The El Paso Electric Gallery is located in the Rio Grande Theatre. We are now accepting proposals by artists wishing to exhibit their work during the coming year.
Artists living and working in New Mexico and El Paso, TX (within a 20 mile radius of El Paso) are eligible to submit to show in the El Paso Electric gallery. Exhibits will run approximately four weeks. Proposed exhibits should suit the scale/size of the gallery – approximately 45 linear feet of wall space available. Please note, the room has adobe walls – paintings, prints, etc. must be able to be hung from a chain & hook system. Artists are required to exhibit works similar in nature to what is presented in the proposal packet. Group proposals are encouraged.
Proposal Package Must Include:
A brief (1-2 paragraph) statement on the proposed exhibit, including the media of works to be exhibited, theme or general content of the show, and proposed use of the space if applicable. Please detail any installation that may be required.
A CD-R containing 10-20 images (jpg or tiff format, minimum resolution 300 dpi) of the works intended for exhibition. The 300dpi resolution is required for promotional printing. Images at this resolution, however, can be sized at a small dimension (10 inches max in height and width) so that they may be opened or downloaded quickly. Please contact the DAAC office if you are unable to provide digital images.
A single page of thumbnail images which are the same images as submitted on disk. Low resolution jpegs on office paper are suitable.
An application must be submitted along with your package.
Please Click Here for the application.
Please note that the works placed on exhibit may be for sale with the following commission rate: 20% and 20 hours of volunteer time during the exhibit or a straight 25% commission to DAAC on all sales. Commission rates are to be determined by DAAC and the artist prior to the exhibit.
Submit Packages To:
Doña Ana Arts Council
ATTN: Gallery Submissions
P.O. Box 1721
Las Cruces, NM 88004
or deliver to the Arts Council Offices in the Rio Grande Theatre
211 N. Main Street
Las Cruces, NM
Submission to the Rio Grande Theatre Gallery will be construed as acceptance of all terms and conditions listed above. A contract with additional terms will be required of all exhibitors upon acceptance. While every effort will be made to ensure a secure environment for the exhibits, please know that there will be times when the art work is not directly monitored. All artists exhibit at their own risk.
Each exhibit will have an opening reception hosted by DAAC in conjunction with the Downtown Ramble on the first Friday evening of each month. The artist(s) exhibiting that month will be asked to attend.
A jury will select all works to be displayed in the Rio Grande Theatre galleries. Please call DAAC at 523-6403 for more information.
The Clute/Muggenburg Gallery and the El Paso Electric Gallery are open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Would you like to volunteer? Click here!