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    • Tuesday, November 01, 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • Saturday, January 28, 2023
    • 5:00 PM
    • Hispanic Art Building, EXPO-NM, Albuquerque, NM

    REGISTRATION OPENS Nov. 1, 2022, for the

    2023 MasterWorks of NM Exhibition

    The 25th  Annual Fine Art Show will be held

    from March 24-April 16, 2023.

    Registration for Standard Size Paintings

    Opens Nov. 1, 2022



    to join NMWS, click Join NM Watercolor Society

     No membership dues refunds will be granted. 


    Target Dates & Deadlines:

    Standard Size Entries Due - SaturdayJanuary 28, 2022, 5PM

    Notice of Std Size Acceptance - February 11, 2022


    Opening Reception & Awards - March 24, 2023 5-8 PM

    (Open Tues-Sun 10AM-5PM, March 25 to April 16, ,

    Closed Easter Sunday, April 9)

    Last Day of MasterWorksNM - April 16, 2023 5PM


    Cash and Prizes valued at over $9,000

    Exclusively for New Mexico Artists!

    Please click link and print out MW of NM Prospectus

    2023-03 MWNM Prospectus.pdf 

    Please NOTE - ALL Standard-sized painting watercolor entries must be done online, through this website and payment must be made online via credit card.

    Cost - 1 painting - $15, 2 paintings - $30 total, 3 paintings - $45 total.

    Contact Barbara McGuire, File Manager  bmcguire(at)swcp.com or 505-235-1375 for questions or problems.

    Please click on this link for (general) online step-by-step guidelines on Registration and Digital Image Upload via the NMWS Website. This exhibition is not using the ArtCall website.



    For ALL MasterWorks of NM Exhibition details, see their website


    The MasterWorks of NM has a Miniature Division which has a separate process for entry, jurying and display, not managed by NM Watercolor Society. 

    Miniature Division Description, Questions and Answers:  https://masterworksnm.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Q-and-A-MasterWorks-Miniature-Small-Fine-Art-Division-1.pdf

    Miniature Division Online (ONLY!) Entry:  

    Paperwork Submission Deadline is March 4, 2023, 5PM

    Delivery of Mini Paintings is SUNDAY, yes SUNDAY, March 12, 9-11AM


     MARCH 12, Yes, on a Sunday!

    • Thursday, November 03, 2022
    • Friday, January 13, 2023
    • Frame & Art, 1100 S. Main Street, Las Cruces 88005

    2023 NMWS Southern Chapter

    Members Only Alternate Spaces Exhibit

    February 3-28, 2023. 

    Frame & Art, 1100 S. Main Street, Las Cruces 88005


    • All works to be IMAGE SIZE 8” X 10” or 10” X 8”.

    • Theme is “For the Love of Art and can include any genre or subject.

    • Framing -  Entrants have 2 options: 1 mat and frame work in an 11” X 14” gallery frame (simple frame) with a white or off white mat and plexiglass, or 2 work mounted on an 8 X 10 ” deep cradled panel (1½” deep). ALL WORKS MUST BE PROFESSIONALLY PRESENTED AND READY TO HANG WITH WIRE PEAKING AT 3” BELOW TOP OF FRAME OR 3” BELOW TOP OF PANEL. NO WIDE “ROCOCCO” FRAMES, COLORED MATS OR WORK THAT IS NOT PRESENTED NEATLY . Be sure your name and contact info are on the back of the painting.

    • Venue will collect 10% of the sale price on sold work, so price your work accordingly.

    • Intake is 10:00 noon on Friday, January 27 NO WORKS WILL BE ACCEPTED OUTSIDE OF THIS TIME ; pickup of unsold works will be 10:00 noon on Tuesday, February 28 NO WORKS WILL BE RELEASED OUTSIDE OF THIS TIME.
    • One entry per member. Entry Fee is $15 for one painting. NO ONLINE REGISTRATION!!  Print Call and Entry 2023 FTLA Exhibit.pdf  complete the entry form and  email, hand carry or mail to Alternate Spaces Chair Laurel  Weathersbee, laurel.weathersbee@gmail.com , 575 288 5125. 

    • Checks must be made payable to NMWS-SC; entry form and check must be received by Laurel no later than January 13. Artists are invited to submit digital images to Laurel for possible use in pro motion.
    • An artists’ reception/opening will be held from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Friday, February 3 at Frame & Art. Artists are expected to be present to greet the public. Visitors may attend the reception or anytime during Frame & Art’s regular shop hours, 9:00-5:30 M-F and 10:00-3:00 on Saturday. Closed Sunday. The show will close on Tuesday, February 28. Artists must pick up unsold works between 10:00 and Noon on Tuesday, February 28.

    REGISTRATION OPENS: November 3, 2022

    DEADLINE TO REGISTER/ get check to Laurel: January 13, 2023  

To see all available exhibitions NMWS Members MUST LOG-IN to Website (NMWS Member Login in upper right corner).

Exhibitions - Open to all Active, Honorary, and Contributing Level Members. 

USE LISTINGS ON THIS PAGE FOR EXHIBITION REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT ACTIVITIES, unless directed otherwise by the prospectus or show details.

For step-by-step directions in registering for shows - without the frustration, please READ thoroughly

 2019-08 Show Regist-Upload Instructions.pdf  Slide show in .PDF format

If you don't own cropping and re-sizing photo software, BEFORE you start to register, please use these FREE tools to properly crop, re-size and set the resolution for your painting images to the specifications listed in the Exhibition Prospectus. (NOTE- pixel size and resolution-dpi are DIFFERENT measures). If you don't understand the directions, please call the FILE MANAGER for assistance. It's a learning process and help is available to all NMWS members!!!

Start with a photo of at least 5 MP (megapixels)

Do FIRST - USE  *** https://convert.town/image-dpi  to change the dpi (resolution) if needed (there is NO need to download the    program or to register for anything)
Do SECOND - USE  *** 2017 NMWS Pixlr.com Instructions.pdf (to resize pixels on long side of image)

New Mexico Watercolor Society

P.O. Box 11604
Albuquerque, NM 87192

Contact - nmwatercolorsociety[at]gmail.com

New Mexico Watercolor Society - SC
PO Box 1571
Las Cruces, NM 88004-1571                           Contact - nmwatercolorsociety[at]gmail.com

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