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    • Monday, August 26, 2024
    • Friday, October 11, 2024
    • 11:59 PM
    • Lubbock, TX
    Registration is closed


    on August 26, 2024

     for the

    2025 Western Federation of Watercolor Societies

    50th Exhibition

    Hosted by the West Texas Watercolor Society,

    Lubbock, TX

    Prepare your paintings for the upcoming 50th Western Federation of Watercolor Society's show in Lubbock, TX hosted by the West Texas Watercolor Society. Guest Juror and Workshop artist is  Ken Call, AWS, NWS, TWSA. Contact NMWS-WFWS representative Jay Leutwyler for questions. 

    Registration and submission of up to 3 paintings will Open via the CaFE (NOT ArtCall) system, online only. Payment is by credit card only.

    To Read, Print and Save the Exhibition Prospectus, click below,

    2024-06 WFWS Prospectus West TX WS 2025.pdf

    The Registration DEADLINE is October 11, 2024

    Exhibition Dates are Feb. 1, 2025 to May 4, 2025.

    • Saturday, September 28, 2024
    • NMSU's Atkinson Hall, 1075 N Horseshoe, Las Cruces, NM

    Las Cruces Symphony
    Opening Night Exhibit

    The Southern Chapter of the New Mexico Watercolor Society has been invited to create a one-night exhibit on Saturday September 28, 2024, in conjunction with the Las Cruces Symphony’s opening night performance for its 2024-25 season. Attendance is estimated to be around 400 for opening night.  We hope you’ll be inspired to submit a painting!

    The Symphony will be performing Ravel’s arrangement for orchestra of Modest Mussorgsky’s "Pictures at an Exhibition” which was based on an St. Petersburg 1874 memorial exhibition of artwork by the recently deceased Russian painter Viktor Hartman. We will be painting in response to a movement (or the promenade) of this piece. Here are the highlights, but download and read the full call:    2024 Fall Symphony call to SC Artists.pdf

    General: This is a non-juried exhibition only available to members of NMWS-SC in good standing. Each artist may submit one (1) painting for display Paintings must be original, inspired by “Pictures at an Exhibition”, and done in water media on paper.  You will be asked on the online entry form to specify which movement (or the promenade) was your inspiration.  Paintings may or may not be for sale. 

    Presentation: Paintings will not be framed but protected by a mat, backing board and shrink wrapped. They will be prepared for display in a uniform fashion by and through an arrangement with Symphony patron Picture Frame Outlet and Gallery at a cost to the artist of $20.  Outside mat dimension will be 16x20 or 20x16 inches and the inside dimension using a 2.5-inch mat on all sides is 11x15 or 15x11inches. No other sizes will be accepted for this exhibition.

    Steps: Please text Nancy Tipton at 830-990-1708  (preferred) or email at by August 1, 2024 to express your interest in participation.

    Register for Las Cruces Symphony Opening Night SC Exhibit and pay the $20 assembly presentation fee.  The deadline is September 6, 2024.   Bring your painting to Good Sam’s at our September 8th meeting (2-4 pm) with a printout of your email receipt.

    • 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

    NMWS Members Only
    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

Past events

Saturday, May 04, 2024 2024 NM Watercolor Society Spring Exhibition
Friday, February 02, 2024 SC 2024 For the Love of Art (FLOA) Exhibit
Friday, December 01, 2023 2023 NMWS Fall Juried Exhibition in Las Cruces, NM
Saturday, May 06, 2023 2023 NMWS Spring Show in Albuquerque, NM (Thu-Sun, 5/6/23 to 5/28/23)
Saturday, March 25, 2023 2023 MasterWorks of NM
Friday, February 03, 2023 2023 SC For the Love of Art Exhibit (Alternate Spaces)
Monday, August 01, 2022 Gently Used WFWS Frames with Plexi & Hanging Wire Purchase Option
Thursday, June 30, 2022 Watercolors of the High Desert Signature Member Show in Los Alamos Mesa Library
Friday, May 06, 2022 2022 Western Federation, May 6 to June 4, 2022.
Friday, April 15, 2022 2022 SC Spring Juried Exhibition: “Seasons of Enchantment”
Friday, March 25, 2022 2022 Masterworks of NM Exhibition
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 NMWS Logo Design Contest February 16, to April 10, 2022
Monday, November 01, 2021 2021 SC Fall Juried Exhibition: “Eureka! Inspiration in Watercolor”
Friday, October 15, 2021 Small Works Show
Saturday, October 02, 2021 2021 ABQ FALL National Exhibition
Thursday, May 06, 2021 2021 Western Federation, May 6 to June 23, 2021.
Sunday, May 02, 2021 2021 ABQ Spring Exhibition Members Only
Sunday, January 31, 2021 For the Love of Art (FLOA) 2021 Exhibition
Saturday, October 03, 2020 NMWS 2020 Fall Exhibition
Saturday, July 11, 2020 CANCELLED 2020 MasterWorks of NM Exhibition
Friday, June 05, 2020 2020 Western Fed Exhibition ONLINE - June 5 to July 26, 2020
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Southern Chapter 2020 Online Exhibition
Saturday, February 01, 2020 SC For the Love of Art (FLOA) Exhibit
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

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Albuquerque, NM 87192

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