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26th Annual Juried Standard Fine Art Show & Sale

Artworks from the  New Mexico Watercolor Society, Pastel Society of New Mexico, Rio Grande Art Association, and Bardean LLC


MasterWorks of New Mexico 2024

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

Registration   MasterWorks Website

Workshop Info


Standard Fine Art Division Online Submissions Deadline: January 27, 2024

Miniatures Fine Art Division Online Submissions Deadline: March 2, 2024

Standard and Miniature Shipped Works Receipt Deadline: Friday March 8, 5 pm


Artwork drop-off:  Sunday March 10, 9 am - 1 pm
Opening reception: 
Friday March 22, 5 - 8 pm
Easter: Sunday March 31

RGAA workshop: Thursday April 4 – Sunday April 7 
Artwork pick-up: 
Monday April 15, 9 m - 1 pm

Rio Grande Art Association Acrylic Workshop: 
Janet Bothne – Take Your Abstract Painting to The Next Level

The workshop is full. To be put on the waiting list, please contact Carla Forrest at

For Intermediate to Advanced Artists Working in Acrylics

Thursday April 4 through Sunday, April 7, 4 days
Free 1 Hour Demo Saturday, April 6, 10am

FREE PUBLIC DEMONSTRATION: Saturday April 6, 10 – 11 am

4-DAY WORKSHOP DATES: Thursday – Sunday, April 4 – 7, 2024, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

WORKSHOP FEES: $295 for RGAA members and $315 for non-members


WORKSHOP CONTACT: Carla Forrest,, 505-410-2444


  The goal of this workshop is to enhance skills, add complexity, and stretch our imagination in the realm of non-representational or abstract artwork.

  Focus will be on process, considering the underpinnings of what goes into making engaging works, and exploring how we access our originality and each artist’s unique “voice.” Participants will receive written materials to augment discussions on theory and productive habits and be encouraged to share their thoughts and ideas during daily group critiques.

  Each participant will receive individual coaching and the tools to decipher the often-vexing inner dialogue necessary to create work wholly from one’s imagination. Daily demonstrations, including use of a variety of acrylic mediums, will offer the guidelines to achieve these goals.


  Janet Bothne’s works have long been fueled by her passion for color and it’s ability to access human emotion. From her early practice working as a realist in oils to her current focus on abstracts, she’s been concerned with color contexts and layers of underpainting to create imagery that straddles the familiar and the enigmatic. She’s exhibited in numerous solo and group shows across the country over three decades, and her work is held in collections throughout U.S. and abroad.

  “How do I make work that’s interesting, truly original and invites viewers’ examination? These are the concerns of most artists who choose to create compelling abstract art,” Bothne says. “Then there are questions about finding balance— in composition and color, balancing chaos and calm, and knowing when it’s done. We’ll address these issues throughout the class.”

Join us to see how you can hone your skills, learn some new ones, and create your best work!