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    • Friday, March 29, 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • Sunday, May 26, 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Fine Arts Gallery, Albuquerque, NM - EXPO-NM (Fairgrounds). Enter Gate # 3, San Pedro and Copper St. NE

    Our NMWS 50th Birthday

    and Spring Exhibition!

    The 2019 NM Watercolor Society ABQ Spring Exhibition begins with an Opening Reception on Saturday, May 4, 1-4 PM at the Fine Arts Gallery at EXPO-NM (State Fairgrounds).

    Enter Gate #3 at  San Pedro and Copper St. NE.

    EXPO-Parking charges may apply.

    The Guest Juror, John Salminen, AWS, NWS, Dolphin Fellowship, will speak and present Awards during the Opening Reception. There will be music and refreshments along with Free Admission. 

    The Public is invited to visit the Exhibition on Thursdays-Sundays, from 10 AM to 4 PM, free of charge. EXPO parking fees may apply.

    Be sure to bring your family, friends and neighbors to see the Members Only 

    2019 NMWS ABQ Spring Exhibition!


    Spring Show Opening Reception is on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 1-4 PM in the Fine Arts Gallery at EXPO-NM, 

    Spring Exhibition is Open to the Public, starting Sunday, May 5, 2018 Thursdays-Sundays 10 AM – 4 PM, through Sunday, May 26, 2018. 

    Exhibition Closed and Building cleared at 4 PM on Sunday, May 26.

    Pickup of unsold works will commence at 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM on Sunday, May 26th.

                                    NO PAINTINGS WILL BE RELEASED EARLY

               Paintings not picked up BY 5:30 PM will be charged a 

                                 $10 handling fee, per painting

    • Monday, April 29, 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • EXPO-NM, Fine Arts Gallery, Albuquerque, NM - Enter through Gate # 3 San Pedro and Copper NE.

    NMWS ABQ Monthly Meeting

    MONDAY, April 29, 2019  6:30 P.M.

    Fine Arts Gallery


    Enter Gate #3 - San Pedro & Copper

     Albuquerque, NM

    Presentation by 

    2019 Spring Workshop Guest Instructor and

    Spring Exhibition Guest Juror

    John Salminen, NWS, AWS.DF

    Public Presentation and Painting Demo

    Admission $5.00, unless registered for Workshop.


    • Tuesday, April 30, 2019
    • 9:30 AM
    • Friday, May 03, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • Fine Arts Gallery, EXPO NM, Albuquerque, NM
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    NMWS Spring 2019 Workshop with 

    John Salminen, NWS, AWS.DF


    "Realism Through Design"

    In this workshop, John will share his approach to painting the urban scene in watercolor.  John will help participants in all aspects of painting a representational cityscape or town scene – choosing the subject, adding mood and creating emotional content, lighting the scene for dramatic effect, using photo reference in a meaningful way and most importantly, strengthening and enhancing representational painting through design. The workshop will include demonstrations, critiques and lots of one-on-one individual help.  Whether you’ve never tried painting townscapes and cityscapes or are an experienced urban painter, this workshop will be an invaluable opportunity to gain new painting insights.

    John T. Salminen NWS, AWS.DF

    John Salminen earned his Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree from the University of Minnesota. He lives and works in Duluth, Minnesota. He teaches workshops, makes presentations and participates in painting events around the world.

    John Salminen has been conducting workshops for many years, all around the country – from California to New York and from Rhode Island to Florida. He enjoys working with artists at all levels of experience and expertise.

    Workshop Details : A 4-day workshop, April 30th, through May 3rd, held at the Fine Arts Gallery on EXPO-NM (state fairgrounds) in Albuquerque, NM. Workshop hours will be       9 AM to 4 PM, with an hour break for lunch.

    Total cost for 4 day workshop is: $500 (members), $550 (non-members)  with a $250 deposit due at the time of Registration.

    NMWS Members - $500 total, NMWS Non-Members - $550

    To Register, read Cancellation Policy, and pay  Deposit fee, please click below:

    Workshop Cancellation Policy

    To REGISTER for the WORKSHOP - Click below: 

    REGISTRATION - 2019 NMWS Spring Salminen Watercolor Workshop, Apr. 30-May 3

    Workshop Supply List: 

    2019-01 Salminen Workshop-Materials List.pdf

    • Monday, May 06, 2019
    • Wednesday, May 29, 2019
    • Dona Ana Arts Council Gallery, 1740 Avenida de Mercado Las Cruces, New Mexico
    2019 NMWS Southern Chapter Spring (Members Only) Juried Exhibition: “Color and Light: The Joy of Watercolor"

    May 6-29, 2019
    Doña Ana Arts Council Gallery,
    1740 Calle De Mercado Suite D, Las Cruces

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

    Artists' Opening is Saturday, May 11, 4-7 pm

    Download Prospectus and register HERE

    • Saturday, May 11, 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Doña Ana Arts Council Gallery , 1740 Avenida de Mercado Las Cruces, New Mexico

    SC Spring 2019 juried exhibition:  Color and Light: The Joy of Watercolor!  

    Doña Ana Arts Council Gallery in Mesilla.  Opening is May 11, 2019 and exhibit runs to May 29th.   Gallery Hours for this Exhibit: Mon-Friday, 9 am - 5 pm.  

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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