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    • Saturday, October 03, 2020
    • (MDT)
    • Saturday, October 31, 2020
    • (MDT)
    • 2020 ONLINE Virtual FALL Exhibition


    The NM Watercolor Society Fall Exhibition,

    featuring the artworks of over 100

    our New Mexico Members 

    will be ONLINE this year.


    Follow this link to see all of the Paintings selected for the Show and available for Sale.

    NM Watercolor Society Gallery Shop

    (after October 3, 2020)


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    Guest Juror Mike Bailey, AWS/NWS 

    will announce the

    AWARD Winners via a YouTube Presentation

    on October 3, 2020, 1 PM.

    WATCH THIS SPACE 

    for the YouTube LINK!


    All Paintings will be For Sale.


    • Sunday, October 11, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (MDT)
    • over ZOOM
     “You Know Their Oil Paintings… Wait Until You See Their Watercolors!”

    You may recognize this program title from last years calendar.  Unfortunately, SC had technical difficulties then, and we were unable to have this presentation.  Kathleen has graciously offered to do this program for us on Zoom.

    Kathleen Key, 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.

    Image:  "Hudson River Logging, 1892" by Winslow Homer (open access through the Corcoran Museum)

    Watch your email for the Zoom link. Please download the Zoom app to your smart phone or computer before the meeting.

    https://zoom.us/download

    Please arrive 10-15 minutes early so that we can work out any small issues before the meeting starts. 

    The video will be available to watch later in the week on the NMWS YouTube Channel, which is unlisted. Information and the video link to YouTube will be sent to members by email.  

    *If you would like to attend this meeting as a guest, please email Rachel Murphree at rcmurphree[at]outlook.com and give me your name and a phone number at which to reach you.  

    • Thursday, October 15, 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM (MDT)
     The Las Cruces Veterans Memorial Park (1251 N. Roadrunner Parkway) is a new discovery for me. The many memorial walls honor veterans of each of the U.S. wars.

     It is a large and well-kept Park. There are a number of covered picnic tables and benches available. I think we will find this park to be a great place for sketching and painting outdoors.

    I hope all of you will consider coming out even if you just wish to take photos for future paintings, or just to say “hi”. I look forward to this paintout adventure.

    --Nancy T
    • Thursday, October 29, 2020
    • 10:00 AM (MDT)
    • Friday, October 30, 2020
    • 4:00 PM (MDT)
    • Activity Room, Social Center Good Samaritan Society Village 3011 Buena Vida Circle Las Cruces, NM 88011

    We have gotten the go ahead to plan the event at Good Sam's Activity Room with tables distanced and masks required.   

    Jon Birdsong, who has lived and taught in the Southwest for many years, will offer a two-day workshop with a very interesting technique:

    • Day 1 – A floral still life, painting through paper dinner napkins, a technique which creates beautiful color mixes and fantastic textures
    • Day 2 – A Southwest mountain scene with the mountain painted through the dinner napkin

    Jon brings many materials with him, including paper and paints to be shared with students. You’ll need your own palette and brushes.

    $150 for both days, preference for NMWS members.  Non-members will be allowed to register after a certain date TBD. 

    Questions? Contact SC Workshop Co-Chair Laurel Weathersbee at laurel.weathersbee[at]gmail.com 

    Register here:  https://www.nmwatercolorsociety.org/event-3972329

    This NMWS-SC Fall Workshop, with Jon Birdsong will be held Thursday and Friday, October 29-30, 2020 from 10-4 at Good Sam's Social Center's activity room. 

    Minimum: 10 students
    Maximum: 13 students

    The workshop is open on September 5, 2020 to NMWS members for $150, payable online in full on registration.  If you are not a member, you are welcome to join here (annual dues are $50) and then register for the workshop. 

    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 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: 

    1. Read the NMWS Workshop Cancellation Policy
    2. Register by October 28 at: https://www.nmwatercolorsociety.org/event-3972329

    Starting October 15, 2020, if the workshop isn't filled, registration will be open to nonmembers through the US mail.  Fee of $200  is payable in full upon registration and check (made out to NMWS-SC) must be mailed to Barbara Kejr, 3045 Buena Vida Cr. #216, Las Cruces, NM 88011.  Email Barbara after October 14th to let her know you would like to register.  barbarakejr [at]gmail.com

    • Sunday, November 08, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (MST)
    • over ZOOM

    People in the Landscape Demonstration with Carol Carpenter, NMWS  

    The photo is to whet your appetite for our November meeting.  It is an ink sketch with watercolor washes with color changes and people added for interest. 

    Carol Carpenter is a professional artist with over 30 years of experience. She comes from a family of artists. Her interest in painting emerged at an early age when her mother took her along to painting classes. Carol attended Foothill College in Los Altos, California and graduated from the University of New Mexico where she studied art and art history. Carol’s latest watercolor awards include first place in the large painting division and 1st place in the miniature division of MasterWorks of New Mexico.  She is a longtime member of the New Mexico Watercolor Society's northern chapter and also a member of the San Diego Watercolor Society and has come down to teach a watercolor workshop in Las Cruces in recent years.  

    She taught watercolor at the NM Art League for many years, and is now teaching via Zoom with fall classes beginning August 18th. 
    Learn more at  http://carolcarpenterwatercolors.com/.   

    Watch your email for the Zoom link. Please download the Zoom app to your smart phone or computer before the meeting.

    https://zoom.us/download

    Please arrive 10-15 minutes early so that we can work out any small issues before the meeting starts. 

    The video will be available to watch later in the week on the NMWS YouTube Channel, which is unlisted. Information and the video link to YouTube will be sent to members by email.  

    *If you would like to attend this meeting as a guest, please email Rachel Murphree at rcmurphree[at]outlook.com and give me your name and a phone number at which to reach you.  

    • Friday, March 26, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (MDT)
    • Sunday, April 18, 2021
    • 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • Hispanic Arts Building, EXPO-NM (State Fairgrounds), Copper and San Pedro NE
    • 200


    2021 MasterWorks of New Mexico 

    The 23rd  Annual Fine Art Show will be held in the Hispanic Art Bldg. at EXPO-NM from March 26-April 18, 2021.


    PLEASE NOTE this NEW REQUIREMENT

    ENTRANTS MUST BE MEMBERS of NMWS IN GOOD STANDING to ENTER the WATERCOLOR DIVISION and EXHIBIT, if SELECTED. 


    Opening Reception & Awards - March 26, 2021 5-8 PM

    Cash and Prizes valued at over $9,000

    Exclusively for New Mexico Artists!

    Show Open to the Public March 27th - April 18th

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

    Closed Mondays and Easter Sunday

    Sunday, Noon to 4PM, April 11, 2021 

    is an Open House, Paint In, Fun Day 

    for All Ages.

    TO REGISTER for Masterworks of NM, Click HERE:

    WHEN the Prospectus Becomes Available

    DEADLINE for Standard Entries will be January 31, 2021, 5PM

    Pick Up of all UNSOLD Work

    is Monday, April 19, 2021 10 AM-1PM

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    For ALL MasterWorks of NM Exhibition details, see their website

    http://www.masterworksnm.org


    Dates for MasterWorks, as I see it:

    Deadline for Standard Works:  Sunday, Jan. 31st, 5:00 pm.

    Data to Jurors for Standard Works:  end of week one in February.
    Results from Jurors should be back by the end of week two (Feb. 12th, but will likely be sooner)

    Letters to artists of Standard Works:  By Monday,  Feb. 15th 

    Take-in, Standard Works and Miniatures:  Saturday, Mar. 13th, 9:00 - 11:00am
    Entry Forms for Minis:  Saturday, Mar. 6th, 5:00pm

    Jurors for Minis:  Monday, Mar. 15th, 10:00am

    Judging, Standard:  Wednesday, Mar. 17th, 10:00am
    Judging, Minis:  Wednesday, Mar. 17th, 1:00pm

    Hanging, Standard:  Thursday, Mar. 18th, 10:00am
    Hanging, Minis:  Friday, Mar. 19th, 10:00am

    Folding Program Guides:  Wednesday, Mar. 24th, 10:00am

    Opening:  Friday, Mar. 26th, 5:00 - 8:00pm
    Show:  Mar. 27th - April 18th, 10:00am - 5:00pm, closed Mondays and Easter (April 4th)
    Last day:  Sunday, April 18th

    Hand-Back:  Monday, April 19th, 10:00am - 1:00pm


    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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