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Gabrielle Hill, Book Cover Illustrator!

PAPA Visual Artist Gabrielle Olivia Hill created the cover illustration for Michele Leggott’s new book of poetry, Mezzaluna, published by Wesleyan University Press, with cover design by Mindy Basinger Hill. Michele Leggott was New Zealand’s 2007-2009 Poet Laureate. Congratulations Gabi! This is quite an accomplishment! Thanks for sharing your art with the world! Photos of […]

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New Mexico Wildlife Federation Art on the Gallery Wall

Please check out our New Mexico Wildlife Federation art on the Gallery Wall! Wonderful student aides Serenity Gomez and Chad Mortensen installed a Zia symbol to highlight our beautiful state. How do you enjoy New Mexico’s wildlife and outdoors? PAPA artists answered this question with their art, and PAPA student Jamie-Lynn Poncho won 3rd place!

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Scholastic Art Winners

Please join usin congratulating PAPA's 2019 Scholastic Art winners! They will be celebrated at an art show and award ceremony at Warehouse 508 (508 1st Street NW, ABQ NM 87102) on March 21, 2020. Doors open at 5:30 pm and the award ceremony starts at 6:30 pm. Please allow extra time for parking. Morgan Arthur [...]
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Take a Journey Through Art

Congratulations to our PAPA Youth Art Month finalists! This year's theme was "Take A Journey Through Art!" PAPA Middle School finalists: Brooklyn Augustine, Lizzeth Bermudez, Eden Hettler, Gabrielle Hill, Litzy Huerta-Ortiz, Suvin Madrid, Riley Nyght, Madeline Smith-VanWinkle, Eliana Rivera (8th grade), Giovanna Wright PAPA Middle School top three finalists: Lizzeth Bermudez, Eden Hettler, and Madeline [...]
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PAPA Visual Artists Honored

PAPA Visual Artists Leslie Bello Garcia and Daniela Basista were honored last night at the University of New Mexico’s exhibition for Young Artists. The judges (all UNM Fine Arts Faculty) reviewed over 280 entries from 22 different New Mexico schools and selected 90 artworks for the exhibition~with a 30% acceptance rate, the 2019 UNM Young […]

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PAPA Visual Artists Honored

PAPA Visual Artists Leslie Bello Garcia and Daniela Basista were honored last night at the University of New Mexico’s exhibition for Young Artists. The judges (all UNM Fine Arts Faculty) reviewed over 280 entries from 22 different New Mexico schools and selected 90 artworks for the exhibition~with a 30% acceptance rate, the 2019 UNM Young […]

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PAPA Artist Enjoys the Outdoors!

Please join us in congratulating PAPA Artist Jamie-Lynn Poncho! Her acrylic painting of “How I Enjoy the Outdoors” won third place in a state-wide youth art contest, sponsored by New Mexico Wildlife Federation. Thank you to NMWF for the opportunity! We’ll be displaying all of the NMWF Youth Art Contest submissions from PAPA on the […]

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Custom t-shirt and sticker available now

Leslie Bello Garcia designed stickers and shirts for a PAPA Visual Art fundraiser. Shirts are $20 each. Stickers are $2 each. We accept cash (exact change, please) or checks made out to PAPA. We have sizes XS-XL. They are on soft, Bella tees, printed by Darko.     Please let Ms Beck know if you’d […]

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Young Artist Show at UNM Masley Gallery

Please see below for the UNM YA show card and map. Please allow extra time for parking and walking to the gallery. Please join us for the opening reception and award ceremony on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, from 6-8 pm. Daniela Basista has two pieces in the show, and Leslie Bello Garcia has once piece […]

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YouthCHAT Members Attend State-wide Suicide Prevention Retreat

On November 5th & 6th, 2019, five of PAPA’s YouthCHAT team, along with Ms. Beck, attended an overnight state-wide suicide prevention retreat at Camp Oro Quay, sponsored by the New Mexico Department of Health’s Office of School and Adolescent Health (NMDOH OSAH). We worked with student leaders from all over the state of New Mexico, […]

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