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14th National Juried Members Exhibition


The Plein Air Painters of New Mexico (PAPNM) 14th National Juried Members Exhibition is a juried show and sale of original two-dimensional en plein air artworks by PAPNM members, presented by the PAPNM and the Wild Sage 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.

Show Schedule 

  • Jun 29-Jul 27: Apply through CaFE
  • Aug 24: Artist notification of acceptance by email.
  • Oct 16 - 25:

Delivery of shipped art works via UPS or FedEx to  the  Wild Sage Gallery

  • Oct 24-25 :
Hand delivery of artwork to Wild Sage Galllery  from  10:30 a.m. to 3:30  p.m
  • Oct 27: 
Completion of Judging by Judge of Awards
  • Oct 28: 

Opening Reception 4-6 PM, Wild Sage Gallery, 129 Kit Carson Road, Taos

  • Nov 10:
Exhibition Ends 
  • Nov 12 Sat. 
Artists Retrieve unsold work from 10:30 am. to 4 p.m. at Wild Sage Gallery 
  • Dec 12: 
Checks sent to artist from PAPNM

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE: OIL MEDIA. David Mayer First Blush in the Wilderness Oil 9" x 12" x 0" $950
SORREL SKY GALLERY AWARD. SOLD. Michele Byrne Acequia Madre Sunlight Oil on Linen Panel 9" x 12" x 1" $1,075
ARTISTS' CHOICE AWARD. Maggie Robinson Warming Up Oil on Canvas Board 16" x 12" x 0" $700
JEFFREY POTTER MEMORIAL AWARD. SOLD. Dick Wimberly Galisteo - Long Term Parking oil 9" x 12" x 0" $750
LOUISA McELWAIN MEMORIAL AWARD. SOLD. Barbara Clark Land Sings to Water Oil 12" x 9" x .25" $550
ENCHANTED SKY AWARD. Cecilia Robertson West From the Chama Oil 6" x 8" x 0" $500
FOUNDER'S AWARD. Michele Byrne Evening Light on Kitchen Mesa Oil on Linen Panel 12" x 12" x 1" $1,250
HONORABLE MENTION: DRY MEDIA. Paige Smith-Wyatt Verdant Spring - Corrales, NM pastel on paper 9" x 12" x .1" $950
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE: DRY MEDIA. Signature Member, Margi Lucena Quarter To Sunset PASTEL 16" x 12" x 1" $1,200
HONORABLE MENTION: WET MEDIA. SOLD. Nora Larimer Beaver Pond Medley Watercolor 12" x 16" x 0" $900
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE: WET MEDIA. SOLD. Erik Speyer Arroyo Sunset Watercolor 9" x 12" x 1" $400
(SOLD) HONORABLE MENTION: OIL MEDIA. Allen Brockbank Late Afternoon In Abiquiu Oil 8" x 16" x .125" $850
(SOLD) BEST OF ARTIST MEMBERS. Chris Morel Above Valdez oil 11" x 14" x 2" $2,200
BEST OF SIGNATURE MEMBERS. Signature Member, Jane Chapin Chalten Glacier Oil on linen 6" x 8" x 0" $650
BEST OF SHOW. SOLD. Signature Member, Barbara Coleman From the Bridge oil 12" x 16" x .25" $1,200

Exhibition:  OCT 28 - NOV 10 2022

Wild Sage Gallery, 129 Kit Carson Road, Taos, NM 87571

How to Apply

Entry has closed.
  1. All applicants must register online CaFÉ™, (or direct beginning Jun 29)
  2. FEE: $46 for the first image with each additional image $10 up to 4 images.
  3. Prospectus: 2022 14th National Juried Members Exhibition Prospectus .pdf


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


    • Best of Show 
    • Best of Signature Members 
    • Best of Artists Members
    • PAPNM Founders Award 
    • Louisa McElwain Memorial Award 
    • Jeffrey Potter Memorial Award 
    • Artist’s Choice 
    • Gallery Award
    • potential additional award categories TBD

Judge of Awards:

Of Earth And Sky, oil on linen, 60x30, Private Collection.


  • Judge - Cape Ann Plein Air - Gloucester, MA
  • Judge - Lighthouse Plein Air - Tequesta, FL
  • Select 50 - Portrait Society of America - 2022 International Portrait Competition
  • Juried Artist - Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition
  • Honorable Mention, Signature Division - Oil Painters of America, Fall Online Showcase
  • Awarded Signature Status - Portrait Society of America


  • Runner-up - Southwest Art Magazine Artistic Excellence Competiton
  • Invited Artist - Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational, Laguna Beach CA
  • Juried Artist - Bosque Art Classic, Bosque Art Center - Clifton, TX
  • Judge - Driggs Plein Air - Driggs, ID
  • Second Place Small Painting Sunday - Plein Air Easton, Easton MD
  • Judge - Olmsted Plein Air Invitational Community Quick Paint - Atlanta, GA
  • Olmsted Linear Park Award - Olmsted Plein Air Invitational - Atlanta, GA
  • Honorable Mention - Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition
  • Third Place - Lighthouse Plein Air - Tequesta, Fl

Where the WIld Things Are, oil on linen, 20x24, Private Collection

"I believe that art is the act of creation. The result, whether it is a painting, sculpture, photograph etc., is simply a record of the creation experience. My approach is to free myself from preconceived visual beliefs and interpret the world directly before me. In so doing, I rediscover the colors, textures and values of everyday life that we otherwise take for granted. This is what drives me to paint and what I encourage in my students.

My art is the product of diligence in practice. I do not believe in talent. I believe that all of us have the potential to create art, if we choose to dedicate ourselves to the pursuit."

A Window On Bentley's Backyard, Oil on linen, 18"x24", Private Collection

Jurors of Entry:

Brienne M. Brown, Marshland Light, Watercolor on paper, 18x24

Brienne’s passion is watercolor and plein air painting.  She has won several top awards in many plein air competitions.  “I find beauty in everyday life, the so called ‘mundane’.  Ordinary people going about their everyday lives inspire me.  I especially enjoy painting en plein air, where each painting reminds me of where I was, of the experiences I had, the sounds, smells, and the people I met. "

Desmond O'Hagan

Mr. O’Hagan is a Master Pastelist with the Pastel Society of America, and is listed in Who's Who in American Art, Who's Who in America, and in the Hall of Fame at the Art Institute of Colorado.

In May 2005, he was inducted into the International Association of Pastel Societies' "Master Circle". In 2018, he was awarded Eminent Pastelist status by IAPS.

Desmond O'Hagan, Rio Grande Gorge, NM, 40"x60", oil.

"All art is a form of story-telling, and mine tells the story of interpreting light – a constant element in my paintings. Whether it is the subtle colors of dusk, or a simple stream of light in a dimly lit interior, all these effects motivate me to capture the image on canvas of paper. Throughout the years, I've worked in watercolor, acrylics, charcoal, pen & ink, and monotypes, but my primary focus is oils and pastels. With oils, I enjoy the expressive brush strokes and the way paint can be manipulated on canvas or paper. With pastels, I love the texture, the explosive color, and the bold strokes I can achieve."

Event Team

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

National Co-chair and PAPNM Events Director 

National Co-chair, PAPNM President and CaFE Administrator

Communications Director


Membership Director

Mail information to:
P. O. Box 20503
Albuquerque, NM

Mail Payments to: 
PAPNM Treasurer
P.O. Box 20503
Albuquerque, NM

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