• May 19, 2022
 Farm and Ranch Museum – Juried art show features original watercolors

Juried art show features original watercolors Public invited to view 28 works of art at free reception

Farm and Ranch Museum – Juried art show features original watercolors

The talent of the New Mexico Watercolor Society will be on display in a new art show at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces.

“Seasons of Enchantment: Painting the New Mexico Farm and Ranch” features 28 works of art by members of the society. A public meet-and-greet with the artists is planned for 12 to 2 p.m. on April 23. Entry is free to this reception and the art show only. Admission to see the rest of the Museum is $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens, and $3 for children 4 to 17.

These watercolor paintings celebrate the daily life of New Mexico farmers and ranchers and their families, evoking a sense of time and place. They elevate the ordinary to extraordinary and reflect the wonder of the landscape and its people.

The paintings include rural landscapes, livestock, farming and ranching scenes, and wildlife.

Artwork from members of both the Albuquerque and Las Cruces chapters of the New Mexico Watercolor Society have been selected by Juror Lynn McLain, AWS, NWS. The Society honors and celebrates the medium of watercolor through the support of highest aesthetic standards, education of the public, promotion of community engagement, and facilitation of member development. The Albuquerque chapter began in 1969 and the Southern Chapter celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

The artists whose works were selected for this show include New Mexico Watercolor Society members John Glass, Laurel Weathersbee, Barbara McGuire, Susan Davis, Patricia Black, Jay Leutwyler, Junko Nakao, Robert Highsmith, Richard Harris, Penny Thomas Simpson, Tina Little, Dorian Clouser, Mark Cirzan, Dave Cook, Tina Stallard, Rachel Murphree, Bonnie Deming, Rebecca A. Johnson, and Nancy Frost Begin. More information about the New Mexico Watercolor Society can be found here: www.nmwatercolorsociety.com


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