The 32nd Annual Community Arts Awards celebration  took place Tuesday, May 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Doña Ana Arts Council (DAAC) Arts & Cultural Center, 1740 Calle de Mercado in Mesilla.

Special honorees for the evening were Sally and Glenn Cutter, recognizing their 45 years of service to the community at the Cutter Gallery.

Congratulations to the 2019 Arts Awardees!

  • Donna Tate, Papen Family Award
  • Jan Archey, Arts in Education Award
  • Ron Saltzman, Community Arts Award
  • Rebecca Courtney, Art in Public Places Award
  • Erlinda Portillo, Public Service to the Arts Award
  • Cruces Creatives, Lea Wise-Surgey, Executive Director, Newcomer Award


The Doña Ana Arts Council works in partnership with community groups, local, state, and national governmental agencies, and other nonprofit arts organizations to meet the arts and cultural needs of the southern New Mexico community through a diversity of initiatives and services. The Doña Ana Arts Council is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization.

Donations will be gladly accepted to support DAAC’s many community art programs.  More information may be found at , emailing or by calling (575) 523-6403.

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