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The next show will be at the Salud! de Mesilla restaurant during the months of July/August.  Here's the flyer and the entry form.  The DEADLINE to email photos to Paul is June 24th and the drop off date is June 30th.  


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.    



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.


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.  Contact them to suggest titles for her to purchase for our library.


Jan Hampton is opening her studio, Desert Sunrise, on Monday Mornings from 10-1 and Wednesday afternoons from 2-5.  She has space for up to 10 artists to paint 

together and socialize.  Desert Sunrise Studio is at 537 N. Alameda, Las Cruces.  Read about her new studio in the Jan 2019 Desert Exposure or on her blog 



Mounting Watercolor Paintings on Deep Cradled Panel

Offered by SC Signature Member Laurel Weathersbee

Date:  Friday, September 20, 2019

Place: Good Sam's Activity Room, Las Cruces

Time:  10:00-4:00

Cost:  $60

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: laurel.weathersbee@gmail.com.




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


New El Paso member Katie Gelinas is offering to cut mats for SC members for free, provided they provide her the matboard and window dimensions and size of mat required.  The best way to contact her is by phone/text at 915-204-2945 to arrange details. 



MEMBERS - PLEASE GET INVOLVED! This year is the best time to "shadow" a chair or volunteer for an event.  It's the best way to meet fellow watercolorists and learn about tips and tricks to advance your painting skills. Contact Mayanna Howard - 575-522-6382

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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