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!
December 15, 2014
There will be an ArtForms board meeting on January
8th 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
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
ARTFORMS LOVE OF ART MEMBER SHOW
The deadline for turning in your application form for the ArtForms Love of Art Member Show in February is fast
approaching. The form is due December 26th. If you don’t have a jpg of your artwork at that time, fill out and send
the form now and send the jpg when it is available. We need the jpgs for publicity for the show. Renee will be
sending publicity materials to The Sun-News, the Bulletin and other news outlets sometime in January so don’t wait
too long. We also ask that you turn in a short biography, no more than a paragraph, with your jpgs.
Remember that ArtForms cannot supply pedestals or plastic boxes for your work this year. The Branigan Cultural
Center provided those in previous years but we will not be showing there this year. We will be doing something
different. The show will be spread between three downtown locations: Mas Art, The Bistro and The El Paso Electric
Gallery in the Rio Grand Theatre.
Help us make this a successful Member Show! February is going to be a great month!!