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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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  • 21 Dec 2020 3:50 PM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    Honorable Mention - Signature Member
    "Summer Lilies"
    Jane Hunt OPA
    14" x 11"

    Congratulations to PAPNM Master Signature Artist, Jane Hunt, for her Honorable Mention Award for the 2020 Fall Oil Painters of America  Online Showcase.

    For more information visit: or

  • 19 Dec 2020 10:12 AM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    Congratulations to Barbara Coleman newly awarded the honor of becoming a Signature Member of Oil Painters of America, one of the most prestigious artist organizations in the country. Barbara has been PAPNM's Membership & Education Director and is a Signature Member also of PAPNM.

    Oil Painters of America

  • 10 Dec 2020 12:53 PM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    Nancy Silvia, Barbara Coleman, Carolyn Lindsey and Madina Croce


    Southwest Art Magazine Article: Plein Air Passion

  • 10 Dec 2020 9:51 AM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    Whether painting energetic scenes of New York City or the quiet spirituality of the Southwest, Michele Byrne has found a way to express what so many of us are feeling in 2020.

    Byrne is known for her impressionistic landscape oil paintings, which she expertly creates using a palette knife. Here, she shares four recent paintings and her inspiration for each.

    Behind the Scenes of 4 New Oil Paintings

  • 01 Nov 2020 1:00 PM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    Carolyn Lindsey, First Hint of Color

    Awards were announced (via Zoom) on Facebook for the Sedona Arts Festival (first virtual). You will hear excellent and insightful comments by the Judge of Awards, Lyn Boyer. Several PAPNM Members were invited to this year's "Year of the Woman" plein air Event in honor of the anniversary of women's right to vote: Natasha Isenhour, Lyn Boyer, Peggy Immel, Michele Byrne and Peggy Immel (and past PAPNM member, susiehyer). The executive director of the Center , Vince Fazio, hosted the ZOOM meeting.

    Carolyn Lindsey received Third Place in the Opening Show for her work, First Hint of Color. Susiehyer won TWO awards!!!

    Visit the Virtual Sedona Art Festival Website for additional information.  Meet the artists on the Oct 24 video. Also view the artwork here.  

  • 27 Oct 2020 12:40 PM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    For full article (pdf) on all 11 artists, click here

  • 12 Oct 2020 9:22 AM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    Congratulations, Joe Anna, PAPNM Master Signature Member for the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award.  

  • 11 Oct 2020 11:44 AM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    The online segment is available here now. I purchased the video a year ago but am so glad I watched it again. The important concepts of perspective and value studies are very well explained and applied to buildings and cityscapes. Those of us who concentrate on landscapes without structures can benefit also. And for artists who now use the water soluble oils and palette knife, this video is invaluable.

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News Types

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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Albuquerque, NM 

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