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2024 Fall Juried Exhibition: “Five Thousand Years of Agriculture in New Mexico"

  • Friday, October 11, 2024
  • 10:00 AM
  • Monday, November 18, 2024
  • 4:00 PM
  • New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum 4100 Dripping Springs Road Las Cruces, New Mexico 88011

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Juried Fall 2024 Exhibition
Hosted by Southern Chapter

New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum

4100 Dripping Springs Road

Las Cruces, New Mexico 88011

October 11- November 18, 2024

Gallery Hours for this Exhibit: Monday -- Saturday,  10 am - 4 pm. 

Artists' Opening Reception is Saturday, October 26, 2024 from 1:30-3:30

Juror:  Lian Quan Zhen

Judge: Kathleen Key

Theme:  Five Thousand Years of Agriculture in New Mexico".

Somewhere around 5,000 years ago, indigenous people of the North American Southwest began to cultivate maize, an early version of what we know as corn today. Early maize was not much like the corn we know, but its cultivation enabled people who were essentially hunter-gatherers to remain in one area, allowing for the beginnings of what would later become the cultures of Ancestral Puebloans, Mogollon and Hohokam. Many changes in people, crops and practices have occurred in the last 5,000 years, but agriculture remains integral to culture and economy of the North American Southwest. Artists of the New Mexico Watercolor Society will draw on changes in Prehistoric, Historic and Contemporary agricultural practices and imagery to illustrate a beautiful timeline, supporting the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Museum’s mission to promote the arts while educating Museum visitors about aesthetics and diversity in the artwork of historic and contemporary New Mexico.

Download and print Prospectus 

Detailed calendar of events is on the ArtCall page in the left bar. 

NOTE: All NMWS Fall Show painting entries and payments must be made ONLY through the ArtCall website

  6 AM Monday, June 24, 2024

DEADLINE TO REGISTER:  6 PM Friday, August 9, 2024

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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