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2020 Santa Fe Plein Air Fiesta

Paint Out: Mar 7 - 10
Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: Mar 13
Exhibition: Mar 14 - 27

 Sorrel Sky Gallery has posted a virtual exhibition of the exhibition on their website

We have already had a couple of sales and we hope for many more!

Visit: ABQ Journal Exhibition Announcement for gallery’s coronavirus updates. (You will be instructed to answer a few questions first before being able to read the article).

Hosted by the Sorrel Sky Gallery:

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

2020 SFPAF Winners:

Best of Show  Allen Brockbank - Unsung Heroes


Second Place Overall  Shelley Smith - Every Day is a Winding Road


Third Place Overall  Beth Winfield - Orphan Mesa


Award of Excellence (Oil/Acrylic)  Meridee Mandio - Morning in the Canyon


Honorable Mention (Oil/Acrylic)  Cecilia Robertson - Looking to High Country


Award of Excellence (Water Media)  Pat Leister - Pecos Storm


Honorable Mention (Water Media)  Katherine Gauntt - Rio Chama Overlook


Award of Excellence (Dry Media)  Diane Arenberg - Peaceful Vision


Honorable Mention (Dry Media)  Wendy Ahlm - Passing By


Best Enchanted Sky  Maryann McGraw - Mid-Morning Waiting for Rain


Best Landscape  Richard Szkutnik - Abiquiu Reservoir


Best Figurative  *Not awarded for this show

Best Architecture  Farley Lewis - Downtown Pecos


Best Creative Subject  Carolyn Lindsey - Hay Barn


Artist Choice Award  Carolyn Lindsey - Sheep Shed



Quick Draw – First Place  Farley Lewis - Santa Fe Depot


Quick Draw – Second Place  Nora Larimer - Santa Fe Railyard

Quick Draw – Third Place  Pat Leister - Early Spring, Santa Fe

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

Click here for the Prospectus 

(Try the link again if it doesn't work the first time.)

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.

Select uderlined name to send a message.

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. 



Santa Fe Bar & Grill

187 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe, NM

Thursday, March 12, 2020,  5:30 PM




(The dinner prices below include Tax and Tip. Non-alcoholic drinks are also included)

*Alcohol will be billed to each diner on a CASH BAR basis (you pay for your own alcohol).

Tax and Tip on alcohol is not pre-paid.


If you are a juried SFPAF Participating Artist, you do NOT need to pay, but you still need to select your Entree (Select online by clicking on Dinner Registration button below). You may also pay for one additional guest ($29) on the same link below.


If you are a Master Signature Member, you are welcome to attend with one guest. The cost for each of you is $29. Pay and select your Entree online by clicking Dinner Registration button below.


Invited Event VIP Guests do not need to pay.  Please contact John Meister ( with entree selection.

Click here for Dinner Registration

Please make ALL reservations and entrée selections by 5:00 PM, Monday, (March 9)

Entrée Choices:

Southwestern Stuffed Chicken Breast

7 oz skin-on breast of chicken stuffed w/poblano & sweet peppers, pine nuts, queso fresco & fresh thyme, baked in parchment paper served over a prickly pear-Marsala wine sauce.  Served w/soft polenta & mixed cabbage-apple slaw.

Char Broiled Tenderloin of Pork

8 oz grilled tenderloin served over garlic mashed potatoes. Topped with a chipotle chile – mushroom red wine reduction & served with seasonal fresh vegetable.

Farfalle Pasta e Fagioli

Bow tie past, cannellini bean, grilled zucchini, artichoke, roasted sweet peppers, mushrooms, white wine, onion, garlic, olive oil, tomato, pesto, cream, parsley & Parma cheese.  Served with a mixed green salad & ciabatta roll

Pan-Seared Shrimp Salad

Sliced Mango, avocado, cherry tomato, candied pecans on mixed baby greens

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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