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  • 01 Dec 2018 4:39 PM | Melody Sears (Administrator)

    130 artworks (out of more than 400 entries) by 73 artists (15 Signature Members and 58 Artist Members, 35% from out of state) were juried into the Annual PAPNM Juried Members Show.  Additionally, twenty honors works by nine Master Signature Members, Judge Ray Roberts, two Jurors, and nine Board of Director members are on exhibit. Special thanks goes to Southwest Art Magazine, Western Art Collector, and Sorrel Sky Gallery for their amazing generosity and enthusiasm. 

    • Best of Show: Barbara Coleman, “Pond Up North” (oil), $5200 value
    • Best of Signature Members: Damien Gonzales, “Little Rapids on the Rio Chama” (oil), $3200 value
    • Best of Artist Members: Lee MacLeod, “Shadow Play, Abiquiu” (oil), $2500 value
    • Award of Excellence – Nocturne: Lyn Boyer, “Rabbit Ears Motel” (oil), $1050 value
    • Award of Excellence – Oil Media: Meridee Mendio, “Cottonwoods", $1050 value
    • Award of Excellence – Wet Media: Mike Simpson, “Petrichor”, $1050 value
    • Award of Excellence – Dry Media: Seung Youn, “Hidden Creek”, $1050 value
    • Louisa McElwain Memorial Award: Loretta Domaszewski, “Riverside Willow” (oil), $700 value
    • Jeffrey Potter Memorial Award: Dick Wimberly, “Love in Bloom” (oil), $700 value
    • Honorable Mention – Oil Media: Carol Benally, “Arizona Vista” (oil), $400 value
    • Honorable Mention – Wet Media: Eric Speyer, “Canyon de Chelly” (water color), $400 value
    • Honorable Mention – Dry Media: Felix Voltsinger, “Mighty Sycamore Trees, New Mexico” (graphite on paper), $400 value
    • Honorable Mention – Figure in the Landscape: Jane Chapin, “Old Town Estonia” (oil), $400 value
    • Artists’ Choice: John Meister, “Prickly Heat” (oil), $400 value

    See photos of entries on the PAPNM website at

  • 27 Nov 2018 5:11 PM | Melody Sears (Administrator)

    Nancy Silvia enjoyed a month-long Artist-in-Residence (AIR) stay at Aztec Ruins National Monument in September. Housed in an RV in the park grounds, Nancy had uninterrupted work time to sketch and study the ruins during a stretch of beautiful weather.

    She recommends that plein air artists apply for the many AIR grants available through individual National Parks or the National Parks Arts Foundation:

    Nancy plans to exhibit pastels from Aztec Ruins early next year at Canyon at Palace Fine Art in Santa Fe.

  • 27 Nov 2018 4:37 PM | Melody Sears (Administrator)

    Tobi Clement's painting, "CLIMATIC ENDING", was selected as part of the FAV15% (jury's favorite 15% of the entries) in the October 2018 BoldBrush Painting competition.

    You may view the collection of FAV15% paintings, including Tobi's at:

  • 31 Oct 2018 12:02 PM | Melody Sears (Administrator)

    Two PAPNM members, Lois Griffel and Diane Arenberg, are interviewed in Southwest Art magazine in the article, "Meet 12 Women Who Are Making Their Marks." Check out the link below:

  • 26 Oct 2018 12:07 PM | Melody Sears (Administrator)

    I'm very pleased that my painting, "Sandhills in the Wash", was selected as part of the FAV15% (jury's favorite 15% of the entries) in the September 2018 BoldBrush Painting competition.

  • 26 Oct 2018 12:01 PM | Melody Sears (Administrator)


    A solo exhibition of close-subject oil paintings by John Meister

    Nov. 2-30, 2018 (Show Reception-Friday, Nov. 16, 5-8 PM) at Purple Sage Gallery, in Historic Old Town, 201 San Felipe NW, Albuquerque, NM

  • 10 Oct 2018 3:24 PM | Melody Sears (Administrator)

    PAPNM Signature artist, Suzanne Morris, was juried into the NOAPS Best of America small works show at Richland Fine Art in Nashville where her painting, "Morning Sparkles", won an award of merit.

    Her paintings "Morning Sparkles 2" and "Harbor" were juried into the 25th International Marine Exhibition at Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR.

  • 01 Oct 2018 4:55 PM | Melody Sears (Administrator)

    PAPNM's partnership with Fuller Lodge Art Center for the Los Alamos Non-Juried Event & Show in September was a success with 53 paintings by 31 participating artists on display. Judge for this event was Natasha Isenhour.

    • 1st Place - Pat Leister, “Morning Light”
    • 2nd Place - Peter Grab, “Overlook”
    • 3rd Place - James Trigg, “ Jemez Headwaters “
    • Honorable Mention - Stacy Erickson. “Valle Grande”
  • 05 Sep 2018 6:35 PM | Melody Sears (Administrator)

    Simplifying the Landscape In Pastel with Carolyn Caldwell
    One day plein air workshop in Corrales, NM, September 29, 2018

    For more information and to register go to:

  • 28 Aug 2018 2:58 PM | Melody Sears (Administrator)

    I have had a number of people ask me recently when my next workshop will happen. I have decided to do a combination studio/plein air 4-day workshop here at my home in Santa Fe. The dates will be October 8th-11th 2018. The seminar will allow the student the option of what he or she wants to accomplish, be it in the studio or outside my house. Those who have been here at my studio, know there is plenty of options for painting just by stepping outside. For details, please contact me at the listed email or phone # below.

    Thanks so much and happy painting to all!


    Roger Williams

    505 670 5320

    Shown below: After a Morning Rain, 24x36 oil

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