Thursday, December 31, 2009

Advanced Painting at UNM Taos

Looking for a new point of view on your own work?

Seeking a seasoned opinion from a gallery and museum professional?

Come work with Jeremy McDonnell- a new instructor at UNM Taos.

Jeremy McDonnell holds a M.F.A. from Ohio State University, where he was awarded a full fellowship. His background and experiences include teaching at several universities, instructing adults at two major museums and most recently- serving for eight years as Associate Director of the Barbara Krakow Galley in Boston Massachusetts.

Enroll in UNM painting class ARTS 308 section 800. Meeting Fridays 9:00-2:45

For information please feel free to call the Jeremy directly at 776-3826"

Learn to create a digital portfolio

"Learn to create a digital portfolio

Learn how to create your own from Jeremy McDonnell, new UNM-Taos Arts faculty member, artist and former gallery professional.
(In addition to his own work in a range of media, Jeremy served as Associate Director at the Barbara Krakow Gallery in Boston from 2002 to 2009.)

Enroll in UNM portfolio class AAC 293 section 800.
Meeting Tuesdays 12:15-2:45 from Jan 19th through May 11th.
Class costs include tuition- $171 (for 3 CR) and a course fee of $35

Previous computer or photography skills are not required. This is a simple straightforward primer for anyone that wants to learn and/or brush up on digital portfolio production skills and portfolio development.

The course will cover the basic skills of lighting, photographing and correcting digital images of works of art. It will also consider proper image storage, formatting issues, possible image output and a range of other related topics.

The end product of the course will be a professional digital portfolio for your use.

For information please feel free to call the instructor Jeremy McDonnell at 776-3826"

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Enjoy the holiday season!

"Time that Was"
by Nancy Delpero

quote from Uncle Drosselmeier: From the Nutcracker Prince
Time that was, time shall be, but waste it not, ere it waste thee.
Stay well and be peaceful!

Saturday, November 7, 2009


A Conversation with the Artists
Sunday. November 15th 2PM
RANE Gallery Ledoux St, Taos
Call 758-0000 for more info

visit for more information

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Drawing Class with Ed Heffernan in Cancelled

Keep in touch with Adair for updated news. Ed will start a drawing class beginning the first monday in November,Nov 2 at 4-7pm.
Cost will be $200 for the class which will end right before the holidays.
We will split the cost of the model. We'll meet atthe Crysalis school which is east on Kit Carson until you reach the Angladas building.
The road to the school is opposite that building on the northside of the highway on the dirt road going north, toward the mountain)
upplies: 18X24 newsprint drawing pad, charcoal, various erasors, two brushes, ink, drawing board, small piece of chamois, drawing pencils, sand paper.
Contact Adair for more info.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Rebirth amid the Ruins opening Oct. 15th- Dec 31st


New Location

Please visit the taos gallery

at the new location

133 Bent St

Grand Opening and Anniversary Show

Nov 7th

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Call to Artists

Please lend a hand!
The 2009 Taos Fall Arts Festival
is in need of

The committee is in need of help in all aspects of

running the show.

Help make a difference. This is your show!

Check in!

Opening night!

Help while the show is up!


Please call

Monaci at 758.5725

Call to Artists

Bring your artwork to the TAOS OPEN!

This is an opportunity to introduce yourself to the Taos art scene.
1. The artist must have lived in Taos County for one (1) year.

2. The artist must reside in Taos County at least 75% of each year.

DELIVERY will be on this date only:

Tuesday SEPT 22, 2009 between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm.

For more info and to download entry forms visit

Lorrie Bortner received 1st place for her Deer Colcha at the Taos County Fair.
Lorrie Bortner, local artist and teacher of the Transcendental Meditation program, invites you to a free introduction on the TM program, Saturday, September 12, 1pm at her home in San Cristobal. Contact her for directions:


One Day Introductory Workshop to Solar Etching with Chamisal Artist Donna Caulton

In October, after tours wind down, let’s get together and play in the sun with the easy and fun process of making an etching plate by solar exposure. As a participant you will develop a plate from your own drawing, photograph, collage, whatever!! You will have the opportunity to make several prints from your plate and have a generalized introduction to the printmaking process.

Saturday, October 3, or Sunday, October 11
9AM til 4PM, sack lunch or Sugar Nymph’s Bistro
$85 plus $30 materials fee required as deposit

Donna Caulton, 30 Plaza Rd. PO Box 254, Chamisal NM 87521
575 587-2721,,

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Mark Asmus on the move

El Monte Sagrado
Grand Bohemian Gallery:
one-man show
Aug. 7-Sept. 27

Terrace Room, through Sept.
El Monte Sagrado
Grand Bohemian Gallery:
joint show with Thom Wheeler Oct. 4 - Nov.4

For more info contact

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Plein Air Painters of NM Annual Exhibit in Taos

Plein Air Painters of New Mexico

"High on Taos"
5th Annual Paintout Exhibition & Sale
August 1 - 16, 2009

Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony
Saturday, August 1, 5-8pm

Closing Reception
Friday, August 14, 5-8pm

Wilder Nightingale Fine Art
119-A Kit Carson Road
Taos, NM 87571

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Manny's of Denver in Taos TODAY WED.


TODAY, WED. July 29th: 12-6

At the Comfort Inn
Call 303-861-1763 for more info

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Free Neighborhood Art Preject for Kids & Families

sponsored by Taos Artists Organization

Youth Heartline, and The Harwood Museum, July 13, 27, August 10, starting at 12 noon. Includes lunch and multiple art activities. This pilot project is being offered with the intention to find funding to offer art free to all the youth in the Taos area.

For information call; 751-0493.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

This is my Japan

Sometimes going forward in life takes us back to our past. I've been revisiting how my studies of the Japanese culture, art and language are influencing my life today, here in Taos, NM.

I realized long ago that NewMexico (Taos) is my Japan, with its adobe mud houses and rural feeling. Japan in my own backyard! I know my love for red began with a pot of red camphor paint that I would dip my chop into and stamp my sumi-e paintings. I know also that the wonderful luminosity of the mounted paintings on mulberry paper have led me to experience another "luminosity" with encaustics.
Come and celebrate life and joy at "the taos gallery",
July 3, 5 - 7, 103 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM 87571, 575-758-3911. http://www.thetaosgallery/

Saturday, July 18 &
Sunday, July 19th, 2009
9am to 4 pm

Taos Historic Museum Members: $150
Non-Members: $175

Two full days of painting “en plein aire”
in beautiful Taos, New Mexico. Enjoy painting two historic settings: the E.L. Blumenschein Home & Garden and the
Taos Don Fernando Morada under
Taos Mountain.
TO REGISTER: Call Taos Historic Museums: 575-758-0505
or Email:
Feel free to email Michelle with any questions about the workshop, as well as discounted lodging ideas. Email: For those interested, I will be arranging a Saturday night dinner at a fun local restaurant. Let me know if you’d like to attend!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

mixed media workshop

This weekend

Friday and Saturday

June 20-21i

in Joan Fullerton's studio

....materials are provided.

The fee is $225.

For more information 575-758.7002

Friday, June 5, 2009


Come paint in Beautiful Taos New Mexico and capture a
JUNE 24, 25, 26, 2009 and SEPTEMBER 16, 17, 18, 2009
6 Hrs per day of instruction
You may use your own oil painting materials or materials can be provided for
you for a small fee. Workshop fee is $300.00 per workshop.
Instructor, Barbara Bartels
Charter member of
Society of Master Impressionists International
contact for more info.

Thursday, June 4, 2009


Youth Introduction to Painting
Sundays June 14th - July 5th
11:00am -12:30pm
Ages 12 and up
$75 for series, $25 materials fee
This class will focus on basic skills and principles of painting including composition, color mixing, form, light, perspective, and space. Students will explore in both acrylics and oil. Students must pre-register, no drop-ins.

Youth Landscape Painting Workshop
Saturday June 20th
12:00- 3:00pm
Ages 12 and up
$25- 50 sliding scale
This class will teach students to use color and light as a tool to paint the landscapes of Arroyo Seco in acrylics.
Materials included.

About the Instructor
Morgaine Witriol grew up in New York and studied art at the University of Colorado at Boulder. In both communities she worked with youth as a mentor and teacher for painting. She moved to Arroyo Seco in the Summer of 2008.

Location and Registration
Classes and workshops will be held at Seco Pearl Community Events Space in Arroyo Seco. Please call or email to register before the start date of the class.
Seco Pearl
590 Hondo Seco Road

Thursday, May 28, 2009

and more Summer of Love

June 5th: "Summer of Love Opening Reception"

New Works by all Gallery Artists fitting the "Summer of Love" theme

5:00-7:00 pm Call 575-758-3911 for more info

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Call to artists

Anyone who wants to paint a body for the Hippie Homecoming.
Paint provided, prizes for top painted bodies, and no fees to enter.
June 21 from 10 am to 4 pm.
We're also looking for volunteers who want to help out with the event, live bodies to paint, and sponsors who want to donate money to sponsor a painted body.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Celebrating the Summer of Love...

Wilder Nightingale Fine Art

presentsPlein Air artists
Peggy Immel, Kemper Coley and Judith Stroh-Miller
have taken treks out into the wilderness of Taos and captured its uncompromised beauty.
FAR OUT is a must see and we hope you'll take the trek with us..
May 23 - June 21, 2009 Meet the artists May 23 from 5-7pm.
WIlder Nightingale Fine Art
119 Kit Carson Road
Call 575-758-3255 for more information

Monday, May 18, 2009

YES MEN are very invited --

Don't miss "Girls Night Out".
Four women perform
Toas Inn May 24 7:00pm.
Patty Sheehan, Tenney Welsh, Meridth Bliss and a special out of town guest.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


the taos gallery is seeking artists for its first annual “Local Color” Exhibit in honor of Betsy Carey. The artwork will be displayed at the Gallery on the Green at Taos Country Club.
the taos gallery is offering this opportunity to any artist / any medium who resides in Taos County, New Mexico.
· the exhibition is open to all media / subject matter – with the theme “Local Color”
· non-refundable jury fee of $15.00 per image / up to 3 images will be reviewed
· the selected artists will be included in a Two Month Juried Group Exhibition at the Gallery on the Green, located at the Taos Country Club, and an online exhibition through our website.
· original artwork only! reproductions & giclees will NOT be considered
materials to submit:
· a c.d. with up to 3 (three) .jpg images that you would like to be considered for the juried exhibition. work submitted should not have been previously displayed in an exhibition or gallery.
· a list stating the titles, medium, size, and retail price corresponding with your c.d. of images
· a current artist statement & resume
· any supporting materials you would like to share, i.e. articles, portfolio
· a self addressed envelope, with CORRECT POSTAGE, if you would like your materials returned to you. materials will NOT be returned without a SASE.
deadline for materials: May 29, 2009
artists notified NO LATER THAN: Wednesday, June 3, 2009
artwork delivered to country club on: Tuesday, June 9, 2009 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
juried exhibition dates: june 12, 2009 – july 31, 2009
artwork picked up on: Saturday August 1, 2009 from 12:00pm to 4:00 pm
reception: june 12, 2009 – 5:00 to 7:00 pm

Materials should be taken to :
the taos gallery – 103 Paseo del Pueblo Norte – Taos, NM 87571

Questions should be directed to:

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Leigh Gusterson

Painting In Your Own Backyard Workshop

Location: Outdoor Locations
One of Taos' favorite artists has a few more openings for her summer painting workshop:Painting In Your Own Backyard
Explore and paint various outdoor locations $550 for one week of oil painting insruction culminating in a one day exhibit at the Stables Gallery
For further information or to register contact Leigh Gusterson, 575-751-3402 or
Space is limited

Free Painting Demonstration: Craig Srebnik

Secrets from the Masters:
Painting Flesh Tones & Portraits
Craig Srebnik will demonstrate highlights from his weekly classes and workshops, such as “secrets” used by Classical through contemporary painting Masters; establishing the composition, light and dark masses, the proportions and structure of the head; portrait artists’ methods of rendering facial features; selecting and mixing colors on the palette; layering and blending naturalistic skin tones on the canvas; capturing the warm, cool and neutral variations, and the transparency of the flesh; alla prima brush and palette knife techniques; interpreting the effects of light and atmosphere; and helpful studio tips.

Friday, May 8, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Artisan Art Supply
1046 Paseo del Pueblo Sur
Taos, NM 87571
575 751-0802
Reservations appreciated.
For more information:

E.L. Blumenschein Home and Museum Events

May 8th - 10th, 2009THE SUMMER OF LOVE - ALTERED REALITY Digital Art Exhibit The Blumenschein Home and Museum will open for three days with a digital art exhibit based on images from nature and the man-made world. Each image has been "altered" to show a different reality. From the psychedelic to the surreal, these images are truly "mind blowing" and represent a new genre in digital imagery. FREE admission to the Summer of Love Altered Reality Digital Art Exhibit. Hours: Friday, May 8th 4:00 to 7:00, Saturday, May 9th 10:00 to 5:00, Sunday, May 10th noon to 5:00Location: E.L. Blumenschein Home and Museum

May 9th, 2009 10:00 AM - 2:00 pmSpecial Guest, Painter and author, Jonathan Warm DayJonathan Warm Day, well-known painter and author, will be available on Saturday, May 9th, from 10:00 to 2:00 p.m to sign the following books: Taos Pueblo: Painted Stories, Kiki's Journey, and On My Block.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

David Vedoe

Taos Artist

A Solo Exhibition of 20 New Paintings
and some older paintings painted in Denmark over the years.
The new paintings are featuring themes from: Life in and around Taos,
Art & Architecture, The current Political Crisis & some
Abstract Works

Gallery Keld Nielsen
Copenhagen, Denmark

There will be two opening receptions to meet the artist
April 22 & April 24, 2009

The show will be up for a month.

See the artwork:

See the Gallery:

The text is all in danish on the web site - however, the artwork is speaking for it self.
Art Work by David Vedoe can now be seen in Taos at:
Taos Art Plaza Across from Smith's
Galleria Nativa on The Plaza
Casa de Mercedes Studio on Gusdorf Road
On the Web:

Sunday, May 3, 2009

That Was Then, This Is TAO

First Annual “TAO Masquerade Ball” is happening on Friday, June 19th from 8:30 – 11:30 PM at the Taos Art Plaza, 223 Paseo del Pueblo Sur. The purchase of a ticket includes a white mask to create a unique persona by decorating, adorning or styling before attending the ball. In the “Artist Ball” style, we anticipate an exciting charismatic party with live dance music by the “Time Machine”. Tickets can be purchased at the TAO Office, the Taos Art Plaza, Vibrations and the Alley Cantina. Ticket cost: $10 includes a white paper mache’ mask to decorate & $17 at the door – includes a mask of your choice decorated by a local artist. Contact: TAO Office at 575-751-0071.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

UNM Student show

When May 3rd to 15th 11AM to 5PM
It is one of the highest attended events of the University of New Mexico-Taos academic year. “Every year four to five hundred people attend the art reception,” Gary Cook, UNM-Taos Art Academy head, says. This year’s UNM-Taos Student Art Show will open with a reception Sunday (May 3), 1-4 p.m., at the Stables Art Gallery of the Taos Center for the Arts, 133 Paseo del Pueblo Norte.

seamus berkeley event

Come celebrate new beginnings at an art, music, and food event in Taos, New Mexico, JAM - The Stimulus Package, Thursday, April 30, 2009, at my studio in Taos.I'll be there with new paintings, along with Clemmie Watson and her new jewelry and Oliver Knight and his latest music. And be sure to sample some spectacular Thai food prepared by Alai Wa!The where and when:
223A Victor Court, Taos, NM
Thursday, April 30, 2009
5:30 to 8:30 pm
More Info:
Head west from the plaza on Ranchitos, cross Salazar, take the next left at Santistevan, then the second left on Victor Court.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Jack Smith Portrait workshop

3 Day Studio Painting
with Jack Smith

April 25 & 26th and May 2nd


575 - 613 – 0030

This workshop will explore portraiture, it's history and the black oil technique of painting that has been largely lost and which gave us some of the most remarkable paintings in the pantheon of art history.This class is limited to six individuals who have a good knowledge of oil techniques and reasonable abilities. We will be working from a live model.


3 Person Group Exhibit
featuring New Works by New Mexico artists


Opening Reception:
Friday, April 17, 2009
5:00 - 7:00 pm

the taos gallery
103 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos NM 87571

honoring, continuing, and cultivating the legacy of fine arts in Taos.

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