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
Want to become a member? Click here.
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!
September 7, 2014
l ArtForms members will meet on Thursday, September
11th, from 5:00 to 7:00 in the Roadrunner Room at the
Branigan Library. We would like a member or members to
bring and share some of your art as David did at our spring
meeting. This is not a critique, but just a “show and tell”
about your art process. The public is invited.
l Congratulations to Mas Art on their one year
anniversary! Mas Art is located at 126 S. Main Street. The
store will have a retrospective show of all the artists that
have helped make this first year a success. And to say
thank you to all customers and friends they will offer an
anniversary sale with 30 percent off on selected mouldings
l 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
5) Studio tours
6) Reception for member show
7) Guide and sign delivery