Tombaugh Art Gallery

UUBeeWelcome2(1)“UU Bee Welcome” December and January

The Tombaugh Gallery presents the “UU Bee Welcome” show, an exhibit featuring the work of this long-time quilting group and associated artists. The “UU Bee Welcome” is a quilting bee which has met for over five years and provides opportunities for quilters of all skill levels and techniques to gather for one to six hours weekly. The UU Bee members support, inspire, conspire, teach, learn, and have way too much fun in our shared passion
for this ancient art and craft.

UUBeeWelcome1(1)This show will features a variety of original quilts as well as other related pieces. Personal items such as clothing, home wares and sculptural pieces are included. Come experience the homey delight of the UU Bee Welcome show and join us for two artists’ receptions with demos and food.

“UU Bee Welcome” Runs December 7 – January 23, 2014
Opening Reception – December 7th, 11:30-1:30, featuring demos and food.
Second Reception – January 11, 11:30 -1:30, featuring demos and food.

The Tombaugh Gallery is located at 2000 S. Solano and is open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from 10 am to 2 pm or by appointment.  For details, call (575) 522-7281.

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The Tombaugh Gallery at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Las Cruces

In its own wing at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Las Cruces, the Tombaugh Gallery provides a beautiful and intimate venue for exhibitions of art by local and regional artists. One- and two-month exhibits throughout the year offer our members and the wider community the opportunity to experience, enjoy, and learn about art in all forms, and provide a chance to see things differently through interactions with the artists and their work.

The Tombaugh Gallery exhibits the work of both established and emerging artists in one-person and group shows. The shows are selected a year in advance from proposals submitted to the Gallery Committee, a group of volunteers who manage, curate, and publicize the Gallery’s activities. The Gallery also features special exhibits that explore our Unitarian Universalist values and celebrate the creative endeavors of our members and our children.

Established in 2000, the Tombaugh Gallery has built a reputation as an outstanding and professional exhibition venue. It features a flexible, climate-controlled space, high ceilings, and fine lighting. Galley Committee members help artists mount, publicize, and promote their shows. Exhibitions, openings, demonstrations, artist’s talks, and other related activities at the Tombaugh Gallery are staffed by volunteer docents who welcome visitors and introduce them not only to the art on display but also to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Las Cruces.

We believe that art deeply touches us all and helps us connect with the world around us. The Tombaugh Gallery is proud to host artists who use their skills not only to celebrate the beautiful but also to speak out against the ugly and unjust.

Visit the Tombaugh Gallery Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and on Sunday mornings.

For more information, please contact the Tombaugh Gallery at 575-522-7281.

Current and Upcoming Shows


December and January 2015: UU Bee Quilters


February and March:  Roy Van der Aa – abstract resist paintings

April and May: Mark Heying, photography

June  dark

July: R.E. exhibit

August:  Member and Friend Exhibit

September and October: Georjeanna Feltha – sculpture, paper art

November: Lyndia Radice, photography using mirroring/reflection

December and January 2016: John Northcutt and Jill Somoza, sculpture and acrylic vinyl constructions