Located at the western limit of the Las Cruces downtown arts district, the West End Art Depot provides a space for artists of all mediums to work and teach in a communal setting and benefit from shared resources. As a cooperative and arts incubator, we offer the freedom and resources necessary to generate original and relevant art while encouraging the artistic development of our youth. Our ultimate goal is to support and enhance both artistic production and awareness in Las Cruces and Southern New Mexico through exhibits, education, outreach programs and partnering with like-minded agencies. We are seeking individuals to become part of this youth-oriented community project, who are willing to help organize and establish an art cooperative that is united, productive, and creatively ever-evolving.
- Seven to ten Studio Members working in various mediums in private studios with great rates, on a six or twelve-month lease.
- Fifteen to thirty Members-at-Large with locked storage for art and materials and access to two large community areas (also available for large-scale projects and workshops).
- Three or four Member Shows per year in our 1500 sq. ft. gallery. Gallery availability for other groups by commission, life drawing sessions and other events.
- Ceramics Studio in enclosed and well-ventilated room at southwest corner, available for one or multiple artists to share.
- A clean and climate-controlled classroom, in which to hold workshops, classes and seminars by & for co-op and community members.
Our Creative Team
Chris works primarily in painting, printmaking, and book arts. He also teaches art to kids in grades 6 – 8, in Las Cruces. Chris earned a BFA in printmaking from University of Georgia and a MFA in painting from New Mexico State University.
While not formally trained as an artist, Shaunna grew up with a high school art teacher for a father, and appreciates all forms of art. She has taught pottery, and works with everything from markers and aerosol art to rehabilitating and painting old furniture. Shaunna is active as a volunteer with Doña Ana County Search and Rescue, and leads hikes around the area. Much of the imagery in Shaunna’s artwork comes from these excursions into New Mexico’s wild places.