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2024 Los Alamos non-juried paint out and show

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SEE THE SHOW ALBUM HERE After the Paint Out!


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 26th 

  • Workshop by Peggy Immel ($100 additional fee) 
  • 12 students maximum 
  • Register below
  • 9 AM - 3 PM

July 26th

  • Stamping and Paint Out begins (once panels are stamped)
  • 3 - 5:30 PM, Location TBA (within 10 minute drive of Fuller Lodge)

July 27th

  • Stamping available, time and location TBD.

July 28th

  • Figure Painting with the Los Alamos Life Drawing Group (outdoors, located TBD) 9-12 pm 

July 31st

  • Art turn in 1 - 4 PM
  • Deliver artwork to the Fuller Lodge Art Gallery (FLAC)  

August 2nd

  • Opening Reception at FLAC, 5 - 7 PM

August 31

  • 10 am – 1 pm Retrieve unsold artwork 


Click here: Prospectus

Paint Outs

Paint Out Locations will be shared in the welcome letter. 

Stamping will occur Friday July 26th and July 27th. Stamping locations will be announced in July.  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 26th) through turn-in on July 31st(4 PM at latest.)


Volunteer Sign up is live!  Volunteer Sign Up

I am also looking for a co-chair to help during the event. Email Rachel at to find out more. 

Paint Out: July 26th at 3 PM (after stamping)
through July 31, 2024 (at turn-in no later than 4 pm)

Show Dates:  August 2 - 30, 2024

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: Sign Up


Entry Fee $39

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



Morning Reverie, 20x20, oil.

Willows and Snow, 9x12, oil

    Workshop by Peggy Immel

    A Path to Plein Air Success

    July 26, 2024 - 9 AM - 3 PM

    $100 per person
    Limited to 12 students

    Members, click here to register for the workshop or for more information:  SIGN UP HERE

    Not a member? See Join Us



    My landscapes are inspired by my love of the outdoors and the unique beauty of the land near my home in Taos. Each painting begins with an idea. Sometimes that idea is inspired by the light, or a color scheme, or the pattern of light and dark. And sometimes it is a philosophical idea, or a poem or a short phrase that provides the spark. The idea always generates a visual point of view and from there the painting begins. I enjoy contrast and the visual tension it brings, so I include it in many aspects of my work, from the texture of the paint to the value patterns in the painting itself. And, as I paint, I continuously remind myself about my reasons for beginning the painting in the first place with the final goal of producing a painting that conveys all of this to the viewer.



    Peggy was born in Phoenix, Arizona, lived in Boston for over thirty years, and ultimately returned to her western roots when she and her husband, Steve, settled in Taos, New Mexico, where they now live.


    Her educational background includes architectural studies at Arizona State University and classes at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA, the DeCordova Museum School, Lincoln, MA, and the Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT. She is a Master Signature Member of Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, a Signature Member of Plein Air Artists Colorado, and a Signature Member of American Women Artists.


    Peggy’s paintings have been included in national exhibitions and have received numerous awards including a Best of Show in 2013 in the MAA Exhibition at the Museum of the Southwest in Midland, TX, a Best of Show at the 2013 Plein Air Painters of New Mexico Annual Juried Exhibition, and a Best of Show Trustees’ Award at the 2014 Millicent Rogers Museum Annual Miniature Exhibition in Taos, NM. Her most recent awards include the Artists Choice Award for "Winter Impression" at the 2019 Plein Air Artists Colorado National Juried Exhibition, First Place for "Grandpa Tied the Flies" at the 2021 Sedona Plein Air Festival, Sedona AZ , and a Best of Show Trustees’ Award for "Golden Light" at the 2022 Millicent Rogers Museum Annual Miniature Exhibition in Taos, NM .

    Kerrema, 6x8, oil

    Event Team

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

    Rachel Pearson (Rachel's email to be used for this eveent,


    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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