The MasterWorks of New Mexico Juried Spring Art Show and Sale is now in its twenty-first year of exhibition! It began with a unique vision, that of combining the talents and experiences of existing fine arts organizations, each representing artists throughout New Mexico, to sponsor a show of New Mexico’s finest art.
The charter board of representatives consisted of the Pastel Society of New Mexico (PSNM), the New Mexico Watercolor Society (NMWS), and Miniature Arts Bardean LLC. Miniature Fine Art is on a small scale with minute attention to detail which can sustain close inspection or magnification. During the second year a fourth arts society, Rio Grande Art Association (RGAA), was added for oils, acrylics, and mixed media not framed under glass.
PSNM and NMWS are always open for new membership, but this is not a requirement for entry in MasterWorks. However RGAA does require membership to enter.
Spring 2019 Show and Sale
The Spring Show is in fact four separately juried shows, which are hung together after judging and the awarding of ribbons and prizes. MasterWorks is held in April at Expo New Mexico, in 2019 in the Hispanic Arts Building. The Opening Ceremony, Preview and Awards will be held the evening of Friday, March 29th, 2019, 5 – 8 pm. The show will remain open to the public March 30 – April 20, 10 – 5 pm, Tuesday – Sunday. Closed Mondays. There is an Open House / Paint-in / Fun Day! Sunday, April 7th Noon – 4 pm and numerous other scheduled events throughout the month including workshops in most media, artist demonstrations, educational events and other presentations.