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2023 Los Alamos non-juried paint out and show

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The Los Alamos Paint Out and Show is a cooperative effort between PAPNM and Fuller Lodge Art Center.

The public and collectors to attend the opening reception and view the show at the Fuller Lodge Art Center, located at 2132 Central Ave., Los Alamos, NM 87544.

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.

Show Schedule 

July 28th 

  • Workshop by Carole Belliveau ($115 additional fee) 
  • Workshop is full! Click here to register for the waitlist
  • 9 AM - 2 PM

July 28th

  • Stamping and Paint Out begins (once panels are stamped)
  • 4 - 5:30 PM, Location TBA

August 2nd

  • Art turn in 1 - 5 PM
  • Deliver artwork to FLAC Gallery  

August 4th

  • Opening Reception at FLAC, 5 - 7 PM

September 5 - 7

  • 10 am – 4 pm Retrieve unsold artwork 


Paint Out Locations will be shared in the welcome letter. 

Stamping will occur the evening of July 28th from 4-5:30 pm and July 29th, 8 - 10 AM. Stamping locations will be announced soon.  Stamping will also be available during open hours at Fuller Lodge Art Center.

Paint out will be held daily (once your panels are stamped on July 28th) through turn-in on August 2nd (5 PM at latest.)

Paint Out: July 28th at 4 PM (after stamping)
through August 2, 2023 (at turn-in)

Show Dates:  August 4 - September 2, 2023

Fuller Lodge Art Center, 2132 Central Ave. Los Alamos

Entry Requirements and Fees

  • Entry Fee $39
  • First 35 PAPNM Members who apply to the 2023 Los Alamos Paint Out and Show will be accepted into the show.
  • Due to PAPNM’s 501(c)6 status, only PAPNM members are allowed to exhibit. 
  • Each PAPNM artist will be allowed to enter two paintings that were completed during this event’s paint out.
  • While PAPNM signature and master signature members are welcome to participate, they will not be eligible for awards.
  • No minimum size. 
  • Maximum size per piece is 20” x 24” or 480 square inches unframed. 
  • All work must be at least 80% completed en plein air, during the paint outs.
  • Each artist must complete and turn in a FLAC inventory sheet for each submitted artwork. 
  • All applicants must register online here Event is full, but you can still register for the waitlist.


Entry Fee $39

All applicants must register online here - Event is full, but you can still register for the waitlist.

This call is for all current PAPNM members working in two-dimensional mediums limited to: oil media (traditional and water-mixable), wet media (acrylic, watercolor, and gouache), and dry media (pastel). Encaustics are acceptable. Digital work will not be considered for entry.

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



Carole Belliveau,
PAPNM Signature Member

Carole Belliveau was raised just outside New York City and attended Parsons School of Design in Manhattan for a year. Later she taught herself sculpture to craft one of a kind and limited edition dolls. Her own signature collection under the name Carole Bowing Dolls was introduced at the International Toy Fair each year to a large following of fans. She won many International Doll of the Year Awards. She also designed dolls, toy concepts and teddy bears for some of the largest toy companies such as Zapf, Hasbro, Tyco and Marie Osmond Dolls.

Carole moved West in 1997 and was excited by the unlimited vistas, incandescent color, and landscape of drama and light and was inspired to paint. After working in pastel for a number of years and selling through galleries, she entered The Academy of Art University in San Francisco graduating Cum Laude with a BFA in painting. Her passion for Plein Air Painting was born at the California coast and in the plains and mountains of New Mexico.

Carole has won many awards most notably the Grand Prize Winner of the Cadmium Award at TRAC 2019, and both the FASO BoldBrush Award in Oil and the Outstanding BoldBrush in Acrylic. She is a member of the Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society and has earned Signature Status in American Women Artists, Plein Air Painters of New Mexico and Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association. She served as both President and Signature Chair of Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association for several years and as Vice President of PAPNM. Her work is in both public and private collections, notably in the Monterey California Courthouse.

Garden Reflections by Carole Belliveau

    Palette Knife Painting with Carole Belliveau
    July 28, 2023 - 9 AM - 2 PM

    $115 per person
    Limited to 12 students

    Led by PAPNM Signature member, Carole Belliveau, this class is a great way to learn new skills and practice some tried and true basics that will level up your painting right before the paint out. 

    Beginner to intermediate oil painters will learn new palette knife skills including the use of each tool and effects they can make. Students will then practice proportional sketching following the Notan method of shapes in light and dark values, followed with the completion of a palette knife painting. As an added bonus, students are invited to show their class work and a previous painting during a Group Critique. 

    This is a rare opportunity with a small group of students where you will have one-on-one time with the Instructor.

     Click here to register for the waitlist 

    River Rush by Carole Belliveau

    Event Team

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

    Los Alamos Co-chair, PAPNM Communications Director

    Los Alamos Co-chair, PAPNM Past President

    PAPNM President

    PAPNM Events Director

    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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