Arts Scene

Upcoming area art happenings



  • This March the Grant County Art Guild features three artists in the gallery and is holding two Open Studios and various workshops in the Annex. Glass artist Susan Rice, painter and recycled textile artist Luanne Brooten and painter Beatriz Giraldo will each have work in the windows as well as displays in the gallery. The Open Studios, held in the Annex, are drop-in (no reservation needed) and are from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 10 and 24. Take a current creative project with you to work on. For a list of various workshops, see the Annex calendar at The Annex is at 106 E Market, directly behind the Guild Gallery. The Gallery offers a large variety of fine arts and crafts in a wide range of price-points. It is located at 316 N Bullard Street, in Silver City. Hours are from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. every day. Info: 
  • Light Art Space Fine Art Gallery features two exhibitions in March. “Dunes & Dreams: A Portrait of White Sands National Park” by photographer Emmitt Booher of Mesilla. Booher shares his black and white images of the park. These photographs reflect an introspective and intimate observation of this environment and as a metaphor of the world today. “It Figures: Figurative Artwork from 1982 – 2021” is work by Silver City artist Joel Armstrong. Armstrong has worked  “loose, sketchy, linear, elongated, abstract and super representational,” he said. The reception for both exhibits is 5-7 p.m., March 11 and they runs through April 30. “Experimental Printmaking Without a Press: Monotype and Image Transfer,” is a workshop to be held March 26 with instructor Carmen Ruiz. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday to Saturday and by appointment. Info: 520-240-7075,


  • March at the Deming Art Center features the beautiful creations of the local quilting club – The Quilting B’s. On display will be bed-size quilts, along with wall hangings, challenges, dolls, bead art and smaller quilted items. Many will be for sale. A Western themed quilt that will offered during a drawing. The Quilt Club will also be donating a quilt to the local Play Sharity Children’s Museum at the end of the show. The exhibit will be up from March 2 – 30. The center is located at 100 S. Gold St., in Deming, and is open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday to Friday and 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. Info: 575-546-3663 or


  • New York Art & Music Studio at 1120 New York Ave. in Alamogordo, represents around 40 artists ranging from traditional to contemporary styles in many mediums. The gallery has musical instruments for sale and offerings for art and music classes and event hosting. Info: 575-430-1306.



  • La Posada de Maria Magdalena Art Gallery, 902 First St. in Magdalena, is featuring a retrospective exhibit of work by Louis DeMayo(1926 - 2016). A contemporary and friend of R. C. Gorman, DeMayo is considered a trailblazer in the realm of contemporary southwest art, abolishing the stereotypes of what the viewing public considers Southwestern. This exhibit includes original signed acrylic paintings, lithographs and serigraphs. Also at the gallery are Escalante Rugs, durable, affordable Zapotec Rugs available for sale. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday and by appointment. The exhibit runs through May. Info: 910-297-9904.


  • Agave's Artist of March is Leslie Toombs who is a pastel, ink, water media and mixed media artist. Her art can be enjoyed through its movement and texture. Kathy Marques is Agave Artists Gallery newest contributor. The gallery is located at 2250 Calle De San Albino, Mesilla. From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 12, Toombs will be leading a drawing workshop at the gallery. Paper, pencils, pens, charcoal and crayons will be provided or you can bring your own. Info: 575-339-9870.
  • The Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main Las Cruces, offers “Charreada,” featuring photographs by Mel Stone of the Mexican rodeo arena and the charreada, as well as the expertise of the riders who participate in its competitive events. The show will be up through April 23. Stone’s photographs capture the drama and excitement of the Mexican rodeo arena and the charreada. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Info: 575-541-2154.
  • The Mandrake Fine Art Gallery, 501 E. Hadley Ave. in Las Cruces presents "Sweet Dreams," a show of multimedia serigraphy collages by Anne Q. Anne Q. Is an artist, designer, and printmaker based out of Las Cruces. her work explores themes of mental and physical dystopia using a combination of analog and digital mediums. Heavy layers of texture and imagery of uneasy comfort veiled in cryptic imagery pulled from the past and present. The show is on view through April 1. Info: 646-345-1169.
  • A deep appreciation of farm and ranch life in New Mexico is the impetus behind a new art show at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces. “An Enchanted Vision: The Artistic Celebration of Farming and Ranching in New Mexico” features the artwork of artist Sue Nichols. Her paintings are on display in the Museum’s Arts Corridor. Nichols’ art portrays a historical reflection of agrarian and indigenous New Mexico, ranging from depictions of past generations and days gone by to present-day youth engaged in agricultural endeavors. The show will be on display through March. The museum at 4100 Dripping Springs Road in Las Cruces is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Info: 575-522-4100. 


  • The Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery, 2470-A Calle de Guadalupe, across from the historic Fountain Theatre features two local artists for the month of March: John Glass and Bob Zolto. Glass, a watercolorist, is originally from rural Indiana and settled in the mountains outside of Deming.  His pursuit of art is a daily routine. Zolto, a photographer, is originally from the New York City area.  He is a self-taught photographer whose work is influenced by Ansel Adams, Joe McNally, and several photojournalists. First American Bank in Mesilla, is well represented by gallery members who rotate the galleries artists’ work monthly. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Info: 575-522-2933,

 • The Las Cruces Museum of Art’s exhibition, “Revelation: Regional Artists from the Permanent Collection,” continues through March 12 at MOA, 491 N. Main St. Downtown. The exhibition features a wide range of artistic media, including paintings, watercolors, prints, photography, sculptures and pottery. It highlights local and regional artists that make Las Cruces and the Borderlands unique, including such artists as Rachel Stevens, Georjeanna Feltha, Luis Alfonso Jimenez, Jr., Joe Thieman and others. MOA is open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Info: 575-541-2137.