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New Mexico Art League’s

‘Black & White’ exhibit

returns online and in-person




Join Ming Franz on this wonderful Japan Art Tour. First two days, the tour group will be visiting Japan’s busy Capital Tokyo, and last day of tour in shopping district, which mixes modern and the traditional, from skyscrapers to historic temples. Tokyo is also the world’s most populous metropolis. There will be a one-day trip to Hakone, which is famous for its natural beauty, hot springs, and Lake Ashinoko’s views of Mount Fuji’s. The tour group will then travel to Kyoto where they will stay for three days. Kyoto was once the cultural capital of Japan on the island of Honshu and is famous for numerous places such as Buddhist temples and wonderful gardens. The tour group will also visit a paper making factory and a gift shop with prints, woodcuts, and origami. Then there will be a one-day trip to Nara, you will greet by polite deers, and one day Osaka, which is one of Japan’s most multicultural and cosmopolitan cities.

The Japan Art Tour will be May 9th-May18th, 2023. The cost will be $3,100.00 USD. The fee includes medical insurance, three daily meals, lodging, tickets to museums, factories, and park entries. Also, the fee includes tips at hotels and restaurants. On the last day of the trip, you may want to tip a English speaking guide and bus 0driver.

A total of 26 people can sign up for the tour. Ten people have already signed up. Signing up is a first come first serve and double occupancy.
Round trip airfare from Los Angeles to Tokyo is about $1,000 with United Airlines and you must book early. There is a travel agent who will help you with booking the air ticket.

Itinerary Link: C:\Users\Admin\Downloads\20230509Japan Travel Schedule.pdf Contact: or 505-281-4956







New Mexico Wild Call for Artists 


Our Black and White exhibit is featured in the April 14

edition of the Albuquerque Journal! Read the article here.

Wesley Pulkka in the August 5, 2018 edition of the Albuquerque Journal writes that Art League exhibit Howard Wexler and Siegfried Hahn—A Retrospective " of a general high quality that would be the envy of many small musuems"! 

Read the review here.

The New Mexico Art League goes back to school!  

In early May, Art League instructor Denali Brooke and Art League member Vicki Morgan presented a one hour portrait drawing demonstration to 50 students at John Adams Middle School. 

Vicki narrated while Denali drew a student who had been chosen to be the model. The demo was one in a series of talks to inspire the students and to have them learn about various careers.  The Art League was thrilled to be a part of the program.

Wesley Pulka in the March 18 edition of the Albuqeuerque Journal calls our "Objects of Desire" show..."the bees’ knees in local exhibitions"!

 Read the review here

Our own Buffy Nelson was interviewed on February 10 on Spencer Beckwith's Saturday morning "On the Arts" show on KUNM!

The New Mexico Art League​ is about "giving access to people who would typically not have the opportunity to take an art class -- folks who always wanted to explore that part of themselves," says Executive Director Buffy Nelson.

In the Sunday, September 17 edition of the Albuquerque Journal, Wesley Pulkka writes that our exhibit "Quench: Water in the Desert " a knock-down, drag-out success that should quench most realist art lovers’ thirst for excellent landscapes.

Read the review here.

Wesley Pulkka reviewed our "LIMITED EDITION" exhibit in the Sunday, August 6 edition of the Albuquerque Journal! Click here to read it.

After lauding works by Ruth Cohen, Dennis Liberty, Dinah Swan, Mary Sundstrom, Mary Sweet and  Fred Yost, he said, "There are even more walls full of well-rendered ideas, real places, things, people and flights of the    imagination. 'Limited Edition' is a    solid exhibition." 


"The Art of the Flower" exhibit and our own J. Waid Griffin were featured on KRQE news on June 7! Watch it below.

Tony Ryder's February 25 demonstration "Painting the Portrait in Oil" was illuminating and inspirational! Thank you Tony. View slideshow here.


City of Albuquerque Public Art has opportunities for artists and designers. Check them out here:

Faculty and Member News

Neecy Twinem was one of the New Mexico writers featured in the Albuquerque Museum's 2018 Author Festival, Saturday November 3, 2018! Neecy was part of a panel discussion about "What it Takes to Get a Children's Book Published"> 

Vasili Katakis along with many Art League members and friends had paintings in the Albuquerque Museum's ArtsThrive exhibit! 

Works by Art League instructors  Lea Anderson and Rachel Popowacer were part of a three person show "Feelers" at the gallery at the Kimo Theatre in June. 

Art League member KARYN DeBONT was featured in the March issue of Southwest Art Magazine! Check it out here:…/arti…/artist-note-karyn-debont


Art League instructor JOHN MEISTER discussed plein air painting in New Mexico at! Read the article here:

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