Santa Fe Pleinairians’ Gift Of Small Paintings Exhibit Opens At Step Up Gallery In Mesa Public Library


An art exhibit designed for holiday gift shopping is underway and runs to Jan. 2, 2022 in Step Up Gallery at Mesa Public Library, 2400 Central Ave., Los Alamos. An informal group of plein air painters called the Santa Fe Pleinairians are exhibiting over 75 framed paintings in oil, pastel, gouache and watercolor in smaller sizes perfect for holiday gifts.

The artists include some of the most accomplished plein air painters in New Mexico: Wendy Ahlm, D. Nelson Barnhill, Carole Belliveau, Barbara Bodin, Catherine Corum, Valerie Cordaro, Cindy Fry, Garcia Loehr, Carol Gisler, Phyllis A. Gunderson, Richard Guzman, Kat Hansen, Ann Jenemann, Ann LeMay, John Meister, Lynn Murray, Betsy Pierce, Cecilia Robertson, Linda Santistevan, Mary Kaye Sawyer, Marcia Soderman, Diane Stoffel, Monika ten Bruggencate, James Trigg, Stephanie West, Marilyn Wightman, Marcia Williams and Dick Wimberly.

The exhibit is open for viewing during regular library hours. If you find a painting you’d like to purchase as a “forever gift” to someone special, the gallery manager will be onsite Monday – Friday: 1pm to 5pm, and on Saturdays: 10am to 4pm. During those hours, you can get help with the online purchasing process then take your packaged-up painting home the same day. The library and gallery are closed Sundays and holidays.

Purchasing the paintings can be done safely online anytime with a bank card. You may choose to pick-up your painting at the gallery or have it shipped. Two views of each painting and details about media and size are available at: