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    • Sunday, January 19, 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • Friday, May 01, 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Fine Arts Gallery, EXPO-NM, Albuquerque, enter Gate#3, San Pedro & Copper
    • 5
    Register

    NMWS Spring 2020 Workshop with 

    Brenda Swenson

           

         

    Negative Painting with Watercolor

    Discover the exciting results of negative painting with watercolor! Negative painting is the technique of painting around a subject (the negative space) to define it in the composition. Build your confidence in handling glazes, wet into wet, under-paintings and painting into wet passages. Strengthen your understanding of pigments and how they directly relate to the complexed medium of watercolor. During the workshop you’ll learn how to create interesting shapes and depth of color with transparent glazes. Strengthen a painting with overlapping, interlocking shapes and linkage. Students will benefit from daily demonstrations, friendly critiques, and one on one help. Workshop Skill Level: Intermediate and beyond.

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    Workshop Details : A 4-day workshop, May 5-8 (Tue-Fri), held at the Fine Arts Gallery on EXPO-NM (State Fairgrounds) in Albuquerque, NM. Workshop hours will be 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM, with an hour break for lunch.

    2020-05 Swenson-Negative Painting Supply List.pdf

    Please also read this blog posting from Brenda Swenson

    https://brendaswenson.blogspot.com/2017/09/the-workshop-experience.html

    Students are encouraged to shop around and purchase what they can afford and will use.

    Costs: A deposit of $300 is due at the time of Workshop Registration. The Balance Due of  $180 (or  for non-members) $230, must be paid by Friday, May 1, 2020

    Total Tuition for the 4 day workshop is: $480 for NMWS Members, $530 for non-members: with a $300 deposit due at the time of Registration, not including supplies.

    Registration for non-members will open mid-February.

    Total Tuition for Non-Members is $530: not including supplies. 

    Workshop Cancellation Policy



    • Saturday, February 01, 2020
    • Saturday, February 29, 2020
    • Frame and Art Center, Pueblo Plaza. 1100 S Main St, Las Cruces, NM 88005

     Exhibit runs February 1 - February 29, 2020 at Frame and Art Center, recently purchased by long time employee Brenda Nevue.  She is looking forward to hosting exhibits in the front area by the counter and also workshops.   See full details in the prospectus: Download the prospectus 

    Rules:  Watermedia on paper or yupo or watercolor board/panel, image size 7” x 10”, matted to 11” x 14” in your choice of mat color, framed in identical black wooden frames. Framing will be done by Frame and Art Center, and the package prices are $40 with glass; $45 with plexiglass

    Selected dates:
    DEADLINE to ENTER: December 5, 2019.
    DROPOFF DEADLINE for FRAMING: January 13, 2020

    WORKSHOP: Saturday, Feb 1, 2020: Torn Paper Collage workshop with Laurel Weathersbee @ Frame and Art from 1-4 pm  in conjunction with the exhibit. 

    OPENING: Friday, Feb 7, 2020 4-7 pm opening reception in coordination with “First Friday Ramble”. NOTE TIME CHANGE. Artists are expected to be in attendance to meet the public.

    PICKUP: March 2, 2020 3:30-4:00 Painting Pickup. 


    • Saturday, March 07, 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Heights Christian Church, Comanche & Louisiana

    NMWS ABQ Monthly Meeting

    February 1, 2020  10 a.m.


    Meeting Place 

    Heights Community Church, Fellowship Hall,

    6935 Comanche NE, Albuquerque

    (Louisiana & Comanche NE)

    Exec. Comm. Members - please arrive 10-15 minutes early to help set up chairs in the meeting room.

    Presentation by:

    Dave Cook, NMWS 


    Dave Says: "I plan to present my current approach to painting, showing a process that includes photography, sketching, composition studies, value studies, and small color trial sketches in preparation for a larger final painting.  It may include some plein air examples of quick studies.  I plan to demonstrate a small color landscape sketch.



    • Saturday, March 07, 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Hispanic Art Building, EXPO-NM, Albuquerque, NM
    • 100

    2020 MasterWorks of New Mexico 

    The 22nd  Annual Fine Art Show will be held in the Hispanic Art Bldg. at EXPO-NM from March 27-April 19, 2020.


    Deadlines:

    Standard Size Entries Due - January 25 , 2020, at 5 PM

    Notice of Std Size Acceptance - February 15 , 2020

    Miniature Applications Due - March 7 , 2020, at 5 PM

    Standard & Minis - Shipped Arrival - March 13 , 20205 PM

    Standard & Minis Hand Delivered - March 14 , 2020, 9-11 AM

    Notice of Mini Size Acceptance - March 22 , 2020

    Opening Reception & Awards - March 27 , 2020 5-8 PM

    Open House/Paint In - April 5, 12 to 4 PM

    Last Day of MasterWorksNM - April 19

    Pick up of unsold/purchased works - April 20 10-1 PM

    Cash and Prizes valued at over $9,000

    Exclusively for New Mexico Artists!

    Please click link and print out MW of NM Prospectus

    2020-04_MasterworksNM_Prospectus.pdf

    Please NOTE - ALL Standard-sized painting watercolor entries must be done online, through this website and payment may be online via credit card or PayPal. Checks may be mailed to Woody Duncan, File Mgr. See mailing address at the bottom of this page.

    Please click on this link for (general) online step-by-step guidelines on Registration and Digital Image Upload.

    2019-09_Show_Regist-Upload_Instructions1.pdf

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    Miniature painting registration and entry is an entirely separate process. 

    NMWS is not involved in this process.

    Miniature entries must also be done ONLINE. 

    Use labels at the end of the Prospectus to affix to the back of your Miniature Paintings. Payment is by check made out to Bardean, LLC

    Read NEW rules & PRINT Painting Labels for Miniatures and Small Fine Art Entry here (pages 6 & 7)

    2020-04_MasterworksNM_Prospectus.pdf

    Link to Online Masterworks Miniatures Form: 

    https://form.jotform.com/62245489718164

    WATERMEDIA REQUIREMENTS Eligibility: All work submitted must be water-soluble media, (excluding water-soluble oils) on cotton rag paper, cotton rag paper mounted board, Yupo, watercolor canvas, Aquaboard or oriental papers.

    Only watercolors not previously accepted/shown in NMWS Spring, and Fall Shows, WFWS Shows, or MasterWorks of NM can be submitted.

    FRAMING: All accepted paintings must be framed to gallery quality standards under Plexiglas. Mats: All accepted paintings must be matted with a clean and well cut mat. No color restrictions. 

    * Alternative Presentation is not allowed as a water media entry - work not under plexiglas must be entered through the Oil & Acrylic Division (RGAA)


    For ALL MasterWorks of NM Exhibition details, see their website

    http://www.masterworksnm.org

    NM Watercolor Society File Manager is :   

    Woody Duncan - contact with questions at 505-344-3613, or "woodyduncan(at)comcast.net"

    • Notices of who is accepted will be e-mailed to all artists who enter MasterWorks of NM.

      All Members Must Pay Fees ONLINE via the website, at the time of Registration

    • Non-NMWS Members should contact Woody Duncan, NMWS File Manager at 505-344-3613 to arrange for registration and payment.



      Thank you for your participation!


    • Sunday, March 08, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Good Samaritan Society Village 3011 Buena Vida Circle Las Cruces, NM
     “You Know Their Oil Paintings… Wait Until You See Their Watercolors!”



    Kathleen Kerr, noted art historian in Southern NM, will amaze us with her presentation of artists known for their paintings in oil, when she shows us their amazing work in watercolor.  Her presentation will include masterworks by Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Vasily Kandinsky, and Georgia O’Keeffe.

    • Friday, March 27, 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sunday, April 19, 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Hispanic Art Building, EXPO-NM, Albuquerque, NM
    • 100

    2020 MasterWorks of New Mexico 

    The 22nd  Annual Fine Art Show will be held in the Hispanic Art Bldg. at EXPO-NM from March 27-April 19, 2020.


    Deadlines:

    Standard Size Entries Due - January 25 , 2020, at 5 PM

    Notice of Std Size Acceptance - February 15 , 2020

    Miniature Applications Due - March 7 , 2020, at 5 PM

    Standard & Minis - Shipped Arrival - March 13 , 20205 PM

    Standard & Minis Hand Delivered - March 14 , 2020, 9-11 AM

    Notice of Mini Size Acceptance - March 22 , 2020

    Opening Reception & Awards - March 27 , 2020 5-8 PM

    Open House/Paint In - April 5, 12 to 4 PM

    Last Day of MasterWorksNM - April 19

    Pick up of unsold/purchased works - April 20 10-1 PM

    Cash and Prizes valued at over $9,000

    Exclusively for New Mexico Artists!

    Please click link and print out MW of NM Prospectus

    2020-04_MasterworksNM_Prospectus.pdf

    Cost to enter is $15 per painting.

    Please NOTE - ALL Standard-sized painting watercolor entries must be done online, through this website and payment may be online via credit card or PayPal. Checks may be mailed to Woody Duncan, File Mgr. See mailing address at the bottom of this page.

    Please click on this link for (general) online step-by-step guidelines on Registration and Digital Image Upload.

    2019-09_Show_Regist-Upload_Instructions1.pdf

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    To Register for the Masterworks of NM Exhibition, click below

    REGISTRATION OPEN 2020 MasterWorks of NM

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    Miniature painting registration and entry is an entirely separate process. 

    NMWS is not involved in this process.

    Miniature entries must also be done ONLINE. 

    Use labels at the end of the Prospectus to affix to the back of your Miniature Paintings. Payment is by check made out to Bardean, LLC

    Read NEW rules & PRINT Painting Labels for Miniatures and Small Fine Art Entry here (pages 6 & 7)

    2020-04_MasterworksNM_Prospectus.pdf

    Link to Online Masterworks Miniatures Form: 

    https://form.jotform.com/62245489718164

    WATERMEDIA REQUIREMENTS Eligibility: All work submitted must be water-soluble media, (excluding water-soluble oils) on cotton rag paper, cotton rag paper mounted board, Yupo, watercolor canvas, Aquaboard or oriental papers.

    Only watercolors not previously accepted/shown in NMWS Spring, and Fall Shows, WFWS Shows, or MasterWorks of NM can be submitted.

    FRAMING: All accepted paintings must be framed to gallery quality standards under Plexiglas. Mats: All accepted paintings must be matted with a clean and well cut mat. No color restrictions. 

    * Alternative Presentation is not allowed as a water media entry - work not under plexiglas must be entered through the Oil & Acrylic Division (RGAA)


    For ALL MasterWorks of NM Exhibition details, see their website

    http://www.masterworksnm.org

    NM Watercolor Society File Manager is :   

    Woody Duncan - contact with questions at 505-344-3613, or "woodyduncan(at)comcast.net"

    • Notices of who is accepted will be e-mailed to all artists who enter MasterWorks of NM.

      All Members Must Pay Fees ONLINE via the website, at the time of Registration

    • Non-NMWS Members should contact Woody Duncan, NMWS File Manager at 505-344-3613 to arrange for registration and payment.



      Thank you for your participation!


    • Friday, April 03, 2020
    • Saturday, May 23, 2020
    • Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main Street, Las Cruces, New Mexico

    Juried SC Spring exhibit runs from April 3 – May 23, 2020 @ the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main Street, Las Cruces, NM  88001

    DOWNLOAD PROSPECTUS: 2020_04_SC Spring Show Prospectus_Branigan.pdf

    Theme is: “Rough and Tumble: Life in a Desert Town”.   The desert can be a rough place:  thorns, goat heads, scorpions, rattlesnakes, the blistering sun baking the land or tumbleweed blowing in fierce winds.  For centuries people have lived and thrived here. This theme speaks to the human history of survival in this region, and the wonder of this place (and not only in delicate flowers emerging from a hostile land).   We are thrilled by jagged peaks of rocks against a blue sky, carved out areas of mining-created “beauty”, or smooth river rocks in a dry riverbed, tumbled by flash floods and ice. Indoors or outdoors, life in a desert town can be rough and tumble and the artwork will inspire artists to respond creatively to this multi-faceted topic.

    Juror (Selections): Linda Doll (lindadoll.com)
    Juror (Placements): Robert Dozal (robertdozalartwork.weebly.com)

    Painting Delivery - Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 2-3 pm @ the Branigan Cultural Center,  501 N. Main Street. NOTE SHORTER TIME!  Parking is at 500 N Water Street on the north end of Main Street Downtown, next to the Museum of Art. LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

    Artists' Receptions are First Friday Rambles, April 3 and May 1, 2020, from 5-8 pm. NOTE LONGER TIME.  

    Pickup: Tuesday, May 26, 2029 2-3 pm  @ the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main Street  NO WORKS WILL BE RELEASED EARLY.



    • Friday, April 03, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Branigan Cultural Center @ 501 N. Main Street, Las Cruces, NM 88001
    Registration is closed

    “Rough and Tumble: Life in a Desert Town”.  Join us for the Opening reception and award ceremony for the Southern Chapter's juried Spring Show.  It will be held during First Friday Ramble, April 3rd from 5-8 pm. Secondary reception will be during the May Ramble, Friday May 1st from 5-8 pm. Artists are expected to be in attendance for at least one reception and to help publicize the reception through their networks.



    • Sunday, April 05, 2020
    • EXPO-NM Hispanic Arts Building

    MasterWorks of NM Watercolor Workshop

    New Mexico Watercolor Society Workshop:  
    Bud Edmondson

    April 9-11, 2020 Thursday-Saturday
    Free Demo Saturday April 11, 10 am

    Paint Like the Pros: How to turn ordinary watercolor paintings into award winning works of art!

    REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS April 5, 2020

    Register online at www.nmwatercolorsociety.org

    Any questions please call: Ray Prudhomme 505-296-0273
    or Debbie Misgen 505-417-7582


    • Sunday, April 26, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Good Samaritan Society Village 3011 Buena Vida Circle Las Cruces, NM
    “What Mood Are You In?"

    Sally Quillen, local artist and gallery owner, will use color theory and different kinds of palettes to create different moods in a painting.  NOTE THE DATE CHANGE because of Easter!


    • Friday, May 01, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Branigan Cultural Center @ 501 N. Main Street, Las Cruces, NM 88001
    Registration is closed

    “Rough and Tumble: Life in a Desert Town”.  Join us for the  Secondary reception for the Southern Chapter's juried spring exhibit.  It will be held during the May Ramble, Friday May 1st from 5-8 pm. 



    • Monday, May 04, 2020
    • 7:00 PM
    • Fine Arts Gallery at EXPO-NM

    NMWS ABQ Monthly Meeting

    and Brenda Swenson Painting Demonstration

    Monday Evening, May 4th 7PM

    Meeting Place 

    Fine Arts Gallery at EXPO-NM


    Exec. Comm. Members - please arrive 10-15 minutes early to help set up chairs in the meeting room.

    Presentation by:

    Brenda Swenson, Spring Juror and Guest Workshop Instructor

    Doors open at 6:30 PM. Fee for Demo is $10, unless enrolled in the Workshop. Please bring exact bills to expedite entry. 

    • Friday, June 05, 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Sunday, July 26, 2020
    • 6:00 PM
    • Idaho State Museum, 610 Julia Davis Park, Boise, ID
    • 100

    WFWS REGISTRATION is OPEN

    Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Exhibition, 

    June 5 -- July 26, 2020


                    Hosted by the Idaho Watercolor Society                

    2020-01_WFWS_PROSPECTUS_AND_CALL_FOR_ENTRIES_NMWS.pdf

    Please Open, Read, and Print the Prospectus ABOVE

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    Painting Submission Deadline is 

    Friday, January 10, 2020, at 6PM

    Juror is Stephen Quiller, AWS, NWS

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    Key Dates for Artists

    Mon. Oct.14 , 2019: WFWS-45 Registration OPENS for submission of paintings and fee payment. 

    Fri. Jan. 10, 2020: Entry DEADLINE, 6PM - Uploaded digital painting  images must arrive by this date, along with completed ONLINE REGISTRATION and ONLINE ENTRY FEE Payment

    Mon. Feb. 24, 2020: Acceptance notices sent to delegates and artists

    Tue. Mar. 24, 2020: Accepted paintings due to local delegate

    Fri. Jun 5, 2020: Exhibition opens in Boise, Idaho

    Sat. Jun. 6, 2020: Awards banquet and opening reception

    Sun. Jul. 26, 2020: Exhibition closes.  


    Please note that ALL Registrations and Image Submissions MUST be done ONLINE through the NMWS website.

    For step-by-step instructions on Registration and Painting Image Upload please review this guide

    2019-09_Show_Regist-Upload_Instructions1.pdf

    **No Paper Entry Forms will be Accepted.**

    To REGISTER FOR WESTERN FED, click below

    REGISTRATION OPEN - 2020 Western Fed - June 5 to July 26, 2020

    Payment MUST be made ONLINE with a credit card or  debit card via the NMWS website 

    FEES: One entry is $35, two entries is $40, three entries is  $45 - Only one painting per artist will be accepted. 

    Entry fees are non-refundable. Registration limited to Full Members. No Associate or Student Members may Register. 

    Your Western Fed Representative AND File Manager is : 

    David Cook, (505)-220-0733

    Alt. Representative AND File Manager is:

     Toni Seidel (505)-350-5833


    Please contact Dave Cook for questions regarding the Prospectus or the Western Fed Exhibition.

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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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