The Taos Art Museum at Fechin House & PAPNM Present:

2018-19 Fechin Invitational Winter Exhibition

~ The Signature and Master Signature Members of Plein Air Painters of New Mexico ~

November 6, 2018 - March 4, 2019

Taos Treasures: the Plein Air Creative Process

Wednesday, February 27, from 5:30-6:30 PM. Fechin Studio, Taos

Have you ever wanted to peek inside the mind of a master artist at the moment they find their Muse? The beauty of New Mexico has a long history of luring the outdoor painter, demanding to be captured in some form of permanence. In fact, some of the best painters in the world come to Taos to do just that! 

Three Master Signature members of Plein Air Painters of New Mexico (PAPNM), Clive Tyler, Paul Murray and Peggy Immel, will share some of their outdoor painting processes, answering questions such as: What attracts them to a scene? How do they evaluate the subject and form a plan for the painting? How do they then implement that plan in an environment with ever-changing light? What are the challenges of painting outdoors? What are some of their favorite painting stories? This discussion will be moderated by John Meister, immediate past president of PAPNM.

Tickets are free for members, $10 for non-members.
To RSVP or purchase tickets, please call 575-758-2690 or purchase tickets online by clicking here. To waive your ticket fee, become a member by joining here! 

"It's all about the light": Interview article in the Taos News 11/12.


For inquiries, select the chair's name (underlined) to send a message/email.

Taos Art Museum at the Fechin House
Taos, NM

Artist Reception: Saturday, Nov. 10th, from 3-5 PM.

Thanks to Cindy Atkins and the Taos Art Museum for making this show possible

Select underlined to view page:

Album of Paintings


Delivery of Artwork       Tues., Oct. 2-Sat. Nov. 3, 2018 (see delivery details below)

Hanging of the Show      Mon., Nov. 5, 2018

Artist Reception             Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 3:00 PM-5:00 PM

Taos Treasures Talk (1) Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 5:00 PM-6:00 PM

Taos Treasures Talk (2) Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 5:30 PM-6:30 PM

Last day of Show            Sun., March 3, 2019

Show Comes Down        Mon., March 4, 2019

Art Retrieval  Tues., Mar. 5, Wed. Mar. 6, and Fri., Mar. 8, 1-4 PM


The spirit of this show is plein air! Because of the intimate space of the Fechin Studio and the limited artificial lighting used in the evenings, each artist is invited to hang one painting that was painted primarily en plein air. Of course, if a painting sells you will be welcome to replace it during the run of the exhibition. We need to limit the image size of the plein air paintings to the neighborhood of about 20”x24”, and all paintings must be framed or gallery-wrapped and wired for museum hanging. We will need your painting (or any replacements due to sales) through the entire run of the exhibition.


Pieces can be hand delivered or shipped directly to the museum now, but must arrive by Sat., Nov. 3, 2108 at:

Taos Art Museum at Fechin House

227 Paseo del Pueblo Norte

Taos, NM 87571

Download the Shipping Label here.

Download the Back of Art Label here

Download the Artist Information Sheet here.

Please use the Shipping Label and attach the Back of Art Label to your piece (see links above). The museum has a vault where the paintings can be stored until the show is hung, but they need to be able to identify it as part of our show.

They can accept hand delivered paintings by drop-off during regular museum hours (10:00 AM-4:00 PM) Tues. thru Sun., until Nov 3rd.  If you need to deliver a piece outside of those hours, please call Cindy Atkins at 210-288-9336 to arrange it.  Those of you who are not able to hand-deliver your painting, will be required to cover the cost of shipping to and from the Museum.


Please email a Digital Image (at least 1200 pixels on the longest side) and the Artist Information Sheet (click here to download: Artist Information Sheet).  to John Meister at or mail to:

John Meister

1209 Mesilla NE

Albuquerque, NM 87110

We will use it for the wall nameplates and for promotion of the show. I already have digital images of your show piece from some of you, but still need your complete Artist Information.


There will be an Opening Artist’s Receptionon Sat., Nov. 10, 2018 from 3:00 PM-5:00 PM. Please plan to attend if you can and invite your friends, family, collectors, etc. to see what promises to be a very nice show. Any promotion of the show that each of you can do is greatly appreciated! I will send out a digital postcard that can easily be sent out by email or put onto social media, etc.


We will contact you should your art sell during the show. Due to the length of the show and visitor origin, those purchasing artwork will be allowed to take it with them or have it shipped. You will be given the opportunity to replace your “empty spot” with another piece of art. (Commission Split: 50% Artist, 40% Taos Art Museum, 10% PAPNM)


Unsold artwork will need to be picked up by Sun., Apr. 7, 2019. during regular museum hours (10:00 AM-4:00 PM) Tues. thru Sun.  If you need to make other arrangements, please call Cindy Atkins at 210-288-9336.  Those of you who shipped artwork will be notified of return shipping arrangements.

Mail information to:
P. O. Box 20503
Albuquerque, NM 

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

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