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
As 2014 comes to a close, the EPAA Board and your office staff wish to thank you for your membership and participation! We appreciate the time and effort each and every one of you provided to make 2014 a great year.
During the next few days, may you have time to stare at the beautiful world around you with the innocence and wonder of a child. Enjoy the holidays with your loved ones and get ready to kick off our 65th Anniversary year in 2015!
Artwork by Antonio Munoz
Boy and the Cosmos
The EPAA will be celebrating 65 years in 2015. If you have any stories or photographs to share regarding the start our association, please email to Newsletter@ElPasoArtAssociation.com.
The board approved a change in the time for most opening events. Most gala events in 2015 will now be from 5-7pm instead of 5-8pm.
Make plans to attend the first meeting for 2015 set for February 8th from 2-4pm at the Crossland Gallery. After hearing the latest art news, stay for an interesting demonstration by fiber artist Lin Bentley Keeling. In her demonstration, Lin will share the basics of creating sculptures using coiled basketry techniques. To see more of her work visit LBKFiberArts.com. Mark your calendars now for Sunday, February 8, 2015, 2-4pm.
Unfortunately, we must say goodbye to another well-known and long-time member of our association. Our friend and fellow artist Ernest Salazar passed away earlier this month. He is known for his amazing photography skills. He was gifted at digitally capturing artwork! He thoroughly enjoyed his trade and spending time in his studio. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. He will definitely be missed!
A special THANK YOU to Nancy Bissell for her service to the EPAA on the Huthsteiner Fine Arts Donation Committee. Nancy has secured funds for 2015 that will help the EPAA continue to bring artwork to the El Paso community!
Saturday Greeters are always needed at the gallery from 11-3pm. Enjoy the beautiful atmosphere of the Crossland Gallery on a Saturday and be a part of the volunteer family at the EPAA. Call the office at 915.534.7377 to sign up.
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 915.53437377.
The EPAA Office and Crossland Gallery will be closed for the holidays from December 24th through January 5th.
The office and gallery will re-open January 6th!
January 16 to February 14, 2015
For the first Crossland Gallery show of 2015, artists are invited to create artwork based on the human narrative, revealing emotion or attribute. The deadline to enter this AWARD show is January 6th. Show will be judged by Artist and Educator Craig Cully. All entries must include images to be eligible for judging. Visit the Crossland Gallery website for more information, links to the prospectus and online entry form.
February 20 to March 21, 2015
AWARD SHOW & SALE
How the West Was One/Won
It is time to start preparing your entries for the western impressions exhibition, “How the West was One/Won.” Entries will be judged by Bill Rackocy. Awards will be announced at the opening. Show has new guidelines. The prospectus and the entry forms are still being finalized and will be available at a later date. Thank you to Andra and Gary Crossland for sponsoring this show! Gala Opening is Friday, February 20, 5-7pm.