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  • 14 Mar 2017 3:57 PM | Melody Sears (Administrator)

    PAPNM Member, Karen Nelson, had two paintings juried into "Fluid Dynamics," a show that opens Friday, March 17th, with a reception from 5-7p.m. at The Art Center at Fuller Lodge, Los Alamos, N.M. The show runs through April 29th. Karen's two pieces, shown below, are titled The Mill Pond and Autumnal Rush.

  • 04 Mar 2017 6:17 PM | Melody Sears (Administrator)

    PAPNM member and PAPA signature member Lorenzo Chavez will have works in the upcoming May-June 2017  Exhibition NOTES FROM NATURE, new works by the Plein Air Painters of America at the PACE in Parker, Colorado.  Lorenzo’s Parker, CO art studio is featured in the March-April 2017 issue of Art of the West Magazine.
    Lorenzo Chavez

  • 04 Mar 2017 6:13 PM | Melody Sears (Administrator)

    My Pastel “Kicking Up Dirt”  received the honor of being selected as one of the FAV 15% in the January bold Brush Competition.

  • 24 Feb 2017 5:22 PM | Melody Sears (Administrator)

    Rabbitbrush by PAPNM Master Signature Member Richard Prather, an 11x14 oil, is a finalist in the January 2017 BoldBrush Competition, judged by William Suys.

  • 23 Feb 2017 6:29 PM | Melody Sears (Administrator)

    "Up Along the River Cold" by PAPNM Signature Artist Member, Thomas Wezwick, was selected as one of the "FAV 15%" in the December 2016 Informed Collector Bold Brush Painting Competition.

  • 23 Feb 2017 6:19 PM | Melody Sears (Administrator)

    PAPNM Master Signature Member, Peggy Immel, has a  two person show entitled “New Mexico Tapestry” opening Friday March 3, 2017 at Sorrel Sky Gallery in Santa Fe. Immel’s oil paintings of New Mexico will be featured along with the work of sculptor, Michael Tatom. There will be an opening reception from 5-7PM at Sorrel Sky, 125 W. Palace Ave, Santa Fe, NM. Shown below:  Inside Looking Outside 18x24 oil.

  • 13 Feb 2017 4:38 PM | Melody Sears (Administrator)

    3-Day UART Workshop with Lorenzo Chavez: “Effective Landscape Painting in the Studio”

    Location: The Schoolhouse Art Studio on Main Street, Parker, CO
    Date: Friday April 7- Sunday April 9 2017
    Time: Friday April 7 9:00-4:00 pm, Sat. April 8 9:00-4:00 pm, Sun April 9 9:00 -4:00 pm
    Medium: Pastels
    Skill level: Beginner to advanced
    Price: $375.00
    Students: 6-12

    Join internationally known award winning painter and one of Plein Air Painters of America’s newest members, Lorenzo Chavez, for an inspiring and insightful landscape painting workshop in his studio. By students bringing in their own reference photos and field studies, they can learn to visualize the landscape in unique and exciting new ways while also honoring the traditions of the past while utilizing the visual approaches of shape, value, edges, line, and color. Lorenzo is well known for his patience and articulate lessons that will awaken your artistic vision.

    This workshop will offer plenty of individual attention, daily demonstrations and group discussions in a relaxed and inspiring setting.

    About the Artist: Lorenzo Chavez lives in Colorado and enjoys Painting in both pastel and oil. He participates in several national invitational and International group exhibitions and has won major awards including the Pastel Society of America in New York; His work has been chosen to represent PSA in the Butler Art Museum, Ohio. Pastel Society of Spain, Pastel Society of France, Artists of America Show in Denver, Rims to Ruins Exhibition, Plein Air Painters of America, Albuquerque Art Museum, Maynard Dixon Country,100 Gold Medal Exhibition at The Pasadena Art Museum, The Brinton Museum, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, The Brinton Museum, Coors Show in Denver, Butler Art Museum, Laguna Art Museum, Gilcrease Museum, Steamboat Art Museum. Legacy Gallery, Cape Cod Art Museum, Blue Rain Gallery Santa Fe, Helena Fox Fine Art, and Settlers West Gallery, Trailside Galleries. He was featured in a successful one-man show at the C.M. Russell Museum and has participated successfully in several C.M. Russell Art Auctions.

    UART will provide you via email with a full list of materials before the beginning of the workshop.

    Check out Lorenzo’s paintings at

    To register, go to:



  • 10 Feb 2017 5:12 PM | Melody Sears (Administrator)

    Signature Member Damien Gonzales was recently interviewed for "Voices of Experience" on The Artist's Road. Please click on the link below to read the full article.

  • 08 Feb 2017 1:14 PM | Melody Sears (Administrator)

    Signature member, Suzanne Morris is pleased to share the news that her painting, “Night Sky” won the “Best Cityscape” award at Mid Atlantic Plein Air Painters Cityscapes 2016 National show at the Peale Museum in Baltimore, MD. The painting is shown below.

    In other news, her work has been selected for inclusion in RS Hanna Gallery’s invitational Spring Showcase In Fredericksburg, TX March 1- June 3. Her painting, "Morning Sparkles” has been juried into the Outdoor Painters Society’s Southwest Salon 2017 at the Southwest Gallery in Dallas, TX April 8- May 3. She has been juried into the WinterPark Plein Air Festival in April  and Telluride Plein Air Festival in July.

  • 05 Feb 2017 6:04 PM | Melody Sears (Administrator)

    I'm pleased to announce a new outlet for my work at Big Horn Gallery in Tubac, Arizona, a small art community south of Tucson. As a former resident of Arizona, I am familiar with the beauty of the Sonoran desert, although the Tubac/Green Valley area is new to me. BigHorn Gallery can be found at:

    I am also honored to have been elected president of Plein Air Painters of New Mexico for 2017.

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