Don’t forget — the First Friday Downtown Art Ramble is set for 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 6, and the 10-10 ArtsHop is set for 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 14.
Art Obscura presents Steven Monget’s “Early Mourning Vibes” in the main gallery and Victor Beckmann with “Treat Yo Self” in the tiny gallery. Both shows open with a reception at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 14. 3206 Harrelson St., 575-494-7256, artobscuragallery.com.
Branigan Cultural Center presents “League of Women Voters: 50 Years of Study, Action, and Service in Las Cruce,” an exploration of how the League of Women Voters and the Las Cruces chapter have helped educate the community about participation in government and advocacy, on display July 3 through Aug. 25; and “Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico,” a traveling exhibition from the Museum of International Folk Art which focuses on the folkloric roots of flamenco, sharing the story of its introduction into the U.S. and showcasing those who made flamenco a popular art form in the U.S, on display through Sept. 15. 501 N. Main St., 575-541-2154, las-cruces.org/museums.
Cutter Gallery presents an exhibit of original abstract and contemporary art collections showcasing pieces dating back from the early part of the century to the present, including works of abstract expressionism, pop art and conceptual art. Many pieces in the collection are from well known artists such as Chagall, Matisse, Gross, Tobey, Linda Bengtis, Vasarely, Leger and others. Opens with a reception from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 14. 2460 El Paseo Road, 575-541-0658, thecuttergallery.com.
DAAC Arts & Cultural Center Gallery presents the colorful, whimsical art of Daphne Wirthlin. Wirthlin was born in England and brought up living in countries all over the globe. As a child, she was an avid photographer and spent much of her time photographing people and animals with her Brownie camera. In 1996, she moved to the Southwest. It was in Las Cruces that Wirthlin started to paint, greatly impacted by the wildlife around her. In her work as a wildlife and nature painter, she uses her bird and animal photographs whenever possible. Opens with a reception from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 14. 1740 Calle de Mercado, Suite D, 575-523-6403, daarts.org.
Four Points Perspective presents “Fractured Nostalgia” by Kat Romanelli in the main gallery and Karen Currier’s “Kicking Up Nature a Notch” in the Little Red Hallway. Both exhibits open with a reception at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 14. 3405 N. Highway 28, 575-621-1387, facebook.com/fourpointsperspective.
Las Cruces Museum of Art presents “Here & Now” Regional Juried Exhibition. Artists living and working within a 150-mile radius of Las Cruces exhibit new works in all media. This year the Museum of Art is partnering with the New Mexico State University Art Gallery to host works in both venues. On display through July 21. 491 N. Main St., 575-541-2137, las-cruces.org/museums.
Phillips Gallery features four works from Dorothea Holt Redmond (1910-2009). Redmond was an illustrator and production designer noted for her work on Alfred Hitchcock films. Known as the first woman production designer, Redmond entered the industry in 1938. She worked on more than 30 films, including “Gone with the Wind” and “The Ten Commandments,” as well as seven Hitchcock productions, among them “Rebecca,” “Rear Window” and “To Catch a Thief.” Opens with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 6; on display through July. 221 N. Main St. 575-525-1367, mphillipsgallery.com.
Mas Art presents the third annual Mary Zawacki Art Classes Student show, featuring pieces created by students in Las Cruces artist and educator Zawacki’s classes. Opens with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 6. On display through July 31. 126 S. Main St., 575-526-9113, masartllc.com.
Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery presents work from July’s featured artists, goud artist and watercolorist Patricia Black and watercolorist and multimedia artist Kay Susin. In addition, the 30 artists of the gallery offer work in various media. On display through July. 2740-A Calle de Guadalupe, 575-522-2933, mesillavalleyfinearts.com.
Mesquite Art Gallery presents an exhibit of work collected by owner Mel Stone, including pieces by Joyce Macrorie, Raul Dorn, Fritz Scholder, Charles Beck and others. Opens with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. July 6. On display through July. 340 N. Mesquite St., 575-640-3502, mesquiteartgallery.com.
New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum presents “Form & Function: Objects with Flair,” featuring 44 objects from the museum’s collections that combine usefulness and beauty. It includes everything from woven items such as Navajo rugs to Apache and Pima baskets, to vases, pots and bowls, as well as saddles, guns, and furniture, on display through July 8; “How Does Your Garden Grow,” an enormous and colorful rack of seed packets from the New Mexico region of the Studio Art Quilt Associates. Each artist chose a flower or vegetable, real or imagined, and created its image in a 16-inch by 16-inch quilt, which was then mounted to resemble a traditional seed packet, on display through Aug. 5; “New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau: 100 Years Strong,” celebrating the impact the organization has had in its first 100 years, on display through Sept. 16; and “Dressed for the Occasion,” featuring women’s clothing from the 1870s to the 1930s — what was visible and some layers that were not usually visible, on display through March 19, 2019. 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 575-522-4100, nmfarmandranchmuseum.org.
NMSU University Art Gallery presents “Here & Now” Regional Juried Exhibition: In collaboration with The Las Cruces Museum of Art presents Here and Now, a regional, juried exhibition featuring works in all media. “Here and Now” includes works created by artists living and working within a 150-mile radius of Las Cruces. Paintings, prints, photographs, video, ceramics and sculpture highlight the diverse approaches to creative expression found in Southern New Mexico and West Texas. On display through July 14; and “Jenny Morgan: A Higher Ground.” This exhibit tracks the development of Morgan’s body of work starting from graduate school at the School of Visual Arts to her more recent paintings exploring the individual through high-def glimmering layered portraits that tackle the real and surreal. Opens with an artists’ reception at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 26. On display through Sept. 21. 1390 E. University Ave., 575-646-2545, uag.nmsu.edu.
Rio Grande Theatre presents an exhibit from artist Larry Nichols. Nichols developed develop an interest in art, architecture and building during his high school years in Las Cruces, and continued his studies at Arizona State University graduating from the College of Architecture and Urban Planning. The architectural training honed skills in sketching and delineation, which sparked Larry’s curiosity to further venture into different art mediums such as pen and ink, watercolor, pastels, acrylics and oils as well as gemstone cutting and silver and goldsmithing. Opens with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 6; on display through July 28. 211 N. Main St. 575-541-2290, riograndetheatre.org.
Rokoko Art Gallery features the original watercolor on paper by artist Don Romero. On display through July. 1785 Avenida de Mercado, 575-405-8877, rokokoart.com.