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!
January 26, 2015
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
The 2015 Event Guides and the ArtForms blue flags for the Studio Tours will be available for pickup on
Monday, February 2nd, at Mas Art (126 S Main), during the hours of 10am to 2pm. If you haven’t paid
your dues yet, you can pay them at this time.
The 2015 Event Guide is also available in PDF format here.
A one page map for the Studio Tours is available here.
Help us make this a successful Member Show! February is going to be a great month!!