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Crossland Gallery
April 4 to April 26, 2014
Seven Paths to Creating Beauty

This Student Scholarship Exhibition is sponsored by Huthsteiner Fine Arts Trust. For this exhibition, UTEP professors selected 12 students to display their work in 7 artistic mediums (Metals, Graphic Design, Drawing, Ceramics, Sculpture, Painting, and Printmaking) and receive scholarships provided by the El Paso Art Association.


Three pieces from the Colors of Spring Show sold. Congratulations to the artists and thank you to the patrons who supported these artists' efforts.

Calls to Artists / Upcoming Exhibitions

May 2 to May 24, 2014
Western Impressions

Crossland Gallery
Open to all artists. Entry deadline April 18, 2014. Prospectus and entry forms now available, enter soon. More…

May 30 to June 21, 2014
EPAA Member Show

Crossland Gallery
Featuring work by Gary Biel, Paul Dumond, Estelle Goldman, Patt Robles, and John W. MacKenzie.

June 27 to July 26, 2014
America the Beautiful

Crossland Gallery
Open to all artists. Entry deadline June 18, 2014. More…

August 1 to August 23, 2014
International Eye of the Camera

Crossland Gallery
Juried photography show open to all photographers. Entry deadline TBA. More...

August 29 to September 20, 2014
EPAA Member Show

Crossland Gallery
Featuring work by Robert Dozal, Leticia Leuvanos, Lynn Orona, Christina Huber, Sandy Smith and Tom Taeger.

October 4 to November 1, 2014
Arts International

Crossland Gallery
Juried show open to all regional artists. Entry deadline TBA.

Membership Drive

Leonard Sipiora started the EPAA Membership drive for both artist and artist patrons. He would like to see the EPAA membership grow to 500 by 2015 when the EPAA will celebrate it's 65 year as an El Paso art institution. All EPAA members are encouraged to invite a friend to join the El Paso Art Association. Growing the association will keep the EPAA relevant and strong. Click HERE to Join or Renew online or phone 915-534-7377.

Crossland's New Website
Where are the Photos from the Exhibitions?

Crossland's new website has TWO places to view photographs that have been taken of exhibitions. When artwork is currently hanging in the gallery, you should be able to see photographs from the exhibition in the CURRENT EXHIBITION area. Once the exhibition is taken down, photographs of artwork, artists, and visitors from that show will be moved to the PAST EXHIBITION area. The goal is to only have photographs of currently-hanging exhibitions in the current exhibition area and photographs of artwork from previous shows in the past exhibition area on the new website.

To see CURRENT exhibition photos, click HERE.

To see PAST exhibition photos, click HERE.

Enjoy the photographs!

Kay White - Another Reason to Attend Openings

If you need another reason to attend the Crossland Gala Openings, besides the wonderful art and terrific people you get to meet, you should come try out the delicious food that Kay White serves up. Kay always puts on a terrific feast that is pleasing to your palette as well as to the eye. Ask her for one of her recipes, she is happy to share.

Plan to come to the next opening and try some of Kay's great food. Tasty food and wonderful artwork - what a great combination.

Studio Tour Spotlight
Don Beene - Artist & Cowboy

Don Beene is a cowboy, patriot, and an artist. Don, a former EPAA President and long-time member and supporter of EPAA, has a studio at the Art Junction, 500 W. Paisano Drive, and can be reached at www.donbeene.com or (915) 269-5196.

Quarterly Meeting

June 2014 (Exact Date TBA)
Crossland Gallery
500 W. Paisano (at Durango)
Everyone Welcome!

A Message from Stephanie Conwell

When I started as treasurer /bookkeeper with the El Paso Art Association ten years ago, it was just barely past the "kitchen table organization" stage. Now after more than ten years of growing pains EPAA has an office, 34 studio spaces for rent, two galleries, an office and gallery manager, a bookkeeper and a media/computer specialist. MY HOW WE HAVE GROWN!!!

Now we need to look forward to our future. As Leonard Sipiora introduced in last month's issue, we need to bring in more members and continue to grow the organization. Members need to renew their commitment to EPAA. Even though we have an office and staff we still need assistance in running the organization.

This organization needs many hands, heads and hearts to make it work. With your help we could participate in more projects. We always want and need volunteers to help with the monthly shows. We are also currently looking for a committee and volunteers to help with the 2014 Arts International Exhibit... that is our signature event of the EPAA. In closing, I would like to paraphrase John F. Kennedy from his inauguration speech: Ask not what EPAA can do for you, ask what you can do for EPAA. We want to provide many more services to all association members, as well as the community, but it will not happen without your time, talent and treasure. Please call Karla Zanelli at 534-7377 to volunteer today. Sincerely,
Stephanie Conwell,
EPAA Board Treasurer

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