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  • 01 Feb 2023 12:37 PM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    From Diane: "I’m so pleased my pastel painting “Wet Desert” was chosen to be included in Plein Air Magazine this month in the article “Mountain High Valley Low”! Thank you, Gina!"

    Congratulations, Diane!!

  • 29 Jan 2023 11:39 AM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    Congratulations to the following PAPNM members for their acceptance into this prestigious Exhibition:

    Ellen Buselli OPA
    Michele Byrne
    Albert Handell OPAM
    Jane Hunt OPA
    Carolyn Jeanene Lindsey
    Kevin Macpherson OPAM
    Chris Morel
    Richard Prather OPA

    For more information, visit OPA's Full Acceptance List page with accepted painting titles.

  • 29 Jan 2023 8:00 AM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)




    A two-woman show with Peggy Immel and Star Liana York

    Opening Reception: Friday, February 3, 2023, 5:00-7:00pm

    Sorrel Sky Gallery

    125 West Palace Avenue, Santa Fe, NM    505-501-6555

    Peggy: " I'm excited about the Wine, Chocolate and Art shindig Sorrel Sky Gallery in Santa Fe is having to feature my paintings and Star York's sculptures. I love seeing everyone and catching up on your plans for the new year, so I hope you can join us at the reception at the gallery to check out the wine, the chocolates and our art.

    "Plein air painter Peggy Immel and sculptor Star Liana York live, work, and explore in the New Mexico landscape that brings them unlimited inspiration. Whether it’s a cloudy sky or blue sky, golden aspens or green fields, Peggy’s paintings reflect the unique lighting of the Southwest with luminosity and atmospheric effect. At the start of each new piece, she asks herself, “Why are you painting this?” which helps her stay focused on her intent and goal. “I believe the ‘why’ of a painting matters more than the ‘what.’ The most exciting pieces to paint have both a visual and philosophical foundation.” – Peggy Immel. As she works in her studio Star patiently waits for her subject to make itself known in the clay. The range of her work reflects her interest in the people, animals, environment, and history of the region. A continuing source of inspiration for her bronze sculptures comes from exploring the native peoples of the Southwest and the mythology of ancient sacred sites"When a character emerges from a work I am sculpting, I feel touched at a deeply intimate, subconscious level. It is the essence in a work of art that makes it intensely personal and entirely universal at the same time." – Star Liana York

  • 24 Jan 2023 4:00 PM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    From Michele: "Just received notice from FASO - Fine Art Studio Online that this piece "First Snow" was selected as part of the FAV15% for the December competition. That means it's one of the jury's favorite 15%. I always forget to enter this competition, which happens every month if you have a website through FASO. This will hopefully remind me to keep entering.

    This piece SOLD on Christmas Eve Acosta Strong Fine Art! "

    Congratulations. Exceptional painting!!

  • 24 Jan 2023 3:31 PM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    Carla Forrest Fine Art Studio & Gallery



    1127 Alameda Blvd NW, Suite A, Albuquerque, NM 87114

    505.359.7566 - map - map

    First Friday ARTScrawl

    Friday, February 3rd (2-5 pm)

    Open 8 am-2 pm, Tuesday-Sunday

    Kickoff February ARTScrawl with Michael Thomas Coffee, Chocolate Maven delights, and other treats at Kickstand Café! Carla Forrest Fine Art and Kickstand Café present Pathways, contemporary landscape paintings depicting Albuquerque’s splendid open space and trails. The show features works by Carla Forrest, which appeal to our mountain biking, hiking, and outdoor adventurists. Meet the artist at the opening reception on Friday, February 3, 2-5 pm. Explore Pathways from February 1st through April 30th with works rotated regularly.

  • 18 Jan 2023 2:04 PM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    American Women Artists: Pushing Forward Reaching Back Juried Exhibition at Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina

    Congratulations to PAPNM Signature Member, Carole Belliveau, for her acceptance into this prestigious show. Carole is a Signature member of AWA.

    A new exhibition titled American Women Artists: Pushing Forward Reaching Back, opens May 13, 2023, and continues through July 23, 2023, at Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet, SC. This juried show features 100+ paintings and sculptures by members of American Women Artists (AWA). Accepted works will be announced mid-January 2023. A Grand Prize of $10,000 and additional prizes of cash, merchandise, and media space will be awarded. The awards ceremony and opening reception take place May 12. All works will be available for sale.

    Carole's painting: Face Forward

  • 08 Jan 2023 7:51 AM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    12th Annual Plein Air Salon 2022-23

    PleinAir magazine presents the 12th annual PleinAir Salon $33,000 Art Competition. In the spirit of the French Salon created by the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, this annual online competition, with 11 monthly cycles, leading to the annual Salon Grand Prize winners, is designed to stimulate artistic growth through competition. The competition rewards artists with over $33,000 in cash prizes and exposure of their work, with the winning painting featured on the cover of PleinAir magazine.

    The 12th Annual Awards will be presented live at the Plein Air Convention & Expo in May 2023. 

    PAPNM Members - Awards and Top 100 Finalists

    The Top 100 Finalists from each month are comprised of those with the highest scores. The winners and honorable mention awards are selected from this group of finalists. Top 100 finalists are eligible to re-enter their paintings in future competitions until it wins a category award.

    Nov: Rickie Vios (Best Plein air Watercolor & Goauche), Carole Belliveau (Top 100 Animals & Birds), Deanne Kroll (Top 100 Floral), Liz Bonham (Top 100 Western), Jane Hunt (4 top 100-Vehicle, Nocturne, Floral, Clouds & Sky), 

    Oct: Jane Hunt (3rd Place Overall)

    Sept: Jane Hunt (Honorable Mention Nocturne),  Lanya Deeb (Top 100 Plein Air Pastel), Natasha Isenhour (Top 100 Building)

    Aug: Jane Hunt (3rd Place Overall, Top 100 Plein Air Oil), Chris Morel (Top 100 Building)

    July: Peggy Immel (Best Clouds and Sky, Best Artist over 65), Jane Hunt (Best Nocturne, Best Floral)

    May: Deanne Kroll (Clouds and Sky Honorable Mention,  Jane Hunt (Best Clouds and Sky, Western Honorable Mention, Top 100 Nocturne, Top 100 Plein Air Oil), Jean Kondek (Top 100 Artist over 65)

    April: Peggy Immel (Best Artist over 65, Best Nocturne, Top 100 Plein Air Oil)

    Congratulations to all!

    Please write to if your name was not included in any of these monthly awards (including top 100) or the award is incorrect.

  • 29 Dec 2022 9:01 AM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    Newsletter out today, Dec 29, 2022. Exhibit closes on 12/31. Reminder of  the awards by our PAPNM members in the 2022 PAAC Annual  National Show:

    Show Catalog

    1st Place Associate Member

    Lamya Deeb September's Patina

    Honorable Mentions:

    Michele Farrier Looking Over the Rain

    Lee MacLeod Dolomite Vista


    Leslie & Dave Allen Purchase Award

    Michele Byrne Monsoon Monday

    PAAC Board Choice Award

    Michele Byrne Festival Buzz

  • 16 Dec 2022 11:59 AM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    Congratulations to PAPNM members, Cheryl Koen and Carolyn Lindsey, for this achievement of distinction.

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Albuquerque, NM

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