2017 Las Cruces Arts Fair

THE DOÑA ANA ARTS COUNCIL ANNOUCES
THE 7th ANNUAL LAS CRUCES ARTS FAIR

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MARCH 17, 18, & 19 AT THE
LAS CRUCES CONVENTION CENTER

The Las Cruces Arts Fair opens on Friday, March 17 at 6:00 PM at the Las Cruces Convention Center. In its 7th year, the Arts Fair features original work by fine artists from throughout the United States and Mexico. This year, much to the delight of all, the Arts Fair fills the entire Convention Center, utilizing both ball rooms. It is a showcase of incredible work from ninety four artists who were selected by a jury of local arts professionals. There are many returning artists, even more new artists, and emerging student artists. Patrons who purchase opening night tickets are free to return on Saturday or Sunday.

Opening night festivities begin at 6:00 PM. Patrons may visit the cantina, browse the silent auction tables, visit with the artists, and listen to live entertainment. New this year will be a “Quick Draw” contest with cash prizes. Participating Quick Draw artists will draw, paint and compose between 6 -7:30 pm while patrons have the opportunity to view the working artists. At 7:45 pm, the art work will be auctioned by a live auctioneer. Proceeds of each sale will be split between the artist and the Dona Ana Arts Council. Cash prizes will be awarded for Best of Show ($150), Second Place ($50), and Popular Vote ($100). All artists are welcome. Artists participating in the Las Cruces Arts Fair may register for free; all others may register in advance by contacting the Dona Ana Arts Council at admin@daarts.org or 575-523- 6403.

Featuring artwork in a variety of media, the Arts Fair has something for everyone. Fiber artists create intricately patterned hand-woven clothing. There are hand-painted silks and wonderful leather accessories. There is a remarkable selection of jewelry created by artists working in glass, gold, silver, and gemstones. In the world of two-dimensional art – you will find breathtaking landscapes, intimate indoor scenes, wildlife art, and abstract fine art. The mixed-media division is always exciting with unique compositions created from paper, wood, leather, metal, and other materials. Glass artists, using a variety of techniques, will dazzle you with their light-filled creations. Your journey through the Las Cruces Arts Fair won’t be complete until you take the time to visit with ceramic artists who decorate their fragile pieces with fanciful designs. Visitors will find furniture, yard art, and decorative accent pieces. Imagine adding one of these masterpieces to your personal art collection. Visit the Las Cruces Arts Fair; learn more about the world of fine art, discover new artists, and just maybe you will find something that you can’t live without.

The Las Cruces Arts Fair continues on Saturday, March 18, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Sunday, March 19, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. For those who need to take a break from shopping, artists will provide continuous demonstrations on Saturday and Sunday. Don’t miss this chance to meet the artists and learn more about their creative process. Be sure take the time to visit the Silent Auction. The auction features works of art donated by participating artists and other generous supporters. Proceeds from ticket sales and the Silent Auction benefit the Doña Ana Arts Council and provide funding for its numerous art education programs.

Presented by the Doña Ana Arts Council at the Las Cruces Convention Center, admission to the Las Cruces Arts Fair is $8 per person. Children 12 and under are admitted free of charge. Hours are Friday, March 17, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM; Saturday, March 18, 10:00 AM- 6:00 PM; and Sunday, March 19, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM. The Las Cruces Convention Center is located at 680 E. University Avenue in Las Cruces, NM. For more information about the Las Cruces Arts Fair, including a complete list of participating artists, and other Doña Ana Arts Council programs call 575-523- 6403.

ARTISTS

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FABRIC
JEWLERY
MIXED MEDIA
PAINTING/DRAWING
PHOTOGRAPHY PRINTS
PORCELAIN POTTERY GLASS
WOOD METAL SCULPTURE
  • Jack Moss
  • Jack Moss
  • Karen Feder
  • Karen Feder
  • D L Horton
  • Terry Jones
  • Terry Adams
  • Kevin Smith
  • Adrian Martinez
  • Greg Gowen
  • John Harris
  • Cindy Cherrington
  • Deb Cusick
  • Hector Gallegos
  • Jack Charney
  • Jeff Kuhns
  • Karen Bell
  • Mary Giardina
  • Mike Grafa
  • Molly Willson Perry
  • Paul Uhl
  • Steve Knox
  • Daryl Howard
  • Ken Smith
  • Martin Pothier
  • Michael Stephens
  • Robert Franzese
  • Rowdy Winters
  • Amado Pena, Jr
  • Darien Bogart
  • George Coll
  • They Scatter Before Him
  • JenniferCavan
  • Kandy Tate
  • Krystyna Robbins
  • Mike Nail
  • Phyllis Gunderson
  • Richard Cayou
  • RT Branson
  • Sally Quillin
  • Steven Boyd
  • Susan Hammer
  • Valerie Franzese
  • Wendy Wilkerson
  • Arturo Buenrostro
  • Barbara Beals
  • Brian Billow
  • Carol Klimek
  • Daryl Howard
  • Elzbieta Kaleta
  • Gilbert Candelaria
  • Harry Schulte
  • Jennifer Hershman
  • Karen Phillips
  • Karen Surbeck
  • Kathy Chetelat
  • Larry Livingston
  • NJ Searcy
  • Pamela Spika
  • Patricia Black
  • Roy Cavaretta
  • Terry Romanin
  • Trish Wade
  • Veronica Sandoval
  • Wendy Witchner
  • Terri Garcia
  • Tamara St.Jean
  • Shane Casias
  • Richard Lindsay
  • Melody Sauceda
  • Lisa Carlson
  • Laura Herndon
  • Kate Hart
  • James Hardwick
  • Holly Stults
  • Greta Cannon
  • Gloria Olazabal
  • Ginny Wolf
  • fred Stockbauer
  • David Dear
  • Daniel Baker
  • D L Horton
  • Cathryn Bassett
  • Carolyn Henderson 1
  • Carianne Schulte
  • Elizabeth Jenkins Designs(Model is Lindsay Conover)
  • Holly Woelber bl navajo jacket w bl (3)
  • Karen Carlson
  • Kim Williams
  • Nancy Pierce
  • Greg Navratil
  • Candy Mayer
  • Kay Primer
  • Michael Michaud
  • Sue Orchant
  • Veronique Loggins
  • David Crawford

FABRIC

David Crawford Elizabeth Jenkins Holly Woelber Karen Carlson Kim Williams
Sue Orchant Nancy Pierce Veronique Loggins

JEWLERY

Carianne Schulte Carolyn Henderson Wendy Witchner D L Horton Daniel Baker
David Dear Fred Stockbauer Ginny Wolf Gloria Olazabal Greta Cannon
Holly Stults James Hardwick Kate Hartr Laura Herndon Lisa Carlson
Melody Sauceda Richard Lindsay Shane Casias Tamara St.Jean Terri Garcia
Karen Feder

MIXED MEDIA

Arturo Buenrostro Barbara Beals Brian Billow Carol Klimek Daryl Howard
Veronica Sandoval Gilbert Candelaria Harry Schulte Jennifer Hershman Karen Phillips
Karen Surbeck Larry Livingston NJ Searcy Pamela Spika Patricia Black
Roy Cavaretta Terry Jones Terry Romanin Trish Wade

PAINTING/DRAWING

Amado Pena, Jr. Candy Mayer Darien Bogart George Coll Wendy Wilkerson
James Tsoodle Jennifer Cavan Kandy Tate Krystyna Robbins Mike Nail
Phyllis Gunderson Richard Cayou RT Branson Sally Quillin Steven Boyd
Susan Hammer Valerie Franzese Jack Moss

PORCELAIN/POTTERY/GLASS

Cindy Cherrington Deb Cusick Hector Gallegos D L Horton Jeff Kuhns
Karen Bell Mary Giardina Mike Grafa Paul Uhl Steve Knox

PRINTS/PHOTOGRAPHY

Daryl Howard Ken Smith Martin Pothier Michael Stephens Robert Franzese
Rowdy Winters

WOOD WORKING/METAL WORK/SCULPTURE

Adrian Martinez Greg Gowen John Harris Kay Primer Kevin Smith
Michael Michaud Terry Adams