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
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.
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
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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
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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
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
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
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
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.