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DATE BOOK - 2014

MAY 10, 2014; 4 to 6 PM
Artists' Reception . Desert & Coast: Where Mother And Daughter Draw The Line

Featured Artists: Flo Hosa Dougherty & Amy Hosa

MAY 17, 2014; 1:30 to 3 PM
Artist's Talk . Desert & Coast

Fine Art vs. Fun Art

Flo Hosa Dougherty

MAY 31, 2014; 1:30 to 3 PM
Artist's Demo/Talk . Desert & Coast

Flo Hosa Dougherty & "Pages" Partner TBA

JUNE 14, 2014; 4 PM
Exhibit Close: Desert & Coast
JUNE 15 to AUGUST 2, 2014
Gallery Hours by Appointment
AUGUST 9 TO AUGUST 30, 2014
Two Exhibits

Nolan Winkler: West Gallery

Jean Reese Wilkey: East Gallery

SEPTEMBER 6 TO SEPTEMBER 27, 2014

Raul Dorn

OCTOBER 11 TO NOVEMBER 1

Jacklyn St. Aubyn

NOVEMBER 8 TO NOVEMBER 29

Kathleen Squires

Exhibit Benefits the Dona Ana County Humane Society, Inc.

DECEMBER 4 TO DECEMBER 13

Let's Go Ornamental

ART CONNECTIONS

Wide Bay High Desert Repeat in 2015

Unsettled Gallery and the Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery (Australia) will collaborate again to put on an exchange exhibit during September/October 2015. Planning has already begun!

Unsettled Gallery Blog: Coming Soon!

2/22/2014: With a push and some "how-to" help from Mary Robertson, one of the gallery's artists, who managed to sit us down, make us focus and voilá a wordpress template was selected and features demystified. We're not there yet, but we're close. So, stay tuned.

9/13/2013: Sadly, it appears that the blog is "on the back burner" so soon it won't be, but it will be forthcoming . . .

2/10/2013 update: We have a name for our new blog. It will be titled "Art Notes" to reflect our wide ranging interests in, and musings about, art. We're currently struggling a bit with WordPress, a blogging software product, but stay tuned here for progress updates.

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May 10 - June 14

Desert & Coast: Where Mother and Daughter Draw the Line

Flo Hosa Dougherty and Amy Hosa

Local artist Flo Hosa Dougherty and daughter Amy Hosa bring their successful San Francisco exhibit, Desert and Coast: Where Mother and Daughter Draw the Line to Unsettled Gallery with an artists' reception on Saturday, May 10 from 4 to 6 PM. The exhibit celebrates the pair's life-long tradition of coming together to make art.

Desert and Coast is as much about how the art reflects the universal mother/daughter dynamic in life, as it is about the art itself. Works of the same en plein air scene, painted while sitting side-by-side, are hung in pairs. Other works of similar subjects painted while worlds apart are also hung as a group. The expressive paintings share a familial gene pool and common vision, while the choice of composition and brushstroke flaunts their differences and a friendly rivalry.

Dougherty and Hosa have invited local artists to construct Pages to explore their own family artistic connections. The Pages will be hung as a group on a clothes line. The artists included work in many art forms, such as pottery, fibers, quilting, sculpture, jewelry, literature, photography, etc., in addition to painting.

Two other events are scheduled in conjunction with Desert & Coast. The first event features Flo Hosa Dougherty. She will explore the topic, Fine Art vs. Fun Art. Dougherty is active in many art and civic organization and is accomplished in both fine and fun styles as well as public speaking. But -- really now -- who decreed that fine art, in its weighty seriousness, couldn't be fun -- and fun art, though easing a viewer's mighty funk, couldn't also be fine art? (I don't think Dougherty will disagree. One of her art works that resides in my memory is a piece she did after I first met her about eight years ago. Titled Rafting on the Rio, it captures the hilarity of a Las Cruces annual event.)

For the second event on Saturday, May 31, Dougherty will do a short demo and one of the Pages artists (TBA) will talk about his/her family art relationships.

Click here to jump to a page with images and more information about both artists.

The exhibit continues through Saturday, June 14.

Unsettled Gallery and Studio; May 2014

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Unsettled Gallery is a unique, contemporary art gallery in southern New Mexico, displaying a diverse range of art styles and mediums by a select group of artists.

Located along the site of the celebrated Camino Real (the 'Royal Highway') within the Original Townsite of Las Cruces, New Mexico, the gallery building is an historic, adobe structure. Over its long life, the building served many purposes: family home, apartment, fruit stand, packaged liquor store drive through to name just a few of its personalities. Acquired in 2003 by an artist interested in saving old adobes, rescue and restoration began. The current owners completed a nearly one-year restoration and renovation in 2007 launching the building into use as an art gallery for which it seems happily suited.

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