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2022 Los Alamos non-juried paint out and show

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2020 Los Alamos Paint Out and Show is a cooperative effort between PAPNM and Fuller Lodge Art Center.

The public and collectors to attend the opening reception and view the show at the Fuller Lodge Art Center, located at 2132 Central Ave., Los Alamos, NM 87544.

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 

Aug. 1

Show entry starts

Aug. 31

Show entry closes       

Sept. 10

Email participant packages

Sept. 19

Stamp panels 4 – 5:30 PM at Fuller Lodge


Paint out in Los Alamos and surrounding area

Sept. 22

Deliver artwork 1-3:30 pm to FLAC Gallery

Sept. 24

9am to 2pm Michelle Chrisman Workshop  

Please Note: Separate Workshop fee. You do not have to be signed up for the event to take the workshop.

Sept. 24

5pm – 7pm Opening Reception at FLAC

Oct. 8

10 am – 4 pm Retrieve unsold artwork 


Paint Out Locations will be shared in the welcome letter. 

Stamping will occur the evening of September 19, 4-5:30 pm and September 20, 7:30-8:30 AM in the parking lot adjacent to Fuller Lodge Art Center*.  Stamping will also be available during open hours at Fuller Lodge Art Center* on Sept 20 and 21.

Paint out will be held daily on September 20, 21 and 22.

Paint Out: SEPT 20 - SEPT 22, 2022

Show Dates:  SEPT 24 - OCT 8, 2022

Fuller Lodge Art Center, 2132 Central Ave. Los Alamos

Entry Requirements and Fees

  • Entry Fee $33
  • First 35 PAPNM Members who apply to the 2022 Los Alamos Paint Out and Show will be accepted into the show.
  • Due to PAPNM’s 501(c)6 status, only PAPNM members are allowed to exhibit. 
  • Each PAPNM artist will be allowed to enter two paintings that were completed during this event’s paint out.
  • While PAPNM signature and master signature members are welcome to participate, they will not be eligible for awards.
  • No minimum size. 
  • Maximum size per piece is 20” x 24” or 480 square inches unframed. 
  • All work must be at least 80% completed en plein air, during the paint outs
  • All applicants must register online here


Entry Fee $33

All applicants must register online here

This call is for all current PAPNM members working in two-dimensional media, limited to oil media (traditional and water-mixable), wet media (acrylic, watercolor, and gouache), and dry media (pastel).  

PAPNM Membership must be current for this year with dues paid in full before submitting to the call for entry for the exhibition.  To join, click Join Us


  • $300 for Best of Show
  • $200 Second place overall
  • $100 Third place overall 
  • Additional awards may be added based on funding and decision of Judge



Michelle Chrisman has been making her living as a full-time oil painter and instructor for over 20 years.  She is a Plein Air Painter of the New Mexico landscape, a contemporary figure painter and a still-life painter.  Michelle’s work is represented in Santa Fe by The Signature Gallery, in Taos by Wilder Nightingale Fine Art, and Weems Gallery in Albuquerque.  Michelle is a Contemporary Colorist/Expressionist oil painter grounded in the Principles of Impressionism - how light works in the natural world.  

Michelle has been teaching Plein Air Painting Workshops for 15 years at Ghost Ranch as well as Contemporary Figure and Still-Life Painting in Albuquerque. She is a Signature Member of Plein Air Painters of New Mexico.   

Take it to a Higher Level

Plein Air Painting Workshop with PAPNM Signature Artist, Michelle Chrisman
$100 per person

Register online HERE

Michelle is represented by The Signature Galleries, Santa Fe & Scottsdale, AZ; among others.  She is a long-time instructor at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu & New Mexico Art League in Albuquerque.

Learn to see and understand the principles of light in the natural world. 

  • Saturday, September 24th from 9 AM - 2 PM
  • Fuller Lodge (on the lawn) in Los Alamos

Building on the principles of how light works in the natural world, Michelle will help you go beyond creating a basically good painting, to giving your paintings life and expression, and helping you to find your own voice.

All mediums are welcome.  Michelle is an oil painter who paints mostly with palette knives, creating impasto paintings.  Two of Michelle's favorite quotes are: 

"Paintings are only good if they are good in the abstract sense." Georgia O'Keeffe, and 

"Painting on the edge of disaster."  Dana Hooper, California Plein Air Painter

Bring your supplies, plein air setup and a packed lunch and get ready to enjoy a day of learning to see better with Michelle.

Register online HERE

Event Team

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

Los Alamos Co-chair and PAPNM Secretary

Los Alamos Co-chair and PAPNM Events Director

PAPNM President


Membership Director

Communications Director

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

Mail Payments to: 
PAPNM Treasurer
P.O. Box  1948
Santa Fe, NM

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