Taos arts in brief

A quick look at what's coming up in the visual arts

By Tempo staff
Posted 3/6/19

Here's a quick look at the visual arts happenings in Taos. For more check out this week's print edition of Tempo Magazine inside The Taos News on newsstands now.

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Taos arts in brief

A quick look at what's coming up in the visual arts


Here's a quick look at the visual arts happenings in Taos. For more check out this week's print edition of Tempo Magazine inside The Taos News on newsstands now.

Rag-made Quilt Show at Taos Public Library

An assortment of quilts made by local artists including Violette Alby, Anonymous, Ellen Cirnigliaro, Melissa Larson, Terrie Hancock Mangat, Winter Ross and Starr. Through May 31. There will be an artist's reception on Saturday, April 6 from 1 to 2:30 pm. Meet the artists and talk about quilts. For more information, contact Melissa Larson at Wholly Rags at (575) 751-9862.

Animals and abstracts at Taos Art Museum

Kit Lynch's "Out of the Blue - Animals to Abstracts" show opens to the public Tuesday (March 12),  at the Taos Art Museum at The Fechin House 227 Paseo del Pueblo Norte. The exhibit explores twists in Lynch's journey as an artist that led to this point in her career. While her work often carries similar traits - bold color, sinuous movement, power of form, value contrast, and graceful yet energetic lines - she enjoys exploring the different processes of abstract, figurative, wildlife, studio landscape and plein air landscape. An opening reception is planned Saturday (March 16) from 2-4 p.m. Exhibit continues through April 28. For more information, call (575) 758-2690 or write

Ongoing art exhibit

• Framed images from The Taos News special publication "Twenty Four Hours: A Day in the Life of Taos," are on view now through March 17 at David Anthony Fine Art, 132 Kit Carson Road in Taos. The show features a selection of images shot by a group of 12 local photographers given the assignment to "Capture Taos and its environs in photos during a specific time block over a 24-hour period," said The Taos News Special Sections Editor Scott Gerdes. "This publication is an endearing, up close and personal scrapbook of a unique, unpretentious Southwestern town. It's what your coffee table is missing." The photographs were all taken from 6 p.m. Jan. 4 to 6 p.m. on Jan. 5, 2019. They were shot by Chris Dahl-Bredine, Megan Bowers, Kathryn Hayden, Kathleen Brennan, Zöe Zimmerman, C. Jim Cox, Jim O'Donnell, Steven Bundy, Terry Thompson, Debbie Lujan, Rick Romancito and Morgan Timms. Prints in the show are for sale. For more information, call The Taos News at (575) 758-2241 or the venue at 758-7113.

Calls for entry

• The 45th annual Taos Fall Arts Festival has announced its 2019 Call for Poster Artist. All Taos County artists and artists exhibiting their work in a Taos art gallery are invited to submit their work online for this year's Poster Award. The poster artist will receive a cash award of $500 and thousands of dollars worth of print and web exposure, as well as a special display wall for their art at the festival.

The show theme "Of heaven and earth /Del cielo y de la tierra" is broad and intended to inspire artists to contemplate representational or abstract interpretations of landscape, skyscape and myth, including all things of the earth and sky. The poster submission is open to all styles and media. The poster dimensions are 18-by-24 inches. Please review past posters and specifications and apply at Submission deadline is midnight March 31.

• Dragonfly Blue Gallery calls for all poets, writers and bards to stop by the gallery from now to Tuesday (March 12) to select a piece of art from our gallery that inspires a poem for an "Evening of Ekphrasis." Limit of 300 word count. We also accept art from outside artists (no larger than 36-by-36 inches). Poems will be recited on the evening of March 23. Pieces to be selected by March 12. Copies of written work and art (with your contact information) to be delivered by March 18. Dragonfly Blue is located at 109 Kit Carson Road B, Taos. For more information, call (909) 784-8490.

• Call for New Mexico and Colorado clay artists. May means clay in Taos. Spring Arts Clay Festival and Exhibit will be on view May 1-31 in numerous gallery locations in Taos. Artists submit three images of current work through month of March to by midnight March 31 for juried selection.

• Arte de Descartes XIX is calling for entries for the 19th annual juried "Art from Discards" show. This multimedia show accepts artwork made from old materials: wood, metal, cloth, paper, plastic, etc. Jurors for this year's show are local artists: Joel Lage, Lynda Jasper Vogel and Robin Stanaway. Deadline for entries is August 1. To download prospectus go to or send self-addressed stamped envelope to Wholly Rags, PO Box 1051, Ranchos de Taos, NM 87557. Prospectus can also be picked up at Wholly Rags, 1337 Gusdorf Road Suite L. For more information, call Melissa Larson at (575) 751-9862.

• Taos Art Insurgency is an upcoming national show hosted by David Anthony Fine Art, Wilder Nightingale Fine Art, and Greg Moon Art of Taos in conjunction with the Taos Spring Arts Festival. It poses the questions: Who will be the artists that lead the way for the new millennium? What will be the movements and issues they champion? Taos is a major artist's colony that has been at the forefront of all of the modern art movements initiated within the last 120 years. Throughout history various seminal art movements have been concentrated in this sleepy, little mountain village. Taos has been a major seat of Modernism, Abstract-Expressionism and Minimalism. The show will run April 27 through May 18 with an opening reception May 4. Entries are being accepted in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, mixed media, fiber arts, digital printed media and assemblage. Entry deadline is midnight April 3. All entries must be submitted through the platform. For additional information, call 575-770-4463 or visit

• Taos Center for the Arts encourages TCA member artists to submit works for the seventh annual Members Open exhibition, which will be on view April 22 to June 3 in the Encore Gallery of the Taos Community Auditorium. This year's theme is "Taos Light," and artists may depict this theme literally or figuratively, with the medium of their choice. Works must be 20-by-20 inches finished or framed (external measurement) and prepared to hang. If the work is three-dimensional it may be up to 10 inches deep. Participating artists must be TCA members or become members. Works must be delivered by the artist or someone the artist designates between 10-11 a.m. April 22. Early, late or not completely dry work will not be accepted. Works must be picked up by the artist or someone the artist designates between 9-10 a.m. on Monday, June 3. The opening reception for members of Taos Light will be April 25 from 4-6 p.m. For more information, call (575) 758-2052.


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