ARTS DIRECTORY

Welcome to the Arts Directory for artists, arts organizations, arts-related businesses and venues in the greater Las Cruces area.   “Select Category” to see various visual, performing and literary art forms.  Or use “Search” for a specific name.   Doña Ana Arts Council members are given expanded listing space.

We make every effort to make this directory inclusive and accurate; if you see an omission or error, please contact the Doña Ana Arts Council.  Thank you!

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Acker, Juliette

mixed-media artist, surface pattern designer and illustrator,  juliette.acker@gmail.com           

Alamag, Mitch and A.me (Rokoko)

alarokokomag@aol.com, 575-522-5553              4901 Chippewa Trail Las Cruces, NM. 88011-9311 A.me and Mitch Alamag started their business, Rokoko Art Studio,

Almquist, Jay

Stained Glass, jayalmq2@gmail.com, 575-522-5553            

Acker, Juliette

mixed-media artist, surface pattern designer and illustrator,  juliette.acker@gmail.com           

Alamag, Mitch and A.me (Rokoko)

alarokokomag@aol.com, 575-522-5553              4901 Chippewa Trail Las Cruces, NM. 88011-9311 A.me and Mitch Alamag started their business, Rokoko Art Studio,

Almquist, Jay

Stained Glass, jayalmq2@gmail.com, 575-522-5553            

ARTIST OF THE MONTH

Debbie Jo Baxter

November 2021 Artist of the Month

 

Each month in 2021 – The Year of the Artist, a different arts category will be highlighted with an artist in that field being celebrated as the Artist of the Month. 

The Arts Council is excited to highlight the career of Debbie Jo Baxter for the month of November 2021.

This month we are showcasing the work of artist Debbie Jo Baxter, a 2019 Bachelors of Fine Arts graduate from New Mexico State University. She graduated with a focus on Sculptural ceramics as well as making jewelry.

Her work has been featured in many juried exhibitions locally and across the United States. In 2019 she showed work in the Small Works Exhibition, Lemonade Stand Gallery, Key West, FL, Taos Art Insurgency: The New Protagonists, national Juried Exhibition, Greg Moon Art Gallery, Taos, NM, and the Small and Smaller Juried exhibition, Site: Brooklyn Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. In 2020 and 2021, she was juried into the Battle of the Rings, Danaca Design, Seattle, WA. Locally her artwork has been exhibited in many student shows at NMSU and the Las Cruces Museum of Art. She has also received the Potters’ Guild of Las Cruces Excellence in Ceramics Award and the Jean H. Dodier Memorial Scholarship from New Mexico State University in 2018.

Originally from Albuquerque, Debbie Jo now resides in Las Cruces and works full-time at Heart of the Desert Pistachios and Wine. After work and on her days off, she makes jewelry in her home studio. She mainly uses precious metals and stones, including sterling and turquoise. Her designs are playful yet timeless, reflecting the local culture. You can find her work on her Instagram (D.J.Bax) and her Etsy shop (DJBAXDesigns).