Call Detail

PAPNM 10th National Juried Member Exhibition
P. O. Box 20503, Albuquerque, NM 87154-0503

Entry Deadline: 8/31/18
Application Closed


Images - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 4
Total Media - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 4

Entry Fee (1 - 3 Image Entry Fee): $55.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum): $15.00


Link to Prospectus:

The 10th National Juried Members Exhibition is a juried show and sale of original two-dimension plein air artworks presented by the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico (PAPNM) and hosted by Sorrel Sky Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico from Friday November 2 through Sunday November 25, 2018. Juried artists will compete for awards valued over $15,000 in cash and merchandise prizes. This call is only open to current (or new) paid PAPNM members. To join PAPNM, visit, and click “Join Us” in the top menu. The public and collectors are invited to attend the opening reception and view the exhibition at Sorrel Sky Gallery. 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. Sorrel Sky Gallery is one of Santa Fe’s most prestigious and respected galleries. It is located in the heart of Santa Fe about a block from the historic plaza and represents the work of many well-known traditional, contemporary and western artists. Sorrel Sky Gallery was founded in 2002 and has two locations, the original in Durango, Colorado, and the newest location in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

 This call is open to all current (or new) paid members of Plein Air Painters of New Mexico working in twodimensional media, excluding photography, digital art, and multimedia. Accepted media is limited to oil media (traditional and water-mixable), wet media (acrylic, watercolor, and gouache), and dry media (pastel, pencil, and charcoal works done on paper). Works produced on any substrate which has been preprinted with an image is strictly forbidden.
 PAPNM Membership for 2018 must be current with due paid in full before submitting to the call for entry for the exhibition. To join, visit, and click “Join Us” in the top menu. Follow the instructions for member application or renewal and payment.
 Only original plein air artworks are eligible for entry. All work must be at least 80% completed en plein air

PAPNM Master Signature Members will receive a separate email invitation from the exhibition committee and need not apply through CallForEntry (CaFÉ) nor pay entry fees.
PAPNM Signature Members may submit 1- 4 images through CaFÉ, with a maximum of 3 artworks selected for exhibition. Each Signature Member entering is guaranteed to have at least one piece accepted into the show as a privilege of Signature Membership. Entry fee is $55 for 1-3 images and $15 for an additional image.
PAPNM Artist Members may submit 1- 4 images through CaFÉ for jury selection, with a maximum of 3 artworks selected for exhibition. Entry fee is $55 for 1-3 images and $15 for an additional image.
 All artwork must be original (completely conceived and executed by the artist) and have been produced within the last two years (2017 and 2018). Works must not violate copyright laws. The artist retains copyright to his/her image(s). However, by submitting to this show, the artist agrees to PAPNM’s and Sorrel Sky Gallery’s use of the images for publicity (including future promotion) and archival purposes.
 Work done under the guidance of an instructor is not eligible for entry.
 Works shown in any previous PAPNM member exhibition are not eligible for entry. Works previously showcased in PAPNM on-line contests are eligible for entry.
 Each artwork entered must be within size specifications. The minimum size per piece is 108 square inches unframed (9”x12”). Maximum size per piece is 320 square inches unframed (16”x20”). Works smaller or larger will be withdrawn from jury consideration and shall not be replaced with another entry.
 Artwork must be available for sale in the gallery with a minimum retail price of $500. Work priced lower than $500 will be withdrawn from jury consideration and shall not be replaced with another entry.
 Artists should check their CaFÉ accounts after August 31st to verify application status. Upon completion of jury selection, artists will receive notification of acceptance or decline by email.

Event Date / Time Location Entries accepted through CallForEntry (CaFÉ) Thursday June 7 – Friday August 31
Artworks juried by Entry Jury Committee Saturday September 1 – Friday September 21
Notification of jury selection by email Sunday September 30
Delivery of shipped artworks via UPS or FedEx Monday October 22 – Saturday October 27 Sorrel Sky Gallery
Hand delivery of artworks and artist’s bio Sunday October 28, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Monday October 29, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Sorrel Sky Gallery
Judging by Judge of Awards Thursday November 1, 9 am – noon Sorrel Sky Gallery PAPNM Members’ Paintout Friday November 2, 9 am – noon Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve (Register at
Opening reception and awards presentation Friday November 2, 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm Sorrel Sky Gallery Demonstration by Judge of Awards Saturday November 3, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Sorrel Sky Gallery
Celebration Dinner for Members and Guests Saturday November 3, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm Café Sonder, 326 S Guadalupe St (Sign-up at
Workshop Hosted by Sorrel Sky Gallery Sunday, November 4 Sorrel Sky Gallery Exhibition ends Sunday November 25 Sorrel Sky Gallery
Pickup of unsold artworks Monday November 26, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Sorrel Sky Gallery Payment sent for sold artworks Wednesday December 26, 2018

Internationally acclaimed artist, Ray Roberts, Signature Member of Plein Air Painters of America, is the 2018 Judge of Awards. Please visit his website

Jurors of selection are Peter Grab (, Jane Hunt PAPNM Master Signature Member (, and Shanan Campbell Wells, Owner, Sorrel Sky Gallery ( 150 works will be selected for exhibition.

Please read these exhibition requirements carefully and follow them exactly. Any artist violating these requirements may be disqualified, and any award will be forfeited.
 After the application closing date of August 31, 2018, no changes for submissions will be allowed, including the artist’s name, artwork title, size, price, or image.
 Exhibiting artists must bring or include 2 copies of a one-page biography with artwork delivery.
 Delivered works must have a professional presentation, be suitably framed, and be ready to hang with Drings and wire. No saw-tooth hangers will be accepted. Gallery-wrapped canvases with finished edges are appropriate for oil or acrylic paintings and will be accepted for exhibition.
 The image submitted through CaFÉ and approved by the Entry Jurors must exactly match the respective delivered artwork. Any artist delivering a substitute for the original artwork approved by the Jurors will be disqualified from exhibiting all his/her paintings in the current national exhibition and the following two national exhibitions.
 Any artist withdrawing one or more paintings after acceptance into the exhibition will be disqualified from exhibiting all his/her paintings in the current national exhibition and the following two national exhibitions.
 Any artist who sells an exhibited artwork without going through Sorrel Sky Gallery will be disqualified from exhibiting all his/her paintings in the current national exhibition and the following two national exhibitions.

Complete shipping and delivery information will be included with notification to accepted artists.

 All artwork must be available for hanging and sale at Sorrel Sky Gallery for the entire duration of the show.
 Sorrel Sky Gallery will handle all gallery sales and collect all associated payments from customers, including all applicable New Mexico gross receipts taxes (NMGRT). Customers/collectors will pay all packing and shipping charges, insurance costs, and other handling expenses incurred and set by Sorrel Sky Gallery for the sale, shipping, and delivery of artwork purchased by them.
 Sorrel Sky Gallery will sell single artworks at full retail price. For a sale of two or more artworks to a single buyer, Sorrel Sky Gallery may offer a 10% discount to the buyer.
 Artwork sold during the exhibition may be taken by the buyer upon sale, but the buyer will be encouraged to leave the artwork though the opening weekend of the show.
 PAPNM will send payment to the artist for artwork sold at 50% of the sale price within 30 days of the close of the exhibition.

Publication sponsors will offer PAPNM members special group advertising rates to promote PAPNM and the national exhibition. Participation is encouraged and recommended for this prestigious event.

Images of paintings exhibited at Sorrel Sky Gallery will be showcased on PAPNM’s website at Artworks will be ordered alphabetically, listing master artist members, judge, and jurors first, followed by signature and artist members. Award winners will be listed. The showcase will point visitors to Sorrel Sky Gallery for inquiry and purchase. Sorrel Sky Gallery will add the PAPNM Online Showcase link as well as images of exhibited works on their website at for the duration of the show.

Special rates for the opening weekend have been arranged at the Inn of the Governors, 101 W Alameda St, Santa Fe, NM 87501, (505) 982-4333. Details can be found on Member Show page at

PAPNM has the right to refuse or disqualify any work that fails to meet eligibility, entry, and exhibition requirements. All reasonable care will be taken with artwork. However, Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, its members, and its volunteers are not responsible for any loss or damage of any artworks in the exhibition. Sorrel Sky Gallery will be responsible for the safekeeping and insurance coverage of all artworks in the exhibition while on gallery premises. Artists are responsible for insuring their work during transit. An artist’s entry and payment constitute acceptance of all conditions and terms in this prospectus.

 For membership and general information about Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, visit
 For show or membership questions, email