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Welcome to the
New Mexico Watercolor Society Website

The purpose of the New Mexico Watercolor Society is the elevation of the stature of watercolor as an art medium and the education of the public as to the significance of watercolor as an important creative permanent painting medium. The ultimate goal is to make New Mexico known nationally for its watercolorists.

All individuals interested in watercolor media are invited to join the NM Watercolor Society and participate in our regularly scheduled educational and social events.

Meetings are held monthly (except August) and include interesting and stimulating painting-related speakers. There is a social preceeding the meeting where artists can chat and become acquainted with other members.

NMWS members have the opportunity to participate in the bi-annual exhibits sponsored by the society, educational workshops conducted by nationally known artists, and enjoy the fellowship of other artists during the monthly meetings and Paint-Outs. NMWS members are also eligible to enter the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies’ annual show (juried exhibition drawn from 12 western states/regions.

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CURRENT EVENTS

Announcements

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The May ABQ Member Meeting will be held on Monday evening, May 1st, in the Fine Arts Gallery at EXPO-NM, starting at 6:30PM. After a brief business meeting, our Guest Spring Show Artist, Thomas Schaller, will be presenting a painting demo for NMWS members and the public. Admission to the demo is $5.00

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2017 ABQ Spring Exhibition 

Opening Reception 

ALL are invited! Bring your family and friends to the Spring Show Opening Reception in the Fine Arts Gallery of EXPO-NM on Saturday, May 6th, from     1PM to 4PM. Admission is FREE though EXPO-NM parking charges may apply. Enter through Gate #3 at San Pedro and Copper St. NE. 

Our Guest Artist Thomas Schaller will be presenting the Exhibition Awards.

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Test Drive Watercolor Painting 

During the Spring Exhibition, on May 13th and 20th, members of the public are invited to "try out" watercolor painting. For only $10, youths (10AM-1130AM, ages 5-12) and adults (1PM to 230PM, age 13 and up) are invited to participate in an introductory watercolor class. Supplies are provided. Registration required. Please contact Tina Stallard 505-385-0432 to register.

NMWS Members MUST First LOG-IN to this Website on the Home page      (lower left) to see all available Events.

Upcoming events

Monday, May 01, 2017 6:30 PM • Fine Arts Gallery EXPO-NM


Membership Benefits

The basic New Mexico Watercolor Society memberships – active, student, associate, or patron – entitles you to membership privileges for one year. These include free access to most general meetings and social events sponsored by the Society, an annual subscription to the NMWS Brushstrokes newsletter, the opportunity to purchase discount paper through the Society, and the opportunity to learn and obtain art information available through the NMWS library (art books, publications, videos and DVDs).

Best of all, you will have the opportunity to display your artistic talents in Society sponsored exhibits, participate in workshops to explore new ideas and help your work grow, and share in the camaraderie of other artists who share your interests.

Join us today! New Members may join at any time of the year.

Annual Dues are: $40.00 for all Active and Signature status members.

*NMWS Signature status is attained when a member has been accepted in five NMWS "qualified" juried shows, within 5 years. The initials “NMWS” may be used with his or her signature. The SMG (one time only) application processing fee is $10.00.

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NMWS Contact Us

NMWS Contact Us   

Mailing Addresses:

New Mexico Watercolor Society
P.O. Box 11604
Albuquerque, NM 87192

(Southern Chapter)
New Mexico Watercolor Society - SC
PO Box 1571
Las Cruces, NM 88004-157

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