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  • 07 Apr 2024 10:27 AM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    Oil Painters of America is pleased to announce Mark Arts located in Wichita, Kansas as the host of the Thirty-Third National Exhibition.  The Exhibition will take place from April 5 – May 31, 2024 in the Gladys and Karl T. Wiedemann Gallery.

    Congratulations to PAPNM Member Award Winners: Jane Hunt and Carolyn J. Lindsey:

    Past Presidents' Award of Excellence
    Associate &
    Signature Division

    Animal Honorable Mention

    Associate & Signature Division

    Congratulations to all PAPNM Members: Buselli, Coleman, Handell, Hunt, Lindsey, Prather, Ress: Juried into this prestigious OPA Show.


    OPA 2024 National Exhibition Convention Website

    and Acceptance List: with the artists from PAPNM:

    Ellen Buselli OPA New York NY USA Copper & Light 12" x 16"
    Barbara Coleman OPA Albuquerque NM USA The Overlook 16" x 20"
    Albert Handell OPAM Santa Fe NM USA Deep Woods 28" x 28"

    Jane Hunt OPA Boulder CO USA Teton Splendor 2 - SOLD16" x 20"

    Carolyn Jeanene Lindsey Cuervo NM USA Milking Barn 20" x 30"
    Richard Prather OPA Placitas NM USA Rio Guadalupe Canyon 24" x 18"
    Spike Ress Parowan UT USA Storm's Embrace 18" x 24"

    Ellen Buselli, Copper & Light

    Barbara Coleman, Overlook

    Richard Prather, Rio Guadalupe Canyon

    Spike Ress, Storm's Embrace

    Additional Images to be added

  • 07 Apr 2024 6:00 AM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    Congratulations, Suzanne. We look forward to seeing your "banner" painting on a Taos street corner through August!!.

    (Other paintings to be added perhaps.  Who else? Peggy or Peggy?)

  • 01 Apr 2024 4:01 PM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    30 MARCH  - 02 JUNE 2024

    Online at 

    Millicent Rogers Museum, 1504 Millicent Rogers Road, Taos, NM

    10 am - 5 pm Daily

    PAPNM Members Juried into the Show:  Diane Arenberg, Barbara Churchley, Tobi Clement, Beth Cooper, Marilyn Drake, Lynn Kearny, Lee McVey, Paul Murray, Rachel Pearson, Marilyn Wightman

    With Awards by PAPNM Members, Katherine Irish and Virginia Unseld :

  • 29 Mar 2024 4:56 PM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    ArtsThrive: Art Exhibition & Benefit

    Mar 17 - April 14

    You may see the beautiful artwork even now if you select the Artwork for Sale button in the banner.

    Scroll down alphabetically for our PAPNM Artists:

    Congratulations to PAPNM Artists juried into this event: Michele Byrne, Barbara Coleman, Peggy Immel, Cathy Haight, Katherine Irish, Christopher Miller, Richard Prather and Paige Smith-Wyatt* .

    ArtsThrive: Art Exhibition & Benefit is a juried exhibition and sale hosted by the Albuquerque Museum Foundation and held at the Albuquerque Museum. The exhibition will be on view to the public March 17– April 14, 2024.

    Join us at these ArtsThrive events. Tickets are on sale now! 

    March 14, 6 – 9 p.m.
    Purchase Tickets
    March 16, 6 – 10 p.m.
    Purchase Tickets
    April 14, 3 – 5 p.m.
    ● Members Only.

    Don’t have the time to attend the Collectors’ Premiere or Saturday Gala? Support our mission at Albuquerque Museum Foundation through a donation. Your contribution makes a lasting impact, even if you can’t attend the event. Click on the green ♥ Donate button at the bottom of the page.

    For more information about these events, call Elaine Richardson at 505-677-8491.


    All artists selected into the ArtsThrive exhibition will have their artwork displayed in one of the Albuquerque Museum’s galleries, March 16 – April 14, 2024. All artwork in this show will be for sale to the public for the duration of this 4-week long exhibition, with 60% of art sales going back to the artist. For more information about the exhibition or the call for artists, call Erik Parker at 505-677-8492. 

    *If your name is missing, please write to with MEMBER NEWS in the subject line.

  • 29 Mar 2024 10:42 AM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    Congratulations to PAPNM Members, Barbara Coleman and Carolyn Lindsey, juried into the AIS Small Works Showcase
    April 25 – May 28, 2024

  • 23 Mar 2024 9:10 AM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    Members of the Plein Air Painters of NM won many of the awards last night at the opening. Congratulations to all:

    All Entries and Awards:

    PAPNM Member Awards Standard: Amtmann, Blazier (2), Clement, Handell, Halbert, Irish, Meister, Murray (2), Kearny, Smith-Wyatt, Parks, Silvia:

    PAPNM Member MiniaturAwards (images not available): Irish, Leister, Murray (and wife):

    Peggy Immel: PAPNM Master Artist, Juror of Entry (Oil/Acrylic):

  • 23 Mar 2024 9:00 AM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    Monthly Awards

    February Top 100

    Congratulations to PAPNM Members, Jane Hunt, Peggy Immel and Barbara Coleman.

    December 2023 Awards

    PAPNM Master Signature member, Jane Hunt, had three awards in the Salon.  "Ablaze" was the Best Clouds and Skies, with another, the Best Nocturne and another in the top 100 Plein Air Landscape Category.

    November 2023 Awards

    PAPNM Signature members, Barbara Coleman and Natasha Isenhour, have paintings in the top 100 category for November:

    And from the 100 finalists, Barbara Coleman's "Wyoming Plains" won the Landscape Honarable Mention award.

    Barbara Coleman, "Wyoming Plains", oil, 16x20,

    October Plein Air Salon Awards

    Buselli, Hunt and Isenhour have paintings in the top 100 category for October:

    September Plein Air Salon

    PAPNM Master Jane Hunt and PAPNM Signature Member Natasha Isenhour have paintings in the top 100 category:

    August Plein Air Salon Awards

    Judge Albert Handell (PAPNM Master Artist). Several PAPNM entries are part of the top 100 finalists for Aug 2023 Plein Air Salon and have been declared winners or honorable mentions:

    Carole Belliveau, Lanya Deeb, Jane Hunt and Natasha Isenhour. 

    (NOTE: After this month, the TOP 100 will not be announced UNLESS you write to following the instructions on the  News page since it's too difficult to sift through the TOP 100 images).





    Lanya Deeb

  • 17 Mar 2024 1:11 PM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    Carla Forrest, 2009-2010 PAPNM President, was selected as the featured artist from New Mexico in a documentary imagery of artists in their studios and places of inspiration. Currently, there are 120 photo essays in 46 US states by Stephen Edward Kennedy.

  • 17 Mar 2024 12:13 PM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    Gallery With A Cause • Located in the New Mexico Cancer Center • Benefitting the NMCC Foundation

    2024 Spring Exhibition

    Movers and Shakers - Artists Who Teach, Lead and Inspire

    Reception Mar 1 6-8:30pm, 4901 Lange Ave NE, ABQ 87109.

    40% of each art sale goes to help cancer patients with non-medical needs.

    February 19 – May 17, 2024

    Congratulations to Nancy, Connie, Chris and Dianne, PAPNM Members:

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