SFCC Visual Arts Gallery presents Border Artists opening 4 to 6 p.m. March 11 2022

 Exhibition closes April 7. Visual Arts Gallery is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Note: The gallery will be closed March 12 through 20 for Spring Break.

Nolan Winkler’s “Question & Reply,” mixed media on wood panel, 24” by 24”

SANTA FE, NM – Santa Fe Community College’s Visual Arts Gallery presents the exhibition, “Border Artists,” which opens from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, March 11 at the gallery at 6401 Richards Avenue. The exhibit will feature work from 17 artists who are part of the Border Artist’s group from southern New Mexico and El Paso, Texas. Proof of vaccination and masks will be required for attendance at the opening.

SFCC’s Director of Art on Campus said, “We’re excited to showcase some of the spectacular artwork being produced downstate, as well as the work by some artists from El Paso, Texas. This diverse selection of art provides our community with a window to work they might not generally have an opportunity to see. It’s also quite inspiring for the college’s art students to be exposed to different forms of artistic expression.”

The exhibiting group shared this background, “The Border Artists were conceived in late 1990 as a way of increasing visibility and recognition for the work of a group of fine artists in Southern New Mexico. Finding much success, the group continued to add new members and organized as a non-profit artists’ association in 1995.

“The members are residents of Southern New Mexico and El Paso, Texas. Membership is by invitation.

Because the arts are integral to the cultural life of a community, the Border Artists are committed to creating artwork and sharing this through exhibitions and educational events. Our exhibitions are often fundraisers for other local not for profit groups, and we award several artistic scholarships for high school and university students each year. “

The following artists will participate in the exhibition: Margaret Berrier, jewelry; Emmitt Booher, digital photography; Tauna Cole, oil painting; Janice Cook, porcelain & mixed media; Sherry Carter-Doil, mixed media painting; Linda Elkins, mixed media collage; Amanda Jaffe, ceramics; Suzanne Kane, ceramic and steel; Cassandra Lockwood, acrylic painting; Rosemary McLaughlin, oil painting; Jeanne Rundell, mixed media painting; Storm Sermay, archival pigment photographic prints; Jo-an Smith, painting (oil and acrylic), David Sorensen, Digital photography; Zoe Spiliotis, 2-dimensional art; Jean Wilkey, oil painting; and Nolan Winkler, acrylic and mixed media painting.

The SFCC Visual Arts Gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday on the SFCC’s main campus, 6401 Richards Avenue. The gallery will be closed during Spring Break March 12 through March 20. All are welcome to visit the gallery. Special note: SFCC COVID visitor on-campus protocols require all visitors to wear a mask and to social distance. For more information about the gallery, contact SFCC’s Director of Art on Campus Linda Cassel at linda.cassel@sfcc.edu or 505-428-1501.

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