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.
-The Summer Fine Art Show at Casa Vieja will happen again in July 2022.
-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
· You can enter MasterWorks, Encantada! and the Summer Fine Art Sale at Casa Vieja.
· Ten inspiring educational meetings per year. (No meetings July or December)
· A 10% discount to Artisans Art Supplies - show your RGAA Membership card
RGAA Membership Card 2022
Next RGAA Member Meeting:
Saturday, February 19 at 10 am
Presentation by Coulter Prehm “Drawing and Painting”
The February meeting is tentatively scheduled to be held at St. Mark's. Please check back for updates.
MEMBERS: There are several volunteer positions that need to be filled for 2022:
Vice President Marketing & Communications Committee Membership chair
Summer Fine Art Show & Sale chair Encantada chair Non-Juried Show chair
See full descriptions here: RGAA Committee Descriptions 2022
Volunteer here: RGAA Volunteer Signup
RGAA Bylaws ( updated July 2019)
Members: 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
Art works will be accepted from the New Mexico Watercolor Society, Pastel Society of New Mexico
and Rio Grande Art Association.
MasterWorks 2022 Prospectus
How to Enter MasterWorks
Select a button for the total number of art works you are entering:
Masterworks 2022 (1 entry)
Masterworks 2022 (2 entries)
Masterworks 2022(3 entries)
Learn about the Natasha Isenhour Workshop April 1 - 3 and register now: