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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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  • 01 Mar 2021 12:18 PM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    Congratulations, Natasha. Very nice interview at the Ventana Gallery!! It's hard to keep up with Natasha's events: participating in the Borrego Springs' and the "Cowboys' Up" in Wickenberg, Az Invitationals among others.

  • 22 Feb 2021 6:44 PM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)



    PAPNM members:

    Carol Ordogne, Risa Taylor,
    Carla Forrest, Jim Naugle, Connie Falk

    NM Cancer Center Gallery with a Cause: Feb 22 - May 12

    Patients struggling to meet expenses while under treatment will benefit from the sale of this art. 40% goes to the patients. Select artist link below for all paintings.

    From Carla's link below: The New Mexico Cancer Center was constructed in 2001 with one of the primary design goals to surround patients and staff with beauty and light. The center was constructed as a living art gallery as well as a medical facility, filled with stunning, high-quality art, many created by local artists. The art is an integral part of the philanthropic efforts of the NM Cancer Center Foundation, dedicated to supporting patients coping with the non-medical costs of having cancer and other life-disrupting illnesses. In addition to financial assistance, the mission of Gallery with a Cause is to make the experience of being treated at the NM Cancer Center as supportive and warm as possible.

    From Carol: Thanks to our super organized curator Regina over 400 pieces of art went on the walls.  The show may be viewed online or by appointment.

    Carol Ordogne: 

    "Today we hung all 26 of my linocuts at the New Mexico Cancer Center Gallery with a Cause.'... "

    Jim Naugle:

    "I have 19 paintings in "The Art of Quarantine" exhibition .. at the New Mexico Cancer Center Gallery for a Cause"


    Risa Taylor:


    "Abiquiu Always, Fall Fiesta and Magnificent Mounts are 3 of the group of my paintings that are part of The Art of Quarantine at The Gallery With A Cause. 40% of the sales go to pay for nonmedical needs (food, rent, gas, etc) of patients at New Mexico Cancer Center.

    I am endlessly grateful and honored to be able to participate in this show. Thank you again to those of you who have already purchased paintings from this group.

    Carla Forrest:

    "This exhibit showcases the divergence of my artistic style into objective abstract painting inspired by the spectral luminosity of the night skies. This subject reflected my spiritual transformations while navigating through the dark night of the COVID pandemic--the mystery, beauty, and hope, which would eventually emerge into a new golden dawn."


    more info:


    Connie Falk: 

    "The 20 landscape paintings in this show span the entire state of NM, since I have lived in Las Cruces, Farmington, and now Placitas, NM, and I have painted scenes of where I have lived and hiked in all three regions."

  • 06 Feb 2021 6:15 PM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    More Information:

    51st National Exhibition
    America the Beautiful

    February 6 - March 19, 2021

    The Museum of Western Art, Kerrville, Tx

    Gallery YouTube Video

    PAPNM participants: Jane Hunt, Patricia Rose Ford, Cheryl Koen, Liz Bonham, Katherine Irish and  Suzanne Morris

    Congratulations to Cheryl Koen: First Place Winner of the Online show held in conjunction with the National Show (opening Mar 6)

    ALSO... Congratulations to Liz Bonham, Third Place in:

    2021 Winter Online Show
    Abstract Thinking

    February 1, 2021 though April 1, 2021

  • 05 Feb 2021 10:51 AM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    The oil paintings of New Mexico artists, Carla Forrest and Peggy Trigg, will be featured in a late winter/early spring show titled “Range of View” from February 5 through March 26 at Weryich Gallery in Albuquerque. Two dozen contemporary landscape paintings depicting a wide spectrum of New Mexico vistas will be on display, rotating over the months. 

    Carla, nationally recognized for her palette knife and impasto oil paintings with vibrant color, studied art and design at State University of New York and Rochester Institute of Technology, and currently has a professional art studio in Old Town Albuquerque. She is the premiere president of Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, a non-profit organization of artists dedicated to preserving and promoting painting en plein air - in the open air or outdoors.

    Peggy Trigg’s energetic landscapes are painted alla prima from direct observation using strong, intense colors that reflect the high contrast of the late afternoon or early morning light. This well-known professional artist and art educator’s love for the land springs from being raised in the country near Santa Fe. Currently living and painting in the Taos area, Peggy is a Signature Member of Plein Air Painters of New Mexico. Her paintings can be seen at multiple galleries throughout New Mexico. 

    The opening reception with light refreshments (complying with public health ordinances) will be Friday February 5th from 11 am to 6 pm at Weryich Gallery in Albuquerque’s Northeast Heights at 2935-D Louisiana NE. Meet artist Carla Forrest and learn about her approach to painting the new west.

    Contact Valerie Tibbetts for timed-entry appointments or further information: 505-450-6516 or 505-883-7410 or go to the gallery website at

  • 04 Feb 2021 8:49 AM | Stephanie West (Administrator)

    Chris Morel, along with membership in PAPNM, has recently been invited and accepted into the “Plein Air Painters of America” organization. He is looking forward to painting and working with the premier group of artists as well as the PAPNM group in 2021.

    Visit his website for information about his work and upcoming PAPA events. Or find his work at the Nedra Matteucci Gallery in the Santa Fe.

    SAVE THE DATE for his Annual Fall 3 Day Workshop, September 21-23, 2021 on the “High Road” south of Taos NM.

    Chris Morel
    575 737 1042

  • 29 Jan 2021 3:59 PM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    Ruth is in an online  show on Kauai still visible in March 2021!!  Her family has had a home there for many decades and she gets to go there frequently.  Lucky her!! Scroll to the 29th and 30th image in:

  • 26 Jan 2021 10:37 AM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    PAPNM Member, Barbara Mulleneaux: "For me, I think the plein air movement has been my biggest “aha”. Until I began painting outdoors I didn’t really have a direction or solid ground to plant a seed. When I started painting en plein air, it clicked. The seed was planted and took." Click here for full interview. in Arizona Shoutout.

  • 25 Jan 2021 1:25 PM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    Peggy Immel: "I'm excited to be joining Eric tomorrow on his daily Facebook Live show. Topics? Managing and mixing color ... atmospheric perspective ... and painting clouds. Here's the link Click here

    Should be fun! "

  • 21 Jan 2021 5:18 PM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    Congratulations to PAPNM's Master Signature Member, Peggy Immel.

    "Best Western" award in the December 2020, 10th Annual Plein Air Salon by Plein Air Magazine.

  • 30 Dec 2020 3:03 PM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    You may see the video 10 am, Monday, Jan 4  (Mountain time) at this link:

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  • 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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Albuquerque, NM 

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