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BEST OF SHOW, 14th National Members. Lindsey, Carolyn, From the Bridge,OiI,13x8,$750
Best of Signature Members, 14th Nat'l Members' Show. Simpson, Mike, Little Red Springs,OiI,12x9,$900
Best of Artist Members, 14th Nat'l Members' Show. Ress, Spike, Navajo Desert,Gouache,9x12,$1600
Best of Show, Los Alamos Paint Out & Show, Carrie Dean Shattered Edges
2nd Place, Los Alamos Paint Out & Show, Rachel Pearson Chamisa Rising
3rd Place, Los Alamos Paint Out & Show, Gwen Ethelbah East Jemez Road .
TIED FOR FIRST: 2022 Summer Skies Contest. 9. Afternoon Storm Oil 11x14 painted in the SFCC parking lot by Carole Belliveau
TIED FOR FIRST: 2022 Summer Skies Contest. 33. RAIN LATER (8X10 Oil on Archival Paper) CANDACE BLACKWOOD
THIRD PLACE: 2022 Summer Skies Contest. 29. Summer Sky Taos Color Oil 16X20" View from my house in Taos Suzanne Schleck
1st Place 2022 Signs of Spring Contest, DANIEL MARSHALL. Spring Thaw, Watercolor, 12x16, Indian Hills, CO $1800
2nd Place 2022 Signs of Spring Contest, MADINA CROCE. Taos Springtime Oil on board, 16 x 12
David Mayer 1st Place, 2022 Winter Wonderland Contest.
Erik Speyer 2nd Place (tied) 2022 Winter Wonderland Contest.
Carole Belliveau 2nd Place (tied) 2022 Winter Wonderland Contest
TIED FOR FIRST. Michele Byrne. 2021 Color Passages Online Contest- Aspen Vista - SOLD
TIED FOR FIRST. Liz Bartlett Culp. 2021 Color Passages Online Contest"
TIED FOR SECOND. Garcia Loehr, 2021 Color Passages Online Contest , 25. Autumn Wanes -
TIED FOR SECOND. Deanne Kroll. 2021 Color Passages Online Contest. 52, Golden Hour.

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Paint Outs

Sandstone Bluffs, March 12, 2022, by Sheila Kaplan, organized by Michael Chesley Johnson
Sandstone Bluffs with lava fields in the background. March 12, 2022
Michael Chelsea Johnson painting at Sandstone Bluffs on March 12, 2022
"Vertical Drop" 9x12 oil / Michael Chesley Johnson / Sandstone Bluffs Paintout, March 12, 2022
"Bluff" 9x12 oil / Michael Chesley Johnson / Sandstone Bluffs Paintout, March 12, 2022
Michael Chesley Johnson / Sandstone Bluffs Paintout, March 12, 2022 / Photo: Trina Stephenson
Sandstone Bluffs Paintout, March 12, 2022 / Photo: Michael Chesley Johnson
Ken Foster / Sandstone Bluffs Paintout, March 12, 2022 / Photo: Michael Chesley Johnson
Sandstone Bluffs Paintout, March 12, 2022 / Photo: Trina Stephenson
Helen McComas / Sandstone Bluffs Paintout, March 12, 2022 / Photo: Trina Stephenson
Los Poblanos is a treasured jewel in Los Ranchos, NM: lavender fields, large sunflowers, luxurious cottages and fine dining. PAPNM Paint Out, Aug 2019. Watercolor 10 x 14", Wendy Ahlm.
August 21, 2021, Jemez Paint Out. Thank you Susan for sharing your home and property. Ruan B.
August 21, 2021, Jemez Paint Out. Ruan B.
August 21, 2021, Jemez Paint Out. Fantastic views. Thanks again Susan. Ruan B.
PAPNM Members painting at the Lavender Market in Los Rancho on July 25, 2021. Photo courtesy of Ginny Bracht.
PAPNM Members painting at the Lavender Market in Los Rancho on July 25, 2021. Photo courtesy of Ginny Bracht.
Cerrillos Heat - 9x12 Oil/Panel - Michael Chesley Johnson June19, 2021 Paintout at Cerrillos Hills State Park
At the June 19, 2021 Cerrillos Hills State Park paintout. The gnats were terrible! I had to stuff bit of paper toweling in my ears to keep them out.
Handy tips to defend against pesky gnats: Deet-Free REPEL plus paper toweling stuffed in the ear canals. June 19, 2021 Cerrillos Hills State Park Paintout
Placita, NM, April 3, 2021, James Trigg
Placita, NM, April 3, 2021, James Trigg
Placita, NM, April 3, 2021, James Trigg
In the Shadows, 9x12, oil/panel by Michael Chesley Johnson South Narrows Picnic Area Paintout 3/20/21, Grants NM
Tina Little South Narrows Picnic Area Paintout 3/20/21, Grants NM (Photo Michael Chesley Johnson)
Pam Davis South Narrows Picnic Area Paintout 3/20/21, Grants NM (Photo Michael Chesley Johnson)
Michael Chesley Johnson South Narrows Picnic Area Paintout 3/20/21, Grants NM (Photo Michael Chesley Johnson)
Wendy Ahlm South Narrows Picnic Area Paintout 3/20/21, Grants NM (Photo Michael Chesley Johnson
Michael Chesley Johnson South Narrows Picnic Area Paintout 3/20/21, Grants NM (Photo Michael Chesley Johnson)
Jay Leutwyler South Narrows Picnic Area Paintout 3/20/21, Grants NM (Photo Michael Chesley Johnson)
South Narrows Picnic Area Paintout 3/20/21, Grants NM (Photo Michael Chesley Johnson)
Michael Chesley Johnson & Raku South Narrows Picnic Area Paintout 3/20/21, Grants NM (Photo Michael Chesley Johnson)
Getting out in all weather builds endurance! (Photo by Stephanie West)
Ramah Lake Paintout 9/26/2020 Painting by Connie Smith
Path to the Lake 9x12 Oil by Michael Chesley Johnson Ramah Lake Paintout 9/26/2020
Ramah Lake Paintout 9/26/2020
Ramah Lake Paintout 9/26/2020
Ramah Lake Paintout 9/26/2020 - Michael Chesley Johnson
Ramah Lake Paintout 9/26/2020
Ramah Lake Paintout 9/26/2020
I was the only artist at the printout at Lamy this morning. It was sunny but very cold. This is one of the two paintings I did today. Erik Speyer March 21 2020
Lamy today at the Paintout. I was the only artist there, which is too bad because the sun was bright and sometimes warm. It was, however, very cold. Erik Speyer, Lamy, 3/21/'22
9th National Juried Member Show Paintout location, Leonora Curtin Wetlands, Santa Fe, NM>


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Past Events

14th Nat'l Juried Members Exhibition

Oct 28 - Nov 10

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Margie Lucena Memorial Award. Silvia, Nancy, Winter Afternoon in Taos Canyon,Pastel on textured board,12x18,$950
Wild Sage Gallery Award. Byrne, Michele, Apples & Adobe,OiI on Linen Panel,16x12,$2000
Artists' Choice Award. Deeb, Lamya, More on the Way,OiI,9x12,$1100
Jeffrey Potter Memorial Award. Davis, Nancy J, The Sacramento,OiI,9x12,$850
Louisa McElwain Memorial Award. MacLeod, Lee, Shadow Passing,OiI on board,9x12,$750
PAPNM Founders Award. Flynn, Lisa, Spring in Arroyo Seco,OiI,12x12,$850
Best of Artist Members Honorable Mention. Speyer, Erik, Reunite Farm Santa Fe,Watercolor,9x12,$600
Best of Artist Members Award of Excellence. Jenemann, Ann, Diablo Sketch,OiI,9x12,$500
Best of Artist Members. Ress, Spike, Navajo Desert,Gouache,9x12,$1600. SOLD
Best of Signature Members. Simpson, Mike, Little Red Springs,OiI,12x9,$900
BEST OF SHOW, From the Bridge, Carolyn Lindsey. SOLD

Los Alamos Paint Out & Show

Sept 20 - Oct 8

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Michelle Chrisman, Judge of Awards Taos Mountain Sunflowers Oil, 12 x 36" $1,500
Susan Vigi-Vigil Late Monsoon Oil, 2 x 3" Tiny Treasure $40
Susan Nichols Dandy Lion Oil, 2 x 3" Tiny Treasure $40
Stephanie West Waiting Oil, 3 x 2" Tiny Treasure $50
Sheryl Craig Long Shadows Oil, 2 x 3" Tiny Treasure $20
Sheila Galvan Little AO Pastel, 2 x 3" Tiny Treasure $20
BEST of the TINY TREASURES by Ruth Marcanti The Sweet Stuff Watercolor, 2 x 3" Tiny Treasure $25
Rachel Pearson Miniature Mesa Oil, 2 x 3" Tiny Treasure $25
Marcia Williams House in the Caldera Oil, 2 x 3" Tiny Treasure $35 SOLD
Lee Ann Costello Autumn Ferns in New Mexico Forest Oil, 2 x 3" Tiny Treasure $25
Katherine Gauntt Canyon Road Lookout Watercolor, 2 x 3" Tiny Treasure $65 SOLD
Joshua Lance Distant Mesas Oil, 2 x 3" Tiny Treasure $50
Jane Frederick Big View in Tiny Town Oil, 2 x 3" Tiny Treasure $35
Ginny Bracht In the Caldera Gouache, 2 x 3" Tiny Treasure $50
Connie Smith Barranca Mesa View Watercolor, 2 x 3" Tiny Treasure $25
Carrie Dean Tiny Cholula Oil, 3 x 2" Tiny Treasure $25 SOLD
Wendy Ahlm The Dreamers Oil, 16 x 12" $1,495
Wendy Ahlm Los Alamos Farmers' Market Oil, 8 x 10" $495
Susan Vigi-Vigil Where the Horses Graze Oil, 9 x 12" $600
Susan Vigi-Vigil The Overlook Oil, 9 x 12" $600
Susan Nichols Hidden Valley Oil, 12 x 9" $650
Susan Nichols Valle Yarrow Oil, 12 x 12" $800
Stephanie West Life in the Garden Oil, 5 x 7" $335
Stephanie West Hope Oil, 12 x 9" $634
Sondra Schlotterback Weather Clearing Pastel, 9 x 12" $350
Sondra Schlotterback Overlook Pastel, 8 x 10" $300
Sheryl Craig A White Rock View Oil, 9 x 12" $400
Sheryl Craig Looking Down From Camp May Oil, 12 x 9" $400
Sheila Galvan Misty Morning in the Valle Pastel, 16 x 12" $675
Sheila Galvan Anderson Overlook Pastel, 11 x 14" $525
Ruth Marcante Overlook w/ Black Mesa Oil, 6 x 12" $500
Ruth Marcanti The Greens at Los Gonchas Oil, 12 x 9" $500
Rachel Pearson Valle Toledo Oil, 12 x 16" $300
2ND PLACE OVERALL Rachel Pearson Chamisa Rising Pastel, 12 x 16" $300
Pat Leister Precipice Watercolor, 14 x 11" $500
Pat Leister Canyon Rocks Watercolor, 11 x 14" $500
Maryann McGraw Origin of Water - Valles Caldera Pastel, 12 x 16" $775
Mary Jo Kelly Rock, Land and Sky Acrylic, 20 x 16" $895
Mary Jo Kelly Otowi Peak & the Rio Grande Acrylic, 12 x 24" $895
Maria Elena Theye Valles Caldera Oil, 11 x 14" $345
Maria Elena Theye Sheltered Dwelling Oil, 11 x 14" $345
Marcia Williams Early Morning at Valle Caldera Oil, 6 x 12" $500
Marcia Williams Afternoon in Tsankawi Oil, 12 x 24" $950
Lynn Murray Thankyahank Oil, 9 x 12" $500
Lee Ann Costello White Rock Overlook Oil, 12 x 12" $425
Lee Ann Costello Anderson Overlook Oil, 8 x 10" $300
Katherine Gauntt Tenacious Watercolor, 14 x 11" $500
Katherine Gauntt Majestic Morning Watercolor, 14 x 11" $500
Joshua Lance Tres Mesa, White Rock Oil, 8 x 10" $400
Joshua Lance Rustic Cabin Oil, 8 x 10" $400
Jane Frederick View at Tsankawi Oil, 6 x 12" $220
Jane Frederick Chamisa in Front of the Betty Ehart Senior Center Oil, 8 x 8" $200
Karen Halbert White Rock Overlook OIl, 10 x 16" $600
Karen Halbert Los Alamos - Anniversary Trail Oil, 10 x 16" $600
Gwen Ethelbah The Daily Miracle Oil, 14 x 11" $650
3RD PLACE OVERALL Gwen Ethelbah East Jemez Road Oil, 14 x 11" $650
Ginny Bracht Clouds over Missing Cabin Oil, 12 x 9" $450
HONORABLE MENTION Ginny Bracht Resurgence Oil, 12 x 12" $600
Deborah Day White Rock Long View South Oil, 9 x 12" $300
Deborah Day White Rock Long View North Oil, 9 x 12" $300
Deanne Kroll Refreshing Morning Oil, 12 x 16" $1,100
Deanne Kroll Ancestral Home Oil, 14 x 11" $875
Connie Smith Overlook Creek Watercolor, 9 x 7" $150
Connie Smith North Mesa Barn Watercolor, 11 x 14" $250
BEST OF SHOW Carrie Dean Shattered Edges 8 x 20" Oil $650
Carrie Dean Barrel at the Tub Oil, 10 x 10" $400
Ann Jenemann Trophy Barn Oil, 9 x 12" $650
Ann Jenemann Clouds Over Los Alamos Oil, 9 x 12" $650

 Plein Air Convention and Expo

May 17 - 21

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Joe Anna Arnette, Yellow Rose Study, Oil, $1400.
Peggy Immel, DEMO, Flash of Gold, 16x10, $700.SOLD. 100% Proceeds to PAPNM.
Paul Murray, pastel. 14x14” $1,950
Dick Wimberly Nambe Arroyo Gate oil 12" x 16" $1,150.00
Deanne Kroll Running Eagle Falls Oil on Linen Canvas 16" x 11" $875.00
Jim Lusk In the foothills Oil on panel 9" x 12" $700.00
Joshua Lance Santa Fe Lights Oil 16" x 20" $950.00
Maggie Robinson â Whose Woods These Areâ Oil on canvas board 9" x 12" $550.00
Richie Vios Santa Elena Watercolor 11" x 14" $800.00
Linda Wells Leafless Pastel 16" x 12" $750.00
Kathleen Reilly Almost Spring Oil 9" x 12" $600.00
Stephanie West FLOWERING FIELD UNDER TAOS MOUNTAINS oil 9" x 12" $325.00. SOLD
Lee MacLeod Dry Wash oil 6" x 8" $400 .SOLD.
Chris Morel August Blumenschein (w/o signature) Oil on Linen Canvas 14" x 11" $2,200.00
Suzanne Morris Summer Snow" oil 12" x 16" $995.00
Bill Meuser Plaza Stroll Oil 12" x 9" $600.00
David Mayer The Colors of Gallisteo Basin New Mexico Oil 9" x 12" $950.00
Erik Speyer Near Caldera Watercolor 9" x 12" $600.00
Michele Byrne Morning Light on the Mesa Oil on Linen Panel 18" x 18" $2,600.00
Phyllis Gunderson Pedernal Oil 8" x 10" $475.00
Barbara Clark Where Jeeps Go Oil 12" x 16" $750.00. SOLD
Ellen Buselli Gate & Bell at Mabel Dodge House oil on linen 10" x 12" x 1" $850.00
Carole Belliveau Abandoned Church Oil 12" x 16" x .25" $980.00 SOLD
lisa flynn Local Color, Arroyo Seco Oil 12" x 12" x 0" $750.00
Jane Chapin Chalten Glacier Oil on linen 6" x 8" x 0" $650.00
Rajen Chanchani First sign of Spring Oil 16" x 20" x 0" $1,900.00
Ginny Bracht Original Horizontality Oil 14" x 11" $650.00
Lorie Batson Winter Muse Oil 12" x 16" $1,000.00
Wendy Ahlm Galisteo Sundials Oil 9" x 12" $495.00 SOLD
Anne Aleshire Summer Pleasure Oil 14" x 11" x .25" $600.00

Fechin Invitational 

Apr 5 - May 15

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Margi Lucena, Always Changing, 24x18, pastel
Lee McVey, Chamisa Patch, 12x12, oil
Jane Chapin, Storm Over Spirit Mountain, 12x24, oil
Barbara Churchley, Aspen Season, 6x18, pastel
Thomas Wezwick, Cold Waters, 18x24, oil
Albert Handell, The Giant, 16x20, pastel
Peggy Immel, Downstream Promise, 12x16, oil
Tobi Clement, Crimson and Gold, 11x14, pastel
Mike Simpson, Spring Days, 14x18, oil
Tom Blazier, The Mystic, 12x16, oil
Suzanne Morris, Running Free, 12x16, oil
Janice St. Marie, Sing to Me, Autumn, 16x20, pastel
Richard Prather, It's Not Always Going to be This Grey, 11x14, oil
Peggy Trigg, The Hidden Pools, 24x12, oil
Paul Murray, The Wine Shed, 17.5x15, pastel
Nancy Silvia, Cloud Dance Over Taos, 18x24, pastel
JoeAnna Arnett, Chamisa and Asters, 12x16, oil
Jane Hunt, Evening Graze, 11x14, oil
Natasha Isenhour, A Portrait of Trees, 12x24, oil
MaryAnn McGraw, Evensong, 11x14, pastel
Barbara Coleman, Orilla Verde, 16x20, oil
Carole Belliveau, Relic of the Past, 12x16, oil

Featured New Members This Year

96 new members as of November 15!! 10 new members randomly listed here. 

Mission

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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P. O. Box 20503
Albuquerque, NM
87154-0503

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Albuquerque, NM
87154-0503
 

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