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NMWS Southern Chapter Reminders


Join us during December Ramble for the Alternate Spaces show at the Southwest Environmental Center, in the Downtown Mall, Las Cruces.  December 7th from 5-7 pm.  Selected artists will have small prints and cards for sale too!


December Program

During the business meeting we will have paintings on display that were done during the Water Play workshop held in October. Workshop participants feel free to bring your work! 

Party to be held in the "living room"  second story room in Buillding E where we can have a potluck party and bring in food.  This year we will have an optional painted bookmark exchange.  The dimensions are 1.75" x 7" on 140 or 300 lb watercolor paper and sealed in a #10 envelope.  Contact Mayanna Howard for more information on the swap. 

See Las Cruces meeting page for complete info. 



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 Librarian is Beverly Messer.  Contact her at bev2art[at]aol.com to suggest titles for her to purchase for our library.


NM Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum Exhibit

Around the Farm & Ranch: Watercolors by Penny Thomas Simpson

Opening December 16, 2:30-4:40 p.m.

This exhibit opening in the Arts Corridor features 33 paintings of life around the farm and ranch -- from fruits and vegetables to old cooking utensils. Las Cruces artist Penny Thomas Simpson's realistic work captures pieces of time with dramatic lighting in a way that brings her subject to life. The artist's reception on Dec. 16 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. is free and includes refreshments. The show will be on display through March 31, 2019.



All skill levels are welcome in this friendly, relaxed class.

Each week there is a demonstration and lesson after which students have plenty of time for painting and personal instruction. The emphasis is on traditional watercolor techniques but occasionally other watermedia is introduced to the class. Classes are scheduled regularly throughout the year in four or six week sessions. For more information please contact Marie at msiegrist2[at]comcast.net.


Board members:  Here is the voucher to use to request payment or to report income to the treasurer.  SC_voucher.docx

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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