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2020 Santa Fe Plein Air Fiesta

Paint Out: Mar 7 - 10
Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: Mar 13
Exhibition: Mar 13 - 27

Hosted by Sorrel Sky Gallery:

125 W. Palace Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501, 505-501-6555

online showcase (available after Mar 12)

January 5: Deadline for application for jurying  through Call forEntry:  click here or alternatively,

Click here for the Prospectus 

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Volunteer here to help with this event! (Sign-Up Genius)

Experience the diverse beauty and unparalleled light of northern New Mexico. Fifty juried artists will have four days to paint the unique subjects of the southwest, such as colorful rock formations, cobalt skies, and meandering adobe walls. Join us and you will understand why the Land of Enchantment is a legendary paradise for painters. The week will culminate in a two-week exhibition at the beautiful Sorrel Sky Gallery, near the Santa Fe Plaza.

Due to the availability of the Gallery, the 2020 SFPAF event is earlier than usual, giving us the possibility of some snow paintings! Please see the new dates below.

We need volunteers for this event! We are trying to keep the volunteer jobs limited to smaller individual tasks rather than have a few people doing everything. Click on the link above to easily volunteer on Sign-Up Genius! Please contact John Meister if you have questions about a task.

We sincerely hope that you consider applying for this event and that you encourage your painting friends to do so as well. It is one of the highlight events for PAPNM and it is always fun to meet new painters each year. Our host gallery, Sorrel Sky Gallery, is one of the premier exhibit spaces in Santa Fe.

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Judge of Awards
and Workshop Instructor:


Still Life “en Plein Air”:
Mar 16-17.  $300.

Click here for more information or to register

Registration open to PAPNM members only. 
Intermediate to advanced artists working in any medium. 


Event Schedule:

Fri., Nov. 22  Prospectus Posted at

Fri., Nov. 22  Artist Application Process Open at CaFÉ™,

Fri., Nov. 22  Workshop Registration Open at

Sunday, January 5  Deadline for Artist Entry at CaFÉ™

Saturday, January 25  Jury Selection Notification by Email

Monday, February 10  Deadline to Accept and Pay Participation and Membership Fees by Accepted Artists

Friday, March 6  Kick-Off Fiesta & Orientation

Saturday, March 7 – Tuesday, March 10  PAPNM Hosted Paint-Outs at locations within the Painting Zone

Wednesday, March 11  Art Delivery to Sorrel Sky Gallery

Thursday, March 12  Celebration Dinner

Friday, March 13 at Sorrel Sky Gallery (Santa Fe, NM)  Opening Reception & Awards

FridayMarch 13 – Friday, March 27 at Sorrel Sky Gallery  Exhibition at Sorrel Sky Gallery

Monday and Tuesday, March 16-17 (Separate registration and fee)  Joe Anna Arnett Workshop

Saturday, March 28  Unsold Art Pick-Up and Shipping

Friday, April 24  Payment Mailed to Artists for Sold Works by this Date

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