Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Women's History Month

March 28th at 6:30 and March 30 at 4 pm.
In celebration of spring and Women's History Month the the taos gallery is hosting *"Women's Voices" *- poetry, music, prose and dance*Taos treasure and storyteller, Roberta Meyers will be performing with Janet Cannon, Veronica Golos, Fabi Romero and Sarah Robertshaw

No admission charge
the taos gallery FKA: Terrie Bennet Gallery

TAO Meeting.

The Taos Aritist Organization is meeting April 6th at the taos gallery at 3PM. The Dues for joining the Studio tour is $100 until April 1 when it will be $125.00 Check out thier website at for more info.

Plein Air Painters in Dixon

Pein Air Painters of New Mexico has a paintout day scheduled for Friday, March 28 in Dixon. Go to their website at for information on membership and the paintout. Meeting time is 1: at the General Store.

Call to Artist: Color it Green

The deadline for the Color it Green Show at the Gallery on the Green is April 2nd.

See the blog post below for more info.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Artist Beware, A lesson from Jerry Emmons

I was recently a victim of Copyrights violations by a Multinational Publishing Company that I licensed some images to. They wouldn't respond to my personal inquiries and trying to get through the multitude of corporate layers was a challenge to say the least. There was a substaintial amount of royalties ($) due me. Frustrated by the giant, I retained an attorney who does Copyrights work here in Taos, her name is Lee Boothby of Maestas & Boothby. Without going thru the whole story, she was able to get their ears (and probably other extremities) to recognize their liability to me. She got me paid fairly quickly for very reasonable fee. I recommend any artist entering into an Image Iicensing Agreement or finds themselves in my situation to talk to Lee Boothby first. She a patron of the Arts. Jerry Emmons

Dorothy Lampl Still Life Workshop

August 4 throught Aug 8, 2008.

Still Life Oil Painting Workshop in Arroyo Seco, NM

All levals welcome, from beginners to advanced painters. She will touch on composition, color,values and establishing a focal point in your still life studies.

email Dorothy or call 575-758-5512 for more info.

Barbara Bartel Painting workshop

Barbara Bartels 575-737-0211
Oil Painting Studio Workshop
April 11 & 12 in Taos.
For anyone who may be a little rusty & needs a "jump start" for spring painting or hasn't painted before. We will learn how to be more creative and find a personal color palette for each artist. Barbara is also one of 18 Plein Air painters invited to Gavin Woodland Gardens, Little Rock, Arkansas for the"Beauty & the Brush 2008 Paint Out and Art show" The art will be on display for April at the Hot Springs National Park, University of Arkansas.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

UNM Spring Term/Second Eight Week Classes

Raku Pottery: An exciting pottery workshop exploring the Raku process which dates back to 16th century Japan. Participants will create hand build vessels and do their own glazing. They will pull their hot pots from the kiln and place them into to a reduction atmosphere producing spectacular metallic and crackle effects.
Instructor: Matt Adams Cost: $103. ($53 plus classroom fee of $50) Credits: 1 Location: UNM-Taos Klauer Campus Dates: Saturdays, April 5, 12, 19 and 26 Time: 12 to 5pm
Introduction to Lapidary/ Stone Cutting and Polishing:Learn to turn rough stones into highly polished semi-precious gemstones. In your first class participants will visit the UNM owned and abandoned Harding Mine sight and handpick up to five pounds of Lepidolite, a semi hard, pinkish to purplish plum colored and translucent stone. Lepidolite cuts and polishes quickly, the perfect stone for a beginning project.
Instructor: Eddie Sanchez Cost: $88. ($53 plus classroom fee of $35) Credits: 1 Location:UNM-Taos Klauer Campus Dates: Saturdays April 5, 12, 19, 26 Time: 9 to 2pm
Seeing Skills for Drawing:Learn how to draw accurately from observation, translate the three-dimensional world into two–dimensional representation using line, value, shape and texture. Subject matter will include simple geometric forms as well as more complex material such as the human head.
Instructor: Giovanna Paponetti Fee: $73. ($ 53 plus $20 classroom fee) Credits: 1 Location: Room UNM-Taos Klauer Campus Dates: April 16, 23, 30, May 7 and 14 Time: Wednesdays 5:30 to 7:30 pm
For more info contact Gary Cook Art Academy Head UNM-TaosOffice: 737-6276

Friday, March 14, 2008

Dwarka Bonner's exhibition

For a real treat check out Dwarka Bonner's blogspot The blog features work available at John Natsoulas Gallery - - in Davis, CA It is an exhibition of oil paintings by Dwarka Bonner from March 5, through March 29, 2008. The exhibition is in two parts: Winter Series 2007-08 and Faces and Figures. The seven paintings that comprise the winter series were painted between November and February and are augmented by three additional earlier works with related subject matter. The 14 studies of faces and figures were painted between 2003 and 2008.

Taos is ready for us! TAO

After months of planning TAO, Taos Artist Organization, is prepared for the future. TAO, was founded by artists for artists to promote our community of visual artists. Our primary goal is the restoration of Taos as a premier international destination for those seeking a vibrant, world class visual arts colony. We create a forum for visual artists and the greater community to work together to inspire and promote one another. We will become an integral part of the internal workings of our community so that all visual artists have a voice. To achieve our directive, we will build the Taos Visual Art Center with exhibition spaces and studios where artists will create two and three dimensional art. The Visual Art Center will be an exciting meeting place for artists to exchange ideas and will uphold the spirit of our artistic environment with changing exhibitions, educational programs, workshops, classes, private sponsorships, professional assistance and many volunteer services. Next meeting April 6th, 3pm at The Taos Gallery(formerly - Terrie Bennett Gallery)103 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte - "Downtown" Taos. All Taos Artists Welcome Visit TAO for more information

Plein Air Painters of New Mexico

Plein Air Painters of New Mexico has scheduled paintouts near Taos on March 28, in Dixon, and April 11, at the Ranchos de Taos Plaza. All are welcome to attend. For information on these and other scheduled paintouts as well as membership in PAPNM go to their web site.

Call to Artists: Taos High School Prom Night

Saturday, April 26th from midnight to 5:30 AM

For the first time ever, Taos High School students have the opportunity to attend a fun, alcohol- and drug-free event to celebrate after the Taos H.S. prom. This event will include games, activities, prizes, music, performances and lots of food! Rocky Mountain Youth Corps, Taos High School, the DUI Program of Taos County and the Taos County Department of Public Health are collaborating on this project to provide young people with an alternative to making destructive decisions during prom season.
We are inviting the community to help support our young people and make this event a huge success. The students involved in organizing this event felt that having local artists sketch portraits of the post-prom attendees would be truly memorable. We encourage local artists to contribute to their community by donating some time to sketch the students. The volunteers could donate however much time they have available. A small stipend of $30 - $50 is available.
If you would like to participate or have any suggestions, please contact Jillian or call 751-1420 *8 ext. 12.


This NEW group will meet every other Monday afternoon, from 2:30pm-5:30pm.
The FIRST session will meet on Monday, March 24th.
The poses will start with 20 minute poses and go up to 1 hour.
The model on March 24th will be Lori, an elegant blonde posing nude with a red silk robe, in an "environment" that will make a good painting.
This session will help you keep your figure paintings spontaneous and fresh! Expect great results!
We will meet at Elizabeth's home studio: 314 Montoya Street- 1st right off Kit Carson Road, heading east of plaza.
Please email Michelle Chrisman with any questions:or call 613-0443

Monday, March 10, 2008

Intermediate Oil Painting Workshop w/ Michelle Chrisman

Spend the weekend in Albuquerque April 12th and 13th. This studio class will provide an opportunity to develop the direction you are working on, getting grounded in the basics, and giving you feedback and direction in the work you are currently doing and the direction you are wanting to go.Visit the Harwood Art Center in Albuquerque or contact Michelle Chrisman or call 613-0443 for more info.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Taos' Newest Gallery

Taos has a new gallery, Sagefarm Art and Craft at 104 Dona Luz, in Taos (down a couple of doors from Main Street Bakery, right next to the grocery store. The new Gallery will feature the wonderful paintings of David Hinske and beautiful wearable art of Carolyn Hinske. Stop by, Wed - Sun 11-5 and welcome them to Taos. Call 575-751-3733 for more info.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Call to Artist: "Gallery on the Green"

Color It Green, the next exhibit at the Taos Country Club’s "Gallery on the Green". As spring appears in all its light shades of green and moves into the deeper greens of summer there will be a juried exhibit starting April 2, 2008. Everything imaginable from green fruits and vegetables to green rooftop gardens to green rain forests, to green oceans, to green humvees or green camouflage, army green to greenhouse gases or the work of organizations such as Green Peace or Sustain Taos. Work will be accepted for consideration on April 2nd from 4-6 and will be juried that evening. Any medium is welcome and there is no limit to size, bigger is better. There will be a reception on Friday, April 4th from 6:00 – 8:00. Each artist whose work is juried into the show will pay $10 for the appetizers at the reception. If a piece sells, the artist gets 100% of the sale.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Elizabeth Jose at Centinel Bank

Taos Character; Portraits and Landscapes
By Elizabeth Jose
The varied faces and places of Taos, New Mexico, who will YOU recognise?
Opening event; The Centinel bank Main branch next to Wendy's
Thursday 13th March, 5 - 7 PM. Come meet the artist and have a glass of wine.
On display the entire month of March


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