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Juried small works Show


Exhibition:  November 23 - December 31, 2024

Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: November 23, 2024   5-7 pm

Legends of the West Gallery
102 East Water St, Suite 13 Santa Fe, New Mexico


The Plein Air Painters of New Mexico (PAPNM) Winter Light 2024 Exhibition is a juried show and sale of original two-dimensional en plein air artworks by PAPNM members, presented by the PAPNM and the Legends of the West Gallery. The public and collectors are invited to view and purchase the artwork throughout the exhibition at the Gallery and on line. The art may be viewed also on this site when available.  

PAPNM is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization of artists dedicated to preserving and promoting painting "en plein air" - in the open air or outdoors.

Award Winners  ( . . . TBD!)

Best of Show - 

2nd Place -

3rd Place -

Honorable Mention -

Artist's Members Honorable Mention -

Presidents Award-

Legends of the West Gallery Award - 


Invited Paintings  (after jurying)- 

Detailed Show Schedule 

  • July 8 -  Call to Entry starts
  • Aug 7 at 11:59 PM -  Call to Entry closes
  • Aug 19 - on or near this date -  Artist Notification of Jury selection
  • Oct 1 Coop ad deadline
  • Nov. 15 -   Deadline for Shipped Work to Arrive
  • Nov 17 & 18- 11:00 - 2:00 each day. Hand Delivery of accepted works at Gallery.
  • Nov 13 - Artists invited to vote online for favorite painting
  • Nov 21-22 - Hang the Show with Gallery team
  • Nov 23 -  Opening Reception/Awards Ceremony 5-7p.m. 
  • Dec 31 - Show Closes
  • Jan 1 - Wednesday 1-4 p.m. work to be picked up
  • Jan 4 - Saturday 1-4 p.m. Unsold Work to be Picked Up and Shipped Work Repackaged and Prepared for Return


    This call is for all current PAPNM members working in two-dimensional mediums.  Digital works will not be accepted.
    PAPNM Master Signature Members will receive a separate email invitation

    PAPNM Membership must be current for this year with dues paid in full before submitting to the call for entry for the exhibition.  To join, click Join Us

    How to Apply:

    note updated size requirements

    1. All applicants must register online CaFÉ™, If this link does not work, use
    2. FEE: $39 for the first image with each additional image $10, up to 4 images. One artwork may be selected for exhibition from each artist by jurors.
    3. Prospectus:  Prospectus Winter Light 2024.docx.pdf 

    Judge of Awards -

    John lintott

    This year John Lintott will be one of only 15 painters participating in the Zion National Park Plein Air Invitational. His oil paintings check off all the boxes that make a great painter. He has an impeccable sense of design, dynamic values that help describe the landscape, and a sense of color only obtained by years of Plein Air work. His adherence to his craft over the years, his quality, and his personality have led him to become an associate member of OPA and a member of Plein Air Painters of America (PAPA) in 2022. Southwest Art has listed him as an “Artist to Watch”. John is most proud of his wife Emily and their three daughters who all live in Grand Junction, Co


    Natasha Isenhour, J. Waid Griffin, Spike Ress

    Natasha Isenhour

    Contemporary American Realist Natasha Isenhour expresses her emotional response to unpopulated spaces with an edgy lonesome starkness that defines the very essence of her work in oil and pastel. Isenhour exhibits throughout the southwest and teaches several sold out workshops each year, both Plein Air and studio. Of her many highlights she has received several Honorable Mentions and one Award of Excellence in Oil Painters of America Competitions. She has served as faculty for the Plein Air Convention and Expo (PACE) for two years. And as a Past President of PAPNM, she is loved by many.

    J. Waid Griffin

    Waid holds a BFA in painting From Texas Tech University and has worked as a graphic artist. He moved to Albuquerque in 1987 and focused on landscape painting in oil, however he is currently returning to watercolor.  He has won many awards over the years which, coupled with his delightful personality, make him a popular instructor at the New Mexico Art League. He has taught art, music history, and theory with Rio Grande Enrichment Studies for many years. Waid was named a “Local Treasure” in 2013, by the Albuquerque Business in Art Association.

    Originally from Long Island NY, his great love of the clear light of the American Southwest has led him to reside in Utah. Spike pursued a full time career focusing on painting in watercolor, a medium he still finds challenging and exciting. After gaining national acclaim as a watercolorist he added oil painting to his repertoire. He has traveled extensively with paints and camping gear to find the diverse landscapes that inspire his work. “I find the contrast between the way one must handle the paint and brushes in oil versus watercolor stimulates me to be more creative and expressive in both media. It is my aim to capture the way a scene feels, not just the way it looks.”

    Show Team

    Select team member's name to send a message. Visit the Directories' page to see all board members or additional important contacts. 

    Winter Light Chair

    Events Director

    CaFE Administrator

    Sponsor Director

    Communications Director

    Membership Director


    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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