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PAPNM Member Paint outs

For artist members: Artist, Signature and Master Signature Levels

Artists Plein Air Painting Outdoors

Paint outs in beautiful outdoor locations throughout New Mexico provide members  organized opportunities to build plein air skills in the company of other artists. From painting natural open vistas to churches and rustic adobes, this popular activity is a favorite. Social distancing is required at paint outs during current Coved-19 conditions. Up-to-date NMDOH information can be found here.

Check back frequently to view scheduled paint outs!

Also check out any additions to the paint out album and to the new stories' page

Important New Protocol Procedures

For any paint out during this pandemic, you will need to check boxes for a Release of Liability  and Attendee Cancellation Policy. See the rationale in the Paint Out Protocol below. 

Select Paint Out Cancellation Instructions.pdf for cancel instructions.

The max number of attendees for each paint out might be changed due to a lifting of county restrictions for the pandemic. Masks and social distancing still required.

Upcoming Paint Outs

Members: log in to see these artist-members-only paint outs.  Click here to see the full year's schedule of paint outs (in more detail).

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For More Information

To inquire about a paint out, feel free  to email our Paint Out Chairs or the Events Director. Click here  

Fall Chapel

© J. Chris Morel, 12×16, Oil

Paint Out Protocol

Per NM COVID restrictions, PAPNM is required to limit the number of attendees at paint outs until further notice.   If you sign up and are a no show you are potentially taking a spot away from another member who wanted to attend.   A 24-hour notification to the paint out organizer would be appreciated for cancellations; simply cancel your registration (see Paint Out Cancellation Instructions.pdf). In case of a last minute emergency, we kindly ask you to please call the paint out organizer and let them know your status, we know “life happens”.


We hereby state that the PAPNM organization, its members, associates or sponsors, are not responsible in any way for paint out participants. PAPNM assumes no responsibility for safety and security at the paint outs.

We urge all painters to use common sense, and be appropriately social distanced when attending our paint outs. PAPNM's scheduled paint outs are considered to be public affairs and, if you choose to attend, you are responsible for your own transportation, personal needs, painting, equipment (including emergency equipment), and most importantly, you are responsible for yourself.

PAPNM generally schedules paint outs every month of the year, on various days of the week. We will offer multi-day or weekend paint outs periodically. In an attempt to provide a variety of choices, paint outs will encompass most regions of the state.

While weather generally doesn't deter our enthusiastic commitment to painting outdoors, occasionally we simply cannot paint at a particular location as planned. We reserve the right to cancel any paint out, and will try to post notification of any cancellations or changes as far in advance as possible.

In an effort to foster camaraderie, we will try to include places for artists to meet after the paint outs. If none is listed and you know of a convenient location, please inform the other participating artists. Relaxing with your fellow artists after painting en plein air is a good opportunity to get to know each other, exchange ideas, show your paintings, etc. When attending a paint out, please use common sense and don't forget to respect the “personal space” of other painters.

With concern to the very environment that we paint, we encourage a strong environmental ethic and hope you will respect native vegetation and wildlife, observe and respect private property boundaries, and obey all local, state and federal laws.

Consider purchasing a GPS or current New Mexico road map to assist you in your travels. All attempts are to give clear and accurate directions. But, as you know, change is constant!

Paint Out Chairs

To send a message/email select the underlined name .

North NM- Taos

First Saturday of each month

Central- NM ABQ/SF

Second Saturday of each month

West NM - Gallup

2020-21 Events Director

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P. O. Box 20503
Albuquerque, NM

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P.O. Box 20503
Albuquerque, NM

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