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2016 BEST OF SHOW, Richard Abraham, Approaching Storm, oil,11x14

PAINT OUT AND EXHIBITION April 28 - May 18, 2018 Opening Reception May 4, 5-7:30pm Sorrel Sky Gallery 125 W Palace Ave., Santa Fe Exhibit runs from May 4-18, 2018

WELCOME! Plein Air Painters of New Mexico and Sorrel Sky Gallery are proud to host the fifth Santa Fe Plein Air Fiesta. We thank all those who submitted applications and congratulate those juried into the event. The 51 talented artists invited to this competition and show come from far and near. Some are local and others traveled from as far away as Maine and Florida to spend a week painting the Santa Fe area. Plein air painters are a unique breed of artist – they weather the elements and battle time itself to create their art. This show presents three paintings by each artist - two of the best of their week’s plein air work and one studio piece. Thank you for supporting the artists and enjoy the show! ~ Alma Rosa Delgado and Jane Chapin, Co-Chairs

EXHIBITION May 4-18, 2018 Exhibition, Sorrel Sky Gallery, 125 W Palace Ave., Santa Fe

THANK YOU We are grateful to Sorrel Sky Gallery for supporting plein air painters and providing the fabulous space to showcase our artists’ work. Without the support of major art media, like Southwest Art, Plein Air Magazine and Western Art Collector, we could not attract such talented artists. Many vendors came forward with merchandise awards and gift certificates. Please see their names and logos and consider patronizing them. As a volunteer organization we are also appreciate all the members who have made this event a reality by giving of their talent and time. It is a pleasure to work with such a generous group of people.

Special thanks to: 2018 Executive Board of Directors John Meister, President • Dick Wimberly, Vice President Ruth Marcanti, Secretary • Donna Barnhill, Treasurer Tom Blazier, Past President Housing Hosts Our artists come from as far away as Nova Scotia and many would find it impossible to do these events without housing. A very special thanks goes out to our local hosts who have opened their homes to visiting artists. Phyllis

Gunderson, Catherine Morlock, Sandy Kiger, Jamie Kirkland, Sharon Chastain, Ezra Hubbard, Charles and Deb Stup, Carla Forrest, Peggy Immel, Kathryn Lein, Karen Halbert, and Realtor Paul Duran.

Event Volunteers Event Co-Chairs: Jane Chapin and Alma Rosa Delgado; Advertising: Tobi Clement; CaFÉ: Anita Blythe; Paint Out Coordinator: Charles Stup; Catalog: Mike Mahon; Webmasters: Karen Halbert and Rajen Chanchani; Fundraising: Marilyn Wightman and Betty Tichich; Photography: Douglas Maahs; Planning Committee: Ann Painter, Roger Williams, Dick Wimberly, John Meister, Social Coordinator: Barbara Coleman, Host Housing Coordinator: Jane Chapin. Additional thanks to Peggy Impel, Lee McLeod, Susan Brown, Joe Anna Arnett, Erik & Jo Beth Speyer, Mari Martinez, Catherine Corum, Beth Cooper, Sue Marquez, James Trigg, Nancy Silvia, Andra Nyman, Marcy Williams, Carla Forrest, Elizabeth Cooper, Bonnie Griffith, Laverne Bohlin, Kathryn Lein, Damien Gonzales, and all the other artist and patron members and friends who will help long after this goes to print. You are what make our organization strong and vibrant.

JUDGE OF AWARDS Stephen Day Working primarily in oils, Stephen Day is a full-time artist living in the Southwest, where he is renowned for his plein air paintings of the local landscape. Painting the beauty of his natural environment is Day’s ‘first love,’ and he frequently paints on location using the smaller works as studies for larger paintings completed in the studio. Born in Wyoming, Day has lived in some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the West including Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Durango and Aspen, Colorado. Day is academically trained, having earned both a B.A. and a Masters’ degree. In addition, he studied at the Art Students League of Denver and the Loveland Academy of Fine Art in Colorado.

JURORS OF SELECTION Shanan Campbell Wells Owner of Sorrel Sky Gallery. Founded in Durango, CO in 2002, Sorrel Sky Gallery opened its second location in Santa Fe, NM in 2014. Sorrel Sky Gallery’s visionary approach to Western art allows both new and experienced art enthusiasts the opportunity to select from a distinctive collection of contemporary and traditional fine art and jewelry. The gallery represents several acclaimed and renowned painters, sculptors and jewelers, including Kevin Red Star, Star Liana York, and former U.S. Senator Ben Nighthorse, among others. https:// Stephanie Hartshorn Stephanie Hartshorne is a fourth generation Coloradoan, Stephanie’s artistic journey started in architecture. Her love of design details, the rhythms and complex beauty in the lines and curves of the manmade world find expression in her work. Her most recent plein air events include Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational and Door County Plein Air Festival. Stephanie will provide a workshop detailed below. Charles Iarrobino Born in Annapolis, Maryland in 1952, Charles studied painting and printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University and Syracuse University, graduating with a BFA in Painting and Printmaking in 1974. A member of Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society, he has won many awards and had numerous one-man shows on the East Coast as well as in his adopted state of New Mexico. He currently makes his home in Santa Fe.


Mark Akins

Nora Larimer

Patricia Leister

Grand Junction, Colorado

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Sharon Bamber

Carolyn Lindsey

Mat Barber Kennedy

Theresa Beck

Tom Blazier

Liz Bonham

Peggy Borgman

Lyn Boyer

Diane Buster

Rajen Chanchani

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Dawn Chandler

Tobi Clement

Cuervo, New Mexico

Margi Lucena

Lee MacLeod

Deborah McAllister

Susan McCullough

Maryann McGraw

John Meister

David Montgomery

Barbara Mulleneaux

Velda Musgrove

Joyce Nelson

Madina Croce

Mikyoung Osburn

Nancy J. Davis

Susan De’Armond

Shirley DeMaio

Carol Douglas

Sarah Richards

Cecilia Robertson

William Rogers


Jeanne Echternach

Stephen Unger

Michele Farrier

Mary Ann Warner

Lisa Flynn

Carla Forrest

Bonnie Griffith

Karen Halbert

Karen Ann Hitt

Shelley Howard

Katherine Irish

Natasha Isenhour

Aztec, New Mexico

Gwen Wilemon

Roger Williams

Simon Winegar

Master Signature Member Invitees Peggy Immel

Lee McVey

Albert Handell

Paul Murray

Best of Show


PAPNM Cash Award Southwest Art Full Page Ad

$2,000 $3,380

2nd Place PAPNM Cash Award Plein Air Magazine, 1/2 Page Ad Art Frames Gift Certificate

$1,000 $2,150 $250

3rd Place

Honorable Mention Works on Paper PAPNM Cash Award Winsor & Newton Watercolor Set Sakura of America Koi Watercolor Field Sketch Box

$100 $166


Honorable Mention #1 PAPNM Cash Award Fredrix Materials, Inc. Paint Boards

$100 $150

PAPNM Cash Award $750 Plein Air Magazine 1/4 Page Ad $1,200 JFM Frames Gift Certificate $250 Ampersand Art Supply Set of Products $135

Award of Excellence - Oil or Acrylic PAPNM Cash Award Winsor & Newton Cash Award Princeton Artist Brush Co. Gift Certificate Michael Harding Oil Paints Gift Certificate Gamblin Artist Oils Set SourceTek Hardboard Panels Armadillo Art & Craft “The Art of Brusho” SourceTek Hardboard Panels

$250 $250 $250 $125 $95 $26 $25 $22

Honorable Mention #2 PAPNM Cash Award SourceTek Gatorfoam Panels Panel Pak Set of Two Dakota Art Blue Earth Sampler Trekell Oil Linen Panel SourceTek Natural Linen Panels

$100 $61 $45 $36 $9 $8

Honorable Mention #3 PAPNM Cash Award $100 Sakura Koi Watercolor Tube Set $46 Panel Pak Set of Two $45 SourceTek Hardboard Panels $37 Artist Network “Plein Air Landscape” DVD $32

Award of Excellence-Works on Paper PAPNM Cash Award $350 Schminke Horadam Watercolor Set $269 High Plains Gift Certificate $100 Diane Townsend Artists’ Pastels $80 Armadillo Art & Craft Brusho Crystal Color Set - from Colourcraft LTD in UK $70 UArt 10 Sheets Gift Certificate $50 Art of the West Subscription $45 Dakota Art Blue Earth Sampler $36 Artist’s Network “Pastel Pointers” Book $27 Armadillo Art & Craft Rekab Watercolour Brush- from C&M Quality Brushes in Israel $21

Outstanding Architectural PAPNM Cash Award Wind River Arts Gift Certificate Blick Art Materials Gift Certificate SourceTek Birch Panels

$150 $300 $250 $30

Honorable Mention Oil or Acrylic PAPNM Cash Award Gamblin Oil Gift Set Panel Pak Set of Two Plein Air Magazine Subscription SourceTek Hardboard Panels Artist’s Network “Paint Acrylic Landscapes” DVD.

$100 $95 $45 $40 $34



1st Place PAPNM Cash Award Abiquiu Inn 1 Night w/ Dinner and Breakfast Chelsea Classical Studio Oil Cube

$400 $350 $50

2nd Place PAPNM Cash Award Fredrix Materials, Inc. Paint Boards Guerrilla Painter, LLC Pocket Box Kit & Bag Sourcetek Birch Panels Panel Pak Set of Two

$300 $120 $82 $61 $45

3rd Place PAPNM Cash Award Guerrilla Painter, LLC Gift Certificate Art of the West Subscription SourceTek Gatorfoam Panels

$200 $120 $45 $22

Honorable Mention PAPNM Cash Award $100 Trekell Art Supplies Hog Bristle Brush Set $95





... AND OUR DONORS IN 2018 Abiquiu Inn • Airfloat Systems • Ampersand Art Supply • Armadillo Art & Craft • Art of the West • • Artisan • Artist’s Network • Blick Art Materials • Chelsea Classical Studio • D. Maahs Construction • Diane Townsend Artists’ Pastels • Frame Tek • Fredrix Materials, Inc. • Frontier Frames • Gamblin Artists Colors • Golden Artist Colors/Williamsburg • Guerrilla Painter LLC • H. K. Holbein, Inc. • High Plains Frames • Jack Richeson & Co. Inc. • Jeff Potter Memorial for Artistic Excellence • Jerry’s Artarama • JFM Frames • Kremer Pigments • Michael Harding Oil Paints • Mike Mahon Art Workshops • New Mexico Art League • PanelPak • Pastel Society of New Mexico • Plein Air Magazine • Princeton Art Brush Co. • Rembrandt • Rio Grande Art Assn • Sakura of America • Santa Fe Railyard Community Corporation • Schmincke/Chartpak • Sorrel Sky Gallery • Sourcetek • Southwest Art Magazine • Streamline Publishing • Teresa’s Frame Shop • Terry Ludwig Pastels • Trekell Art Supplies • UART • Western Art Collector • Wind River Arts • Winsor & Newton

Santa Fe Plein Air Fiesta at Sorrel Sky Gallery  

Sorrel Sky Gallery is hosting the 2018 Santa Fe Plein Air Juried Paint Out Competition and Show, as plein air artists gather to paint the La...

Santa Fe Plein Air Fiesta at Sorrel Sky Gallery  

Sorrel Sky Gallery is hosting the 2018 Santa Fe Plein Air Juried Paint Out Competition and Show, as plein air artists gather to paint the La...