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President's Message - March 2022

02 Mar 2022 7:13 PM | Phyllis Gunderson (Administrator)

Hi there and happy March.  Hope you are all getting out and about in this beautiful country of ours.  I have a couple of things to share with you this month.

You all received a survey on education activities on February 18th.  As far as surveys go, we really did get a good response.  For those that responded, a great big thank you.  The board met and based on your input made a couple of decisions.  We will seek out educational activities for the membership and do our best to negotiate discounted rates on behalf of those that would like to avail themselves of that opportunity.  Where it makes sense we will also look at modest PAPNM investments in the educational offering, depending on the impact on the budget and if the training is for a wide cross-section of the membership.  The areas that we will first focus will be demonstrations in oil painting, training in plein air painting and classes in "Determining your Unique Message" (as a business owner).  In addition, we are seeking to have a coordinator on the Membership and Education team to focus on these topics and a variety of ways to deliver education in a meaningful way.  If you have any other questions or comments, please contact Jane Frederick (

The second thing I would like to share is that we have a venue for National!  Whoo hoo.  Many thanks to Cynthia Inson for working through the issues and finding a gallery that would like to partner with us for our premier event of the year.  It will be held at the Wild Sage Gallery located at 129 Kit Carson Rd, Taos.  The dates are 10/28 - 11/10/2022.  As we get more information we will be sharing it on the webpage and of course I will be sharing the highlights here, in my monthly missive.

An update on our booth at PACE - May 17 - 21. It’s moving along.  As you know, CafeTMis open and will be until March 31, 2022   Please get those beautiful images submitted. We are fortunate to have two great jurors of entry: Jane Hunt and Lorenzo Chavez.  If you have questions or would like to help out, drop me or Cynthia Inson ( a note.  Here is the link to the page Plein Air Convention and Expo Santa Fe NM.  

We have arranged with Plein Air Magazine an opportunity for you to advertise in "The Artist Guide to Painting in Northern New Mexico".  There are special supplement advertising rates for you to consider.   Contact Gina Ward at 920-746-9603 or today.

As you know it takes many hands to make these things happen. If you are interested in getting more involved, drop me or Gwen Ethelbah ( a note to steer you to the right people.  That written, here are the few that really could use your attention. The most pressing in my mind is the coordinator for fundraising.  This person will  work with the leaders of our events and our partners in the art world for donations for our event winners.  Please consider this position.  Merrimon Kennedy did a fantastic job last year in not only working with the events teams, but in also organizing the outreach to partners.  Contact Gwen Ethelbah ( if you think this might be a good fit for you.  We need people to help out in Communications as well.   Please contact Stephanie West ( if you are interested.  And finally but certainly not last, are you interested in helping with events?  Please contact Cynthia Inson (

Id like to be among the first but certainly not the last to welcome our new members!

  • Iva Stavrov from Taos, NM
  • Deborah Harris from Capitan, NM
  • Leigh Ferst from New Your, NY
  • Lewis Williams from Montrose, CO

Couple of dates to remember

Mail information to:  
P. O. Box 20503
Albuquerque, NM

Mail Payments  to:  
PAPNM Treasurer
P. O. Box  1948
Santa Fe, NM

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