"For the Love of Art Month - 2020"

Updated: Feb 15

"For the Love of Art Month" is an appreciation of art in Las Cruces that was started in 1998. Each February Artforms Artists Association of New Mexico takes the lead on this month-long celebration of creativity. This year local artists will conduct studio tours during the second, third, and fourth weekends of the month. The member art show will be held at Cruces Creatives, The Big Picture, and the Dona Ana Arts Council Feb 8-29. The Big Picture has extended their show to the month of March. Studio tours will run from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturdays and 12 pm to 4 pm on Sundays. Some artists will be placing their work in other locations in support of this event. 


The Artists of Picacho Hills is a strong supporter of this event, and we have listed those that are participating. Some of our members are also showing work in the "Erotica Twenty Twenty" pop-up show at the In Effect Gallery, located at 3390 Apple Cross Place in Mesilla Park. The opening night is Valentine's Day, Friday, Feb 14, from 6-10 pm. The show will also be available for viewing on Saturday, Feb 15, and Sunday, Feb 16, from 2-4 pm. This show promises to be an exciting adjunct to the February For the Love of Art month traditional exhibits.


Greta Burger - Studio tours to be held Feb 8 and 9 at 10050 Tuscany, Las Cruces.


Karen Conley - She is exhibiting paintings in the member show and one piece in the "Erotic Twenty Twenty" show.


Paul Maxwell - He will display about a dozen of his paintings at the Sinuate Media offices in old Mesilla located off Mesilla Ave at 1910 Calle de Parian.


Rosemary McKeown - Studio tours to be held Feb 8 and 9 at 1300 Vista del Monte.


Jan Minow - She will be a guest artist at the studio of artist Leslie Toombs, 429 Reeves Dr., Las Cruces. The studio will be open Feb 8 & 9 and Feb 15 & 16. She will also be exhibiting at the Erotica Twenty Twenty pop-up show.


Jan Severson - She will have studio tours Feb 8,9,15,and 16 at 8181 Constitution Rd.


Marie Siegrist - Her studio will be open Feb 8 and 9. She has also scheduled 30 minute watermedia demonstrations each day. 

Watermedia Demonstration Schedule:

Feb 8 at 11 am and 2 pm.

Feb 9 at 2 pm.            


Jan Thune - Studio tours to be held Feb 8,9,15,and 16 at 1204 Verona Court.


Donna Wood - Studio Tour will be Feb 8 and 9 at 8133 Willow Bloom Circle.


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