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  • 16 Sep 2022 4:05 PM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    Congratulations to the following PAPNM members, receiving awards at  the 23rd Annual National Juried Exhibition at Mary Williams Fine Arts in Boulder, Colorado! Exhibition dates: September 15-October 22, 2022.

    List of all Winners

       PAPNM Members:
    • Kevin Macpherson AISM 
    •  Spike Ress 
    • Barbara Coleman 
    • Jane Chapin AIS


    And congratulations to all PAPNM members accepted into the show:

    Jane Chapin AIS, PAPNM Signature
    Barbara Coleman, PAPNM Signature
    Cheryl Koen
    Carolyn Lindsey
    Spike Ress
    Clive Tyler AIS, PAPNM Master
    Kevin MacPherson, AISM

    155 invitees were juried in from 1210 entries.

    If I missed anyone please write me at

  • 15 Sep 2022 9:26 AM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    Watercolor 5 x 2.5 Incoming by Natasha Isenhour was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the

    July 2022 BoldBrush Art Contest & Exhibit.

    From Bold Brush:


    American Realist Natasha Isenhour, conveys her emotional response to landscape, architecture and still-life in oil, pastel and watercolor. From a distance a first impression is the realistic feeling of the work, but a closer look reveals a contemporary edge where her mark-making controls the impressions of mass and delicacy. She depicts what she sees as unpopulated spaces with an edgy lonesome starkness that defines the very essence of her work. Even her still life conveys this message.

    "It's all about exploration of emotional response” to place the viewer in a feeling of being alone with their reaction to the piece. I'm seeking to move the viewer into a place to breathe and contemplate. Its intent isn't to convey sadness, rather, it's about opening to authenticity and the bare essence that is at our core when we remove all the pretense."

    Painting in plein air informs her studio work through the on-site study of value and color temperature. Observation and a BA in Geology afford her a deep understanding of the landforms and the bones of the earth that allow her to so effectively convey the depth and mass of her subjects.

    Isenhour is currently preparing for two solo exhibitions scheduled for Fall 2022, the Taos Art Museum at Fechin House, The Beautiful Lonesome, Oct 25th-Dec 4th and Ventana Fine Art in Santa Fe, Essentially Isenhour, opening Friday Dec 2nd. In 2023 she will participate in her 3rd year at the Borrego Springs Plein Air Invitational in California where she was honored with People's Choice and a sellout in 2022. In addition to serving on faculty for the 2022 Plein Air Convention and Expo, Isenhour teaches regularly at the historic Ghost Ranch in northern New Mexico where she spends one month a year on the ranch in residency.

  • 13 Sep 2022 6:46 AM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    Milagro Painters' show at the Abiquiu Inn

    Reception Sept 3: 4-6 PM (Postponed to Sept 17: see below)

    Exhibit: Sept 3 - Oct 30

    PAPNM Members: Barbara Coleman, Barbara Clark, Sally DeLop-John, Lee McVey, John Meister, Jack McGowan

    From Jack McGowan on Sept 2 :Our apologies all, but we had a positive COVID test yesterday in the group. So, in the interest of caution, we are rescheduling the reception. The show is hung, and if you want to visit the gallery feel free to do so, but the artists will not be in attendance until the new reception date.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • 12 Sep 2022 5:10 PM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    The Annual "High Road Tour" starts this Saturday Sept 17-18 and 24-25. Looking forward to seeing you at my studio at 5330 St Hwy 518, just a mile north of Sipapu Ski resort. 10:00am-5:00pm.


  • 12 Sep 2022 4:28 PM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    Celebration of Place: Sept 17 - Oct 6
    Sage Creek Gallery, Canyon Road

    Congratulations to PAPNM Members, Cecilia Robertson and Bill Gallen.

    Join us to meet Bill Gallen, John Rasberry, and Cecilia Robertson on Saturday, September 17th. Participating artists will be in the gallery throughout the day to meet community members and share their work. We hope you can take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to meet the artists, ask questions, and view their wonderful array of painting styles.


    Well crafted landscapes evoke powerful memories and visceral experiences. Through their use of impactful color and compositions rooted in intimate locations, our participating artists create landscape paintings that express the the thrill of the western landscape. Enjoy this exhibition of all new work and voyage through breathtaking moments throughout the West. What makes each painting special is the extension of the artist’s viewpoint- the interplay of light and emotional content. Join our experienced landscape painters as they share their individual journeys and viewpoints through unforgettable paintings.

  • 12 Sep 2022 6:58 AM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    Katherine Irish, PAPNM Member, is Placitas Artists Series featured artist for 2022-2023.

    She is one of the artists for the September show: Sunday, Sept 18. 2 pm.

    Heading East:

    Note the other PAPNM artists scheduled for this year:

    Reid Bandeen: November

    Linda Heath: February

    Carol Ordogne, Chris Miller, Lisa Avila, Ann Blankenship: May (Plein Air Exhibit Plus)

  • 10 Sep 2022 12:15 PM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)


    2022 Western Regional Exhibition

    OPA’s 2022 Western Regional Exhibition is being hosted by Southwest Gallery, located in Dallas, Texas, September 10 through October 1, 2022.  The Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, September 10, from 1:00 to 5:00pm with the awards presentation at 4:00pm.

    Congratulations to Albert Handell and Natasha Isenhour for their awards: 

    Albert Handell: Master Division, Bronze Award

    Natasha Isenhour: Associate and Signature Division, Award of Excellence 

    Congratulations to the following PAPNM members for their acceptance into OPS's 2022 Western Regional Exhibition



    Please notify if your entry is missing from this list - AND you are a PAPNM member.

  • 10 Sep 2022 12:00 PM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    From Natasha Isenhour on Sept 1:

    Yesterday my heart had to say farewell to one of the greatest people I have ever known.  We traveled together, painted together and shared secrets we never imagined sharing with anyone.  We commented repeatedly that we had never had a friend like the other, and it was true.   The world won’t be the same without her in it. 

    Margi Lucena was a private person but her Art spoke loud and clear. She never painted a “thing.”  Instead, she gave you a load of emotion you could feel in your bones. That is a gift people, and not one that can be learned. 

    We would drive down the road in tears over music on the radio during the 1000’s of miles of road-trips we shared. We didn’t have to say a word to each other, we just knew what the other was thinking and respond to that. It was a precious friendship built on the deepest of levels that transcended any disagreements. We knew those would pass, but our value of one another could never be upended. 

    I will cherish her in my heart for the rest of my days.  And I will always look to my friend as a shining example of overcoming and pressing forward regardless, of standing up for anyone who was a victim of wrongdoing, all with that big, open heart that wrapped you in it and carried you along.    

    Nanu Nanu my best buddy.  I’ll see you again. I love you. 


    Read excerpts from a recent article about longtime Signature Artist Member of the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, Margi:

    And be sure to watch the uTube Video, Painting New Mexico:

    Excerpts from article:

  • 10 Sep 2022 5:46 AM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    Sample paintings by our PAPNM artists, Lee and Katherine:

    by Lee MacLeod

    Falling Water... by Katherine Irish

  • 09 Sep 2022 10:13 AM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    Congratulations to PAPNM Members invited to participate: Susiehyer and Peggy Immel.

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Albuquerque, NM

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