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  • 14 Jun 2018 3:32 PM | Anonymous

    Invite the  Intuitive Into Your Pastel Painting Process

    with Tobi Clement

    Scheduled for August 29 - September 2, 2018, this workshop/retreat will focus on the importance of cultivating both technique and intuition in your artwork. Cost includes lodging, three meals a day and workshop for $560. Located at the Pecos Benedictine Monastery (40 minutes drive from Santa Fe). For more information contact Tobi at

  • 14 Jun 2018 1:23 PM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    Plein Air Workshop

    Dick Wimberly

    June 20-22

    Capture the beauty of Llano Estacado in this three day workshop on location.

    Each day will focus on a different set of subjects: rustic outdoor scenery, verdant garden life, and clouds of the New Mexico sky.

    Join Dick Wimberly in this outdoor painting class. Each day he will discuss painting principles and demonstrate techniques in his limited color plein air pallet. Participants will choose their subjects and be guided through producing their own works.

    Attendees can expect to work on at least two paintings per day. After the workshop participants will have the option of hanging their work alongside a Plein Air Painters of New Mexico exhibition at Clovis Community College.

    All locations will be in the Clovis area.

    Workshop cost is $200. Reserve your spot call 505 934 5432 or sending a $100 deposit Dick Wimberly 3368 Governor Miles Road Santa Fe NM 87507. Lodging discounts arranged through Carolyn Lindsey..(575) 472-3542 or

    Dick is a plein air artist whose paintings communicate the moods and seasons of nature. He has been given the gift of translating what he see and feels into paint on canvas and feels a responsibility and obligation to share that gift. Dick's work is characterized by a sense of authenticity he prefers to paint on location to better capture the feel of his subject.

    He has been painting outdoors for 40 years, and has taught art to everyone from children in Albuquerque Public Schools to adults at Eastern New Mexico University.

    Dick has been a professional artist since graduation from Eastern New Mexico University. He has studied with Wilson Hurley, Clyde Aspevig and Michael Lynch.

    Dick Wimberly serves as the Vice President of the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico and is a member of the Oil Painters of America and of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association.

  • 13 Jun 2018 4:35 PM | Anonymous

    A Land of Resilience in the Face of Decay: New Mexico and Plein Air Tips

    PAPNM Member John Meister penned an article recently published in Outdoor Painter (The Home of Plein Air Magazine)--well  worth a read! Click on the link below to access it.

  • 13 May 2018 6:53 PM | Anonymous

    Palette Knife Painting Still Life - OIL CLASS
    Friday, May 18, 2018 | From 10A - 5P |
    $125 BYOM / $140 Materials Included + Tax

    Learn how to be bold in your still-life painting and let your own voice sing! Michelle Chrisman will teach you how to make bold, decisive, strokes in thick,
    luscious oil paints using a palette knife. You will learn how to move color
    and to create value and form. Students will learn about principles of
    expressionism, including working to create mood and ideas. This workshop is open to all levels of painters - beginning to advanced.

    Artisan May 2018 workshop.pdf

  • 13 May 2018 6:44 PM | Anonymous

    Art School Workshop:  Plein Air Landscape with Michelle Chrisman
    Class Fee: $150 / $135 for Harwood Members
    Materials: Students will be provided a supply list upon registration
    Join noted artist, Michelle Chrisman, for a weekend of plein air landscape painting surrounded by beautiful spring scenery. All skill levels and painting mediums are welcome. In this outdoor workshop, students will paint several small studies and two medium paintings per day. This workshop will explore outdoor landscape painting utilizing spectral light in the principles of the French impressionists. The plein air painting method incorporates the use of large simplified shapes, correct color values, strong light / shadow pattern,
    color temperature shifts and hard & soft edges.
    Saturday & Sunday, May 26 & 27 // 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Albuquerque, NM // North Valley & Corrales locales

    2018 Spring Plein Air Flyer.pdf

  • 13 May 2018 6:23 PM | Anonymous

    I am pleased to share that I have had 2 solo shows in 2018. One in Lexington, VA in February and the current show, "Simply Southern", at On the Waterfront Gallery in Apalachicola, Fl. It opened with an artist reception, May 4 and will run through the end of the month.

    I am honored and humbled that my painting "Morning Sparkles" was juried into the NOAPS Best of America small works show at Richland Fine Art in Nashville TN, April 30- May 26. I am thrilled to announce that the painting won an award of merit at the opening reception May 4.

    I am looking forward to the plein air season... I will be painting in the Carmel Art Festival, May 16-20, Plein Air Southwest, Rockland Center for the Arts, May 20-27, and the Parrsboro International Plein Air Festival in Canada, June14-17.

    Suzanne G. Morris, ASMA, PAPNM, PAAC, WAOW
    Studio de la Mar
    PO Box 1213
    Nags Head, NC 27959

  • 30 Mar 2018 12:38 PM | Anonymous

    Signature Member Damien Gonzales received an Honorable Mention at the 2nd Annual American Impressionist Society Impressions Small Works Showcase. Below is a link to the AIS page to review the entire show. AIS also has some video and other information on their Facebook page. Attached is a better picture of Damien's 8”x10” oil on panel.
    2nd Annual AIS Impressions Small Works Showcase

  • 30 Mar 2018 12:27 PM | Anonymous

    A dream vacation filled with art and beauty / Ming Franz Tuscany Workshop
    Join Ming on an adventure to the beautiful La Romita School of Art in Italy,
    May 21 - 31, 2018. There will be tons to do: enjoy sightseeing, plein air painting, studio time, museums, explore art, architecture, cuisine, shopping and more!
    Visit the website for details about the school:

    Visit Ming's website to view her work

    Please sign up soon to secure your place!
    Contact the artist for questions: or 505-281-4956

    Dates: May 21 - 31, 2018
    • Arrival Rome on 21st before 10:30 am.
    • Depart Rome on May 31 at 10:30 am sharp.
    • Airfare to and from Rome is not included.
    • Transportation to La Romita is provided.
    • Fee: $2,700.00 USD
    • Fee includes Ming's class and double occupancy room for 10-day stay, meals and lunches for outings. **Single occupancy additional $300.
    To complete your enrollment, please go to

    Click on Ming's class info and fill out the enrollment form at the bottom of the page.
    A school representative will contact you to finalize details.

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