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16th National Juried Members Exhibition


Exhibition:  August 31 -  September 30, 2024

Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: August 31, 2024   6-8 pm

Legends of the West Gallery
102 East Water St, Suite 13 Santa Fe, New Mexico


The Plein Air Painters of New Mexico (PAPNM) 15th 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 Legends of the West 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.

Award Winners  ( . . . TBD!)

Best of Show - 

Best of Signature -

Best Artist Member -

Artist Member Award of Excellence -

Artist's Members Honorable Mention -

PAPNM Founder's Award -

Louisa McElwain Memorial Award -

Jeffrey Potter Memorial Award -

Joe Anna Arnett Memorial Award -

Legends of the West Gallery Award - 


Invited Paintings  - 2024 16th Natl ALBUM

Detailed Show Schedule 

  • April 22 -  Call to Entry starts
  • May 15 at 11:59 PM -  Call to Entry closes
  • Week of June 2 -  Artist Notification of Jury selection
  • Aug.  24 -   Deadline for Shipped Work to Arrive
  • Aug 25 & 26 - 11:00 - 2:00 each day. Hand Delivery of accepted works at Gallery.
  • Aug 29-30 - Hang the Show with Gallery team
  • August 31 -  Opening Reception/Awards Ceremony 6-8 p.m.
  • Sept 1- 3, 9-4 daily, Kathleen Hudson Workshop on Painting Water.  For registration, see below.
  • Sept. 30  - Show Closes
  • Oct. 1 - noon-3 p.m. Unsold Work to be Picked Up and Shipped Work Repackaged and Prepared for Return


    This call is for all current PAPNM members working in two-dimensional mediums.  Digital works will not be accepted.
    PAPNM Master Signature Members will receive a separate email invitation

    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

    How to Apply

    1. All applicants must register online CaFÉ™, If this link does not work, use
    2. FEE: $42 for the first image with each additional image $10, up to 4 images. Two artwork may be selected for exhibition from each artist by jurors.
    3. Prospectus: 2024 16th National Juried Members Exhibition Prospectus.pdf

    Judge of Awards - KATHLEEN HUDSON


    Kathleen emphasizes dynamic light and atmosphere in her paintings. She is a Signature Member of Plein Air Painters of America and the second youngest artist ever to be elected a Fellow in the American Society of Marine Artists. In 2017, Hudson received the Grand Prize in the 6th Annual PleinAir Salon for her painting Bright Morning, Timberline Falls, which was featured on the July 2017 cover of PleinAir Magazine. The same month Southwest Art named her an "Artist to Watch."


    Kathleen will offer a 3 day, ~9 am - 4 pm WORKSHOP Sept 1-3 open to the PAPNM Membership initially -and then to all - on painting water, at the Big Tesuque Campground area, just 13 miles northeast of Santa Fe. A separate registration and fee of $440 for a maximum of 15 registrants has been set up :

    Sign up/Register here (open now for public registration).

    Workshop Coordinator: Marcia Williams (see below)


    Bruce Gómez, Richard Guzmán, Jeff Otis

    Bruce Gomez has been working in pastel full-time for the last twenty-nine years and has been teaching workshops for the past fifteen. His artistic influences range from Paleolithic art up to Alfred Sisley, Maxfield Parrish, Juan Gris, and Gustav Klimt. Bruce considers himself fortunate to travel to and paint in such wonderful places as Telluride, Paris, Rome, and Moab.

    Richard Guzman’s painting style has been described as robust, expressionistic, energetic, with sweeping use of color and skillful harmonies. These attributes are born of close observation of subject matter, countless hours of indoor as well as outdoor painting, and a boundless love of the craft. Richard has instructed for both private and pubic institutions for the past twenty-five years. He brings a wealth of information that includes the history of painting as well as the most recent trends in modern times.

    Jeff Otis is an oil painter and writer, living in Albuquerque, who is known primarily for his landscapes and hopefully soon, his novels. Landscape, especially the dramatic vistas of the desert Southwest, are his central focus. His style is representational and often accompanied by contrasts of light and shade as well as dynamic color harmonies. He attributes much of his development as a painter to great artists of the past such as Monet, Sargent, Millet, and Sorolla. Contemporary artists having equally important influence include Wilson Hurley, Michael Lynch, Russell Chatham, Clyde Aspevig, Richard Schmid, Laura Robb, Dan Gerhartz, Wayne Wolfe, Ralph Oberg, Bill Gallen, David Leffel, and Sherrie Mcgraw. He is a signature member of Oil Painters of America

    National Show Team

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

    National Show Chair

    Events Director

    CaFE Administrator

    Fundraising Director

    Communications Director

    Workshop Coordinator

    Membership 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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