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12th National Juried Members Exhibition


Wilder Nightingale Fine Art Gallery
119-A Kit Carson Road, Taos, New Mexico 


Exhibition: Nov 7 – December 14, 2020

20201107 National Awards Presentation .pdf

Western Arts' Online Exhibit of this Show's Paintings (new: excellent presentation)

Wilder Nightingale Fine Art Gallery

The Plein Air Painters of New Mexico (PAPNM) 12th National Juried Members Exhibition is a juried show and sale of original two-dimensional en plein air artworks presented by the PAPNM and the Wilder Nightingale Gallery. The public and collectors are invited to view and purchase the artwork throughout the exhibition at the Gallery and on line The art may be viewed also on this site here.

PAPNM is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization of artists dedicated to preserving and promoting painting "en plein air" - in the open air or outdoors.


  • Jul 6 - Aug 7: Artists apply
  • Nov 7:  Exhibit begins
  • Nov 7: Awards Presentation via Zoom Call at 2pm 
  • Nov 5, 6:  Workshop by Mike Mahon
  • Dec 14. Exhibition in person P/U
  • Dec 15 - Pecos Art Center art P/U

How to Apply

  1. All applicants must register online CaFÉ™,
  2. FEE: $35 for the first image with each additional image $10.
  3. Visit the Prospectus Page for more details.


$15,000 in cash and merchandise prizes.


This call is for all current PAPNM members working in two-dimensional mediums.  
PAPNM Master Signature Members will receive a separate email invitation

PAPNM Membership must be current for this year with dues paid in full before submitting to the call for entry for the exhibition.  To join, click Join Us

Workshop: Mike Mahon


The workshop by Mike Mahon has been changed to a ZOOM class.

Mastering the Landscape in Taos

  • For Oil and Pastel painters
  • Beginning to Advanced
  • Nov 5 and 6, 9am - 3pm each day
  • Limited to 12 participants.
  • Last Day to register, Sunday Nov 1
  • Supply Lists to be provided to the registered participants 

Mike Mahon Workshop:

Sign up  HERE

Judge of Awards:   Lorenzo Chavez

Lorenzo Chavez was born and raised in the southern most point of the Rockies in New Mexico. His first inspirations and foundation as a young artist were formed by the local landscape and the art history in New Mexico. Lorenzo now makes his home in Parker, Colorado and uses this location as a base to travel and paint the American West and Southwest.

Through the years, while searching for subject matter, he realized there are many similarities throughout the Rockies. The deep blue of the vaulting sky, majestic cloud formations, rabbit brush, chamisa, pinon, pine and juniper, the willows that line the stream banks, the granite in the mountain ranges, aspens and the endless seas of grasses are continuing inspirations.  

Notable representation and exhibition locations include:Pastel Society of Spain, Pastel Society of France, Artists of America Show in Denver, Rims to Ruins Exhibition, Plein Air Painters of America, Buffalo Bill Center for the West, Albuquerque Art Museum, Maynard Dixon Country, 100 Gold Medal Exhibition at The Pasadena Art Museum, The Brinton Museum, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Coors Show in Denver, Butler Art Museum, Laguna Art Museum, Gilcrease Museum, Steamboat Art Museum, Legacy Gallery, Cape Cod Art Museum, Blue Rain Gallery Santa Fe, Helena Fox Fine Art, Settlers West Gallery, Howard Manville Gallery, Gallery of the Southwest, Trailside Galleries.

Lorenzo Chavez, "Walking Sandias" 



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

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PAPNM Treasurer
P.O. Box  1948
Santa Fe, NM

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