Western art and performances planned at the Deming Art Center in January

DEMING – January marks a new register of art exhibitions at the Deming Art Center located at 100 S. Gold Street. The Deming Art Council will open its doors in 2022 with “Arts of the West: Cowboys, Ranching, Music & Poetry Show”, presented from January 2 to 29. The exhibit will also feature live entertainment at the center during the show’s “Meet the Artists” event from 1 pm to 3 pm on Sunday January 2. Art lovers can also look forward to an exhibition of rodeo photography, cowboy poetry and a book signing during the month of January.

“Arts of the West: Cowboys, Ranching and Music” is DAC’s attempt to bring together the artistic elements of the Southwest that contribute to cultural diversity in the Booteel area of ​​New Mexico.


The January 2022 exhibit at the center will be an invitation-only exhibit showcasing and showcasing the western way. The artists include:

Robert “Shoofly” Shufelt is an American cowboy artist who made his home in New Mexico. He is known for his realistic pencil drawings of contemporary Western culture, says Shoofly Shufelt: “My goal has always been for my drawings to continue to grow, illustrating a cowboy heritage long after I have left.

Many of “Shoofly’s” works have appeared in galleries all over the Southwest. Her charitable work by donating designs locally has been greatly appreciated by nonprofits in Deming and Luna County.

Janeil anderson from Red Rock, NM has an intricate painting style. The fine details of the oils and his appreciation for color allow his works to capture the moment in time, tugging on your sensitive cords as you imagine the story behind the piece.

Anderson has the unique ability to draw you into his work and you literally find yourself emotionally invested in his art.

Mel Pierre Is a resident of Las Cruces who will bring his rodeo photograph to share with the center.

Steve zimmer is an author who lives outside of Cimarron, New Mexico, where he writes about Western art and life on the ranches. He is also the author of “For Good or Bad, People of the Cimarron Country”; “Western Animal Heroes, An Anthology of Stories by Ernest Thompson Seton” and “Cowboy Days: Stories of the New Mexico Range”.

A signing session will take place at “Meet the Artist” time on January 2nd.

The exhibition will also feature four local artists. Painters Velva Hurt, Dorothy Waddell and Lyn Orona, as well as clay fiber sculptor Janet Bishop.

The following weekend, Saturday January 8, Silver City Cowboy singer and poet Mike Moutoux will perform from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the center. On Sunday, January 9, Bob Eller, July McClure and Deb Oliver of Columbus and Deming will perform cowboy songs and music from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the center.

Free tickets for these performances will be available at the center. Each session will be limited to 25 people.

For more information, call 575-546-3663 or visit the website at www.demingarts.org or check out the Facebook page.

This project is supported in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Bill Armendariz can be reached at 575-546-2611 (leave a message) or [email protected]

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