Art FORT Art 1


A new temporary art exhibit will be open to the public at the Fort Stanton Museum Galleries during regular museum hours, July 3rd through September 1st, 2014.  The collection will feature art in any medium (paint, photography, mixed media, etc.), created by local (Lincoln County) artists, depicting scenes “in and around” Fort Stanton.  Fort Stanton Museum receives nearly 10,000 visitors annually, and the exhibit will be in place during our signature “Fort Stanton LIVE!” living history event July 12th  & 13th.


Call to Artists in Lincoln County

Fort Stanton Museum Galleries reminds all Lincoln County artists that June 26th is the deadline to participate in the upcoming ArtFORTArt1 exhibit.


Painting, photography, sculpture, graphics, weaving, quilting, woodcarving — all are welcome in the temporary exhibition to run July 3rd through September 1st, 2014.  It is not a competition, and there is no entrance fee.  It is requested that all pieces reflect something familiar to the Fort or its environs (i.e. Mescaleros, Sierra Blanca, Rio Bonito, ranch life, local scenes, historic events, etc.)

We hope local artists will have their work seen, and maybe purchased, by a wide audience of visitors from all over.  Many of our visitors come from other states or foreign countries, and their time at the fort might be a great opportunity for them to acquire a piece of fine southwestern art to take home.

Space is limited, so earlier entries will be given priority. This is a non-judged, inclusive exhibition of local art.  All pieces for consideration must be delivered to the Fort Stanton Museum during regular hours, on or before Thursday, June 26th.  Paintings and photographs must be matted or framed.  Artists are encouraged to provide contact information and prices on any pieces for sale, so that interested buyers may get in touch with them directly.

Fort Stanton Historic Site is located between Capitan and Ruidoso. The Museum Galleries were opened earlier this year with an exhibit of 1930’s-era art titled “The New Deal in New Mexico”.

This latest exhibit will expose our very talented local artists to a large audience, including hundreds of visitors to the Fort’s annual “Fort Stanton LIVE!” living history weekend, July 12th and 13th.  It is a great opportunity for artists of every sort.

For more information, contact Matthew Midgett at (575) 354-0088 or