Nonprofit 501c3 – Proudly serving Las Cruces & Southern New Mexico

Vance, Debra

Debra Vance, NMWS                                                                       

Watercolor Artist in Old Mesilla.

Debra’s Watercolor Adventure started when she arrived in Old Mesilla. She was introduced to “Painting en Plein Air” (painting onsite, outdoors) and she was hooked! Debra has developed an impressionistic style that is grounded in realism. She loves to paint her hometown of Mesilla, the beautiful scenery of our National Parks – what ever catches her eye.

Cowgirl, watercolor by Debra Vance

Debra earned her Signature Status with the New Mexico Watercolor Society this Spring. She was honored to produce the Christmas Card for the Town of Mesilla this year. She was just awarded 2nd place in the Santa Cruz Plein Air Event Nov. 1st.

Workshops:     Scottsdale Artists School with:   Antonio Masi, President of the American Watercolor Society and Frank Eber, AWS, NWS

Art Memberships:  Signature Member of the NM Watercolor Society, Plein Air Painters of NM, Artforms of NM,  DAAC.

Upcoming Events are these for now. Subject to change always…..

Studio Open House Event(s)

Aug. 22nd  from 12 – 5 PM

Santa Cruz Plein Air – Tubac AZ Oct. 26 – 31st 2020




Alice D - 2nd Grade: 2022 LCSF Poster Contest Winner

In 2022 we will be highlighting artwork created by our young people. This month we are showcasing the 2022 Las Cruces Space Festival poster contest. Las Cruces Public School K-12 students designed posters with the theme “Future Careers in Space.” The Festival Committee received over 1000 entries that the Challenger Learning Center of Las Cruces narrowed down to 30 finalists that can be viewed by going to this link