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The Taos Arts Council works to promote awareness, understanding and appreciation of all of the creative arts, literary, visual, textile, musical, performance etc. and to be an advocate for the artist/artisans and arts organizations in Taos County and Northern New Mexico.

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Updates & Activities of the Taos Arts Council


2021 Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts Premiere Date Announced Edward "Gus" Foster of Taos is one…

Call for Artists + Photographers — $550.00 Innovate Grants

FALL 2021 OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS — Innovate Grant  awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and…

American String Quartet Plays Beethoven

UPCOMING LIVE PERFORMANCES Taos Center for the Arts and Taos Chamber Music Group present:  American String Quartet  Taos…

See Our Artist Network

Jameson Wells
Contemporary Abstract Artist

Jameson Wells has been creating and exhibiting her abstract collage paintings, wall reliefs, and stone sculptures in Taos since 1979. Her current work uses remnants of fabrics, jeans, paper, paint and graphite, and whatever, woven to form a surface that appears to be in constant change, yet evocative of an underlying silence.

Poetic Images By Deanna
Wedding and Portrait Photography

Deanna continues to photograph baby, children, family, senior, and engagement photography from her studio based in Taos, NM.

Monique Belitz

My name is Monique Belitz, born in the Netherlands and raised in Germany. I am a national and international exhibiting landscape artist who retired from being an art professor at Doane University in Nebraska to live in Taos in 2018. During the 45 years of my artistic production I have enjoyed 49 solo shows and over 75 group shows. I am currently represented by the Wilder Nightingale Gallery and the Magpie Gallery in Taos.

Linda Rauch
Impressionistic Floral Fantasies and Landscapes

I am what I call an interpretive painter. I paint in acrylics and watercolors. My work falls somewhere in between fantasy and reality. I like to paint the way things make me feel when I see them. I love the New Mexico landscape and also flowers. They are both magical to me. I like to think of my work as a fairy tale that tells a story with paint.

Taos Is Art

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About the Taos Arts Council

What the Arts Council Does

The Taos Arts Council was founded in 2012 with the vision to create a central hub in support of the Arts and Artists Community in Taos, Taos County and Northern New Mexico.

Towards that longstanding goal, the TAC has been actively working towards defining its positioning in relation with the other entities and initiatives currently in Taos — such as the Town of Taos, The Taos Business Consortium, Art Space, Mainstreet, Strong at Heart and similar such government or grassroots organizations.

The stated approach for the Taos Arts Council is to support all constructive dialogue and action between organizations and individuals that is mutually beneficial to all involved.

Activities and Goals Include:

  • Need to Work with Local Government(s)
  • Need for Information Sharing
  • Need for Public Art & Spaces
  • Identifying Cooperative Efforts
  • Coordinated Activities Between Arts Related Organizations
  • Acting as Public Voice for Local Arts Community

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“When we show up to make art, we need to get still enough to hear what wants to be expressed though us, and then we need to step out of the way and let it. We must be willing to abide in a space of not knowing before we can settle into knowing.”

— Mirabai Starr
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