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CONGRATULATIONS to SC award winners Jan Hampton and Marie Siegrist at NMWS Fall National! 

New SC Member Jan Hampton won 3rd Place for her painting "Golden".  

Marie Siegrist's "Monument Impressions" won
the Best of New Mexico award. 

Thanks to Linda Keener for this report.  She writes: Between trips to see grandkids, I dashed up to ABQ yesterday to go to the ABQ opening, and then drove back. Only stayed an hour, but was quite impressed! Beautiful work all around!  If you are interested in seeing a PDF of the exhibit program, email Rachel at rcmurphree[at]outlook.com  The SC artists in the show will receive their own program when their artwork is returned.  


Our October meeting will be a demo by Atalo Mendez, the award winning watercolorist from El Paso who judged our Spring Show at the Rokoko Gallery.  

See Las Cruces meeting page for complete info. 


CALL TO ARTISTS Deadline November 30th!

“For the Love of Toy Trains, Models, and Miniatures” PROSPECTUS is now available!  Our For the Love of Art show (February 2019) will be held at the Las Cruces Railroad Museum.    The deadline is November 30, 2018.  Up to two paintings per artist permitted, and the painting size is 8" square and all framed identically.  See the prospectus for tons of ideas on the theme and what you can do!   Download now:  2019 FTLA Prospectus-Entry-RR Museum.pdf


REGISTRATION -- Water Play Workshop (SC) Oct 19-21, 2018 

       We have ONE space left for the workshop with Nancy Frost Begin (painting top left), Marie Siegrist (painting top right) and Carolyn Bunch (painting below)  Register at the link above!  


DVD Library

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.  The new DVD Librarian is Beverly Messer.  Download the list:  2018_05_NMWS-SC DVDs.pdf

 Farolitos by Laurel WeathersbeeLighting the Way Workshop

Artist/Teacher:  Award winning artist, Laurel Weathersbee Las Cruces, New Mexico. 15+ years experience teaching watermedia, fiber arts and collage.  
Date: Friday, November 9 
Time:  10:00-3:00.
Place:  Unitarian Universalist Church of Las Cruces, 2000S. Solano

Cost: $55  (to cover all materials – includes pre-cut support, hand colored papers, glue, pre-cut mat, instructional handouts)

No art training or background required. Participants will use a variety of hand-colored collage papers--to create a beautiful work of glowing farolitos (luminarias).  See photo above. Finished work will be suitable for framing or to use as an image for your own greeting cards. All materials are provided: you won’t need anything but your own resource materials or ideas. Materials include a pre-cut 11 X 14 mat – if you want to hang your collage, you’ll be able to place it in a standard 11 X 14 frame.

 We will spend the first part of the morning talking about color, value, texture and balance. Then, using the prepared materials, create unique and beautiful works focused on the New Mexican traditional farolitos that line our walkways and rooftops during the Christmas season. Plenty of parking. Bring a sack lunch. Refrigerator available. Bottled water and all art materials will be provided.

Registration: laurel.weathersbee[at]gmail.com or 575-288-5125



Join six artists, including SC members Jean Melvin, Beverley Pirtle, Paul Vakselis, Deb Vance at the Vance Holiday Open House, 2200 W. Union Ave. in Las Cruces.  November 10th from 12-5 pm.  

This event is in the courtyard of Debra Vance's lovely Mesilla adobe home in the midst of a pecan grove.  We hope you can stop by and enjoy the art, music, and refreshments. Please bring your family and friends, but no pets please. 

Lots of beautiful art will be available for your holiday shopping.  Beverley will have small paintings and handmade paper and ink cards.



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.

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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