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Best of Show
Second Place
Third Place
Best of Tiny Treasures
All others TBD

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

Awards will be determined by the Judge of Awards

    Schedule: Check back! Fun activities in the works!

    • April 21: Workshop by Dick Wimberly (additional fee for workshop)
    • April 21: Stamping/Welcome Reception 5 - 7 PM, location TBD
    • April 21 after stamping: Paint out period begins

    • April 22: Just for Fun Quick Draw
    • April 24: Luncheon at Walatowa
    • April 26: Paint out period ends
    • April 26: Hand delivery of artwork(s) 1 - 4 PM

    • April 28: Judging by Judge of Awards

    • April 29: Opening Reception 1 - 3 PM, , Jemez Fine Art Gallery 
    • May 11: Exhibition Ends, Artwork retrieved 11 AM – 4 PM

    WORKSHOP by Dick Wimberly - details coming soon! Only 12 spots!

    Agreement of Entry & Liability

      • PAPNM has the right to refuse or disqualify any work that fails to meet eligibility, entry, and exhibition requirements 
      •  Neither Jemez Fine Art Gallery nor PAPNM, their agents, employees, volunteers or anyone working on the exhibition will be held responsible for any loss or damage to artwork and insurance is the responsibility of the artist.  
      •  PAPNM and Jemez Fine Art Gallery reserves the right to reproduce accepted artwork for publicity purposes.  
      • PAPNM reserves the right to reject work deemed unsuitable for public viewing.  
      • All payments are final and non-refundable.
      • Artists accepted into the event agree that the accepted artwork hang in the gallery for sale for the duration of the event at stated commission.
      • Your entry and payment constitute acceptance of all conditions and terms of this prospectus.

        Printable Prospectus  (pdf)

        Event is FULL!
        Add your name to the waitlist: HERE


        Event Chairs:
        Susan Nichols
        Wendy Ahlm

        Event Director:
        Cynthia Inson

        Membership Director:
        Jane Frederick

        Hot Springs, Cool Town:
        Jemez Non-Juried Members Paint out and Show

        Paint Out Dates: April 21 - 26, 2023
        Show Dates: April 29 - May 11, 2023

        The PAPNM Jemez Non-Juried Members Paint out and Show is a paint out and show of original two-dimensional en plein air artworks presented by the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico (PAPNM) and hosted by Jemez Fine Art Gallery, 17346 Hwy. 4, Jemez Springs, NM 87024.

        The public and collectors are invited to attend the opening reception and view the exhibition at Jemez Fine Art Gallery.  The opening reception is Saturday, April 24th from 1 - 4 PM.

        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.

        Jemez Fine Art Gallery is a collective of Jemez-area artists.


        • All applicants must register at this website 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 for 2023 must be current with dues paid in full before submitting to the call for entry for the exhibition. To join, visit, and click “Join Us” in the top menu. Follow the instructions for member application or renewal and payment.

        Entry Requirement and Fees 

        • Open to the first 55 PAPNM members who register for the Jemez Non-Juried Member Paint Out and Show and pay the entry fee.
        • $43 (non-refundable) Entry Fee.
        • Due to PAPNM’s 501(c)6 status only PAPNM members are allowed to exhibit.
        • Each artist will be allowed to enter work no larger than 252 square inches (not including frame size.) For example, one 14” x 18” painting, OR 2 paintings up to 9” x12.” Maximum, 2 paintings per artist.
        • While PAPNM signature and master signature members are welcome to participate, they will not be eligible for awards.
        • There is no minimum price for artwork.
        • All painting surfaces must be stamped on the back during the event to be eligible for entry in the show. 
        • All work must be at least 80% completed en plein air, within the allotted paint out period and within the specified paint out locations.

        Entry Fee: $43

        Paint out Period & Designated Paint out Area
        • Participants must adhere to the New Mexico Governor's Public Health Orders and Executive Orders. More information can be found here.
        • Stamping will occur the evening of April 21 from 5 - 7 pm. Additional stamping times and locations will be listed in the participant welcome email.
        • Paint outs will be held that evening and daily April 22, 23, 24, 25, and 26.
        • Designated Paint out Area is within an approx. 35-mile radius of Jemez Springs, New Mexico, in permitted areas. A map will be emailed to participants prior to the event.

          Artwork Delivery

          • All work must be sturdily framed and ready to hang, with d-rings and wire. 
          • No metal frames or saw tooth hangers will be accepted. 
          • Artist name, title, price to appear on supplied label and affixed to the back of painting.  
          • Up to two framed paintings (see size limitations below) may be hand-delivered 
          • 1 PM - 4 PM on Wednesday, April 26 to: Jemez Fine Art Gallery, 17346 Hwy. 4, Jemez Springs, NM 87024
          • Artists who need to leave early can make arrangements with the paint out chairs to submit their work early.
          • Each artist will be allowed to enter work no larger than 252 square inches (not including frame size.) For example, one 14” x 18” painting, OR 2 paintings up to 9” x12.” Maximum, 2 paintings per artist.
          • The artist will need to photograph his or her work and e-mail the images to by midnight on Thursday, April 27. The images should be high-quality jpeg(s) minimum 5” x 7” 300dpi. Ideal file size is 1MB – 3MB. It is recommended you photograph the work before it is framed for clarity. Images may be used for additional publicity. 

            Artwork Retrieval

            • All unsold paintings to be picked up 11 AM – 4 PM on Thursday, May 11. 
            • All unclaimed paintings will become the property of PAPNM and will be disposed of as the board sees fit. 

            Opening Reception

              • Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2023 1 - 3 PM at the Jemez Fine Art Gallery at 17346 Hwy. 4, Jemez Springs, NM 87024.
              • Awards will be presented at the reception

              Terms of Artwork Sales 

                • All work exhibited must be for sale. If an artist’s painting sells and the buyer takes it, that artist may replace the sold painting with another stamped painting done during the paint out. 
                • Additional replacement paintings are not stored on the gallery premises. 
                • All artwork must be available for sale by Jemez Fine Art Gallery for the entire duration of the show. 
                • Customers will pay all packing and shipping charges, insurance costs.
                • All possible care will be taken with the work submitted to the event. The gallery will not assume responsibility for work improperly framed. 
                • Artists receive 70% of the sale price less 6% if it is purchased by credit card. Artists are responsible for paying the gross receipt tax due from any sale and could consider factoring the tax into their sale price. 
                • Jemez Fine Art Gallery will handle all gallery sales and collect all associated payments from customers.

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

                  Mail Payments to: 
                  PAPNM Treasurer
                  P.O. Box 1948
                  Santa Fe, NM 87504 

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