New Mexico Art League
                  Art School ∙ Gallery 




alla prima : Italian ; meaning first attempt

The New Mexico Art League 

is proud to present our 

Alla Prima Online Video Series

which includes:

  • Studio Interviews
  • Mini Demos
  • Walkthroughs of our exhibits 
  • Online Courses taught by our amazing faculty!

 check it out!


Online Exhibit

Check out our fanatastic 

online exhibit entitled 

Activity Paused

May 9 - July 20

take a look now!_________________________________________________

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 through the summer 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 for a class in the fall or donating your 

class fee to the New Mexico Art 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 recommendation

from our very own 

Michael Ottersen!

Hilary Spurling, an English novelist and theater critic, has written a two volume biography on the life and work of the French artist, Henri Matisse.The first volume, "The Unknown Matisse" covers the artist's early years, starting in 1869 and ending in 1908.The second volume, "Matisse the Master, A Life of Henri Matisse, The Conquest of Colour 1908-1954" is my recommendation for it's extensive overview of the life and work of one of the 20th century's most influential artists.

So much of the contemporary art of today derives from either Picasso or Matisse's investigations into color, form and space. Both were major innovators and their love/hate relationship and artistic competition endured for their entire lives. Matisse was more cerebral of the two, but also interested in visual seduction through color and linear rhythm. Spurling is very skillful in presenting a tremendous amount of historical information during the tumultuous early  years of Modernism in a fluid and highly readable style. great read for anyone curious about the modern in modern art, but also a comprehensive view into the life of a French artist and the European avant-garde. Enjoy! 

- Art League Faculty Member Michael Ottersen



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Stormy Weather

Entry Deadline:

July 25, 2020



A Small Token

of Our Appreciation

As a way to say thank you

we would like to offer 

a 20% discount to our 

Frontline Heroes who are helping save lives every day by the work they continue to do to keep us all cared for

and safe during the

COVID-19 tragedy. 

Please contact our 

Director, Buffy Nelson 

to receive this

special pricing.


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