New Mexico Art League
                  Art School ∙ Gallery 




Upcoming Inter-Session Workshops

Quick Study Still Life: the Cupcake

with Peggy Nichols

Online Zoom Course

March 10 and 12

Wednesday and Friday, 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Painting the Landscape in a Flash

with Alice Webb

Online Zoom Course

March 20

Saturday, 9 AM to 1 PM

Classical Drawing - Hands and Feet

with John Reger

Online Zoom Course

March 15, 18, 22 and 25

Mondays and Thursday, 1 PM to 3:30 PM

Art Talk - Abstract Review

with Michael Ottersen

Online Zoom Course

March 6 - April 3

Saturdays, 2 PM to 4:30 PM



New Exhibit

in the Online Gallery

Black & White

January 19  - March 8, 2021

check it out



Art Book Review

Please enjoy this review by our very own Jeff Otis

Timeless Techniques for Better Oil Paintings  by Tom Browning

This is the kind of book that can benefit every painter in the beginning stages of their development and is a good review for more advanced painters.  Browning covers all the basics and uses his own paintings to demonstrate the application of these ideas.  Color intensity and temperature, value, edges, and composition are presented in an easily understood format with many examples.  Browning does a nice job analyzing composition and showing how the basic ideas are used to accentuate the centers of interest and flow in paintings.  Equally valuable are his presentations of compositional errors and their resolution.   In the example on the left, the bright leaves behind the more distant figure don’t quite work.  Browning’s solution appears below the original.   It is fun to imagine other solutions to the same problem.  I strongly recommend this book to begin your “how to” library. 

Other fantastic “how to” books I recommend are books by John F. Carlson, Edgar Payne, Richard Schmid and Dan McCaw.   Many masters never wrote books themselves, but, you can also gain a tremendous amount by studying reproductions of their works;  masters like Sorolla, Monet, Hennings, Higgins, N. C.  Wyeth, Sargent, Cornwell, Van Gogh and others. 


Call for Entries


 April 20 - May 29

Entry Deadline:

March 6, 2021


Our building

is closed . . . 

but we are open

for business!

Due to the rise in Covid-19

the New Mexico Art League

will be closed

for the time being.

We are carrying on

with business as usual though

and are happy to answer

your questions

and help with registration

for upcoming classes.

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and we will get back to you

as soon as possible.

Thank you so much

for your patience.

Please take care

and stay well!


Our Promise. . .

As we continue to try to navigate through these very uncertain times we are making every effort to offer the best and safest experience for our students and art lovers. Please exercise your best common sense about returning to the studio or gallery if you are considered in any way high risk to the Covid virus. We have made every effort to offer a wide range of terrific classes available online so that our at  risk community can continue to participate and stay connected to our art community. 

If we are able to run our studio classes here at the Art League, rest assured that we always take the health and safety of our students and instructors very seriously. Every precaution will be taken to insure social distancing in smaller classes and rapid air exchange in an effort to minimize any risk. We will be disinfecting tables between classes as well as requiring masks by all students and instructors. 

With the changing mandates from the Governor, there is a chance that we will have to change the scheduled studio classes to online Zoom classes at a moments notice. We want to thank you in advance for your support and understanding.

Thank you for helping us all by cooperating with this new routine!

Please Stay Well!


Hours: 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday - Saturday  505-293-5034

3409 Juan Tabo Boulevard NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87111     Map It  

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