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Who are we?

ArtForms 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.


Our Mission

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 information.


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.


karen Conley

President of ArtForms

The President is present at all meetings of the Organization, and supervises over all activities, and appoints committees.



The Secretary keeps the minutes of all meetings and keeps all official records and papers of the Organization.

Marty Galster

Member at Large

The Member at Large has no specific duties, but has the same rights and responsibilities as the rest of the board.


Vice President of ArtForms

The Vice President assumes the duties of the President in their absence.

Marj Leininger


The Treasurer keeps a record of the organization's money, and submits a written financial report at each meeting.

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