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Membership Chair Needed

Judy Hampton has resigned from her position as NMWS Southern Chapter Membership Chair because she is moving, and we need someone to take her place. This is a voting board position, so you would need to attend board meetings which take place at 1:00 on the same day as our regular meetings in the Good Samaritan Society building. However, if you cannot attend, Paul Vakselis would be your proxy.This is a much simpler job than it used to be before people were required to join or renew online. Duties include:

  1. Encouraging new people to join.
  2. Encouraging current members to renew.
  3. Hosting a new member tea (usually in April) with Board members and new members sharing samples of their art. This can be done by establishing a committee to organize and host the event if you prefer.
  4. Notifying the Board when new members join. 
  5. Providing current membership list for the SC to the SC Board periodically (if requested or when time allows)
  6. Helping the hospitality table greeter with forms as needed.
  7. Various other computer tasks regarding membership, but most of these can be done by the Albuquerque membership chair if you prefer.

Please let Mayanna Howard know if you are able to help us out from now through May. Mayanna's email is mayanna989[at]gmail.com


OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Monthly meetings are
 at Good Sam's Activity Room,  Social Center @ 3011 Buena Vida Circle, Las Cruces, NM. 

Sunday December 8th from 2-4 pm

Short general meeting followed by our Holiday Party potluck.  Optional watercolor bookmark swap:   1.75" x 7"  in long envelope. 


"For the Love of Watercolor" Exhibit  will be held February 2020 at the Frame and Art Center, 1100 N. Main, Las Cruces, NM.  The opening is February 7, 2020 from 4-7 pm during the First Friday Art Ramble.  Click on link for details and prospectus: SC For the Love of Art (FLOA) Exhibit Deadline for entry extended to December 31st!

SPRING JURIED EXHIBIT  2020 will be at the Branigan Museum, 501 N. Main Street, Las Cruces, NM 88001 from April 3 - May 23. The juror will be Linda Doll (http://lindadoll.com) and the placement judge will be Robert Dozal (robertdozalartwork.weebly.com).  The theme is: “Rough and Tumble: Life in a Desert Town”

Download prospectus and register here: 
REGISTRATION 2020 SC Spring Exhibition (members only)

 The deadline to register for the exhibit is February 1, 2020. 

Keep in mind that artworks will NOT be for sale due to City policies, and the work cannot have been shown in any commercial gallery in Dona Ana County within the past 12 months.  


During the Fall, Winter, and Spring, Marie hosts classes  Wednesday Mornings, 9:30 a.m. to noon each week.  

There is a demonstration each Wednesday morning with plenty of time for painting after.  Class members are welcome to paint along with Marie  or they might decide to bring their own projects on which to work during class.  

For more information contact Marie at   575-647-1193 or msiegrist2[at]comcast.net


One of the new DVDsDon't forget about our DVD Lending Library!  For only $3 a disc, you can borrow it for a month of education in the comfort of your own home.  Our goal is to continue to weed out old/unused DVDs and purchase new ones for all to use.  So look for that, and possible mini fundraisers to be able to purchase more DVDs.   Download the list:  2018_05_NMWS-SC DVDs.pdf 

The new DVD Librarians are Paul Vakselis and Joy Calvert.  They will have videos at each month's meeting for you to use and return the next month.  Contact Paul at vakselis[at]gmail.com  to suggest titles  to purchase for our library.


The gallery at Dona Ana Arts Council is hosting a free Open Studio for artists to work together every Thursday from 10-12.  

If you are interested in teaching a 2-hour Get ArtRageous! art class and/or a 1 or multiple day workshop at the DAAC Arts & Cultural Center, please send a brief proposal to manager@daarts.org  For more information phone 575-523-6403.  


A Monumental Wilderness Experience in the Gila National Forest   

Led by Erik Sandgren and Paul Hotvedt  

May 5–7, 2020 Silver City, NM 
See details:  2020_05_SC_pleinairGilahotvedt.pdf


by Tina Stallard, NMWS


NMWS Signature Member Tina Stallard will present a Negative Painting workshop February 13- 14 from 9am -4 pm.
It will be held at the Good Samaritan Society Social Center, 3011 Buena Vida Circle in Las Cruces. $195 for members ($245 for nonmembers, or they can become members for $50.)    Tina taught a very well-received workshop for the SC in November 2016 and we are thrilled she has agreed to return! 

Click on the link for complete information and to download a flyer and artist bio.  Registration opens for NMWS members Sunday, November 10th.   LIMITED NUMBER OF SPACES LEFT!

Tina Stallard, NMWS,Negative Painting Workshop Southern Chapter Feb 13-14, 2020 Workshop

Laurel Weathersbee offers a short torn paper collage workshop at Frame and Art, 1100 North Main in Las Cruces, on Saturday, February 1, from 1:00-4:00 p.m, in conjunction with our For the Love of Watercolor Exhibit at the Center in February.

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED -- bring your ideas for a simple landscape or still life subject. Participants will take home a beautiful work in an 8 X 10 mat, ready to frame and give as a special valentine!  $40. Limit 10 students. Email Laurel, laurel.weathersbee[at]gmail.com to register.

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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