A final call is going out to artists wishing to be part of the first Color Las Cruces Plein Air Competition and Community Arts Festival, September 11 & 12, 2010. During the event weekend, juried artists will compete for cash and merchandise prizes in one of two Plein Air categories. In addition, on Thursday, September 9 and Friday, September 10, Denver artist Kevin Weckbach will give a two-day Plein Air workshop, which is open to artists of all levels. The deadline to get applications in for both the Plein Air competitions and the two-day workshop is August 13, 2010.
Color Las Cruces is sponsored in part by the City of Las Cruces, the Las Cruces Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, The New Mexico Tourism Department, the Frame and Art Center, Jack Richeson & Co. Inc., Larson Juhl and Reuel’s Art & Frame. The premiere event will be two full days of ongoing activities in Downtown Las Cruces, featuring an artist workshop, a “Quickdraw” competition, two Plein Air competitions, a VIP Artist Reception and a Citywide gallery hop. For artist entry applications, workshop enrollment and/or any general information, call (575) 523-6403 or visit www.Las-Cruces-Arts.org.