Welcome to the Rio Grande Art Association!

¡Encantada! 2018, RGAA's annual juried show is currently at the Hispanic Arts Building, EXPO NM. Show runs through the 28th of October and is open daily (except Mondays and Tuesdays) from 10:30 to 5:30. The show has over 200 pieces of original art from a wide spectrum of subject matter and media. Show is free to the Public.


Rex Barron - Shadow Bag - 1st Place 

Frank Cernelli - Country Breakfast - 2nd Place

Jaci Fischer - Dearest Irving - 3rd Place

Charlie Aldrich - My Twin Brother - Jeff Potter Memorial Award

Beth Larsen - Tranquility - Best of Show, Small Works


Now in our 20th year, RGAA was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit organization supporting New Mexico artists working in oil, acrylic, and mixed media. We welcome anyone interested in art and/or the use of a variety of media.

We sponsor or co-sponsor two exciting, juried exhibitions each year: Masterworks in the spring and Encantada in the fall. For current information about both, click here.

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The Rio Grande Art Association usually meets on the third Saturday of every month, except July and December, when there are no meetings. 

RGAA's next meeting is October 20th, 2018 at 10:00 AM St. Mark’s Episcopal Church 431 Richmond Pl. NE 

Gift Certificate Drawing at the meeting!!

Directions: Driving on Lomas, turn South on Dartmouth one block East of Girard and go one block South to the Church, or turn South off Lomas on Richmond Dr., and proceed one block South to Richmond Pl NE. Driving on Central, turn North on Dartmouth and go about 3½ blocks

MasterWorks Workshop with Sarah Siltala 

       20th Annual MasterWorks

of New Mexico Show

Deadline: Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018

NM Residents Only!

Must be a member of RGAA for works in

oil, acrylic or mixed media

Show Dates: March 30 – April 21, 2018

Exhibit and workshops held in Hispanic Arts Bldg. at EXPO NM, 300 San Pedro NE, Albuquerque.

Hours: Tuesday thru Sunday, 10am - 5pm

The Prospectus has been revamped, so be sure to read it carefully: Please click here for Prospectus.


There are a number of great workshops and/or classes to take advantage of right here in New Mexico. Please check this month's Palette (at the right) for the most current workshops.


Download the latest copy of our newsletter, The Palette, or read it online. 

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