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  • 27 Mar 2017 2:20 PM | Melody Sears (Administrator)

    American Pride, a 16x20 oil by Nita Harper was chosen as one of the 15%FAV favorite paintings of the February Bold Brush Competition. It is shown below.

  • 27 Mar 2017 2:14 PM | Melody Sears (Administrator)

    Thomas Wezwick's 24x30 oil, A Very Cold Morning, shown below, was one of the selections for the 15%FAV of the February 2017 Bold Brush Competition.

  • 22 Mar 2017 11:43 AM | Melody Sears (Administrator)

    Silver Queen (Pastel 9x12) by Tobi Clement was selected by jurors as one of the top 15% of entries in the February FASO BoldBrush Competition.

  • 14 Mar 2017 3:57 PM | Melody Sears (Administrator)

    PAPNM Member, Karen Nelson, had two paintings juried into "Fluid Dynamics," a show that opens Friday, March 17th, with a reception from 5-7p.m. at The Art Center at Fuller Lodge, Los Alamos, N.M. The show runs through April 29th. Karen's two pieces, shown below, are titled The Mill Pond and Autumnal Rush.

  • 04 Mar 2017 6:17 PM | Melody Sears (Administrator)

    PAPNM member and PAPA signature member Lorenzo Chavez will have works in the upcoming May-June 2017  Exhibition NOTES FROM NATURE, new works by the Plein Air Painters of America at the PACE in Parker, Colorado.  Lorenzo’s Parker, CO art studio is featured in the March-April 2017 issue of Art of the West Magazine.
    Lorenzo Chavez

  • 04 Mar 2017 6:13 PM | Melody Sears (Administrator)

    My Pastel “Kicking Up Dirt”  received the honor of being selected as one of the FAV 15% in the January bold Brush Competition.

  • 24 Feb 2017 5:22 PM | Melody Sears (Administrator)

    Rabbitbrush by PAPNM Master Signature Member Richard Prather, an 11x14 oil, is a finalist in the January 2017 BoldBrush Competition, judged by William Suys.

  • 23 Feb 2017 6:29 PM | Melody Sears (Administrator)

    "Up Along the River Cold" by PAPNM Signature Artist Member, Thomas Wezwick, was selected as one of the "FAV 15%" in the December 2016 Informed Collector Bold Brush Painting Competition.

  • 23 Feb 2017 6:19 PM | Melody Sears (Administrator)

    PAPNM Master Signature Member, Peggy Immel, has a  two person show entitled “New Mexico Tapestry” opening Friday March 3, 2017 at Sorrel Sky Gallery in Santa Fe. Immel’s oil paintings of New Mexico will be featured along with the work of sculptor, Michael Tatom. There will be an opening reception from 5-7PM at Sorrel Sky, 125 W. Palace Ave, Santa Fe, NM. Shown below:  Inside Looking Outside 18x24 oil.

  • 13 Feb 2017 4:38 PM | Melody Sears (Administrator)

    3-Day UART Workshop with Lorenzo Chavez: “Effective Landscape Painting in the Studio”

    Location: The Schoolhouse Art Studio on Main Street, Parker, CO
    Date: Friday April 7- Sunday April 9 2017
    Time: Friday April 7 9:00-4:00 pm, Sat. April 8 9:00-4:00 pm, Sun April 9 9:00 -4:00 pm
    Medium: Pastels
    Skill level: Beginner to advanced
    Price: $375.00
    Students: 6-12

    Join internationally known award winning painter and one of Plein Air Painters of America’s newest members, Lorenzo Chavez, for an inspiring and insightful landscape painting workshop in his studio. By students bringing in their own reference photos and field studies, they can learn to visualize the landscape in unique and exciting new ways while also honoring the traditions of the past while utilizing the visual approaches of shape, value, edges, line, and color. Lorenzo is well known for his patience and articulate lessons that will awaken your artistic vision.

    This workshop will offer plenty of individual attention, daily demonstrations and group discussions in a relaxed and inspiring setting.

    About the Artist: Lorenzo Chavez lives in Colorado and enjoys Painting in both pastel and oil. He participates in several national invitational and International group exhibitions and has won major awards including the Pastel Society of America in New York; His work has been chosen to represent PSA in the Butler Art Museum, Ohio. Pastel Society of Spain, Pastel Society of France, Artists of America Show in Denver, Rims to Ruins Exhibition, Plein Air Painters of America, Albuquerque Art Museum, Maynard Dixon Country,100 Gold Medal Exhibition at The Pasadena Art Museum, The Brinton Museum, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, The Brinton Museum, Coors Show in Denver, Butler Art Museum, Laguna Art Museum, Gilcrease Museum, Steamboat Art Museum. Legacy Gallery, Cape Cod Art Museum, Blue Rain Gallery Santa Fe, Helena Fox Fine Art, and Settlers West Gallery, Trailside Galleries. He was featured in a successful one-man show at the C.M. Russell Museum and has participated successfully in several C.M. Russell Art Auctions.

    UART will provide you via email with a full list of materials before the beginning of the workshop.

    Check out Lorenzo’s paintings at

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