The Taos Plein Air Painters (TPAP) are having their annual Autumn Exhibit from Tuesday (Sept.10) through Nov. 3 at the Trading Post Café in Ranchos de Taos.The idea of painting en …
The Taos Plein Air Painters (TPAP) are having their annual Autumn Exhibit from Tuesday (Sept.10) through Nov. 3 at the Trading Post Café in Ranchos de Taos.
The idea of painting en plein air was developed by the French Impressionists, who sought to capture the brilliant colors of the landscape as illuminated by natural light.
Like the Impressionists, the Taos Plein Air Painters strive to capture the feeling and sense of wonder inspired by the outdoors. The group meets once a week and paints in Taos and surrounding communities as well as farther away in locations such as the Ghost Ranch, Tres Piedras and along the high road in Trampas, Truchas and Chimayó.
TPAP is an informal association of fun-loving, though serious artists with differing years of art training and experience. Professional interactions include sharing ideas and techniques as well as constructive critiques from one artist to another if requested.
Peggy Baucum, the group's organizer says, "Please drop by the Trading Post, one of the region's most respected restaurants, to enjoy a meal and see our annual exhibition of the Northern New Mexico landscape. A picture says a thousand words, and each artist has a different way of interpreting what we see. "
The painters who will be displaying work are: Barbara Bartels, Peggy Baucom, Kitty Bensusen, Diane Binder, Eve Childs-Best, James Coffman, Terry Davis, Lois Fernandez, Pat Fuhrmann, Ellen Beth Harper, Patience Heyl, Marian Jackson, Live Johnson, Virginia Price Johnson, Cher MacMacken, Jim McBrayer, Joan Darby Norris, Sheila O'Malley, Diane Nelson-Scott, Marilyn Price-Reinbolt, Linda Rauch, C.S. Talley, Lina Thewlis, David Thompson, Sarah Turner, Catherine Van Berg and Jon Vordermark.
The Trading Post Café is located at 4179 State Road 68 in Ranchos de Taos. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Call (575) 758-5089.
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