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    • Sunday, December 09, 2018
    • 11:30 AM
    • Tuesday, February 26, 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • St. John's Cathedral Gallery 318 Silver SW (corner of 3rd)
    • 200

    St. John's Cathedral Gallery Show 

    Featuring art works of New Mexico Watercolor Society members 

    December 9th - February 26th

    Opening Reception for Artists

    December 9, 2018 at 11:30 AM 

    Show Open to the Public

    December 10th - February 26th

    Mon-Thur 9AM - 4PM

                   Fri  9AM - 12PM

    Sun usually 8AM - 12PM

    (between services)

    Closed Saturdays

      • Friday, March 01, 2019
      • 6:00 PM

      The 2019 NM Watercolor Society Southern Chapter Spring Exhibition Registration Period CLOSES Friday, March 1, 2019 @ 6 pm.  

      See Prospectus for complete info. Exhibit counts toward signature status. Register HERE

      • Saturday, March 02, 2019
      • 10:00 AM
      • Heights Christian Church, 6935 Comanche NE, Albuquerque, NM

      NMWS ABQ Monthly Meeting

      March 2, 2019  10 a.m.

      Heights Christian Church,

      6935 Comanche NE

      (Louisiana & Comanche NE)

      Albuquerque, NM 87110

      Presentation by 

      Ming Franz, NMWS

      • Sunday, March 10, 2019
      • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • Good Samaritan Society Village 3011 Buena Vida Circle Las Cruces, NM
      Informative and timely presentation on how to better frame our work.  Presented by Ron Saltzman, owner of the Frame & Art Center, Las Cruces.

      The program will begin after the general meeting which starts at 2 pm.  

      • Friday, March 29, 2019
      • 5:00 PM
      • Saturday, April 20, 2019
      • 5:00 PM
      • Hispanic Arts Building, EXPO-NM (State Fairgrounds), Copper and San Pedro NE
      • 200

      2019 MasterWorks of New Mexico 

      The 21st  Annual Fine Art Show will be held in the Hispanic Art Bldg. at EXPO-NM from March 29-April 20, 2019.

      Opening Reception & Awards - March 29, 2019 5-8 PM

      Cash and Prizes valued at over $9,000

      Exclusively for New Mexico Artists!

      Show Open to the Public March 30th - April 20th

      Daily Hours are 10AM - 5 PM, Tues-Sun, Closed Mondays

      Sunday, April 7th, Noon to 4PM 

      is an Open House, Paint In, Fun Day 

      for All Ages.

      TO REGISTER for Masterworks of NM, Click HERE:

      REGISTRATION for 2019 Masterworks of NM with Prospectus

      Pick Up of all UNSOLD Work is Monday, April 22, 2019 10 AM-1PM


      For ALL MasterWorks of NM Exhibition details, see their website


        • Saturday, April 06, 2019
        • 10:00 AM
        • Meeting Place TBD

        NMWS ABQ Monthly Meeting

        April 6, 2019  10 a.m.

        Meeting Place TBD

        • Friday, April 12, 2019
        • 9:30 AM
        • Sunday, April 14, 2019
        • 4:30 PM
        • Hispanic Arts Building-EXPO-NM (Fairgrounds)

        2019 Masterworks of NM - Watercolor Workshop

        Ming Franz

        Hosted by New Mexico Watercolor Society


        Friday, April 12th - Sunday April 14th, 2018 

        9:30 am to 4:30 pm

        PUBLIC DEMO: Saturday APRIL 12TH at 10:00 AM  at Hispanic Arts Building at EXPO-NM (State Fairgrounds) 

        Click here to register:  

        REGISTRATION Masterworks Ming Franz Workshop - April 2019                    

        Ming Franz is widely recognized for her "splash" painting, which combines primary watercolor with Chinese ink and brush. In recent years she has experimented with acrylics on watercolor paper and panels; developing her award-winning skills. Now she is devoting her time, almost exclusively, to creating colorful abstract paintings which are garnering much attention. Among the many awards she has received is the esteemed Grand Prize in the International Artist magazine’s challenge in Abstract /Experimental Art.

        WORKSHOP SUPPLIESWorkshop materials are free of charge, compliments of Golden paint, Yasumoto Co. and Oriental Art Supply.

        Ming will also give each attendee a free instructional DVD. 

        • Monday, April 29, 2019
        • 6:30 PM
        • EXPO-NM, Fine Arts Gallery, Albuquerque, NM - Enter through Gate # 3 San Pedro and Copper NE.

        NMWS ABQ Monthly Meeting

        MONDAY, April 29, 2019  6:30 P.M.

        Fine Arts Gallery


        Enter Gate #3 - San Pedro & Copper

         Albuquerque, NM

        Presentation by 

        2019 Spring Workshop Guest Instructor and

        Spring Exhibition Guest Juror

        John Salminen, NWS, AWS.DF

        Public Presentation and Painting Demo

        Admission $5.00, unless registered for Workshop.


        • Tuesday, April 30, 2019
        • 9:30 AM
        • Friday, May 03, 2019
        • 4:30 PM
        • Fine Arts Gallery, EXPO NM, Albuquerque, NM
        • 22

        NMWS Spring 2019 Workshop with 

        John Salminen, NWS, AWS.DF


        "Realism Through Design"

        In this workshop, John will share his approach to painting the urban scene in watercolor.  John will help participants in all aspects of painting a representational cityscape or town scene – choosing the subject, adding mood and creating emotional content, lighting the scene for dramatic effect, using photo reference in a meaningful way and most importantly, strengthening and enhancing representational painting through design. The workshop will include demonstrations, critiques and lots of one-on-one individual help.  Whether you’ve never tried painting townscapes and cityscapes or are an experienced urban painter, this workshop will be an invaluable opportunity to gain new painting insights.

        John T. Salminen NWS, AWS.DF

        John Salminen earned his Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree from the University of Minnesota. He lives and works in Duluth, Minnesota. He teaches workshops, makes presentations and participates in painting events around the world.

        John Salminen has been conducting workshops for many years, all around the country – from California to New York and from Rhode Island to Florida. He enjoys working with artists at all levels of experience and expertise.

        Workshop Details : A 4-day workshop, April 30th, through May 3rd, held at the Fine Arts Gallery on EXPO-NM (state fairgrounds) in Albuquerque, NM. Workshop hours will be       9 AM to 4 PM, with an hour break for lunch.

        Total cost for 4 day workshop is: $500 (members), $550 (non-members)  with a $250 deposit due at the time of Registration.

        NMWS Members - $500 total, NMWS Non-Members - $550

        To Register, read Cancellation Policy, and pay  Deposit fee, please click below:

        Workshop Cancellation Policy

        To REGISTER for the WORKSHOP - Click below: 

        REGISTRATION - 2019 NMWS Spring Salminen Watercolor Workshop, Apr. 30-May 3

        Workshop Supply List: 

        2019-01 Salminen Workshop-Materials List.pdf

        • Monday, May 06, 2019
        • Wednesday, May 29, 2019
        • Dona Ana Arts Council Gallery, 1740 Avenida de Mercado Las Cruces, New Mexico
        2019 NMWS Southern Chapter Spring (Members Only) Juried Exhibition: “Color and Light: The Joy of Watercolor"

        May 6-29, 2019
        Doña Ana Arts Council Gallery,
        1740 Calle De Mercado Suite D, Las Cruces

         Gallery Hours for this Exhibit: Monday -- Friday, 9 am - 5 pm. 

        Artists' Opening is Saturday, May 11, 4-7 pm

        Download Prospectus and register HERE

        • Saturday, May 11, 2019
        • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
        • Doña Ana Arts Council Gallery , 1740 Avenida de Mercado Las Cruces, New Mexico

        SC Spring 2019 juried exhibition:  Color and Light: The Joy of Watercolor!  

        Doña Ana Arts Council Gallery in Mesilla.  Opening is May 11, 2019 and exhibit runs to May 29th.   Gallery Hours for this Exhibit: Mon-Friday, 9 am - 5 pm.  

        • Sunday, May 19, 2019
        • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
        • Good Samaritan Society Village 3011 Buena Vida Circle Las Cruces, NM
        Jan Hampton will present “Favorite Tips from My Teachers and Students”

        Jan is an experienced painter in many media and this promises to be a fun filled informative presentation. 

        The program will begin after the general meeting which starts at 2 pm.  

        Photo:  River Rocks by Jan Hampton

      New Mexico Watercolor Society

      P.O. Box 11604
      Albuquerque, NM 87192

      New Mexico Watercolor Society - SC
      PO Box 1571
      Las Cruces, NM 88004-1571

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