Prospectus #260
Acclaimed Artist Series
Purchase Initiative
Calling all Southwest Artists and Galleries located in Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico.
The objective of the 2020 Acclaimed Artist Purchase Initiative is to diversify the state’s public art collection by purchasing artwork from artists in all stages of their careers. All media in all genres, suitable for both interior and exterior display, will be considered for purchase. Artwork must be durable, permanent, low-maintenance and in compliance with ADA guidelines upon installation.
Seeking artwork ready for purchase in the $20,000 – $40,000 price range, all-inclusive.
DEADLINE: September 30, 2020
Prospectus #254
US Native American and Indigenous Artists Purchase Initiative
New Mexico Arts has extended the deadline for the US Native American and Indigenous Artists Initiative. The Project is open to Native American, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native artists who reside in the United States as well as galleries in the United States, who sell the work of Native Artists. Galleries may submit qualifications on behalf of any artist represented by the gallery, regardless of the artist’s residency, so long as the artist identifies as a member of a Native American, Native Hawaiian, or Alaska Native tribe or community.
All visual arts media in all genres, suitable for interior or exterior display, will be considered for purchase. Project amounts are $1,000-$50,000 all-inclusive.
DEADLINE: August 31, 2020.
Due to the Covid-19 crisis we would like to ensure that as many artists as possible are able to submit to this call for artists
Josie Valdez
Mesalands Community College
Prospectus #259
Devasthali Hall
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM
Commission Project
New Mexico Arts and the Local Selection Committee at New Mexico State University (NMSU) seek an artist or artist team to create a site-specific commission project for an exterior landscaped location near the new Art Building Devasthali Hall on the main campus of NMSU in Las Cruces.
The space invites the opportunity to create a connection point and unifying location for multiple university disciplines through an environment where students, faculty, staff, and visitors to NMSU may gather. Projects that engage the natural environment, the exterior architecture, and use the grounds to create a sense of place are encouraged.
Professional artists working in the United States and demonstrating a level of experience that is commensurate with the project scope and budget will be invited to submit qualifications to this opportunity.
Artists are encouraged to explore conceptual designs inspired by the landscape, landscape architecture, environmental art, placemaking and monumental art. A total of $190,500 is available for the project inclusive of all costs, taxes and fees.
DEADLINE: August 3, 2020.
Devasthali Hall
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM
The Art in Public Places program enriches New Mexico’s public spaces through an innovative and diverse public art collection.
To preserve, enhance, and develop the arts in New Mexico through partnerships, public awareness, and education, and to enrich the quality
of life for present and future generations.
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Recording of Kathleen Key’s on-line “Impressionism #4” art history seminar 4/21/20

Hello Art Lovers!

Click on the link below to access the recording from Kathleen Key’s on-line “Impressionism 4 class” — recorded on 4/21/20

NOTE:  copy password to access recording         Password: 2u+?r17U

These recordings also will be posted on the Dona Ana Arts Council  Facebook page.

Hope you enjoy the recording.

Many, many thanks to Kathleen Key, DAAC’s Art Historian in Residence.


Get ArtRageous! Gourd Jewelry-Making with Sylvia Hendrickson

Three-hour “sip, make & take” art class with all materials supplied and light refreshments.  Come learn and have fun!

Join Sylvia and make beautiful necklaces using gourds, beads, and leather. She is back due to popular demand and she is holding the class from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. so you have time to make more than one necklace or bracelet!!.

REGISTER HERE Gourd Jewelry-Making with Sylvia Hendrickson
class limited to 16.     2 – 5 p.m.


Get ArtRageous! Clay Play with Lisa Carlson – Part 1

Three-hour “sip, make & take” art class with all materials supplied and light refreshments.  Come learn and have fun!

Come play in clay!! This will be a two-part Get ArtRageous! class:   January 8, 2020 Part 1  and January 29, 2020 Part 2.  (Register separately for each Part).


The first class we will make a clay bowl using the slip stencil technique. We will also create clay valentines either flat with texture (I have LOTS to choose from) or you could make a 3D hollow heart that rattles. The second class, I will deliver your glazed bowls and we will do “cold work” on your textured heart. Cold work refers to any surface decoration that is not fired in the kiln. I look forward to working with you.

Class limit 15 at 4:30-7:00pm

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