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TAO tour on tap

TAO (Taos Artist Organization) registration now open for 13th Annual Labor Day Weekend Open Studio Tour. Promote artwork via shared website advertising, brochure, marketing and fellowship. Artists, art patrons and sponsors register at taosartistorg.org. For second-Wednesday Zoom meetings at 6 p.m., contact David@shutteringexperiences.com for info? Call Erica Wendell-Oglesby 505-264-9022, or Sweet, Marcie Brown 575-770-4687.

ENDANGERED Cheetahs

"The Edge" by Taos artist Kimberly Webber, is a Dedicated Edition, archival museum print on paper, created to benefit the world's wild cheetahs. Small, medium and large prints available, 70 percent of all the sales go directly to the Cheetah Conservation Fund. For more about the ENDANGERED global campaign and to purchase "The Edge" visit kimberlywebber.com.

CALL FOR ARTISTS

Artes de Descartes XXI calls artists working in all recycled mediums: cloth, paper, wood, metal, glass, plastic etc. for the 21st annual juried, recycled art show. Entry deadline Aug. 2, 5 p.m. View prospectus at whollyrags.org or send SASE to: Wholly Rags PO Box 1051 Ranchos de Taos, NM 87557, or stop by Wholly Rags, 1337 Gusdorf Road, Suite L in Taos. For more information, call Melissa 575-751-9862.

PAPNM (Plein Air Painters of New Mexico) socially-distanced painting in Jemez Springs, April 17-22, ending in a free-admission show at Jemez Fine Art Gallery, 17346 State Road 4 in Jemez Springs, April 24-May 7, 2021. Artist membership $40/year; event fee registration $41; limited spaces available. Visit PAPNM.org, Instagram: papnm01; Facebook: papnm.org; or YouTube: bit.ly/papnm.

Call for entries

$5,000 Taos Onstage-Award call for entries to free Playwriting Contest, open to any resident of Colfax, Mora, Río Arriba and Taos counties. Deadline is midnight MDT April 30. Made possible by contributions from the Taos Onstage supporters. See taosonstage.com/contest.

Ammann Gallery, a well-established art co-op gallery in business for 17 years in the John Dunn Shops, has an opening for a new member; involves one-day-a-week commitment to work this COVID-Safe Certified gallery. Applications with samples or photos of work accepted on any Friday, 120 Bent Street. Call 575-758-7450.

Volunteers sought for Taos Fall Arts Festival committees, Board of Directors and annual 10-day fall event. Dedicated to the celebration of all arts' expression. Contact president Paul Figueroa, 575-779-8579 or paulcfigueroa@gmail.com.

ONGOING

COVID-safety practices in place for capacity, masks and distancing.

'Jeff, Abby and Friends,' shows through April 24, work by talented local artists working in many media, including Abby Salsbury, Lee Akins, Marcia Oliver, Gretchen Ewert, Serit Kotowski, Kim Treiber, Joanne and Kevin Dekeuster, Hank Saxe, Alissa Mittl and Arizona artist Jeff Hughart. Located at 114 Este Es Road, Taos Ceramic Center's gallery hours are Thursdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesdays and Wednesdays noon-4 p.m.; closed Sundays and Mondays. Visit taosceramics.com/current-show

Taos Fall Arts Spring 2021 exhibit runs through April 30, and features 200 works by more than 100 artists residing in Taos or showing in a Taos gallery. The work is available for purchase and clickable for larger images; visit TaosFallArts.com. Happy spring and enjoy!

Youth exhibit 'Movement: Ripple, Wave, Vibration' - a show by Taos students grades 6-12, co-presented by Taos Ski Valley, Town of Taos Community Events, and Taos Center for the Arts, runs through April 30 at Encore Gallery, 145 Paseo del Pueblo Norte. Art pickup is Monday, May 3, 2-5 p.m. For information, email info@tcataos.org.

'Early Modern-Contemporary Taos' exhibit is at 203 Fine Art presents an exhibition which brings together modern and contemporary artists of Taos, in a celebratory show for the springtime. For more contact director Sylvie Mayer, art@203fineart.com 575-751-1262

Taos Pueblo artist Harriette Tsosie's "Journals and Diaries" of cold wax and oil-on-panel works are on view in "The Art of Quarantine," in gallery and online at Gallery With A Cause in New Mexico Cancer Center of Albuquerque; 40 percent proceeds help the center and defray uncovered insurance expenses. View at gallerywithacause.org.

'In the Sliver of the Sun,' features Bosnian-Herzgovinian artist Maja Ruznic's paintings through Sept. 26 at Harwood Museum, 238 Ledoux Street; museumfoundation.org.

Millicent Rogers Museum artist/Vista Grande art teacher Dawning Pollen Shorty's MRM students get materials and guest speakers series, including MRM Board of Trustees member David Anderson. Hours are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission free for members and children under 10; $1 (one dollar) for SNAP cardholders up to 5 guests; $10 for non-member adults; millicentrogers.org; 575-758-2462.

Taos Historic Museums hours are Friday-Monday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. To make donations, become a member or make a purchase, call 575-758-0505; taoshistoricmuseums.org.

- Compiled by Virginia Clark

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