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  • 03 Dec 2018 5:06 PM | Anonymous

    J. Waid Griffin's one-man show at Purple Sage Gallery opens December 8, with a reception from 5 to 8 pm, and continues through December 31.

    Purple Sage Gallery is located at 201 San Felipe NW in Historic Old Town Albuquerque, NM. Phone 505-450-4059 for more information.

  • 01 Dec 2018 4:39 PM | Anonymous

    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 | Anonymous

    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 | Anonymous

    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 | Anonymous

    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 | Anonymous

    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 | Anonymous


    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 | Anonymous

    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 | Anonymous

    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”
  • 27 Aug 2018 12:33 PM | Anonymous

    Every 5 Miles: Painting the Way of Saint James - Sharon Bamber. I am now in France, ready to start walking and painting 1000 miles of the Way of Saint James with my donkey in a few days time!! Check out Sharon Bamber Fine Art as I'm going to be posting there as and when I can, so please visit  regularly to follow the journey!

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  • 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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