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Cloud Appreciation Day 2013

Maryann McGraw wins the 2013 Cloud Appreciation Day Contest! #17 in list. CloudStory #5, 12" x 18", Pastel, Location: Santo Domingo Pueblo, New Mexico

New Mexico is known for its dramatic skies - especially during the summer monsoon when magnificent cumulus buildups are a daily event. PAPNM designated the first Saturday of August Cloud Appreciation Day as a day for its members to celebrate the beauty of clouds by painting directly in the open air rather than in the studio. The paintings are a snapshot of how the sky looked in various locations on the same day as interpreted in each artist's style.

The participating 28 members painted the sky on August 3, 2013 and entered digital photos of their paintings in this online contest. Fifty one members voted for their favorite painting from among entries exhibited online. The contest winner received a free membership in The Cloud Appreciation Society and a gift from the Society’s Cloud Shop. Additionally, the winning painting will be featured in PAPNM Facebook postings.

To view the online gallery:

  • Click an image to open the photo carousel.
  • Scroll through the images by clicking the "Next" and "Previous" links.


Carla Forest
PAPNM Online Contest Coordinator

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Jim Ulrich
Marine Layer at Emerald Bay
8” x 10”
Location: Catalina Island, California

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P. O. Box 20503
Albuquerque, NM

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P.O. Box 20503
Albuquerque, NM

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