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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.


Cure the Quarantine Blues Online Contest

NEW: You may now vote

Announcing a one-week in-studio contest

Paint: Mar 27 - Apr 2

Vote: Apr 3 - Apr 10. Members, Select...

VOTE: Cure the Quarantine Blues One Week Online Contest

Paint Out: Mar 7 - 10
Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: Mar 13

Winners are now posted on the 2020 Santa Fe Plein Air Fiesta page.

Sorrel Sky Gallery has a virtual exhibition of the full show on their website ( We have already had a couple of sales and we hope for many more!

Exhibition: Mar 14 - 27

Hosted by Sorrel Sky Gallery:

Judge of Awards: Joe Anna Arnett

Favorites Announced: 

Dec 23 - Mar 22

New: 2020 Signs of Spring Contest

Mar 19 - Jun 10

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