Arts Scene

Upcoming area art happenings



  • The Southwest Fiber Arts Collective is featuring a Pop-up Fiber Art Gallery from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31 at 602 N. Bullard St. in Silver City. The gallery features fabulous, unique and high quality fiber art including weavings, quilting, knits, hand-dyed items and more. Info:
  • They Call The Wind Mariah, in Silver City, is back on scene. Find Mariah's cards, prints, and originals - along with a few other surprises. Open from 10 a.m.-2p.m. every Saturday in October at the Maker's Market at the Main Street Plaza. Cards are also be available at the Corner Kitchen and at the Tranquil Buzz Coffee House in downtown Silver City. Info: 575-993-8193;; Instagram - wind_mariah88061.
  • Light Art Space in Silver City features “Facing Forward,” a juried exhibition of handmade prints, including photographic processes, created by women of color. Exhibition jurist, artist Satpreet Kahlon, is a Punjabi-born artist, curator, and educator based in Seattle, Washington. Through her work, which has been featured in Hyperallergic and Artforum, she is interested in creating visual language and immersive encounters that express and explore intersectional cultural experiences as well as the manufactured systems of inequity that dictate their boundaries. Exhibition dates are Oct. 10 to Jan. 2, 2021. Visit for more information and to enter. Current exhibition “New Perspectives: recent work by Karen Hymer, Mimi Calise Peterson, Claudia Porcelli and Carmen Ruiz” features a variety of media including painting, printmaking, fashion and photography. Also on view is the work of Light Art Space gallery artists Joel Armstrong, Valerie Galloway, Karen Hymer, Carmen Ruiz, Eugene Starobinskiy, Art Peterson and Mimi Calise Peterson. Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and by appointment. Social distancing is observed and masks required. Info: 520-240-7075;
  • Donna Foley will be opening a show of new works titled “Desert Light & Inner Landscapes” at Wild West Weaving gallery in downtown Silver City. The show features the contemporary Southwest tapestries Foley is known for throughout the region. Her work consists of using the traditional natural dyes of indigo, cochineal & madder root in conjunction with local dyeplants, i.e. cota, chamisa and snakeweed on a high luster yarn. The yarn is custom spun wool that comes from sheep that she has raised for over thirty years. Also in the gallery will be some of her handwoven scarves and shawls. There will be a Meet the Artist event from 3-4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9. “Desert Light & Inner Landscapes” will be up through November at Wild West Weaving, 211 North Texas St. D in Silver City. For more information visit Donna’s website at
  • The Grant County Art Guild Gallery is located at 316 N. Bullard in the purple former Hester House. Hours are 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday to Sunday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. With close to 40 members, the gallery carries a wide range of art including original Silver City work from potters, painters, jewelers, artisans, photographers, weavers, woodworkers and more. they also feature three of our members each month by displaying their artwork in the front windows. Info: 309-323-4688.


  • In October 2020, the Deming Arts Council presents the artwork of José Andrés Girón with an exhibit entitled “Vida Y Muerte”. Girón has a rich Southwestern history having spent time as a child between Arizona and New Mexico. Girón studied art in California and Arizona and soon started showing in parks and community events. He met and was active for a time with civil rights leader Cesar Chavez – this time became an inspiration for his art. In 2009 he was involved with establishing Arizona’s first Latino Arts and Cultural Center in downtown Phoenix. Girón continues to play an active role there and mentors younger up and coming Latino and Native American artists. The exhibit will run from Oct. 2-29. Deming Art Center is located at 100 S Gold St., Deming. Its hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday to Friday and 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday. Info: 575-546-3663 or


  • The Cloudcroft Art Society's gallery is open every Saturday during the summer months. Many artworks ranging from paintings in all media, fine art and digital art photography, both framed and matted prints, cards, pottery, fiber art, gourd art, intarsia, jewelry and glass art are on display and are for sale. The gallery is located in the old red brick schoolhouse which houses the Nivison Library at the east end of Burro Street where it intersects Swallow Place. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m.


The Tularosa Basin Gallery of Photography, 401 12th St., Carrizozo, has reopened and can be visited from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturdays or by appointment. Call 612-963-1499 for appointments. Occupancy is limited to six people at a time, and masks are required. If you don’t have one, we will provide one for you. We ask that you use our hand sanitizer upon entering the Gallery. The New Mexico Magazine 2020 Photo Contest winners’ exhibit is currently on display. Call the gallery after 10 a.m. on Saturday morning to confirm arrival by dialing 575-937-1489. Info:


  • The Agave Artists cooperative gallery welcomes the cooler weather and coming holiday season with an  outdoor Artists’ Stash Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17 in Josefina’s Garden. New, current, old and experimental works for keeping and giving as well as artist’s stash are included and for sale. The artists in the garden are Carol Wortner, paper art and experimental jewelry; Vickie Morrow, ceramic jewelry, handmade jewelry components and found object stash for other artist’s work; Paul Maxwell, paintings and prints; Wendy Weir, experimental works, prints and her collections; and Lisa Carlson,  jewelry, pottery, experimental work and bulk beads. Josefina’s Garden is located at the gallery’s side yard, accessible through the blue gate at 2250 Calle de San Albino, Mesilla or through the restaurant patio. Masks, social distancing and limited numbers will be observed. Info: 602-615-1146.
  • The Doña Ana Arts Council (DAAC) will feature the work of Las Cruces artist Richard Harris’ whth “Wing Whispers, Avian Life Lessons” throughout the month of October, opening Monday, Oct. 5, and continuing through Friday, Oct. 30. The show includes 50 pieces of Harris’ art in a variety of sizes. This is his first show for DAAC. All his pieces will be for sale, and “reasonably priced,” Harris said. DAAC is located at 250 W. Amador Ave., at the corner of Amador and Alameda Boulevard, 250 W. Amador Ave. during regular business hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will be open for the Second Saturday on Oct. 10 from noon -7 p.m. For more information, visit the website or call the Doña Ana Arts Council at 575-523-6403.
  • The Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery, 2470-A Calle de Guadalupe, across from the historic Fountain Theatre, is currently accepting applications from artists to display their artwork. Currently the gallery features two local artists for the month of October, Naida Zucker and Bonnie MacQuarrie. Zucker, a mixed media artist who combines gelatin monoprinting (hectography) with digital photography. She produces one-of-a-kind art pieces. MacQuarrie specializes in Art Tile. She learned her craft under the direction of Susan Gamble, owner of the Santa Teresa Tile Works in Tucson, Arizona. Mark Morden, a pastelist is the newest member of the gallery. He is a retired architect from the Pacific Northwest who moved to Las Cruces in 2018. He focuses on capturing light and shadow along with design and composition of the piece. COVID -19 adjusted gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily with limited access. Info: 575-522-2933,


  • An area created format showcases artists’ work on Facebook at “Las Cruces NM Artists & Art Showcase” on a page is specifically for the many undiscovered artists and artisans in Las Cruces and Doña Ana County. No matter what it is you do, painting, photography, sculpting, pottery, jewelry, fiber arts, woodworking, decorative arts, etc., anything created by you is welcome to be displayed. Please note, this FaceBook page is meant to be a digital art gallery, rather than a sales tool. This FaceBook page is the creation of Robert Paquette, a long-time volunteer for many Las Cruces community service organizations.
  • Desert Exposure Virtual Gallery offers a visit to the art of southern New Mexico artists in their web-based galleries. While we can’t yet go to all these galleries and studios and spend our time perusing the amazing work of southern New Mexico artists and craftspeople, we can take a journey through their creativity. This section of the Desert Exposure website journeys through some of the talent we have south of Interstate 25. If you are a southern New Mexico artist and would like to be included in this listing, please contact us at or by calling Elva at 575-443-4408. Website: