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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 "paintouts" and hosts juried and open exhibitions of members' work.


Two Summer Art Events

Juried Members Online Exhibition
Jul 18 - Aug 30
at the E. L. Blumenschein Museum: 
Judge - Lyn Boyer

& Historic Studios Online Show
Jul 17 - Aug 2
at the Wilder Nightingale Fine Art: 
Judges - Lyn Boyer & Richard Alan Nichols

APPLICATIONS open June 1st!

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Participate in the 2020 TAOS PLEIN AIR Juried Members Online Exhibition or the Historic Studios Online Show presented by the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico (PAPNM) in Taos, New Mexico.

The online exhibitions are being held in cooperation with Taos Museums and PAPNM. PAPNM is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization of artists dedicated to preserving and promoting painting "en plein air" - in the open air or outdoors.

The events have shifted to online shows. The work still needs to be 80% Plein Air. Paintings that are accepted need to be created north of I- 40 in New Mexico within the last two years (2018-2020). The intent is to have produced paintings that honor the spirit of the historic studios and artists who created the great Taos Art Colony. There will be no group paintouts or opening receptions. Currently New Mexico is under a "Stay-at-Home" order until May 15. Citizens need to stay at home and undertake only outings that are absolutely necessary for their health, safety, or welfare. Further details will be in the prospectus for shows and will be updated for artists as changes emerge.

We are in an evolving situation, but here's what I'm are hoping for; that we become a better, kinder and stronger group of people

Dick Wimberly, 2020 Taos Plein Air Event Chair

Winners Announced!

The Art of the Kitchen Contest Album

May 1 -  May 19

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