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Posted on: June 3, 2021

[ARCHIVED] City Art Board Launches SmART Workshop Series for Artists

SmART Workshop Series for Artists

The City Art Board will launch its SmART educational workshops in a four-part series, beginning with “Writing an Artist Statement/CV,” presented by Marisa Sage, Director of the New Mexico State University Art Museum, at 4 p.m. Friday, June 11 via Zoom.

There is no charge for the workshops. To register go to

“The purpose of the series is to empower local artists in their professional practice,” said Katrina Chandler, Secretary of the City Art Board, who also serves as Chair of the Board’s Outreach Committee. “The workshops will focus on skills that can help artists succeed at any level.”

Marisa Sage is also Head Curator of the NMSU Art Museum. She serves as a Board member for the Las Cruces Arts and Cultural District.

According to Ms. Sage's biography, she has planned and executed more than 100 international exhibitions, which have included more than 200 individual artists globally in her 15-year career. For more about Ms. Sage, go to

Future workshops offered by the SmArt Series are “Photography and Website Building," “Maintaining Art as a Business,” and “Applying for Public Art.” Due to pandemic restrictions lifting, dates and locations for in-person workshops are pending confirmation and will be announced soon.

For information regarding Las Cruces Public Art, visit, email, or call Ceci Vasconcellos, Art Program Coordinator at 575/541-2780.

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