art in taos
From the early Pueblo potters and Hispanic Santos carvers, the Taos Society of Artists, the Taos Six and the present day Paseo, Taos’ history and legacy is all about Art.
The Taos Society of Artists was founded in 1915 and although it disbanded in 1927, the art and artists associated with it, continue to inform Taos’ reputation as an Art Colony.The group grew to include 12 active members and several more associate and honorary members including Joseph Henry Sharp as the founder of the Society.
Taos artists, meet the Big Apple. Enchanting Taos sends off gifts to NYC this June, the Vivian Horan Gallery in Manhattan is showcasing local Taos artists. From marble work to wooden sculptures, New York is getting a good taste of Taos artist vibes. “Taos had gifted NYC with a measure of its magical, mythical Light”
I don’t recall how or where I first met Erin Currier, but I’ve been looking at her work since her first show in Taos at the old South Side Bean. Erin Currier’s critically acclaimed traveling show, La Frontera opens at the Harwood Museum of Art on February 10th, in conjunction with Work by Women.
The Harwood Museum show, Work by Women, would not be complete without the inclusion of one Taosena in particular. Graphite drawings so classical and intricate, it was hard to believe they were made by a modern hand. Learn about the highly accomplished Taos artist; Maye Torres, and why locals call her a “national treasure”.
Zoe Zimmerman is another amazing addition to the Work By Women show a the Harwood Museum. Living in her art, her camera almost never leaves her side. From studio skills to out door in the moment shots, Zimmerman captivates her audience with her photos. Her singular vision spots things that most miss, creating spectacular art.
Anita Rodriguez was born and raised here in Taos. An accomplished painter and award-winning writer, she had a head start in the Arts, having had a mother who was an incredibly talented water colorist, who in fact came to Taos to paint.
This week, The Paseo Project hosts its first artist-in-residence, Laurelin Kruse, founder of the Mobile Museum of American Artifacts (MMoAA). Throughout the month of April, Kruse will take the Mobile Museum to 16 stops throughout Taos County, engaging the community through stories and oral histories embedded in everyday objects.
Located in the remote High Desert of New Mexico at an elevation of 7,200 feet above sea level, the poles which are two inches in diameter and around 20 feet high, are spaced 220 feet apart and have solid pointed tips that define a horizontal plane.Hard to get to, difficult to find.
Inspiration comes from nature, from “rocks and root pieces found in arroyos, tide tumbled fragments of coral on a beach, plant parts and geologic elements.” She says she likes to imagine that these pots might have been “unearthed in an archeological dig somewhere.”
Locals too, know that they can find unique gifts here, with no need to look anywhere else, be it for a wedding, birthday, anniversary or Christmas gift.
108 Crows was what came directly out of my drawing challenge. A friend wanted me to paint a crow, so I did. And then another. And then another.
Born and raised in Santa Monica, California, Paul O’Connor has lived in Taos with his wife Tizia since 1989. Known for his portraits of… Read more »
Behind the scenes at The Harwood Museum of Art, a few women are very busy making sure everything runs like a well oiled machine.
Shemai is the Manager of Marketing, Media and Memberships and brings her own deep New Mexican roots and incredible professionalism to her position.
Jimmy Murray’s Envision and Georgia Gersh’s Magpie are next door neighbors and on Saturday evening, you will be treated to… Read more »
The Harwood Museum of Art may be a centenarian but the new energy sweeping through its venerable hallways and galleries is deserving of our attention.
The museum is actively engaged with the community in regards to our children; their education and their future.
It’s that time of year again! The PASEO Project is back – a smaller version this year – centered on… Read more »
From paupers to Presidents, William Coupon has shot them all. And he’s lived to tell the stories. I remember William Coupon… Read more »
A Tasty Fundraiser for The PASEO in Taos When: 5:00PM to 7:00PM on Friday, February 10, 2017 Where: Chokola on… Read more »
Winner of the 2016 American Art Awards for Best Gallery in New Mexico, Wilder Nightingale Fine Art is home to several talented artists.