Apply to be the next Artist-In-Residence for the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks

Jan 25, 2016

Ben Gabriel and Meg Freyermuth at KRWG FM studios.
Meg Freyermuth and the Organ Mountains.
Sample of Meg Freyermuth's Artwork of Organ Mountains

  January 23, 2016 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with Friends of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks Executive Director, Ben Gabriel; and Artist-In-Residence, Meg Freyermuth.

Last year the Friends of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks and the Bureau of Land Management-Las Cruces District selected Freyermuth as their first Artist-In-Residence not only for her quality of works, but also for her passion of painting landscapes. She is a local artist who has been painting since 2003, and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting & Drawing from New Mexico State University in 2009. She depicts her passion for the environment through brightly colored, dramatic wilderness paintings.

On Wednesday, January 27th, at 7 p.m., Freyermuth will be giving a presentation at the Southwest Environmental Center about her experiences as an artist-in-residence for the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. Applications are now being accepted for this year’s artist-in-residence. To find out more visit -