EL PASO ART ASSOCIATION

Dedicated to the Promotion and Achievement of Fine Art

The EPAA has opened its memberships to include all artistic, visual disciplines. We firmly believe that artistic diversity and individual participation is the key to our success.

Announcements

YEARBOOKS

MARCH

GENERAL MEETING

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS & CALL TO ARTISTS

EXTENDED DEADLINE - ADS DUES

APRIL 3RD

 

Advertise your business, art class, or publish your work for everyone to enjoy!

To make any changes to your information or to get an ad started, please call Karla Zanelli today at 915-534-7377.

65th ANNIVERSARY

STORIES - Interview with DON BEENE

In 1950, five local artists gathered in Edith Arden’s living room to discuss the forming of an artists’ club. Eight years later, the EPAA had 80 active members, including some well known early El Paso artists including Eugene Thurston, Kate Ball, Dorothy Geyer, Eloise Hobble, William Kolliker and Wanda de Turczynowicz Hermann. Four honorary members were Peter and Henrietta Wyeth Hurd, Lewis Teel and Gladys Rodehaver; all prominent regional artists of the time.

 

The association sponsored three juried art shows: A Member's Exhibition in the winter, the Business Mens Art Show in March, and a continuing exhibit at the Medical Center Terrace Restaurant featuring a revolving exhibit of members’ works.  Monthly meetings were held in various members’ homes, where demonstrations by artists and social activities were enjoyed by the membership. An interesting note, of the 80 EPAA members, only 9 were male. The ladies were the backbone of the association from the beginning. Also, current members should know that The Art Center on Yandell has been a supporting sponsor of EPAA for at least the past 57 years (remember that when you need to purchase art supplies). One final historical note of interest, the official name of EPAA, from it’s inception through its first decade of existence, was the El Paso ARTISTS Association, putting the emphasis on the members status.

The EPAA will be celebrating 65 years in 2015. If you have any stories or photographs to share regarding the start of our association, please email to Newsletter@ElPasoArtAssociation.com.

GENERAL MEETING SCHEDULE

 

May 17

June 14

September 13

October 11

 

Make plans to attend the next general meeting Sunday, March 8th from 2-4pm. After the meeting, silk-artist Judy Licht will be doing a hands-on, silk-painting demonstration. The meeting and the demonstration are free and open to the public. Please mark your calendars now for this Sunday, March 8th, at the Crossland Gallery, 500 W. Paisano.

SOLDIER ART WORKSHOP PROGRAM

Krystyna Robbins just finished her Soldiers Art workshop (Oil Painting) and said, “It was a great experience.” She said it turned out a little differently than she planned, but was excited because the soldiers wanted to jump right in and start painting. They started with a “paint along” of a landscape of the poppy-covered Franklin mountains. The paintings were just wonderful and it was so gratifying to see the soldiers enjoy art. Krystyna wanted to share her experience with the other artists in the program and said, “It is a fantastic experience, you will really enjoy it.”

 

EPAA is looking for organization sponsors, volunteers, and other interested artists to support this important program for our soldiers and their families. For more information, please contact John Robbins at (915) 309-1891 or Gary Crossland at (915) 534-7377.

UPCOMING EXHIBITION DATES & DEADLINES

 

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL

"Red, White, Blue & Camouflage"

Entry Deadline June 16

Opening June 26

 

INTERNATIONAL EYE OF

THE CAMERA

(Online Entry Required)

Entry Deadline June 28

Opening July 31

 

ARTS INTERNATIONAL

(Online Entry Required)

Entry Deadline August 16

Opening October 3

 

MEMBER EXHIBIT/

HOLIDAY BAZAAR

Entry Deadline November 24

Opening December 5

 

March 27 to April 18, 2015

CLINT ISD

Student Scholarship Exhibition

Crossland Gallery

Artwork from Mountain View High School, Horizon High School, and Clint Early College HS will go on display March 27, 2015. The Friday opening gala will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Crossland Gallery, 500 West Paisano (at Durango). Western Impressions Best of Show Winner, artist Robert Dozal, will judge the students’ entries.

 

Thank you to our sponsor Huthsteiner Fine Arts Trust.

April 24 to May 23, 2015

COLORS OF SPRING AWARD SHOW & SALE

"BOTANICALS"

Deadline to enter April 12th

Online Entry Form & Prospectus at:

Crossland Gallery

 

Entries for this award show will be judged by NMSU Art professor Tauna Cole Dorn. Winners will be announced at the gala opening on Friday, April 24th, from 5-7pm.

 

Thank you to our sponsor Damon Crossland Nationwide Insurance!

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