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Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Galley features two artists in August


Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Galley (MVFAG), 2470-A Calle de Guadalupe, will feature local artists Sue Ann Glenn and Jane Peacock in August.

Glenn moved to Las Cruces from Michigan 10 years ago. She received a degree in art education from Central Michigan University and taught elementary art for 15 years in a large Michigan school system.  After 32 years of teaching, Glenn retired and has since focused on watercolors. She is a signature member of the New Mexico Watercolor Society. Glenn also shows her paintings at the Mas Art gallery and at judged and juried art shows in New Mexico.

Peacock, a native of El Paso, studied art at the University of Texas at El Paso. She and her husband raised their family in Santa Fe. Peacock, a lifelong painter, specializes in portraits of people of the borderland and landscapes of New Mexico. Her passion has always been issues affecting women, infants and children. While working with migrants for many years in public health, Peacock created paintings portraying the lives of the people working in the fields around Las Cruces. Her chile-field paintings focus on the farming activities of southern New Mexico. 

Peacock loves painting outside. It gives her a chance to investigate a wide variety of colors, textures and the changing light of day.

Peacock is a member of Plein Air Painters of New Mexico and Let’s Paint New Mexico.

Barbara L. Bush, an oil painter, is the newest gallery member. Although she paints many subjects, her first love is landscape painting. Bush currently is a member of the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, the Oil Painters of America and the Artists of Picacho Hills.

Bush studied art in college, majoring in drawing and painting. However, upon graduation she went where the jobs were and spent the next 30 years working in business for financial and computer services companies. In 1998, she quit her job in Denver and started taking art classes. In 2005, after moving to Fredericksburg, Texas, she took classes at the Fredericksburg Artists’ School. In 2013, Bush moved to Ruidoso. For the next seven years, she participated in the Alto Artist Studio Tour and the Lincoln County Artloop. Bush now makes her home in Las Cruces.

 First American Bank, Mesilla, is well represented by gallery members who rotate their artwork monthly.

MVFAG features the work of 30 artists in various media, including oil, acrylics, pastels, watercolor, fused glass art jewelry, woodturnings, stained glass, photography, ceramics, mixed media, decorated gourds, handmade textile weavings, art tile, fiber art, natural gemstone jewelry, colored pencil, basket weavings, charcoal, pen and ink, prints, cards and miniature paintings.

MVFAG is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Call 575-522-2933. Visit www.mesillavalleyfinearts.com.