OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Sunday September 8th at 2 pm: SC September Meeting: “My Favorite Painting”
Sunday October 13th at 2 pm: SC October Meeting: “Creating the Ovine Suite: From Photos to Framing”
We are hosting our 3rd annual ”Alternate Spaces” exhibit at Salud! de Mesilla, 1800 Avenida de Mesilla, Las Cruces, NM.
Exhibit runs July 1 - September 1, 2019
Business hours: Sunday –Monday 11 am – 9 pm - - Closed on Tuesday
Enjoy yummy food and beautiful watercolors by artists in Southern New Mexico and West Texas.
Contact Paul Vakselis vakselis[at]gmail.com 575-496-6400 with any questions.
Painting by Nancy Tipton| (above) and Richard Harris.
NMWS SIGNATURE MEMBERS SHOW
A good number of Southern Chapter members will have paintings hanging at the Signature Member show at Los Lunas Museum: Pat Bonneau-White, Johnnie Gubanski, Mayanna Howard, Rebecca Johnson, Linda Keener, Marie Siegrist, Paul Vakselis, and Laurel Weathersbee. The Museum's address is 251 Main St. SE, Los Lunas, NM 87031. The show runs until September 9, 2019.
NEW GALLERY (with SC Members!)
Agave Artists is the latest gallery to open in Mesilla and three of the Southern Chapter artists are showing there: Laurie Churchill and Mary Diesel (co founders along with others) and Paul Vakselis. You’ll find the Gallery at 2250 Calle de San Albino in the historic town of Mesilla, or through the old blue gate just off the patio of Josefina’s. https://agaveartists.com/
DONA ANA ARTS COUNCIL Opportunities:
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 email@example.com For more information phone 575-523-6403.
2020 SPRING SHOW!
The 2020 SC Spring Show will be at the Branigan Museum April 3 - May 23. For those of you that plan and paint early, here's the description to get your artistic juices flowing...
“Rough and Tumble: Life in a Desert Town”. The desert can be a rough place: think thorns, goatheads, scorpions, rattlesnakes, the blistering sun baking the land or tumbleweed blowing in fierce winds. For centuries people have lived and thrived here. This theme speaks to the human history of survival in this region, and the wonder of this place (and not only in delicate flowers emerging from a hostile land). We are thrilled by jagged peaks of rocks against a blue sky, carved out areas of mining-created “beauty”, or smooth river rocks in a dry riverbed, tumbled by flash floods and ice. Indoors or outdoors, life in a desert town can be rough and tumble, and the artwork will inspire artists to respond creatively to this multi-faceted topic.
Don'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. Contact them to suggest titles for her to purchase for our library.
SUPPORT OUR ARTISTS: Shows and Workshops
FROM SWEEPING VISTAS TO UP CLOSE NATURE STUDIES
A SOLO EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS BY MARIE SIEGRIST, NMWS
DURING THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER AT
DONA ANA ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER GALLERY
1740 CALLE DE MERCADO, MESILLA
GALLERY HOURS 9:00 TO 5:00, MONDAY TO FRIDAY
OPENING RECEPTION, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH
4:00 TO 7:00 P.M., REFRESHMENTS
WATERCOLOR WITH MARIE SIEGRIST
ONE DAY WATERCOLOR & WATERCOLOR PENCIL* WORKSHOP TO COINCIDE WITH MARIE’S SOLO EXHIBIT AT DONA ANA ARTS COUNCIL GALLERY
Tuesday, September 17th, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
at the Dona Anna Arts Council Gallery,
1740 Calle De Mercado, Messilla, NM
Workshop Fee: $65.00
This Workshop is about using traditional watercolor techniques in combination with the use of watercolor pencils*. Watercolor pencils are water soluble, blendable, and can be used successfully as a drawing tool, an adjunct to a watercolor painting, and for making a finished painting. They are also easy to carry, with a brush or two, for painting while traveling. All in all they are a fun tool to have in the watermedia kit.
SEPTEMBER WORKSHOP with LAUREL
Mounting Watercolor Paintings on Deep Cradled Panel
Offered by SC Signature Member Laurel Weathersbee
Date: Friday, September 20, 2019
SC Signature Member Laurel Weathersbee will offer a one-day workshop on mounting watercolor paintings on deep cradled panel. Participants will need to bring an 11" X 14" OUTSIDE MEASURE OF PAINTING to mount. Cost covers workshop and materials (deep cradled panels will be provided to participants, along with spray sealant, acrylic medium and brushes to accomplish the mounting). Lunch available from Good Sam's kitchen. Contact Laurel with questions, or to register: firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the Fall/Winter/Spring Marie usually 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 the demonstration. 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