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  • 07 Jun 2024 1:57 PM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)



    Pastel World Article by Tai Meng Lim:

    Could you kindly provide us with a concise overview of your background as a pastel artist and mentor?

    I studied drawing at the Art Students League of New York on Saturdays when I was 16 and when I was 20 (1957) I started working there daily with Oils.
    In 1966, out of curiosity, I decided to experiment with pastels and found them wonderful. I was like a fish going into water. My exhibition at the ACA gallery in New York City that September (1966) had a large room for my oils and a smaller room for my pastels. Pastel at that time was considered a secondary medium and yet I preferred the pastel.

    The editor of Watson Guptill Art Book Publications came to the show and was very impressed and asked me to be part of the re-editing of their book (Pastel Painting Step by Step by Elinore Lathrop Sears). The book came out in 1968 and I became very well known for my pastels and was asked to judge the first exhibition of the Pastel Society of America in 1972. I continued working with pastel in the studio with portraits and nudes. 


    Read More (scroll down):   Pastel_World_5th_ALBERT_HANDEL.pdf,

    Albert Handell, PAPNM Master Signature Member

  • 30 May 2024 6:02 PM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    Click here for ALL Show images.

    Congratulations to Jay Parks, PAPNM Member for his award:

    Congratulations to all  PAPNM Members juried into the Spring Online AIS Show.

    PAPNM Paintings (for the indicated websites, go to the AIS link above; these are screenshots):

    Please write to if your name is missing.

  • 30 May 2024 11:24 AM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    2000 Bellamah Ave NW

    Albuquerque NM 87104


    (next to Hotel Albuquerque at Hotel Chaco)

    Only 15 artists have been selected.

    PAPNM Members smong them:

    Natasha Isenhour, Mike Mahon, Albert Handell, Paul Murray, Katherine Irish, Lorenzo Chavez, Marilyn Drake, Lee McVey

    Natasha Isenhour

    Mike Mahon

    Please write to if you are in the show as well or have images to add.

  • 27 May 2024 2:07 PM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    PAPNM Member, Dianne Stoffel, in the Pasatiempo

    Manager of the Step Up Gallery at the Los Alamos  Mesa Public Library

    With high praise in the latest Pasatiempo:

    The Pasatiempo editor recommends the current exhibit at the Step Up Gallery at the Los Alamos Mesa Public Library running through Jun 25: 

    Off Grid - Women of the Mesa

    The gallery is beautiful, well worth the visit.  The library is located at: 

    2400 Central Avenue, Los Alamos

    Current Hours


    Monday: 10am-8pm
    Tuesday: 10am-8pm
    Wednesday: 10am-8pm
    Thursday: 10am-8pm
    Friday: 10am-6pm
    Saturday: 10am-5pm
    Sunday: 1pm – 5pm

  • 24 May 2024 1:14 PM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    From the Karen Wray Gallery:

    "Please join us for our Spring 2024 Group Art Exhibition! Opening night is Thursday, May 30 from 4:30-6:30pm.

    We have two new artists in the gallery, Tom Blazier and Karen Halbert, and would love for you to see their beautiful work, and the work of all our artists!

    Stop by for the Opening, then have a lovely dinner at one of Los Alamos's restaurants for an evening out!

    The Karen Wray Gallery is located at 1247 Central Ave. Suite D-2 in Los Alamos. We're open Mon-Fri 11-4 and Sat 1-4. "

    View paintings by Tom Blazier, Karen Halbert, Richard Prather and Jaye Buros (new PAPNM member) in this group show.

  • 23 May 2024 12:59 PM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    Congratulations to Kathleen Reilly, PAPNM Member, one of the top 30 finalists for 13th Annual Art Competition for Plein Air Salon.

    Click here for all 30 finalists

  • 08 May 2024 11:37 AM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    Please let me know if you are participating with your gallery at this Saturday's Canyon Road Paint Out. I am adding one that I know, Marilyn Wightman.

    Include the gallery address and an image though I might just list the papnm members who respond with the gallery AND its address. And/Or send me a map of the participants.

    Also to be seen painting on the Road will be Natasha Isenhour at the Ventana Gallery and Donna Barnhill across the street at the Underwood Gallery (225).

  • 08 May 2024 8:55 AM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    American Women Artists' 2024 Online Juried Show

    Congratulations to PAPNM Signature Members for their entries into this prestigious show: Carole Belliveau and Natasha Isenhour.

    and awards presentation link on utube:

  • 05 May 2024 1:55 PM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    Katherine Gauntt, 8x6, NM Watercolor Spring Award

    Congratulations to Katherine, PAPNM Member for the award.

    Please write to if you also won an award (and are a PAPNM member) or when the full exhibit is posted on the NM Watercolor Society website:

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