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Select the calendar event -when available-for specific contest description. (Log on to vote with the Register button when voting enabled. The message "Registration is closed" refers to voting). Note that the dates given are the last dates of the contest, the date the voting ends.

    • 20 Jun 2022
    • 11:55 PM
    • Online


    Painting Period: Mar 20-Jun 10., 2022

    Voting Period: June 12-20.

    Upload your painting image to the 2022 Signs of Spring Album by Jun 10. 

    New requirement: your signature must not be visible in the image. Remove with photoshop or cover it with opaque colored tape.

    Read the Online Contest Prospectus for full requirements and instructions.

    Description of the Contest.

    Artist, Signature and Master Signature PAPNM members are invited to participate in the 2022 Signs of Spring Online Contest with spring-themed paintings.  Painting Period: Mar 20 - Jun 10, 2022 ONLY. Out-of-state members are strongly encouraged to participate.

    Visit Online Contests for a general description of PAPNM Online Contests and the current year's planned contests.   

    Email Reminders will be sent.  Reply to any email with questions.

    Happy Painting,

    PAPNM Contest Chair

    If you wish to enter a contest, renew your artist* membership if lapsed (see instructions here). If not an artist member (yet) select Join Us.






    • 20 Sep 2022
    • 11:55 PM
    • Online

    2022 Summer Skies Online Contest

    PAPNM Artist, Signature and Master Signature members may participate in the 2022 Summer Skies Online Contest with paintings highlighting the beautiful summer skies and clouds from across the country. 

    Painting period: June 1 - Sept 10

    Image uploading: Jun 21 - Sept 10

    Out-of-state members are strongly encouraged to participate.

    Members are to upload their summer paintings to the album to be constructed.

    Read the Online Contest Prospectus for full requirements and instructions.

    Visit Online Contests for a full description of PAPNM Online Contests.   

    VOTING:

    Voting Period: Sept 12-20:

    (ONLY Members will be able to vote: Master, Signature,Patrons and Artist members). 

    First review the album.

    Be sure to log on.

    Then to vote, select the Register button to the left (until Sep 20).

    Email Reminders will be sent.  Reply to any email with questions.

    Happy Painting/Voting,

    PAPNM Contest Chair

    If you wish to enter a contest, renew your artist* membership if lapsed (see instructions here). If not an artist member (yet) select Join Us.






    • 20 Dec 2022
    • 11:55 PM


    PAPNM Members: Log on to submit your entry when the album is available.

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    Capturing the passage of colors in our landscape this fall in this online contest.

    Painting Period: Sep, Oct, Nov through Dec 10: Artist, signature and master members: paint :"en plein air"  during this time period and enter your (ONE) painting's image in the online album to be constructed.

    Voting Period: Dec 12 - 20: All active members: log in and vote for your favorite.

    Select the Register button to the left to vote -during the voting period- for your one favorite (remember the number and title of the favorite). (LOG ON FIRST to see the button). 

    Visit the Online Contests' page for the general contest description, benefits, requirements and instructions.

    Happy Painting/Voting,

    Karen Halbert, Plein Air Painters of New Mexico - Online Contest Coordinator

    Not an active member?  Visit Join Us 



Note the new page, 

Past Contest Albums,

that organizes the past albums in one place.

Current contest albums are available from the Events page drop down.

About Online Contests

PAPNM (artist, signature and master signature) members are invited to participate in any of several Online Contests.  

Out-of-State members are strongly encouraged to submit paintings to the contests.

General Requirements and Upload Instructions (please read this carefully before submitting; signature removal requirement added 4/1/22 and size restriction  revised 11/29/21):

Online Contest Prospectus

Summary - General Requirements:

  • painted "en plein air" outside
  • not painted in the studio from a study.
  • painted during the specified contest period - generally the current season and year
  • not under the guidance of an instructor. 

Paint and then Upload the ONE image: select the upcoming contest to the left and you will be directed to the album for uploading (or find the album in the menu below).

Vote: All PAPNM members -including Patrons-  will then vote for their favorite contest painting  The vote button will appear in the album during the voting period if logged on. Votes are tallied by the system. 

Members will receive emails announcing the start and the end of the voting period - as well as start and end of painting periods.

    Benefits

    Your painting will be part of the contest album and may be seen in other site albums/galleries. 

    Award/Prize: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Artists.

    Home Page Awards Slideshow: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place.

    Social Media, Email Blast and Contest Album Announcements: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place and Runners Up. 

    Contest Chair

    Select name to send message. Include PAPNM Contests in the subject line


    Mail information to:
    PAPNM
    P. O. Box 20503
    Albuquerque, NM
    87154-0503

    Mail Payments to: 
    PAPNM Treasurer
    P.O. Box 20503
    Albuquerque, NM
    87154-0503
     

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