Town Hall Art Show

BARON'S BEST: THE TAOS NEWS EDITORIAL CARTOONS, 2000-2015

January 16 - April 11, 2015
Public Reception: January 16 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

Bill Baron is an award-winning cartoonist creating weekly editorial cartoons for The Taos News and The Santa Fe New Mexican. He also writes and illustrates a weekly Spanish comic strip, Umberto, under his Spanish name, Guillermo, appearing in El Crepúsculo, the Spanish section of The Taos News.

In addition to a selection of editorial cartoons, the show will include the popular “Umberto” comic strips and many of Baron's figure drawings.

Bill Baron was born in Chicago and graduated from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign in the Industrial Design Curriculum. After teaching industrial design at North Carolina State University and the University of Illinois, he started a business career in product design, invention and marketing. After 25 years living and working in New York City, Baron and his wife, Mary Ann, moved in 1993 to Taos, where he pursues his interests in contemporary and Western art.

Baron's first major show was at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, in 1969. He has shown at the University of Illinois' Krannert Museum and the North Carolina Museum of Art. He has exhibited in Sedona Art Associations' juried “Taste of Taos Show” and was chosen for the Tubac Center For the Arts, “Trading Places: Tubac, Taos Show.” His sculpture was juried into the prestigious “New Mexico 2000 Show” at the New Mexico Museum of Fine Art in Santa Fe. His printwork was shown at the New Mexico Printmakers Gallery in Santa Fe.

Baron's first one-man show in New Mexico was held at the Art Divas Gallery, Taos in 2008. The show's title was “One of the Few Good Men.” Baron is a member of the Taos National Society of Watercolorists, and exhibits regularly with this group. He shows paintings and prints locally at the Chimayo Trading del Norte in Ranchos de Taos.

The Taos Arts Council is a nonprofit 501-c-3 organization and promotes the artists and arts organizations of Taos County and furthers an appreciation and understanding of the arts among residents and visitors. Visit the council's website www.taosartscouncil.org for additional information. The programs of the Taos Arts Council are made possible in part through a grant from NMArts.