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  • 24 Jun 2017 2:01 PM | Melody Sears (Administrator)

    I hope that you can come up to Taos this summer and take a Private or Semi-Private Plein Air painting lesson with me!  The hollyhocks are blooming, (and everything else!!!).  I can teach up to 3 people, to paint the Taos Gorge, Ranchos Church, Taos Mountain, etc.  Take a look at my attachment for all of the information on my Private & Semi-Private painting lessons here in Taos!  Also, Taos is full of wonderful vacation rentals, so bring your friends, and let's go PAINT!


  • 22 Jun 2017 11:40 AM | Melody Sears (Administrator)

    Plein Air Painting Workshop in Sedona, Arizona, This November with Michael Chesley Johnson AIS PSA MPAC
    As many of you know, I teach plein air painting workshops in Sedona, Arizona, from October through April. HOWEVER, this will soon end.

    Except for one upcoming workshop in November, I will not be teaching there in the Fall 2017/Winter 2018 season. If you would like to experience the beauty of Sedona, make sure you sign up for that one last workshop now! Dates are November 14-17, 2017. This is an ideal time of year for Sedona, as the weather is bright and sunny and the leaves are changing for fall. It's my favorite time of year! If you're interested, please let me know at or visit and go to the section about All-Level Group Plein Air Painting Workshops.
    Michael Chesley Johnson AIS MPAC PSA PSNM
    Artist / Author / Teacher
    Specializing in Small-Size Plein Air Workshops:  A Gamblin Dedicated Workshop Instructor
    Helpful Tips for the Plein Air Painter:
    Online Video Courses:
    Winter/Spring Workshops:
    Summer/Fall Workshops:
    Other Workshops:

  • 13 Jun 2017 4:09 PM | Melody Sears (Administrator)

    News from PAPNM Member Michael Chesley Johnson AIS PSA PSNM MPAC:
    Starting in February 2018, I will be offering private workshops for experienced painters at my home and studio in the Zuni Mountains.  The program includes six night's lodging and three meals a day plus working side-by-side with me in either oil or pastel.  After an initial consultation, I will customize a program for you to bring your painting to the next level.  This is an exciting opportunity for me to share information that's just not possible to cover in my all-level, all-media workshops.  For full details: and

  • 29 May 2017 12:07 PM | Melody Sears (Administrator)

    PAPNM President Tom Blazier will present a Clouds & Sky in the Landscape Advanced Workshop for previous students who completed his Clouds & Sky in the Landscape class, or by permission from the instructor. This three-day workshop (scheduled 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on July 14-16) is intended for students who would like more one-to-one time with the instructor. July is monsoon season, and conditions should be right for observing and painting cumulus clouds. There might also be some plein air painting opportunities during the workshop. See details and register on the New Mexico Art League website. For questions, feel free to contact Tom at:

  • 23 May 2017 8:19 PM | Melody Sears (Administrator)

    Tobi Clement's "SILVER QUEEN" was awarded the honor of Outstanding Pastel in the April 2017 BoldBrush Painting competition, as well as being selected for the FAV15%. Her award includes a feature article in, which will be scheduled to run in the upcoming weeks.

    Tobi's winning entry, along with the other winning paintings, can be viewed at:

  • 23 May 2017 8:13 PM | Melody Sears (Administrator)

    I will be exhibiting as a "Guest Artist" at Total Arts Gallery in Taos during the month of June.  Total Arts Gallery is located at 122 Kit Carson Road in Taos, open 10 to 5 daily.  Total Arts Gallery is known for showing both traditional and contemporary artists, including Marilyn Yates, Doug Dawson, and Damien Gonzales.

  • 18 Apr 2017 10:52 AM | Melody Sears (Administrator)

    Hi Painters,
    Attached is my Flyer for my Saturday, April 29th. Workshop from 10am- 4:30pm.  It will be held at Artisan's Art Store in Santa Fe.  The workshop title is: "Favorite Tricks to Add Punch to Your Art!"  It will be a Colorist Contemporary approach with Palette Knife.

    Cost: $99 = tax.

    TO REGISTER, CALL ARTISAN"S at 505-954-4179.

    Fell free to email or call me with any questions & the Supply List.



    Artisan 2017 Flyer-Workshop in Store.pdf

  • 13 Apr 2017 7:05 PM | Melody Sears (Administrator)
    In honor of her work and lifetime achievement as a distinguished artist and sculptor, Rosie Sandifer will receive the 2017 Legacy Award at the 4th Annual Art on the Llano Estacaco Art Exhibition and Sale on April 29, 2017 at the Museum of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX. Congratulations Rosie! See the Invitation and explanation below.

  • 13 Apr 2017 6:48 PM | Melody Sears (Administrator)

    The Painterly, Colorist Landscape with Michelle Chrisman
    Saturday & Sunday May 20 & 21 // 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Los Poblanos LAVENDER FIELD // corrales locales

    Join noted artist Michelle Chrisman for a weekend of plein air landscape painting, surrounded by the beautiful scenery of Los Poblanos Historic Inn and lily pond, as well some special locations in Corrales. Based on the principles of the French Impressionists and how light works in the outdoor world, this workshop will allow participants to tap into their inner poet and express the landscape in loose, painterly strokes of color!

    This workshop will emphasize simplification of shapes, correct color values and light / dark patterns. Students will paint several small studies and two medium paintings each day. All skill levels and painting mediums are welcome.

    Class Fee: $150 / $135 with Harwood Center Membership
    Materials: Students will be provided a supply list upon registration.
    Location: Albuquerque, NM North Valley / Corrales Locales
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  • 13 Apr 2017 6:42 PM | Melody Sears (Administrator)

    “En-Route to Somewhere”    Anne Aleshire Artist Show

    Creative Designs, 917 New York Ave, Alamogordo, NM
    April 1-30, 2017
    Reception:  April 20, 2017  5:30 pm to 7 pm

    Studied painter, who lives in both New Mexico and Alaska,
    International traveler-all of which inspires her love of painting the natural.

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