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These events are a cooperative effort between the PAPNM and the Taos historic studios and museums;  Taos Art Museum at Fechin House, The Blumenschein Museum, The Couse-Sharp Historic Site and the Wilder Nightingale Fine Arts Gallery. The intent is to produce paintings to honor the spirit of these historic studios and the artists who helped build this great art colony. 


Notes and Updates:

  • All work for both online exhibitions must have been completed at least 80% en plein air within the last two years (2018-2020) and created north of I-40.
  • The same painting may not be entered into both Taos exhibitions.
  • You may enter a painting from a PAPNM 2018-20 show in the non-juried Historic Studios Exhibition if it did not win an award in that show.
  • You may enter 2018-20 Online Contest paintings (including the 2020 Spring Contest) into either exhibition if the paintings meet the respective prospectus requirements (with the proviso that the same painting cannot be entered in both exhibitions.).

Historic Studios Online Exhibition:

Wilder Nightingale Fine Art Gallery - Jul 17-Aug 2

2020 TAOS PLEIN AIR Historic Studios Online Show Prospectus v 1.7 pg.pdf

Entry:  extended to July 10 or until max of 50 (non-juried)

Members only*:
 Apply though papnm here (extended to July10) 

Fee: $42

Wilder Nightingale Fine Art Gallery

Juried Members Online Exhibition:

E.L. Blumenschein Museum - Jul 18-Aug 30

2020 TAOS PLEIN AIR Juried Members Online Exhibition Prospectus v 1.12.pdf

Apply through CafE: June 1- 14.  

Members Only*:   Apply through cafe at (Jun 1-14)

Fee: $47

Judges of Awards

Richard Alan Nichols: Historic Studios Show

Lyn Boyer: Juried Members and Historic Studios Shows


• June 1 Applications Open

• July 10 Entry deadline extended to July 10 for Historic Studios for Online Exhibition

• June 28  Notification of jury selection for the Juried Members Exhibition

• July 17 (Friday) Historic Studios Show opens online

• July 17- August 2 Historic Studios Show

• July 18  (Saturday) Juried Members Exhibition opens online

• July 18 - August 30 Juried Members Exhibition

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Show Team

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(Due to PAPNM’s 501(c)6 status only PAPNM members are allowed to exhibit. )

PAPNM members may have the opportunity to participate in one or more events.  
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