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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, and co-sponsor Masterworks of New Mexico each spring. We also sponsor workshops and provide additional exhibition venues for our members.   Encantada!          Masterworks of New Mexico

-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

Next meeting: Sat., August 17, 2019  10 am

Chris Miller
will demo “Making your own Canvas Panels.” Chris will demonstrate the process of making canvas panels of any size and with the linen or cotton canvas you prefer at half the cost of store-bought panels. He will provide handouts.


August Monthly Challenge:

Make art work that depicts summertime.

We meet on the third Saturday of every month except July and December at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 431 Richmond Pl. NE

 ¡Encantada! will be held in October 2019 at the Hispanic Arts Building, EXPO New Mexico, 300 San Pedro NE Albuquerque, NM 87108.

You may enter large works beginning July 1. You must be an RGAA member in order to enter Encantada.  To pay or renew your membership, click here:Member Signup / Information  
More details on how to enter online coming soon!
Prospectus:  Encantada 2019 Prospectus

MasterWorks of New Mexico

22st Annual Juried Standard & Miniature/Small Fine Art Show & Sale

Featuring New Mexico Artists Exclusively
MasterWorks 2020 information will become available starting in Fall 2019, after Encantada is completed.