Local painters to show art in New Mexico exhibit


SANTA FE, N.M. — Valley artists Susan McCullough and David Montgomery both have paintings selected to show in the upcoming Plein Air Painters of New Mexico 9th Annual Juried Show to open at the Sorrel Sky Gallery, 125 W. Palace Ave. in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Opening reception for the exhibit is open to the public on Friday, November 3 from 5-7:30 p.m.

Plein Air Painters of New Mexico (PAPNM) is an organization of artists dedicated to preserving and promoting painting “en plein air” — in the open air or outdoors. This annual show features 147 works selected from the 303 artist members of the group. The show and sale will run until November 26.

“I feel privileged to participate in this show,” expressed McCullough. PAPNM members are some of the most accomplished landscape artists working today according to Montgomery.

McCullough, Monte Vista and Montgomery, Alamosa have been painting together on location for years along with other Valley artists. They both agree that SLV imagery is some of the most beautiful as well as challenging to be found anywhere in the west. They have also been members of PAPNM for several years.

Susan McCullough is an award winning painter whose works can be seen locally at the Windsor Hotel in Del Norte and at her Farmhouse Studio near the Sargent School. She is represented by the Sorrel Sky Gallery in Santa Fe, Wilder Nightingale Gallery in Taos and will be in the Silver Street Gallery in Lake City this next summer. For more information go to her website- susanmccullough.com.

Additional artwork from David Montgomery can be seen at the Firedworks Gallery in Alamosa, the C. Waters Gallery in Creede, Copper Moon Gallery in Taos or at his studio in downtown Alamosa. For more information go to DavidMontgomeryPaintings.com.

Caption: David Montgomery and Susan McCullough are shown with the paintings on display at the current PAPNM show in Santa Fe. On the wall are “Early Morning at the Coop” and “Beaver Ponds Everywhere,” by McCullough. Montgomery is holding his painting “The Golden Path.” Courtesy photo