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    • Monday, April 20, 2020
    • 8:00 AM (MDT)
    • Monday, October 12, 2020
    • 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • Fine Arts Gallery, EXPO-NM, Albuquerque, enter Gate#3, San Pedro & Copper
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    NMWS 2020 Workshop with 

    Brenda Swenson 

    Has been RESCHEDULED to

                         October 20, 21, 22, 23, 2020                                 

    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.


    NON-Members of NMWS should click on the Contact Us button on the website HOME page to send a note to Barbara McGuire requesting workshop registration. Include your phone number and mailing address. You will receive an electronic invoice for payment to NMWS by credit card.


    Workshop Details : A 4-day workshop, Oct. 20-23 (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


    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, Sept. 25th, 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

    • Friday, June 05, 2020
    • 10:00 AM (MDT)
    • Sunday, July 26, 2020
    • 6:00 PM (MDT)
    • Idaho State Museum, 610 Julia Davis Park, Boise, ID
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    Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Exhibition, 

    June 5 -- July 26, 2020



                    Hosted by the Idaho Watercolor Society                


    Please Open, Read, and Print the Prospectus ABOVE


    Painting Submission Deadline was 

    Friday, January 10, 2020, at 6PM

    Juror is Stephen Quiller, AWS, NWS


    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


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

    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.


    • Saturday, July 11, 2020
    • 8:00 AM (MDT)
    • Sunday, August 02, 2020
    • 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • Hispanic Art Building, EXPO-NM, Albuquerque, NM
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    Please read Carefully

    2020 MasterWorks of New Mexico 

    The 22nd  Annual Fine Art Show will NOT be held in the Hispanic Art Bldg. at EXPO-NM from July 11, to Aug. 2, 2020.

    Due to the Cancellation of MasterWorks,

    See new info below.

     The MasterWorks of NM show will now be

    postponed until April of 2021

     at the Hispanic Arts Building at Expo NM.

     Go to www.masterworksnm.org, for the most current info.


    For ALL MasterWorks of NM Exhibition details, see their website


    NM Watercolor Society File Manager is :   

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

    • Thank you for your participation!

    • Monday, October 19, 2020
    • 7:00 PM (MDT)
    • Fine Arts Gallery at EXPO-NM


    Brenda Swenson Painting Demonstration

    6:30 PM

    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. 

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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