Town Hall Art Show

Taos and Beyond: Studio Tour Art@Town Hall

June 20 to October 3, 2014
Public Reception: June 20 from 5 -7pm

Presented by the Taos Arts Council and the Town of Taos
The exhibit hours for the duration of the show will be from 8:00 am-5:00 pm, weekdays

The exhibit of represents works of artists who participate in the studio tours of Taos County and the Enchanted Circle and will be the first to bring together sixty artists from six area studio tours under a single roof and to preview the artists in advance of the tours themselves.

Participating studio tours include:
Angel Fire Arts Fest [Angel Fire, NM, July 12-13]
OCHO art space [Questa, NM, events from mid-July through late August] 
Taos Studio Tour [Taos, NM, August 30, 31, September 1] 
Pilar Studio Tour [Pilar, NM, September 6-7]
Rio Costilla Studio Tour [New Mexico/Colorado Border, September 6-7]
High Road Artisans Tour [S.E. Taos County and Rio Arriba County; September 19-20, 27-28]

Sponsored by the Moreno Valley Arts Council, the 33rd Annual Angel Fire Arts Fest features a juried selection of fine art in a variety of media, created by the artists of the Moreno Valley. Located in the picturesque Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the Angel Fire Arts Fest offers the best of local arts and crafts in an indoor venue. Additional information on the Arts Fest can be found at www.morenovalleyarts.org/ArtsFest.htm.  

Seven Angel Fire artists will be participating in Taos and Beyond: Julianne Allen, Jacqui Binford-Bell, Loretta Lamothe, Katherine McDermott, Monique Mountain, Martin Pavietich, and Carol Rupp. (Pictured Left: Jacqui Bell Binford, "The Long Return", mixed media on canvas. Right: L. Martin Pavietich, "Winter Light", oil on canvas)

While Questa does not have a formal studio tour, several events involving local artists will be sponsored by OCHO, the creativity and event venue in Questa. The Founders Show, featuring OCHO founding artists and administrators, will be held from mid- through late July, and will include Pecha Kucha Questa on July 26. From August 1-13, the “Thinking Wilderness” Show will be featured, in association with Land, Experience, and Art of Place, and the U.S.Forest Service. Lastly, a Questa Artists Group Show will be held from August 14-30, featuring the work of 5-6 accomplished local artists in a variety of media. More information on these events can be found at http://ochozone.org. Thirteen Questa artists will be represented in Taos and Beyond: Barrie Grace Andrews, Claire Cote, Roger Harrington, Min Jae Hong, Alice McClelland, Kelly Morris, Roderick Oknich, Betsy Peirce, Scott Randolph, Herman Rednick, Martha Shepp, Starr, and Michael Walsh.
(Pictured Left: Min Jae Hong, "Spilling the Moon", digitial print; Right: Scott Randolph, "Deer Brother", metal sculpture)

The Taos Artist Organization [TAO] was founded in 2008 and its studio tour features the finest quality art from artists living and working in Taos County. Its vision is to create a forum for visual artists and the greater community, to inspire and promote the arts and artists living in Taos and surrounding area. In carrying forward the tradition of Taos as an art destination, TAO sponsors art shows at local businesses and community spaces, and its Studio Tour during Labor Day weekend. For information on the 2014 Studio Tour visit www.taostudiotour.org. Eighteen Taos artists will be exhibiting their work at Taos and Beyond: Carol De Marinis, Diane De Fremery, Claire Detels, Patricia Fuhrmann,  Meredith Mason Garcia, Peggy Griffey, Richard Harlan, Mari Hawkes, Ron Larimore, Cornelia Leary, Ray Lovelace, Dennis Luftig, Sylvia Luftig, Janet Price, Marcie Brown Sweet, Lynda Jasper Vogel, Jon Vordermark, and Krysteen Waszak. (Pictured Left: Janet Price, "Patagonian Road"; Right: Slyvia Luftig, "Rooster on Trolley")

The Rio Costilla Studio Tour is an amazing dance along the border of New Mexico and Colorado. Visit with impassioned artists while listening to the strains of live music or enjoying the flavor of local food in the historic Costilla Plaza, the only plaza straddling two southwestern states. And don't forget to visit the Welcome Center and Ventero Open Press in San Luis, CO. An unforgettable road trip through the heart of the newly established Rio Grande Norte National Monument is an added bonus. For additional information, visit www.riocostillaart.com. Ten area artists will be represented at Taos and Beyond: Karen Ahlgren, Nancy A. DeHerrera-Crochet, Mark Dudrow, Jane Kircher, Lynn Kircher, Cordy Lujan, Karen McCurtain-Blair, Wayne McKinzie, Allegra Sleep, and Kathyrn Tatum. (Pictured Left: Allegra Sleep, "And Bears, Oh My," acrylic; Right: Rene Janiece, "The Blue Fingered Wind", photograph)

This Pilar Studio Tour, the 17th annual, is the 'jewel box' of art tours along the Rio Grande. The unique village of Pilar is located on Highway 68 and State Road 570 just 17 miles south of Taos. Pilar is the site of the BLM Visitor Center for the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument and during the Studio Tour an outdoor market with booths is set in an apple orchard along the banks of the Rio Grande. For additional information, see www.stephenkilborn.com/pilar-studio-tour/ or call 575-758-0135. Eight Pilar artists will be participating in Taos and Beyond: Marsha Blumm, Patric Carter, Patty Mara Gourley, Stephen Kilborn, Kit Lynch, Georgia Neumann, Carl Gray Witkop, and Monita Witkop.
(Pictured Left: Patric Carter, "Meeting of the Minds", photographic alchemy; Right: Marsha Blumm, "Golden Poppies," watercolor)

The High Road Art Tour is a destination and an event. Each fall in northern New Mexico artists on the High Road to Taos open their studios and galleries two consecutive weekends for the High Road Art Tour. This is when the trees turn yellow and the autumn sky deepens to cobalt so the tour offers one of the loveliest drives in the loveliest of seasons. It is also an historic trip that winds through tiny, old Land Grant villages and rural countryside. But best of all, the High Road Art Tour allows visitors to see multiple arts and crafts, traditional and contemporary, created by local artists. The tour allows visitors to meet and purchase directly from these artists. More information on the High Road and its artists may be found at highroadnewmexico.com. Four High Road artists will be represented at Taos and Beyond: Nick Beason, Donna Caulton, Bruce Gourley, and Lise Poulson. (Pictured Left: Donna Caulton, "Marjorie's Song", watercolor on collaged papers; Right: Lise Poulson, "Rain Kimono")