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.
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
2014 Western Impressions First Place Award Winner
The Marshall No. 2 by K. Keith Kochenour III
2014 Colors of Spring Best of Show Award Winner
Spring Maiden by Tracy Love
Damon Crossland, family man, native El Pasoan, and new EPAA Board President wishes to foster growth and development of our organization and take the El Paso Art Association where it wishes to go. Many of you already know him from his participation in EPAA events and his involvement in the local business scene. He owns an insurance agency and has served on many boards to include the Board of Visiting Nurse Association, the El Paso Tennis Club, and Greater El Paso Tennis Association.
His vision for serving as President is a collective one between the Board of Directors and the members. He has valuable marketing and public relations skills and knows how to penetrate our community using old and new communication methods. He believes every business can be helped in some way and he is willing to share what he has learned and welcomes feedback.
He pledges to be honest and looks forward to working with the other board members and the association and perform his duties with the best interests at heart for the EPAA. Welcome aboard Damon.
Photo Courtesy of El Paso Inc.
The next quarterly meeting will be Sunday, December 14th, from 2-4pm at the Crossland Gallery, 500 W. Paisano. Hear all of the latest art-related news and then sit back and enjoy an interesting demonstration by Sculptor and Clay artist Elva Canizales. Elva is the founder of Magic Hands, an El Paso clay group. One of her pieces is in the Providence Hospital Gallery. Don’t miss out on the meeting or the live demonstration. Everyone is invited!
If you are a current EPAA member and would like to participate in a Crossland Gallery Exhibit in 2015 and have not exhibited at Crossland in the past two years (other than in open exhibits with entry fees such as Colors of Spring, Arts International, etc.) CLICK HERE for guidelines and an online application form or call the office at 915-534-7377.
Kay White has volunteered at numerous organizations for over 40 years. She is the creator of “Puzzled,” jewelry made with jigsaw puzzles. Everyone in the EPAA knows her for her wonderful snacks and creative food displays. She also prepares and serves refreshments for several other nonprofit groups. She said that she wanted to be on the board because she loves art organizations” and serving EPAA as Secretary, is just “an add-on” to what she already enjoys doing.
Robert Word is an El Paso native, UTEP graduate, and retired EPISD teacher. He is currently President of the El Paso Retired Teachers Association, Vice President of the Casa Magoffin Companeros, and Secretary of the 12 Travelers Board. He is also an art patron. He says he is fortunate to include works by several El Paso artists in his collection. Robert ishes to find a way to reach the young people of El Paso and get them involved in the EPAA.
November 7 to 29, 2014
EPAA Member Show
"Pop to Portrait"
Featuring artwork by Ricardo Q. Aleman, Katie Gelinas, Manny C. Guerra, Mark Rojas, Rodolfo Sigala, Gummi Thordarson and John R. Watterson.
December 6 to 20, 2014
EPAA Member Show
Holiday Fundraiser & Open House
For $20, members can enter up to 3 pieces for the upcoming Holiday Member Exhibit, Open House and Fundraiser. Artwork with a holiday theme is encouraged but not required. Deadline to apply is November 23rd. Opening Reception will be a holiday open house event and fundraiser for the EPAA on December 6, from 11am-3pm. There will be a $2 donation at the door, sketch artist doing sketches for $5, a scavenger hunt with a prize, delicious snacks and holiday music. The Art Junction Artists (located on the 2nd floor) will have their studios open and will be doing live painting demonstrations. They will have jewelry and small artwork for sale. This event should provide a unique holiday shopping experience and allow El Paso and her surrounding cities to help raise money for the EPAA. The exhibit will be on display from December 6-20th. For details call Karla Zanelli at 915-534-7377 or CLICK HERE to download an application form.