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  • 24 Jun 2022 2:34 PM | Stephanie West (Administrator)

    Applications being accepted until June 30th


    NOVEMBER 25, 26, 27


    A showcase of high-quality handcrafted products created by New Mexico’s finest artisans event returns to the Hotel Albuquerque Thanksgiving Weekend 2022.

    See prospectus here:

  • 10 Jun 2022 3:56 PM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)


    Congratulations to Nancy Silvia!!.

    From Nancy: "I have a bit of news:   I will be receiving 'Master Circle' status in IAPS  (international Association of Pastel Societies) at our convention in Albuquerque this month."

    From the IAPS site:

    The IAPS Master Circle was created to honor those artists whose work has been accepted and/or given awards in IAPS Juried Exhibitions. Artists who receive the Master Circle designation may use the letters "IAPS/MC" on resumes, websites, brochures, magazine articles and other media to indicate their membership in the Master Circle.

    "Each recipient of the award receives a three-inch medallion engraved with his or her name and the year the honor was bestowed engraved on the back. The design of the medallion was created by IAPS founder and President Emerita, Urania Christy Tarbet. "It is of a rose with a pastel stick next to it. The rose represents the resurgence of spring, as pastel is in its Renaissance period, and is now being recognized as a wonderful medium after being in the dark for so long. I wanted something very special that had never been done in the art world before, to honor pastel artists whose work was accepted in our exhibitions or awarded prizes. It is important for the recipients to cherish this symbol of excellence. It can be worn at IAPS exhibitions and conventions, and readily identifies IAPS artists who have received one of the most important honors in the pastel world."

  • 09 Jun 2022 3:26 PM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    Albuquerque Old Town Art Tour & Wine Tasting

    Starting July 7

    Thursdays, 1 to 3 pm

    Private Tours by Request
    CNN Travel Spotlight

    From Carla: I am delighted that my art studio and gallery has been invited to be a stop on the Albuquerque Old Town Art Tours, conducted every Thursday afternoon from 1 to 3 pm starting July 7th. Elaine Ritchel, the owner and founder of Santa Fe Art Tours, is now providing engaging, interactive art tours in Historic Old Town Albuquerque, New Mexico. Starting at the Albuquerque Museum, the tour wanders through the sculpture garden into Patio Escondido, once home to the Sagrada, a sacred arts school founded by Dominican Sister Giotto Moots in 1969, and location of my art studio and gallery. Visitors can experience the working art studio of a Local Treasure! Then the tour meanders through charming neighborhoods, hidden courtyards, off-the-beaten path art venues, and landmark museums and galleries.


  • 08 Jun 2022 8:47 AM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    Visit Michael's blog for his very newsy and descriptive commentary on the Convention (2parts):

    KLH: I just ordered Michael's new landscape painting book (on amazon).

    And his blog is filled with excellent information:

  • 08 Jun 2022 8:00 AM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)


    Hurry. The show will have its last day soon (Jun 12)!!

    Tobi participated in this prestigious exhibit with several paintings and a Workshop.

    4th Annual International Pastel Exhibition Pastels  Du Monde Au Féminin

    Features fourteen recognized American Women Pastellists, and thirty European women Pastellists. 

    Sign up for Tobi's newsletter and you will be able to access ongoing posts on her trip to France:

    Partial post:

    "To behold Beauty dignifies your life, it heals you and calls you out beyond the smallness of your own self-limitation to experience new horizons. To experience beauty is to have your life enlarged."  
    John O'Donohue

    In Paris I encountered beauty everywhere I looked; the food, fashion and art were always presented with an attention and appreciation to beauty. Douglas and I had an amazing trip in France, it was a life changing for me in many ways. Over the next few months, I want to share with you the beauty we enjoyed in art, food and fashion.

    Paris is the city of Art and Museums, and we were determined to visit our top three choices, the Musée d'Orsay, L'Orangerie, and the Musée Marmottan Monet. The Musée d'Orsay, is an architectural delight! I was astounded at how they took an old train station and built a museum around the structure  to incorporate much of the original character. The light coming into the first floor area danced over the sculptural collection and invited you to wander t through this area like an outdoor garden. This could have been a full day of exploration, however we had our intentions set on the fifth floor, the home of the Impressionists and Post-impressionist collections.

    Where we found room after room curated beautiful, each telling the story of the artists and the evolution of Impressionism.  Works by Monet, Renoir, Degas, Morisot, Pissarro, Manet, and few lesser known artists, Caillebotte, Guillaumin. The flow of rooms leads the viewer into the evolution of Post-Impressionist, with works by Seurat, Gauguin, Cézanne, and Toulouse-Lautrec.

    Photo Credit: Fay Lomax Cook

    Vincent Van Gogh, L'Italienne

    This moment, captured by Fay who was intrigued by my intensity said I had to stop and take a photo. "I was taken by the beauty of one red head looking at another" she said.  Every day we are stopped by simple moments of beauty and hopefully pause long enough to take it in. 

    The story of L'Italienne: This woman is without doubt Agostina Segatori (1843-1910), a former model of Corot, Gérôme and Manet with whom Van Gogh seems to have had a brief love affair a few months before this portrait was painted. During his time in Paris, between March 1886 and February 1888, he was initiated into the scientific color-theories developed by the Neo-impressionists. He was also profoundly interested in Japanese etchings, and in this portrait, Van Gogh offers a very personal synthesis of these two influences.
    Several elements are reminiscent of Japanese prints: the asymmetrical border, the stylisation of the character in a portrait with neither shadows nor perspective, the monochrome background... But instead of the refined touch of Eastern aesthetics Van Gogh employs an energetic treatment, which results in an impression of almost primitive might.
    The Neo-impressionists juxtaposed complementary colors in order to achieve intensity. Here, Van Gogh did likewise, associating reds with greens and blues with oranges but instead of the pointillist brush-stroke characteristic of Seurat and Signac, he uses a criss-cross of overlapping nervous hatching.
    From: Musée d'Orsay website

    The colors are violent, expressive, revealing Van Gogh
    to be a precursor of Fauvism.

  • 05 Jun 2022 7:41 PM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    Tobi: Woop!! Nice to see a recent piece of mine selected for the cover of the Inside Santa Fe Magazine for the November -May issue. There is a limited edition out now and available at Canyon Road Contemporary Art Gallery. Going to be a good year!!


  • 05 Jun 2022 8:45 AM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    Congratulations to PAPNM Master, Jane Hunt, for the People's Choice Award in the 11th Annual April PA Salon Competition. In addition, this painting was in the top 20 for the year, as announced earlier.

    Jane also won the 2nd Place Overall in the March Competition:

    "Resolute" by Jane Hunt, Oil, 24x18 in.

  • 04 Jun 2022 7:34 AM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    Registration email: (if you happen to be in the Providence area).

    And welcome, Kevin, to the PAPNM!!

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