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"Painting the Enchanted Circle"

A Juried Members Paint Out Competition and Show

Participating Artists:    

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Visit : The Awards Page

  • Best of Show
  • Historic Masters 
  • Award of Excellence in Water Media
  • Award of Excellence in Oil Media
  • Award of Excellence in Dry Media 
  • Shimmering Aspens 
  • Enchanted Sky 
  • Award for Architecture 
  • Quick Draw 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place

Awards will consist of merchandise, cash and gift certificates from PAPNM sponsors.

Awards will be determined by the Judge of Awards


Oct 13: Artists-Pick up paintings
Oct 16 (Sat): Additional day for pickup

A cooperative effort with the PAPNM, the Couse-Sharp Historic Site, the E. .L. Blumenschein Museum, Taos Art Museum at Fechin House and the Wilder Nightingale Fine Arts Gallery. 

Paintings  exhibited to honor the spirit of the historic studios and the artists who helped build this great art colony.  

2021 Taos Plein Air Prospectus_f.pdf

Event Sponsors

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Two Exhibitions: Sept 25 - Oct 12

General Paint Out 

Wilder Nightingale Fine Art Gallery

119A Kit Carson Rd

 Quick DrAw  & Shimmering Aspens

E. L. Blumenschein Museum 

222 Ledoux St


Judge of Awards and Workshop Instructor

Bill Gallen, PAPNM Master Signature Member


Sept 18, 19

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About Bill

Bill Gallen, internationally acclaimed artist, is the 2021 Judge of Awards and Workshop Instructor. He is an artist who has the respect and admiration of many of the nation’s leading artists and has paintings in collections nationwide. He has an eye for beauty and harmony in nature, which he developed as a child in the Midwest, it informs his work with freshness and sensitivity. Nurturing a lifelong interest in art, Bill Gallen studied painting in his free time with local instructors as well as workshops in Taos, NM and the Scottsdale Artists School. “I had met Dave Ballew, a great friend and teacher,” he says. “He led me to other great teachers, including Michael J. Lynch and Ned Jacob. I am so lucky to have known all of them.” Today in turn, Gallen is passing on what he has learned to others. “When you have been given a gift, you have to give something back,” he says of his teaching. He encourages his students to “Push for Excellence!” Bill Gallen currently resides in New Mexico where he enjoys painting landscapes, particularly location piece

2010 Best of Show, National Members Show, Bill Gallen

Best of Show, 2012 National Juried Members Show, Bill Gallen

Judge of Quick Draw

Damien Gonzales, PAPNM Signature Member

About Damien

Damien Gonzales, Former Vice President of PAPNM,  divides his time between painting outdoors and in the studio. Damien’s engineering background informs the technical aspects of his work. He has participated in national competitions and exhibits such as Plein Air Telluride; In the Footsteps of Thomas Moran at Zion National Park, American Impressionist Society and Oil Painters of America. His artwork has garnered numerous awards, with over a dozen ‘Best of Show’ and ‘1st Place’ awards. Damien has also judged several events. He traveled to Spain to compete in a Plein Air event in Andalucia. Southwest Art Magazine featured him as “An Artist to Watch”.

Best of Show, 2011 National Juried Members Show, Damien Gonzales

Best of Show, 2015 SFPAF, Damien Gonzales

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Taos Walking Map

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(Due to PAPNM’s 501(c)6 status only PAPNM members are allowed to exhibit. )

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P. O. Box 20503
Albuquerque, NM

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