New Mexico Art League
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The Wait is Finally Over!

The Fall Session

Classes & Workshops 

Now Open for Registration!

Introduction to Watercolor

Online Zoom Class

with Nancy Goetz

September 15 - November 3

Tuesdays, 4 PM to 6 PM

The Portrait in Watercolor

with Ruth Andrews-Vreeland

In Studio Class

September 15 - November 3

Tuesdays, 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Visual Diary - Sketching in Nature

with Vasili Katakis

Online Zoom Class

April 5 - May 24

Thurdays, 9 AM to 11 PM

Independent Study - All Media

with Alice Webb

In Studio

September 19 - November 7 

Saturdays, 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM 

 check it out!


Online Exhibits


- In Bloom -


- Common Ground -

July 21 - August 22

For information about purchasing a piece from this exhibit, 

please send an email to the Director, Buffy Nelson,



The New Mexico Art League will be Closed for a Little While Longer

In light of the continuing risk of the spread of the corona virus and in the interest of the health and safety of our students, artists and friends, the New Mexico Art League

will be closed to the public for the time being. 

The good news . . .We will be offering our 

exhibitions and classes online now with our 

amazing faculty that you know and love!  

If you are currently registered in an upcoming class 

we want you to know that the online version of your class will be different but just as fun and informative as

a studio class, you just won't be in the same room.

Our faculty is excited about the new online format and committed to creating a great experience for every student.

In the event that the Zoom class does not work for you for whatever reason we are asking that our students consider taking a credit or donating your class fee

to the New Mexico Art League at this critical time. 

As always, we are so grateful for your loyal support

and wish everyone good health and good wishes

during this very difficult time. We miss you and look 

forward to seeing you back at the New Mexico Art League

as soon as life returns to normal. 

Thank you for understanding and please stay healthy!


Art Book Pick

Here is a


from our very own 

Kate Fry!

The Life and Art

of Wilson Hurley:

Celebrating the Richness

of Reality

by Rosalyn Roembke Hurley

Over the course of his four-decade career as an artist and since his death in 2008 there have been numerous magazine articles, exhibition catalogs, and books about Wilson Hurley and his work, but this is the first definitive biography. Rosalyn Roembke Hurley, an artist in her own right, has written a comprehensive account of her husband’s life, his approach to his art both from a technical perspective and an emotional one, and his paying forward his knowledge for the benefit of other artists through his writings. The plentiful reproductions of his paintings are excellent and the writing is engaging and intelligent. The book is a pleasure for the eye and for the mind.

The second section of the book is a thorough exploration of Hurley’s approach to his painting goals and of the technical aspects of his art as compiled from his writings. He provides extensive detail about studio design, culminating in the design of his own spacious studio in the Albuquerque foothills. There is also plenty of information about his studio equipment, color palette, mediums, surfaces, and brushes that artists will revel in, as well as a description of his plein air painting equipment and a full chapter about the necessity of painting from life to bring authenticity to landscape painting.

Wilson Hurley had a remarkable ability to communicate the richness of reality, which clearly sprang from what he described as “. . .a very real love that I have for the world. I experience physical pleasure when I look at it”.  This is a book that belongs in the library of every artist and lover of art.

- Kate Fry, Member of the New Mexico Art League Board of Directors 


Call for


Just a Moment

-The Still Life-

Entry Deadline:

September 12, 2020



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 attempt 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 here at   the Art League. 

We 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!🧡


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