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News about PAPNM Members and Member-sponsored workshops. 

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  • 25 Nov 2019 8:24 PM | Anonymous

    I just received the happy news that I was selected as a new American Impressionist Society Signature Member.

    Joe Anna Arnett

  • 12 Nov 2019 10:19 PM | Anonymous

    PAPNM member, watercolorist, author and illustrator:

    Erik Speyer’s book, Kubi Meets Rosita, won best Picture Book for New Mexico and Arizona at the 2019 NM and AZ Book Awards. Erik illustrated the book first, then wrote the story. The Spanish version got a medal from the 2019 International Latino Book Awards in LA earlier this year. Erik's book is available on Amazon.

  • 08 Oct 2019 9:13 AM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    Hear me talk about my 1000-Mile walking and painting expedition on the Plein Air Podcast with Eric Rhoads!…/

    This was great fun. I thought I’d be incredibly nervous, knowing how many people listen to the Plein Air Podcast, but Eric Rhoads was wonderful and really put me at ease. As we were talking, he also issued a surprising and exciting invitation – listen to find out!

  • 18 Aug 2019 7:22 PM | Anonymous

    Nancy Silvia will be spending two weeks in September as an Artist in Residence at Cape Cod National Seashore.  She will stay in one of the historic "dune shacks"  on the outer Cape, listening to the surf and returning to her roots painting seascapes.

    "Almost Evening"

  • 10 Jul 2019 7:26 PM | Anonymous

    New Works at 7 Arts Gallery, "Inhabitants of the Land" hangs for the month of July at 7 Arts Gallery, 125 Lincoln Avenue in Santa Fe, near the plaza. Please join us for an artist reception on Friday, July 12, from 5 to 7 pm.

  • 11 May 2019 5:53 PM | Anonymous

    7 Arts Gallery at 125 Lincoln Avenue in Santa Fe will host Nancy Silvia's June Exhibition "NIGHT AND DAY - Recent Paintings". The Opening Reception will be Friday June 7, from 5 to 7pm.

    Heading into Evening, Pastel, 12x16

  • 01 May 2019 6:45 PM | Anonymous

    Peter Grab's painting "North of Santa Fe" was selected as part of the FAV15 % in the March 2019 Bold Brush Painting competition. 

  • 21 Feb 2019 2:28 PM | Anonymous

    Taos Treasures: the Plein Air Creative Process

    Wednesday, February 27, from 5:30-6:30 PM. Fechin Studio, Taos

    Have you ever wanted to peek inside the mind of an artist at the moment they find their Muse? The beauty of New Mexico has a long history of luring the outdoor painter, demanding to be captured in some form of permanence. In fact, some of the best painters in the world come to Taos to do just that!

    Three Master Signature members of Plein Air Painters of New Mexico (PAPNM), Clive Tyler, Paul Murray and Peggy Immel, will share some of their outdoor painting processes, answering questions such as: What attracts them to a scene? How do they evaluate the subject and form a plan for the painting? How do they then implement that plan in an environment with ever-changing light? What are the challenges of painting outdoors? What are some of their favorite painting stories? This discussion will be moderated by John Meister, immediate past president of PAPNM.

    Tickets are free for members, $10 for non-members.
    To RSVP or purchase tickets, please call 575-758-2690.

  • 17 Feb 2019 2:22 PM | Anonymous

    Every 5 Miles with Sharon Bamber: Continuing the painting/pilgrimage through France and Spain with 100+ km to go.

    Feb 7. Calvor to Sarria. So Sarria is where the majority of folks start "The Camino" as the requirement to be able to receive a Compostela certificate is to walk the 100km+ to Santiago from here.
    We are tired so planning a rest day, maybe two, before the final push to Santiago and Fisterra. Did a nice castle painting just the small remains on the hill overlooking the town. Set up the pod as it looked like rain but it didn't materialise.
    Pretty happy with it and the pod did not attract too much attention.
    Into town, time for a break.

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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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