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  • Acceptance into and awards in non-PAPNM National Shows
  • Featured Articles in National Magazines
  • Openings in National Galleries
  • Streamline Podcasts
  • Member-sponsored Workshops or Special Classes

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National and NM Shows:

  • Plein Air Painters of America
  • Outdoor Painters Society
  • Oil Painters of America
  • OPA Western Regional
  • 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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  • 10 Aug 2020 5:48 PM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    Featured Artwork: Barbara Coleman

    A Thousand Faces
    16 x 20 in.
    Oil on Linen Panel
    Available through Illume Gallery of Fine Art, St. George, Utah

    A Thousand Faces is the result of a study painted in the company of great friends, wonderful artists, and much laughter. It was October, and the group of plein air painters had pulled over to the side of the road and snuck between fence lines to paint the glowing cliffs.

    The backcountry of Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, is luminous and ancient. It is a landscape of paradoxes for the human soul: simultaneously fleeting and eternal. While now an expanse of desert canyons and cliffs, it used to be part of an ocean, the shorelines are preserved to this day. Ghost Ranch’s duality of being both rich in color and architectural elements, yet honed down to its essence, has captivated artist Barbara Coleman for much of her life. To begin coming to terms with this place, much less paint it, the artist must become unflinchingly present to the shining cliffs, radiant shadows and vast, cobalt sky; and then give herself completely away to them. The poet David Whyte writes: “Sometimes it takes a great sky to find that first, bright and indescribable wedge of freedom in your own heart.” This place, and this great sky, has that kind of power to create freedom of expression.

    On that sunny afternoon, laughter slowly gave way to intense focus and solitude as Barbara painted several studies, gathering her color notes and ideas to guide her future work. Afternoon flowed swiftly into evening and Venus hung brightly in the sky as she finished capturing the study that would later become A Thousand Faces.

    A Thousand Faces is part of the Oil Painters of America Virtual Western Regional Show hosted by Illume Gallery of Fine Art in St. George, Utah. It is available for purchase through Illume Gallery.

    Connect with Barbara online!
    Facebook Barbara (McReynolds) Coleman
    Instagram @barbaracolemanartist

    Barbara is a member of these art organizations:
    Oil Painters of America
    Pastel Society of America, Signature Member
    Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, Signature Member, Membership Director
    Women Artists of the West, Associate Member

    Oil Painters of America 29th National Juried Exhibition, RS Hanna Gallery, Fredericksburg, Texas

    Oil Painters of America Virtual Western Regional Exhibition, Illume Gallery of Fine Art, St. George, Utah

    ArtsThrive Art Exhibition, Albuquerque Art Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    Juried Members Online Exhibition, Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, Blumenschein Museum, Taos, New Mexico

  • 10 Aug 2020 2:25 PM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    Dates & Price

    11/16/2020 - 11/19/2020


    Sky Ranch Lodge
    1105 Airport Rd.
    Sedona, AZ, New Mexico 86336
    United States

    Contact Info

    Albert Handell

    More Details

    Sedona, AZ

    Mon. Nov. 16- Thurs. Nov. 19, 2020

    At The Sky Ranch Lodge

    1105 Airport Rd. - 855-516-1090


    Albert and Linda will be staying at the Lodge.




    The outdoor studio, fabulous varied subject and an excellent restaurant is right there...


    4 Day Plein Air Painting Workshop In Red Rock Country with Master Painter Albert Handell
    Tuition $750.
    Join this legend among artist for a four-day pastel & oil workshop!
    Workshop Coordinator Artist Michael Chesley Johnson -

    About the Workshop

    Each morning from 9:30-noon Albert will demonstrate and answer all questions.
    Afternoons 1-4:30 p.m. Painting in plein air with Albert’s help at your easel.




    “Coffee Pot Canyon Rock”…as viewed from the lodge….
    How to Register

    To sign up, a non-refundable deposit of $200 is required to register.  

    Please contact the Albert Handell Studio at 505-983-8373 or 

    You are welcome to pay your tuition deposit with any credit card (MC/Visa/Amex). Most artists prefer doing this by phone. If you pay be check, please call first to make sure that there is an opening before mailing your check.  

    Then make the check payable to Albert Handell and mail it to: 

    PO Box 9070,  
    Santa Fe NM 87504-9070

    A receipt will be sent to you for your tuition deposit. We will appreciate receiving the $550.00 balance on your tuition two months before the first day of the program or September 16, 2020. Receiving the full tuition two months prior to the program will help us from overbooking. 

    Refund Policy - Full refund at any time - minus the $200 non-refundable deposit.

    "Lifting Mist" painted in Sedona by Albert Handell, Pastel 12x18


    Where to Stay.


    If you want a Sedona experience of a lifetime....please consider staying at the lodge with Albert and Linda.... It is reasonably priced considering the quality of the rooms and the grounds....and certainly for the mouth watering and varied visuals, that we will be painting... and there is the airport restaurant which is very good and is a short walk, with beautiful subject matter everywhere.

    Other Accommodations...

    • For a reasonably priced place to stay we recommend - DAYS INN - 928-282-9166, 2991 West Highway 89A-S, Sedona 86336
    • For a beautiful view of the red rocks, we recommend SKY RANCH LODGE (where Linda and I will be staying) - 888-708-6400 - Local 928-282-6400, 1105 Airport Rd., Sedona 86339.
    • There are two convenient rooms available for students to lodge at Gandolfo Studio Space. Please contact Carol Gandolfo,carolgandolfo4950@gmail.comor 928-282-9166 - 2991

    We hope to see you this November

    Albert, Linda and Michael



    We will be painting at the Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Center on the second day. The visuals here are varied and extensive. Please view their video on



    On day 4 we will paint at Slide Rock State Park which also has endless varied subject matter.


    You are welcome to paint in the medium of your choice. Albert will be demonstrating each morning both with pastel and oil.


    I have received a number of phone calls and emails asking me to clarify my oil palette not just with colors but the colors and the brands.

    Though I do experiment a lot, my initial palette and brand from the very beginning was and basically still is Winsor Newton (WN)… beware I am not referring to their student grade which can be confusing, for the student grade is named Winton Newton. I don’t use them!


    All the following colors are WN except otherwise noted:

    • Titanium White
    • Cadmium Yellow Light
    • Cadmium Yellow Medium
    • Cadmium Orange
    • Cadmium Red Light
    • Alizarin Crimson Permanent
    • Vandyke Brown
    • Naples Yellow
    • Burnt Sienna
    • Serves Blue (Rembrandt)
    • Cobalt Blue
    • Ultramarine Blue
    • Veridian
    • Ivory Black

     I like to paint large oils in the studio, I find there is lots of mixing, and a lot of the tones I mix are middle tones, and I find having these already mixed middle tones on my palette a help.


    I hope this helps you and I’ll see you soon,


    To read all workshop info please head to my website.

  • 28 Jul 2020 12:34 PM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    PAPNM member, Ruth Marcanti, will be having a two-person show at the Jemez Springs Fine Art Gallery from August 7-20. There will be a reception on Saturday, August 8, from 2-4 pm. Exhibiting along with Ruth will be ceramic artist Jaymes Dudding who specializes in both wheel thrown and sculptural pieces.

  • 23 Jul 2020 4:27 PM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    PAPNM Members in the Albuquerque Museum Arts Thrive Show: Peggy Immel, Katherine Irish and Barbara Coleman. Congratulations. Other member participants?  Please inform the News Chair. 

  • 23 Jul 2020 4:24 PM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    PAPNM Members juried into the 2020 OPA Western Regional Exhibition are: Richard Prather, Carolyn Lindsey, Lee MacLeod, Barbara Coleman and  Lyn Boyer. It will be held at the at Illume Gallery of Fine Art in St George, Utah.  Congratulations all. 

    If your name is missing please notify the News Contact.

  • 17 Jul 2020 1:15 PM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    Albert Handel and Lyn Boyer are doing live demonstrations for the first ever Plein Air Live sponsored by Plein Air Magazine.

    Jane Hunt is participating in virtual Roundtable Discussion on Balancing Work Life: Issues facing Women Artists.

    Natasha Isenhour created a video for the event. It was interrupted by a snake!! while painting in the Bosque. 


  • 16 Jul 2020 5:17 PM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    Congratulations to the following PAPNM members participating in the Oil Painters of America  29th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils: Boyer Lyn,  Buselli Ellen, Coleman Barbara, Handell Albert, Brockbank Allen.

    Visit OPA 29th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils

    Please notify Halbert if your name is missing from this list.

  • 16 Jul 2020 4:16 PM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    Congratulations to the following PAPNM Members accepted into the AIS 21st Annual National Juried Exhibition :  Buselli Ellen, Byrne Michele, Chapin Jane, Hunt Jane, Lindsey CarolynLucena Margi, Sacran Jason, Clive Tyler


    Please inform Halbert if the list is inaccurate of if a name is missing.

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