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    • Sunday, October 03, 2021
    • Sunday, January 23, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Creative Arts Room, Good Samaritan Society Village, 3011 Buena Vida Circle Las Cruces, NM 88011
    • 12

    We  are trying something new:  Sunday mini workshops on the theme of BIRDS!  Laurel Weathersbee, NMWS, is a fabulous teacher and you will have a fun afternoon of learning!  Register for 1, 2, or all 3...

    Sun. Oct. 3 1-4 pm Session 1 – Follow-along day

    Participants will be invited to paint a  pre-planned QUARTER sheet painting of birds in a Southwest design setting. Bring your own palette and brushes and your choice of good watercolor paper on your support.

    The sketch is an idea of what Laurel could show us how to paint! 

    REGISTER Session 1 of Birds with Laurel Weathersbee (Sunday workshop series) Oct 3


    Owlets paintingSun. Dec 5 1-4 pm Session 2– Soft n Fuzzy Little Birds 

     Participants will learn to paint a variety of fat little fuzzy birds, using a wet-into-wet technique. Bring your own palette, brushes and several quarter-sheets of your choice of good watercolor paper, plus your support.

    REGISTER Session 2 of Birds with Laurel Weathersbee (Sunday workshop series) Dec 5

    Birdbrains collage paintingSun. January 23 1-4 pm Session 3 – Birds in Collage 

    Participants will use a variety of hand-colored watercolor papers to create an exciting bird collage. If you like, bring your own “failed” watercolor paintings to supplement the collage papers.

    REGISTER Session 3 of Birds with Laurel Weathersbee (Sunday workshop series) Jan 23


    Instructor will bring handouts, examples, resource materials, patterns and lots of encouragement.

    Participants can choose 1, 2 or 3 sessions. Any combination, whichever sessions appeal.

    Ravens on Ladder paintingThis NMWS-SC Workshop Mini Series, with Laurel Weathersbee, NMWS, will be held Sundays (Oct 3, Dec 5 and Jan 23) from 1-4 pm  at Good Samaritan Society's Creative Arts Room,  3011 Buena Vida Circle Las Cruces, NM 88011

    Fee:  $40 EACH session (pick and choose)  for members / $45 for nonmembers.
    Minimum: 3 students
    Maximum: 12 students

    The workshop series is open on September 1, 2021 to NMWS members for $40 EACH session, payable online in full on registration.  

    Registration will be open to nonmembers September 15 for October 3 session; November 15 for December 5 session; and January 10 for January 23rd session.  If you are not a member, your fee is $45 for each,  but you will receive a credit of $5 if  you become a member within 30 days of the end of the workshop.  (annual dues are $50).  Joining in Oct-Dec gets you a 15 month subscription! 

    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





    • Friday, October 29, 2021
    • 6:00 PM
    • Sunday, October 31, 2021
    • 4:00 PM
    • Creative Arts Room, Good Samaritan Society Village 3011 Buena Vida Circle Las Cruces, NM 88011


    Jon 
    Birdsong, who has lived and taught in the Southwest for many years, will offer a weekend workshop with a very interesting technique with watercolors and paper napkins for texture. 

    • Friday evening– meet, discuss & prepare the paper to let completely dry · 

    • Saturday -  a floral still life & Southwest mountain scene, painting through paper dinner napkins, a technique which creates beautiful color mixes and fantastic textures · 

    • Sunday afternoon – finish up paintings from day 2

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

    Register on or after August 15, 2021 at REGISTER for Jon Birdsong Workshop Southern Chapter October 29-31, 2021 Workshop

    Questions? Contact SC Workshop Co-Chair Georgia Young at georgia.young[at]comcast.net

    This NMWS-SC Fall Workshop, with Jon Birdsong will be held Friday evening, Saturday, and Sun afternoon, October 29-31, 2021 at Good Samaritan Society's Creative Arts Room,  3011 Buena Vida Circle Las Cruces, NM 88011

    Hours:  Friday Evening 6-9; Saturday 9-4 with lunch break; Sunday 1-4

    Minimum: 11 students
    Maximum: 16 students

    Fee: $175 for the weekend/3 day workshop. 

    Registration will open on August 15, 2021 to NMWS members for $175, payable online in full on registration. 

     Click:
    REGISTER for Jon Birdsong Workshop Southern Chapter October 29-31, 2021 Workshop

    If the workshop isn't filled, registration for non-members will open on September 15, 2021.  An additional fee of $25 will be add for a total of $200, payable in full upon registration.  

     If you become a member within 30 days of the end of the workshop, your $25 will be credited toward the $50 annual membership fee. If you join October - December,  your subscription will run through December 2022. 

    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.

    Before you register, READ the 
    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.  

    • Monday, November 01, 2021
    • Monday, November 29, 2021
    • Dona Ana Arts Council Gallery, 250 W. Amador, Las Cruces, NM 88005

    2021 NMWS Southern Chapter Members Only Juried Exhibition 
     (IN PERSON SHOW!) 

    November 1-29, 2021
    Doña Ana Arts Council Gallery,
    250 W. Amador, Las Cruces, NM 88005

    Juror:  Robin Lee Makowski, FWS

    Judge: Marissa Sage, Director of NMSU Art Museum

    Download updated PROSPECTUS:  2021_11_SC_ prospectus_final DAAC exhibit.pdf


    CLICK TO REGISTER: Registration for 2021 SC Fall Juried Exhibition: “Eureka! Inspiration in Watercolor”

    NOTE:  EARLIER REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 6 PM August 27, 2021.  

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

    Artists' Opening Reception is Saturday, November 13 12:30-2:30 pm with Awards Ceremony at 1:00 pm The gallery will be open that day from 12-5 pm. 

    Theme: Eureka! Inspiration in Watercolor ALL NMWS members will have the opportunity to paint what inspires them.  What makes you stop in your tracks and say, I just HAVE to paint that!!??  What turns you on?  What makes your heart sing?  Express that in your watercolor and submit it to this juried exhibit!!  At the exhibit, we invite viewers to have their own “a ha!” or Eureka moment when they are captivated by the artists’ representation of what thrills them.


    • Saturday, November 06, 2021
    • 10:00 AM
    • Heights Christian Church, Comanche & Louisiana

    NMWS ABQ Monthly Meeting

    November 6, 2021  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:

    Judith Gordon




    • Saturday, November 13, 2021
    • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Dona Ana Arts Council Gallery, 250 W. Amador, Las Cruces, NM 88005
    • 100
    Registration is closed


    Eureka! 

    2021 NMWS Southern Chapter

    Members Only Juried Exhibition 

     (IN PERSON SHOW!) 

    Artists' Opening Reception

    Saturday, November 13, 2021

    12:30-2:30 pm with Awards Ceremony at 1:00 pm. 

    (The gallery will be open that day from 12-5 pm.) 


    November 1-29, 2021
    Doña Ana Arts Council Gallery,
    250 W. Amador, Las Cruces, NM 88005


    Gallery Hours for this Exhibit: 

    Monday -- Friday, 9 am - 5 pm. 

    Theme: Eureka! Inspiration in Watercolor ALL NMWS members will have the opportunity to paint what inspires them.  What makes you stop in your tracks and say, I just HAVE to paint that!!??  What turns you on?  What makes your heart sing?  Express that in your watercolor and submit it to this juried exhibit!!  At the exhibit, we invite viewers to have their own “a ha!” or Eureka moment when they are captivated by the artists’ representation of what thrills them.


    • Sunday, November 14, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 3011 Buena Vida Circle, Las Cruces, NM

    Mark your calendars for this online demo by nationally known artist, Randy Hale.  He will be presenting to us via Zoom and we will be showing the demo at our in person meeting.

    From Randy's website:  "I  am a Colorado artist, workshop instructor, signature member, and juror. I've had the good fortune of being able to conduct workshops for painters throughout the country. Not long ago I created PAINTED PALETTE TOURS for destination workshops and in so doing have become something of a travel specialist." 

    Learn more about Randy at his website: http://halegallery.com

    Come to the demo to meet Randy who will be our workshop presenter in February! 

    Learn more about the workshop  at: 

    Randy Hale Workshop Southern Chapter Feb 13-14, 2022 Workshop



    • Sunday, December 12, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Good Samaritan Society Village 3011 Buena Vida Circle Las Cruces, NM

    “Winter Holiday Party and  Bookmark Exchange”

    We will have a short business meeting in Good Samaritan Village Creative Arts Room and will remain there for a Holiday Feast with hot and cold appetizers, dessert, and drinks. This will be provided by the Good Sam restaurant and the cost is $10 per person.

    Program: Door prizes, a silly game, and a handmade book mark exchange.

    RSVP sign up November meeting or send RSVP to Beverley Pirtle msbevpirtle [at] comcast.net

    Payment: $10 Check or Cash at the November or December meeting.

    *Once you have said you will attend that is your commitment and you will be responsible for payment even if you cannot attend for some reason.*

    Donation: If you can donate a door prize, please let Beverley Pirtle know or bring it with you to the November meeting. Our elves will wrap it for you!

    • Monday, February 21, 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • Tuesday, February 22, 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • Creative Arts Room, Good Samaritan Society Village, 3011 Buena Vida Circle Las Cruces, NM 88011

    Making a Splash with Watercolor
    All Skill Levels - but there should be some prior familiarity with the medium

    Randy HaleParticipants will discover a whole series of subjects in this exciting two-day watercolor workshop!  You may find yourself painting a diverse series of subjects ranging from landscapes to urban settings, water reflections, florals, or taking a fun whimsical approach to painting wonky critters! The objective behind each subject YOU paint will be to loosen up, have fun, but also embrace three crucial concepts: 

    • mastering brushwork that includes “lost and found” edge treatments.
    • understanding how “light and shadow” create the perceptions of 3-dimensional depth and dimension.
    • the importance of value contrasts in creating paintings that “pop!” 

    Randy will do a demo each morning & afternoon, and bring color copy handouts with notes and photo references - participants will have these handouts to take home with them to refer to over and over later.

    At the end of the first day, participants paintings will be lined up for sharing (with commentary by Randy) and at the conclusion of the second day, Randy will do a critique of each painter’s best piece.

    This workshop is designed to help participants pick up important watercolor techniques and set a course to launch them toward becoming more confident painters.

    For printable information, download: 

    REGISTER starting October 15th at REGISTER for Randy Hale Workshop Southern Chapter Feb 13-14, 2022 Workshop

    This NMWS-SC Spring Workshop, with Randy Hale will be held Monday and Tuesday, February 21-22, 2022  from 9-4 at Good Samaritan Society's Creative Arts Room,  3011 Buena Vida Circle Las Cruces, NM 88011

    Fee:  $260 for members / $285 for guests.
    Minimum: 11 students
    Maximum: 16 students

    The workshop is open on October 15, 2021 to NMWS members for $260, payable online in full on registration.  Registration will be open to nonmembers on January 15, 2022.  If you are not a member, your fee is $285 but you will receive a credit of $25 if if you become a member within 30 days of the end of the workshop.  (annual dues are $50)

    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

    Registration will be open to nonmembers on January 1, 2022.  If you are not a member, your fee is $285 but you will receive a credit of $25 if if you become a member within 30 days of the end of the workshop.  (annual dues are $50)


    • Sunday, April 10, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 3011 Buena Vida Circle, Las Cruces, NM

    Mark your calendars for Patsy Blasdell's demo in April!  Patsy lives in Ruidoso now and is really looking forward to doing this artsy activity.  She'll be painting Ravens by Moonlight in her loose wonderful style. Stay tuned for photo and more details!  


    • Friday, May 06, 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • Sunday, June 05, 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • Fine Arts Gallery, EXPO-NM, Enter Gate #3, San Pedro & Copper, Albuquerque, NM


    Western Federation of Watercolor Societies

    47 Exhibition  

    May 6 to June 5, 2022

                    Hosted by  New Mexico Watercolor Society

    at the

     Fine Arts Gallery, EXPO-NM

    San Pedro & Copper NE

    Albuquerque, NM

    Juror & workshop leader:

    IaiN Stewart


    opening Reception may 6, 2022

     7pm - 9pm for the public

    Expo-NM Fine Arts Building

    Enter Gate #3 at San Pedro and Copper

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    Western Federation of Watercolor Societies WFWS annual exhibition is a National Show, open to water media artists who are members of one of the WFWS Component Societies.

    For the prospectus specifics on entering the exhibition go to

    REGISTER FOR EXHIBITIONS on the website.

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    The workshop is scheduled for May 3-7, 2022. 

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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