Arts Scene

Upcoming area art happenings



  • At Sterling Fine Art new work by gallery artist Richard Harperand guest ceramicist Letha Cress Woolf are featured the month of July. An artist’s reception is 5-7 p.m. Friday, July 9. The gallery represents Richard Harper, Jim Palmer, Gay Marks, Ann Lowe, Leonor Pisano. June hours are 1-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m.or by appointment 505-699-5005. Sterling is located at 306 N Bullard St, Silver City.
  • The Grant County Art Guild, located at 316 N Bullard Street, Silver City, will have several events during the month of July. Expansion is underway with the opening of the GCAG Annex at 106 E Market Street, directly behind the GCAG gallery, and across the foot bridge from the Visitor Center parking lot. The Annex will host art shows, meetings, and popups. Watch for up-coming news about renting the Annex for your event or meeting.
  • The GCAG gallery in-house show, “Dog Days of Summer,” featuring summer themed art, continues through July 31, with new art being added as pieces are sold. The guild is also participating in the July 3 Love Local event. Sixteen drawings will be held throughout the day for free goodies from our artists, ranging from jewelry, hand-bound books, mosaic and stained glass, and paintings. Sign-up for the drawings is on July 3 only. You need not be present to win.
  • Three artists are featured in the GCAG Gallery for July: painter Diane Cornelius, multimedia artist Karen Lauseng and stained-glass artist Susan Rice. Each of the artists will have a display in one of the windows in addition to their displays inside the gallery. 
  • Also the gallery celebrates the addition of weaver Marcia “Cookie" Murraye to the gallery mix. Murraye has called the Rocky Mountain West her home for over 50 years. Her weavings echo its colors, shapes and textures. GCAG gallery July hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Monday, and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday. Info:
  • 1O3 Kelly West, at the heart of downtown Silver City, is a transformational arts space where guests can expect the unexpected: custom etched-glass memorials, drawings, paintings, prints, local-history documentaries, drawing boot-camps, art-critiques and so much more.  1O3 Kelly West is open 11a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday and anytime by prior arrangement. Info: 575-956-6940.


  • The Cloudcroft Art Society Gallery is holding a special July Art Show and Sale July 2-4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The gallery has many works of art and juried crafts ranging from paintings in all media, fine art photography, framed and matted prints, cards, pottery, fine jewelry, baskets, glass, fiber art, gourds, carved wood and intarsia. All the art on display is for sale is by local artists. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. It’s at the east end of Burro Street where it intersects with Swallow Place in the old Red Brick School House that also houses the Nivison Library. Info:


  • July at the Deming Art Center features the Agave Artists of Las Cruces. The Agave Artists group is a collective of 16 artists exhibiting a full spectrum of painting from watercolors, pastels, collage, abstract, landscape and many more as well as the photography of Emmitt Booher. Also included in the wide list of talent with this group is fine textile art, weavings, basketry, along with assemblage art, hand painted silk scarves and ceramics. The gallery is located at 100 S. Gold in Deming, and open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday – Friday and 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays. Info: 575-546-3663 or


  • The Doña Ana Arts Council July show is an explosion of mixed media created by seven artists and Beloved Community, a non-profit organization that builds community by engaging the gifts of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The artists include Greta Burger, Jan French, Lisa Riley, Karen Zibert, Carrie Greer, Heather Murphy and Jan Thune. Beloved Community is sharing its final project titled ‘Whimsical Way,” based on the children’s book “The Big Orange Splot” by Daniel Manis Pinkwater. Viewers will be enchanted and tickled by whimsical sculpture, fiber art, cloth maché, encaustic paintings, and small works fashioned from kitchen items and various household hardware at the Doña Ana Arts & Cultural Center, 250 W. Amador, during regular business hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays, and from noon-5 p.m. Saturday, May 8. Info: or 575-523-6403.
  • An art show inspired by the Organ Mountain-Desert Peaks National Monument and the nearby ranches and farmland is open at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. “Monumental Territory” is in the Museum’s Arts Corridor through the end of July. The show features 22 creative works by Las Cruces artist Kayla Blundell. Her artist-in-residence selection for the Friends of the Organ Mountain-Desert Peaks National Monument program in 2016 inspired the art in this show. The exhibit displays abstract paintings, including acrylic spray paint, and photographs. The Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday at 4100 Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces. Info: 575-522-4100.
  • “Are You with Me?” an exhibition by contemporary Chicana artist Sonya Fe runs through July 24 at the Las Cruces Museum of Art. Fe’s exhibit is both a biographical depiction of her own life and of those who are often overlooked. Her work reflects social and cultural issues with themes centering around women and children. The museum is located at 491 N. Main Street in Las Cruces. Info: or 575-541-2137. Visitation is currently permitted by reservation only. Email or call 575-522-3120 to reserve a time to visit.
  • The Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery, 2470-A Calle de Guadalupe, across from the historic Fountain Theatre features two local artists for the month of July: Nanci Bissell and Steven Martin. Bissell has been an educator, teacher, assistant principal and principal in elementary schools, retiring after 26 years in the school business. Her paintings have been exhibited in numerous art shows. Bissell’s artistic interests include seascapes, street scenes and landscapes. Martin was educated as a geographer, historian and criminologist, and spent 29 years preserving natural, historic and cultural resources on public lands throughout the Western United States. The self-taught photographer, strives to increase public awareness for protecting and preserving our nation’s public lands and resources through the medium of digital photography. First American Bank in Mesilla, is well represented by gallery members who rotate the galleries artists’ work monthly. COVID -19 adjusted gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with limited access. Info: 575-522-2933, www.mesillavalleyfinearts