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15th National Juried Members Exhibition

Exhibition:  Sept 1-16, 2023

Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: Sept 1. 6-8 pm

Legends of the West Gallery
102 East Water St, Suite 13 
Santa Fe, New Mexico


The Plein Air Painters of New Mexico (PAPNM) 15th 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 Legends of the West 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.

Award Winners

Best of Show- Lee MacLeod

Best of Signature-Damien Gonzales

Best Artist Member-Spike Ress

Artist Member Award of Excellence-Carolyn Lindsey

Artist's Members Honorable Mention-Diane Arenberg

PAPNM Founder's Award-Donna Barnhill

Louisa McElwain Memorial Award-Meridee Mandio

Jeffry Potter Memorial Award-Monika ten Bruggencat

Legends of the West Gallery Award-Carol Belliveau

Artist's Choice-Meridee Mandio

See all paintings here.

Detailed Show Schedule 

  • May 26 -  Call to Entry starts
  • June 26-  Call to Entry closes
  • July 17 -  Artist Notification of Jury selection
  • Aug 21 -  Start Delivery of shipped art works via UPS or FedEX.
  • Aug 25  - End receipt of shipped art works to the gallery
  • Aug 27-28 - noon to 3 each day. Hand Deliver of accepted works at Legends of the West Gallery.
  • Aug 29-30 - Hang the Show with Gallery team
  • Sept 1- Demo by Desmond O'Hagan Judge of Awards 1-3 p.m.
  • Sept 1  -  Opening Reception/Awards Ceremony 6-8 p.m.
  • Sept 16 - Show Closes
  • Sept 17 - noon-3 p.m. Unsold artwork to be picked up by artists and shipped artworks return shipped to artists


    This 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

    How to Apply

    1. All applicants must register online CaFÉ™, If this link does not work, use
    2. FEE: $46 for the first image with each additional image $10 up to 4 images. One artwork may be selected for exhibition from each artist (by jurors to be announced). 
    3. Prospectus: 2023 15th National Juried Members Exhibition Prospectus.pdf

    Judge of Awards - Desmond O'Hagan


    Mary Jabens, Kim Lordier, Patrick Saunders, Kristin Tiniel

    Kristen Tiniel

    Owner of Legends of the West Gallery

    Legends of the West Fine Art – A vibrant world of Contemporary & Southwest Art!

    Established in 2022 by owner, Kristen Tiniel (b. 1992) of Santa Fe, NM.


    Legends of The West Fine Art proudly represents over forty brilliant artists right in the heart of Santa Fe, NM. In our spacious gallery you will find beautiful artwork and friendly gallerists happy to share our love of art for all to enjoy.  


    Original Oil Paintings | Sculpture | Native American Jewelry | Fine Jewelry | Pottery | Kachinas Navajo Rugs | Traditional | Contemporary | Western | Wildlife | impressionism | Fine Art | Tom Gilleon Limited Edition Prints

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    Event Team

    Select team member's name to send a message. Visit the Directories' page to see all board members or additional important contacts. 

    National Chair and PAPNM Events Director 

    CaFE Administrator

    Membership Director

    Mail information to:
    P. O. Box 20503
    Albuquerque, NM

    Mail Payments to: 
    PAPNM Treasurer
    P.O. Box  1948
    Santa Fe, NM

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