EL PASO ART ASSOCIATION

Dedicated to the Promotion and Achievement of Fine Art

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.

Announcements

YEARBOOKS

FEBRUARY

GENERAL MEETING

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS & CALLS TO ARTISTS

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.

65th ANNIVERSARY

STORIES

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.

GENERAL MEETING SCHEDULE

 

February 8th, 2-4pm

Fiber Art Demonstration

with Lin Bentley Keeling

 

March 8

May 17

June 14

September 13

October 11

 

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.

SOLDIER ART WORKSHOP PROGRAM

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

WESTERN IMPRESSIONS

AWARD SHOW & SALE

How the West Was One/Won

Crossland Gallery

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!

UPCOMING EXHIBITION DATES & DEADLINES

 

COLORS OF SPRING

"Botanicals"

Entry Deadline April 12th

Opening April 24th

 

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL

"Red, White, Blue & Camouflage"

Entry Deadline June 16th

Opening June 26th

 

INTERNATIONAL EYE OF

THE CAMERA

(Online Entry Required)

Entry Deadline June 28

Opening July 31

 

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