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12th National Juried Members Exhibition


Wilder Nightingale Fine Art Gallery
119-A Kit Carson Road, Taos, New Mexico 


Exhibition: Nov 7 – 29, 2020

Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: Nov 7. 5 - 7:30 pm

Wilder Nightingale Fine Art Gallery

The Plein Air Painters of New Mexico (PAPNM) 12th National Juried Members Exhibition is a juried show and sale of original two-dimensional en plein air artworks presented by the PAPNM and the gallery. The public and collectors are invited to attend the opening reception and view the artwork throughout the exhibition.

PAPNM is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization of artists dedicated to preserving and promoting painting "en plein air" - in the open air or outdoors.


  • Jul 6 - Aug 7: Artists apply
  • Nov 7:  Exhibit begins:   
  • Nov 7:  Opening Reception. 5 - 7:30 pm
  • Nov 5, 6:  Workshop by Mike Mahon
  • Nov 8:  PAPNM Celebration Dinner TBD
  • Nov 29. Exhibition ends.

How to Apply

  1. All applicants must register online CaFÉ™,
  2. FEE: $35 for the first image with each additional image $10.
  3. Visit the Prospectus Page for more details.


$15,000 in cash and merchandise prizes.


This call is for all current PAPNM members working in two-dimensional mediums.  
PAPNM Master Signature Members will receive a separate email invitation

PAPNM Membership must be current for this year with dues paid in full before submitting to the call for entry for the exhibition.  To join, click Join Us

Workshop: Mike Mahon

Mastering the Landscape in Taos

  • Plein Air in the Taos Area
  • For Oil and Pastel painters
  • Beginning to Advanced
  • Nov 5 and 6, 9am - 3pm each day
  • Limited to 12 participants.
  • Last Day to register Oct 29
  • Students to bring: your own Plein Air Set-up, Outdoor  chair, Lunch, Foul weather gear if necessary, 
  • Supplies list to be provided to the registered participants 

Mike Mahon Workshop:

Sign up  HERE

Judge of Awards:   Lorenzo Chavez

Lorenzo Chavez was born and raised in the southern most point of the Rockies in New Mexico. His first inspirations and foundation as a young artist were formed by the local landscape and the art history in New Mexico. Lorenzo now makes his home in Parker, Colorado and uses this location as a base to travel and paint the American West and Southwest.

Through the years, while searching for subject matter, he realized there are many similarities throughout the Rockies. The deep blue of the vaulting sky, majestic cloud formations, rabbit brush, chamisa, pinon, pine and juniper, the willows that line the stream banks, the granite in the mountain ranges, aspens and the endless seas of grasses are continuing inspirations.  

Notable representation and exhibition locations include:Pastel Society of Spain, Pastel Society of France, Artists of America Show in Denver, Rims to Ruins Exhibition, Plein Air Painters of America, Buffalo Bill Center for the West, Albuquerque Art Museum, Maynard Dixon Country, 100 Gold Medal Exhibition at The Pasadena Art Museum, The Brinton Museum, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Coors Show in Denver, Butler Art Museum, Laguna Art Museum, Gilcrease Museum, Steamboat Art Museum, Legacy Gallery, Cape Cod Art Museum, Blue Rain Gallery Santa Fe, Helena Fox Fine Art, Settlers West Gallery, Howard Manville Gallery, Gallery of the Southwest, Trailside Galleries.

Lorenzo Chavez, "Walking Sandias" 

Event Team

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

Mail Payments to: 
Donna Barnhill (Treasurer)
P.O. Box 1948,
Santa Fe, NM

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