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Janet Amtmann: Otero Arts Organization

09 Sep 2023 8:17 AM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

PAPNM long-time member, Janet Amtmann, has helped form the new Otero Arts Organization, a 501C 3 non-profit organization in Alamogordo:

From Janet: 

"...since March of 2022, we have been holding monthly art exhibitions by artists from around the Southern New Mexico area.  

We have received grants from New Mexico Arts, the latest being for 2023-2024 to support our arts programs.  Then most recently we received a grant from the Devasthali Family Foundation and the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico specifically for "Visual Arts".  

It's been a lot of fun working with artists to help them show their work  at our renovated 1937 WPA building (formerly the Women's Club of Alamogordo).  When the club disbanded some years ago, the county, who owns the building, renovated it and offered it to Otero Arts as a venue for art and cultural programs.  

I was one of the founding members and currently serve as Vice President and chair of the Otero Arts Committee.  

So despite leaving lovely Santa Fe and all my artist friends there and in Albuquerque, I've managed to find lots of inspiring artists here in Alamogordo and environs.  I've dreamed of hosting a plein air workshop here, and am pleased that my former teacher and friend, Anita Louise West has agreed to host the plein air workshop for us." (See Member Workshops)

Congratulations, Janet, on your efforts to organize an arts' group in another part of this state.

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Albuquerque, NM

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