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 Colors of Spring Best of Show Award Winner
Ascent of the Agaves by Robert Dozal
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
The El Paso Knitting Guild, which meets monthly in the Crossland Gallery, is conducting a needlework contest. Participating members will create knitted clothing for teddy bears. The dressed and named bears will be on display in the gallery for about three weeks in June. Anyone who visits the gallery during that time can vote on the best-dressed bear. Two prizes will be awarded. All the bears will then be presented to the El Paso Police Department to give to children in crisis. This is a joint venture of the El Paso Knitting Guild, the El Paso Police Department, and the El Paso Art Association. Chriss Gerbino and Helene Solomon are coordinating the contest for the Knitting Guild, the Police Department liaison is Norma Becerra of the Victims Services Unit, and Karla Zanelli, EPAA Office/Gallery Manager, is arranging the exhibit. The bears should be in the gallery and ready for your vote starting June 10th. Be sure to stop by and vote for your favorite.
From left to right:
Maria Corona, Domestic Violence Officer; Norma Becerra, Case Worker Victim Services Unit; Chriss Gerbino, Program Chair El Paso Knitting Guild; and Karla Zanelli, Office/Gallery Manager.
Ft. Bliss Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) held a free Family Fun day on May 9th at the Old Fort Bliss Replica/Noel Field. Several EPAA Members participated in the fun. Krystyna Robbins, Bob Adams, Connie Weaver, Dorian Clouser, and others did demonstrations, and MWR’s Robin Fox set up a children’s draw/paint exhibit.
Here is a photo of EPAA Member Dorian Clouser. Dorian, known for her beautiful watercolor paintings, participated in the family fun event and had time to paint a beautiful sunflower.
EPAA Member Dorian Clouser
On Sunday, June 14th, come hear all of the latest art news and then sit back and enjoy a presentation “Street Photography: Tips and Techniques,” with Storm Sermay. Storm will be discussing her techniques of photographing strangers on the street. Sounds to be an interesting presentation! For more details, visit Meet/Learn/News.
Volunteers are greatly needed for Arts International 2015. There are so many different ways you can get involved. Be a chairperson or a committee member to help organize and promote this prestigious art exhibit at the Crossland Gallery.
Do you prefer to work in the gallery? There are also many volunteer positions needed for Exhibit Assistant, Saturday Greeters, Office Helper, etc. Regardless of how you help, please know you are needed! It takes a lot of time to get the shows ready. If you are interested in lending a helping hand, please don’t wait. Please call Karla Zanelli today and volunteer!
(Online Entry Required)
Entry Deadline August 16
Opening October 3
November 6, 2015
December 5, 2015
(To be determined)
May 29 to June 20, 2015
EPAA Member Show
Summer Stir exhibit currently on display at the Crossland Gallery. Artists in the show include: Ruben Archuleta, Harry Sanchez Jr., Diana Le Marbe, Diana Zampini, Cesar Barraza, Storm Sermay, and FreChelle.
June 26 to July 25, 2015
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL
ON DISPLAY NOW
July 31 to August 22, 2015
INTERNATIONAL EYE OF THE CAMERA
SHOW NOW CLOSED FOR ENTRIES