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Paint New Mexico!

  • May 17-23-Paint Out (Juried) anywhere in NM:
  • June 1-23  Exhibition -  Weems Gallery

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3x3 Event Training Seminars for Members

3x3 Event Seminars

Dec 1, 2023 - Mar 20, 2024 

Mar 10: Deadline for painting and uploading the image to the

2024 Winter Wonderland Album

Click on Logo to register (PAPNM Members: use code from email OR from the Members Only page)


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.

Paint Outs

Members: log on to view any upcoming paint outs.

  • No planned paint outs currently.

Recent Events

Past Year Awards

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 2022 - Mar 2023

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

Members Only: learn More


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.

Current PAPNM Sponsors

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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