"Painting the Enchanted Circle"
A Juried Members Paint Out Competition and Show
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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
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 Artist Directory
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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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
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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