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  • 09 Feb 2018 2:46 PM | Melody Sears (Administrator)

    From Joe Anna Arnett, Artist Member of PAPNM:

    I am happy to announce my addition to the 2018 Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE) faculty in Santa Fe, NM on April 16-20. I will be doing a demonstration / instruction session as well as one of the critique sessions. This is the world’s largest plein air painting event. I encourage you to join us in Santa Fe for the time of your life and, if you register soon you’ll receive the lowest possible price. The convention is getting close to be sold out. To find out more about #PACE18, head on over to See you in Santa Fe!

    Also, it is always nice to be included in a new book. This one is The Encyclopedia of Oil Techniques by Jeremy Galton, published in England. The painting is "Wandering Wildflowers" a plein air work done in southern Colorado.

  • 07 Feb 2018 3:55 PM | Melody Sears (Administrator)

    A message from PAPNM Master Signature Member Peggy Immel:

    I am happy to announce my addition to the 2018 Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE) faculty in Santa Fe, NM on April 16-20. Join us in Santa Fe for the time of your life. Register now because spots fill quickly the closer we get to the event! To find out more about #PACE18, head on over to Be sure to look me up and say hi or introduce yourself if we haven't met. See you at the convention.

  • 16 Nov 2017 5:31 PM | Melody Sears (Administrator)

    Artist Member Madina Croce's painting, "Kiva Sunnies", was selected as part of the FAV15% (jury's favorite 15% of the entries) in the July 2017 BoldBrush Painting competition.

  • 14 Nov 2017 5:58 PM | Melody Sears (Administrator)

    PAPNM Artist Member Brenda Howell’s painting, “El Matador Beach", won Second Place award in the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society’s 27th Annual “Best of America”  Exhibition held at Castle Gallery Fine Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana. The awards judge was Jason Sacran.

  • 28 Oct 2017 6:37 PM | Melody Sears (Administrator)

    Peggy Immel’s painting, "Snow Capped", was an award winner in the September 2017 FASO BoldBrush Painting competition. It received the honor of Finalist by judge, William Schneider.

  • 26 Oct 2017 5:56 PM | Melody Sears (Administrator)

    I am very honored to have had Marc Hanson award my painting finalist for the September Master Class category in the on-line Art Muse Contest.
    Marc had these kind words to say about the piece; "I can feel the light as it touches the very tops of the upper edges of the rocks and then sinks into the shadows of the depths of the canyon. Richard’s knowledge of the geography is not understated, but doesn’t over shadow the cohesion of the whole. I really like the use of textural brushwork in the mid-ground and foreground vegetation and rocks to give the painting a lot of depth."

  • 26 Oct 2017 5:43 PM | Melody Sears (Administrator)

    PAPNM Artist Member Peter Grab had artwork selected for the Fav15% in the FASO BoldBrush competition for October. His 10x8 oil is called Daughter of the Sun.

  • 04 Oct 2017 1:32 PM | Melody Sears (Administrator)

    Susan McCullough won the Artists Choice Award for the Plein Air Artists Colorado national juried show at Mary Williams Fine Arts in Boulder, CO on September 8, 2017. The painting’s title is “The Zapata” and the show runs until October 7, 2017. 

  • 01 Sep 2017 12:14 PM | Melody Sears (Administrator)

    "IMMEL + IMMEL - Our New Mexico"
    Sept 2 - 17, 2017 opening Reception: Sat Sept 2, 2017 5-7PM
    Wilder Nightingale Fine Art, Taos NM

  • 31 Aug 2017 12:55 PM | Melody Sears (Administrator)


    Two workshops with Louise Minks are available at Warwick Conference Center, Warwick, NY

    Road Scholar class, Sept. 24-29

    Leisure Studies "Autumn Focus" Master Class, Oct. 22-27, 2017

    Lodging and all meals are included in a beautiful historic lodge located in the lower Catskills with indoor and outdoor painting opportunities.  $540 dbl, or $615 sgl. Registration details available on my website:; Questions:;  413-367-2800

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