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NMWS Southern Chapter Reminders

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! 
UPCOMING MEETINGS at Good Sam's Activity Room, 3011 Buena Vida Circle Las Cruces, NM

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”

ALTERNATE SPACES 

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 manager@daarts.org  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.

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.   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.


SOCIALIZE:
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 

http://desertsunrise537.blogspot.com

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

Phone: 575-523-6403

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

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.


LET'S PAINT!!!

WATERCOLOR WITH
MARIE SIEGRIST

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


FRAMING HELP:
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. 

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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