The April 2021 Exhibit at the Deming Art Center, entitled “Two Friends”, features two artists – Libby Beck from Silver City and Camille Painter Davis from Benson, AZ. Libby fell in love with bead work and beaded outfits when, in 1970, she saw her first Appaloosa Costume Class. She taught herself how to bead, completing and showing her first costume in 1974 at the DC International Horse Show. Since then she has completed 5 outfits for horse and rider and many other pieces which she has sold internationally as well as in the US. Her beadwork is mainly designs used by the Nez Perce, Crow, Kutenai and Flathead, recently adding some Apache styles. She works with clients to provide custom beadwork, which is something she really enjoys. She moved to New Mexico in 2006 and feels that she has found where she belongs at last. The art of Camille Painter Davis is colorful and usually western. Much of her work is of the Southwest as well as the Intermountain and the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys painting landscapes, portraits and wildlife. Many include architectural and botanical subjects, along with domestic animals and “genre” themes. She does not limit herself to the above mentioned mediums, but also experiments with fine crafts such as jewelry, leather and fiber arts. The show will run from April 2-29, 2021, and the Center hours are M-F from 10AM – 3PM and Saturday from 10AM-12:30PM. The Deming Art Center is located at 100 S, Gold in Deming, NM. For more information, please call 575-546-3663, check our website at www.demingarts.org, or our FB Page. This project is supported in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the National Endowment for the Arts.