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2019 Cloud Appreciation Contest 

2018 Cloud Appreciation Contest Favorite:
Lynnett Fink, Monsoon's Over the Jemez, 12x12, oil on linen

Not a member (artist, signature and master)? Take this opportunity to display a painting online in the contest. 
Click Join Us to become an artist member.

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  1. The public will be able to see your painting in the contest album in "perpetuity" (with your name listed AFTER the voting). 
  2. The artist with the Favorite Painting receives a prize.
  3. The Favorite Painting becomes part of the Home Page award winners' SlideShow for the year.
  4. The Favorite Painting is announced in the contest album and on Facebook.


PAPNM members are invited to participate in the 2019 Cloud Appreciation Online Contest.  Submit one "plein air" painting begun and completed during the contest painting period with a Cloud theme.    

Read the prospectus  for requirements and for upload instructions.

Note that a painting may be submitted that has been in other PAPNM shows - or will be. But to repeat, the submission must have been painted during the stated paint out period.

Jun 22 - Sep 10: Contest Painting Period

Jul 23 - Sep 10: Contest album upload period.

Click for Contest Album 

Sep 12 - 23: Voting Period (extended). 

Closed: Members VOTE: 2019 Cloud Appreciation  Contest

Online contests do not have an entry fee. Only PAPNM Artist Members may submit work. (this includes Artist, Signature Artists and Masters). All work must be completed 80 percent en plein air during the specified contest period and NOT painted under the guidance of an instructor.  

Participants are allowed one submission for any contest.  All PAPNM Members (including Patrons) then vote for their favorite painting. See the detailed prospectus for all rules and for instructions on uploading the image in the contest album.

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

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    Donna Barnhill (Treasurer)
    P.O. Box 1948
    Santa Fe, NM 87504

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