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
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.
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 , 2020, 5 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!
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.
WFWS REGISTRATION is OPEN
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.
New Mexico Watercolor Society
P.O. Box 11604Albuquerque, NM 87192
NMWS Contact Us
New Mexico Watercolor Society - SCPO Box 1571Las Cruces, NM 88004-1571