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Contact: John Meister

2020 Santa Fe Plein Air Fiesta

Paint Out: Mar 7 - 10
Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: Mar 13
Exhibition: Mar 13 - 27

Hosted by Sorrel Sky Gallery:

125 W. Palace Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501, 505-501-6555

online showcase (available after Mar 12)

Application for jurying will be processed through Call for Entry (you will be notified when available).  You may upload painting images to your portfolio now, though: click here or alternatively,

Calling all PAPNM members… SAVE THE DATE!!!

Experience the diverse beauty and unparalleled light of northern New Mexico. Fifty juried artists will have four days to paint the unique subjects of the southwest, such as colorful rock formations, cobalt skies, and meandering adobe walls. Join us and you will understand why the Land of Enchantment is a legendary paradise for painters. The week will culminate in a two-week exhibition at the beautiful Sorrel Sky Gallery, near the Santa Fe Plaza.

Due to the availability of the Gallery, the 2020 SFPAF event is earlier than usual, giving us the possibility of some snow paintings! Please see the new dates below.

Watch for the Prospectus here soon!

Judge of Awards: Joe Anna Arnett

Event Coordinator: John Meister

We need volunteers for this event! We are trying to keep the volunteer jobs limited to smaller individual tasks rather than have a few people doing everything. Please contact John Meister to discuss/volunteer for a task. We will post a Sign-Up Genius link on the PAPNM website soon to make volunteering easy!

We sincerely hope that you consider applying for this event and that you encourage your painting friends to do so as well. It is one of the highlight events for PAPNM and it is always fun to meet new painters each year. Our host gallery, Sorrel Sky Gallery, is one of the premier exhibit spaces in Santa Fe.

Select uderlined name to send a message.

Judge of Awards
and Workshop Instructor:

Mar 16-17. Workshop registration available soon.


Event Schedule:

(Deadline and Notification dates might be adjusted slightly once the Prospectus is complete.)

 Sunday, January 5  Deadline for Artist Entry at CaFÉ™

Saturday, January 25  Jury Selection Notification by Email

Monday, February 10  Deadline to Accept and Pay Participation and Membership Fees by Accepted Artists

Friday, March 6  Kick-Off Fiesta & Orientation

Saturday, March 7 – Tuesday, March 10  PAPNM Hosted Paint-Outs at locations within the Painting Zone

Wednesday, March 11  Art Delivery to Sorrel Sky Gallery

Thursday, March 12  Celebration Dinner

Friday, March 13 at Sorrel Sky Gallery (Santa Fe, NM)  Opening Reception & Awards

FridayMarch 13 – Friday, March 27 at Sorrel Sky Gallery  Exhibition at Sorrel Sky Gallery

Monday and Tuesday, March 16-17 (Separate registration and fee)  Joe Anna Arnett Workshop

Saturday, March 28  Unsold Art Pick-Up and Shipping

Friday, April 24  Payment Mailed to Artists for Sold Works by this Date

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