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!


MasterWorks of NM

Congratulations to all those artists whose paintings were selected for the exhibition.

Miniature Works deadline for submission is coming up:
Paper Forms - March 14
Entry Drop Off - March 21

The Masterworks Exhibition begins April 4, 2015 at the Hispanic Arts Bldg.  
EXPO-NM (State Fairg)


The Western Federation Watercolor Society Exhibition opens in Lubbock, TX on April 16 and closes July 16, 2015. See the page 
"Registration for Upcoming Events" for further information. No registration is necessary to attend the exhibition.


The NMWS Spring Show will open with a reception May 9, 2015 from 1 to 4 pm.


Select the "REGISTRATION for Upcoming Events" tab to obtain more information about the new & improved Spring Show Prospectus, to register and submit your paintings and pay your entry fee.

Please note: Paper entry forms sent by US Mail will no longer be accepted. 

Payment checks only, may be mailed to the File Manager, Woody Duncan.

Entry deadline for painting submissions is March 13, 2015

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

Upcoming events

Thursday, October 02, 2014 9:00 AM • Hispanic Arts Bldg - EXPO-NM (Fairgrounds) San Pedro & Copper, Albuquerque, NM
Wednesday, January 07, 2015 12:00 PM • Fine Arts Gallery - EXPO-NM (Fairgrounds) San Pedro & Copper, Albuquerque, NM
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 10:00 AM • Museum of Texas Tech University, 3301 4th St, Lubbock, TX 79409 (806) 742-2490

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. The SMG (one time only) application processing fee is $10.00.

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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