November 12th @ 3 pm: "ART AND THE LAW" with Bill Frazier (Good Sam's Auditorium) Short general meeting at 2 pm.
December 10th @ 2:00 Holiday Party and Card Swap. Bring a treat to share or donate money for purchase.
See Las Cruces meeting page for complete info.
Note date change: TUESDAY, November 14th Paintout at Paul's house, 24 Loma Real Rd. Las Cruces at 3:30 pm.
WOVEN WATERCOLORS WORKSHOP
Congrats to Cindy Lane for achieving NMWS Signature Status at Fall National's Opening, October 7, 2017!!
Marie Siegrist, Linda Keener and Penny Simpson were in the Grant County Arts Guild Purchase Award Show in Pinos Altos at the Hearst Church Gallery. The theme of the show was "Quest for the Real West".
Acrylic Category - 1st Place, Marie Siegrist for "Frary Peak, Antelope Island, Utah" (above) This painting also won the People's Choice award!
Watercolor Category -
Call to Artists
SunBowl Exhibit @ the International Museum of Art, El Paso. Deadline October 25, 2017. See 2017_10_SC_Sunbowl prospectus.pdf
For the Love of Art exhibit for the Southern Chapter will be at Carolyn Bunch's studio front room. The theme will be "Small Miracles" and the framed size will be 12" x 12". More info as it becomes available.
SC Spring 2018 juried exhibition
SUPPORT OUR ARTISTS
Many of our members have artwork on display at Salud! de Mesilla restaurant for the month of October. We had a nice reception with yummy appetizers and good conversations at the opening, October 6th. Please stop by and see the show and support the restaurant for supporting us!
New SC Member Richard Harris will have a show at MAS Art, 126 S. Main Street, October 6th from 5-7 pm during the Art Ramble. Richards is a "self-taught water media artist whose work is inspired by his encounters with nature".
Deb Vance has a show at the Amaro Winery, 402 S. Melendres St. Las Cruces. October 6th from 5-8 pm. Food trucks and live music too! Your Last Stop on the Art Ramble!
Wondering where our photo archive went? Our website Phanfare closed so over the summer, Ruth Burkett, our fearless Historian, will be moving our photos to SmugMug. Stay tuned!
Have you been following us on Instagram or Facebook?
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.
HOW YOU CAN HELP!
Let Beth Welter know if there's any artist that you'd like to see us bring in to do a workshop in the future.
Bring a check donation (before the end of December) toward the Student Scholarship fund and give it to Pat or Ivan White. Make out the check to NMWS-SC with scholarship on the memo line.
Volunteer to help direct public traffic at the Art and the Law talk on November 12th meeting at Good Sam's. Contact Linda Keener to volunteer.