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President's Message - September 2021

06 Sep 2021 11:10 PM | Phyllis Gunderson (Administrator)

As we welcome September and soon fall there is a lot going on in Plein Air Painters of New Mexico.  Hope this month’s note finds you well and enjoying the opportunity to paint the American landscape!


Welcome NEW PAPNM members:  I would like to welcome on behalf of the organization the following new members to our painting group:

  • Chris Perkins from Durango, Colorado
  • Emily Donahue from Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • William Lowe from Taos, New Mexico
  • Mary Patty Ettinger from Montrose, Colorado
Upcoming Events:

Online Event

2021 Summer Skies Online Contest.  

  • PAPNM Artist, Signature and Master Signature members are invited to participate in the 2021 Summer Skies Online Contest with paintings highlighting the beautiful summer skies and clouds from across the country.  Painting Period: Jun 21 - Sept 10, 2021. Out-of-state members are strongly encouraged to participate.  Upload your summer painting to the: 2021 Summer Skies Contest Album 
  • Voting Period: Sept 12 - 20. (Patrons will be able to join the Artist,  Signature and Master Signature members in the vote)

Paint Outs:  

  • Check out our  Paint Out Schedule for the Year
  • Have an idea for a paint out, contact Beth Cooper!
  • Next scheduled is the October Paint Out at the San Francisco Asis Mission Church and Ranchos de Taos Plaza on 2 Oct. at 9am @ St Francis Plaza, Ranchos de Taos, NM
  • Juried Events
  • Taos Plein Air - Painting the Enchanted Circle Arrangements continue to be refined by Dick Wimberly and his hard working team.  Watch for announcements at the 2021 Taos Plein Air Juried Paint Out and Show as well as emails from the event team.  It looks to be a great event.
  • 13th National Juried Members Exhibition Carole Bellivieu and her team are working hard to ensure we have a fabulous premier event this year.  Want to help out.  Contact Carole. check out the  2021 13th National Juried Members Exhibition event page for details  

A reminder about our partners in the art world.  We recently entered an agreement with Fine Art Store,  https://www.fineartstore.com such that when a PAPNM artist purchases material from their site and self identifies as a PAPNM member in the notes section at checkout, we can earn up to 5% credit that Fine Art Store will be able to extend digital gift cards that we can in turn use for prizes at our events.  We all need more supplies, right?  

Our next board meeting is on 17 September, 09:30 AM Mountain Time. To join the Zoom call click on https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89277783517?pwd=MW8weTFrNk12NzdZRWI2bng2bEEydz09As always please join with your microphone muted and open chat.  if you have questions or comments, please put them in chat and we will address them during the board member reports or at the end of the meeting.  

Take care all, and happy paining along the trails and byways of New Mexico or what ever beautiful state you reside.  

Best Regards,  
Phyllis Gunderson, President  
Plein Air Painters of New Mexico


Mail information to:  
PAPNM
P. O. Box 20503
Albuquerque, NM
87154-0503


Mail Payments  to:  
PAPNM Treasurer
P. O. Box 20503
Albuquerque, NM
87154-0503



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