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Please enjoy recent news about our members: 

  • Acceptance into and awards in non-PAPNM National Shows
  • Featured Articles in National Magazines
  • Openings in National Galleries
  • Streamline Podcasts
  • Member-sponsored Workshops or Special Classes

Sample News Sources:

National and NM Shows:

  • Plein Air Painters of America
  • Outdoor Painters Society
  • Oil Painters of America
  • OPA Western Regional
  • American  Watercolor Society
  • National Watercolor Society
  • Pastel Society of America 
  • American Women Artists
  • American Impressionist Society
  • La Biennale di Venezia
  • Plein Air Artists of Colorado
  • Masterworks of New Mexico
  • LPAPA
  • Women Artists of the West
  • Albuquerque Museum ArtsThrive

Featured Articles:

  • American Art Collector
  • Western Art Collector
  • Southwest Art
  • Art of the West
  • Plein Air Magazine
  • Outdoor Painter
  • Fine Art Connoisseur
  • Art in America
  • International Artist Magazine.

Other Sources:

  • Streamline Podcasts
  • Other National Shows
  • Member Workshops
  • Acceptance into Nationally known gallery
  • Participation as PACE or Plein Air Live Demonstration or Field Artist


  • 12 Nov 2019 10:19 PM | Anonymous

    PAPNM member, watercolorist, author and illustrator:

    Erik Speyer’s book, Kubi Meets Rosita, won best Picture Book for New Mexico and Arizona at the 2019 NM and AZ Book Awards. Erik illustrated the book first, then wrote the story. The Spanish version got a medal from the 2019 International Latino Book Awards in LA earlier this year. Erik's book is available on Amazon.

  • 18 Aug 2019 7:22 PM | Anonymous

    Nancy Silvia will be spending two weeks in September as an Artist in
    Residence at Cape Cod National Seashore.  She will stay in one of the
    historic "dune shacks"  on the outer Cape, listening to the surf and
    returning to her roots painting seascapes.

    2 photos attached:  "Boris' Shack"  and "Almost Evening" 8x6"

  • 10 Jul 2019 7:26 PM | Anonymous

    New Works at 7 Arts Gallery, "Inhabitants of the Land" hangs for the month of July at 7 Arts Gallery, 125 Lincoln Avenue in Santa Fe, near the plaza. Please join us for an artist reception on Friday, July 12, from 5 to 7 pm.

  • 11 May 2019 5:53 PM | Anonymous

    7 Arts Gallery at 125 Lincoln Avenue in Santa Fe will host Nancy Silvia's June Exhibition "NIGHT AND DAY - Recent Paintings". The Opening Reception will be Friday June 7, from 5 to 7pm.


  • 01 May 2019 6:45 PM | Anonymous

    Peter Grab's painting "North of Santa Fe" was selected as part of the FAV15 % in the March 2019 Bold Brush Painting competition. 


  • 21 Feb 2019 2:28 PM | Anonymous

    Taos Treasures: the Plein Air Creative Process

    Wednesday, February 27, from 5:30-6:30 PM. Fechin Studio, Taos

    Have you ever wanted to peek inside the mind of an artist at the moment they find their Muse? The beauty of New Mexico has a long history of luring the outdoor painter, demanding to be captured in some form of permanence. In fact, some of the best painters in the world come to Taos to do just that!

    Three Master Signature members of Plein Air Painters of New Mexico (PAPNM), Clive Tyler, Paul Murray and Peggy Immel, will share some of their outdoor painting processes, answering questions such as: What attracts them to a scene? How do they evaluate the subject and form a plan for the painting? How do they then implement that plan in an environment with ever-changing light? What are the challenges of painting outdoors? What are some of their favorite painting stories? This discussion will be moderated by John Meister, immediate past president of PAPNM.

    Tickets are free for members, $10 for non-members.
    To RSVP or purchase tickets, please call 575-758-2690.

  • 17 Feb 2019 2:22 PM | Anonymous

    Every 5 Miles with Sharon Bamber: Continuing the painting/pilgrimage through France and Spain with 100+ km to go.

    Feb 7. Calvor to Sarria. So Sarria is where the majority of folks start "The Camino" as the requirement to be able to receive a Compostela certificate is to walk the 100km+ to Santiago from here.
    We are tired so planning a rest day, maybe two, before the final push to Santiago and Fisterra. Did a nice castle painting just the small remains on the hill overlooking the town. Set up the pod as it looked like rain but it didn't materialise.
    Pretty happy with it and the pod did not attract too much attention.
    Into town, time for a break.


  • 03 Dec 2018 5:06 PM | Anonymous

    J. Waid Griffin's one-man show at Purple Sage Gallery opens December 8, with a reception from 5 to 8 pm, and continues through December 31.

    Purple Sage Gallery is located at 201 San Felipe NW in Historic Old Town Albuquerque, NM. Phone 505-450-4059 for more information.

  • 01 Dec 2018 4:39 PM | Anonymous

    130 artworks (out of more than 400 entries) by 73 artists (15 Signature Members and 58 Artist Members, 35% from out of state) were juried into the Annual PAPNM Juried Members Show.  Additionally, twenty honors works by nine Master Signature Members, Judge Ray Roberts, two Jurors, and nine Board of Director members are on exhibit. Special thanks goes to Southwest Art Magazine, Western Art Collector, and Sorrel Sky Gallery for their amazing generosity and enthusiasm. 

    • Best of Show: Barbara Coleman, “Pond Up North” (oil), $5200 value
    • Best of Signature Members: Damien Gonzales, “Little Rapids on the Rio Chama” (oil), $3200 value
    • Best of Artist Members: Lee MacLeod, “Shadow Play, Abiquiu” (oil), $2500 value
    • Award of Excellence – Nocturne: Lyn Boyer, “Rabbit Ears Motel” (oil), $1050 value
    • Award of Excellence – Oil Media: Meridee Mendio, “Cottonwoods", $1050 value
    • Award of Excellence – Wet Media: Mike Simpson, “Petrichor”, $1050 value
    • Award of Excellence – Dry Media: Seung Youn, “Hidden Creek”, $1050 value
    • Louisa McElwain Memorial Award: Loretta Domaszewski, “Riverside Willow” (oil), $700 value
    • Jeffrey Potter Memorial Award: Dick Wimberly, “Love in Bloom” (oil), $700 value
    • Honorable Mention – Oil Media: Carol Benally, “Arizona Vista” (oil), $400 value
    • Honorable Mention – Wet Media: Eric Speyer, “Canyon de Chelly” (water color), $400 value
    • Honorable Mention – Dry Media: Felix Voltsinger, “Mighty Sycamore Trees, New Mexico” (graphite on paper), $400 value
    • Honorable Mention – Figure in the Landscape: Jane Chapin, “Old Town Estonia” (oil), $400 value
    • Artists’ Choice: John Meister, “Prickly Heat” (oil), $400 value

    See photos of entries on the PAPNM website at http://www.papnm.org


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