For more information and registration, please visit NMMuseums.org.

Open Studio Event

This studio event is a collaborative of artists, studios, galleries and arts-oriented businesses located just south of Taos Downtown Historic District. 'DISCOVER SOUTHSIDE ARTS' will be open to the public for this one-day event, coinciding with the Taos Fall Arts Festival. Join us to explore Taos' creative and unique outlying areas.

Saturday, September 29, 1 - 6 pm
1022 Reed Street, Taos, NM

More information - tjmabrey@gmail.com or 575-613-3269

 

TAOS ARTISTS Exhibit Artwork at 44thAnnual TAOS FALL ARTS FESTIVAL

TAOS FALL ARTS FESTIVAL:  SEPTEMBER 21-30, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, September 21, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Historic Guadalupe Parish Gymnasium, 205 Don Fernando Road. The show will remain on view through Sunday, September 30, 2018. 

Daily Hours, September 22 – 30, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p. m.

Carl Coker

Although theTaos Fall Arts Festival is a non-juried entry art show, the art on exhibit will be judged for Best of Show and two Honorable Mentions by Carl Coker from Las Cruces, New Mexico.  

Mr. Coker has had a long and distinguished career as a professor of art at several universities including NM State University in Las Cruces, NM and the University of Tulsa.  As a well recognized award winning painter and sculptor, himself, his areas of interest and specialization include: Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Indigenous Architecture and the Art and Architecture of Ancient Peru.   For more information:   www.taosfallarts.com  

The Taos Arts Council announces that the winner of the R. C. Gorman lithograph benefit drawing is Janet Webb of Taos.
The lithograph was donated by the R. C. Gorman Estate with framing by Zia custom frame (117 Alexander St. Taos, New Mexico 87571 - Phone (505) 758-3770).

Thanks to everyone who attended the benefit event and purchase tickets.


 

The raffle was held after the recent event R.C. Gorman Days: Friday and Saturday, July 27 -28, 2018.

The event was quite successful, well attended with positive response and the TAC is planning on an expanded event next year celebrating the artist RC Groman and his impact on modern Native American Art. In 2019, the expanded event is being currently visualized as a 'Platform for contemporary Native American art with focus on six northern New Mexico Pueblos.' This includes engaging a conversation with Taos Pueblo and working in collaboration with area museums such as  (i.e. Couse-Sharp, MRM, Blumenschein Home and Museum) with Pueblo collections/programs. The general theme being considered is 'Past & Present', and may involve museum related programs/tours.

Ideas to open the event are Dancers for the opening ceremony, or a similar opening blessing or ceremony, or gallery opening. The main event may also involve walking tours (Ledoux Street), additional dances or blessings, presentations, retrospectives, another raffle, catering and similar activities. Curators for the event currently involved are Gregory Farah (FaraHNHeight gallery) and Michael Gorman (Michael Gorman Gallery) and would be working with the selection of artists being considered under the theme 'homage to RC'.

The TAC has identified possible funding sources being from internal sources, Taos County or additional grants. Promotion may involve the Town of Taos, taos.org and Waite & Company, along with Taos Magazine, Tempo and Calendar plus social media. The event in 2019 is tentatively scheduled for Friday July 26-Sunday July 28, 2019 and may be expanded to three days with partnerships museums/programs.

For more information, please contact the TAC at info@taosartscouncil.org or 575-779-8579.

 


The Taos Arts Council, a 501(c)(3),  promotes awareness, understanding and appreciation of all of the creative arts and is an advocate to the artists and arts organizations in Taos County and northern New Mexico.

Talpa Community Center Quilt Show

September 21 through 30, 2018 

Historic Taos County Courthouse Jail

12 - 6 pm each day

20th Annual Rio Costilla Studio Tour 2018, September 8 & 9

For More Information, please visit http://riocostillaart.com

Direct Link to Tour Maps - http://riocostillaart.com/rcst-2018-event-brochure-poster/

Contact email: riocostillaart@gmail.com

 

 

Rio Costilla Tour 2018 Brochure - Front

 

Rio Costilla Tour 2018 Brochure - Back / Map

R. C. GORMAN DAYS

R.C. Gorman Day occurs July 27 – 28, 2018, to acknowledge and celebrate the life of R.C. Gorman (1931-2005) and his impact upon Taos and its art community and the legacy of his family in the art and heritage of the Southwest. The event is planned by the Taos Arts Council, FaraHNHeight Gallery and Michael Gorman Gallery with generous assistance of Vicky and Don Zillioux.

On Friday, July 27 at 5:30pm on the Plaza at the Gazebo a proclamation will be read by the Town of Taos honoring R. C. Gorman. Dineh-Tah Dancers, a Navajo Dance group, led by Shawn Price will perform after the proclamation. The group recently performed at Fort Summer, NM and shared the story of the Treaty of 1868 allowing the Navajos to return to their homeland. Following the dance is an exhibition and program from 6:00-8:00pm at the Michael Gorman Gallery, 103 East Plaza, Suite B. The exhibition includes ceramics by Michael Gorman, R.C. Gorman's nephew, as well as paintings by Carl Gorman, R.C.'s father, artist and code-talker. On view will be a curated selection of Gorman art by Curator, Gregory Farah. The Gallery program will feature a brief talk on the Gorman family by Zonnie Gorman, sister of R.C. Gorman and his nephew Michael Gorman. Afterwards guests are invited to enjoy the ambience and offerings of Parcht.

SHOWCASE FOR OPEN STUDIO TOURS

Invitation / Call for Artists / Participation (non-juried) by August 7, 2018

Where - Taos Town Hall, 400 Camino de la Placita, Taos.

When: August 10 – October 10, 2018, Monday – Friday 8:00am-5:00pm. Closed holidays.

Friday, August 10, 4:00-6:00pm, Public opening reception

 

Click here to read full details - PDF

 

50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE WILD AND SCENIC RIVERS AND HISTORIC TRAILS ACT LECTURE SERIES

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The Taos Arts Council (TAC) is pleased to nominate Peter Chinni for the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts.

This renowned artist will be turning 90 on March 21, and the Taos Arts Council is planning to honor him at the Inaugural TAC Gala dinner (March 25) as our nominee for the Governor’s Award. Chinni’s career spans over 70 years, and his work is as fresh and exciting as any artist we have ever seen.

Sun Circles 3

Peter Chinni’s art has always been original and dynamic. He has inspired numerous artists of Taos and beyond in seeking their own path to creativity. Whether at a local restaurant or an art opening, his persona, always gentle and kind, radiates with the aura of the consummate artist.

Peter Chinni relocated to Taos in 2003 and has been focused as a sculptor for over 50 years. At 90 years of age, he continues to work every day in his studio, creating with an imagination he still retains from his youth. He is vibrant and living proof that old age is a state of mind he has never adopted. He still views the world and his surroundings with fresh eyes.

Ancient Mask 2016

Taos is considered an artist colony in New Mexico, rich in artists of one kind or another, but there are only a handful of artists that come close in caliber, experience, and worldwide recognition to Peter Chinni. He truly is a Taos treasure and now should be recognized as an artistic treasure of excellence in the arts in the state of New Mexico.

(From his website) At 89, Peter Chinni has enjoyed a distinguished career that began in the 1950’s and spans two continents. Born to Calabrian immigrant parents in Mount Kisco, New York in 1928, Chinni studied at the Art Students League in New York where he caught the attention of the great Italian critic and art historian, Lionello Venturi. With Venturi’s endorsement, he attended the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome, studying painting and portraiture. In 1949, he left the Accademia to study privately with painter Felice Casorati in Turin and later with the cubist sculptor Roberto Melli in Rome.

You can read the remainder of his bio and see his body of recent work on his website - http://peterchinni.com/about-forte/