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    • Saturday, September 10, 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • Heights Christian Church, Comanche & Louisiana

    NMWS ABQ Monthly Meeting

    Sept. 10, 2022  10:00 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.

    Exec Committee meeting starts at 9:00 AM


    Social time 10:00 - 10:30 followed by

    Business Meeting 10:30 and the Guest Presentation

    Currently mask wearing is optional while indoors.

    Presentation by:

    Mary Jane Milz, NMWS

    "Take your Brush to the Wild Side"

    When asked to this demo I was initially scared. I realized it was time to take a look at my work again. Who am I now as a watercolor artist?

    I know my nursing and traveling let me observe and learn from many artists. Slowly I absorbed skills and techniques but most of all I started to trust my creativity.

    I don't try to paint the perfect anymore, I  want to paint the mystery, the story, and the feeling. I have become fascinated with patterns, the essence and energy of life. I hope to give you permission to be freer, challenge yourself, paint from your creative soul, and most of all have fun.

    MJ Milz

    From my earliest memories, I wanted to ride a horse and be an artist. During my forty-eight year career as a labor and delivery nurse and a mother of three children, I painted and rode horses at every opportunity. 

    My work represents my life and experiences in northern Maine, the Catskills, Hudson Valley, Yuma desert and the Four Corners of the Southwest.

    Since my retirement from nursing, I have moved to Albuquerque where I am fulfilling my dream of being a full-time artist.

    My chosen medium is watercolor because of the lack of control and 
    unpredictability it allows. My spirit becomes free as I weave complex
    patterns of light and dark shapes and colors that connect reality, mystery, beauty and imagination for the viewer. The birth of a child, the creation of a painting are part of the same miracle of life in my heart and my painting. 

    • Sunday, September 11, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 3011 Buena Vida Circle, Las Cruces, NM
    After a summer hiatus, the Southern Chapter of NMWS opens its new year with "My Artsy Summer", a chance for members and guests to bring paintings or sketchbooks they've created over the summer break, or speak of their art experiences over the summer. This is always a special and inspiring program to get reacquainted with each other and spark creativity and painting practice going forward. 

    We welcome the public to come to our meetings and get to know us and learn about watercolor.  Hope to see you there!  

    • Thursday, September 15, 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • 618 S Alameda Blvd, Las Cruces, NM 88005

    The Lundeen Inn of the Arts (an art themed B&B) is an historic building is located in downtown Las Cruces. The inside adobe walls are filled with artwork and has a nice flower-filled and mostly shaded courtyard where we will be painting.

    I am looking forward to our first paintout and seeing everyone again. See you there.  -- Nancy Tipton

      Check the website for photos:  https://www.innofthearts.com/

    • Thursday, October 06, 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, October 07, 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • Creative Arts Room, Good Samaritan Society Village, 3011 Buena Vida Circle Las Cruces, NM 88011

    Nancy Frost Begin 
    Watercolor Workshop

    October 6-7, 2022, Thursday and Friday

    9 am - 4pm

    Good Samaritan Society's Creative Arts Room 
    3011 Buena Vida Circle Las Cruces, NM 88011

    Members $240 
    Non-Members $290 (registration opens Sept 15)

    The goal of this workshop is to teach you a proven process for recomposing existing paintings to create a new standalone or a series painting.  Nancy will be demonstrating on her own paintings the approaches and techniques she uses to explore new directions in her own art.  Each artist will bring several of their paintings to the workshop to make shifts in key design elements and principles which will begin the creative development of a new painting.  The journey is easy and full of surprises. The pathway is endless with rich discoveries from your creativity. “Do something to it!” The workshop will allow you the freedom to be passionate about painting and the results.

    Each day begins with a demonstration of various techniques Nancy uses to explore a new expression of her art.  She will be working directly on one of her original art pieces. You may choose to “do something to it” on separate sheets of paper. She will have samples of using separate paper instead of working on top of the original painting. You will have the remainder of the day to apply these techniques to your own work. Nancy will circulate throughout the day to provide support and problem solving to everyone individually. At the end of day, there will be a group critique session to see the development of ideas. During each lunch hour, Nancy has a presentation on the creative process and one on the use of color.  She will be sharing these presentations followed by an open group discussion on the creative process.

    Mme. Butterfly & Magic Melon, 2021 Award Winner by Nancy Begin.

    Nancy’s watercolors, woodcut prints, oils, and folk art have been represented in fine galleries throughout the country.  She is an award-winning artist and a signature member of the National Watercolor Society since 2009. For further information on Nancy Frost Begin visit her website.   Website:  www.nancyfrostbegin.com 

    Sponsored by the NM Watercolor Society's Southern Chapter.  

    This NMWS-SC Spring Workshop, with Nancy Frost Begin will be held Thursday and Friday, October 6-7, 2022  from 9-4 at Good Samaritan Society's Creative Arts Room,  3011 Buena Vida Circle Las Cruces, NM 88011

    Fee:  $240 for members / $290 for non-members
    Minimum: 11 students
    Maximum: 16 students

    The workshop is open on July 20, 2022 to NMWS members for $240, payable online in full on registration

    Registration will be open to nonmembers on September 15, 2022. Your fee will include $50 NMWS membership through January 2023 (or January 2024 if you register in October).

    Because of the fluid situation with the pandemic, if we are required to cancel the workshop due to health orders by the NM Governor or direction from Good Sam's, the entire fee will be refunded.

    Per the NMWS Workshop Cancellation Policy :  Refunds of the Workshop deposit fee will not be given,  REGARDLESS of the REASON for withdrawal, unless and until a paid replacement has been found for that seat in the Workshop. An exception to the above will be made if the registrant cancels within 7 days of paying the deposit and that cancellation is more than 60 days prior to the start of the workshop.  

    To register, first : Read the NMWS Workshop Cancellation Policy

    Click to REGISTER for Nancy Frost Begin Southern Chapter Workshop October 6-7, 2022

    • Sunday, October 09, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 3011 Buena Vida Circle, Las Cruces, NM

    Arlene Tugel will paint a striking blue pot and prickly pear on gessoboard. Did you know that gesso means gypsum in Italian? She will also talk about the challenges and benefits of using surfaces such as Aquaboard, Yupo, and watercolor board. After spraying with varnish, these surfaces do not require a mat or glass. Her number one tip: don’t put it away wet, it will smudge!

    Arlene is a long time member of the Southern Chapter who paints mostly plein air in our beautiful mountain desert. 

    We welcome the public to come to our meetings and get to know us and learn about watercolor.  Hope to see you there!  

New Mexico Watercolor Society

P.O. Box 11604
Albuquerque, NM 87192

Contact - nmwatercolorsociety[at]gmail.com

New Mexico Watercolor Society - SC
PO Box 1571
Las Cruces, NM 88004-1571                           Contact - nmwatercolorsociety[at]gmail.com

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