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 NMWS Fall Exhibition is now open to the public. Hours: Thursdays-Sundays, from 10AM to 4PM in the Fine Arts Gallery at EXPO-NM (fairgrounds)-Gate #3, San Pedro & Copper, until 10/30. Free Admission. Come to see over 100 paintings by the finest watercolorists in New Mexico.



The Western Federation of Watercolor Societies 

2017 Prospectus is Available - 

 Please read and note the changed size requirements.

2017-04 WFWS 2017 Prospectus.pdf


The 2016-08 Reg_and-Digi_Upload_Slides.pdf (upper one) to the right >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

from the Fall Exhibition, can be used as a model for the Western Fed Registration process until an updated document, specific for Western Fed, is substituted.


NMWS will be hosting an ONLINE- Only Exhibition for "Early Journey" member artists in November, 2016. Stay tuned for details.


The Masterworks of NM Prospectus

 is NOW Available.


Standard Artwork Entry Deadline will be   January 14, 2017

Miniature Artwork Entry Deadline will be March 11, 2017

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

Upcoming events

Sunday, November 06, 2016 1:00 PM (MST) • Art Room, Administration Building Good Samaritan Society Village 3011 Buena Vida Circle Las Cruces, NM 88011

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.


These links provides step-by-step slide show style instruction on how to Register ONLINE through the NMWS website for the Exhibition listed to the left. 

2016-08 Reg_and_Digi_Upload_Slides.pdf  Best for viewing the process on a separate computer or tablet.

2016-08 RegDigi_Upload_Handout.pdf.pdf

Best for printing a "handout" of 6 slides per page.

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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