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Welcome to The Rio Grande Art Association!

Formed in 1998, RGAA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating and promoting New Mexico artists who work in various media. We welcome anyone interested in art, particularly those artists who work in oils, acrylics, casein, egg tempera, oil pastels, encaustic, mixed media, or any of the painting media that are exhibited without glass. These media may be hand painted on canvas, canvas board, paper, Masonite, and a variety of other grounds.  Traditional, classic, contemporary, or avant-garde painters are welcome! Our focus is on creativity, originality, and the development of personal expression.

What we do:

-Sponsor a juried show, ¡Encantada! each fall (more info Encantada! ), and co-sponsor Masterworks of New Mexico each spring (more info Masterworks of New Mexico ). We also sponsor workshops and provide additional exhibition venues for our members.

MasterWorks 2020 has been cancelled.  "With our regrets, for the safety of everyone, Exhibition and Workshops are cancelled for 2020."

MasterWorks has posted a gallery of the standard size works on their website.  
All are available for purchase:
MasterWorks 2020 Gallery

RGAA's Encantada Show will not be held this fall.  

The Summer Fine Art Show at Casa Vieja Brewery
 has been postponed until July 2021.

-Publish The Palette, our monthly newsletter. Get all the details in the latest issue!  Current and archived copies:   The Palette

-We have ten educational meetings per year, featuring professional demonstrations and lectures. Meetings / Presentations & Demos

Membership benefits:

· You can enter MasterWorks,  Encantada! and the Summer Fine Sale at Casa Vieja.

· Ten inspiring educational meetings per year. (No meetings July or December)

· A 10% discount to Artisans Art Supplies

Next meeting:  Saturday, August 15 at 10 am  
New Mexico artist Shana Levenson will do a presentation via Zoom.  RGAA members will receive an email that will invite you to view the presentation.  Here's a link to her website:

Monthly Challenge: If you'd like to share your work on the RGAA Facebook page, feel free to post it there:  RGAA Facebook Page
And be sure to "like" the page while you're there!


We meet on the third Saturday of every month except July and December at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 431 Richmond Pl. NE  Check back to see when we might be able to meet in person again.  In the meantime, please stay home and stay safe.