Taos Arts Council Annual Meeting Notes - June 27, 2018

The Taos Arts Council held their annual meeting 5:30 - 7:00, June 27th, 2018.

Two new boards member were welcomed to the board - Jules Epstein and Sonya Davis.

Both new board members bring extensive experience in raising public awareness and fundraising and are valuable additions to the TAC Board of Directors.

Listed below is our Annual Report: Activities, Services and Advocacy



Annual Report: Activities, Services and Advocacy

Listed below are the highlights of last years activities July 1 2017 - July 30, 2018.

Public Art

Art in Public Spaces: Taos Town Hall Art Shows

Painter and Patron: Alyce Frank Collects Taos
Public Opening reception July 17 - September 17
Gallery talk June 21 with Guest Curator Judith Kendall

Open Studio Tours & Trails in Northern New Mexico
Angel Fire/Art/UP, El Rito Studio Tour, TAO Open Studios
September 8 - November 10, 2017

Taos Arts Club - Teen Art Studio / Taos High School
November 17, 2017 - March 23, 2018
50 drawings inspired by Dante's Divine Comedy, Inferno
Public Reception January 2018

Lamppost Banner Art Exhibit
April 6 - July 27, 2018
Poster Reproductions of all 84 street banners, Taos is Art
Public opening reception April 6


Meet the Artist: Presentation at Town Council
February 13, 2018 Teen Art Club

Taos County and Art & Artifact Review Committee, Adult Detention Art Program
Exhibitions (Orale Gallery, August and Historic County Courthouse, September)
and Purchase of "Pano Productions" triptych for County art collection


Partnerships and Presentations

Ballet Taos, Fiscal agent, 2017/18 for emerging 501(c)(3) performing arts organization

Hacienda de Martinez, "Take a Detour from Route 66: Taos to LA"
literary readings, visual art, lecture and Fiesta Court, September 23/24 2017 

Taos Fall Arts Festival, "Puppet Theatre Los Titiriteros" bi-lingual pre-school classes at Enos Garcia

Taos Arts and Cultural District, "Holiday Empty Storefront Arts Displays"
downtown historic district, December 2017 - January 2018


Public Forums

Arts Roundtable for "vibrant and successful arts community" Town Resolution
August 18, with Taos Center for the Arts (TCA) for arts organizations

Arts Roundtable for private arts sector/businesses
September 12 with ArtTaos

State of the Arts in Taos, March 23-25, 2018 (Winter Art Forum and Gala)

Artist to Artists - When Art is Your Business, workshop
Forum: Government Support of the Arts, Art and Education in the Schools,
Finding and Applying for Arts Related Grants and Taos Arts Residencies
Winter Arts Gala - Honoring Peter Chinni and TAC application on his behalf to Governor's Award for Excellence


Marketing & Promotion / Cultural Arts Consortium

Taos Arts Council Consortium (16 Arts organizations) meetings for arts calendar and theme
November 9 and December 14, 2017 and February 1, 2018

Visual Arts Source (VAS) 2017/18 monthly email announcement Taos Art

Grand Fall Arts Collaboration - print media consortium via Taos County Lodger's Tax Fund Grant
THE Magazine, July - October Taos Showcase

Monthly Arts Calendar of Events (May - October) - historic walking trail tourist maps with Town of Taos


Governance / Administration / Development

NM Arts Grant FY 2017/18 $5,572

Taos County Lodger's Tax Fund Grant $2500

Contractual PT Administrator (start February 2018)

Art-In-touch Database

Leadership and coordination of Taos Arts Council Consortium (16 organizations)

Committees (open to public participation)

Promotion / Social Media
Organizational Development

Draft memo of Understanding (MOU, 4/18) for Town of Taos re services provider contract


The Taos Arts Council works to promote awareness, understanding and appreciation for all of the creative arts and to be an advocate for the artist/artisans and arts organizations in Taos County and northern New Mexico.

We interconnect the artsts and arts organizations of Taos County and northern New Mexico with each other, local citizens and visitors; and to increase the visibility of our extraordinary arts community, thereby benefitting our area aesthetically, intellectually and economically.


Board of Directors 2017/18

Paul Figueroa, President
Judith Rane, Vice-President
Michael Miro, Treasurer
Chelsea Reidy, Secretary
Cecilia Cuff
Gunther Nachrab
Perry Penick
Meredith Stoner
Laura Walker
Andrea Watson