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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.
TO ENTER MASTERWORKS, CLICK HERE:  ENTER 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

Membership benefits:

· You can enter MasterWorks and Encantada! We also are adding a third juried show in July at Casa Vieja in Corrales. Watch for more information and the prospectus soon!

· Ten inspiring educational meetings per year. (No meetings July or December)

· A 10% discount to Artisans Art Supplies
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Next meeting: Sat., March 21, 2020  10 am  
Presentation: Juan Wijngaard will demonstrate egg tempera painting.

 

March Monthly Challenge: Create an abstract artwork. 

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