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Encaustic International Art Studio and
Gallery — 7100 Westwind, Suites 120 and
135. The gallery is the studio of El Paso encaustic artist Brigitte von Ahn. Hours are 2 to 5
p.m. Thursdays, noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays, or
by appointment. Information: 833-0454 or
Escamilla Fine Art Gallery, Studio and
Gift Shop — Award-winning Impressionist
Alberto Escamilla’s studio is at 1445 Main
Street in San Elizario. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 11:30
a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday; and 12:30 to 4 p.m.
Sunday and by appointment. Information: 8510742 or 474-1800, or
The gallery is also the home of the studio and
gallery of Debra DeSantis.
Alberto Escamilla’s 2015 calendars are now
available in the gallery, for $12, plus tax.
‘FreeStyle’ — The collaborative show by
local artists Christina Huber, Candie Printz and
Beverly Widener using painting, drawing,
ceramics and photography runs through Jan.
6, at Mark Alan Salon and Gallery, 5700 N.
Mesa, Suite D. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday through Saturday. Closed Sunday and
Monday. Admission is free. Information: 5885618 or 585-1300.
Hal Marcus Gallery — 1308 N. Oregon.
Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Friday; noon to 7 p.m. Thursday or by
appointment. Information: 533-9090 or
Showing through Jan. 15: “Retro Rak,” the
art of Bill Rakocy from the 1940s and 1950s.
Marcus will be the guest on “The Healing
Power of Art” radio program, hosted by traditional naturopath Eliezer Ben-Joseph 9 to 10
a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, Radio Newstalk 690 AM
or online at
The gallery is owned and operated by local
artist Hal Marcus and his wife, Gallery Director
Patricia Medici.
Marcus’s home and studio, located across the
street, are available for personal tours.
Holiday Hair Art Sale — The art show is
on display through Jan. 6 at Mark Alan Salon
& Gallery, 5700 N. Mesa. Gallery hours are 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesdays; 10
a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.
Closed Sunday and Monday. Admission is free.
Information: 588-5618 or 585-1300.
The art show/sale features painting, drawing,
ceramics and photography by Christina Huber,
Candie Printz and Beverly Widener.
International Museum of Art — 1211
Montana. The museum is operated by the
International Association for the Visual Arts in
the historic Turney Home. Hours are 1 to 5
p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Free guided
tours available on a walk-in basis. Admission is
free. Information: 543-6747 or
Showing Jan. 18-31: “An Artistic Journey,” an
exhibit of photography, wood sculpting and
other media by Darrell McGahhey. Opening
reception is 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18.
‘IV Biennial Ciudad Juárez/El Paso
Biennial’ submissions — Submissions for
the fourth biennial juried exhibit are being
accepted through Feb. 1, from all artists living
and working within 200 miles of the border
between Mexico and the United States. Awards
include an EPMA purchase prize, an artist’s residency and a solo exhibition invitation.
January 2015
The binational exhibit presented by S-Mart
runs Nov. 1-Feb. 7, 2016 at El Paso Museum
of Art, One Arts Festival Plaza in El Paso, and
Museo de Arte de Ciudad Juarez. Featured
artists will have one piece featured at each
museum. Information: (El Paso Museum of Art)
532-1707 or; (Museo de
Arte de Ciudad Juarez) 613-1708 or
‘Jewelry for a Voice’ call for artists —
En Voz Alta seeks jewelry artist submissions
through March 21 to participate in the 4th
annual “Jewelry for a Voice” event. Information:
Patricia Garcia, 694-6178, Mary Ceglio, 2402368.
Jewelry artists wishing to create and donate a
unique piece of jewelry utilizing a signature
lampwork bead (made by Richard Inman) may
arrange to pick up their bead and competition
instructions from De Franco Designs, Placita
Santa Fe, 5024 Doniphan, Suite 6.
En Voz Alta is a nonprofit organization that
supports children with hearing loss. “Jewelry
for a Voice” is Saturday, April 25, at El Paso
Club with a dinner, entertainment and silent
auction to benefit children with hearing loss.
Tickets: $50.
through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and
noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 474-1800
or 851-0093.
The First Friday ArtWalk is 6 to 9 p.m. Friday,
Jan. 2, with artist galleries open late, live
demonstrations and music. A Ghost Tour
begins at 10 p.m.
To get there, take Loop 375 South from I-10,
exit Socorro Rd., drive 7 miles east.
Featured gallery artists include Albert
Escamilla, Rob Mack, Palmira Lopez, Manuel
Alvarado, Maria Branch, Bert Saldaña, Joanna
Franco, Melissa Himes, M. Concepcion, Robert
Lichlyter, Amado Pena Jr. and Arturo Avalos.
Sunland Art Gallery — 5034-D Doniphan,
in Placita Santa Fe. The co-op gallery features
original paintings and photographs, jewelry,
prints and gift items by more than 20 local
artists. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday
through Saturday. Information: Cil Abeyta, 5843117 or 474-0053.
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La Galeria de la Misíon de Senecú —
The Ysleta Independent School District’s gallery
is at 8455 Alameda. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday. Information: 434-9703.
The 17th annual Virgen de Guadalupe Art
Exhibit runs through Jan. 15.
Northeast Critique Group — The artists’
group meets at 3 p.m. the third Thursday of
the month at Opengate Community Church,
9821 McCombs. Bring a recent painting or
drawing to be critiqued (not criticized). All
media welcome. Information: Judy, 755-1443
or Connie, 490-3978.
Pastel Society of El Paso — The society’s
next meeting is 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at the
International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana.
The program, “My Best Pastel,” features members displaying and explaining the inspiration,
story and technique behind of their favorite
pastel paintings. The program is free and open
to the public. Information: 581-4971.
Rio Bravo Watercolorists – The group’s
monthly meeting is 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 21, at Gabriel’s Restaurant,
1270 Giles. Artist and educator Jennifer
Stapher-Thomas will talk on “The Puzzle Pieces
of Art.” Elements of art and principles of design
will be discussed and explored. StapherThomas’s whimsical style has a strong design
approach. Cost (by Jan. 18): $15 includes meal.
Information: (940) 631-7337 or
[email protected]
The public is welcome to all meetings. Dues
for membership are $35 (check only).
Rubin Center — UTEP’s Stanlee and Gerald
Rubin Center for the Visual Arts is next to Sun
Bowl Stadium (off Dawson Drive). Hours are
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday;
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and noon to 5 p.m.
Saturday. Information: 747-6151, or on Facebook at
Coming Jan. 29-April 25: “Citizen Culture:
Artists and Architects Shape Policy, “featuring
works by Ala Plastica, Tania Bruguera, Suzanne
Lacy, Michael Maltzan, The Medellin Diagram,
Antanas Mockus with Futuro Moncada, Laurie
Jo Reynolds and Tamms Year Ten.
San Elizario Art District — Several galleries and artist studios are located 1445 to
1501 Main Street near the San Elizario Plaza on
the Mission Trail. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday
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