Summer in Taos and all around the county means the air is abuzz with activity. From Angel Fire's Festival Eclectica to the Dog Days benefit concert in Taos, there's even more music, art and more ...
Summer in Taos and all around the county means the air is abuzz with activity. From Angel Fire's Festival Eclectica to the Dog Days benefit concert in Taos, there's even more music, art and more. Here's a brief rundown of what's going on. For more, check out a copy of Tempo magazine, inside today's edition of Taos News on sale right now.
Car show winners announced
Miranda Vargas won first place, Robert Romero took second place and the Peoples Choice award went to Gilbert Tafoya at the big Car Show to benefit the Taos Integrated School for the Arts on Saturday (Aug. 3) on Civic Plaza Drive.
“We had an amazing turnout – we ended up with 32 cars,” organizer Yavanne Jaramillo said. “We gave trophies for first second and third place in the People’s Choice award. Mantes Chow Cart was our food vendor. Monica from Smoke & Mirrors was our DJ. We had a section for kids’ face painting; we had the Carson National Forest Service making Christmas ornaments to send to the U.S.Capitol with the Christmas tree that was a great turnout. It was a great family event.”
Free photography talk
Internationally known photographers Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb will offer a free slide talk Aug. 29, 7:30 p.m., at the Taos Community Auditorium, 145 Paseo del Pueblo Norte. It is titled “Together and Apart: The Photographs of Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb,” and is free and open to the public.
They are also planning a photography workshop Aug. 20-21 that is already sold out.
The slide talk will show a selection of work from both the photographers’ individual and collaborative projects. Webb will present work from “La Calle,” a book featuring 30 years of his photographs from Mexico, and Norris Webb will show work from her third book, “My Dakota.”
The Webbs will also present work from their joint book on Cuba, titled “Violet Isle,” as well as their upcoming collaborative book, “Brooklyn: The City Within” (Aperture, Sept. 2020). Following the slide talk, there will be a Q&A moderated by Taos Center for the Arts Executive Director Colette LaBouff.
Alex Webb has published 16 books, including a survey book of 30 years of color work, “The Suffering of Light.” He’s exhibited at museums worldwide including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. A Magnum Photos member since 1979, his work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic and other publications. He has received numerous awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2007 and an NEA grant in 2019.
Originally a poet, Norris Webb often interweaves her text and photographs in her six books, most notably with her monograph, “My Dakota,” an elegy for her brother who died unexpectedly. It appeared in a solo exhibition of the work at the Cleveland Museum of Art in 2015. A recipient of a 2019 National Endowment for the Arts grant, Noris Webb’s work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Le Monde, among other publications, and is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Cleveland Museum of Art and George Eastman Museum, Rochester, New York.
For questions about this event, contact LaBouff at firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information about Taos Center for the Arts, call (575) 758-2052.
Taos Watercolor Society gets set for big annual show
The Taos Watercolor Society’s annual show and sale at the Taos Center for the Arts’ Stables Gallery is once again upon us. Aug. 15-21 will be the show’s dates with a free opening reception on Friday, Aug. 16, from 4-6 p.m. The society has juried in several new members which will add even more exquisite water media art to the well-attended event. Cher McMacken, Gayle Weisfield, Jennifer Ortega, Barbara Bracken and Robert Murray all add beauty and diversity to this professional group, which includes Diane Binder, Carol Doughty, Linda Grams-Henderson, Diane Nelson-Scott, Marilyn Price-Reinbolt, Lonnie Shan, Diana Smith and Jinx Wright. Co-vice presidents Nelson-Scott and Binder chair this show, and the TCA has installed new lighting at the Stables, making each piece shine to its best advantage. More to come next week in Temp. Contact Carol at (575) 224-3166 or Cher at (808) 651-4508 and visit taoswatercolor.org.
Calls for entry
• Artists needed for the 2019 Taos Fall Arts Festival, with the theme “Of Heaven and Earth/Del Cielo y de la Tierra,” Sept. 20. To enter, bring artwork, submission form (available online and at the take-in desk) and entry fee to Guadalupe Parish Gym, 205 Don Fernando Street, Taos, between on Sept. 13 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. All submissions must be delivered to the gym; there are no online submissions. For more details and downloadable forms, go to: taosfallarts.com/call-for-open-exhibition. For any questions or problems, call Norlynne Coar at (310) 365-1786.
• Taos Fall Arts Festival 2019 is looking for volunteers with some strength to help load and install gallery panels for the festival. Time commitment is minimal until the weeks preceding the opening of the exhibition on Sept. 20 and the breakdown following the exhibit on Sept. 29. Lunch included and artist submission fee waived. Contact Tracy Ivy at email@example.com.
Ongoing art exhibits
• Enjoy the artwork of six friends, “Amigas of the Canyon,” who met while painting with a group in Canyon de Chelly, Arizona, in 2008. Since then, they have reunited every year to paint together again at various locations: Ellen Harper, Maryann Kirkby, Tracy Turner Sheppard, Patricia Fuhrmann, Tamra Converse and Janet Price. Show runs through August at the Farmhouse Café, 1405 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, in the Overland Sheepskin compound, El Prado. Contact (575) 758-5683.
• “Colcha Embroidery: Traditional to Contemporary” continues at la Hacienda de Los Martínez through Aug. 31. This major second biennial exhibit includes new works by 41 artists from Taos, Santa Fe and southern Colorado. Museum admission fee. Open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sundays noon-5 p.m. La Hacienda de Los Martínez is located at 708 Hacienda Road, off Lower Ranchitos Road, Taos. Contact (575) 758-1000.
• Two-woman exhibit of animal art continues at Copper Moon Gallery through August. Ceramic artist Caroline Douglas of Boulder and painter Lori Faye Bock of Abiquiú have joined forces to create an enchanting show featuring favorite animals subjects. Free and open to the public. Copper Moon is located at 105 Kit Carson Road, Taos. Contact the gallery at (575) 758-8833 or view images online at coppermoongallerytaos.com.
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