIST - http://artdeadlineslist.com/  Sign up for their newsletter which lists art events and opportunities you can apply for.  The newsletter is free.  http://artdeadlineslist.com/subscribe/freelist.html