Two Summer Art Events
Juried Members Online Exhibition
at the E. L. Blumenschein Museum
& Historic Studios Online Show
at Wilder Nightingale Fine Art
APPLICATIONS open June 1st! Go to the PAPNM Event Page:
Participate in the 2020 TAOS PLEIN AIR Juried Members Online Exhibition or the Historic Studios Online Show presented by the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico (PAPNM) in Taos, New Mexico.
The online exhibitions are being held in cooperation with Taos Museums and PAPNM. 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.
The events have shifted to online shows. The work still needs to be 80% Plein Air. Paintings that are accepted need to be created north of I- 40 in New Mexico within the last two years (2018-2020). The intent is to have produced paintings that honor the spirit of the historic studios and artists who created the great Taos Art Colony. There will be no group paintouts or opening receptions. Currently New Mexico is under a "Stay-at- Home" order until May 15. Citizens need to stay at home and undertake only outings that are absolutely necessary for their health, safety, or welfare. Further details will be in the prospectus for shows and will be updated for artists as changes emerge.
We are in an evolving situation, but here's what I'm hoping for; that we become a better, kinder and stronger group of people.
2020 TAOS PLEIN AIR: Online shows
Each show is limited to 50 participants
Judge - Juried Members Online Exhibit
Richard Alan Nichols
Judges - Historic Studios Online Show (Non-Juried)
Lyn Boyer & Richard Alan Nichols
Schedule - Both Shows:
• June 1 Application Opens
• June 14 Deadline for entry
• June 28 Notification of jury selection for the Juried Members Exhibition
• July 17 (Friday) Historic Studios Show opens online
• July 17- August 2 Historic Studios Show
• July 18 (Saturday) Juried Members Exhibition opens online
• July 18 - August 30 Juried Members Exhibition
I sincerely hope that you consider submitting to these events and that you encourage others to do the same. It is a highlight event for PAPNM! Our hosts, The E. L. Blumenschein House and Museum & Wilder Nightingale Fine Art are some of New Mexico’s most prestigious and respected museums and art gallery. They commemorate the formation of the Taos Society of Artists, establishing Taos as a world- renowned art colony.
Dick Wimberly, Show Chair