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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.

-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., January 18, 2020  10 am  (No meeting in Dec.)
Bring a dish to share at the potluck.  Show & Tell:  Bring an art work you're working on or have recently finished.

Members:  Here are the newly approved bylaws, approved by members at the September meeting:  RGAA Bylaws revised July 2019

From the August meeting:  Chris Miller's instructions: click for printable pdf How to Make Canvas Panels


January Monthly Challenge:  No challenge for Jan., but bring an art work you're working on.


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