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News about PAPNM Members and Member-sponsored workshops. 

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  • 12 Oct 2020 9:22 AM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    Congratulations, Joe Anna, PAPNM Master Signature Member for the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award.  

  • 11 Oct 2020 11:44 AM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    The online segment is available here now. I purchased the video a year ago but am so glad I watched it again. The important concepts of perspective and value studies are very well explained and applied to buildings and cityscapes. Those of us who concentrate on landscapes without structures can benefit also. And for artists who now use the water soluble oils and palette knife, this video is invaluable.

  • 08 Oct 2020 12:12 PM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    L. Heath [Linda] Fine Art,
    Fusionism and Southwest Landscape Paintings


    Growing up in New Mexico, Heath has always been fascinated by the blending of ancient cultures here.  In addition, the future has always beckoned brightly to her through images from NASA’s deep space telescopes.  Now, with the next chapter of private space exploration developing rapidly, Heath has been inspired to create a new type of art called “Fusionism” or “Fusionist Art”.  Fusionism is a new art movement that blurs the lines among different cultures, fuses old and new painting media, and mixes human versus robotic-generated work. It is a perfect blend of her technical skills with ancient techniques and ideas.   I am inspired by ancient native cultures, digital images from NASA's Hubble space telescope, and the opening of Spaceport America in New Mexico.  

  • 08 Oct 2020 10:26 AM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    Congratulations to PAPNM Members, Peggy Immel and Lorie Batson,  award winners at the PAAC annual Show held this year at the Wilder Nightingale Gallery in Taos:

    Read the comments by judge, Frank LaLumia.

    Peggy Immel 1st Place Signature

    Lorie Batson Award of Merit

  • 30 Sep 2020 4:54 PM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    OUTDOOR PAINTER: Oct/Nov 2020 Issue.  6-page Full article with Demonstration: On the Road to Dramtic Skies.

     Plein Air Magazine Now on the Newstands

  • 22 Sep 2020 10:42 PM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    Join artist Michele Byrne for a live art demonstration on Booth Museum’s Facebook page (10:15 Santa Fe Time) .Byrne is recognized for her figurative plein air work and in recent years for her dynamic palette knife paintings. She has won numerous awards in her plein air and studio work including most recently the President’s Choice Award, American Impressionist Society, 2018. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to see Michele’s FREE demonstration on Booth’s Facebook pageL

  • 22 Sep 2020 12:28 PM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    1000 Miles: Walking & Painting the Way of Saint James

    Hi everyone, I’d like to share my journey with you. This is painting 1 of 200 that I painted as I walked 1000 Miles Walking & Painting the Way of Saint James.

    From September 1 2018 to March 3 2019, I walked 1000 miles (1600km) alongside my donkey from Le-Puy-en-Velay to Finisterre. Every 5 miles along the entire route, I set up my easel and painted. Each painting took 3 hours, the whole journey took 6 months. By the time I reached Finisterre, I had created a collection of 200 paintings, all painted on location during my journey, in all weathers and conditions.

    The plan was to share my paintings with you through a touring exhibition. Thanks to Covid, I don’t know when this will now be possible. So, starting today, I’d like to share them with you, one at a time. I hope you enjoy this collection of art that honours the Way, and that it brings back many memories or inspires future hopes and dreams.

    LIMITED EDITION BOOK OF All 200 PAINTINGS and accompanying narrative is now available here*.

    Sharon Bamber, Artist Member, PAPNM

    Sep 22, 2020

    #caminodesantiago #caminolife #camino #theway

    *It's a beautiful book. KLH

  • 26 Aug 2020 4:32 PM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    Lyz Bonham, Jane Chapin, Madina Croce, Kathleen Eaton, Jane Hunt,Peggy Immel, Michael Chesley Johnson, Margie Lucena, Jason Sacran and Clive Tyler were all juried into this Online Show. Only 290 were chosen out of 2172 entries!! Congratulations!!

    The judge is Ned Mueller with awards to be announced. Sept 9!

  • 25 Aug 2020 11:45 AM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    Congratulations to Plein Air Painters of New Mexico (PAPNM) member, Lyn Boyer, for receiving the award of excellence from the highly regarded organization, Oil Painters of America.  We are happy for you.  And thank you again for judging our PAPNM's 2020 Taos Plein Air shows.

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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
  • 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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