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.
2015 Colors of Spring Best of Show Award Winner
Ascent of the Agaves by Robert Dozal
2015 Western Impressions Best of Show Award Winner
Glenwood: Driftwood Drama by Robert Dozal
2015 con.FIGURE.ation Best of Show Award Winner
Angel Resting With Dog Sleeping on Wing
by John W. MacKenzie
2014 Arts International Best of Show Award Winner
The Veteran by Julie Caffee-Cruz
2014 International Eye of the Camera Best of Show Award Winner
Storm Coming by Tony Martin
2014 America the Beautiful Best of Show Award Winner
July 4, 1955 by Susan Russell
Several talented artists are volunteering their expertise to teach art to soldiers as they transition to normal military and family life after deployment.
The El Paso Museum of Art, Plein Air Painters of El Paso, Pastel Society of El Paso, Rio Bravo Watercolorists, and other El Paso community sponsors are all participating in this program to provide amazing art to our military families. Military sponsorship is provided by Ft. Bliss Morale, Welfare &
Recreation (MWR), the Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB), and the Ready & Resilience Center (RRC).
Click HERE to see a list of the workshops.
Click HERE to donate online to this program.
If you prefer to mail in a donation, please click HERE and print a mail-in donation form.
April was all about painting with EPAA member Nina Walker. Here is what she said about the program:
It was a really great experience. I met some really wonderful people and had the opportunity to share my art world with them. They were very excited that they could actually paint a painting and do well at it. I believe that several of the people who attended will continue. There was one person who did have some experience with watercolors and I believe that I converted her to oils. Frank Valdez helped me with the workshop and proved to be invaluable. He was a tremendous help as the students had to come and go with their appointments. Frank was able to help me with keeping the class going and catching people up when they would return. He himself is a veteran and knew how it went with the people who participated. It was a very rewarding experience, it was a privilege to be able to connect and share with our soldiers.
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.
The next general meeting is Sunday, May 17th from 2-4pm at the Crossland Gallery. Hear all of the latest art-related news and then sit back and enjoy a drawing demonstration by Carmen Navar. For more details, visit Meet/Learn/News.
The yearbooks are almost done. Here is a sneak peek of the cover. Congratulations to Sally Backey-Avant. Her entry, "Haitian Beauties" won the Yearbook Cover Award. Her entry was selected by Judge Tauna Cole Dorn and will be placed on the front cover for everyone to enjoy.
INTERNATIONAL EYE OF
(Online Entry Required)
Entry Deadline June 28
Opening July 31
(Online Entry Required)
Entry Deadline August 16
Opening October 3
April 24 to May 23, 2015
COLORS OF SPRING
Artwork for the Colors of Spring Award Show and Sale went on display April 24, 2015, at the Crossland Gallery, 500 West Paisano (at Durango). Art Professor from NMSU, Tauna Cole Dorn, judged the entries.
Thank you to our sponsor Damon Crossland Nationwide Insurance.
May 29 to June 20, 2015
EPAA Member Show
Information Coming Soon at
June 26 to July 25, 2015
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL
Deadline to enter JUNE 16th