There are dozens of art galleries in Taos, but women-owned galleries are still rare. Maye Torres and Georgia Gersh are two women who grew up in Taos art circles, one the daughter of a gallery owner and the other the daughter of a famous artist. Both are artists themselves, and both now have galleries that have become essential resources for the Taos arts community.

Larry Bell is a renowned contemporary American artist, best known for his glass cubes and large-scale sculpture. Born in Chicago in 1959 he mostly grew up in Los Angeles, where he studied at the Chouinard Art Institute (now part of CalArts), with the intention of becoming a Disney animator. It was at Chouinard where Bell was introduced to abstract art.

Tom Dixon is one of Taos’ best kept secrets, but not for much longer. An incredibly disciplined painter, totally committed to his process as an artist. After studying at the Art Institute in Chicago he came here and began to work. He has lived and worked in the same place now for three decades, and when Larry Bell was asked to recommend artists whose studios we should visit and cover for this year’s edition of the Gallery Guide, Tom Dixon was at the top of his list.

Izumi Yokoyama and Theresa Gray belong to the continuum of artists who have followed the call to come to the High Desert since Bert Phillips and Ernest Blumenschein’s wagon wheel broke, stranding the two young East Coast artists in Taos. That was a century ago, and the stream of artists that arrive in Taos and stay, remains steady.

Izumi Yokoyama and Theresa Gray belong to the continuum of artists who have followed the call to come to the High Desert since Bert Phillips and Ernest Blumenschein’s wagon wheel broke, stranding the two young East Coast artists in Taos. That was a century ago, and the stream of artists that arrive in Taos and stay, remains steady.

To some it may seem inexplicable why Taos--a tiny town nestled in New Mexico’s high mountain desert--became the vortex for an American art movement of such national and international significance over the course of a century.  But to Davison Koenig, the Couse-Sharp Historic Site executive director and curator, it’s perfectly understandable.

Your comprehensive guide to the gallery scene in Taos and surrounding area. In this year’s guide we go into the studio with renowned contemporary artist, Larry Bell. Best known for his glass cubes and large-scale sculptures, Bell has been an iconic figure in the Taos art world since the 1970s. Plus, we go behind the scenes with five museum directors to learn how they honor the legacy of Taos’ artistic traditions. Inside you’ll discover 60 unique galleries, maps and more.   Find your copy in this week’s edition!

The museum commemorates the lives and art of all three artists – Ernest L. Blumenschein, Mary Shepherd Greene Blumenschein and their daughter Helen Greene Blumenschein.

"My preferred subjects are the mountain valleys of New Mexico, their plant life and the adobe structures of those who live there.”

"I’ve always loved painting outdoors, but in Taos I learned to paint outside in a very energetic, efficient and fast way, so I could pack up and get to the school in time to pick up my two daughters.”

Available on racks throughout Taos, the Taos Gallery Guide makes exploring the vivid gallery scene all the more immersive.

Judy Chicago believed there to be an absence of iconography that explored birthing in American and Western art. The work explores motherhood, the spiritual as well as emotional experience of giving birth and feminine politics.

Taos art is unique. There are very definite periods, influences, and styles. When a buyer decides to collect Taos art, they are making bold personal statements about their appreciation for history, culture, and talent.

The Blake at Taos Ski Valley opened to rave reviews in the 2016/17 ski season. With 80 guest rooms (including 15 suites), the boutique hotel is just steps from the iconic Lift 1 and the gondolita for the children's center.

Your comprehensive guide to the gallery scene in Taos and the surrounding area. In this year’s guide we celebrate the high art of Lowbrow in Taos and we feature the gala opening of Joseph …

A refreshing current pulses through Taos these days – a vibrant Post Pop Art stream rising from half a century of Disney, hot rods and a rousing tattoo culture.  You …

The Couse-Sharp Historic Site is no musty harbinger of the past. This exciting arts destination (run by the Couse Foundation) keeps alive the relevance of the Taos Society of Artists with …

 
 
 
 
 
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