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  •  New as of 11/17/2021. Member News has moved to the Home page (scroll down). The news items on this page are from prior to 11/17/2021.

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  • 13 Aug 2021 5:01 PM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    Ten artists based in New Mexico talk about their work: 

    Click here (scroll down)

    Congratulations to the PAPNM Members in the article.

    Connie Falk

    Krysteen Waszak

    Richard Prather

    Carla Forrest

    Richard Alan Nichols

  • 15 Jul 2021 2:47 PM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    Read about the Los Alamos Library Step Up Gallery with the Exhibits' Coordinator, Diane Stoffel-Ryan, PAPNM member,  here (name misspelled in article).

  • 04 Jul 2021 10:24 PM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    From Carole (PAPNM Vice President):

    "I am thrilled to hear that I was Awarded First Place for my painting Classic! in the Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association's Signature Artists Show last night. A big thank you to Paul Kratter for this honor and to my friends on the west coast that have been so supportive."

  • 26 Jun 2021 8:47 AM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    Congratulations to the PAPNM members* invited to show in this year's American Impressionist Society's Juried Show:

    Carole Bellevieu

    Michelle Byrne

    Cheryl Koen

    Carolyn Lindsey

    Jason Sacran 

    Only 175 artists were chosen from among 1200 entries!!

    *Please notify if your name was overlooked.

  • 24 Jun 2021 7:46 AM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    From John:

    My big news.. My paintings are now represented by Manitou Galleries in Santa Fe, NM! I am so proud to be the newest addition to this great family. Come check out the Gallery, and my work next time you are in the Santa Fe area. In the photo with me are Andrea Vigil (amazing member of the sales team) and Cyndi Hall (Associate Gallery Director). Thank you, Manitou, for already making me feel so welcome!




  • 21 Jun 2021 8:02 AM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    Congratulations to the three winners in the 2021 Signs of Spring Contest with their beautiful paintings:

    1st Place, Lisa Flynn, 10. Sittin Pretty.

    2nd Place, Chris Morel, 27. Early Spring in the Mora Valley

    3rd Place, Madina Croce, 29. The First Ones Out.

    Visit the 2021 Signs of Spring Album to see all the entries - now with artist names.

    AND Artist, Signature and Master Signature Members, get ready for the Summer Contest. You may paint your Summer Skies' painting anytime between June 21 and Sept 10!! And upload it to the 2021 Summer Skies Contest Album.  (Logo coming soon.)

    Thank you to all the Spring participants for the entries and the votes.

  • 11 Jun 2021 11:12 AM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    Oil Painters of America

    2021 Juried Salon Show

    June 10 - Aug 7


    Sunlit Streets of Rome by Michele Byrne

    From Michele: 

    "Absolutely THRILLED to find out my painting SUNLIT STREETS OF ROME - 12"X9" won the Impressionist Award at the OPA Salon Show!!

    The reception was tonight at the Quinlan Arts Center in Gainesville, GA.

    A great big thank you to Juror of Awards Charles Young Walls and all the folks at OPA. I'm feeling very Grateful."

    The Pinnacles by Barbara Coleman

    And from Barbara: 

    "I’m so excited and honored to share that this painting, “The Pinnacles”, won an Award of Excellence at the Oil Painters of America National Salon Show at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville, Georgia! This painting has already sold to a treasured collector. I’m grateful to Charles Young Walls OPA for selecting my painting for this award and for his comments."

    Moving Along by Albert Handell

    Bronze Medal
    Master Signature Division

  • 10 Jun 2021 5:03 PM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    Barbara Coleman has been juried into the Oil Painters of America National Salon Show in Gainesville, Georgia, starting June 10,2021 (visit to find exhibit). 

    She also has an editorial in Western Art Collector magazine, May issue. Here is that link: (requires subscription)

    And a Featured Artwork in that can be found in this link:


  • 10 Jun 2021 11:19 AM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    Click here for the article. 

    Michele talks about her life as a plein air painter  including how she got started.   Also,  "I can’t say enough about the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico. Thanks to PAPNM, there are so many new experiences that I’m able to take part in. In April I painted in historic Jemez Springs, and in two weeks, I’ll be staying and painting at Ghost Ranch for three days!"

    We are fortunate to have Michele as a member of our organization.

    I am personally thrilled that Michele has moved here as I've taken advantage of her workshops and demos (KLH).

  • 23 May 2021 8:42 AM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    Early Spring Mora Valley NM
    9" x 12"

    Congratulations to PAPNM member, Chris Morel, for his Honorable Mention Award in the Oil Painters of America's Spring 2021 Online Show.

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Please enjoy recent news about our members: 

  • Acceptance into and awards in non-PAPNM National Shows
  • Featured Articles in National Magazines
  • Openings in National Galleries
  • Streamline Podcasts
  • Member-sponsored Workshops (note: workshops will be deleted from this news blog after completion)

Sample News Sources:

National and NM Shows:

  • Plein Air Painters of America
  • Outdoor Painters Society
  • Oil Painters of America
  • OPA Western Regional
  • American  Watercolor Society
  • National Watercolor Society
  • Pastel Society of America 
  • American Women Artists
  • American Impressionist Society
  • La Biennale di Venezia
  • Plein Air Artists of Colorado
  • Masterworks of New Mexico
  • Women Artists of the West
  • Albuquerque Museum ArtsThrive

Featured Articles:

  • American Art Collector
  • Western Art Collector
  • Southwest Art
  • Art of the West
  • Plein Air Magazine
  • Outdoor Painter
  • Fine Art Connoisseur
  • Art in America
  • International Artist Magazine.

Other Sources:

  • Streamline Podcasts
  • Other National Shows
  • Member Workshops
  • Acceptance into Nationally known gallery
  • Participation as PACE or Plein Air Live Demonstration or Field Artist

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