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  • 16 Mar 2024 10:01 AM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    Opening Reception, Friday, Mar 22, 2024 5-8 pm
    Awards Presentation at 7 pm

    Hispanic Arts Gallery at EXPO New Mexico
    300 San Pedro Drive NE, (Gate 3 Entrance) Albuquerque, NM 87108

    SHOW: March 22 – April 14, 2024

    Tuesdays thru Sundays from 10 am - 5 pm
    (closed Easter Sunday, March 31)

    PAPNM Artists juried into the Standard Works Show (not complete*): Nancy Silvia, Linda Wells, Tobi Clement, Karen Halbert, John Meister, Tom Blazier, Charles Edmonson, Michele Byrnes, Janet Amtmann, Jay Park, Paul Murray, Albert Handell, Lynn Kearny, Paige Smith-Wyatt, Katherine Irish, Marilyn Wightman. Congratulations. 

    Our very own Master PAPNM Artist, Peggy Immel, was a juror of entry.

    The MasterWorks of New Mexico Spring Art Show is now in its 26th year of exhibition! 

    It began with a unique vision, that of combining the talents and experiences of existing fine arts organizations, each representing artists throughout New Mexico, to sponsor a show of New Mexico’s finest art. 

    MasterWorks of New Mexico consists of four separately juried and judged shows. It is a collaborative effort by Bardean LLC, New Mexico Watercolor Society, Pastel Society of New Mexico and the Rio Grande Art Association exhibiting together as MasterWorks of New Mexico to create a showcase highlighting the excellence of visual art in New Mexico.

    *Please let know if you have been juried into the show. Otherwise, the full list of juried PAPNM Artists will be added when the painting images are put online on the Masterworks website (right after the opening on the 22nd).

  • 16 Mar 2024 8:17 AM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    Join us for another video chat, this time with PAPNM member and 2019 President, Natasha Isenhour.

    More information available on Natasha's upcoming workshop at the Bluebird Studios:

  • 05 Mar 2024 10:00 AM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    Artist Spotlight: Cynthia Inson

    Two articles: Outdoor Painter and Fine Art Connoisseur!!

    Outdoor Painter Link


    Artist posing with her paintingsArtist Cynthia Inson with her paintings

    How do you describe success?
    Cynthia Inson: I describe and realize success as an artist to be related directly to me setting goals, reaching those goals, setting new ones, and continually feeling maybe not comfort but encouragement to grow as an artist. For example, a goal was to create a website, done, another was to start doing ads in Plein Air magazine. Done. Another is to be juried into National Shows and be recognized in a National Arts Magazine. Goals will, of course be different for each artist, but these are some of mine.

    What is the best thing about being an artist?
    Cynthia Inson: The very best thing about being an artist is the continual critical self-analysis of my work, that in turn, if I am paying attention, pushes me to improve my work. Visually it is so very exciting when I step back and see a breakthrough! I love analyzing the abstractions of forms, light, and color.

    To see more of Cynthia’s work, visit:

    oil painting of teapot vase with roses in it

    Cynthia Inson, “Garden Party”, oil, 24 x 12 in., 2023 

    oil painting of desert landscape; two mountain peaks with path leading through

    Cynthia Inson, “Diablo Canyon”, oil, 20 x 10 in., 2023

    Fine Art Connoisseur:

    Article Link

  • 02 Mar 2024 5:06 PM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    From Natasha, PAPNM Signature Member and 2020 PAPNM President: Join me (on Mar 7 at 9:20 am Mountain Time)!! 

    Plein Air Live Starts March 6th! Use Plein Air Live Link  to sign up with code ISENHOUR for your 10% discount! I’ll be answering your questions live on chat during my demo! Hope you’ll come along for the ride and see all your favorite Plein air painters in action!

    I just watched this great demo.  In fact I'll take the liberty of adding the painting (done in our very own Bosque del Apache!). Congratulations, Natasha.

  • 01 Mar 2024 1:43 PM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    From Tobi: 

    article link

  • 26 Feb 2024 12:44 PM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    PAPNM Artists: John Meister, Bud Edmonson, Lyle Brown, Lee McVey, Marilyn Drake. 

    From John:

    The Artist Studio is hosting its Annual Open Studio Day!

    You're invited!...

    I share a studio space at THE ARTIST STUDIO with eleven other artists in Albuquerque, NM. We will hold our Annual Open Studio Day on Sunday, March 3 from 1:00-4:00 PM. Although we have done this for years, this is our first open house since the pandemic. There should be a lot of new works on display. Hope to see you there! 

    The Artist Studio is located at 8200 Menaul Blvd. NE, Units A & B (There is also parking in the back).

  • 23 Feb 2024 12:30 PM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    Select for video.

    Join us for another Bluebird Chat with  Beth Cooper of the Bluebird Studios. Bask in the sunshine with Michele as she is taped from Florida for this interview on her upcoming workhop in April. 

    Michele is an impressionistic oil painter using the palette knife and the brush. In this workshop, she will show you how to loosen up and add figures to your paintings in a natural way. We will be working with live models for one afternoon. Michele will take your work to a new level with her innovative approach to painting! This workshop is appropriate for advanced beginners to experienced painters. You won’t be disappointed.

    More information available on Michele's upcoming workshop at the Bluebird Studios:

  • 22 Feb 2024 3:46 PM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    Michael Chesley Johnson, PAPNM Artist Signature Member,  is a  Mastrius Master Artist. He will be doing a (free) demo on Zoom.

    Mark your calendars! On February 29th, Thursday, at 5 pm Mountain Time, I’ll be live on Zoom and interviewed by Mastrius, the group that I am now mentoring for. You can join me for FREE at this link at that time:

    (4 PT / 5 MT / 6 CT / 7 ET)

    The program will last an hour, and I’ll be talking about what I do, why I do it and how I do it. Then, I’ll give a short demonstration of a painting technique that I call “making your best guess.” Are you a painter and frustrated with that first step in making color choices? In this technique, I show you how making an exact choice doesn’t matter! Just make your best guess, and take comfort in the knowledge that you can adjust that choice in the next phase. The demonstration will be in pastel.

    Also, the program is an introduction to me as a Master Artist and mentor for Mastrius. Starting March 10th, I’ll begin mentoring up to 10 aspiring artists. If you’re looking for guidance, consider this online group mentoring program. You can find out more details about my program here.

  • 18 Feb 2024 3:47 PM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    From Peggy: "Many thanks to Kelly Kane and PleinAir Magazine for the special feature in the February/March 2024 issue about Nancy Silvia Murata, Ned Mueller, and me, all self described unstoppable octogenarians. Much appreciated! I can’t wait to read what Kelly will write about us when we all reach centenarian status. Until then I plan to paint large, live well and dance on." 

    Congratulations, Nancy and Peggy, PAPNM Members (and Ned as well).

  • 17 Feb 2024 12:41 PM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    Catalog (flipping book)

    Please email the News Coordinator,, if you are a PAPNM member and in this show.

    LIZ BONHAM • WAOW Signature • TX •

    Liz was honored this year to be a finalist in the Art Renewal Center’s 16th

    International ARC Salon Competition at Sotheby’s NY. She was also honored to be featured in Southwest Art magazine’s Artist to Watch October/November 2022 issue. Some of her recent shows include include the AIS Small Works Show, Lighthouse Plein Air (Best Seascape Award), Paint the Town Plein Air Marble Falls (Judge’s Merit Award), APA National Show, En Plein Air Texas Competition, OPS National Show and Mountain Oyster Club Contemporary Art Show and Sale.

    Congratulations to Liz Bonham and Katherine Irish, PAPNM Artist Members. 

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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