14th National Juried Members Exhibition
The Plein Air Painters of New Mexico (PAPNM) 14th National Juried Members Exhibition is a juried show and sale of original two-dimensional en plein air artworks by PAPNM members, presented by the PAPNM and the Wild Sage Gallery. The public and collectors are invited to view and purchase the artwork throughout the exhibition at the Gallery and on line. The art may be viewed also on this site when available.
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.
Hand delivery of artwork to Wild Sage Galllery from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Completion of Judging by Judge of Awards
Artists Retrieve unsold work from 10:30 am. to 4 p.m. at Wild Sage Gallery
Checks sent to artist from PAPNM
Exhibition: OCT 28 - NOV 10 2022
Wild Sage Gallery, 129 Kit Carson Road, Taos, NM 87571
How to ApplyEntry has closed.
EligibilityThis call is for all current PAPNM members working in two-dimensional mediums. Digital works will not be accepted.
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.
"I believe that art is the act of creation. The result, whether it is a painting, sculpture, photograph etc., is simply a record of the creation experience. My approach is to free myself from preconceived visual beliefs and interpret the world directly before me. In so doing, I rediscover the colors, textures and values of everyday life that we otherwise take for granted. This is what drives me to paint and what I encourage in my students.
My art is the product of diligence in practice. I do not believe in talent. I believe that all of us have the potential to create art, if we choose to dedicate ourselves to the pursuit."
Brienne M. Brown, Marshland Light, Watercolor on paper, 18x24
Brienne’s passion is watercolor and plein air painting. She has won several top awards in many plein air competitions. “I find beauty in everyday life, the so called ‘mundane’. Ordinary people going about their everyday lives inspire me. I especially enjoy painting en plein air, where each painting reminds me of where I was, of the experiences I had, the sounds, smells, and the people I met. "
Mr. O’Hagan is a Master Pastelist with the Pastel Society of America, and is listed in Who's Who in American Art, Who's Who in America, and in the Hall of Fame at the Art Institute of Colorado.
In May 2005, he was inducted into the International Association of Pastel Societies' "Master Circle". In 2018, he was awarded Eminent Pastelist status by IAPS.
Desmond O'Hagan, Rio Grande Gorge, NM, 40"x60", oil.
"All art is a form of story-telling, and mine tells the story of interpreting light – a constant element in my paintings. Whether it is the subtle colors of dusk, or a simple stream of light in a dimly lit interior, all these effects motivate me to capture the image on canvas of paper. Throughout the years, I've worked in watercolor, acrylics, charcoal, pen & ink, and monotypes, but my primary focus is oils and pastels. With oils, I enjoy the expressive brush strokes and the way paint can be manipulated on canvas or paper. With pastels, I love the texture, the explosive color, and the bold strokes I can achieve."
National Co-chair and PAPNM Events Director
National Co-chair, PAPNM President and CaFE Administrator