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CALL FOR ARTISTS: Miniature Paintings and Fiber Art Ornaments Wanted!

  • 2019-08-17
  • 2019-10-19
  • 5:00 PM
  • Cruces Creatives


  • Artist donating a miniature painting or fiber art ornament for tree auction

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Two fully decorated “artful” holiday trees will be auctioned at Cruces Creatives on November 1, in conjunction with our first Friday ramble night in Las Cruces. We are reaching out to local and regional artists. Cruces Creatives continues to provide more and more opportunities for artistic endeavors.

Be a part of this fundraiser to support our maker space. Art submitted may be holiday themed or may reflect the signature subject matter of the artists. We’re hoping to have up to 50 originals on each tree. Please register now!

The deadline is October 19th. Only $5 for unlimited submissions.

One lovely tree has been donated (thank you, Rhonda Leal of the Buy Local Meetup group!), but we are searching for one more quality, pre-owned artificial tree (yes, we’ll take your white flocked, your silvered, your bottle brush trees!) as a donation and to promote recycling. 

Tree #1: Original Paintings Holiday Tree

Artists will create and donate small paintings to be displayed as ornaments in 3” x 3” frames hand-crafted at CC by Cash Olsen (make your image 3 ¼” x 3 ¼” to fit). More details below.

Tree #2: Original Fiber Art Holiday Tree

Artists will create and donate small fiber-based works of art to be displayed as ornaments. More details below.

Submission Guidelines for Paintings

  • Each painting should be made to show approximately 3” x 3” and the overall dimensions should be 3 ¼” x 3 ¼” to fit nicely in the frame.

  • Painting should be original work of the artist in the medium of your choice, and signed.

  • Since there will be no glass in the frame, please seal your work appropriately with archival varnish or other protective sealant. 

  • Depth of painting substrate should be no more than 3/8”. 

  • Please include a business card (or that size ID card) so we may attach it to the back of the ornament. 

Submission Guidelines for Fiber Art

Fiber Art for the holiday tree comprises a wide variety of materials. In general, words like sewn, woven, tied, braided, knitted, crocheted, knotted, tatted and wrapped describe what fiber artists do. They use fabric of all kinds: natural and synthetic material fabric, yarn, plant material, leather, and even plastics.

Fill this tree with one or more of your designs. Please provide a business card or name card showing your name and any contact info for your artwork, if desired.

Deadline for Entries

Artwork of any kind should be submitted no later than Saturday, October 19, 2019, 4 pm to give us time to frame paintings and decorate the trees. Bring in your artwork and ask to put it in Mailbox #51.

For more information, please email events@crucescreatives.com or Mary Diesel at spottedslinky55@gmail.com.

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