Plein Air Painters Of New Mexico And Taos Art Museum Present Fifth Annual Invitational Exhibition

‘Moab Light’ – an oil painting by Richard Prather is featured in the plein air exhibition June 13 to July 23 In Taos. Courtesy photo

‘Rose Thundercloud’ – an oil painting by Damien Gonzales. Courtesy photo


Plein Air Painters of New Mexico (PAPNM) and the Taos Art Museum at Fechin House are delighted to announce the highly anticipated fifth annual invitational exhibition,  featuring 24 master and signature artists of PAPNM.  

The invitational exhibition, entitled “Invitational: Small Works by Master and Signature  Artists of PAPNM,” will take place from June 13 to July 23. The exhibition will commence with an opening reception on Saturday, June 17, from 1pm-3pm. Art enthusiasts and the general public are cordially invited to visit the Taos Museum of Art and Fechin Studio located at 227 Paseo del Pueblo Norte in Taos.  

Plein Air Painting, deeply rooted in the history of the Taos region through the renowned Taos  Society of Artists and their contemporaries, holds a significant place in the artistic heritage of the area. PAPNM is dedicated to upholding, preserving, and promoting this cherished tradition.  

The exhibition will showcase exceptional artworks by esteemed Master and Signature members,  who have earned their positions through a rigorous selection process involving blind jurying and  the attainment of specific professional and artistic excellence markers.  

“This show spotlights the artists’ small paintings. The smaller format often empowers artists to  unleash their creativity and experiment with color, design, materials, and other elements of the  artistic process to convey their unique vision,” Show Chair Barbara Coleman said.  

About PAPNM:  

PAPNM is a professional association of artists devoted to preserving and promoting the art of  painting “en plein air,” which entails creating artwork outdoors in natural surroundings. By  participating in this exhibition, PAPNM continues its commitment to advancing the appreciation  and understanding of plein air painting.  For more information about the exhibition and the Taos Art Museum at Fechin House, please  visit their website at or contact the office at 575-758-2690

‘River Sunset’ – a soft pastel work by Clive Taylor. Courtesy photo

‘Where the Mountains meet the Sky’ – an oil painting by Dick Wimberly. Courtesy photo