EL PASO ART ASSOCIATION
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 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
2013 Arts International Best of Show Award Winner
You Can't Bulldoze Your Way to the Highlife by John Rust
2013 International Eye of the Camera First Place Award Winner
Old Adobe by Manny Madole
During my association with EPAA, I have been privileged to meet some fine people. To name a few, Kitty Kistenmacher, Sandy Zane, Bill Herring, Don Beene, Brigitte von Ahn, Joyce Ewald, Holly Cox, Leonard Sipiora, The Bissells, John Nabor, Reggie Watterson, Mike Kincaid and many others. My point is that they are all shining lights for EPAA because they all pushed for the association’s agenda, not necessarily a personal one.
It was so clear to me, when we lost Gary Boggs, that the light he has been for the group was lost for all of us. Collectively, for a while, we will not be as bright without him. And, it will be very difficult to fill Gary’s shoes. I hope, however, that in the near future, others will shine just as brightly for our organization. So, here is the challenge. New members, semi-retired members or people just wanting to be a part of our organization, as Gary Boggs would say, “Marching on,“ and come follow in his big footsteps. We need another person like Gary Boggs. He was a friend, soldier, commander, spokesperson, teacher, cheerleader, and so many other things for EPAA. But artist and gentleman will be how I will always remember him.
Gary Crossland, EPAA Board President
EPAA Member Gary L. Boggs passed away on Thursday, July 10, 2014. Gary was a talented artist and became very active in El Paso's art community. He was the type of person that offered help before you could ask. He promoted art everywhere he went and encouraged other artists. He was a dedicated member and supporter of the El Paso Art Association and the Rio Bravo Watercolor Society. He was frank, but a gentleman in every aspect of the word. His absence will be felt by his many friends in the art community and our prayers go out to his family.
His family is asking for donations to be made in Gary’s honor to the El Paso Art Association or Rio Bravo Watercolorists.
Kerry Doyle is Director of the Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts at UTEP. As director, she has focused on expanded public programming and artist-led audience engagement. As Assistant Director of the Center from 2007-2012 she was in charge of education and community outreach and curatorial projects with a focus on cross-border dialogue and contemporary Latin American art.
The two jurors for the show will be Leslie Allen and Ron Fritsch. More information on these jurors coming soon.
I wanted to extend my most sincere gratitude to the EPAA Board and EPAA members for sponsoring our students in the 7 Paths to Creating Beauty Exhibition. The students and faculty felt the exhibition was a great success, and we all appreciated the opportunity to exhibit our work at The Crossland Gallery. Everyone at EPAA was gracious and welcoming, and it was a joy to see our students proudly sharing their accomplishments with their friends and family at the opening. The individual scholarships given to each participating student will have an immediate impact, and as someone who has devoted their life to this cause, I can’t thank you enough for your investment in our students. It means the world to all of us.
- Vincent Burke
When you visit the Crossland Gallery, the Art Junction, or the EPAA offices, feel free to use the large parking lot to the EAST of the building on Durango. It is always open and it is free!
August 1 to 23, 2014
International Eye of the Camera
Photography Show & Sale
500 W. Paisano (at Durango)
August 29 to September 20, 2014
EPAA Member Exhibition
Opening, Friday, Aug. 29, 5-8pm
Get ready for the September member exhibition. Artists in this show will be
Sandy Smith, Lyn Orona, Robert Dozal, Leticia Luevanos, Tom Taeger, and
October 4 to November 1, 2014
Arts International 2014 is officially underway. The juried art show and sale is set for October 4th. Prospectus and online entry form are now available.
So get ready and enter today!
Entry deadline August 16, 2014