Thank you to  Judge: Ouida Touchön,   and to Jurors:  Ann James Massey, Joshua Rose & Isadora Stowe

Thank you to Judge: Ouida Touchön,  and to Jurors: Ann James Massey, Joshua Rose & Isadora Stowe

Call-to-ARTISTS for Arts International 2018 Juried Art Exhibit.

*****NOTE:  Plexiglas or glass covering must be used on paper works and pastels.*****

The EPAA is happy to announce artist Ouida Touchön as this years ARTS International 2018 JUDGE. Ouida has an impressive and extensive background in art which makes her perfect for judging the diverse entries associated with ARTS International.

Judge: Ouida Touchön

Juror: Ann James Massey

Juror: Joshua Rose

Juror: Isadora Stowe

Artists, time to mark your calendars!  It will be here before you know it, there's lots to do...Let's get started now!!

August 1, Sunday- Final Day for entries -- online only

August  31  Friday – Drop-off artwork 10-5 pm

September 1, Saturday   Drop-off artwork   1-5 pm

September 8, Saturday – OPENING RECEPTION  4-7 pm

October 3, Wednesday – Show closes and art pick-up 10-5 pm

Download ProspectusENTER ONLINE ONLY here. 


We are looking for volunteers to help with the EPAA's premier exhibit

Please call the Crossland Gallery for details: 915-534-7377

 J udge Ouida Touchön

Judge Ouida Touchön

Judge Ouida Touchön is a visual artist from Mesilla, New Mexico who spends most of her waking moments at the easel, the press, or else preparing for her classes at DACC.

She has her BFA in painting from the Kansas City Art Institute, and her Masters of Art from the University of Missouri at Kansas City in studio arts. In addition she has studied with mentors and distinguished printmakers and painters in Italy, Mexico, and the United States.

 Audobon's Girlfriend by Ouida Touchón

Audobon's Girlfriend by Ouida Touchón

Her work hangs in the Federal Building of Las Cruces, the El Paso Museum of Art, and private collections throughout the west. She has taught printmaking and painting as well as mentored young artists in her community.

Her book Morning Paintings has just been published by LuLu press and will be used in art therapy workshops taught by mental health professionals.

She is a member of the American Print Alliance, Southern Graphics Council , California Society of Printmakers, Los Angeles Printmaking Society, and Women Artists of the West among others. Her studio is in an old home, in an old neighborhood, in historic Mesilla, New Mexico. She has 1 standard poodle who advise her on color choices and a kitchen garden that includes 10 fruit trees.

Please visit Ouida's website @





Ann James Massey.  From her initial art competition in 1972, Ann James Massey has received recognition and won awards for her wax pencil drawings. In 1990, she began complementing her precise drawings with equally detailed paintings that immediately followed the same award winning and recognition path. Her drawings and paintings have consistently won awards in exhibitions throughout the world including New York, London and France.

Ann owned and operated The Montwood Gallery in El Paso from 1974 to 1978 and Massey Fine Arts in Santa Teresa from 1992 to 1994. At the latter, she created and judged two national exhibitions (“Realism up Close” and "Masters of Colored Pencil" the first exhibition in the world solely dedicated to colored pencil). Starting in 1976, she has been a judge in local, national and international exhibitions in the US, Canada and the UK.

In 1994, she closed her second gallery and moved to Paris, France to devote more time to her art career, growth and opportunities. 

As well as being included in Who's Who in American Art since 1993, Ann’s work has been shown in thirteen books and numerous publications including The Artist's Magazine, American Artist, International Artist. etc.   Please visit Ann's website at:

Joshua Rose.  Joshua grew up in New York City where he was born in 1948. His parents had studied painting at both Cooper Union and The Art Students League. At a very early age he was exposed to the New York museums as well as his father’s work.  His parents made their living as embroidery designers in the garment section and his exposure to the embroidery industry with the patterns, rhinestones, beads, bangles and sequins figure into Rose’s current painting.
After trying many different directions that took him to Israel and Europe in the mid 1960’s, he wound up in Albuquerque, NM. in 1971. Eventually he entered UNM to study biology which lasted a couple of years before starting classes in art. He completed an undergraduate degree in 1978 and was accepted to the program at Yale School of Art, to study painting where he graduated in 1981. He taught painting and drawing at NMSU from 1981 till 2010 when he retired and now works full time in his studio. He and his wife, the painter Jacklyn St. Aubyn, live in Albuquerque with a cat named Joey.

Artist’s Statement:  All work is a journey and everything along the way a discovery. Mine re-presented as painted shapes dancing on a prepared surface. Hopefully it amounts to some kind of poetic vision that gives me a brief pleasure before my next stop along the way also hopefully it does something similar to you.

Please visit Joshua's website at:

Isadora Stowe.   Isadore is a multi-media artist based in New Mexico. She exhibits her work nationally and is represented in many collections across the country and in Mexico. Stowe has a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology and a B.F.A and M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing. She has been the recipient of several grants, scholarships and awards for her work, including a recent award for excellence from the New Mexico Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

More information about her work and processes can be viewed on her