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  • 11 Sep 2014 1:55 PM | Anita Blythe

    ALBERT HANDELL OPA AWARD

    Albert Handell received the Bronze Medal Award from the Master Signature Division, at  the 23rd National Annual Exhibition of the Oil Painters of America, for his oil painting "In the Cedar Grove of Mendocino", 20x30. The Exhibition was held at the Bennington Center of the Arts, Benington, Vermont, June 7 - July 27, 2014.


  • 03 Sep 2014 1:10 PM | Reid Bandeen

    PAPNM welcomes Rosie Sandifer as our newest Signature Member.  Rosie is a nationally recognized plein air landscape painter, and is also a talented figure and portrait painter and sculptor.  She has received awards for her painting and sculpture from the Allied Artists of America, Audubon Artists, Pen & Brush Club, Texas Fine Art Association, Western Wyoming Plein Air, Paint the Parks Association, Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Society and American Artists Professional League and National Sculpture Society, where she is a Fellow member. Besides being featured in the Southwest Art (1991) and Western Art Collector (2012) publications, Rosie’s work was included in the 2013 book Art of the National Parks, in addition to many other publications.  Rosie currently exhibits with the Joe Wade Fine Art and Zaplan Lampert Gallery in Santa Fe, Total Arts Gallery in Taos, and galleries in Washington, Massachusetts and New York.   Learn more about Rosie’s distinguished life-long career in art at her web site www.rosiesandifer.com, or visit her at the upcoming Grand Canyon Celebration of Art/Grand Canyon Plein Air event September 13-21, 2014.  

  • 08 May 2014 5:29 PM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    PAPNM welcomes Paul Murray as a new Master Signature member.  Paul is a nationally recognized New Mexico artist and instructor.  Paul has won numerous awards in national art association shows and competitions, including the International Association of Pastel Societies, the Pastel Society of America and the Pastel Society of New Mexico.  His work is held in the permanent collections of many public and private institutions including the U.S. State Department and the University of New Mexico. He is included in the Master’s Circle of the International Association of Pastel Societies and is a Master Pastellist with the Pastel Society of America.  Paul currently exhibits with the Weems Galleries in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Francesca Anderson Fine Art in Boston, as well as via his web site http://www.murrayfineart.com

  • 06 Mar 2014 12:31 PM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)


    PAPNM welcomes Albert Handell as our latest Master Signature member. Albert is a nationally and internationally-recognized artist, author, mentor and instructor, residing in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He works in both pastel and oils, and has won numerous awards in national gallery and museum shows in both media. His work is held in the permanent collections of many museums, universities and private and institutional collectors throughout the U.S. and in Canada. He is a recognized Master Artist with the Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society, and is one of three living artists elected to the Pastel Society of America's Pastel Hall of Fame. Albert currently exhibits with Mountainsong Galleries in Carmel, California, and Ventana Fine Art Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he has been featured in annual one-man shows since 1987. Please visit Albert's web site at www.alberthandell.com to appreciate the full scope of his extraordinary artistic career.


    Woods Interiors,17x18,WC&Pastel, $7,500
    Will be shown at the Members Annual Exhibition at the Gary Kim Gallery
  • 21 Feb 2014 10:37 AM | Janet Shaw Amtmann


    Sears won an Award of Excellence for her pastel painting, Silver Fire Sunset, at the American Plains Artists 29th Annual Juried Exhibit & Sale held in Kerrville, TX, Feb 6 - March 2, 2014.

  • 15 Dec 2013 3:00 PM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    PAPNM past president, Carla Forrest, featured in Plein Air Magazine’s Outdoor Painter.
    “Building Layers in a Palette Knife Painting”

    Carla Forrest's pieces have the tiles of color and incised lines one might expect from a palette knife painting, but a chat with the New Mexico artist reveals an even more complex painting process.

    https://www.outdoorpainter.com/building-layers-in-a-palette-knife-painting/


  • 07 Dec 2013 8:53 AM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)
    This is a new article with an extensive color chart display. Also, note the many other very useful articles, including Digital Imaging for Artists.
  • 07 Aug 2013 4:29 PM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    PAPNM welcomes Damien Gonzales as a Signature Member. The Board unanimously approved Damien's application at the July 27th Board meeting. Congratulations Damien!


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News Types

Please enjoy recent news about our members: 

  • Acceptance into and awards in non-PAPNM National Shows
  • Featured Articles in National Magazines
  • Openings in National Galleries
  • Streamline Podcasts
  • Member-sponsored Workshops (note: workshops will be deleted from this news blog after completion)

Sample News Sources:

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
  • LPAPA
  • 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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P. O. Box 20503
Albuquerque, NM 
87154-0503

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