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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
  • 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

  • 08 Aug 2018 5:52 PM | Anonymous

    “Land and Light: Observations and Meditations” featuring work by Nancy Silvia at 7 Arts Gallery, 125 Lincoln Ave in Santa Fe, runs for the month of August. 

    For the month of September she will be painting as an Artist in Residence at Aztec Ruins National Monument in Aztec, NM.

  • 30 Jul 2018 12:29 PM | Anonymous

    "Solo Exhibition of pastels and oil paintings by Roger Williams"

    Santa Fe artist Roger Williams will be exhibiting an eclectic body of pastel and oil paintings this August at Joe Wade Fine Art in Santa Fe NM. The exhibition will include landscape and figurative works from William’s travels as well as local historical images of the southwestern USA.
    The show will open August 24th from 5- 7pm and run through September 9, 2018 at the Joe Wade Gallery located at 102 E. Water St. Santa Fe NM 87501.

    Below is "Santuario de Chimayo” 20 x 16 oil on linen, and above is "Water Bearers” 30 x 24 oil on linen.

  • 25 Jul 2018 7:16 PM | Anonymous

    Liz Bonham will judge the Brushes By The Beach Plein Air event November 10-17th in Galveston, TX. As part of the event she will present a workshop November 9-10.

    In other news, Liz recently received the Mayors Award at the Carmel Art Festival in Carmel, CA and her work was accepted into the Oil Painters of America (OPA)  Western Regional Show at Mary Williams Fine Arts in Boulder, CO. The exhibit is open September 7 to October 6, 2018.                                   

    For more information see Liz Bonham Fine Art at

  • 30 Jun 2018 7:57 AM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    100 Backers have signed up! Join Sharon Bamber on an incredible journey, painting and walking 1000 miles with her donkey along an ancient pathway through France to Spain. Every 5 miles painting the way of Saint James. She will share its unique sense of place through 200 plain air paintings.

    "I'm planning to walk and paint The Way of Saint James from Le Puy en Velay in France (along the section of The Way of St James known as the Via Podiensis), over the Pyrenees and across Spain (along the section of the Way of St James known as the Camino de Santiago de Compostela) through Santiago de Compostela to Finisterre.

    I'll be walking the 1000 miles alongside my donkey, Midas, stopping to do a plein air painting every 5 miles along the entire route."

  • 14 Jun 2018 3:32 PM | Anonymous

    Invite the  Intuitive Into Your Pastel Painting Process

    with Tobi Clement

    Scheduled for August 29 - September 2, 2018, this workshop/retreat will focus on the importance of cultivating both technique and intuition in your artwork. Cost includes lodging, three meals a day and workshop for $560. Located at the Pecos Benedictine Monastery (40 minutes drive from Santa Fe). For more information contact Tobi at

  • 14 Jun 2018 1:23 PM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    Plein Air Workshop

    Dick Wimberly

    June 20-22

    Capture the beauty of Llano Estacado in this three day workshop on location.

    Each day will focus on a different set of subjects: rustic outdoor scenery, verdant garden life, and clouds of the New Mexico sky.

    Join Dick Wimberly in this outdoor painting class. Each day he will discuss painting principles and demonstrate techniques in his limited color plein air pallet. Participants will choose their subjects and be guided through producing their own works.

    Attendees can expect to work on at least two paintings per day. After the workshop participants will have the option of hanging their work alongside a Plein Air Painters of New Mexico exhibition at Clovis Community College.

    All locations will be in the Clovis area.

    Workshop cost is $200. Reserve your spot call 505 934 5432 or sending a $100 deposit Dick Wimberly 3368 Governor Miles Road Santa Fe NM 87507. Lodging discounts arranged through Carolyn Lindsey..(575) 472-3542 or

    Dick is a plein air artist whose paintings communicate the moods and seasons of nature. He has been given the gift of translating what he see and feels into paint on canvas and feels a responsibility and obligation to share that gift. Dick's work is characterized by a sense of authenticity he prefers to paint on location to better capture the feel of his subject.

    He has been painting outdoors for 40 years, and has taught art to everyone from children in Albuquerque Public Schools to adults at Eastern New Mexico University.

    Dick has been a professional artist since graduation from Eastern New Mexico University. He has studied with Wilson Hurley, Clyde Aspevig and Michael Lynch.

    Dick Wimberly serves as the Vice President of the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico and is a member of the Oil Painters of America and of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association.

  • 13 Jun 2018 4:35 PM | Anonymous

    A Land of Resilience in the Face of Decay: New Mexico and Plein Air Tips

    PAPNM Member John Meister penned an article recently published in Outdoor Painter (The Home of Plein Air Magazine)--well  worth a read! Click on the link below to access it.

  • 13 May 2018 6:53 PM | Anonymous

    Palette Knife Painting Still Life - OIL CLASS
    Friday, May 18, 2018 | From 10A - 5P |
    $125 BYOM / $140 Materials Included + Tax

    Learn how to be bold in your still-life painting and let your own voice sing! Michelle Chrisman will teach you how to make bold, decisive, strokes in thick,
    luscious oil paints using a palette knife. You will learn how to move color
    and to create value and form. Students will learn about principles of
    expressionism, including working to create mood and ideas. This workshop is open to all levels of painters - beginning to advanced.

    Artisan May 2018 workshop.pdf

  • 13 May 2018 6:44 PM | Anonymous

    Art School Workshop:  Plein Air Landscape with Michelle Chrisman
    Class Fee: $150 / $135 for Harwood Members
    Materials: Students will be provided a supply list upon registration
    Join noted artist, Michelle Chrisman, for a weekend of plein air landscape painting surrounded by beautiful spring scenery. All skill levels and painting mediums are welcome. In this outdoor workshop, students will paint several small studies and two medium paintings per day. This workshop will explore outdoor landscape painting utilizing spectral light in the principles of the French impressionists. The plein air painting method incorporates the use of large simplified shapes, correct color values, strong light / shadow pattern,
    color temperature shifts and hard & soft edges.
    Saturday & Sunday, May 26 & 27 // 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Albuquerque, NM // North Valley & Corrales locales

    2018 Spring Plein Air Flyer.pdf

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Albuquerque, NM 

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Donna Barnhill (Treasurer) 
P.O. Box 1948
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