About ArtForms ArtForms, a 501(c)(3) organization, supports and promotes all artistic forms, including visual, literary and performing arts because art, artists and the business of art are vital to the social and economic development of our community. The mission of ArtForms is to ensure that our creative community is regarded as a revenue-generating industry that has broad visibility and a solid resource network. We work towards the recognition of the greater Las Cruces area as an international art and culture destination. Membership ArtForms members include professional artists, art enthusiasts, business owners, hobbyists, retirees, students and teachers. The diversity of our group makes for a valuable resource of experience, skills and information. Want to become a member?  Click here. Activities Our membership meets quarterly.  Check the Program Schedule page for information on the next meeting.  The meetings are open to the public. Following a short business meeting, presentations focus on a variety of art and "business of art" skills. Member exhibits are held during the year in various venues throughout Las Cruces. For the Love of Art Month February finds ArtForms' members drawing our membership, other arts organizations and the community into the ArtForms organized and promoted "For Love of Art" celebration. Following the Las Cruces City Council proclaimation declaring arts an important component of a community's quality of life, galleries, museums, non traditional venues and artists' studios welcome the public to exhibits reflecting the vibrancy, diversity, history and culture of art in southern New Mexico.  Special activities include studio and gallery tours, a member art show and art venues all around the town.  Please click here for more information. WELCOME This web site is best viewed at 1024 x 768. To ensure viewing an up-to-date version of the website, press control+F5. Rhoda Winters has many photographs from the 2014 Love of Art Month events posted on our Facebook page.  We invite you to visit and observe the vibrancy, diversity and talent of our Southern New Mexico artists.  Thanks, Rhoda! October 26, 2014 ANNOUNCEMENTS There will be an ArtForms board meeting on November 13th at 9:30am  at David Jacquez’s gallery, El Jardin de Las Cruces Art Gallery on Valley.  We will be working on the Event Guide and Love of Art Month.  The membership is invited. On our last member survey you indicated that participating in Love of Art Month was a major reason for belonging to ArtForms.  We do not have as many members as in the past, so we are hoping that everyone will volunteer to make this a success.  We already have some who have indicated they will help, but we need lots more.  Some of the Love of Art Committees needing help are:         1)    Member show         2)    Event guide         3)    Advertising         4)    Entertainment         5)    Studio tours         6)    Reception for member show         7)    Event Guide and sign delivery   Artist of the Month: Artists Naida Zucker and Yvonne Postelle will be featured at The Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery, 2470-A Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla. The Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery is a member of ArtForms.  Exhibit will run through October. Gallery hours are Monday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Info: 575-522-2933, mesillavalleyfinearts.com.  "Double Visions": Exhibit at Aa Studios, 2645 Doña Ana Rd. of paintings and photographs by ArtForms member Roy van der Aa and Michael C. Gutierrez. Opening reception is Friday at 4 to 8 p.m. Exhibit runs until Nov. 2. Gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday or by appointment. Info: 575-520- 8752. Dia de los Muertos: Potters' Guild of Las Cruces will showcase their Day of the Dead interpretations. Exhibit is at Nopalito's Galeria, 326 S. Mesquite. Show runs until Nov. 2. Info: 575-524-0003. "Play Ball!": Exhibit runs through November at Blue Gate Gallery, 4901 Chagar Las Cruces. Exhibit will feature paintings on baseball. Call 575-523-2950 for an appointment for special viewing. MEMBER SHOWS AND EXHIBITS See what your fellow members are up to this month.  Many of them are showing in local and regional galleries and you won’t want to miss the exhibits.  Support the membership with your attendance.