Taos art happenings for week of Feb. 21

Here's a sample of what's happening in the Taos art world from Tempo magazine

By Tempo staff
Posted 2/20/19

Here's a sample of art events coming soon and more happening in Taos, brought to by Tempo magazine, your arts and entertainment resource in The Taos News ...

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Taos art happenings for week of Feb. 21

Here's a sample of what's happening in the Taos art world from Tempo magazine


Here's a sample of art events coming soon and more happening in Taos, brought to by Tempo magazine, your arts and entertainment resource in The Taos News. For more, check out this week's issue on sale bright and early Thursday morning.

Tony Ortega at Studio 238

The Harwood Museum of Art presents artist, painter and teacher Tony Ortega with selections from his body of work, "Doble Sentido," for the first Studio 238 exhibition of 2019. A meet-the-artist opening reception is planned for March 1, 4-6 p.m., at the Harwood Museum, 238 Ledoux Street.

Ortega's art reflects a cultural and historical hybridity. For "Doble Sentido," Ortega will exhibit a selection of hand-colored etchings that speak to immigration, migration, cultural appropriation and an intercultural dialog. He states, "For me, hybridity is a process that intersects two separate cultures. It is a constant process of negotiation between different cultural groups … Hybridity can be viewed as the space where communication between cultures takes place."

Ortega creates artwork by combining digital technology with traditional painting techniques. Both the practices of printing and working in Adobe Photoshop involve working in layers. He uses Photoshop to merge a variety of appropriated images into new hybrid compositions. With the results of these varied hybrid images, he creates matrices that become the print portion of the compositions and he hand-colors them with watercolor paint. As he explains, "I am painting into my prints."

An artist talk is planned during the reception at 4:30 p.m. The museum is located at 238 Ledoux Street. Call (575) 758-9826 or visit

Millicent Rogers miniatures still available

The Millicent Rogers Museum's 17th annual Miniatures Show and Sale opening (Feb. 8) was a huge hit and one of the most successful to date. The museum staffers offer thanks to all of the artists, guests and collectors who attended the event and submitted their votes for their favorite artwork in each category. Works in the show are still available to purchase. To view 2D, 3D artworks and jewelry, visit or call (575) 758-2462 to purchase any works by phone. The Miniatures Show will remain on view until March 3.

Call for volunteers

Taos Fall Arts Festival 2019 is looking for people to volunteer, serve on a committee or become board members. The commitment is light until September when there is a flurry of activity preceding and during the TFAF exhibition. In particular, TFAF needs an IT/website manager who can update the website as needed. If you are interested in participating, contact Paul Figueroa at (575) 779-8579 or

Calls for entry

•Taos Folk is the famous Taos pop-up store which is open this year from November 22 through Christmas Eve day (December 24), held at the fabled Stables Gallery. Its tagline is "handmade gifts by Taos hands." Taos Folk is requesting all artists interested in being considered for Taos Folk 2019 to contact Cathleen Lambridis at Use use the "participate" button. Please send a request for the information packet by March 7, and one will be sent to you. After you have received the Information packet you will then be requested to send six photos of the work you propose to sell at Taos Folk with prices. A face-to-face appointment will then be set up for mid-March to meet the artists and see their work in person. For more information, call Cathleen Lambridis at (773) 595-8065.

• Taos Art Insurgency is an upcoming national show hosted by David Anthony Fine Art, Wilder Nightingale Fine Ar, and Greg Moon Art of Taos in conjunction with the Taos Spring Arts Festival. It poses the questions: Who will be the artists that lead the way for the new millennium? What will be the movements and issues they champion? Taos is a major artist's colony that has been at the forefront of all of the modern art movements initiated within the last 120 years. Throughout history various seminal art movements have been concentrated in this sleepy, little mountain village. Taos has been a major seat of Modernism, Abstract-Expressionism and Minimalism. The show will run April 27 through May 18 with an opening reception May 4. Entries are being accepted in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, mixed media, fiber arts, digital printed media and assemblage. Entry deadline is midnight April 3. All entries must be submitted through the platform. For additional information, call 575-770-4463 or visit

•Taos Center for the Arts encourages TCA member artists to submit works for the seventh annual Members Open exhibition, which will be on view April 22 to June 3, 2019 in the Encore Gallery of the Taos Community Auditorium. This year's theme is "Taos Light," and artists may depict this theme literally or figuratively, with the medium of their choice. Works must be 20-by-20 inches finished or framed (external measurement) and prepared to hang. If the work is three-dimensional it may be up to 10 inches deep. Participating artists must be TCA members or become members. Works must be delivered by the artist or someone the artist designates between 10-11 a.m. April 22. Early, late or not completely dry work will not be accepted. Works must be picked up by the artist or someone the artist designates between 9-10 a.m. on Monday, June 3. The opening reception for members of Taos Light will be April 25 from 4-6 p.m. For more information, call (575) 758-2052.

• "After Dark 8" exhibit calls for entries on celebrating darkness, and the varied reactions to the dark (i.e., nighttime, dark humor, dark fantasies, dark matter, and so on). Painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, mixed media, fiber arts, glass, digital printed media and assemblage entries accepted through midnight Feb. 28. All entries must be submitted through Greg Moon Art of Taos hosts this national juried show with guest jurors, pop-surrealist painter Isabel Samaras and designer/curator/art maven Janet Webb. The show will run March 23-April 13 with an opening reception March 23 at the gallery, 109-A Kit Carson Road. For more info visit or call (575) 770-4463.

• The Paseo Project 2019 official call for entries closes at midnight Feb. 28. Learn more at The Paseo 2019 is Sept. 13-14, Taos. The Paseo Project is a 100 percent free art festival dedicated to bringing the art of installation, performance and projection to the streets of Taos. While The Paseo is free to the public, it costs a lot to pull off - for one important reason: all artists are paid for their work. If you are able, please donate to the cause. All contributions are tax deductible. The Paseo Project is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Donate by snail mail: PO.Box 1075, Taos NM 87571.

• The Taos Community Centers Artist Co-op is taking applications for a new artist who can work in the shop two and a half days a month, pay a small membership fee and percentage of commission on sales. For an appointment, call Effie Romero at (575) 751-1014 or (575) 741-6430.


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