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Manuel Piña has had numerous individual exhibitions nationwide at our border, Cualiacán, Sinaloa, Guanajuato, Monterrey N.L, Puebla and Mexico D.F. internationally: in El Paso TX., New York, Los Angeles, California, Florence, Italy.
Creative Kids Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational community-based art agency located in El Paso, Texas along the U.S./Mexico border region. The mission of Creative Kids is to extend the reach of arts and digital media resources to various student population groups through the promotion and demonstration of the power of the arts as important communication tools for success in modern day life. Creative Kids is currently celebrating thirteen years of empowering the youth in our community through the arts. Through a varied array of “hands-on” working assignments through the arts, Creative Kids is able to reach over 600 youth throughout the year through various programs housed under Creative Kids. This includes: disadvantaged youth through Project ABLE (Art Brokers Learning Experiences); children battling cancer through Project AIM (Arts in Motion); and children with disabilities through Project MAP (Making the Arts Possible). Creative Kids also offers program to the general public who may not fall under the programs listed above through both Project SAC (Saturday Arts Classes) and Little Picassos.
This 18-acre trailer, tent and teepee hotel is a 10 minute walk to art galleries, dining and shopping. Vintage trailers come with kitchenettes and private bathrooms.
The El Paso Art Association is the oldest art organization in El Paso celebrating 58 years of existence since it’s founding in 1949. The association serves to promote the visual arts in the El Paso region and provides services to its some 400 members by sponsoring several art shows, art classes and art workshops each year. The “Arts International” show held each October is the largest show of its kind in West Texas and Southern New Mexico attracting entries from over 100 artists each year and offering awards and guaranteed purchases in excess of $20,000 to winning participants.
Founded by German-born artist Brigitte von Ahn, Encaustic is located just a couple of miles west of Franklin Mountain State Park. The gallery specializes in the encaustic technique, a painting method involving heated beeswax mixed with added colored pigments. Alongside the main collection, the gallery hosts a selection of sculptures and works by early El Paso artist Eugene Thurston. Other works include the colorful abstract creations of Ju-Yi Fu or the dreamlike landscapes of Lori Wertz.
Commemorating the peaceful setting of the Chamizal border dispute between the US and Mexico, the Chamizal National Memorial is committed to celebrating the history and culture of the borderline region where it is located. Three galleries showcasing the work of local painters and sculptors make up the complex: the Los Paisanos, the Abrazos, and the Borderland gallery. By hosting exhibitions such as River People, featuring local artists like Nestor Valencia and Julio Sanchez de Alba, the gallery͛s aim is to shed light on the rich and diverse heritage that characterises this frontier area. Also on display in the bookshop is a collection of colourful alebrijes, curious animal-like creatures dreamed up by Mexican artist Pedro Linares which later became popular folk art objects in the Oaxaca region.
Glasbox is a facility that manufactures creative opportunities. The name Glasbox implies transparency, which is an important quality in communities in general and business specifically. Most importantly, it opposes the idea of a “black box,” which, in some circles, denotes an inscrutable subroutine, or a part of a system which is excessively esoteric. We are a community of Creatives who welcome others to join in the creative process, breaking down the “fourth wall” that separates the audience from the performance.
In an airy exhibition space perfect for a large number of paintings and artworks, Hal Marcus Gallery hosts one of the preeminent exhibitions spots in El Paso. The gallery has a strong focus on local artistry and in addition to displaying a large, distinctively bright and hued collection of paintings by Hal Marcus himself, it also brings together some of the finest contemporary works produced by artists in the area. In the gallery, Botero-esque portraits by Mauricio Mora share the space with the sharp tones of Mark Paulda͛s photographs, and with the surreal phantasmagoria of Evelyn Ainsa͛s oils.
Artist Ho Baron offers free public viewing of his Sculpture Garden located at his residence at 2830 Aurora @ Piedras. The garden is visible from Piedras at all hours, and daytime visitors can walk into the garden. The garden contains eight of his unique, life-size figurative, surreal sculptures of cast stone and bronze.
Art galleries & studios of award-winning artists in a historic adobe building on the Mission Trail. Visit the fine art galleries and working studios of local hall of fame and award-winning artists: Alberto Escamilla, Robert Dozal and Romy Hawkins. - Romy Hawkins Studio & Gallery - Metal art, gift shop - Escamilla - Fine art, gift shop, and artist studio - Dozal Fine Art Galley - Original paintings & prints by Robert Dozal, Portrait Specialist
Located in the historic San Elizario district, galleries include: Main Street Mercantile, Golden Eagle Gallery, Alberto Escamilla, Amado Pena, and more.
Bert Saldana was born, raised and lives in El Paso, Texas. He considers himself extremely fortunate to have made his livelihood in Art. He has a B.A. in Fine Art from the University of Texas at El Paso. Bert has also studied at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C.
Bert worked as a muralist for the El Paso Museum of Art from 1976-1980. He retired after 35 years as Senior Museum Exhibit Designer/artist for the U.S. Army in January 2015. Bert has designed museum exhibits throughout the country for the U.S. Army and the National Park Service. In 2015, District 75 Texas State Representative, Mary Gonzalez, asked Bert to design and paint an ornament representing her district. The ornament hung on the Texas State Capitol tree. Representative Gonzalez then sponsored House Resolution 2357 honoring Bert for his artistic achievements. The resolution was adopted May 21, 2015.
His fascination with the Native American and indigenous peoples of the Southwest is exhibited in the portraits and art he creates. He creates primarily in oil.
Bert currently displays his oil paintings and prints at the Southwestern Art by Bert Saldana Gallery, 1501 Main Street, San Elizario, Texas. Bert has displayed his award winning works in numerous juried art shows, the Texas Congressional Building in Austin, Texas, El Paso County Court Building in El Paso, Texas, as well as numerous collections throughout the country.
The Glass Gallery, an exhibition space sponsored by the Department of Art at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), seeks to exhibit dynamic contemporary art within the Fox Fine Arts complex on campus. The Glass Gallery serves as an exhibition space for a diverse range of media and features approximately eight exhibitions every semester that are dedicated to current UTEP art students. In providing an exhibition space for high quality student art, the Department of Art seeks to broaden the visibility of contemporary art on campus.