Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: November 21 and 22, 2015

 

Las Artistas Art & Fine Crafts Show, El Paso, Texas

 

The show features jewelry, ceramics, clothing, paintings, works of glass, metal, wood, clay and more made by 90 artists, craftspeople, and art students from El Paso and throughout the country. All of the work in this show has met Las Artistas’ strict standards for originality, creative vision, technique, and craftsmanship.

 

Sally Quillin

 

El Paso, Texas, October 27, 2015 - The 45th annual Las Artistas Art & Fine Crafts Show has a new location– the Epic Railyard Event Center on 2201 East Mills Ave. in downtown El Paso, TX (located off I-10) – the perfect setting for this showcase of fine art and craft. The show runs from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, November 21, and 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday, November 22. The cost for admission is $6 and free for children under 18. There will be free valet parking.

 

With a wide variety of quality, one-of-a-kind art and functional craft, the event is ideal for holiday shopping. The show features jewelry, ceramics, clothing, paintings, works of glass, metal, wood, clay and more made by 90 artists, craftspeople, and art students from El Paso and throughout the country. All of the work in this show has met Las Artistas’ strict standards for originality, creative vision, technique, and craftsmanship. Visitors can meet the makers and learn about the vision and technique that went into creating the work.
 
Visitors will see the creative process in action during art and craft demonstrations, such as painting and woodturning. As part of Las Artistas’ commitment to promote arts education in El Paso, the show will feature a juried exhibition of children’s artwork made by students from Polk Elementary School.
 
Special emphasis on emerging artists
This year’s show will have a special section dedicated to these emerging artists to help them promote their art. These artists were juried into the show because of their skill and potential. One example is metal artist and jewelry maker Laura Caballero, who came to El Paso from Juarez (Mexico) to attend the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). Laura graduated two years ago with a BFA in graphic design and metals. Her playful, colorful jewelry made with metal, gemstones, resins, and glass will be on display at the show. Another first-time participant is Patricia Black from Las Cruces, NM. Patricia grows and paints gourds and transforms them into contemporary art pieces with a Southwest flair. Roman Martinez is another emerging artist who creates paintings and murals that are influenced by iconic western themes and his Mexican heritage.
 
The UTEP student booth is always a popular one at the show. For more than 20 years, Las Artistas has provided students from UTEP’s Metals and Ceramics programs with a unique opportunity to show and sell their work. Forty students, selected by their professors, participate in this “learning classroom,” where they interact with customers, get feedback about their work, and gain marketing experience.
 
A portion of the proceeds from the Las Artistas Art & Fine Crafts show is used to support UTEP’s Metals and Ceramics program, providing educational opportunities, such as bringing in visiting artists and sending students to workshops and conferences. Supporting arts education is a key part of Las Artistas’ mission and the organization also donates to other art programs in the area.
 
Noontime Women’s Contemporary Fashion Show
Zig Zag Tag, an El Paso women’s boutique, is sponsoring a fashion show at noon on both Saturday (November 21) and Sunday (November 22) that will feature some of its fun and funky contemporary women’s clothing, accessorized by art and fine craft of Las Artistas members.
 
Free Gift Certificate raffle
Visitors can enter into a free raffle for a $50 gift certificate to be used at any of the vendor booths at the show. Two gift certificates will be given: one winning entry will be drawn on Saturday at 3:00 pm and one on Sunday at 2:00 pm.
 
Sponsors include: The Art Avenue (lead media sponsor), El Paso Times, El Paso Scene, Ruhmann’s Law Firm, Zig Zag Tag, United Bank, and Ardovinos Pizza. The 2015 show is made possible, in part, by the City of El Paso Museums & Cultural Affairs Department with support from the Texas Commission on the Arts.

 

Full Event Information: http://lasartistas.org
 
About Las Artistas
A non-profit organization, Las Artistas promotes an appreciation for fine crafts and art within the El Paso community by providing local and regional established and emerging artists with a venue to show and sell their work.

 

For more information about the Las Artistas Art & Fine Crafts Show or Las Artistas, contact Pam Sullivan at (915) 319-4541, email marketing@lasartistas.org, or visit www.lasartistas.org.

 

 

Naida Zucker

 

Pam Schuster 

 

 

Rich Spellenberg, Woodturner

 

Epic Railyard 

 

 

 

 Media Contact    

 

Media Contact: Pam Sullivan

Email: marketing@lasartistas.org

Phone: (915) 319-4541

Media Visits: Complimentary media visits for journalists on assignment or with approved credentials. If you are unable to accept a courtesy visit, a press rate can be negotiated.

 

Las Artistas

6328 Monarch Drive, El Paso, Texas, 79912

Web: www.lasartistas.org

 

 Calendar Listing

 

CALENDAR LISTING:

Event Name: Las Artistas Art & Fine Crafts Show

Event Date: November 21 and 22, 2015

Event Location: Epic Railyard Event Center, 2201 East Mills Avenue In Downtown El Paso, TX

Admission: $6 And Free For Children Under 18

Web: www.lasartistas.org

Contact: Pam Sullivan, marketing@lasartistas.org, (915) 319-4541

Description: The 45th annual Las Artistas Art & Fine Crafts Show has a new location– the Epic Railyard Event Center on 2201 East Mills Ave. in downtown El Paso, TX (located off I-10) – the perfect setting for this showcase of fine art and craft. The show runs from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, November 21, and 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday, November 22. The cost for admission is $6 and free for children under 18. There will be free valet parking. With a wide variety of quality, one-of-a-kind art and functional craft, the event is ideal for holiday shopping. The show features jewelry, ceramics, clothing, paintings, works of glass, metal, wood, clay and more made by 90 artists, craftspeople, and art students from El Paso and throughout the country.

 


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