Wednesday, September 24, 2008

New Posts

Sorry, I have not been able to post new posts for fellow artists recently. I have been in and out and upside down. Hopefully things will settle down soon.
Happy Fall Arts. Sooooo much going on.
Be well, Nancy

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Drawing group home needed.

If anyone knows of a space that would be suitable for the Thursday drawing group please let me know ASAP. We have been spoiled at Ken's place, he has been a great and generous host. He has let me know that the space will no longer be available and has given me a month to find a new home. This group has been meeting for over 35 years and we can't stop now. Please email me at with any suggestions.


Michelle Crisman will participating in the studio tour this year visit for more information

Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20 and 21
Saturday 10am to 5pm
and Sunday, noon to 5pm.

One Day Portrait Intensive Workshop with Elizabeth Jose

Join Elizabeth in her studio for a structured day of demonstrations, supported exercises and tips to help improve your portrait painting skills.

Focusing on drawing the head, getting a likeness and realistic skin tones.
Tuesday 30th September – 9.30 – 4 PM
$95 includes model fee, tuition and lunch
$65 discounted fee for TAO members

Spaces are limited so call or e-mail NOW
575-751-0149 –
In association with the TAO Artist’s Studio Tour

Monday, September 8, 2008

Lorrie Bortner at Ranchos Trading Post

Lorrie Bortner and her husband Thomas J. Johnson are showing at the Ranchos Trading Post, middle room, through November 1.
Paintings include Lorrie's Rural Women series, funded in part by a grant from the Puffin Foundation, Ltd.
Lorrie continues to give art lessons and art parties for all ages. And creates murals on commission

Thursday, September 4, 2008

TAO General Meeting

Sunday, September 14th at 3:00 pm

Kit Carson Electric, Conference Room

Located on Cruz Alta Rd.

This is an IMPORTANT meeting because it is our last official meeting before the tour. There are items to pick up so please attend. Even if you are not a tour member, you are encouraged to come and participate. Those of you who have your wood board finished, bring it to the meeting. We hope to place them around the room for all to see. Lets talk about what to expect on the tour...any pointers for your fellow artists.If you are one of the few who have not picked up your display board or other materials, this is your chance to pick them up

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Sagefarm Contemporary

104 Dona Luz will be exhibiting 'In Progress', a series of seven paintings to be painted live in the gallery during the month of September by Taos artist David Hinske. Hinske is returning to Taos from a critically praised exhibition in Memphis, TN in August. His paintings will also be featured at the re-opening of the Book Cadillac Hotel in Detroit, MI on October 1st. Please join us at the opening reception for the artist on
Saturday, September 13th
from 5-8pm.
For more information, please call 575-751-3733.

Symmetry, Order, Perfection and Beauty

Seven Paintings at UNM
August 24th to September 13th , 2008
Public Reception: Thursday, September 11th from 4 to 6 pm

Seven large paintings by Cydney Taylor hang in the UNM-Taos Art Lobby. The paintings are from her first body of work, an eighteen year focus on colour as subject. Each painting represents a different series of work, each using a different visual format to explore ideas about symmetry, order, perfection and beauty. The common function of the formats was to hold colour without visual distractions. Motifs of hue, color saturation and tone are used for visual presence. Taylor’s work embodies timeless painting concerns first seen in the sixties and seventies. The show runs until September 13 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the UNM-Taos Klauer Campus.

Monday, September 1, 2008


In this 2 day course, Michelle will teach the basics of outdoor landscape painting, based on the principles of the French Impressionists and what they taught artists about the visual world and how it works: clarifying light source direction, light/dark patterns, defining beautiful shapes & exciting compositions, assigning correct values, color temperature & how it can work for you; how to mix color with a limited palette, visual pathways & focal point, and how to capture the effects of light, atmosphere and mood with the medium of paint. This class will also help the painter who is well-grounded in the academics of Plein Air Painting, but who wants to clarify & bring forth their own voice & bring excitement & drama to their work. All painting mediums and skill levels are welcome. Michelle is a plein air oil painter residing in Taos, NM. She was featured in the June 2008 issue of Southwest Art Magazine in a special article on Plein Air Painting. She also teaches for the Taos Historic Museum Foundation every summer and is represented by 7 galleries throughout New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona. TO REGISTER, CALL HARWOOD ART CENTER: 505-242-6367


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