Please join the PAPNM Board in welcoming Suzanne Morris and Thomas Wezwick as PAPNM's newest Signature Members, and Bill Gallen as our newest Master Signature Member. The PAPNM Board approved applications and nominations for these three memberships at its 3rd quarter 2015 meeting. Congratulations to Suzanne, Thomas and Bill on these hard-earned and well-deserved advancements!
Suzanne Morris resides in beautiful Nags Head, North Carolina, and paints in New Mexico at every opportunity. She is a Signature Member of the American Society of Marine Artists, and is represented by several galleries in North Carolina and elsewhere. Her work has been represented in shows by Women Artists of the West, American Impressionist Society and the Laguna Plein Air Association. Suzanne was featured in American Art Collector magazine in 2013 and 2014, and Southwest Art in 2013. She participated in the Salmagundi Club non-member's juried show earlier this year, and will join fellow PAPNM Signature members Lee MacLeod and Richard Prather, and Master Signature member Peggy Immel at the Plein Air Rockies event in Estes Park in August. Please visit her web site at www.suzannemorrisstudios.com for additional information.
Thomas Wezwick is based in Las Vegas, New Mexico, and has lived and painted in the southwest for the past 30 years. Well-known in PAPNM for his bold and dynamic brush work, he has participated and won awards with the Oil Painters of America and Arts for the Park shows and competitions, and many others. He has twice been a featured artist in Art of the West magazine, and conducted one-man shows at galleries in Santa Fe and Jackson, Wyoming. Learn more about Thomas at his website: atwez.fineartstudioonline.com.
Bill Gallen is a well-known New Mexico award-winning painter and instructor, and has been a PAPNM Signature member and occasional judge and juror in PAPNM shows and competitions since 2005. Bill has won awards in the prestigious Plein Air Southwest and Salon International shows in Texas, and participated in several national museum shows. He has been a featured artist in American Art Collector and Southwest Art magazines, and his work has been included in the 2006 book "Landscapes of New Mexico," and 2009's "Art Journey New Mexico." Bill is represented by Sage Creek Gallery, Santa Fe; Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery in Tucson, Arizona; and the Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery in Crested Butte, Colorado. More information on this exceptional artist is available at www.billgallen.com.