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





Your $25 annual membership gives you a wealth of benefits and opportunities. 


Your $50 annual membership gives you a wealth of benefits and opportunities.

To become a Student Artist Member, either call the office with credit card info or send a check for a $25 donation. 

To become an Established Artist Member, either call the office with credit card info or send a check for $50 donation. 


Subscription to our monthly e-newsletter.

Discount towards gallery space lease for personal or private events.

Invitation to monthly Mixer & Mingle.

 Discounts towards our events, workshops, and merchandise. Monthly mixers and mingles.

Beginning February 2024: Free gift upon enrollment


Sign up at the Doña Ana Arts Council and donate here


Your $100 annual membership gives you a wealth of benefits and opportunities. Membership is for an annual calendar year (January-December).

(It is encouraged for each member of your organization, to sign up for their individual annual membership.)


Subscription to our monthly newsletter.

Eligibility to submit your organization’s proposal for a juried Doña Ana Arts Council exhibit at no charge.

One private event for your organization in our gallery space.

Invitation to our Monthly Mixer and Mingle.

Promotion of your organization’s events and exhibits on our calendar and social media.

Two tickets to the Community Arts Gala.

To become an Arts Lover Member, either call the office with Credit Card info or send a check for $50 donation.


To become an All The Arts for One member, either call the office with Credit Card info or send a check for $100 contribution.  Send an email requesting an invoice to


New Mexico Arts, public support for the Arts

Find out what is going on at the state level to support artists, art organizations and public art.

CAFE from the Western States Arts Alliance is a place where you can look for exhibitions and opportunities to get your art seen in the wider arts community. You can sign up for the listings online and upload your images to apply for entry in exhibitions.


The ZAPP® System from the The Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF)  

ZAPP enables artists to apply online to multiple art shows through one central website, The online application process also allows artists to directly upload digital images of their artwork for jury review. The result is that all artwork in the system is in a consistent, high-quality, digital format. The digital images are presented to the jurors of each show and the system allows them to score online.

Res Artis: Worldwide Network of Arts Residencies is a 30 year old network of arts residency operators from around the globe. Operating from our international office in Australia, our network comprises more than 600+ vetted Members in over 80 countries. We are the worldwide professional body for the field, ensuring sustainability and growth by providing capacity building tools for our Members through face-to-face meetings and digital platforms. We support and connect residencies, engage and advocate the importance of residencies in today’s society, and provide recommendations towards cultural mobility research and policy.

Artists become members and open opportunities.

Artist INC Express Worshop arrives in Las Cruces

April 6 and 7, 2024


The Artist INC Express workshop came to Las Cruces on April 6 and 7, 2024. Brought to Las Cruces through the support of New Mexico Arts and hosted by the Doña Ana Arts Council, this free workshop helps artists, of any discipline, develop the building blocks for a thriving and enduring arts practice. I am writing today to ask for your help in spreading the word about this opportunity to artists in the Las Cruces community.


Led by a team of experienced, working artists, this ten-hour, hands-on workshop helps artists address specific needs and challenges they face throughout their careers. Through discussions, activities, and hands-on exercises, artist-peer-facilitators, and a new network of peer artists, participating artists are supported in setting goals for their practices, writing about their work, and building a personal brand.


Artist INC Express is a slimmed down, yet still highly active, version of the popular eight-week Artist INC Live program, which has been completed by more than 2,000 artists since 2009. Artist INC Express explores those same core concepts of how to build a lasting arts practice in a shorter, more flexible format, to help reach a broader audience of artists.


New Mexico Arts brought five sessions of the Artist INC Express virtual workshop to artists across the state in 2023.  Back by popular demand, New Mexico Arts is bringing the in-person version of the workshop to various locations across the state in 2024, including Las Cruces.  Here are some participant responses to the 2023 workshops: 


Artist INC Express really gave me some direction, which is exactly what I needed. It gave me specific things that I KNOW I can apply to promote my work successfully. I think most artists need this kind of direction.


I am aware that programs like these are not typically free and are usually through grant or fellowship programs, so I am grateful for the State of New Mexico for offering this for free to artists at all levels and in different disciplines. It provided excellent information, and made it very accessible.


I would recommend the Artist INC Express program because it was an engaging way to connect with other regional artists. It was structured enough to include insights to other participants’ approaches to their practices, without becoming overwhelming or boring. There was an adequate variety of creative practices among the facilitators to address the variety of participants’ fields. It felt like a safe space to share, be vulnerable, and gain advice and support.


I appreciated that the facilitators had varied experiences and practices, but all had such generous hearts and were very real and eloquent.


Thank you for creating such a welcoming and encouraging program that can be applied to a variety of practices. I am leaving with new found inspiration and hope for my creative future!

– Artist INC Express New Mexico 2023 program participants