Taos watercolorists welcome spring

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An exhibition of more than 40 watercolors by regional members of the Taos National Society of Watercolorists (TNSW) is on view now through June 14 at Town Hall, 400 Camino de la Placita. Admission is free,

Paintings in the exhibit express a variety of artist styles and techniques, a press release from the TNSW states.

In the release, artist Bren Price says “the spontaneity of watercolor suits my personality and sense of adventure.” Another participating painter, David Sullins, adds, “my passion in painting is to create the contrasts of beauty.”

Painter and editorial cartoonist for The Taos News, Bill Baron contributed Western scenes that “demonstrate a competent knowledge of its characters and settings,” while artist Nancy Lee Stewart “relies on experimentation to keep her work fresh.”

The show includes artwork by Karen Blair, Bob Cooley, Elaine French, Suzanne Heald, Linda Henderson, Lori Malott, Jane Scott and Joyce Wimer.

Organized in 1992, the TNSW is “dedicated to promoting professional quality watercolor on both local and national levels. The society has produced 14 exhibitions for Taos’ museums featuring prominent regional and national artists. Additional activities include traveling shows, studio tours and exhibitions in numerous Taos venues. The Town Hall art show is facilitated by the Taos Arts Council to increase awareness of public art and its appreciation by residents and visitors.”

The organization is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that educates by presenting workshops and demonstrations for the public.

Regional signature membership in the group is limited to Taos-area artists who are juried-in by current members. Artists living outside the area may obtain national signature membership by having work selected for three Taos National Exhibitions of American Watercolor.

For membership information, contact TNSW President Linda Henderson at (575) 758-7315 or visit taosnatlwatercolor.org.

For information on the Taos Arts Council and show at Taos Town Hall, contact Paul Figueroa, vice-president, at (575) 779-8579.

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