New Mexico Art League
                  Art School ∙ Gallery 




In the Gallery

and Online

Just a Moment

The Still Life

October 20 - November 21

in the gallery and online!

For information about purchasing a piece from this exhibit, 

please send an email to the Director, Buffy Nelson,


check it out!


Special Members Opportunity


Studio Sale

October 23 - 25

Dear Art League Members,

As many of you are aware two prominent artists, Siegfried Hahn and Howard Wexler, who lived and taught in Albuquerque for many years, had a long involvement with the Art League. After Siegfried's death in 2008, Howard donated money for the Siegfried Hahn Flower Garden in front of the Art League building.

Today, Howard is struggling with his health. The management of his estate has decided to offer members of the Art League the exclusive opportunity to purchase art by both Siegfried and Howard, as well as items that contributed to each of their life's work, at straight-from-the-studio prices. ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS SALE WILL GO TO THE CARE OF HOWARD WEXLER.

Items for sale include European paintings and sketches, watercolors and drawings dating from the 1930's, as well as the work they did in New Mexico starting in the late 1960's. It was the desire of both artists that their works remain in New Mexico among the students, supporters and friends who loved them. Other items for sale include art books, materials, easels, studio furniture and still life items.

Due to Covid 19, we are asking our members to sign up on the Art League website to attend. Viewing and purchasing times will be set in 45 minute intervals based on a first come, first serve basis. After a member signs up, you will receive a confirmation as well as the date and time slot you may visit the studio and sale. 

Masks and social distancing will be required. Also, the Estate does not have the means to accept credit cards, so PLEASE BRING CASH OR CHECKS.

We are excited about the opportunity that has been given solely to Art League members to help preserve the legacy of these two locally known and respected artists, as well as the occasion to contribute to Howard's continuing care.


Cynthia Rowland, President

New Mexico Art League 


Call for Entries

Small Works

Holiday Show

 December 5, 2020 - January 9, 2021

       Entry Deadline: October 24, 2020




Art Book Pick

Here is a


from our very own 

J. Waid Griffin!



Book Review

This summer I came upon a book offered at Edward R. Hamilton,  Book Sellers, which I enthusiastically recommend to all. It is a catalog printed in conjunction with the exhibition presented at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in October 6, 2016 - January 8, 2017.

100 works by Jean Honore Fragonard (1732-1806), all from New York collections, are featured in this volume, authored by Perrin Stein with contributions by Marie-Anne Dupuy-Vachey, Eunice Williams, and Kelsey Brosnan. The catalog is organized around the important events and relationships of Fragonard’s life, thus connecting the actual artworks with his life story. It is fascinating to touch upon the connections between real life and an artist’s work, especially from the Baroque Era.

Historically, drawing has been used primarily as a preparatory tool toward the production of a painting, sculpture, print, or other “formal” presentation. Fragonard explored the potential of drawings as works of art in their own right, for it seems that he was born at the prefect moment for a concep-tual shift during the eighteenth century, when drawing was increasingly untethered from its role within traditional studio practice. It is evident that Fragonard played more than a “conceptual” role in that shift. He was one of the most forward- looking artists of his time and that vision was given power of expression through a life time of devotion and practice of the work that drawing requires.

A chronology and essays are provided for those interested. Of the greatest value to the practicing artist is the full complement of beautiful reproductions. The con-tributors argue “for a holistic view of his production that looks at how invention, copying, and re-invention dance around each other, as part of Fragonard’s non-linear and nonhierarchical artistic process.” Central to Fragonard’s working method was a cross-fertilization and play between media. Indeed Fragonard’s drawings are among the greatest of any age, and this volume opens many avenues of insight for those that speak the language of images.

 - Waid Griffin




 Art Talk 

Abstract Review

with Michael Ottersen

November 14 - December 12

Saturday, 10 AM - 12 Noon

Painting Atmosphere

in the Landscape

4-day Online Zoom Workshop 

with Waid Griffin

November 19 - 22

Thursday through Sunday

9 AM to 11:30 AM


Our Promise. . .

As we continue to try to navigate through these very uncertain times we are making every effort to offer the best and safest experience for our students and art lovers. Please exercise your best common sense about returning to the studio or gallery if you are considered in any way high risk to the Covid virus. We have made every effort to offer a wide range of terrific classes available online so that our at  risk community can continue to participate and stay connected to our art community. 

We take the health and safety of our students and instructors very seriously. Every precaution will be taken to insure social distancing in smaller classes and rapid air exchange in an effort to minimize any risk. We will be disinfecting tables between classes as well as requiring masks by all students and instructors.

With the changing mandates from the Governor, there is a chance that we will have to change the scheduled studio classes to online Zoom classes at a moments notice. We want to thank you in advance for your support and understanding.

Thank you for helping us all by cooperating with this new routine!

Please Stay Well!


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