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 12 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 Alternate Spaces Show (a non-juried exhibition) is now hanging at "Q's Cakes and Sweets Boutique", 2720 Central Ave. SE, Suite D, Albuquerque,
open Tues-Sat., 10 AM-5 PM



Come taste a delectable treat and see the lovely watercolor paintings adorning the bakery walls.


Spurge Among the Prickly Pear by Rachel MurphreeThe Southern Chapter's Alternate Spaces show "Nature" will be at the Southwest Environmental Center's Cottonwood Gallery, 275 N. Main, Las Cruces, NM 88001(575)522-5552 .    The opening will be Friday, July 7 from 5-7 during the Downtown Art Ramble, and the exhibit will be open weekdays 9-6 during July.  Please call for holiday hours.  The exhibit is free and open to the public. 


The next Albuquerque Members' Meeting is scheduled for Saturday Morning, August 5th, at the Albuquerque Museum, 2000 Mountain Rd. NW, near Old Town. Refreshments and Social Time begins at 10AM, with the brief business meeting and speaker to follow. The speaker is "To Be Announced".  Watch this space!


The next Las Cruces Members' Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, September 10th, at the Good Sam's Activity Center, starting at 2PM with a business meeting, followed by a demo. In Sept. the demo will be presented by Shelley Black.

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

Upcoming events

Sunday, May 21, 2017 12:00 AM • Art Room, Administration Building Good Samaritan Society Village 3011 Buena Vida Circle Las Cruces, NM 88011
Friday, August 04, 2017 5:00 PM • 2720 Central Ave. SE, Suite D

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.


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Just a Few Spaces Left!

The Barbara Nechis Fall Workshop in ABQ has only a few more spaces for students. 

Click on this link below to learn more details and register for this inspiring workshop!


NMWS Contact Us

NMWS Contact Us   

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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