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NMWS Southern Chapter Reminders

Congrats to SC spring show winners! 

Marie Siegrist's "Family Outing" won Best of Show!!  The Southern Chapter Spring 2018 juried exhibition is hanging at the Rokoko Gallery in Mesilla, 1785 Avenida de Mercado.   Gallery hours are 11-5 Wed-Sat, and 1-5 on Sun. The show runs until April 28. 

 Congrats to our three new Signature Members:  Joy Calvert, Johnnie Gubanski, and Beverley Pirtle! 

Other award winners below:  Johnnie Gubanski, Penny Simpson, Richard Harris, Dorian Clouser, and John Glass.  See all paintings from the show, including non invited ones, and photos from the opening at our Smugmug site.




May 20   “Annual SSS” (Swap & Sell & Socialize)

••Clear out your studio of gently used or new supplies or paintings/prints/cards that you would like to swap or sell.  NEW: Bring some of your work to sell too. (Set up at 1:30 pm; sale starts then.)••

General Meeting followed by Swap, Shop and SOCIALIZE!  To end the year we are serving refreshments to honor the hard work our volunteers do.  Be sure to join us for this end of the year PARTY!

See Las Cruces meeting page for complete info. 


If you missed seeing the new titles that Janet McClennan has purchased for our library, here is the expanded list.  Beverley Pirtle donated sixteen DVDs recently!  Fees are $3 for each month you borrow each DVD.  Send your suggestions for this year's purchases to Janet McClennan. 


The Artists of Picacho Hills (AOPH) exhibit opens on Friday, April 20th with a reception from 5 - 8 p.m. This is part of the "AVE L" Art Ramble series. It is at Celestial Hearing at 2001 E. Lohman Ave. Suit 112. SC Members Marie Siegrist and Rebecca Johnson are both in this exhibit. The exhibit continues Monday to Friday, 9 - 5 through May 11.

“Enchanted Colorscapes” by Arlene Tugel

Violet Shadows at La Cueva

The Dona Ana Arts Council gallery is featuring uniquely colored watercolor paintings of Dona Ana County by Arlene J. Tugel. This solo show runs through April 28. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday,
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: 575-523-6403, email admin@daarts.org or www.daarts.org

Pictured:  Violet Shadows at La Cueva

Las Cruces TEACHER


Marie Siegrist, Las Cruces

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. 


Julie Cruz -- El Paso

Julie teaches small group lessons on Thursdays at her home in northeast El Paso.  $20 per lesson. Contact Julie  for more information. 

Our demos & classes page has lists of other classes taught by NMWS members


If you are on these internet sites, please follow us on Instagram  or like us on  Facebook  (we are a group called NMWS) and share posts from NMWS onto your own pages or via email to your friend groups.  In this way we can publicize our chapter to hopefully increase our membership and elevate watercolor in the Las Cruces/El Paso area! 

Everyone is strongly encouraged to  join the FB group and post your own photos of your work.  Instagram works differently so I will post winners from the show, and will gladly post anyone else's photo that is in the show.   If anyone has contacts with art teachers in the schools/colleges, please send me their info. Please send photos to publicize to Rachel Murphree. 

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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