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REGISTRATION 2019 SC Spring Exhibition(members only)

  • Monday, January 28, 2019
  • 12:01 AM
  • Friday, March 01, 2019
  • 6:00 PM


  • $20 for 1 painting. Additional $15 for second painting for a total fee of $35 to submit two.

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The 2019 NM Watercolor Society Southern Chapter  Spring Exhibition Registration Period is open REVISEDJanuary 28, 2019 - March 1, 2019!  See 2019 SC Spring Show Prospectus_final.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 2019 Members Only Watercolor Exhibition:  “Color and Light: The Joy of Watercolor!" to be held May 6-28, 2019 at the Doña Ana Art Council Gallery, 1740 Avenida de Mercado, Mesilla (Las Cruces), NM. 

Artists' Opening is Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 4-7 pm. 

We are very pleased to announce our juror of selections, Barbara Nechis 
and judge for placements, Joy Miller. 

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

Entry Deadline March 1, 2019 @ 6 pm.

Entry Fees:  1 painting $20, 2 paintings $35 (maximum 2 entries per artist)


Color and Light: The Joy of Watercolor is an open-ended opportunity to explore the beauty and unique character of watercolor.  The power and vibrancy of the medium over recent decades is exciting, and the medium is coming into its own in the art world.  Our Chapter’s show will celebrate the wonder, mystery and sheer joy of painting color and light in watercolor. 


Sunday January 28, 2019.  Registration Opens 12:01 a.m. Please register ONLY through the NMWS website:  Register for Exhibitions

Friday,  March 1, 2019 ENTRY DEADLINE6:00 p.m. 

Friday, March 15, 2019 Notification of accepted paintings announced by email

Thursday, May 2, 2019, 10 am – noon @ DAAC   Hand-delivered paintings received 10:00-Noon at the Doña Ana Art Council Gallery, 1740  Avenida de Mercado in Mesilla. LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Saturday, May 11, 2019 Opening reception 4:00-7:00 p.m.

May 6-29, 2019 Exhibition Open to the Public.  Gallery Hours for this Exhibit: Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm.

Thursday,  May 30, 2019  Pickup of unsold works 10:00-Noon- at the Doña Ana Art Council Gallery, 1740  Avenida de Mercado in Mesilla.  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

QUESTIONS on REGISTRATION? Contact NMWS-SC File Manager, Arlene Tugel, 575-532-0918 / EMAIL

New Mexico Watercolor Society

P.O. Box 11604
Albuquerque, NM 87192

Contact - nmwatercolorsociety[at]

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

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