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  • 17 Oct 2021 8:06 PM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    Michele Byrne:

    "THRILLED to find out that I won an Award of Excellence at the Oil Painters of America Western Exhibit!!

    Thank you OPA and thank you Jeremy Goodding for the award and your thoughts about my piece.

    Congratulations to all the award winners at the Mary R. Koch Arts Center in Wichita, Kansas!"

  • 29 Sep 2021 4:24 PM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    Allen Brockbank
    Best of Show, PAPNM 2020 SFPAF
    2020 Santa Fe Plein Air Fiesta

    PAPNM Member, Allen Brockbank, has been in the news this year: 

    This past Feb, he was listed in the Southwest Art Magazine as an "Artist to Watch" :

    And now,  the November 2021 issue of Plein Air Magazine has listed him as one of "10 Artists to Collect Now".

    Visit his website:

  • 29 Sep 2021 10:45 AM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    Plein Air Division

    Combined Studio/Plein Air Division

    Congratulations to the PAPNM members, Beth Winfield and Michele Byrne for their awards in this prestigious organization.

    Oil Painters of America 2021 "Spirit of Santa Fe" Wet Paint Competition Plein Air Division (scroll down)

  • 10 Sep 2021 8:36 AM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

                    Prismatic Aura


    "I received MASTER PASTELIST from the Pastel Society of America after winning an award in the 2021 Enduring Brillance Exhibit. This beautiful exhibit can be seen at "Prismatic Aura" is shown above. Thank you to the juror of awards, Emily A. Beeny, PhD, Curator in Charge of European Paintings, Fine Arts Museum of San Franscisco and thank you to everyone who works so hard to make the show possible. Who would have ever thought? I am so proud to join many pastelists whom I admire in this distinction."

  • 03 Sep 2021 3:24 PM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    "So many wonderful things happening! I just got my letter notifying me that I am advancing to the signature level of American Women Artists for 2022! Honored all to bits!!"

    And from Peggy Immel:  

    "It's always wonderful to receive an email with great news, so a big thank you to Executive Director Sandra Harris and the American Women Artists for the congratulatory note letting me know that I'd been granted Signature status. I'm psyched!"

  • 03 Sep 2021 3:15 PM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    Congratulations to Michele for an Award of Excellence at the OPA Convention in Santa Fe:

    "I was VERY honored to win an award of excellence at the wet paint Exhibit. We painted at El Rancho de las Golondrinas one afternoon, and I painted the artist Nugzari Novikoff from Tbilisa, Georgia while he was hard at work."

    PAINTING HISTORY- 16” x 12” - cobra oil paint
    "What drew me to paint this piece was the strong directional shapes of the shadows in the courtyard.
    He just happened to be standing in the most dramatic shadow triangle.
    Initially I didn’t think I would paint it - because he was in the way. But since I knew he wasn’t going to move, I decided to work with the composition as it looked."

  • 01 Sep 2021 2:05 PM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    What: 7 Visions of the West: landscape paintings by members of the Bettina Steinke Studio Group Where: Abiquiú Inn 21120 US 84, Abiquiú
    When: Through Sept. 30. An opening reception with the artists will be held 4:30 to about 6 p.m., July 29
    Note: Artists from the group will be painting on location at various times during the duration on the exhibit. Their next scheduled date for location painting is July 24

    See whole Rio Grande Sun article: RioGrandeSunBettinaSteinke .pdf

    Some PAPNM Participating Members: Marcia Williams, Cecilia Robertson, Nancy Davis, Lee MacLeod, Paula Devereaux. The group was formed by Bill Gallen, PAPNM Master Signature Artist.

  • 13 Aug 2021 5:01 PM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    Ten artists based in New Mexico talk about their work: 

    Click here (scroll down)

    Congratulations to the PAPNM Members in the article.

    Connie Falk

    Krysteen Waszak

    Richard Prather

    Carla Forrest

  • 15 Jul 2021 2:47 PM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    Read about the Los Alamos Library Step Up Gallery with the Exhibits' Coordinator, Diane Stoffel-Ryan, PAPNM member,  here (name misspelled in article).

  • 04 Jul 2021 10:24 PM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    From Carole (PAPNM Vice President):

    "I am thrilled to hear that I was Awarded First Place for my painting Classic! in the Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association's Signature Artists Show last night. A big thank you to Paul Kratter for this honor and to my friends on the west coast that have been so supportive."

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  • Outdoor Painters Society
  • Oil Painters of America
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  • American  Watercolor Society
  • National Watercolor Society
  • Pastel Society of America 
  • American Women Artists
  • American Impressionist Society
  • La Biennale di Venezia
  • Plein Air Artists of Colorado
  • Masterworks of New Mexico
  • Women Artists of the West
  • Albuquerque Museum ArtsThrive

Featured Articles:

  • American Art Collector
  • Western Art Collector
  • Southwest Art
  • Art of the West
  • Plein Air Magazine
  • Outdoor Painter
  • Fine Art Connoisseur
  • Art in America
  • International Artist Magazine.

Other Sources:

  • Streamline Podcasts
  • Other National Shows
  • Member Workshops
  • Acceptance into Nationally known gallery
  • Participation as PACE or Plein Air Live Demonstration or Field Artist

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