EL PASO ART ASSOCIATION
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 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
2013 Arts International Best of Show Award Winner
You Can't Bulldoze Your Way to the Highlife by John Rust
2013 International Eye of the Camera First Place Award Winner
Old Adobe by Manny Madole
Happy 4th of July EPAA Members. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday with your friends and families. Be sure to make time to come to the gallery to view the artwork for the America the Beautiful award show. Also, be sure to get your photographs ready for the International Eye of the Camera. Thank you to our judge Heriberto Ibarra, our jurors Manny Madole and Ernest Salazar, and to our co-chairs Nina Eaton and Lisa Williams.
Right after that show, we will be getting ready for our signature show, Arts International 2014. Thank you to our exhibition committee: Maria Zampini, Rodolfo Sigala, Karla Zanelli, Stephanie Conwell, and Donna Vesely. Also, sponsors are being secured to ensure a very successful show. Call 915.534.7377 if you want to help.
We are working diligently to create shows that will keep the EPAA strong. Thank you for your continued support. Your dedication doesn’t go unnoticed.
Gary Crossland, EPAA Board President
Heriberto Ibarra teaches at UTEP and the El Paso Museum of History. At the museum, his students are working on the largest 3D interactive wall in the world. He is the owner, photographer, and Hypermodernism artist of Heriberto Ibarra Photography. He was the Chief photographer at the El Paso Museum of Art and spent several years as a photographer for the El Paso Times.
Thank you to the 2014 IEOTC jurors, Manny Madole and Ernest Salazar. Manny Madole won first place last year for his entry, “Old Adobe” and third place for his entry, “Lady on the Hill - El Paso High School.” And, Ernest Salazar owns ELS photography. Both talented photographers.
Thank you again to the IEOTC Committee chairs Lisa Williams and Nina Eaton. They are working really hard to make this event a memorable experience.
EPAA Member Gary L. Boggs passed away on Thursday, July 10, 2014. Gary was a talented artist and became very active in El Paso's art community. He was the type of person that offered help before you could ask. He promoted art everywhere he went and encouraged other artists. He was a dedicated member and supporter of the El Paso Art Association and the Rio Bravo Watercolor Society. He was frank, but a gentleman in every aspect of the word. His absence will be felt by his many friends in the art community and our prayers go out to his family.
Funeral and Committal services were held Tuesday, July 15th. In lieu of flowers, his family is asking for donations to the El Paso Art Association or Rio Bravo Watercolorists.
Members are still needed to assist with this year’s Arts International award show and sale. Call the office at 915.534.7377 if you are interested in helping with EPAA’s signature event.
Thank you to Maria and Diana Zampini, Alex Deucalion, and Dr. Tom and Bobby Brewer for volunteering to greet visitors on Saturday mornings at the gallery. Thank you to Estelle Goldman, who will be assisting with art drop off and art pick up. Also, thank you to Reggie Watterson and David LaBarre for hanging all of the artwork. Volunteers are invaluable and we appreciate YOU!!!
When you visit the Crossland Gallery, the Art Junction, or the EPAA offices, feel free to use the large parking lot to the EAST of the building on Durango. It is always open and it is free!
June 27 to July 26, 2014
America the Beautiful Art Show & Sale
500 W. Paisano (at Durango)
August 1 to 23, 2014
International Eye of the Camera
Photography Show & Sale
It is time to get ready for
International Eye of the Camera (IEOTC). This juried photography exhibition is scheduled for August 1-23rd. Gala Opening August 1, from 5-8pm. Award winners will be announced at the Gala Opening.
October 4 to November 1, 2014
Arts International 2014 is officially underway. The juried art show and sale is set for October 4th. Prospectus and online entry form are now available.
So get ready and enter today!
Entry deadline August 16, 2014