CALL FOR ARTISTSRegistration for 2012 winter and spring art classes at the Las Cruces Museum of Art is open. Classes for the second session beginning on March 5 at the museum, 491 N. Main St. Forms and schedules are available at las-cruces.org/museums. Info: (575) 541-2137.
The Mesilla Valley Fine Art Gallery, 2470-A Calle de Guadalupe, has openings for fine artists and photographers to display their artwork. Stop by the gallery or call (575) 522-2933 to pick up an application. Info: mesillavalleyfinearts.com.
The La Mesa Station Gallery, 16205 S. U.S. Highway 28 in La Mesa, has openings for fine artists to display their original artwork in pastel, watercolor, jewelry, pottery, stained glass and textiles. Stop by the gallery to pick up an application, or call (575) 644-3756 for information.
The Taos Institute for Glass Arts is leading an endeavor to put glass art on the map in New Mexico. Organizers would like to include as many artists, galleries, schools, resources and events as possible to contribute to the state’s robust studio glass movement. Their aim is to create a guide that supports and advertises glass artists, galleries and pieces. For information on the New Mexico Art Glass Trails, contact Toni Hippeli, (575) 613-6484, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Town of Mesilla is seeking artists for the 10th annual For the Love of Art Celebration on Feb. 11 from 1 to 5 p.m. on the plaza. Artists can reserve their space free of charge. Work must be original.
Artists must have a business license. Deadline for entries is 5 p.m. Feb. 1. Info: (575) 524-3262 ex. 116 or email, email@example.com.
The American Society of Safety Engineers’ 10th annual kids’ “Safety-on-the-Job” poster contest runs through Feb. 14. The contest is for children ages 5 to 14 and aims to teach children about the importance of being safe at work. The winning poster that best illustrates safety on the job will win and be featured on the annual North American Occupational Safety and Health Week poster distributed worldwide. Contest is open to ASSE member’s children. Info: asse.org/naosh.
The Hubbard Museum announced calls for entries for the 2012 “Biennale Grande” juried art show in April. The show is open to all artists of all ages, amateurs and professionals from New Mexico, Arizona and Texas. No videos, photos or large installments. $25 for the first entry and $20 for additional entries. Entries must be submitted digitally on a CD or DVD. Sizes must be smaller than 3-feet-by-3-feet for 2D art or 3-feet-by-3-feet and 6-feet-high for 3D art. Deadline is Jan. 31. Info: (575) 378-4142 ex. 229, firstname.lastname@example.org, hubbardmuseum.org.
All New Mexico artists are called to participate in the 14th annual Premier Show of Fine Art, “Masterworks of New Mexico 2012” in April at Expo New Mexico in Albuquerque. There will be four divisions: miniatures, pastel, water media, oil/acrylic and an artist may enter in one or more of these. Deadlines are Jan. 27 for digital entries, March 17 for miniature entries, shipped, March 24 for hand-delivered miniature entries. Prospectus/info: masterworksmn.org, for water media, Woody Duncan, (505) 344-3613 or email@example.com; for pastel, Jill Rushton, (505) 401-2521 or firstname.lastname@example.org; for oils/acrylic, MJ Manford, (505) 680-1295 or email@example.com.