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NMWS Members MUST First LOG-IN to Website on the HOME page (upper right corner) to see all available Exhibitions.

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

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)

Upcoming Events

    • Friday, November 01, 2019
    • 12:01 AM
    • Tuesday, December 31, 2019
    • 11:59 PM
    • Frame and Art Center, Pueblo Plaza. 1100 S Main St, Las Cruces, NM 88005

     Exhibit runs February 1 - February 29, 2020 at Frame and Art Center, recently purchased by long time employee Brenda Nevue.  She is looking forward to hosting exhibits in the front area by the counter and also workshops.   See full details in the prospectus: Download the prospectus  

    Registration is done through email with Laurel Weathersbee as detailed in the prospectus. 

    Rules:  Watermedia on paper or yupo or watercolor board/panel, image size 7” x 10”, matted to 11” x 14” in your choice of mat color, framed in identical black wooden frames. Framing will be done by Frame and Art Center, and the package prices are $40 with glass; $45 with plexiglass

    Selected dates:
    DROPOFF DEADLINE for FRAMING: January 13, 2020

    WORKSHOP: Saturday, Feb 1, 2020: Torn Paper Collage workshop with Laurel Weathersbee @ Frame and Art from 1-4 pm  in conjunction with the exhibit. 

    OPENING: Friday, Feb 7, 2020 4-7 pm opening reception in coordination with “First Friday Ramble”. NOTE TIME CHANGE. Artists are expected to be in attendance to meet the public.

    PICKUP: March 2, 2020 3:30-4:00 Painting Pickup. 

    • Friday, November 01, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • Saturday, January 25, 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Hispanic Art Building, EXPO-NM, Albuquerque, NM
    • 98

    2020 MasterWorks of New Mexico 

    The 22nd  Annual Fine Art Show will be held in the Hispanic Art Bldg. at EXPO-NM from March 27-April 19, 2020.


    Standard Size Entries Due - January 25 , 2020, at 5 PM

    Notice of Std Size Acceptance - February 15 , 2020

    Miniature Applications Due - March 7 , 2020, at 5 PM

    Standard & Minis - Shipped Arrival - March 13 , 20205 PM

    Standard & Minis Hand Delivered - March 14 , 2020, 9-11 AM

    Notice of Mini Size Acceptance - March 22 , 2020

    Opening Reception & Awards - March 27 , 2020 5-8 PM

    Open House/Paint In - April 5, 12 to 4 PM

    Last Day of MasterWorksNM - April 19

    Pick up of unsold/purchased works - April 20 10-1 PM

    Cash and Prizes valued at over $9,000

    Exclusively for New Mexico Artists!

    Please click link and print out MW of NM Prospectus


    Please NOTE - ALL Standard-sized painting watercolor entries must be done online, through this website and payment may be online via credit card or PayPal. Checks may be mailed to Woody Duncan, File Mgr. See mailing address at the bottom of this page.

    Please click on this link for (general) online step-by-step guidelines on Registration and Digital Image Upload.




    Miniature painting registration and entry is an entirely separate process. 

    NMWS is not involved in this process.

    Miniature entries must also be done ONLINE. 

    Use labels at the end of the Prospectus to affix to the back of your Miniature Paintings. Payment is by check made out to Bardean, LLC

    Read NEW rules & PRINT Painting Labels for Miniatures and Small Fine Art Entry here (pages 6 & 7)


    Link to Online Masterworks Miniatures Form: 


    WATERMEDIA REQUIREMENTS Eligibility: All work submitted must be water-soluble media, (excluding water-soluble oils) on cotton rag paper, cotton rag paper mounted board, Yupo, watercolor canvas, Aquaboard or oriental papers.

    Only watercolors not previously accepted/shown in NMWS Spring, and Fall Shows, WFWS Shows, or MasterWorks of NM can be submitted.

    FRAMING: All accepted paintings must be framed to gallery quality standards under Plexiglas. Mats: All accepted paintings must be matted with a clean and well cut mat. No color restrictions. 

    * Alternative Presentation is not allowed as a water media entry - work not under plexiglas must be entered through the Oil & Acrylic Division (RGAA)

    For ALL MasterWorks of NM Exhibition details, see their website


    NM Watercolor Society File Manager is :   

    Woody Duncan - contact with questions at 505-344-3613, or "woodyduncan(at)comcast.net"

    • Notices of who is accepted will be e-mailed to all artists who enter MasterWorks of NM.

      All Members Must Pay Fees ONLINE via the website, at the time of Registration

    • Non-NMWS Members should contact Woody Duncan, NMWS File Manager at 505-344-3613 to arrange for registration and payment.

      Thank you for your participation!

    • Friday, November 15, 2019
    • 12:01 AM
    • Saturday, February 01, 2020
    • 6:00 PM

    The 2020 NM Watercolor Society Southern Chapter  Spring Exhibition Registration Period is open November 15 - February 1, 2020.   See 2020_04_SC Spring Show Prospectus_Branigan.pdf for complete info. Exhibit counts toward signature status.

    Please make a point of taking your family and friends to the Artists' Opening and to see the 2020 Members Only Watercolor Exhibition:  “Rough and Tumble: Life in a Southwestern Town"  which runs from April 3 – May 23, 2020 @ the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main Street, Las Cruces, NM  88001

    Artists' Receptions are First Friday Rambles, April 3 and May 1, 2020, from 5-8 pm. NOTE LONGER TIME.  

    We are pleased to announce our
    Juror (Selections): Linda Doll  -- http://lindadoll.com and Juror (Placements): Robert Dozal -- robertdozalartwork.weebly.com

    Best of Show $300 First Place $250 Second Place $200 Third Place $150 Two Honorable Mentions $100 each

    Entry Deadline February 1, 2020 @ 6 pm.

    Entry Fees: 1 painting $20, 2 paintings $35 (maximum 2 entries/artist)
    If you are not a member, you may join online and then enter the exhibit.

    Pickup: Tuesday, May 26, 2029 2-3 pm  @ the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main Street  NO WORKS WILL BE RELEASED EARLY. 

    Please BE SURE TO ADHERE to NMWS Painting and Framing Requirements on the last three pages of the Prospectus to make sure your painting is eligible. 

    QUESTIONS on PROSPECTUS? Contact NMWS-SC Exhibitions Chair Rachel Murphree, 915-217-3698 / EMAIL rcmurphree[at]outlook.com

    QUESTIONS on REGISTRATION? Contact NMWS-SC File Manager Laurel Weathersbee, 575-288-5125/ EMAIL laurel.weathersbee[at]gmail.com

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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