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!
October 26, 2014
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
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) 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-
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.