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2019 Signs of Spring Online Contest 

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 Signs of Spring Online Contest.  Submit one "plein air" painting begun and completed during the contest painting period with a Spring theme.

 Read the prospectus for requirements and for upload instructions.

Mar 21 - Jun 10: Contest Painting Period

Apr 23 - Jun 10: Contest album upload period.

Click for Contest Album

June 12 - 19: Voting Period. 

Members VOTE: 2019 Signs of Spring 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-new) 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

    Mail Payments to:
    Donna Barnhill (Treasurer)
    P.O. Box 1948
    Santa Fe, NM 87504

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