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.


Video Presentation on the History of Watercolor - by the late Dorothy Vorhees.


To view this audio-visual file on the World History of Watercolor. Click on the link above. It is located in the Dropbox program, but you need NOT have a Dropbox account to view it. The audio is best heard in a quiet room or with headphones. 


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



The NMWS Fall Exhibition is open Thurs-Sun 10AM-4PM, from October 4 to October 25th. It is in the Fine Arts Gallery on EXPO-NM. Enter through Gate #3, San Pedro and Copper St. Admission is Free though EXPO-NM Parking charges may apply, especially on weekends.


NMWS 2016-06 Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Prospectus is linked below.

2016 WFWS_NMWS_Prospectus.pdf

Click the link below to go to Western Fed Registration Page



The Nancy Baldrica Watercolor Workshop, scheduled for April 15-17 2016, during the Masterworks of NM Exhibition, is now open for Registration for members ONLY. Link to the Registration page is below.



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

Upcoming events

Sunday, October 04, 2015 7:00 AM • Albuquerque Museum, 2000 Mountain Road NW

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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