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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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  • 30 Apr 2021 9:41 AM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    Congratulations to the following PAPNM members juried into the American Impressionist Society's

    AIS 2021 Associate Members Online Exhibition:

    April 30-June 30  Exhibition Dates and Catalog Published

    Carole Belliveau NM Phoebe In Dappled Light Oil On Linen Board $1,200 16 X 12

    Ellen Buselli NY Erica's Garden Oil On Linen NFS 10 X 12 

    Katherine Irish NM Reverie Pastel $2,800 36 X 24

    Carolyn Lindsey NM Bakery Oil On Linen $1,275 14 X 18

    Virginia Price Johnson VA Martha's Pitcher Oil On Linen $2,600 16 X 20 

    Please send message to if your name was inadvertently not included.

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  • 15 Apr 2021 6:55 AM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    Joe Anna Arnett to Receive Lifetime Achievement - Plein Air Live. Apr 15 at 6:55 PM MDT.

  • 09 Apr 2021 1:43 PM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)


    This year’s National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils (OPA) will be held at the California Center for the Arts, located in Escondido, California, from April 9 through May 16, 2021. 

    Visit for more information.

    PAPNM Invitees (so far; please see Member News for information on how to submit your name).:

    Albert Handell (OPA Master):

    Along the Streambed. 28" x 28"

    Ellen Buselli (OPA Signature): 

    Iron & Glass.   20" x 22"

    Natasha Isenhour:

    Sticks and Stones, 12x24

    Chris Morel:

    Leaning Tree.   24" x 36"

    Jason J Sacran:

    February Thaw.   18" x 24"

    Liz L. Bonham:

    Hill Country Afternoon.   16" x 20"

    Jane Hunt (OPA Signature):

    'New Beginnings’ 16x20 oil

  • 06 Apr 2021 5:51 PM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    Cliff Faces
    By Barbara Coleman
    8 x 16 in. Oil

    Excellent write-ups for PAPNM members, Barbara and Karen:

    Hope on the Horizon by Karen Halbert
    9 x 12 in. Oil

  • 04 Apr 2021 8:02 PM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    An alley in Old Town was once believed to be the center of creativity for our planet.  This is now Carla's Alley.

    Carla's studio in Old Town has an interesting  history: Plein air painter Carla Forrest works in the studio that once was Sister Giotto’s. “Every now and then I see this flash  go by,” she says. “It looks like a nun in a habit. I think, Maybe that’s her, checking me out.”


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  • 01 Apr 2021 10:08 AM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    Best of Show: Paul Murray PAPNM Master Signature Member

    See (scroll down  on the site to see the awards) 

    See list of PAPNM award winners below

    Congratulations to our very own, Barbara Coleman, a juror for the show.

    To add your name, see the Posting Instructions on the page, Member News

    And congratulations to the following PAPNM Member  Award Winners in this show (among others):

    Paul Murray (2 awards)

    Michael Meyer (2 awards)

    Albert Handell

    John Meister

    Lyle Brown

    Wendy Ahlm

    Katherine Irish

    Gwen Wilemon

  • 01 Apr 2021 6:19 AM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    Ladder to Heaven

    From LInda: "My space art has been accepted into a juried show in Las Cruces for the month of April.  It will be at the Dona Ana Arts Council gallery as part of the Las Cruces Space Festival.  The show is called 'Dawn of Discovery'."

  • 01 Apr 2021 5:45 AM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    Congratulations to Liz Bonham, Spike Ress and Jason Sacran, PAPNM Members, for their accepted works in the American Impressionist Society Small Works Show:

    AIS Impressions:

    Small Works Showcase

    April 1-April 30, 2021

    Reinert Fine Art

    Charleston, South Carolina

    For more information: select

  • 03 Mar 2021 12:47 PM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    One of our members, Dick Wimberly, made the Santa Fe New Mexican news today, Mar 3. A group of PAPNM members and other Plein Air enthusiasts painted along Acequia Madre yesterday and caught the eye of a local reporter. Good job guys!

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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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