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 August 2, 2015 From the Ground Up XXVII Regional Juried Ceramics Exhibition: 10 a.m. Friday at the Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St. From the Ground Up XXVII opens during the First Friday Ramble. From the Ground Up XXVII is a regional, juried ceramics show co-hosted by Potters' Guild of Las Cruces and the Las Cruces Museum of Art. This year's show features 32 artists exhibiting 54 sculptural and utilitarian ceramic artworks.  ArtForms members Christina Campbell, John Northcutt and Linda Reeder Sanchez are included in the list of artists exhibiting.  The Museum of Art will host an artists' reception from 4:30-6 p.m. Sept. 11 with an awards presentation by exhibition juror Marcia Selsor. Info: 575-541-2137 or las- cruces.org/museums.  The exhibition will run from August 07 through October 24, 2015. "Re: Visioning the West": Exhibition at NMSU Art Gallery runs through Aug. 22. The artists featured include: Jeffrey DaCosta, Felice House, Dana Younger, Kathleen Scott, and Millee Tibbs. All of these artists are challenging the visitors to view the beloved American West in a new light. Free. A number of lectures and workshops are being offered in conjunction with this exhibition. The UAG is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: uag.nmsu.edu.  The NMSU Art Gallery is a member of ArtForms. ART ON EASELS GALLERY, located inside the Community Enterprise Center, features nearly 50 works by members of the Las Cruces Arts Association.  The Community Enterprise Center is located at 125 N. Main St. Art on Easels Gallery is open from 5 to 7 p.m. during each First Friday Downtown Art Ramble, as well as during the Las Cruces Farmers & Craft Market on the first and third Saturdays of the month. For more information, visit www.lascrucesarts. com.  The Las Cruces Arts Association is a member of ArtForms. EL PASO ELECTRIC GALLERY at the Rio Grande Theater presents "Two Artists and Their Visions", the work of Sally Quillin and Mike Stephens during the month of August.  The show consists of Sally's acrylics on canvas and mixed media paintings with subject matter inspired by Mike's photographs. Mike will be showing the photographs that inspired Sally's paintings as well as some new digital pieces.  There will be an Artist’s Reception August 7th from 5 to 7pm during the First Friday Art Ramble.  Sally and Mike are members of ArtForms. AA STUDIOS  presents “Paint on Metal,” a show by El Paso painter Timothy Hanlon. “Paint on Metal” will remain on display through Aug. 29.  Aa Studios is located 2645 Doña Ana Road. Gallery hours are by appointment the second weekend of the month, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.  For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 520-8752.  AA Studios is owned and operated by ArtForms member Roy van der Aa. Thursday, August 13, 2015 There will be an ArtForms board meeting at 9:30am at David Jacquez’s gallery, El Jardin de Las Cruces, 4010 N. Valley Drive, Las Cruces, NM.  All members are invited to attend. New board members elected during last board meeting New President:  Marty Galster Treasurer:  John Northcutt New Member at Large:  David Jacquez