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 Colors of Spring Best of Show Award Winner
Spring Maiden by Tracy Love
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In 1950, five local artists gathered in Edith Arden’s living room to discuss the forming of an artists’ club. Eight years later, the EPAA had 80 active members, including some well known early El Paso artists including Eugene Thurston, Kate Ball, Dorothy Geyer, Eloise Hobble, William Kolliker and Wanda de Turczynowicz Hermann. Four honorary members were Peter and Henrietta Wyeth Hurd, Lewis Teel and Gladys Rodehaver; all prominent regional artists of the time.
The association sponsored three juried art shows: A Member's Exhibition in the winter, the Business Mens Art Show in March, and a continuing exhibit at the Medical Center Terrace Restaurant featuring a revolving exhibit of members’ works. Monthly meetings were held in various members’ homes, where demonstrations by artists and social activities were enjoyed by the membership. An interesting note, of the 80 EPAA members, only 9 were male. The ladies were the backbone of the association from the beginning. Also, current members should know that The Art Center on Yandell has been a supporting sponsor of EPAA for at least the past 57 years (remember that when you need to purchase art supplies). One final historical note of interest, the official name of EPAA, from it’s inception through its first decade of existence, was the El Paso ARTISTS Association, putting the emphasis on the members status.
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.
Make plans to attend the next general meeting Sunday, March 8th from 2-4pm. After the meeting, silk-artist Judy Licht will be doing a hands-on, silk-painting demonstration. The meeting and the demonstration are free and open to the public. Please mark your calendars now for this Sunday, March 8th, at the Crossland Gallery, 500 W. Paisano.
Krystyna Robbins just finished her Soldiers Art workshop (Oil Painting) and said, “It was a great experience.” She said it turned out a little differently than she planned, but was excited because the soldiers wanted to jump right in and start painting. They started with a “paint along” of a landscape of the poppy-covered Franklin mountains. The paintings were just wonderful and it was so gratifying to see the soldiers enjoy art. Krystyna wanted to share her experience with the other artists in the program and said, “It is a fantastic experience, you will really enjoy it.”
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.
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL
"Red, White, Blue & Camouflage"
Entry Deadline June 16
Opening June 26
INTERNATIONAL EYE OF
(Online Entry Required)
Entry Deadline June 28
Opening July 31
(Online Entry Required)
Entry Deadline August 16
Opening October 3
Entry Deadline November 24
Opening December 5
March 27 to April 18, 2015
Student Scholarship Exhibition
Artwork from Mountain View High School, Horizon High School, and Clint Early College HS will go on display March 27, 2015. The Friday opening gala will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Crossland Gallery, 500 West Paisano (at Durango). Western Impressions Best of Show Winner, artist Robert Dozal, will judge the students’ entries.
Thank you to our sponsor Huthsteiner Fine Arts Trust.
April 24 to May 23, 2015
COLORS OF SPRING AWARD SHOW & SALE
Deadline to enter April 12th
Online Entry Form & Prospectus at:
Entries for this award show will be judged by NMSU Art professor Tauna Cole Dorn. Winners will be announced at the gala opening on Friday, April 24th, from 5-7pm.
Thank you to our sponsor Damon Crossland Nationwide Insurance!