Thursday, July 31, 2008

Rio Costilla Valley Studio Tour

Visit for a complete listing of Artists and Photos of their Work – Up to date Map as Well!

Date of 2008 Tour: September 6 and 7th, 2008, 10 to 5 each day.

This year, on September 6 & 7, they deck the studios with their latest work and welcome the visitors from near and far. Their doors are opened wide. You are invited to see their work, explore their creative process, and purchase these carefully crafted wares. We feature a diverse group, fine art studios and artisan markets to please a wide variety of tastes. Oils, pastels, sculpture, ceramics, furniture, iron work, glass, jewelry and jams, jellies, chutneys, wildflower fields, artisan breads and home baked goods are a few of the items they offer to visitors.

Situated at the confluence of Northern New Mexico, and Southern Colorado, it is the only event of its kind that crosses the line between two states, unites them and bridges cultures. Along the meandering course of the Rio Costilla, weaving its way to the Rio Grande, and melded into the fabric of our work are found long lost European influences, and Native traditions reborn in art. On this tour you will travel along old country roads to scenic flats of high valley sage and chamisal onto mountainous forests. Just the journey is a destination. Sometimes called the Valle Vidal or the Southern End of the San Luis Valley, our tour stretches from Amalia, New Mexico, to Jaroso, Colorado. It is an enchanted tour in an enchanted land.

We are celebrating our 10th year! We thank those of you who keep coming back, and have become our friends and patrons of our work; and we welcome you also, stranger who has yet to find your way here. We invite you to mark those dates on your calendar, get out in the fresh air, and come celebrate the arts. You just might find something special or at least have memories of a day that will bring a smile to your heart when you return to where you live. This tour is free of charge and open to the public.

Jane Kircher 719-672-3063
Michael or Sarah 719 588-4973

Monday, July 28, 2008

Miriam Garay Foronda's Retrospect Show

At the Southside location of the First State Bank for the month of August Mariam's oils and monoprints includes pieces completed from 1998-2008.
Visit Absolute Arts for more invormation about Mariam

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Benito Trujillo Open Studio

Join Benito Trujillo at the Questa studio tour, Sat. & Sun August 2nd and 3rd.
Visit stop #16, off of B-044 Mile marker # 28, just north of Questa. Benito will be drawing portraits of visitors in his studio during the tour.


Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the wind longs to play with your hair. Kahlil Gibran
Join Rivers & Birds for an artistic workshop celebration in honor of Earth
EARTH ALTARS, A workshop inspired by the ephemeral nature-based art of Andy Goldsworthy. Creating artistic forms from nature, we will celebrate our relationship with the natural world and through this process affirm our kinship with our Mother Earth.
Workshop Duration: One and half days
Time: Friday, August 8, 7-9:30 PM at the Bareiss Gallery, Saturday all day out in nature (time and place to be determined by the group on Friday).
Cost of Workshop: $100.
For more info or to RSVP: contact Rivers & Birds at 776-5200 or email:
Facilitators: This workshop will be lead by SD Youngwolf, Jivan Lee, and Roberta Salazar Rivers & Birds Mission is to provide experiential education which teaches the interconnection of all life and which inspires individuals as leaders for Earth stewardship and peace.

First Place Sculpture

SD Youngwolf of Taos just returned from participating in the 2008 Eiteljorg Museum Indian Market

This mask was the first place winner in the Sculpture category. The highly competitive show, was June 20, in Indianapolis, IN.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Sandy Chestnutt Artist Opening

The Rhythm of the Brush

The Rhythm of the Brush
a two person exhibition
May 15th to August 15th

This Sunday Afternoon
Artist Reception
July 27 2-5
To see other work by Nancy or Mary Ann visit
the taos gallery

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Clarence Medina at the Contemporary Hispanic Market

From Chimayo to Taos and along the Rio Grande, Clarence Medina’s paintings take you on the “high road tour to Taos” honoring his rich heritage. Always a popular artist at The Contemporary Hispanic Market in Santa Fe, the artist will be available to meet and greet at booth 17 on Lincoln Ave.
Free event
Contemporary Hispanic Market
July 26 & 27
Booth 17
Lincoln Avenue
Santa Fe

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

"In the Artists Studio"

Tune into KVOT AM 1340 On Thurs. 24th at 1:00 PM. I (Nancy Delpero) will be chatting with Rich Nichols, on his regular weekly radio show.

Dortohy Lampl Workshop

August 4 through Aug 8, 2008.
Still Life Oil Painting Workshop in Arroyo Seco, NM
All levels welcome, from beginners to advanced painters. She will touch on composition, color,values and establishing a focal point in your still life studies. Visit
email Dorothy or call 575-758-5512 for more info.

Libby Hart Benefit website

Visit It is an on line benefit sale.

There is wonderful work by many great Taos and Denver artists. Laura Robb, Walt Gonske, Mark Daily, Quang Ho, and Dorothy Lampl to name a few who have donated work to this site. Also there is some great work by Libby.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Call to Artists

Young, Old & In-between!
Cash Prize Offered!
Please Note: The Taos Suicide Prevention Coalition is seeking a logo to help promote our suicide prevention/awareness activities.
Did you know that Taos County has one of the highest suicide rates in the State of New Mexico?
Did you know that during the past three years 45 individuals have lost their lives to suicide in Taos County?
Did you know every 16 minutes, someone in the US dies by suicide and every 17 minutes someone else is left behind to make sense of it?
Did you know that suicide is preventable?
For more information, you can call the Fred Fund on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 758-8340, or you can call Carlos D. Miera at Tri-County Community Services (TCCS) at 758-5857. UNM students can call Amy Chavez-Aguilar at 737-6200. Youth artisans can call Sonya at the RMYC 751-1420 Ext. 12.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Contemporary Chicano Art

George Chacon Invites everyone to Come celebrate his Second
Contemporary Chicano ART Market aqui en Taos
July 26 & 27
10 am - 4 pm
502 La Lomita,Taos, NM
575 758 1316
Come view his latest art and enjoy “Una copa de vida y te de yerba buena"

Sunday, July 13, 2008

"People & Houses"

Paintings in Oil & Acrylic by David Vedoe

A Show focusing on various ways Art can cast a light on our Built Environnment
Each painting will be accompanied by a brief Description by the artist

Show dates
July 3 - August 9, 2008

Cafe Loka Art Space
112 Camino de la Placita
(The Corner of Ledoux Street)

#5332 N.D.C.B.U TAOS, NM 87571 USA
OFFICE: 5 7 5 7 5 1 7 7 6 2
CELL: 5 7 5 7 7 9 3 7 8 9

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

New TAO merber Mary Lela Gilbert

New TAO member, Mary-Lela Gilbert has several original paintings and prints available, now showing at the Northside Health and Fitness Center, just north of Taos in El Prado. Two examples are Buffy an original oil on a metal round and Kiva Ladder a print of a pastel.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Sage Farm Contemporary opening reception

Sagefarm Contemporary (104 Dona Luz) will be having an opening reception for encaustic artist Mary Long-Postal on Saturday, July 5th from 5 - 8pm. Mary's work is simultaneously personal and reflective of the human condition.


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