Sorrel Sky Gallery in Santa Fe hosts the 10th annual Plein Air Painters of New Mexico’s national juried show.
The Plein Air Painters of New Mexico will celebrate its 10th annual National Juried Members Exhibition at Sorrel Sky Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico, beginning November 2.
Dozens of artists will have works on view and for purchase through November 25. An opening reception will take place November 3, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Artists will be vying for $15,000 in awards and prizes. Award categories include best of show, nocturne, oil media, wet media, dry media, figure in landscape and a popular artists’ choice award. The show will feature about 150 works of art. This year’s awards judge will be Western painter Ray Roberts, a Signature Member of Plein Air Painters of America.
In addition to the opening night reception, an artist demo will also take place on November 3, followed by a Roberts workshop from November 4 through 6.
“There’s a certain energy or pulse that can be seen and felt when viewing the works of plein air artists,” says Sorrel Sky owner Shanan Campbell Wells. “It’s as if you’re standing right beside the artist as they pause and momentarily step back, observing the scene before them.”
Some of the award winners from last year’s show include Lisa Flynn’s Trampas Adobe, a view of a farmhouse framed by distant mountains; Cheryl Koen’s Backyard Sunrise, featuring orange, pinks and violets in a brilliant sky; Cecilia Robertson’s Grace in the Desert, a view of plateau with colorful cliffs; and Tobi Clement’s cloudscape Day Greets Night. Last year’s best of show winner was Peter Grab, who painted Snow on the Sangres, featuring a view of distant mountains above a brushy desert scene.
For more information about this year’s show visit www.papnm.org or www.sorrelsky.com.
Tobi Clement, Day Greets Night, pastel, 14 x 11"
Peter Grab, Snow on the Sangres, oil 11 x 14"
Lisa Flynn, Trampas Adobe, oil, 12 x 9"