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Celebrating our 25th anniversary, the Rio Grande Art Association (RGAA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the education and promotion of New Mexico artists. Membership is open to everyone. Traditional, classic, contemporary, or avant-garde artists at all levels are welcome!  Our focus is on creativity, originality, and the development of personal expression! RGAA Bylaws (updated July 2019)


We meet on the third Saturday of each month (except July and December) at UNM Continuing Education Conference Center, North Building, Classroom D, 1634 University Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87131. Guests are welcome to attend our monthly educational programs.

Image Credit: " Taos Man" by Fred Yost, Best in Show, ¡Encantada! 2023


Nominations are now open for the annual election of officers. Two positions—President and Secretary—will need to be filled for 2024. Click the link below for a description of duties. If you are interested in running for a board position, please contact Carla Forrest at Thank you!  2024 Officer Duties (PDF)

Next RGAA Member Meeting


Saturday, January 20, 2024, 9 am - Noon
UNM Continuing Education, North Building, Classroom D, 1634 University Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87131

9 - 10 am: New Year's Potluck Breakfast for Member and Guests
10 am - Noon: Annual Meeting, Election of Officers, and Special Presentation

New Meeting Format for 2024

 8:45 – 9:55 am: Check-in at greeting table
 9:00 –10:00 am: Member and guest social hour, new member orientation, member announcements, and show-n-tell; Program presenter set-up
10:00 – 10:45 am: Short business meeting, board announcements, and door prize drawing
10:45 –  11:00 am: Break; Program presenter set-up
11:00 am – Noon: Educational program

MasterWorks 2024

EXPO NM Hispanic Arts Gallery
March 22 - April 14, 2024

Show Entry 

Workshop Registration

MasterWorks Website

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Check out the our Facebook and Instagram pages!

What We Do

  • Sponsor an annual Fall exhibition ¡Encantada!  ¡Encantada! 2023      
  • Co-sponsor MasterWorks of New Mexico each spring (more info MasterWorks of New Mexico).
  • Provide workshops and additional exhibition venues for our members. 
  • Publish The Palette, our monthly newsletter (current and archived copies: The Palette).
  • Present ten educational programs at member meetings per year, featuring professional demonstrations and lectures (more info Meetings / Presentations & Demos).


Membership Benefits

  • Qualifying for entry into MasterWorks, Encantada, and other RGAA-sponsored exhibitions
  • Ten inspiring educational meetings per year (no meetings July or December)
  • RGAA-sponsored educational programs and workshops
  • The Palette newsletter published ten times per year (no issues July or December)
  • Member website listing on the RGAA website
  • 10% discount at Artisan ABQ & Artisan Santa Fe Art Supplies
  • Virtual membership card access at