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 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
2013 Arts International Best of Show Award Winner
You Can't Bulldoze Your Way to the Highlife by John Rust
Many foundations have large endowments and multiple assets. At this point in time, The El Paso Art Association is not such an organization. Because of our many ongoing programs, award exhibitions, and commitments, we have never built up a large safety net of funds. And, we do not have an organized, planned-giving department. However, we certainly would welcome any contributions, donations, and monetary-based gifts that you can provide.
If you are thinking, “what can I donate,” consider that gifts can be in any form such as stocks, securities, insurance policies, and even properties. Another way you might consider contributing to our wonderful association is by giving us authorization to securely charge a certain amount to your credit card every month. We have a secure way of doing this. This will allow you to donate without even leaving your home, without any hassle, and in a cost-effective manner. You could also sponsor a new member and pay for their membership. Growth in membership is our goal this year!
Any and all gifts will be put to great use. Rest assured that monetary gifts are used to improve the EPAA and continue to provide year-long award shows and member exhibitions. If you have enjoyed at least one of these events, please consider any additional monetary contributions that you can make. The board and all of your fellow members appreciate it! Together we CAN make a difference! Click HERE to donate. If you want to discuss other donation options, please call 534-7377
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!
The next quarterly meeting is set for Sunday, September 14th, from 2-4pm at the Crossland Gallery, 500 West Paisano (at Durango). Come and hear all of the latest EPAA news for yourself. Then, sit back and enjoy a plein air demonstration and discussion by Corinne Abeyta-Spinnler, Candy Mayer and Rami Scully. They will be discussing tips and techniques and will be answering all of your plein air questions.
2014 Arts International Juror Leslie Allen “tells stories by way of quirky cartoons, moody landscapes, gestural figures, and large juicy abstract oil paintings.” In recent years, she has been working in collaboration with artist and architect Barry Peterson, her husband and partner, in Studio 300A Art + Architecture. She has studied painting in San Diego, San Francisco, New Mexico and Paris,and has been studying aquatint etching techniques and traditions at Crown Point Press in San Francisco. For more information visit www.studio300a.com.
The work of 2014 Arts International Juror Ronald Fritsch, hangs in a number of private and corporate collections. His creative path has included a BFA and MA in fine arts from NMSU, illustration and art direction for the Las Cruces Sun-News and 40 years of teaching oil, acrylic and watercolor painting. He currently lives in Las Cruces, teaches classes for the El Paso Museum of Art and is senior creative director at Sanders\Wingo Advertising, where he’s won numerous awards for his advertising work.
The emcee for the 2014 Arts International Award Show and Sale will be the host of State of the Arts, Mónica Gómez. She is a long-time performer, songwriter, poet, teaching artist, and former TV news reporter specializing in arts, culture and good news. And she says, “Art is always good news.”
August 29 to September 20, 2014
EPAA Member Exhibition
500 West Paisano (at Durango)
Continues through September 20, 2014
Get ready for the September member exhibition. Artists in this show will be
Sandy Smith, Lyn Orona, Robert Dozal, Leticia Luevanos, Tom Taeger, and
October 4 to November 1, 2014
Arts International 2014 is officially underway. The juried art show and sale is set to open October 4th.
Attention Texas artists! The call for entries in the 35th annual Hunting Art Prize is now open! Sign up to vie for the $50,000 award. Deadline is November 30, 2014. For more information about their online entry requirements, please visit their site at www.huntingartprize.com