Arts Scene

Upcoming area art happenings



  • The Grant County Art Guild, in Silver City, is presenting an art show, “Creatures of the Gila,” Sept. 2-18, and is currently accepting entries for the show. This is an open call; participants need not be a guild member to be in the show. Entries must depict, or be inspired by, a “creature” (bird, mammal, fish, reptile or insect) which lives in the Gila River watershed. Each artwork will be displayed with a description of the “creature,” and its habitat. The descriptions will be written by the Guild. Entry forms are at The deadline to enter is July 31. Categories include: photography, painting, miscellany wall-hangings and 3D/freestanding. $250 for Best in Show, $50 for first place in each category. 

The Grant County Art Guild is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing art awareness in the community. It is located at 316 N Bullard Street, in Silver City. Hours are from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. every day. Extended hours of 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on the first Friday of the month. The GCAG Annex is at 106 E Market, both in Silver City. Info: 


  • Light Art Space Fine Art Gallery features “Beauty Where You Find It,” an exhibition to honor the recipients of the Denis Roussel Awards. This exhibition features photographic work by 20 artists from across the globe. These award-winning artists create hand-made photographs using alternative 19th and 20th century printing processes. The exhibition runs through June 26. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday to Saturday and by appointment. Info: 520-240-7075,


  • The annual Luna County Fine Arts & Crafts Show will be the June 2022 exhibit at the Deming Art Center. Featured are local artists and crafters from Luna County. It showcases many different mediums including painting, sculpture, fiber arts, jewelry and more. The exhibit will be up from June 1-29. The Deming Art Center is open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The Art Center is located at 100 S. Gold St., Deming. Info: 575-546-3663.



  • The Dancing Dog Gallery at 313 Granado Street in Tularosa's Art District features the oils of Alice Webb through June. Known for her cerebral landscape and abstract paintings, the Gallery will showcase nine original works. Webb is a two-time Golden Apple Distinguished Teacher winner and in 2016  was named an Albuquerque Art Treasure. She has painted the Southwest for more than 40 years. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is in numerous public, private and corporate collections. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Info:
  • Sue Nichols, painter and stained glass artist is featured at Otero Artspace in June. From 5-7 p.m. On Friday, June 3, Otero Arts First Friday Exhibitions will host a reception for Nichols. Nichols’ art crosses multiple mediums including stained glass, watercolor and oil painting. She has accomplished over 70 commissioned stained glass works as well as restorations in historic Alamogordo structures. The Artspace can be found at the corner of 12th Street and Indiana Avenue in Alamogordo. Following the opening Artspace hours are 1-4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday until the show concludes on June 30.  Info: www. 
  • New York Art & Music Studio at 1120 New York Ave. in Alamogordo, represents around 40 artists ranging from traditional to contemporary styles in many mediums. The gallery has musical instruments for sale and offerings for art and music classes and event hosting. Info: 575-430-1306.


  • The Cloudcroft Art 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 art on display and for sale is by local artists. The gallery is located 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. The gallery is open Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. from June through December. Info:



  • Agave Artist Paul Maxwell is participating in the Alto Lakes Artist show and sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 9 and noon to 7 p.m. Friday, June 10 at the Alto Pavilion on Country Club Road, Alto. Info: 575-336-3130.


  • The Potters’ Guild of Las Cruces presents “Fire and Fiber 2022” at the Tombaugh Gallery, June 3 through June 26. This is a biennial exhibition showing collaborative works of art by ceramic and fiber artists. It has been offered to the community since 2000. The Tombaugh Gallery, 2000 S. Solana Drive, is part of the Unitarian Universalist fellowship. The show opens 5-7 p.m. Friday, June 3, with a wine reception. The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Sunday at 11 a.m. After June, the show will move and be installed at the Deming Art Center, 100 South Gold, July 2-29. Info: 503-490-4908.
  • Paintings, and prints by Joe Thieman are on display at the Mandrake Fine Art & Botanica, 501 E. Hadley Ave. Thieman is a New Mexico artist whose work focuses on painting, printmaking, and sculpture. His artwork is derived from his personal experiences and his take on current events. A transparent timeline of his work is apparent with recurrent themes and motifs resonating through his use of multimedia works. He has two beautiful children and a gorgeous wife which he draws daily inspiration from. The exhibition is on view at the gallery through July. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday to Friday; 208 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Info: 575-224-6760.
  • Las Cruces Agave Artist Carol Eastman’s photographic collage, “Bits & Pieces of Nature” is currently part of an exhibit titled, “Elements of the Land” at the Crossland Gallery in El  Paso. The show runs through Friday, June 9. The exhibit includes a variety of media including linotype, weavings, sculptures, oil and acrylic paintings, encaustics and more. Crossland Gallery is located at 500 W. Paisano. Eastman’s other work is on display at Agave Artist Gallery, 2250 Calle de San Albino, Las Cruces, open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. every weekend and Mondays. For more information call 575-339-9870.
  • The New Mexico State University Art Museum features “Joey Fauerso: Wait for It,” a solo exhibition featuring the work of San Antonio-based artist Joey Fauerso. Employing techniques that upend traditional modes of art-making, Fauerso’s work opens onto questions of identity, gender and representation. On view June 10-Sept. 2. An in the Contemporary Art Gallery also June 10-Sept. 2 is “(ir)regular evolution: New Works by Rachel Stevens” featuring new works in clay by Stevens, NMSU Department of art emeritus professor. The museum is in NMSU’s Devasthali Hall, 1308 E University Ave. Info: 575-646-2545.
  • The June 2022 exhibition in the Doña Ana Arts Council gallery is “La Frontera: Hopes & Fears” in which five artists from the U.S.-Mexico border shed light on the migration of people across La Frontera, the world’s most frequently crossed international border. All five artists, in their own unique voice and in a range of media document the emotional landscape facing those who cross La Frontera. Adrián Aguirre grew up on both sides of the El Paso/Juárez border, crossing the bridge daily to attend school. The political agenda in his work is sometimes subtle sometimes not so subtle. Cleo Arévalo is a conceptual multimedia artist who creates prints, ready-made objects and installations that examine what she describes as the globalized oppression of the masses, primarily through an analysis of the cultural meanings of language. Elizabeth Calil Zarur holds a BFA in printmaking and drawing, an MFA in fiber arts and a Ph.D. in philosophy of art. Paul Ratje, originally from Mesilla, studied photojournalism and foreign languages at New Mexico State University. His collection of images is part of his “Crossing the Line” storytelling project which focuses on the lives of present-day immigrants living in the U.S. Sterling Trantham is an award-winning photographer, photojournalist, documentary photographer, photographic educator, and a National Geographic faculty fellow. The exhibit on view June 1. Doña Ana Arts & Cultural Center. The Doña Ana Arts & Cultural Center is at 250 W Amador. The hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Info: or 575-523-6403.
  • “American Impressionism: Treasures from the Daywood Collection” at the Las Cruces Museum of Art features 41 paintings by American Impressionists that were originally part of the private collection of Arthur Dayton and Ruth Woods Dayton. The Daytons collected American Impressionist artwork that they felt captured the essence of contemporary American life. “American Impressionism” will be on view through July 23. The Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St., is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Info: 575-541-2137.
  • The talent of the New Mexico Watercolor Society is on display in a new art show at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces. “Seasons of Enchantment: Painting the New Mexico Farm and Ranch” features 28 works of art by members of the society. These watercolor paintings celebrate the daily life of New Mexico farmers and ranchers and their families, evoking a sense of time and place. The paintings include rural landscapes, livestock, farming and ranching scenes, and wildlife. Artwork from members of both the Albuquerque and Las Cruces chapters of the New Mexico Watercolor Society have been selected by Juror Lynn McLain. The show will be on display in the Museum’s Arts Corridor through July 30. Info:
  • 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 June: Phillip Krumholz and Michael Nail. Krumholz began metalsmithing as a hobby in 1991, learning the arts of blacksmithing, metal casting and jewelry fabrication. He uses no patterns or dies for his work, so each piece is one-of-a-kind. Nail works primarily in pencil, charcoal and ink, finding Western, Native American and wildlife themes the subjects he is most “drawn” to. First American Bank in Mesilla, is well represented by gallery members who rotate the galleries artists’ work monthly. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Info: 575-522-2933,