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2018 Online Contests

Take this opportunity to display a painting online in an online contest.  

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Contest Chair

Select name to send message. Include PAPNM CONTESTS in the subject line.


  1. The public will be able to see your painting in the contest album for at least two years (with your name listed AFTER the voting period). 
  2. Up to three artists with the Favorite Paintings receive a prize.
  3. The Favorite Paintings become part of the Home Page award winners' SlideShow for the year.
  4. The Favorite Paintings are announced in the contest album and on Facebook.


PAPNM members are invited to participate in any of several Online Contest.s  Submit one "plein air" painting begun and completed during the specific contest painting period.   Read the  prospectus  for requirements and for upload instructions.

For each contest there are three phases: Painting, Image Uploading and Voting.  Each contest will specify a theme. The artist will paint to capture the theme and then upload an image of the painting to the contest album (anonymously). 

When the painting period ends and all participant images have been uploaded then PAPNM members will vote for their favorites.  The votes are tallied by the system and the winners are announced as indicated in the  Benefits Section.

Online contests do not have an entry fee. Only PAPNM Artist Members may submit work (Artist, Signature Artists and Masters). All work must be completed 80 percent en plein air during the specified contest period  UNLESS specifically stated otherwise. Nor can they be painted under the guidance of an instructor or from a photo, 

Participants: allowed one submission for any contest.  All PAPNM Members (including Patrons) then vote for their favorite painting. 

    Members received emails announcing the start and the end of the voting period. During the voting period a Vote button will appear on the contest album listed below.

    Select Contest for details.

    Contest Albums of the paintings may be found below:

    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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