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 11 western states/regions.

MEMBERS: Join our NMWS Facebook Group to stay up to date with your artist colleagues on all the latest news and activities!


The Western Federation of Watercolor Societies 

The Exhibit takes place April 1 to April 30, 2014 in Fountain Hills, AZ - near Scottsdale, AZ 

Masterworks of New Mexico

*Entry Deadlines:
Standard Art - Jan. 31, 2014
Miniature Art - Mar. 15, 2014

The Exhibit takes place in the Hispanic Arts Building on EXPO-NM, April 4 to April 26, 2014.

NMWS Spring Exhibition 

*Entry Deadline is April 4, 2014

Exhibition Opening Reception is on Saturday, May 10, 1-4pm in the EXPO-NM Fine Arts Gallery

The Exhibition is open Thurs to Sun, 10-4, until June 1. Admission is Free. EXPO-NM may charge for parking.

Upcoming events

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 • Fountain Hills Community Center, AZ
Saturday, April 05, 2014 • Hispanic Arts Building - EXPO NM (Copper & San Pedro NE)
Tuesday, May 06, 2014 9:00 AM • Fine Arts Gallery - EXPO-NM (Fairgrounds) San Pedro & Copper, Albuquerque, 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 juried shows. The initials “NMWS” may be used with his or her signature.


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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