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13th National Juried Members Exhibition


Exhibition Dates:  Oct 30 - Nov 12 2021

The Plein Air Painters of New Mexico (PAPNM) 13th National Juried Members Exhibition is a juried show and sale of original two-dimensional en plein air artworks by PAPNM members, presented by the PAPNM and the Sorrel Sky 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 when available.  

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.

Show Schedule

  • Oct 19 - 27:

Delivery of shipped art works via UPS or FedEx to  the  Sorrel Sky Gallery

  • Oct 27-28: 
Chris Morel Workshop, 8:30 – 4:30, 15  Students  (separate registration and fee, see below)
  • Wed., Oct 27 :
 Hand delivery of artwork to Sorrel Sky  from  9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m
  • Oct 29: 
Completion of Judging by Jill Carver, Judge of Awards
  • Oct 30: 

Opening Reception 5-7:30 PM, Sorrel Sky Art Gallery, 125 W Palace Ave, Santa Fe, NM

  • Nov 12:
Exhibition Ends 
  • Nov13: 
Exhibition taken down
  • Nov 14: 
Artists Retrieve unsold work from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sorrel Sky Gallery 
  • Dec 13: 
Checks sent to artist from PAPNM

The Board Members of PAPNM

Cordially invite you to our  


Saturday, October 30, 2021

From 5 TO 7:30 P.M.

125 W. Palace Avenue, Santa Fe, NM

Please consider volunteering your time to help us launch this show.  A few slots are still available and would be very much appreciated.  Here is the link to Sign Up Genius.  Thank you! 

Sign up to help


    • Best of Show
    • Best of Signature Members
    • Best of Artists Members
    • Award of Excellence: Oil Media
    • Honorable Mention: Oil Media
    • Award of Excellence: Wet Media
    • Honorable Mention: Wet Media
    • Award of Excellence: Dry Media
    • Honorable Mention: Dry Media
    • Enchanted Sky
    • Louisa McElwain Memorial Award
    • Jeffrey Potter Memorial Award
    • Artist’s Choice
    • Sorrell Sky Gallery Choice

2020 12th National Show Awards:

2020 Awards

(SOLD) ARTIST CHOICE AWARD: Carolyn Lindsey Old Times oil on linen panel 12" x 10" x 1" $825.00
JEFFREY POTTER AWARD, Dick Wimberly Badlands Oil 12" x 16" x 0" $1,200.00
LOUISE MCELWAIN AWARD, Marcy Williams Tom's Grader Oil 9" x 12" x 0" $600.00
HONORABLE MENTION DRY MEDIA, Marilyn Wightman Spur Ranch Overlook Pastel 9" x 12" x 0" $700.00
ENCHANTED SKY AWARD, Nancy Silvia Sunset and Rain pastel plein air 12" x 16" x 0" $850.00
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE OIL MEDIA, Cecilia Robertson Spring Thaw in the Sangres Oil 8" x 10" x 0" $750.00
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE WATER MEDIA, Spike Ress Morning Shadows in Grand Wash watercolor / Gouache 12" x 16" x 1" $2,300.00
FIGURATIVE AWARD, Carolyn Lindsey The Garden oil on linen panel 14" x 11" x 1" $875.00
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE DRY MEDIA, Katherine Irish Big Thompson at Estes Park I Pastel 9" x 12" x 1" $650.00
HONORABLE MENTION, OIL MEDIA, Peter Grab Open Field Oil 9" x 12" x 1" $600.00
BEST OF ARTIST MEMBERS, Michele Farrier Red Soil Sage Oil 12" x 12" x 0" $800.00
BEST OF SIGNATURE MEMBERS, Barbara Coleman Cliff Faces oil 8" x 16" x .25" $1,200.00
(SOLD) GALLERY FAVORITE, Liz Bonham Los Luceros oil 10" x 20" x 1" $1,700.00
HONORABLE MENTION, Wet Media, Wendy Ahlm Looking Up Watercolor 10" x 14" x .005" $500.00
BEST OF SHOW, Lee MacLeod Passing Shadow oil 10" x 8" x 0" $750.00

Plein Air Workshop

with  Chris Morel

Oct 27 and 28

8 Joy Lane, Santa Fe 87508

Sign up  HERE 

Members will receive email announcements.

Mora Barn, oil, 9x12

The workshop is for all skill levels from beginner to professional. We will work outside on location starting and completing both a morning and an afternoon session.

The focus will generally and individually be on helping students improve from their current skill level to the next.

Couse House Poppies,  oil., 11x14

Juror of Awards:   

Jill Carver

Misty Morning, oil on canvas, 24x24.

Jill is winner of the Gold Medal (Artists’ Choice) for Best in Show at Maynard Dixon Country and was inaugurated as Signature Member in Plein Air Painters of America and Artists Choice’ at the Laguna Beach Invitational.

Gallery Award Juror

Shanan Campbell

For almost two decades, Shanan Campbell has been the driving force behind Sorrel Sky Gallery.  Shanan and her amazing Sorrel Sky team of art advisors represent artists with passion and a finely honed acumen for art and business.

Jurors of Entry



Peonies Three, oil on linen, 12x12

Joe Anna was awarded the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award by Plein Air Magazine. She is a Signature Member of Oil Painters of America, Laguna Plein Air Painters, and Master Signature Member of Plein Air Artists of Colorado and Plein Air Painters of New Mexico. She is an elected member of The Salmagundi Club.



Last Breath, oil/linen, 16x20 (NFS)

Paul was awarded The Plein Air Magazine Award of Excellence, Laguna Plein Air and is featured in Plein Air Podcasts with Eric Rhodes.


Water Ditch Meander, Watercolor, 15x11".

Carolyn is a Signature Member of California Art Club, National Watercolor Society and American Women Artists.


Red Roof, Pastel, 8x10"

Terri was the recipient of the Terri Ludwig Award, the Thelma Davis Memorial Award and the Faber Castell Award for excellence in pastels.

Event Team

Select team member's name to send a message. Visit the Directories' page to see all board members or additional important contacts. 

National Co-chair and PAPNM Vice-President

National Co-Chair and PAPNM Events Coordinator 

2021 Fundraising Chair

Publicity, PAPNM Communications Director

Sponsors and Booklet:

See full sponsor page with sponsor website links: 2021 13th National Members Show Sponsors


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

Mail Payments to: 
PAPNM Treasurer
P.O. Box 20503
Albuquerque, NM

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