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General information - One of the important *benefits* of Membership in the New Mexico Watercolor Society is the opportunity to exhibit your work in juried exhibitions.

Four to Six Annual NMWS Juried Exhibitions (most are for members-only):

 1) The NMWS ABQ Spring (members-only) Exhibition, annually in May

 2) The NMWS Las Cruces (southern chapter) Exhibition (members only), annually, usually in Feb. or March

 3) The NMWS Early Journey ONLINE Exhibition (members-only), annually in November

 4) The NMWS ABQ Fall NATIONAL Exhibition (non-members allowed), annually in October

 5) The Masterworks of NM Exhibition in ABQ (non-members allowed), annually in April

 6) The Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Exhibition (members only), annual but dates and venue vary throughout the Western region - rotational hosting by member societies,  as well as our non-juried "Alternate Spaces" shows in various venues around the state.

A. NMWS Exhibitions

New Mexico Watercolor Society Members, Active and Signature, are invited to participate in our three annual shows, the ABQ Spring & Fall Exhibitions and Southern Chapter Spring Exhibition, by submitting watercolor works for selection by our Guest Juror, who also serves as the Guest Artist for our Spring and Fall ABQ Workshops. These Workshops and Exhibitions are held in Albuquerque, NM, typically at the Fine Arts Gallery at EXPO-NM (State Fairgrounds), and at various venues in Las Cruces, NM.

The NMWS - Southern Chapter also hosts additional Exhibitions and Workshops in the Las Cruces area, some juried, some non-juried.  See the HOME page for listings on the white Menu Bar under "Exhibitions" and "Workshops" or specific items listed under the Albuquerque and Northern NM Events or Las Cruces and Southern NM Events. 

Registration for most NMWS Exhibitions is Online with digital upload of images. For general instructions see link

2017-11-20 Reg and Digi Upload Instr.pdf

 B. Masterworks of New Mexico

Active and Signature NMWS Members are also encouraged to submit watercolor works to the juried, annual Masterworks of New Mexico Exhibition, usually held in April, in Albuquerque, in the Hispanic Arts Building at the EXPO-NM (State Fairgrounds) Click on the link below to learn more about Masterworks of NM.

Masterworks of New Mexico website

2016-04 MasterWorksNM_Prospectus.pdf (example only, not current)

C. Western Federation of Watercolor Societies

Through our NM Watercolor Society WFWS Representative, Active and Signature Members are encouraged to submit watercolor paintings to the juried, annual Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Exhibition, held in a western city on a rotating basis.

2016-09 WFWS 2017 Draft.pdf (example only, not current) 

Click on the link below to learn more about WFWS.

About the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies

 D. NMWS - ONLINE ONLY - "Early Journey" Exhibition 

2017-10 NMWS_EarlyJourneyProspectus.pdf (example)

E. The NM Watercolor Society - Southern Chapter

based in Las Cruces, NM, also hosts a Spring Show and other Exhibitions periodically. 

Please check the HOME page for current listings of available Exhibitions.

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NMWS Hanging Standards and Tips

Please read the NMWS Hanging Standards file below and see the photos below the file to learn and see more about acceptable painting hanging standard.

2015-09_NMWS_Hanging_Standards.pdf

Examples of Acceptable Finishes (5 upper images).

Metal frames with finished backs - A, B, C - sealed with tape or foam core insert, no exposed hardware.

Wood Frames with finished backs - D & E - sealed with brown paper dust covers

Pictured are photo examples of ACCEPTABLE vs UN-Acceptable Painting back finishes.

          

           A                                     B                                          C

    

                 D                                          E

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Examples of UN-Acceptable Finishes 

Metal Frame - F - with springs exposed and gap between foam core and frame.

Wood Frames - G & H - masking tape over damaged cardboard or paper exposed staples, re-used and marred foam core.

                

     F               G            H



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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