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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 or Special Classes

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

  • 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.

  • 08 Mar 2018 6:27 PM | Anonymous

    Hello Painters,
    Attached is a flyer for a workshop that I am doing in Albuquerque in April.
    I hope that you can attend!

    Figure Flyer 2018.pdf

  • 08 Mar 2018 4:50 PM | Anonymous

    PAPNM member, Marian Berg, will be exhibiting her landscape paintings at O'Niells Heights Community Art Gallery, 3301 Juan Tabo NE, Albuquerque, NM. The opening reception for "Images of Earth and Sky" is Tuesday, March 20, 2018, from 5 pm to 7 pm. The show runs from March 4 to March 31.

  • 08 Mar 2018 4:04 PM | Anonymous

    Sail and paint aboard an historic windjammer!

    Rockport, Maine:  There are many painting workshops on the Maine coast, but The Age of Sail promises to be the most unusual. It’s the brainchild of teacher Carol Douglas and veteran windjammer Captain John Foss of the schooner American Eagle.

    From June 10-14, a select group of painting students will set out on a four-day cruise of Penobscot Bay. While Captain Foss navigates the bay’s beautiful islands and harbors, Douglas will teach plein air painting to passengers.

    Is it even possible to paint from a moving boat? “It’s different from painting on land—quicker, more immediate, and more fleeting,” says Douglas, who is known for her paintings of the spring fit-out at North End Shipyard. “I’ve painted from the deck of the American Eagle twice now. Last fall, I started sharing my materials spontaneously with other passengers, and the idea for a sailing workshop was born.”

    The watery landscape changes minute-by-minute, according to Douglas. “The water might be quicksilver in one direction and deep indigo looking another way. The shore is different depending on the tides. And the skies are always changing over the ocean.”

    The American Eagle was launched in 1930, the last wooden fishing schooner built in Gloucester, MA. She was purchased in 1984 by Captain Foss, who restored her for the windjammer trade. “She’s a beautiful, comfortable boat, and her crew is kind and welcoming,” says Douglas. "The boat is a relic of the age of sail, but it’s been updated with comfortable berths, fresh linens, modern heads and a fresh-water shower."

    The trip lasts four days and includes an evening “gam,” a raft-up of the great schooner fleet of the mid-coast region, providing an opportunity to sketch or photograph the boats as they come in. Lighthouses, unspoiled scenery, and wildlife are part of every trip. “Our sail will be in puffin season,” notes Douglas.

    Painters will concentrate on water media—watercolor and gouache—and all levels of experience are welcome. “It’s a small, focused class, so it will be one-on-one instruction rather than group lectures,” says Douglas. All materials, tools, accommodations and meals are included in the $1020 fee.

    For more information, contact American Eagle at 1-800-648-4544, or visit

  • 09 Feb 2018 2:55 PM | Anonymous

    I’m happy to announce my addition to the 2018 Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE) faculty in Santa Fe, NM on April 16-20. This is the world’s largest plein air painting event. Join us in Santa Fe for the time of your life (you may want to register soon because spots fill quickly the closer we get to the event)! To find out more about #PACE18, go to Hope to see you in Santa Fe!

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