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! November 7, 2014 ANNOUNCEMENTS There will be an ArtForms board meeting on November 13th at 9am  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)    Reception for member show         3)    Event guide         4)    Event Guide and sign delivery         5)    Advertising         6)    Entertainment         7)    Studio tours                   "Basketry as Art": Opening reception at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at The Tombaugh Gallery, 2000 S. Solano Dr. The Tombaugh Gallery is a member of ArtForms.  Exhibit will feature artists whose artwork features variety of weaves, materials, colors, and patterns. Artists include Marilyn Hansen, Jan Harrison, Lin Bentley Keeling, Dee Knudson and Jan Severson. Exhibit runs through Nov. 27. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday to Friday or by appointment. Info: 575-522-7281. ArtForms member Flo Hosa Dougherty will be showing at the Blue Gate Fine Art Gallery.  The exhibit, "Play Ball", runs through November.  Blue Gate Gallery is located at 4901 Chagar (N. Valley & Taylor Rd.).  Exhibit will feature paintings on baseball. Call 523-2950 for details and an appointment for special viewing. Storm Sermay - The artwork of Artforms member Storm Sermay will be on display in November at Big Picture/Main Street Gallery.  Her exhibit, A Different View: Black and White Photographs of our Public Lands, will open with an artist reception on Friday, November 7 from 5-7pm during the monthly Art Ramble.  The exhibit runs through November 29.  The Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery, 2470-A Calle de Guadalupe, across from the Fountain Theatre, will feature two local artists during November.  Bert Gammill and Lori Shalett.  The Gallery will host a Rush to the Holiday show and sale on Saturday, November 8 from 1-4pm.  Ouida Touchon, Sylvia Hendrickson and Bonnie MacQuarrie will be on the patio, demonstrating and ready and willing to explain their techniques.  The Gallery is open daily 10am-5pm.  For details, call 522-2933 or visit www.mesillavalleyfinearts.com.  The Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery is a member of ArtForms. ArtForms member Lynn Unangst will be one of the artists featured at the Fiber and Arts Festival in Mesilla on November 8 & 9.  Lynn creates hand-woven jackets and purses.  The event is hosted by Tres Manos Weaving of New Mexico, Inc. in the Old Tortilla Factory, located at 1910 Calle de Parian on the corner of Hwy. 28/Avenida de Mesilla.  Festival hours are 10am-4pm.  Admission is free.  For more information call 644-6149. ArtForms member Rhoda Winters will be featured at Aa Studios, located behind 2645 Dona Ana Road (at Calle de Oro).  An opening receiption will be held November 14 from 4-8pm as part of the North Valley Art Loop.  The exhibit will run through December 31. thetheatregallery, located in the Black Box Theatre lobby, 430 N. Downtown Mall, will highlight gourd artwork by Karen Currier from November 21-December 7.  There will be a wine and cheese reception on Friday, December 5 from 5-7pm in conjunction with the Downtown Ramble.  thetheatregallery is open an hour before performances and by appointment.  For reservations, call 523-1223.  The Black Box is a member of ArtForms. Members of the Southern Chapter of the New Mexico Watercolor Society will exhibit at the New American school.  The New Mexico Watercolor Society is a member of ArtForms. ArtForms member Sally Quillen will host an artists’ reception for Woody and Pat Hoffmen at the Quillen-Stephens Gallery, located behind Coas Bookstore. 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.