203 FINE ART is excited to bring a Pop-Up exhibition, and fund raiser to the Stables Gallery this October.

Featured Artists: Thomas Benrimo, Emil Bisttram, Louis Catusco, Edward Corbett, Lawrence Calcagno, Keith Crown, Andrew Dasburg, John De Puy, Adeine de La Në, Ted Egri, R.C. Ellis, Louise Ganthiers, Barbara Harmon,Cliff Harmon, Bea Mandelman, Lee Mullican, Robert Ray, Louis Ribak, Wesley Rusnell, Oli Sihvonen, Clay Spohn, Earl Stroh, Michio Takayama, and more!

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For more information and registration, please visit NMMuseums.org.

Open Studio Event

This studio event is a collaborative of artists, studios, galleries and arts-oriented businesses located just south of Taos Downtown Historic District. 'DISCOVER SOUTHSIDE ARTS' will be open to the public for this one-day event, coinciding with the Taos Fall Arts Festival. Join us to explore Taos' creative and unique outlying areas.

Saturday, September 29, 1 - 6 pm
1022 Reed Street, Taos, NM

More information - tjmabrey@gmail.com or 575-613-3269

 

(Taos, NM, September 19, 2018) In conjunction with its fifth year serving Taos and the northern New Mexico arts community, the Taos Arts Council (TAC) has adopted a new logo and campaign theme.

Paul Figueroa, President of the TAC, said, “We are very proud of the success of our organization. The introduction of the new logo represents an important next step in our growth.” Figueroa continues, “We believe that the logo will help to enhance our visibility not only in the arts community but also the community-at-large allowing us to forward our vision of sustaining an active, vibrant, and vital environment for the arts to flourish in northern New Mexico.”

According to the logo’s designer and fellow TAC board member, Jules Epstein, the logo evolved from the concept of four stylized hands, representing creative expression in each of the arts – visual, musical, performing and literary – woven together as one. The shape lends a nod to the Zia, the symbol that has become so synonymous with New Mexico. The turquoise line evokes the image of the Rio Grande through the gorge and the luminous coral center is representative of the power of the individual and seed of creation.

“We thought it appropriate to introduce our new image during Taos Fall Arts Festival week underscoring our commitment to the arts in Taos and beyond,” said Figueroa. 

In addition to the logo, the TAC is launching a new campaign theme:

CREATE • EXPRESS • APPRECIATE

“These three simple, yet powerful, words embody the very essence of the arts, its artists and performers. The final of the three, ‘appreciate’, addresses the vital importance of the audience,” Epstein said and added, “the absence of which would call into question the validity of the other two.” The mission of the Taos Arts Council is to be an advocate for furthering creative expression and its appreciation throughout Taos County and northern New Mexico with the goal of enhancing the quality of life in our community. To achieve its mission, the TAC will promote the awareness of artists and artisans of all disciplines as well as the region’s many venues for performance and exhibition; provide a common conduit for furthering the coordination of, and cooperation between, the many independent arts voices in the community; and champion all reasonable efforts to sustain an active, vibrant, and vital environment for the arts.

The Taos Arts Council is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization incorporated in 2012 and supported by NM state and local grants as well as the generous donations of area business and individuals. To learn more about the Taos Arts Council and how to get involved, visit their website at www.TaosArtsCouncil.org or visit them on Facebook at
Facebook/TaosArtsCouncil.TAC.




TAOS ARTISTS Exhibit Artwork at 44thAnnual TAOS FALL ARTS FESTIVAL

TAOS FALL ARTS FESTIVAL:  SEPTEMBER 21-30, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, September 21, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Historic Guadalupe Parish Gymnasium, 205 Don Fernando Road. The show will remain on view through Sunday, September 30, 2018. 

Daily Hours, September 22 – 30, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p. m.

Carl Coker

Although theTaos Fall Arts Festival is a non-juried entry art show, the art on exhibit will be judged for Best of Show and two Honorable Mentions by Carl Coker from Las Cruces, New Mexico.  

Mr. Coker has had a long and distinguished career as a professor of art at several universities including NM State University in Las Cruces, NM and the University of Tulsa.  As a well recognized award winning painter and sculptor, himself, his areas of interest and specialization include: Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Indigenous Architecture and the Art and Architecture of Ancient Peru.   For more information:   www.taosfallarts.com  

The Taos Arts Council announces that the winner of the R. C. Gorman lithograph benefit drawing is Janet Webb of Taos.
The lithograph was donated by the R. C. Gorman Estate with framing by Zia custom frame (117 Alexander St. Taos, New Mexico 87571 - Phone (505) 758-3770).

Thanks to everyone who attended the benefit event and purchase tickets.


 

The raffle was held after the recent event R.C. Gorman Days: Friday and Saturday, July 27 -28, 2018.

The event was quite successful, well attended with positive response and the TAC is planning on an expanded event next year celebrating the artist RC Groman and his impact on modern Native American Art. In 2019, the expanded event is being currently visualized as a 'Platform for contemporary Native American art with focus on six northern New Mexico Pueblos.' This includes engaging a conversation with Taos Pueblo and working in collaboration with area museums such as  (i.e. Couse-Sharp, MRM, Blumenschein Home and Museum) with Pueblo collections/programs. The general theme being considered is 'Past & Present', and may involve museum related programs/tours.

Ideas to open the event are Dancers for the opening ceremony, or a similar opening blessing or ceremony, or gallery opening. The main event may also involve walking tours (Ledoux Street), additional dances or blessings, presentations, retrospectives, another raffle, catering and similar activities. Curators for the event currently involved are Gregory Farah (FaraHNHeight gallery) and Michael Gorman (Michael Gorman Gallery) and would be working with the selection of artists being considered under the theme 'homage to RC'.

The TAC has identified possible funding sources being from internal sources, Taos County or additional grants. Promotion may involve the Town of Taos, taos.org and Waite & Company, along with Taos Magazine, Tempo and Calendar plus social media. The event in 2019 is tentatively scheduled for Friday July 26-Sunday July 28, 2019 and may be expanded to three days with partnerships museums/programs.

For more information, please contact the TAC at info@taosartscouncil.org or 575-779-8579.

 


The Taos Arts Council, a 501(c)(3),  promotes awareness, understanding and appreciation of all of the creative arts and is an advocate to the artists and arts organizations in Taos County and northern New Mexico.

Talpa Community Center Quilt Show

September 21 through 30, 2018 

Historic Taos County Courthouse Jail

12 - 6 pm each day

20th Annual Rio Costilla Studio Tour 2018, September 8 & 9

For More Information, please visit http://riocostillaart.com

Direct Link to Tour Maps - http://riocostillaart.com/rcst-2018-event-brochure-poster/

Contact email: riocostillaart@gmail.com

 

 

Rio Costilla Tour 2018 Brochure - Front

 

Rio Costilla Tour 2018 Brochure - Back / Map

R. C. GORMAN DAYS

R.C. Gorman Day occurs July 27 – 28, 2018, to acknowledge and celebrate the life of R.C. Gorman (1931-2005) and his impact upon Taos and its art community and the legacy of his family in the art and heritage of the Southwest. The event is planned by the Taos Arts Council, FaraHNHeight Gallery and Michael Gorman Gallery with generous assistance of Vicky and Don Zillioux.

On Friday, July 27 at 5:30pm on the Plaza at the Gazebo a proclamation will be read by the Town of Taos honoring R. C. Gorman. Dineh-Tah Dancers, a Navajo Dance group, led by Shawn Price will perform after the proclamation. The group recently performed at Fort Summer, NM and shared the story of the Treaty of 1868 allowing the Navajos to return to their homeland. Following the dance is an exhibition and program from 6:00-8:00pm at the Michael Gorman Gallery, 103 East Plaza, Suite B. The exhibition includes ceramics by Michael Gorman, R.C. Gorman's nephew, as well as paintings by Carl Gorman, R.C.'s father, artist and code-talker. On view will be a curated selection of Gorman art by Curator, Gregory Farah. The Gallery program will feature a brief talk on the Gorman family by Zonnie Gorman, sister of R.C. Gorman and his nephew Michael Gorman. Afterwards guests are invited to enjoy the ambience and offerings of Parcht.

SHOWCASE FOR OPEN STUDIO TOURS

Invitation / Call for Artists / Participation (non-juried) by August 7, 2018

Where - Taos Town Hall, 400 Camino de la Placita, Taos.

When: August 10 – October 10, 2018, Monday – Friday 8:00am-5:00pm. Closed holidays.

Friday, August 10, 4:00-6:00pm, Public opening reception

 

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