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PAPNM Member Paint outs

For artist members: Artist, Signature and Master Signature Levels

Artists Plein Air Painting Outdoors

Paint Outs in beautiful outdoor locations throughout New Mexico provide members  organized opportunities to build plein air skills in the company of other artists. From painting natural open vistas to churches and rustic adobes, this popular activity is a favorite. 

Check back frequently to view scheduled paint outs!

Also check out any additions to the paint out album and to the new stories' page

Before registering for any paint out please read the Paint Out Protocol  and the Paint Out COVID-19 Policies' sections below.

Scheduled Paint Outs

Members: log in to see these artist-members-only paint outs.  Click here to see the full year's schedule of paint outs (in more detail).

For More Information

To inquire about a paint out, feel free  to email our Paint Out Chairs or the Events Director. Click here  or scroll down.

FYI: It's been reported that Las Golondrinas charges an extra $15 to paint on the grounds - above and beyond the entrance fee. 

Fall Chapel

© J. Chris Morel, 12×16, Oil

Paint Out Protocol for All Paint Outs


As a courtesy to our volunteer paint out coordinators we strongly encourage our members to cancel if they have registered for a paint-out and are unable to attend. If you are a no-show, you are potentially taking away a spot from another member. Paint out venues will vary in size from large to small and some venues will have limited capacity where registration is very important and a wait list will be established. (for instance - a museum or a private home garden). Each artist will now be able to cancel up to the day of the event on the website. You will be sent an automatic reminder of your registration four (4) days before the event. Please see  Paint Out Cancellation Instructions.pdf. In case of a last minute emergency, we kindly ask you to please call the paint out organizer and let them know your status; we know “life happens”.

General information:

We hereby state that the PAPNM organization, its members, associates or sponsors, are not responsible in any way for paint-out participants. PAPNM assumes no responsibility for safety and security at the paint outs.

We urge all painters to use common sense. PAPNM's scheduled paint outs are considered to be public affairs and, if you choose to attend, you are responsible for your own transportation, personal needs, painting, equipment (including emergency equipment), and most importantly, you are responsible for yourself.

PAPNM is currently scheduling paint outs regionally with special paint outs scattered throughout the year. In an attempt to provide a variety of choices we will try to organize paint-outs to encompass several regions of the state.

While weather generally doesn't deter our enthusiastic commitment to painting outdoors, occasionally we simply cannot paint at a particular location as planned. We reserve the right to cancel any paint-out and will try to post notification of any cancellations or changes as far in advance as possible. It is advised to check the status of the paint out before you head out.

In our effort to foster camaraderie, we will try to include places for artists to meet after the paint outs if possible. If none is listed and you know of a convenient location, please inform the paint-out coordinator. Relaxing with your fellow artists after painting en plein air is a good opportunity to get to know each other, exchange ideas, show your paintings, etc. When attending a paint out, please use common sense and don't forget to respect the “personal space” of other painters.

With concern to the very environment where we paint, we encourage a strong environmental ethic and hope you will respect native vegetation and wildlife, observe and respect private property boundaries, and obey all local, state and federal laws, including the most recent updated health ordinances regarding COVID in the state (see below).

Consider purchasing a GPS or current New Mexico road map to assist you in your travels. All attempts are to give clear and accurate directions. But, as you know, change is constant!


PAPNM Board of Directors

Paint Out COVID-19 Policies

Please read this link before any paint out: (select and read the section: Policies for the Prevention and Control of COVID 19 ). Note: a Release of Liability box is generally provided upon registration. The box is to be checked indicating that you have read this link and agree to adhere to NM policies at the time of the paint out. However, this is in effect for all paint outs during this pandemic even if the 'box' is not provided.

As of Sep 12 the latest document provided is dated Aug 30, 2021: EPI-COVID19-Containment-Policies-8.30.2021.pdf

See also:

PaintOutAttendeeCancellationAgreement.pdf and Paint Out Cancellation Instructions.pdf

Paint Out Chairs

To send a message/email select the underlined name .

North NM- Taos

First Saturday of each month

Central- NM ABQ/SF

Second Saturday of each month

West NM - Gallup

2020-21 Events Director

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P. O. Box 20503
Albuquerque, NM

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