Membership Chair Needed
Judy Hampton has resigned from her position as NMWS Southern Chapter Membership Chair because she is moving, and we need someone to take her place. This is a voting board position, so you would need to attend board meetings which take place at 1:00 on the same day as our regular meetings in the Good Samaritan Society building. However, if you cannot attend, Paul Vakselis would be your proxy.This is a much simpler job than it used to be before people were required to join or renew online. Duties include:
Please let Mayanna Howard know if you are able to help us out from now through May. Mayanna's email is mayanna989[at]gmail.com
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Monthly meetings are
Sunday December 8th from 2-4 pm
Short general meeting followed by our Holiday Party potluck. Optional watercolor bookmark swap: 1.75" x 7" in long envelope.
2020 SC EXHIBITS!
"For the Love of Watercolor" Exhibit will be held February 2020 at the Frame and Art Center, 1100 N. Main, Las Cruces, NM. The opening is February 7, 2020 from 4-7 pm during the First Friday Art Ramble. Click on link for details and prospectus: SC For the Love of Art (FLOA) Exhibit . Deadline for entry extended to December 31st!
SPRING JURIED EXHIBIT 2020 will be at the Branigan Museum, 501 N. Main Street, Las Cruces, NM 88001 from April 3 - May 23. The juror will be Linda Doll (http://lindadoll.com) and the placement judge will be Robert Dozal (robertdozalartwork.weebly.com). The theme is: “Rough and Tumble: Life in a Desert Town”.
Download prospectus and register here:
Keep in mind that artworks will NOT be for sale due to City policies, and the work cannot have been shown in any commercial gallery in Dona Ana County within the past 12 months.
During the Fall, Winter, and Spring, Marie 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. 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
Don'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. They will have videos at each month's meeting for you to use and return the next month. Contact Paul at vakselis[at]gmail.com to suggest titles to purchase for our library.
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 email@example.com For more information phone 575-523-6403.
LOCAL ART EVENTS
PLEIN AIR PAINTING WORKSHOP:
May 5–7, 2020 Silver City, NM
NEGATIVE PAINTING FOR POSITIVE EFFECTS!
Click on the link for complete information and to download a flyer and artist bio. Registration opens for NMWS members Sunday, November 10th. LIMITED NUMBER OF SPACES LEFT!
Laurel Weathersbee offers a short torn paper collage workshop at Frame and Art, 1100 North Main in Las Cruces, on Saturday, February 1, from 1:00-4:00 p.m, in conjunction with our For the Love of Watercolor Exhibit at the Center in February.