Current News


Parry Primroses by award-winning watercolorist Jane Fritz won first place
in a Facebook contest run on the Las Vegas Arts Council’s Facebook album March Masterpiece Contest.  Jane is also curating our June show, Splash!  See below for  information.

Five talented Las Vegas area artists accepted the challenge! We uploaded their entries into an album, and Parry Primrose earned the most likes before midnight Friday, April 3.  The (drum roll, please) grand prize will be (fanfare, please) a roll of toilet paper!

Insert photos here.  Jane is a very good sport!

Consider pARTnering with us!  We need your support.
Our memberships start at $10/year for seniors, students, and FREE for starving artists, during the public space lock down, thanks to the Las Vegas NM Community Foundation.   Artists’ memberships include a listing (HERE) on our website with a link to a gallery, Facebook page, or email address.
Regular memberships begin at $25/year.
We also have event and program sponsorships.  Click here.


Your ideas are the seeds of a flourishing community gallery.  Brainstorms are always welcome.  Call 505-425-1085 and leave a message or email us at or drop into 140 Bridge Street, Las Vegas, NM, someday, when we are free again!

Call #1  “Creating in Place” Phone Videos
Create short phone videos under 5 minutes long that show your process while hunkered down in isolation at home. Help the community see artists living and working “in place.”
Using time-lapse is an option. 1 hour = 5 minutes  Details for both calls here

CALL #2 “Six Degrees of Isolation” (Juried Show)

Your completed work should reflect an artist’s interpretation of isolation and/or the pandemic and communicate a visual understanding of your experience over the last few weeks.

Work must have been completed after 3/1/20 and may be any media.  Details for both calls here.

“SPLASH! Watermedia”

SPLASH! will continue online throughout the summer and artists will receive 100% of the sale prices.

To visit our SPLASH! online gallery, click HERE.




July events are dependent
on the health and safety of the community.
This show will be ONLINE! and
hopefully in the Gallery, too!

Full size version of call here.
Curator: K. Dawne Holmes

Deadline for exhibiting artists June 19, 2020
Complete call packet here.


Due to concerns over Covid 19 aka coronavirus, many events are being cancelled.  We will remove cancelled events or mark them cancelled as quickly as possible, BUT you might want to double-check before you attend pretty much anything.
Out of an abundance of caution, please consider yourself and our community.
We want you to be healthy, so be careful.


PRIDE in New Mexico,
and especially in Las Vegas, NM 

Exhibits on loan from Albuquerque PRIDE
and photographs by Leon Bustos
Exhibit co-curated by
Adolfo Castillo and Angela Meron
Gallery not open to public, see online photos here



In addition to these calls, we are STILL planning our annual Student Art Exhibit and Competition, but instead of in Burris Hall, the year it will be (surprise!) ONLINE!  We are raising money for gift certificate awards from local businesses, so that the students are rewarded and the community wins, too!  If you would like to donate, here is an online link.

If you are wondering about our plans for Missoula Children’s Theatre 2020 you can find them here or on our MCT Facebook page.


has gone digital.
Zoom Room 873-3509-4978 PWD: BSC
Price: FREE
Art Project: Tulip Drawing
BUST OUT: drawing paper, pencils (#2 are fine), colored pencils or markers in orange, red, green and light green or yellow and brown
All are welcome. Tell your friends and colleagues!
Thanks for supporting “Colleagues in Art,” on Facebook here.
Friday, June 5th, at 1 pm to 2:30 pm (we will probably finish a little sooner).


Entry Deadline for SPLASH! Watermedia Online Gallery Show and Sale
EXTENDED TO 5 PM, Tuesday, May 5


El Cinco de Mayo

Mothers Day  May 10






Ongoing and future events include…

2020 Calendar

The Las Vegas, NM San Miguel County
Chamber of Commerce

has published a 2020 Calendar!

Amazing photos from Harold Mark Garcia’s page
The beauty of Las Vegas, NM and Surrounding Communities, captured, selected by popular vote.

Click here to order

For more great information,
The City of Las Vegas is our pARTner in supporting Las Vegas as both a home and a destination for arts and culture.


Las Vegas will participate in the 2020 Centennial Celebration of Women’s Suffrage.  The state legislature voted in favor of a woman’s right to vote in  February 1920, and the 19th Amendment was added to the US Constitution on August, 26, 1920.  If you have any  information or memorabilia from those days, or from the Federated Women’s Club from 1910 – 1920 or anything else you think might be an interesting or educational addition to the story, please  email  Sonya Berg or call her at 505 425-6680

Missoula Alumni & Friends

Post pictures and memories on our FB page
Missoula Boosters
Missoula Facebook Page

Shop Local LVFIBA gift cards for sale
Available at Semilla
The perfect gift for everyone
Available in $10.00 and $20.00 values
Use at any LVF IBA business
Read more here!

Tri-county Farmers Market
Cancelled through April 25, 2020!
TCFM expects to resume on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at its summer location (6th & University – next to Semilla).


Tierra Encantada Farmers Market
The Tierra Encantada Market will have a “Quick Shop” on this Saturday from 10-11 AM , Hot Springs and Mills. You can call ahead to a farmer and order what you want to pick up or just drop by. Call 426-1468 if you need a phone number. WIC and EBT welcome and always looking for new vendors.

The SPOT at the Old Mission Church – All activities cancelled indefinitely
due to coronavirus concerns.

For more info, call or text Pat Leahan (505) 718-6635

Help us honor Hubble’s memory!
License your dog(s), it’s the law!

Fourth graders AND their families get a free pass to all national parks!
Click on the link to get your year-long pass!   Expires end of August.
Chaco Canyon, Bandelier, Pecos, Ft. Union, Carlsbad and more.

15 State Museums and Historic Sites – FREE
Available at NM public libraries for checkout
Borrow the pass for up to one week
Available at Carnegie Public Library

More 2020 Events beginning in May are HERE!

Event Planners!  This is FOR YOU!
Send us any arts-related, cultural, non-profit and community events.
We will place them on our calendar as we receive them.  Don’t wait for the details.

Email us to add an event