The third annual Las Cruces Arts Fair - featuring more than 100 artists from around the country and a special event, “the Premier Potters of Mata Ortiz” - is March 15-17, 2013 at the Las Cruces Convention Center.
Artist demonstrations and lectures continue throughout the fair as well as children's art, computer generated art, jewelry making, and paper box decoration free to children age 6-12. All artists will participate in a silent auction that benefits the Dona Ana Arts Council, sponsor of this event.
This year’s feature artists at the 3rd Annual Las Cruces Arts Fair will be the potters of Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua, Mexico. These award-winning, world-acclaimed potters will demonstrate their unique Mata Ortiz methods of hand-building and decorating their pottery. Potters expected to attend and offer their work for sale are a Who’s Who of famous potters: LAURA BUGARINI, MARTIN COTA GUILLEN, HECTOR GALLEGOS, JR., HECTOR GALLEGOS, SR., GRACIELA MARTINEZ de GALLEGOS, PAULA GALLEGOS BUGARINI, AIDE GONZALES, ELI NAVARETTE ORTIZ, JORGE QUINTANA, MANUEL “MANOLO” RODRIGUEZ GUILLEN, DAMIAN ESCARCEGA QUEZADA, LYDIA QUEZADA, MIGUEL ESCARSEGA QUEZADA, MORONI TALAVERA QUEZADA, PABLA TALAVERA QUEZADA, GREGORIO “GOYIN” SILVEIRA, JESUS OCTAVIO “TAVO” SILVEIRA and SABINO VILLALBA.
Hand-dyed garments, glass art, copper enameling, pottery, furniture, jewelry, metal art, mixed media, and traditional acrylic and oil paintings will all be on display with several available for purchase.
The Las Cruces Arts Fair is sponsored by the Dona Ana Arts Council, a non-profit organization, dedicated to improving the quality of life in Las Cruces and Southern New Mexico by ensuring that the performing, visual, and literary arts are an integral part of the education, economic growth and community development of the surrounding areas.
Hours of The Las Cruces Arts Fair at the Las Cruces Convention Center:
- Opening Night - Music and Cash Bar: March 15, 5- 9 p.m., $6 (Children under age 12 admitted free)
- March 16, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ,$6 (Children under 12 free)
- March 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., $6 (Children under 12 free).
Visit http://www.las-cruces-arts.org or call 575-523-6403.