Current & Local



Camino Real 9 SEPTEMBER SHOWCASE is a work in progress.
Thank you Duffy Peterson for the photography, and K. Dawne Holmes for the image editing!

Stage 1 The show is up now at Gallery 140 (140 Bridge) for your window shopping pleasure.  Call for an appointment to see the show in person.  Four visitors at a time, masked and prepared to sanitize, distance, and provide contact tracing information.  (Other than that, it will be great fun!!)
Stage 2 The show will be online at lvac@lasvegasartscouncil.org/cr
Stage 3 The possibility of a Las Vegas Cash Mob exists!



The City of Las Vegas has formed a collaboration between the United World College, Luna Community College, New Mexico Highlands University, West Las Vegas School District and Las Vegas City Schools called Vecinos Juntos de Las Vegas to make volunteerism a force for recognizing that we are all neighbors with an uncommon commitment for the common good and to become a community educated for the common good through shared, volunteer community projects.
CALL FOR POSTER ART
DEADLINE: September 18, 2020 5 p.m.
This is an invitation for all Las Vegas area students of all grades in all schools.
This poster is to be designed to announce the painting of the gazebos and the Bridge as a community wide volunteer activity. Use your creativity to announce how our community comes together for the common good. This is not a contest, every poster submitted will be used to advertise the event. The posters will be posted on Facebook and placed in businesses in town.

This is an invitation for all Las Vegas area students of all grades in all schools.

This poster is to be designed to announce the painting of the gazebos and the Bridge as a community wide volunteer activity. Use your creativity to announce how our community comes together for the common good. This is not a contest, every poster submitted will be used to advertise the event. The posters will be posted on Facebook and placed in businesses in town.
POSTER SIZE: 8 ½ x 11
DEADLINE: September 18, 2020 5 p.m.
SUBMIT A JPEG OF YOUR ENTRY WITH YOUR NAME, SCHOOL AND GRADE TO: landerle@nmhu.edu
TEXT SHOULD INCLUDE:
Who: Vecinos Juntos de Las Vegas
What: Kick-off event title, “PAINT THE TOWN”
Where: Gazebos-Lincoln Park, South Pacific Park and Plaza Park and the Bridge Street Bridge
When: October 3, 2020 – Make it a Day of Service
Citizens wishing to volunteer may contact City Liaison Loretta Martin at lmartin@lasvegasnm.gov or phone 505-454-1401 x 1003 for an assignment.

*Include your name, school and grade on the bottom of the poster.



New Mexico Performing Arts Society,
NMPAS, has featured Las Vegas’ own Andre Garcia-Nuthman on the website.  Learn more about him here.



This week’s Luna Light has a great article about Lin Chibante’s quilting students and their Pandemic Scavenger Quilt Challenge.

Check it out here The Luna Light, Sept. 11, 2020 …see page 2.


New virtual show
at Ray Drew Gallery

Click Here


Las Vegas Amnesty Day
Saturday, 9/19/20 8:30 am to 2 pm

Bring a current City utility bill
Wear a face mask & maintain social distancing
Limit of two tires per customer
($2.00 per tire thereafter)




Recycle your used denim!  

Drop it off at the
Mora Valley
Ranch Supply Store…
BUT if you aren’t headed that way, we will open the front door of the gallery at 140 Bridge Street for a couple of hours weekly in September and receive drop-offs!
Call the gallery and leave a message for special appointments. 505-425-1085

See all the details – PDF here!

Sponsored by
Mora Creative Council, Mora MainStreet, Blue Jeans Go Green™
(Cotton Incorporated), Zappos for Good, UpCycledFashion.com
and Mora Valley Ranch Supply Store



ATTENTION ARTISTS AND ART LOVERS
You may not realize is how important that information is to the arts and culture industry in New Mexico…

New Mexico Arts, a division of NM Dept. of Cultural Affairs sent us this message for you!  Please read it.  Or just go directly to the website and fill out the census!  www.census.gov/


The 2020 VIRTUAL PEOPLE’S FAIRE
will be opening soon!
The location has changed from beautiful Carnegie Library Park to peoplesfaire.org for your health and safety.

INFORMATION FOR INTERESTED VENDORS, ENTERTAINERS, AND NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS, CLICK HERE!

 


OCTOBER 2020

The CROP Walk Las Vegas Planning Team is developing a design-your-walk model for this year’s CROP Walk since we won’t be having a big in-person walk because of COVID.  We’re inviting people to participate during the month of October where, when and how they wish, safely.  Please find information about the walk on the flyer here to design-your-walk and reminders of the practical community support this team provides.

Hosted by Animal Welfare Coalition of Northeastern New Mexico
Learn about fostering or rescuing fearful dogs
First meeting is October 4, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM. This will be a monthly meeting on the first Sunday with Julie Hart as the instructor and coach.

To register, email julie@hart2heartcanine.com


ALL OUR GALLERY SHOWS ARE ONLINE, BUT
our windows are also Dressed to Impress!
Check out Gallery 140 at 140 Bridge Street.

 

 

ONLINE GALLERY OPEN FOR VIEWING

Click HERE.


Mia Marquez 1

 

2020 LVAC STUDENT ART SHOW AND SALE is now online!

West Las Vegas High School Art, presented by arts educator McKaila Weldon, provided all the art for our annual event.

Click here for more.

 

 


CALAMITY COVID
Window Dressing on Douglas Avenue
Interested Artists? Would you like to see your work in the window of Happenstance, 608 Douglas, so the world can see your work?
For more info, contact Willow at|505-426-5871


 

Our June show,
SPLASH!
is now open
online!
www.lasvegasartscouncil.org/splash

 


MARCH MASTERPIECE FACEBOOK POP-UP ART CONTEST
ANNOUNCES WINNER!

Parry Primroses by award-winning watercolorist Jane Fritz won first place
in a Facebook contest run on the Las Vegas Arts Council’s Facebook album March Masterpiece Contest.  Jane also curated our June show, Splash!  

Five talented Las Vegas area artists accepted the challenge! We uploaded their entries into an album, and Parry Primrose earned the most likes before midnight Friday, April 3.  The (drum roll, please) grand prize was (fanfare, please) a roll of toilet paper! And if that doesn’t sound like a great prize, you don’t remember April 2020!

Jane is a very good sport!


Consider pARTnering with us!  We need your support.
Our memberships start at $10/year for seniors, students, and FREE for starving artists, during the public space lock down, thanks to the Las Vegas NM Community Foundation.   Artists’ memberships include a listing (HERE) on our website with a link to a gallery, Facebook page, or email address.
Regular memberships begin at $25/year.
We also have event and program sponsorships.  Click here.

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Your ideas are the seeds of a flourishing community gallery.  Brainstorms are always welcome.  Call 505-425-1085 and leave a message or email us at lvac@lasvegasartscouncil.org or drop into 140 Bridge Street, Las Vegas, NM, someday, when we are free again!

Call #1  “Creating in Place” Phone Videos
Create short phone videos under 5 minutes long that show your process while hunkered down in isolation at home. Help the community see artists living and working “in place.”
Using time-lapse is an option. 1 hour = 5 minutes  Details for both calls here

CALL #2 “Six Degrees of Isolation” (Juried Show)

Your completed work should reflect an artist’s interpretation of isolation and/or the pandemic and communicate a visual understanding of your experience over the last few weeks.

Work must have been completed after 3/1/20 and may be any media.  Details for both calls here.


WARNING regarding EVENTS
Due to concerns over Covid 19 aka coronavirus, many events are being cancelled.  We will remove cancelled events or mark them cancelled as quickly as possible, BUT you might want to double-check before you attend pretty much anything.
Out of an abundance of caution, please consider yourself and our community.
We want you to be healthy, so be careful.



PRIDE in New Mexico,
and especially in Las Vegas, NM 

Exhibits on loan from Albuquerque PRIDE
and photographs by Leon Bustos
Exhibit co-curated by
Adolfo Castillo and Angela Meron
Gallery not open to public, see online photos here


 

.COLLEAGUES IN ART CLASS has gone digital.
Zoom Room 873-3509-4978 PWD: BSC
Price: FREE
Art Project: Tulip Drawing
BUST OUT: drawing paper, pencils (#2 are fine), colored pencils or markers in orange, red, green and light green or yellow and brown
All are welcome. Tell your friends and colleagues!

NEXT CLASS is SEPTEMBER 4, 2020
Thanks for supporting “Colleagues in Art,” on Facebook here.


Ongoing and future events include…

2020 Calendar

The Las Vegas, NM San Miguel County
Chamber of Commerce

has published a 2020 Calendar!

Amazing photos from Harold Mark Garcia’s page
The beauty of Las Vegas, NM and Surrounding Communities, captured, selected by popular vote.

Click here to order


For more great information, visitlasvegasnm.com
The City of Las Vegas is our pARTner in supporting Las Vegas as both a home and a destination for arts and culture.



Missoula Alumni & Friends

Post pictures and memories on our FB page
Missoula Boosters
Missoula Facebook Page|


Shop Local LVFIBA gift cards for sale
Available at Semilla
The perfect gift for everyone
Available in $10.00 and $20.00 values
Use at any LVF IBA business
Read more here!


Tri-county Farmers Market
at its summer location (6th & University – next to Semilla).


and

Tierra Encantada Farmers Market
The Tierra Encantada Market is open every  Saturday from 10-11 AM , Hot Springs and Mills. You can call ahead to a farmer and order what you want to pick up or just drop by. Call 426-1468 if you need a phone number. WIC and EBT welcome and always looking for new vendors.

The SPOT at the Old Mission Church – All activities cancelled indefinitely
due to coronavirus concerns.

For more info, call or text Pat Leahan (505) 718-6635


Help us honor Hubble’s memory!
License your dog(s), it’s the law!


DID YOU KNOW???   EVERY KID in a PARK!!!
Fourth graders AND their families get a free pass to all national parks!
Click on the link to get your year-long pass!   Expires end of August.
Chaco Canyon, Bandelier, Pecos, Ft. Union, Carlsbad and more.
..

15 State Museums and Historic Sites – FREE
Available at NM public libraries for checkout
Borrow the pass for up to one week
Available at Carnegie Public Library

Event Planners!  This is FOR YOU!  lvac@lasvegasartscouncil.org
Send us any arts-related, cultural, non-profit and community events.
We will place them on our calendar as we receive them.  Don’t wait for the details.
SAVE THE DATES!

Email us to add an event