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.
2015 Western Impressions Best of Show Award Winner
Glenwood: Driftwood Drama by Robert Dozal
2015 con.FIGURE.ation Best of Show Award Winner
Angel Resting With Dog Sleeping on Wing
by John W. MacKenzie
2014 Arts International Best of Show Award Winner
The Veteran by Julie Caffee-Cruz
2014 International Eye of the Camera Best of Show Award Winner
Storm Coming by Tony Martin
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
It is that time of year again to start checking your information and planning for your ad. We are getting ready to work on the 2015 Yearbook. Advertise your business, art class, or publish your work for everyone to enjoy! To make any changes to your information or to get an ad started, please call Karla Zanelli today at 915-534-7377.
2015 is the 65th anniversary for EPAA. Look for stories all year long celebrating our 65th anniversary. This month, we have an interview with Barbara Brown.
Barbara has been a member of the EPAA for 50 years. She was the 1972-73 Chairman Director of EPAA (what is now called Board President), and remembers the EPAA founding members: Richard Licht, Eugene Thurston, Wanda Hermann, and Carl Cogar. She said, that in the beginning days, new members had to be sponsored by a current member. Once an artist got sponsored, their artwork had to be reviewed and voted on by current members. Current members had the responsibility to vote in or deny someone who had been sponsored. Barbara Brown was sponsored by Jan Herring. When Jan told her that she was sponsoring her, Barbara “thought she was kidding.” She was so delighted to hear that this group had accepted her work and made her a member.
The EPAA will be celebrating 65 years in 2015. If you have any stories or photographs to share regarding the start of our association, please email to Newsletter@ElPasoArtAssociation.com.
February 8th, 2-4pm
Fiber Art Demonstration
with Lin Bentley Keeling
Make plans to attend the first meeting for 2015 set for February 8th from 2-4pm at the Crossland Gallery. After hearing the latest art news, stay for an interesting demonstration by fiber artist Lin Bentley Keeling. In her demonstration, Lin will share the basics of creating sculptures using coiled basketry techniques. To see more of her work visit LBKFiberArts.com. Mark your calendars now for Sunday, February 8, 2015, 2-4pm.
The El Paso Art Association is excited to announce a new collaborative project called, “The Soldier Art Workshop Program.” This program is designed to address soldier and family anxiety and stress issues resulting from deployment. The El Paso Museum of Art, Plein Air Painters of El Paso, Pastel Society of El Paso, Rio Bravo Watercolorists, and other El Paso community sponsors are all participating in this program to provide amazing art to our military families. Military sponsorship is provided by Ft. Bliss Morale, Welfare & Recreation (MWR), the Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB), and the Ready & Resilience Center (RRC).
Volunteer artists in the program include Jan Wisbrun Dreher, Krystyna Robbins, Julie Caffee-Cruz, Nina Walker, Ben Avant, Pat Olchefski-Winston, Darrell McGahhey, Jimmie Bemont, Ron Fritsch, Melinda Etzold, and Rami Scully.
EPAA is looking for organization sponsors, volunteers, and other interested artists to support this important program for our soldiers and their families. For more information, please contact John Robbins at (915) 309-1891 or Gary Crossland at (915) 534-7377.
February 20 to March 21, 2015
AWARD SHOW & SALE
How the West Was One/Won
Entries for this award show will be judged by Southwest artist and historian Bill Rakocy. Winners will be announced at the gala opening on Friday, February 20th, from 5-7pm.
Thank you to Andra and Gary Crossland, Starr Western Wear, and El Paso Trail Rides for sponsoring this show!
COLORS OF SPRING
Entry Deadline April 12th
Opening April 24th
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL
"Red, White, Blue & Camouflage"
Entry Deadline June 16th
Opening June 26th
INTERNATIONAL EYE OF
(Online Entry Required)
Entry Deadline June 28
Opening July 31