Upcoming Area Art Happenings: April 2024



Call for Veterans & Military Connected Artists: In Alamogordo, Otero Arts will hold its “Second Annual Otero Veteran Arts Showcase” (OVAS) in June at the Otero Artspace, 1118 Indiana Ave., Alamogordo. OVAS will feature a month-long art exhibition, performances and writing workshops all featuring Veterans and Military connected artists.  Deadline for entering is May 1. To apply: contact Lori Arella, or call 845-797-3642. Info:



  • RA@W Gallery in Silver City opened on March 23. Four local artists opened the gallery: Tasha Marshe, Amy McBroom and Kathryn Schmid from Silver City; and Ismelda Garza from Deming. All artists are contemporary in nature and the gallery is collective in practice. All pieces are in their original states of paper or canvas and hung salon style on wires. All four were at Western New Mexico University enrolled at the same time in similar painting and drawing classes within the fine arts. RA@w Gallery is for artists seeking exposure within Silver City in a quaint venue at 104 Yankie Street. Interested arts can email Amy at or visit the gallery 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. All artwork accepted does not need to be matted or framed. Future workshops will be offered for adults and children. An art club for 6-12 year olds, called Dabble! is currently available for activities. To register email at
  • The Silver City Art Association hosts a First Friday gallery walk on April 5 in the Historic District of downtown Silver City. Galleries and their business friends will be open from 5-7 p.m. for receptions, art talks and other art events, with several galleries featuring artists on site to discuss their work. First Fridays are held from 5-7 p.m. on the first Friday of every month. For a map of participating galleries, or for more information about the Silver City Art Association, see
  • Light Art Space, 209 W. Broadway in Silver City, Commemorating the Gila Wilderness 100 anniversary, Light art Space features Four Artists Celebrating Wilderness,” an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Jane Seavers, Fred Barraza, Gay Scheibl and Paul Hotvedt. These four Silver City artists interpret the wilderness in their work. Curated by Paul Hotvedt. “Inspirations From the Wild”is an exhibition of photography and clay works by Karen Hymer and Zoe Wolfe. The reception for both exhibitions is scheduled for 5-7 p.m., Friday, April 5. The gallery is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday; and by appointment. Info:


  • Otero Arts features the second annual “Student Art Exhibit” at the Artspace located at 1118 Indiana Ave. in Alamogordo. The artwork spans k- 12 grades and includes various media including pottery, sculpture, drawing and painting. The exhibition opens with a reception 5-7 p.m. on April 5. The gallery is open 1-4 p.m. Thursday to Sunday every week. Info:


  • April 2024 at the Deming Art Center features the Deming High School art students. The exhibit will be up from April 3 - 29. There will be a time to meet the artists, 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, April 7. Also, the month of April will bring the Guatemalan Mercado back for two days – 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday, April 5 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, April 6. The Deming Art Center is at 100 S. Gold St., Deming. The gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday. Info: 575-546-3663 and at


  • RioBravoFineArt, 110 North Broadway in Truth or Consequences, presents a combined artists show by two New Mexican artists, Nolan Winkler and Raul Dorn. The show runs through April 21. For this joint show, Winkler has chosen the title of “The Dance Begins” for her pieces. This show for combined artists is an opportunity to compare the styles of two different artists while gaining an enhanced understanding of the distinctive characteristics of each one. Rio Bravo Fine Arts Gallery is at 110 N. Broadway in Truth or Consequences. Info:


  • Artists and community members in Carrizozo are celebrating World Art Day April 13 at various venues across the town. visit for updates, times, locations and to see exhibits and artworks spanning 2018 to present. 2024 scheduled celebration events include Limina Arts Foundation, 1108 E Avenue, with Floral Nouveau, an exhibition showcasing how the enchanting beauty of flowers has been a source of inspiration for artists throughout history; the Tularosa Basin Gallery of Photography, 401 12th Street,; and music by Lone Piñon at 4 p.m. and Paul Pino and the Tone Daddies at noon at Carrizozo Music Inc. 1108 E. Ave.,
  • Artist Joan Malkerson, known for paintings, ceramics, sculpture and installations, is set to unveil a solo art show centered around the theme of seeds. The exhibition, titled “The Seed Woman,” showcases a diverse collection of artworks that delve into the aesthetic and profound significance of seeds in our world. There will be an opening reception 5-7 p.m., Saturday, March 2. The Red Door Gallery is located downstairs in the Lutz Building at 401Twelfth Street, at the Photozozo Gallery of Photography in Carrizozo. 88301. Info: 612-963-1499.


  • Danielle Rae Miller’s ink on vellum drawings are featured at kind of a small array, 106 N. Main in Magdalena. Miller’s drawings layer density on transparency to reveal inter-species juxtapositions in bilaterally symmetrical arrangements suggestive of ritual. The artist’s hand is evident in the careful overlay of images, which are arranged as if to be read by creature code. Info:


  • The Artist INC Express workshop is coming to Las Cruces on April 6 and 7, Hosted by the Doña Ana Arts Council, this free workshop helps artists, of any discipline, develop the building

blocks for a thriving and enduring arts practice. Led by a team of experienced, working artists, this 10-hour, hands-on workshop helps artists address specific needs and challenges they face throughout their careers. Through discussions, activities, and hands-on exercises, artist-peer-facilitators, and a new network of peer artists, participating artists are supported in setting goals for their practices, writing about their work, and building a personal brand.

Interested artists can quickly and easily register for the free program at the following link:

Info: Araceli Solis, at 575.523.

  • Gallery 925 presents Jan Archey, potter with “Ninety-Nine Bottles on the Wall and Other Vistas Seen.” This is a show of bottles, 99 of them, and wall pieces of images seen on various travels since the pandemic. Archey enjoys many firing techniques, and this show will have examples of woodfired ceramics, high fire stoneware, raku and saggar fired work as well as her wall pieces exhibiting unique surfaces achieved from using minerals from the Earth as her colorants. An Opening reception is First Friday, 4-7 p.m., April 5. Jan Archey will give 2 gallery talks about her work, time TBA. Gallery 925 is at 925 N Mesquite St. Gallery hours are 1-5 p.m. Fridays and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Info:
  • Agave Artists Gallery features Paul Maxwell, a long-time member of the gallery in Mesilla as April artist of the month. As a painter, he focuses on the raw beauty of the desert southwest landscapes through watercolor, acrylic, or oil paintings. His art appears in other galleries and venues in New Mexico, Texas, and, sometimes, internationally, showing exotic views from Asia or Europe. Maxwell’s work tells stories of the world around him - people and animals alike. From 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 20 Maxwell will offer a painting demonstration at the Gallery. He’s offering a 20 percent discount on a 10” x 14” acrylic pet portrait for anyone who attends and brings a photo of their pet. The gallery is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday to Monday and until 8 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month at 2250 Calle de San Albino. Info: 575-339-9870.
  • 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 April: Bonnie MacQuarrie and Arlene Tugel. MacQuarrie specializes in art tile. She said her work is influenced by Marc Chagall and Henri Matisse. Tugel likes the pure, glowing color that can be achieved with watercolor, her preferred medium. In addition, the 30 artists of the gallery offer art in various media. The gallery is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Info: 575-522-2933,