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    • Saturday, February 01, 2020
    • Saturday, February 29, 2020
    • 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 

    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:
    DEADLINE to ENTER: December 5, 2019.
    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, March 27, 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sunday, April 19, 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Hispanic Art Building, EXPO-NM, Albuquerque, NM
    • 100

    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


    Cost to enter is $15 per painting.

    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.



    To Register for the Masterworks of NM Exhibition, click below

    REGISTRATION OPEN 2020 MasterWorks of NM


    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, April 03, 2020
    • Saturday, May 23, 2020
    • Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main Street, Las Cruces, New Mexico

    Juried SC Spring exhibit runs from April 3 – May 23, 2020 @ the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main Street, Las Cruces, NM  88001

    DOWNLOAD PROSPECTUS: 2020_04_SC Spring Show Prospectus_Branigan.pdf

    Theme is: “Rough and Tumble: Life in a Desert Town”.   The desert can be a rough place:  thorns, goat heads, scorpions, rattlesnakes, the blistering sun baking the land or tumbleweed blowing in fierce winds.  For centuries people have lived and thrived here. This theme speaks to the human history of survival in this region, and the wonder of this place (and not only in delicate flowers emerging from a hostile land).   We are thrilled by jagged peaks of rocks against a blue sky, carved out areas of mining-created “beauty”, or smooth river rocks in a dry riverbed, tumbled by flash floods and ice. Indoors or outdoors, life in a desert town can be rough and tumble and the artwork will inspire artists to respond creatively to this multi-faceted topic.

    Juror (Selections): Linda Doll (lindadoll.com)
    Juror (Placements): Robert Dozal (robertdozalartwork.weebly.com)

    Painting Delivery - Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 2-3 pm @ the Branigan Cultural Center,  501 N. Main Street. NOTE SHORTER TIME!  Parking is at 500 N Water Street on the north end of Main Street Downtown, next to the Museum of Art. LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

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

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

    • Friday, June 05, 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Sunday, July 26, 2020
    • 6:00 PM
    • Idaho State Museum, 610 Julia Davis Park, Boise, ID
    • 100


    Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Exhibition, 

    June 5 -- July 26, 2020

                    Hosted by the Idaho Watercolor Society                


    Please Open, Read, and Print the Prospectus ABOVE


    Painting Submission Deadline is 

    Friday, January 10, 2020, at 6PM

    Juror is Stephen Quiller, AWS, NWS


    Key Dates for Artists

    Mon. Oct.14 , 2019: WFWS-45 Registration OPENS for submission of paintings and fee payment. 

    Fri. Jan. 10, 2020: Entry DEADLINE, 6PM - Uploaded digital painting  images must arrive by this date, along with completed ONLINE REGISTRATION and ONLINE ENTRY FEE Payment

    Mon. Feb. 24, 2020: Acceptance notices sent to delegates and artists

    Tue. Mar. 24, 2020: Accepted paintings due to local delegate

    Fri. Jun 5, 2020: Exhibition opens in Boise, Idaho

    Sat. Jun. 6, 2020: Awards banquet and opening reception

    Sun. Jul. 26, 2020: Exhibition closes.  

    Please note that ALL Registrations and Image Submissions MUST be done ONLINE through the NMWS website.

    For step-by-step instructions on Registration and Painting Image Upload please review this guide


    **No Paper Entry Forms will be Accepted.**

    To REGISTER FOR WESTERN FED, click below

    REGISTRATION OPEN - 2020 Western Fed - June 5 to July 26, 2020

    Payment MUST be made ONLINE with a credit card or  debit card via the NMWS website 

    FEES: One entry is $35, two entries is $40, three entries is  $45 - Only one painting per artist will be accepted. 

    Entry fees are non-refundable. Registration limited to Full Members. No Associate or Student Members may Register. 

    Your Western Fed Representative AND File Manager is : 

    David Cook, (505)-220-0733

    Alt. Representative AND File Manager is:

     Toni Seidel (505)-350-5833

    Please contact Dave Cook for questions regarding the Prospectus or the Western Fed Exhibition.


Past events

Saturday, October 05, 2019 NMWS 2019 Fall National Exhibit
Thursday, August 01, 2019 REGISTRATION OPEN 2019 Fall National Exhibition (Oct. 6-27)
Saturday, July 27, 2019 Los Lunas Signature Member Show at the Museum of Heritage and Arts
Monday, July 01, 2019 3rd Annual Salud! de Mesilla Watercolor Show
Monday, May 06, 2019 2019 SC Spring Juried Exhibition: “Color and Light: The Joy of Watercolor
Sunday, May 05, 2019 REGISTRATION Los Lunas Signature Member Show at the Museum of Heritage and Arts
Friday, March 29, 2019 2019 Masterworks of NM Exhibition
Friday, March 29, 2019 2019 ABQ Spring Exhibition (Thu-Sun) May 5-26
Sunday, December 09, 2018 St. John's Cathedral Gallery Show
Sunday, October 07, 2018 2018 ABQ Fall National Exhibition (Thu-Sun) Oct. 7-28
Wednesday, August 01, 2018 Salud! de Mesilla Watercolor Show
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Call to Artists (members only) @ Salud! de Mesilla
Sunday, May 06, 2018 2018 ABQ Spring Exhibition (Thu-Sun) May 6-27
Saturday, March 31, 2018 SC Spring Juried Exhibition: Something Wild!
Friday, March 30, 2018 2018 Masterworks of NM Exhibition
Saturday, February 03, 2018 SC For the Love of Art (FTLA) Exhibit
Saturday, January 06, 2018 First Unitarian Church Gallery- Alternate Spaces
Saturday, October 07, 2017 NMWS 2017 Fall NATIONAL Exhibition
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Sacred Arts Gallery at St. Mark's Episcopal Church
Tuesday, November 01, 2016 NMWS-SC Spring (Members Only) Exhibition
Saturday, August 01, 2015 2015 FALL Exhibition Registration and Prospectus
Sunday, May 31, 2015 2015 Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Exhibition
Friday, June 06, 2014 NMWS Southern Chapter 2014 Spring Membership Show
Saturday, October 05, 2013 La Mesa Church Watercolor Show Opening Reception

New Mexico Watercolor Society

P.O. Box 11604
Albuquerque, NM 87192

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PO Box 1571
Las Cruces, NM 88004-1571

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