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Aug 31 - Sept 30

Painting Album

Legends of the West Gallery Santa Fe
Opening Reception:  Aug 31 -6-8 pm

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Kathleen Hudson 3-day Workshop Sign-up: here

 (Workshop now open to the public)

  • May 30  Registration on the PAPNM website Opens
  • July 26 Workshop by Peggy Immel. Sign up here
  • July 26-31 Paint Out
  • Aug 2 Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony 5-7 pm

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Paint New Mexico!

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  • June 1-23  Exhibition - Weems Gallery.

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Award Winners!

Album of all Paintings

2024 Signs of Spring Album

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53. “Taos Shortcut”, Acrylic, 9x12, Taos, New Mexico
52. “Overflow”, Acrylic; 11x 14, Carolina Valleys
51. Clouds over Thompson Peak, NM, May 2023, wm. oil/canvas panel , 8.5” h. x 7.75” w.
50. The Pasture, Reserve, Watercolor 12” x 9”, $375
49. Spring Runoff, 8x10, oil on linen, Santa Fe River
48. El Rito River, Oil on canvas, 9x12", El Rito, NM, $300
47. Jackie's Iris, 8" x 10", watercolor on gessoboard, Las Cruces, NM, NFS
46. North Texas Spring Meadow, oil, 16" X 8", Frisco, Texas, $525
45. Overgrown Springs, oil 11"x 14", paint in Littleton CO
44. Morning light, watercolor, 5x7
43. On the way. Oil on linen. 9X12
42. Wisteria Hysteria, Oil 9x12, Santa Fe
41. "The Koi Pond", 11" x 14", Oil on canvas.
40. Gardening on San Pasqual , Oil, 11"x14", Santa Fe, $1,500
39. Dancing Jemez River, Near Battleship Rock, North of Jemez Springs, 14 x 11, Oil on panel $1150
38. Eucalyptus Shadows; 16 x 12; oil on linen board; painted in Carmel Valley, CA; $550
37. After Spring Rains, 8x10 oil
36. Afternoon at Poblanos, oil on panel, 16 x 20", Los Poblanos lavender field. $400
35. Spring time in the Arroyo, 11x14, Oil, Galesteo,NM, $700.jpg
34. Our Santa Fe River flowing! 14x11" Oil $ 400.00
33. "Springtime in Virginia", Oil, 10x12, Great Falls, $1,200
32. “Peeking Through Cottonwoods”, oil, 12 x 9, Santa Fe, $675
31. Rocky Overlook. Oil. 8X10 inches. $350
30. White Roses, 12 x 16, oil, Cornell Rose Garden, Santa Fe
29. Spring at Ghost Ranch, 10x16, oil.
28. Beaming Broom Bush, oil on panel, 10x8, Placitas NM, $160.
27. Cliffside Retreat, 11x14 Oil, Spanish Queen Park, Jemez Mtns
26. Over On 7th Avenue, 12 x 9 Oil
25. Ode to New Mexico, oil on canvas panel, 10x8, painted in Abiquiu NM and Harvey Cornell Rose Park in Santa Fe.
24. Bella Espinosa, 9" x 12", Watercolor, Albuquerque, $250
23. "Spring Trees at Los Luceros". 11"x14", Oil, Los Luceros, NM
22. "Spring Runoff" pastel 9x12 painted en plein air in the Great Smoky Mountains, May 21
21. Spring Cheer , Oil, 9x12”, painted in Jemez Springs.
20. Spring Morning, 8 x 10 oil, Painted at La Cueva in the Sandia Mountains, For Sale $850
19. Aspen Vista Trail , 11x14 oil , Santa Fe Ski Basin
18. First Impression, oil, 6"X8", Abique Wash, $250
17. Apple Blossom Time, 7” x 5” Gouache
16. Pecos Springtime, 12" x 9", pastel, Pecos Monastery, $375
15. Sabino Canyon after the rain, 12x9, oil
14. “Secret Orchard” 18” x 24” oil on wood cradle panel, painted Plein Air in Dixon, NM April, 2024, $1950
13. Prunus tomentosa, gouache, 6.5 x 5”, Albuquerque, $200
12. Betty’s Apricot Tree, In Cerro, NM, Acrylic 18x24, $500
11. Spring at Doc Long's, oil, 8x10, , Doc Long's Picnic Area, NM 536, $425
10. "Remembering Spring", Oil on Panel, 6x8 in , (Valles Caldera, NM), Available $180
9. "Crabapple Arch" Arroyo Seco, NM, oil on canvas panel, 8"x10", $400
8. April Clouds, done at Rabbit Mountain, 8 x 8 oil
7. Pond at Tingley Beach, ABQ, NM Oil on Canvas, 10x8 $225
6. Hollyhocks, Watercolor 12x9, In our patio, $350 for sale
5. Someone’s Front Yard. 6x6. Egg tempera on panel Acequia Madre neighborhood Santa Fe
4. Pedernal 1, 9x9, oil on panel, painted at Abiquiu Lake Campground.
3. Los Luceros Lilacs, 8"x10",Oil on board
2.Arroyo Vista, 9x12, Oil on panel, Elena Gallegos
1. Windy Skies, Watercolor & Acryla Gouache, 6" x 6", Galisteo, NFS

Additional Save the dates: 2024 Events

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Winter Light (Juried Holiday Show)  TENTATIVE

  • Jul 1 - Aug 30  CaFÉ Submission Period
  • Nov 23 - Dec 31 Show at Legends of the West


Beginners Welcome!

  1. Outdoor - Paint Outs
  2. Events - some with workshops and demos.
  3. Online Contests
  4. Member profile page 
  5. Share your work and Biography. 
  6. Mentorship Program  for Members.
  7. Announcements for Members.
  8. Member Goodies for Members.

Paint Outs and Paint Alongs

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Recent Events

Past Year Awards

BEST OF SHOW Paint New Mexico! Ellen Buselli, Patterns at Acequia Madre House, 10x12, oil, $1,600
SECOND PLACE Paint New Mexico! .Jane Frederick, Santa Fe River 2, 11x14, oil on panel
THIRD PLACE Paint New Mexico! Kat Hansen, Monestary Road Turn Off, 11.75 x 15.6875, pastel, $750
34. THIRD PLACE 2024 Winter Wonderland Online Contest - Donna Barnhill - Where the Wind Blows, 11x14 oil, January 2024, SE New Mexico
SECOND PLACE 2024 Winter Wonderland Online Contest - Gwen Ethelbah - Land Forms - Winter, 8x10 oil, snowstorm painting Sandia Park, $350
FIRST PLACE 2024 Winter Wonderland Online Contest - Lisa Flynn - Warm Winter Day - 12x16, oil, Santa Fe Canyon Preserve
SECOND PLACE Color Passages - RICHARD SZKUTNIK Changing Time oil on panel 16"x 20" Painted in Littleton , Colorado
FIRST PLACE Color Passages Online Contest, GARCIA-LOEHR Morning Light in Jaconita 14" x 11" Pastel on Paper
FIRST PLACE SUMMER CONTEST BY DONNA BARNHILL. 15. “Fumée du Canada”, 9x12, oil, a fast paint at Galisteo basin on a hazy morning in August.
SECOND PLACE SUMMER CONTEST BY KATHLEEN REILLY. 7. Morning Clouds, oil, 8 x 10, Crested Butte, $430
THIRD PLACE SUMMER CONTEST BY DAMIEN GONZALES. 1. Summer Rain Oil 9"x12" North of Albuquerque, NM $825
BEST OF SHOW 15th National Members SOLD Lee MacLeod First Light oil 7" x 10" $700.00
Best of Signature 15th National Members Damien Gonzales Cliffs Below Mesa de los Viejos Oil 9" x 12" $975.00
Best Artist Member 15th National Members Spike Ress Morning Surprise Gouache 9" x 12" $1,600.00
2023 Los Alamos Paint Out and Show, BEST OF SHOW, SOLD, Deanne Kroll, Worldly Journey, Oil, 16 x 16", $1,350
2023 Los Alamos Paint Out and Show, SECOND PLACE OVERALL, Rachel Pearson, Camp May Aspens, Pastel, 11.75" x 15.75", $450
2023 Los Alamos Paint Out and Show, THIRD PLACE OVERALL, Lynn Kearny, Evening Farewell, Pastel, 9 x 12", $150
2023 Los Alamos Paint Out and Show, HONORABLE MENTION, Ginny Bracht, Volcanic Capstone, Gouache, 10 x 8", $450
BEST OF THE TINY TREASURES, Wendy Ahlm, White Rock Overlook, Watercolor, 2 x 3", $55 (Tiny Treasure)
Favorite of the Favorite Four- 2023 Signs of Spring Contest. Madina Croce. 30. "Wall Shadows", oil on panel, 14 x 11, Santa Fe
Favorite Four- 2023 Signs of Spring Contest. Damien Gonzales. 20. The Truchas Peaks Oil on linen, 9"x12", Truchas, NM, $850
Favorite Four- 2023 Signs of Spring Contest. Carole Belliveau. 26. Spring River Run, Oil, 11x14, painted at the River at East Alameda
Favorite Four- 2023 Signs of Spring Contest. Michele Byrne. 27. Morning Conversations in Truchas, 12" x 16", Oil on Linen panel, Truchas, NM
1st Place, 2023 Winter Wonderland Contest. Carole Belliveau. 13. Bridge in Winter, Oil, 9x12, en plein air outside Bluebird Studios
2nd Place (tied). 2023 Winter Wonderland Contest. John Meister. 18. Getting Some Sun, Oil, 14"x11", painted on the east slope of the Sandia Mountains
Meridee Mandio. 2nd Place (tied). 2023 Winter Wonderland Contest. 46. From the back porch Oil, 9”x12”, Santa Fe, $600.

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2023 Annual Members Meeting and Election of 2024 Officers

Saturday, Dec 2, 10 am

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The Plein Air Painters of New Mexico (PAPNM) is a professional association of artists dedicated to the business of preserving and promoting painting "en plein air" - in the open air or outdoors.

PAPNM provides regular opportunities for members to paint together during frequent "paint outs" and hosts juried and open exhibitions of members' work.

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