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  

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



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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.


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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Town of Taos Seeking Artist Submissions for Lamppost Banner Competition

The Town of Taos has issued a call to artists to submit their work for consideration for its Lamppost Banner Art Competition. The contest is open to artists who live and work in Taos County, and entries will be accepted from Monday, January 2 to Sunday, January 21, 2018. Selected entries will be featured on one of 41 30” x 60” lamppost banners, throughout the Town of Taos.

The Town is accepting entries of all media which can be photographed and displayed visually on a banner, including painting, pottery, sculpture, printmaking and photograph. However, the submitted work must have been produced within the last ten years. The goal is to celebrate and acknowledge living artists and educate visitors that Taos’ art scene, while historic, is very much a vibrant art market for present artists.

“There is such a large community of talented artists in Taos, “said Karina Armijo, Director of Marketing and Tourism for the Town of Taos. “We are very excited to see all of the submissions and to display beautiful work by our local artists.”

Artists interested in submitting should be prepared to fill out an entry form and send one high-resolution image, at least 200dpi at 15″w x 30″h, in TIFF or JPG file format. The completed entry form and image should be sent to TaosIsArt@gmail.com. Final selections will be announced on Taos.org on February 2, 2018.

The entry form, a complete list of rules and examples of what the banners will look like can be found at http://www.Taos.org/CallForEntries.

Karina Armijo
Director of Marketing and Tourism


400 Camino de la Placita  |  Taos, NM 87571
Office 575-737-5849
Mobile 575-779-9639

TAOS.org – The official online travel guide to Taos, New Mexico.

Locals and Taosenos, whether Native or Newcomer, will find the literature described in the course below helpful in surveying Taos History and Culture this spring.

Length: 10 Weeks Jan. 29—April. 2, 2018
Day: Mondays from 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Place: Manzanita Market, 103 N. Plaza
Information: bwhaley@newmex.com
(575) 776-4115
Discussion Leader, Bill Whaley
Course Cost: $50.00

This Spring Bill Whaley and the Manzanita Market offer local residents a course in Taos Culture focused on the identity of the place and people in what N. Scott Momaday and others call “the soul of the Southwest.” Lectures and discussion will consider four major works: Hampton Sides’ Blood and Thunder; R.C. Gordon-McCutchan’s Taos Indians and the Battle for Blue Lake; Lois Rudnick’s Utopian Vistas; and Sylvia Rodriguez’s Acequia: Water Sharing, Sanctity, and Place.

The selected literary works are chosen for their insights, research, and accessibility. If not available at local bookstores, books can be purchased at modest prices on Amazon. The instructor encourages civil discussion and discourages quizzes and papers. Bring your book, your brain, and a seat cushion to evening discussions.

TAOS ARTS CLUB – TEEN ART STUDIO EXHIBITION The Taos Arts Council is pleased to present an exhibition by youth artists participating in the Taos High School, UNM-Taos Dual Credit Program, Taos Arts Club and Teen Art Studio. The exhibition is on view at Taos Town Hall from November 17, 2017 through February 9, 2018, Monday – Friday, 8:00am -5:00pm. Featured in the art show are drawings by 23 youth artists from instructor Michael Hensley's classes at Taos High School.