Love of Art Month February is a special time in Las Cruces and is proclaimed by the City of Las Cruces to be For the Love of Art Month.  Special activities include studio tours, a member art show and art happenings all around the town.  The Application forms for 2015 will remain on this website for a short time. 2015 - Studio Tour Application - DOC / PDF Deadline is December 1, 2014 2015 - Art Around Town Application - DOC / PDF Deadline is December 1, 2014 2015 - Special Events and Performing Arts Application - DOC / PDF Deadline is December 1, 2014 2015 - ArtForms Member Show Application - DOC / PDF Deadline is December 26, 2014 2015 - Event Guide Advertising - DOC / PDF Deadline is December 5, 2014 ArtForms Membership Form - DOC / PDF There are many photographs from the 2015 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. If you have questions: phone: David Jacques at 649-6556  e-mail:  Love of Art Month <nmartforms@yahoo.com> /  Subject: Love of Art Month or mail:  Love of Art Month, 4652 Calle de Nubes, Las Cruces, NM  88012 Please remember that to participate in Love Of Art Month events, exhibits, etc your membership has to be paid up and current.  Most of our member’s dues are due on January 1st of each year for that year.  Dues rates are still just $30.00 for organizations and individual members.  Senior membership (55+) and full time students is $20.00  Send your renewal form and checks to ArtForms, 4652 Calle de Nubes, Las Cruces, NM  88012.   The form is here:  DOC / PDF The 2015 Event Guide is still available in PDF format here. A one page map for the Studio Tours is available here. . The ArtForms Member Show was a great showcase for the fine talent of our members.  This year the show was divided between three locations: Mas Art, The Bistro and the Rio Grande Theater’s El Paso Electric Gallery.  The food was scrumptuous and the weather was perfect.  The Member Show was well attended as art enthusiasts strolled Main Street enjoying the beautiful weather and the rich variety of art presented at the various locations.  President, David Jacquez presented the First, Second, Third and Honorable Mention awards at Mas Art, along with the presentation of the Artist of the Year Award.  Following are the winners of the awards. Artist of the Year - Roy van der Aa First Place Award - Maria Kruse Second Place Award - Liz Fisher Third Place Award - Flo Hosa Dougherty Honorable Mention - Teri Van Huss   On two separate weekends, member artists opened their studios to the public allowing us to watch them at work and giving us a chance to purchase their artwork.  During the entire month, special art events around town were scheduled which included various presentations by the visual, literary and performing arts.  Our members showed their work in local galleries and in special venues around town.  After the long months of preparation, Love of Art Month went by fast and we are already beginning work on Love of Art - 2016. Your help, talent and brain power is needed!  In order for the next Love of Art  Month to continue to be the success it has been, your talent and time as a  volunteer for one of the Action Committees would be hugely appreciated.  Please  consider volunteering.   Our 18th Annual Love of Art Month is over and thanks to our sponsors and volunteers it was a resounding success.  Our membership works in a variety of mediums including fiber art, folk art, fractal art, gourd art, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture, watercolor and wood.