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! Only $5 for unlimited submissions.
One lovely tree has been donated (thank you, Rhonda 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.
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 and decorate the trees.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or Mary Diesel at email@example.com.