taos inspires art

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Taos is known for its landscape. Wide open mesas, jagged mountains, and clear blue skies . The light, serenity, and surroundings of the Southwest have inspired artists for generations.

Influential and internationally renowned Taos artists, Ken Price, Larry Bell, R. C. Gorman, and Beatrice Mandelman all called Taos home. These individuals played significant roles in various movements — from Mandelman’ association with the Taos Moderns, to Gorman’s prominent work in contemporary Native American art, to Price and Bell’s involvement in “The Cool School”.

The beauty of and the light in Taos inspired their work in different ways, and the solitude and tranquility that can be found here, helped fuel their creativity. Works from all of these artists can be found in our museums and galleries and the high desert light that inspired them continues to inspire our artist.

Taos remains a haven for artists working in all styles and mediums. Visiting Taos can prove to be a transcendent experience for art lovers.

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    Greg Moon Art
    Greg Moon Art prides itself in continuing the fine art traditions of Taos. We specialize in contemporary works ranging from oils to assemblage...genres of work include realism, outsider art, and pop-surrealism.
    Dockey of Taos
    Our gallery and gift shop compliments the harmonious ambiance of El Monte Sagrado. We offer a beautiful array of original and local artisan works.
    Rottenstone Pottery
    Specializing in unique ceramic art made in the ancient tradition of woodfiring. We have intentionally embraced certain risks, and forgone certain assurances of outcome in doing so-- and with great enthusiasm.
    Charles Collins Gallery
    Collins’s paintings are profoundly spiritual and evoke a strong sense of peace and timelessness. Beginning with a charcoal drawing, Collins then uses a combination of glazes and underpainting to create luminosity in his works.
    R.C Gorman Navajo Gallery
    The largest collection of work by Navajo artist RC Gorman to be found anywhere. Though RC passed in 2005, there remains a significant group of original oil pastel drawings, original lithographs, bronzes, and giclees paper castings.
    Earth and Spirit Gallery
    Featuring interactive 3D paintings by Shari Ubechel, the most collected living artist in Taos. Showing colorful local landscapes,glowing nebulas, wildlife on drums, sterling and gemstone jewelry,guitars,body products,native and world crafts
    Pat Woodall Fine Art Gallery and Southwest Framers
    Represented by museum collections and private collections all over the world, Pat Woodall has created commissions for business and private collectors alike that are a collaboration of inspiration and his color and style.
    Taos Studio Works
    Taos Studio Works is an art gallery functioning as 4 artists' studios. Artists Ellen Goodrich, Chris Vinella, J. Mehaffey, Christy Crosson
    Claireworks
    Claire L. Haye’s work has garnered acclaim worldwide. Her striking ceramic sculptures have won prizes in museum exhibitions, while her bronze sculptures, paintings, monotypes, and woodblock prints are highly sought-after.
    Bryans Gallery
    Authentic Indian/Southwestern old pawn, estate & contemporary jewelry and art. Northern NM pueblo pottery, Zuni fetishes, the Hopi folk art of Gregory Lomayesva, silver & turquoise jewelry, rugs, baskets, paintings, and sculpture and more.
    Sage Fine Arts
    In the heart of Taos’ Historical District, on Taos Plaza, proudly represents 10 exceptional artists, creating art in beautiful Northern New Mexico.
    Kleefeld Paintings
    Multimedia artist Claudia Kleefeld creates original oil paintings, fine art studies, installation/art videos and photographic works. Her classical oil paintings focus on the human form and display her mastery of old world techniques.
    Parse Seco
    PARSE SECO is an experimental creative space that provides a platform for artists, musicians and creators to present experiences in an intimate setting
    David Anthony Fine Art (DAFA)
    Presenting innovative artists from Taos and around the world, we combine an urbane aesthetic with small town intimacy, featuring artists in a museum-quality environment without the intimidation factor. DAFA - Features David Mapes Furniture
    Natural Accents
    From mesh wirework by international artist Raymond Wiger to the finest jewelry and painters in the Southwest.
    Ammann Gallery
    In our small, friendly gallery you'll find original oil paintings, glasswork, sculpture, photography, wearable fiber art, handmade pottery as well as a collection of fine Native American jewelry.
    Untitled Fine Art
    Untitled Fine Art Gallery places an emphasis on the traditional techniques and materials used to create fine art. Contemporary works are created in oil painting, drawing, pure mineral pigments, hand-carved sculpture and gold leafing. Light
    Robert L. Parsons Fine Art
    Carefully selected art representing both historic and contemporary views of the American West. Fine art for the seasoned connoisseur as well as more accessible artwork for the beginning collector, all chosen by owner Robert Parsons.
    MoMo
    Fine works of art, jewelry, ceramics and more for people with discerning taste
    Copper Moon Gallery
    Proud to represent award winning Taos artists.
    Ortenstone Delattre Fine Art
    Located on Bent Street. Contemporary paintings and prints are hung in the comfortable atmosphere of a home-like environment where viewers are invited to relax on a couch or sofa chair while conversing with one of the artists.
    Michael McCormick & Sons Gallery
    Exhibiting an eclectic range of paintings, prints and sculpture which features the work of New Mexico Masters Miguel Martinez and Malcolm Furlow and other fine artists. Located off the main plaza in the heart of downtown Taos.
    Veloy Vigil Fine Arts
    The late Veloy Vigil remains a world renowned artist. Respected as a master printmaker, sculptor, and colorist; Veloy captured the nature of Native American culture with his carefully planned compositions and decisive brushstrokes.
    Las Comadres
    Las Comadres is a truly unique place where one can peruse handcrafted tin, pottery, folk art, beeswax candles, soap, felted wool apparel, paintings, mandala art, mixed media, scarves and upscale women's clothing.
    JandreauArt
    JandreauArt is the studio and gallery space of Gail Goodwin. It is located in the Historic Couse Estate along the walking path between Kit Carson and Quesnel Rd. in downtown Taos, New Mexico.
    Logan Wannamaker Pottery
    Logan's work is shown hotels, galleries, boutiques and restaurants through out the United States. The majority of my work is showcased in these settings however, to have a direct relationship with my collectors and do sell directly through
    Encore Gallery
    The Encore Galley at the TCA is an 1100 sq.ft. space that also serves as the lobby to the Taos Community Auditorium. Exhibitions are scheduled by the Art Committee of the Taos Center for the Arts.
    Jackson Ballard Gallery
    A Fine Art Gallery featuring Native American Art and Traditional Hispanic style works by Contemporary Folk Artist Jackson Ballard.
    Thom Wheeler Studio
    Thom’s work represents the icons of the West and Southwest - gypsy women, crosses, bucking broncos, coyotes, cow skulls, and saguaro cacti. As he said, "my interpretation of Indian jewelry,” He actually calls these works "wall jewelry.”
    Vagrant Heart
    An adventure of expression for the whole family. Vagrant Heart is a community based Street & Graffiti art gallery and working studio space invested in providing a positive and encouraging environment for everyone. Vagrant Heart especially supports and works with youth and others not normally represented in more traditional art galleries. We hold art openings and small events, and co-exist with 9 chickens, a cat & dog and plants galore inside and out.
    Larry Bell Studio
    Larry Bell has made investigations into the properties of light on surface. By experimenting with the nature of surface and its relationship to space, Bell has devised a methodology characterised by spontaneity, intuition and improvisation.
    Studio 107-B
    An experimental studio/gallery providing a multicultural art space for local Taos artists to exhibit and produce art, as well as hosting art-based workshops for locals and visitors.
    Fine Art New Mexico
    New Mexico's premier publisher of Southwest fine art prints of art and photography representing the most accomplished artists and photographers from the Southwest and more!
    Taos Tin Works
    Marion Moore has taken tin and copper smithing out of the confines of “Southwestern” and into her own expression. The result is a dynamic blend of traditional and contemporary styles, appropriate for all types of decor.
    Linda Rauch Gallery
    Linda Rauch is an acrylic painter specializing in contemporary wildflower florals that have a touch of impressionism in them; as well as a style that Linda describes as hard edge fantasy - full of multiple patterns, shapes and bright color.
    NM Visions
    Kathryn has been seeing and documenting visual stories for more than 20 years. Now you can discover her works in her new gallery on Kit Carson Road.
    Jones Walker of Taos
    Jones Walker is an art gallery with original work by Taos artists including traditional, folk and modern abstract. Also, the gallery is honored to represent multiple artists from Taos Pueblo. You will also find a curated selection of pott
    Melinda Littlejohn Studio
    Melinda Littlejohn began her fine art career as a minimal abstractionist but gravitated to the style of 17th century Spanish Bodegon still life paintings. She moved in 2011 to her studio located in the village of Arroyo Seco.
    Debbie Lujan Photography
    Debbie Lujan is a local photographer and is a native of Taos Pueblo who specializes in photography of Taos Pueblo, New Mexico.
    Mesa's Edge
    We represent over 40 local and regional artists' Studio art jewelry, Native American jewelry, Pueblo pottery, Navajo wood carvings, and more.
    Acuarelas Studio Gallery
    Acuarelas Studio and Gallery is sometimes mistaken for a museum. Artist and owner Leandro Martin Rodriguez enjoys sharing the journey of each piece in his gallery as well as letting visitors know that everything is indeed ready for purchase
    Richard Alan Nichols Workshops
    With a rich foundation in traditional impressionism, this personable, internationally recognized artist schedules workshops and private classes throughout the year.
    Follow The Threads Gallery
    Southwest, vintage, and rock star designs among beautiful paintings and photographs from regional artisans.
    Clay Mavens
    A locally owned studio and gallery specializing in unique handcrafted ceramic sculptures, pottery, painting and prints.
    Taos Clay
    Taos Clay is a community clay studio offering classes, private studio rentals, studio memberships, workshops, a retail gallery, and residency opportunities. There are many options for anyone interested in using our facility.
    Heritage Fine Arts
    Taos' foremost Western Art Gallery representing acclaimed Traditional and Contemporary Western and Native American Artists. ​ The lastest works of internationally collected Artists, Andersen Kee, Malcom Furlow, Timothy Nevaquaya, Gayle Weisfield, Roberto Ugalde and other favorites. Our Estate Salesroom presents the finest assortment of very reasonably priced aftermarket truly collectible pieces by RC Gorman, Frank Howell, Earl Biss, and many other of sought after artists.
    stephen kilborn pottery and painting
    Stephen Kilborn has made pottery and painted in Pilar for over 43 years. He makes highly decorated tableware in more than 12 patterns and 30 shapes. His imagery tends toward abstract but with New Mexico themes like Magpies, Chiles, Sacred Heart, and Pick up Trucks.
    Baumann Gallery
    Featuring artists Steven Baumann, Melissa Moe, Lauren Gidwitz, Susan Gray.
    Des Montes Gallery
    Des Montes Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden is a collection of art from Floyd Archuleta and other local artists Des Montes community. The sculptures here are made of 100% recycled material including bailing wire, antlers, and horns.
    Inger Jirby Gallery
    See the vibrant paintings, watercolors, and prints of Inger Jirby, who says her quest for color is unquenchable. Born in far north Sweden, she has been painting since girlhood. Although she has traveled extensively throughout her life, she settled in Taos surrounded by our incredible landscapes.
    Lumina Gardens
    Lumina is a well-known and established destination art gallery. The two-acre sculpture garden has been designed in a Japanese style with meandering footbridges crisscrossing the stream, with benches to relax and dream the day away.
    Magpie
    Wonderful things for your nest.
    Brennan Studio
    Fine art and commercial photography studio. Kathleen Brennan’s New Mexico landscape photographs have won numerous awards and are in private and museum collections. Kathleen’s work has been described as poetic and masterful.
    Rick Hewitt Sculptures at Linda Rauch Gallery
    The summer breezes that blow off of Lake Travis near Austin, Texas first influenced Rick’s interest in wind sculptures. Rick now produces his sculptures in his home studio which also serves as his stunning gallery.
    Patience Heyl /Fine Art Atelier & Gallery
    Patience Heyl offers instruction in Oil, Watercolor, and Figure study. Awarded Taos Fall Festival Best of Show for 2016 and 2017. On going workshops at The Fine Art Atelier.
    Scott Carlson Pottery
    In the charming village of Arroyo Seco, you can often see Scottie outside with his dog Carlita throwing colorful pots. While other towns have become commercial and trendy, Scottie the potter helps keep Seco genuinely unique and unusual.
    Taos Artist Collective
    Our gallery is a collaboration of regional artists in the disciplines of painting, watercolor, photography, sculpture, jewelry & fiber arts, and more.
    Frank Secklar Gallery
    Celebrating 25 years of creating unique metal art in beautiful Taos, New Mexico. We specialize in custom furniture, sculpture, indoor and outdoor kitchen projects and architectural accents.
    Ennui Gallery
    A cooperative space featuring art, gifts, jewelry, and photography from local Taos artists, as well as a great record collection.
    Tres Estrellas
    Antique Navajo and Hispanic Textiles, New Mexican Furniture, Pottery, Antique Guns and Frontier Collectibles. Visit us in downtown Taos in the historic Ledoux Street District.
    Angie Coleman Fine Arts
    Angie Coleman has been included in many national juried shows and is in many art collections. Most recently she received the best of printmaking award at the 2007 Taos Invites Taos Show, Taos New Mexico.
    Anee Ward & Co.
    Colorful and deeply emotional, her paintings capture that moment when you finally put up your feet, exhale and say, "I have arrived." From skiers, to Hawaiian waterfalls, Ward's paintings are a celebration of the joy of life's adventures.
    Charlotte Shroyer
    Whether painting in her studio in Taos, New Mexico or in selected sites in the world, Charlotte "Charlee" Shroyer paints contemporary images of the human face as well as abstract images.
    Wilder Nightingale Fine Art
    Wilder Nightingale Fine Art represents over 35 leading and regional artists. The works are eclectic. From traditional landscapes in oil, pastel and watercolor the gallery also offers a selection of contemporary and abstract styles.
    Chimayo Trading Del Norte
    Located in one of the oldest Taos settlements next to the famous St. Francis church, we are a family owned and operated gallery specializing in Native American art, Pueblo pottery, Navajo weavings and fine historical and contemporary art.
    Enchanted Circle Pottery
    Located on Hwy 64 between Taos and Angel Fire and mile markers 268 & 269, owned and operated by Kevin and JoAnne DeKeuster, who create functional and sculptural ceramic pieces that are lead free, dishwasher, microwave, and oven safe.
    Ed Sandoval Gallery
    As you step inside Studio de Colores Gallery, a glowing interior of soft sage and gold walls present their art. Ed’s canvasses radiate passion and exuberance.
    TerryThompsonPhoto.com
    An award-winning free-lance photographer specializing in panoramic photography. Licenses his images for stock, also works with art consultants and designers to sell fine art prints to corporate, hospitality, health and residential markets.
    Parsons Gallery of the West
    Presenting an array of carefully selected art of both historic and contemporary views of the American West. We exhibit fine art for the seasoned connoisseur as well as more accessible artwork for the beginning collector.
    Envision Gallery
    Envision Gallery was created to showcase the work of international, national, local and emerging artists. It is our commitment to represent unique, distinctive and unusual art as well as sculpture.
    The Ranch At Taos Gallery
    The Jewel of Kit Carson Road. Local art and artists. Featuring Tracy Turner Sheppard, Cathy Carey, Gary Roller. Jewelry by Rosa Kilgore, bronze sculpture, oils, pastels, acrylics and printmaking.
    Michael DeYoung Photography
    An award-winning veteran photographer, Michael lives and breathes adventure, lifestyle and landscape photography. His images appear in many publications and commercial products and does extensive assignment work for the tourism industry.
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