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Aug 31 - Sept 30
Legends of the West Gallery Santa Fe
Opening Reception:  Aug 31 -6-8 pm

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Kathleen Hudson 3-day Workshop Sign-up: here

 (Workshop sign up open to the public)

Winter Light (Juried Holiday Show) 

  • Jul 8 - Aug 7  CaFÉ Submission Period
  • Nov 23 - Dec 31 Show at Legends of the West
 (including prospectus)

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

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Summer Skies Online Contest now Open.  Painting period Jun. 1, 2024 - Sep. 10, 2024

  2024 Summer Skies Album  


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

Members: log on to view any upcoming paint outs.

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Recent Events

Past Year Awards

SECOND PLACE 2024 Spring Contest - Michael Meyer, Arroyo Vista, 9x12, Oil on panel, Elena Gallegos
FIRST PLACE 2024 Spring Contest Michele Byrne -- Gardening on San Pasqual , Oil, 11"x14", Santa Fe, $1,500
BEST OF SHOW Paint New Mexico! Ellen Buselli, Patterns at Acequia Madre House, 10x12, oil, $1,600
SECOND PLACE Paint New Mexico! .Jane Frederick, Santa Fe River 2, 11x14, oil on panel
THIRD PLACE Paint New Mexico! Kat Hansen, Monestary Road Turn Off, 11.75 x 15.6875, pastel, $750
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)
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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May 10 - Jun 23, 2024

June 13 - Jul 23, 2023


July 28  -  Sept 5, 2023

Sept 1-16, 2023

Dec 2023 - Mar 2024

Mar - June 2024

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.

Current PAPNM Sponsors

About Sponsorship

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

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PAPNM Treasurer
P.O. Box  1948
Santa Fe, NM

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