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Taos Arts Council News Release

P.O. Box 263 January 22, 2019
Taos, NM 87571
Paul Figueroa, President

A Heart Needs A Home

We are pleased to announce “A Heart Needs A Home” a photography show celebrating animals in our homes, February 15 – March 22, 2019 at Taos Town Hall as part of the Taos Arts Council's art in public spaces initiative. A free, public reception is scheduled for Friday, February 15, 5:00-7:00pm at Town Hall, 400 Camino de la Placita, Taos.

Artists are invited to please respond to this open or non-juried show by completing entry for your artwork when you present your work. Deliver a work of art, 24” maximum width, framed and ready to hang to Taos Town Hall, 400 Camino de la Placita, Monday, February 11, 8:00am-5:00pm. Please bring a bio or artist information for sales.

We LOVE our pets and adore photos of pets! We wish to celebrate this while helping Stray Hearts Animal Shelter by donating 50% of the Taos Arts Council share of any proceeds from sales to Stray Hearts. The Taos Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works to promote awareness, understanding and appreciations of all the creative arts and to be an advocate for the artists and arts organizaions in Taos County and Northern New Mexico.

203 FINE ART is excited to bring a Pop-Up exhibition, and fund raiser to the Stables Gallery this October.

Featured Artists: Thomas Benrimo, Emil Bisttram, Louis Catusco, Edward Corbett, Lawrence Calcagno, Keith Crown, Andrew Dasburg, John De Puy, Adeine de La Në, Ted Egri, R.C. Ellis, Louise Ganthiers, Barbara Harmon,Cliff Harmon, Bea Mandelman, Lee Mullican, Robert Ray, Louis Ribak, Wesley Rusnell, Oli Sihvonen, Clay Spohn, Earl Stroh, Michio Takayama, and more!

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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 - or 575-613-3269




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:  

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

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Rio Costilla Tour 2018 Brochure - Front


Rio Costilla Tour 2018 Brochure - Back / Map


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.


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


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