For Your Calendar: 

February - March FTLA show at Railroad Museum and Alternate Spaces show at Cafe de Mesilla.

Feb 23 Paintout hosted by Deb Vance @ 2200 W. Union Ave. 1-4 pm. 

Feb 25-26 Penny Duncklee open studio

Mar 7 -- Paintout  hosted by Carolyn Bunch at the former Adobe Patio Gallery, 1765 Avenida de Mercado, in Mesilla @ 2 pm

Mar 10 Alternate Spaces reception 2-4 @ Cafe de Mesilla

Mar 15 Deadline to submit photos to be considered for Holiday Card Fundraiser.  See more

Mar 25 Deadline to enter the juried NMWS Spring show in Albuquerque.  2017 NMWS ABQ Spring Exhibition Prospectus & REGISTRATION

Mar 29-31  Patsy Blasdell workshop at Good Sam's.  Just a few spaces left!! 

April 14 @ 5-8 Spring show opening @ the NM Farm and Ranch Museum (April-August)



Patsy Blasdell Workshop

Patsy Blasdell Workshop

March 29-31

Only TWO spaces left! 

To read more and to register go to
Patsy Blasdell March 29-31 Southern Chapter Workshop



"Paint out" event or Plein Air event on February 23rd from 1 - 4 PM at member Deb Vance's home at 2200 W. Union Ave. Las Cruces.  Event will be open to the public. Members are asked to bring a snack to share. Looking forward to seeing all of you.

Carolyn Bunch is hosting a Paintout at the former Adobe Patio Gallery (now an architectural firm), 1765 Avenida de Mercado, in Mesilla on Tuesday, March 7 at 2 pm.  


Holiday Card Fundraiser

Invitation to Submit Artwork

All SC members are invited to submit artwork for our Holiday Card Fundraiser. Ten artists will be chosen to represent our Society on one of ten cards to be boxed and sold for a $10 donation (Sales are actually donations since we are non-profit.) The Holiday Card Fundraiser committee will choose the cards, and we encourage all of you to submit your art. You may submit one or two paintings for consideration. 

Please email your art to Dorian Clouser at dddjanis@att.net before March 15. Submittals should be in JPEG format at 300 dpi.

For full information on this fundraiser click:

2017_02_SC_ Holiday Cards.pdf

2017_02_SC_ Holiday Cards.doc

Holiday Card Fundraiser committee chairperson is Dorian Clouser. Please let her know if you would like to be on the Holiday Card Fundraiser committee or if you have any questions. Her contact information is:   dddjanis@att.net , 915/593-2320. 



Joy Calvert is soliciting suggestions from members on videos they would like her to purchase for our video library.  She will be purchasing them in May so they will be ready to borrow when we return in the fall.  Send your suggestions to Joy at joycalvert47@yahoo.com


Selection of Alternate Spaces paintings

  Hover on image to view artist name and click on images to view larger.  

See the full show at Cafe de Mesilla (artist openings Feb 10 and Mar 10 from 2-4) 

 Deb Vance Mary McCoy Johnnie Gubanksi
 Jean Melvin Sue Ann Glenn Paul Vakselis
 Joy Calvert Rachel Murphree Arlene Tugel
 Beverly Pirtle
 Penny Duncklee Rob Sheldon



FTLA show

Come out and support our For the Love of Railroad Architecture show at the Railroad Museum on exhibit until the end of March.  See photos from the show at Www.nmwssc2016.phanfare.com



To request a printable list of Southern Chapter members, contact: lindakeener2016@gmail.com.


If anyone needs a ride to any Southern Chapter NMWS function (meeting, reception, workshop, paintout, dinner, etc.), please call or email Linda Keener: 575-915-7576/ lindakeener2016@gmail.com. She will do her best to find another member who can take you, hopefully someone who lives nearby.


@ Good Sam's:  

Sunday, March 12  @ 2 pm General Meeting/3 pm Program
Carolyn Bunch, NMWS, will do a watercolor portrait demonstration. With the drawing done ahead of time, she should be able to finish it within the allotted time.  Sounds great! 

Sunday April 9 @ 2 pm General Meeting/3 pm Program  
Arlene Tugel. NMWS Info to come!
Sunday May 21 @ 2 pm General Meeting/3 pm Swap and Shop!  Clear out your studio of gently used or new supplies or paintings/prints/cards that you would like to swap or sell.  This is a popular event that closes out our year!



Disappointed your painting didn't get into the SC spring show?  Roll them over into the



Penny Duncklee

Penny Duncklee will have Open Studio hours for FTLA month.   Studio 1201 (letter K in the brochure) will be open February 25-26, 

 Saturday 10 - 4 and Sunday 12 - 4.  

Feb 11-12 and 25-26.
Studio 1201 is at 1201 Second St., LC


Gypsy Sage Artists

SC member Laurie Churchhill and the other Gypsy Sage artists' show will continue weekends through the end of February at the Nopalitos Gallery on Mesquite. Questions? Call Laurie at 575-639-3793.


Rio Bravo Watermedia Show

Rio Bravo Watercolorists are hosting their annual show: Wonderful World of Water Media from February 5-26 at the International Museum of Art. 1211 Montana Street. Museum Hours:
Thurs, Fri 10:00 - 5:00
Sat, Sun 1:00 - 5:00

In conjunction with the show, there will be a demo on February 26: SC member Darrell McGahhey on Color Harmony in Watercolor

A dozen or more Southern Chapter members are also members of the El Paso Rio Bravo Watercolorists group.



Selected paintings from Lu Bleveans' Lifting a Design from a Staining Wash workshop 

The students were Jamey Walch, Johnnie Gubanski and Barbara Kent.








Selected paintings from Laurel's Webbie Workshop



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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