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  • May 30  Registration on the PAPNM website Opens
  • July 26 Workshop by Peggy Immel
  • July 26-31 Paint Out
  • Aug 2 Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony 5-7 pm

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Paint New Mexico!

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  • May 10-23-Paint Out (Juried) anywhere in NM.
  • June 1-23  Exhibition - Weems Gallery.

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"Crabapple Arch" Arroyo Seco, NM oil on canvas panel 8"x10" $400
April Clouds, done at Rabbit Mountain, 8 x 8 oil
Pond at Tingley Beach, ABQ, NM Oil on Canvas, 8x10" $225
Desert Rhubarb 12" x 9" Watercolor Petroglyph National Monument $250
Hollyhocks Watercolor 9 x 12 In our patio $350 for sale
Someone’s Front Yard. 6x6. Egg tempera on panel Acequia Madre neighborhood Santa Fe
Pedernal 1, 9x9, oil on panel, painted at Abiquiu Lake Campground.
Los Luceros Lilacs, 8"x10",Oil on board
Arroyo Vista, 9x12, Oil on panel, Elena Gallegos
Under the Eucalyptus Oil on Canvas 9 x 12 Painted in Garland Ranch Carmel Valley, CA
Windy Skies Watercolor & Acryla Gouache, 6" x 6", Galisteo, NFS

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Additional Save the dates: 2024 Events

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Winter Light (Juried Holiday Show)  TENTATIVE

  • Jul 1 - Aug 30  CaFÉ Submission Period
  • Nov 23 - Dec 31 Show at Legends of the West

Fechin Invitational Show Taos

  • dates TBD


Beginners Welcome!

  1. Outdoor - Paint Outs
  2. Events - some with workshops and demos.
  3. Online Contests
  4. Member profile page 
  5. Share your work and Biography. 
  6. Mentorship Program  for Members.
  7. Announcements for Members.
  8. Member Goodies for Members.

Paint Outs and Paint Alongs

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Recent Events

Past Year Awards

34. THIRD PLACE 2024 Winter Wonderland Online Contest - Donna Barnhill - Where the Wind Blows, 11x14 oil, January 2024, SE New Mexico
SECOND PLACE 2024 Winter Wonderland Online Contest - Gwen Ethelbah - Land Forms - Winter, 8x10 oil, snowstorm painting Sandia Park, $350
FIRST PLACE 2024 Winter Wonderland Online Contest - Lisa Flynn - Warm Winter Day - 12x16, oil, Santa Fe Canyon Preserve
SECOND PLACE Color Passages - RICHARD SZKUTNIK Changing Time oil on panel 16"x 20" Painted in Littleton , Colorado
FIRST PLACE Color Passages Online Contest, GARCIA-LOEHR Morning Light in Jaconita 14" x 11" Pastel on Paper
FIRST PLACE SUMMER CONTEST BY DONNA BARNHILL. 15. “Fumée du Canada”, 9x12, oil, a fast paint at Galisteo basin on a hazy morning in August.
SECOND PLACE SUMMER CONTEST BY KATHLEEN REILLY. 7. Morning Clouds, oil, 8 x 10, Crested Butte, $430
THIRD PLACE SUMMER CONTEST BY DAMIEN GONZALES. 1. Summer Rain Oil 9"x12" North of Albuquerque, NM $825
BEST OF SHOW 15th National Members SOLD Lee MacLeod First Light oil 7" x 10" $700.00
Best of Signature 15th National Members Damien Gonzales Cliffs Below Mesa de los Viejos Oil 9" x 12" $975.00
Best Artist Member 15th National Members Spike Ress Morning Surprise Gouache 9" x 12" $1,600.00
2023 Los Alamos Paint Out and Show, BEST OF SHOW, SOLD, Deanne Kroll, Worldly Journey, Oil, 16 x 16", $1,350
2023 Los Alamos Paint Out and Show, SECOND PLACE OVERALL, Rachel Pearson, Camp May Aspens, Pastel, 11.75" x 15.75", $450
2023 Los Alamos Paint Out and Show, THIRD PLACE OVERALL, Lynn Kearny, Evening Farewell, Pastel, 9 x 12", $150
2023 Los Alamos Paint Out and Show, HONORABLE MENTION, Ginny Bracht, Volcanic Capstone, Gouache, 10 x 8", $450
BEST OF THE TINY TREASURES, Wendy Ahlm, White Rock Overlook, Watercolor, 2 x 3", $55 (Tiny Treasure)
Favorite of the Favorite Four- 2023 Signs of Spring Contest. Madina Croce. 30. "Wall Shadows", oil on panel, 14 x 11, Santa Fe
Favorite Four- 2023 Signs of Spring Contest. Damien Gonzales. 20. The Truchas Peaks Oil on linen, 9"x12", Truchas, NM, $850
Favorite Four- 2023 Signs of Spring Contest. Carole Belliveau. 26. Spring River Run, Oil, 11x14, painted at the River at East Alameda
Favorite Four- 2023 Signs of Spring Contest. Michele Byrne. 27. Morning Conversations in Truchas, 12" x 16", Oil on Linen panel, Truchas, NM
2023 Jemez Springs Paint Out and Show, Best of Show, Marie Erb, Ponderosa Rhapsody, Oil, 9 x 12", $800
2023 Jemez Springs Paint Out and Show, 2nd Prize Overall, Rachel Pearson, The Red Door, Pastel, 6 x 8", $200
2023 Jemez Springs Paint Out and Show, ,3rd Prize Overall, James Trig, Volcanic Origins, Oil, 9 x 12", $700
1st Place, 2023 Winter Wonderland Contest. Carole Belliveau. 13. Bridge in Winter, Oil, 9x12, en plein air outside Bluebird Studios
2nd Place (tied). 2023 Winter Wonderland Contest. John Meister. 18. Getting Some Sun, Oil, 14"x11", painted on the east slope of the Sandia Mountains
Meridee Mandio. 2nd Place (tied). 2023 Winter Wonderland Contest. 46. From the back porch Oil, 9”x12”, Santa Fe, $600.

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Sept 1-16, 2023


July 28  -  Sept 5, 2023

June 13 - Jul 23, 2023

Apr 21 -  May 11, 2023  

Dec 2023 - Mar 2024

Mar - June 2023

June - Sept 20, 2023

Sept - Dec 20. 2023

2023 Annual Members Meeting and Election of 2024 Officers

Saturday, Dec 2, 10 am

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The Plein Air Painters of New Mexico (PAPNM) is a professional association of artists dedicated to the business of preserving and promoting painting "en plein air" - in the open air or outdoors.

PAPNM provides regular opportunities for members to paint together during frequent "paint outs" and hosts juried and open exhibitions of members' work.

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About Sponsorship

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Mail information to:
P. O. Box 20503
Albuquerque, NM

Mail Payments to: 
PAPNM Treasurer
P.O. Box  1948
Santa Fe, NM

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