orange hibiscus by marty blasche artists of Picacho Hills
Orange Hibiscus by Marty Blasche, one of the many talented Artists of Picacho Hills.

With the holidays rapidly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about crossing some gifts off your list.

The Artists of Picacho Hills’ Holly-Day Art Sale Nov. 27 and 28 at the Picacho Mountain Visitor Center is the perfect opportunity to get a few gifts crossed off your list and support the local Las Cruces, New Mexico economy at the same time.

The Holly-Day Art Sale, hosted by Picacho Mountain Development, will feature the original artwork, jewelry, basketry, copper art and more from 16 of Picacho Hills’ finest artists.

“The Holly-Day Art Sale is not only a great place to find holiday presents, it is also going to be a lot of fun,” said Marty Arndt, one of the featured artists and planners of the event.

Arndt specializes in wire design jewelry. “The gifts you’ll find at this art sale will be one of a kind,” said Arndt.

Clustered Leaves by Alice Terry
Clustered Leaves by Alice Terry 24 X 30 OIL ON CANVAS, Alice is one of the artists whose work will be on sale at this event.

Other artists who will have artwork for sale at the event include Donna Wood (watercolor), Rosemary McKeown (oils), Jeanne DeArment (fabric art), Mary Hayhoe (watercolor/ jewelry), Lonnie Wilson (basketry), Wanda Sparks (gourd art), Alice Terry (oils), Nancy Broekhoff (jewelry), Sandy Clover (jewelry), Sherry Gara (fiber arts), Dee Knudson (basketry), Jan Harrison (fiber arts), Marty Blasche (painting/basketry), Marilyn Hansen (reed weaving), and Kathy Faubion (jewelry).

“We are excited to host this holiday art sale,” at Picacho Mountain owner Bob Pofahl. “The Artists of Picacho Hills are some of the best artists in southern New Mexico,” said Pofahl. “Events like this help to showcase their talents as well as support our local economy.”

The Holly-Day Art Sale will be held at the Picacho Mountain Visitor Center, 7038 Calle Estancias, Nov. 27 and 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Refreshments will be servedFor more information or directions call Picacho Mountain at 575-523-2500 or visit

The Artists of Picacho Hills is one of the newest art associations in Las Cruces. It was founded in 2008 by a few friends with shared interests who joined together to hold an Art in the Garden Show. This event attracted many people interested in art, and it blossomed into a group of 31 artists including painters, sculptors, jewelry makers, photographers, woodworkers, potters, textile and multimedia.

Contact us today at 575-523-2500 for more information all that makes Las Cruces, New Mexico so unique.  Picacho Mountain features spectacular Custom Homes, Patio Homes, Town Homes, Neighborhood Retail, Boutique Hotel and more!



New Courtyard Home Virtual Tour

Enjoy this virtual tour our newest model courtyard home here in The Willows at Picacho Mountain. Based on the popular Encanto floor plan, this charming home blends indoor and outdoor living, making it the perfect place to enjoy the beautiful New Mexico climate. The spacious great room, flex room and kitchen all open to an intimate enclosed outdoor living space featuring an outdoor kitchen, bar and fire pit. The home also features an all new mud room/laundry room/utility office concept that connects the master closet and great room.

Read More »
New Home Construction

Custom Home Construction – Phase One

This clip kicks off our new “Custom Home Construction” video series showcasing a behind the scenes look into West Mesa Builders’ construction and design process. In the coming months we will cover everything from framing and insulation, to kitchen design and color selection. Bob and Karen Pofahl also share the stringent quality control steps they take to ensure each home is built to the highest standards and much more.

Read More »
Click to watch video.

Custom Home Tour With Karen

Custom home designer and builder Karen Pofahl, of West Mesa Builders, walks us through one or her new home during its final stages of construction. This 3600 square foot home is located in Picacho Mountain Master Planned Community and sits on a 2 acre lot that has breathtaking views of the Organ Mountains and Mesilla Valley. The home has a contemporary feel to it, yet seamlessly blends into the beautiful desert surroundings.

Read More »