Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Fun & Fine Art 2008 Extravaganza Auction

Will benefit the Taos Jewish Center and the Chesed Project for Taos County seniors. Artwork will be available for bidding on-line at and at the on-site event May 18th at the Anglada's Building in Taos. There is a Silent auction 3-7:30 and Live auction 4-5pm. Dancing with Michael Hearne and Jimmy Stadler 6-7:30 . Hope to see you there. As a part of the Weekend Extravaganza Consulo Luz, Chilean-Cuban singer and songwriter, will appear at an intimate house concert at the Arroyo Seco home of Larry Torres on the evening of May 17th. The concert will be followed by a wine and dessert reception. Seating is limited. Tickets are $55 and can be purchased at


Visit the 1st Community Bank on the Plaza to see current works of the members of the Taos Society of Portrait Artists.
George Chacon * Nancy Delpero * E Jane Grover * Salvatore Giglio * Lawrence J Herrera * Elizabeth Jose * Lina Thewlis

TSOPA meets every Saturday from 10 to 1 to paint portraits of local Taos Folks. The group meets at various locations and the public is invited to paint or enjoy watching. See this blog for weekly models and painting locations. Contact Nancy for more info about the Society or if you are interested in modeling.

TAO Workshop

TAO's first in a series of Artists' Support Workshops: workshops to help an artist succeed

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Saturday, May 10, 200810:00 am—1:00 pm1:00-2:00 bring your own brown bag lunchAt Touchstonelocated on Paseo Del Pueblo Norte at Mable Dodge Rd., behind Laughing Horse Inn FREE TO TAO MEMBERS Learn how to increase your web presence and present your art to an International audience with the help of several essential web sites. This workshop will enable artists to become more internet savvy. Tara will take you on a tour of the internet so that you can present your art to a wider audience. You will walk away with the basic knowledge of navigating three of the most important web sites for 21st century artists.
You will explore, EBay. com and

TAO Monthly meeting

TAO General Meeting
Sunday, May 4th, 3:00 PM at Touchstone: TAO will have it's General Meeting at Touchstone located on Paseo Del Pueblo Norte and Mable Dodge Lane, behind Laughing Horse Inn. All are welcome to find out about TAO and meet current members. Become a member at any level but the deadline to sign up as a Studio Tour Member is Sunday. For more information: or WhiteHawk at 758-1443

We love Libby Hart

Our friend and fellow artist Libby Hart has just be diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer. She is about to start treatment of chemo. Please keep Libby in your thoughts and prayers as you go about your day. I am in the process of starting an on-line benefit sale to help Libby with her staggering medical bills. Any one wishing to donate a painting or otherwise please contact me at

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Daily painters of NM Art Competition

Daily Painters of New Mexico, LLC is a unique online gallery representing a select group of artists living throughout New Mexico. The artists represented are among a rapidly growing number who practicethe discipline of art journaling exemplified by Kevin McPhearson's"Reflections on a Pond" series. Artists create small paintings and drawings, daily or weekly,that appear for sale on our website every Thursday. Daily Painters are currently hosting the first annual art competition. Winnerswill be announced at the opening reception for Daily Painters of NewMexico's First Annual Salon Show on June 6th held at 1228 Parkway ArtSpace, Parkway Drive in Santa Fe from June 6th - June 11th. The deadline forentries has been extended to May 9th. Jurors include Albuquerque artists Leo Neufeld, Lee McVey andEmmett Johns. Visit for more info.

Mothers Day Benefit

George Chacon, a current member of the Taos Society of Portrait Artists, is honored to be asked by The Yaxche school to be their featured artist and contribute a piece of art for their Hispanic Scholarship Benefit. The pastel drawing was done last year at the Torreon orchard the day before mothers day. The word Yache means tree of life in Mayan and the image of a woman breastfeeding under newly blossomed apple trees, a perfect match.
The name of the piece is "MothersDay 2007"
The Benefit takes place at the former home of RC Gorman on 115 State Road 522 one mile north of the 64/150/522 intersection: Saturday May 3, 2008, at 4:00

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

You are invited

Triple A's

Featuring 3 Awesome Artists with Architectural backgrounds

Taos Artists:

Issa de Nicola, David Sprague & David Vedoe

One great show:

3 different Attitudes - 3 different Approaches -3 different Applications

the taos gallery

Saturday April 26th 4 - 6:30 pm

103 Paseo del Pueblo Norte Taos, NM 87571 USA 758-3911

TAO Party

You are invited to attend a Party at the taos gallery, on Thursday April 24th, starting at 5:30p.m.
BRING A FRIEND! ANOTHER ARTIST OR AN ARTS SUPPORTER will love to learn about our organization and share our excitement about art community goals in theTaos area. We can sign up new members that evening.
We are asking you to bring a dinner plate size serving of party hors d’oeuvres, finger food that could fit on a cocktail napkin, in fact, bring some napkins too!
Won’t it be fun to see the creative gastronomical delights?
Even more fun to taste them!! visit TAO for more info

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Padres, Divas, Ancestors, and Icons

Eskes in Taos. A series of images done by Sam Richardson called “Padres, Divas, Ancestors, and Icons” are now on display at Eskes Brew Pub in Taos. The works are done in a variety of techniques including charcoal, mixed media, and paper collage. There is a touch of whimsy in most of the pieces. “Logo for a Santa Fe Art Diva” and “Padrecito” are collage, done with brightly colored papers and feature the smiling countenances of New Mexico people the artist has met. “The Ascension of the ’57 Chevy” and “The Adoration of the Mystic Buick” are charcoal drawings. And a series of mixed media pieces called “Ancestors,” montages of old cars and trucks, churches, and Native American symbols, are done with charcoal and paper collage. Richardson teaches journalism at UNM/Taos, is a contributor to northern New Mexico magazines and newspapers, and has exhibited his art in one man shows and as part of several group shows, including The Taos Open. Contact:Sam Richardson 758-9539 for more info.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Call for new Portrait members

The Taos Society of Portrait Artists are now accepting new members. Contact Nancy Delpero for more info. TSOPA is a 501 (c)3 organization.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

TOA Breaking News

Good News...TAO have voted...the membership dues for TAO Studio Tour Members will remain at $100. More details to come. . Next monthly monthly meeting Sunday May 4th at Touchstone located on Mable Dodge Rd. behind Laughing Horse Inn at 3:00PM. Also may 4th is the deadline to sign up for the Studio Tour.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

If you like Green

Now that spring has arrived in Taos, the color green is cropping up everywhere. So if green is in your valley or mountain, or if you simply want to see what artists can do when their prompt is “anything green,” then head over to the Taos Country Club’s Gallery on the Green, located south of Ranchos de Taos off County Road 110, south of Ranchos de Taos.A reception for the juried exhibit, “Color It Green,” is planned Friday (April 4) from 6-8 p.m

Michelle Chrisman Workshop

1 last reminder (see older post) about the upcoming workshop at the Harwood Art Center in ABQ- coming up the weekend ofApril 12 & 13. The weather is lovely in Abq. this time of year.

TAO April Meeting

The Taos Aritist Organization is holding it's monthly meeting April 6th at the taos gallery at 3PM. Check out their website at for more info.

Call to Artist: Landscape

4Culture is seeking to acquire wall-mounted landscape works that use color (paintings, prints, photographs, drawings, etc.) for the Harborview Medical Center Collection, part of the King County Public Art Collection. The subject matter for this call must be the essence of landscape, whether represented realistically or abstractly. These works will be on display throughout the public spaces of the new Norm Maleng Building, a multi-story facility that houses operating rooms, acute care, rehabilitation, and clinic facilities, along with their associated waiting areas. An overall budget of $80,000 has been designated to purchase artwork. Visit for more info.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Call to Artists: Biennial Southwest '08

September 28 - November 30, 2008 The Albuquerque Museum
Biennial Southwest '08 presents the best in contemporary art from Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. This year BSW '08 will present $10,500 in awards, including $5,000 for Best in Show. Juror for BSW '08 will be Dr. Stephanie Hanor, Senior Curator and Department Head for the Museum of Contemporary Art/San Diego. Hardcopy prospectus may be requested at 505-243-7255 or, or click on link below to download prospectus.
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Dorothy Lampl work has been accepted in two juried shows this spring.
Small Sunflowers" - is in the Masterworks of New Mexico Show.It opens Friday, April 4. The opening is from 5-8 pm at the Hispanic Arts Building, Expo NM, Albuquerue,NM. The website for their calendar is are several workshops, paint-ins and demos associated with the show and opening. The show closes on April 28th. "The Puppet" - is 28x20". This painting has been accepted to the Salon International Show, a juried exhibition of 305 oil paintings. The show opens on April 11 with an Awards Banquet and then on April 12 there will be a champagne reception at 8 pm. The show is sponsored by the Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art in San Antonio, TX. The show closes on May 2.Their website is


The model will be set up in a very “paint-able environment, with careful consideration given to surrounding furniture, fabric & lighting. This approach will encourage fresh, spontaneous & finished paintings

NEXT SESSION WILL MEET: Monday, April 7th. from 2:30- 5:30pm.
Please arrive a bit early to set-up. Our model this week will be Angie, a pretty young lady from Taos who has a great flair for interesting, creative clothing. She will be bringing several changes in clothing for a variety of “looks.”
LOCATION CHANGE !!! We will be meeting at Jane Grover’s Studio (Don Ward’s old studio):
1335C Gusdorf Road Directions: From Paseo, turn East on Paseo del Canon East to Gusdorf Road. Turn right on Gusdorf & go 2/3rd’s way down the street. Look for sign on the left that says 1335. Jane’s Studio is on the left, #C. Please bring your own drawing horse or easel.
The fee will be split between the artists to pay for the model.

For any Questions, email Michelle Chrisman at (Email preferable)
Or call: 613-0443


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