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Artist Talk: "A Life in Color" with Marise Riddell is Thursday, (Aug. 12), 4-5 p.m. | Riddell speaks about her exhibition, FLEETING, showing in TCA's Encore Gallery. Riddell holds a BA in Art History and an MFA in studio art. Taos Center for the Arts theater, 145 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos. Call 575-758-2052.

Creative Taos August Window Display is filled with quirky fiber pieces by local craftsperson Nina Sampsel. Creative Taos provides a selection of art supplies charms, tile, stencils and much more to support artists' creativity. Formerly named Moxie Fair Trade, for more, email ninasampsel@gmail.com.

CALL FOR ENTRIES

Aug. 15 Deadline: Three-County Mural Call. First prize $4,000 contract; Second prize $3,000 contract; and Third prize $2,500 - each contract based on a $30 sq. ft. rate for Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area Center mural entries from Rio Arriba, Santa Fe and Taos artists. One drawing per county representing their respective community will be chosen. Entries must be readily adapted to either landscape or portrait configuration, and on three themes: Cradle of Settlement; Culture; Natural Resources. Submit drawings to P.O. Box 610 Española NM 87532. For more, see riograndenha.org.

46th Annual Taos Fall Arts Festival 2021. Taos County Artists entry Take-In Day is Friday, Sept. 17, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Runs Sept. 24 thru Oct. 4, at the Guadalupe Parish Gymnasium, 205 Don Fernando Street in downtown Taos. Festival theme is "Return to Earth, Water, Sky / Regreso a la Tierra, Agua, Cielo" in celebration of the 2020 50th anniversaries of the return of Blue Lake to Taos Pueblo and Earth Day. All two-dimensional and three-dimensional artwork is acceptable. All details at taosfallarts.com. Submission fee waived for artists who volunteer two hours or more in advance of the festival. To volunteer, contact Paul Figueroa 575-779-8579 or email paulcfigueroa@gmail.com.

Questa Crafts & Collectibles Market seeks artisans to sell their art, handcrafted jewelry and original creations, antiques, one-of-a-kind collectibles, on Saturdays at the Questa Visitor Center, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Contact Lynn, 575-586-2149.

MRM Museum Store seeks quality consignments. Call 575-758-4316 or email storemanager@millicentrogers.org.

ONGOING

Men with Candy. The "most unserious fine art in town!" in the studio across the courtyard from the Blumenschein Museum, 222 Ledoux Street, Taos. By appointment, call 775-388-2793.

The Secret Life of Plants and Other Adventures. Photographs by Taos artist and designer Gail Russell is on exhibit through Aug. 31. Hours 9 a.m-3 p.m. at The Farm House Cafe & Bakery, 1405 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, El Prado. Free. Call 575-776-8474.

Donna Clair is showing at Chimayo Trading Del Norte, #1 St Francis Church Plaza, Ranchos de Taos. Call 575-758-0504.

203 Fine Art. Work by Beatrice Mandelman and 'Michio Takayama: Three Decades in Taos,' now showing, at 1335 Gusdorf Road, Taos. Contact art@203finart.com; 203fineart.com, or 575-751-1262.

Taos Watercolor Society's new exhibit at the Taos Country Club continues through December 2021, at Taos Country Club, County Road 110. Contact, Diana Smith, 575-224-0062.

Harwood Museum exhibits include "Santo Lowride: Norteño Car Culture and the Santo Tradition"; and 'In the Sliver of the Sun,' featuring Bosnian-Herzgovinian artist Maja Ruznic's paintings. Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m., through Sept. 26, at 238 Ledoux Street. Contact 575-758-9826 or museumfoundation.org.

Millicent Rogers Museum & Store now fully open daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Showing 60 pieces from 29th National Pastel Painting Exhibition, located at 1504 Millicent Rogers Road. General admission $10; free for children (10 and under), members and veterans; and free admission Sundays for Taos County residents. For more, see pastelsnm.org, millicentrogers.org or call 575-758-2462.

Taos Art Museum at Fechin House. Current exhibit: "Through the Eyes of Fechin." Open Tuesdays thru Sundays, noon-4 p.m., at 227 Paseo del Pueblo Norte. Call 575-758-2690 or see taosartmuseum.org.

Taos Historic Museums (The Blumenschein Home and Museum and Hacienda de los Martinez ) now open daily, Monday- Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sundays noon - 5 p.m. For more info 575-758-0505, email info@taoshistoricmuseums.org; taoshistoricmuseums.org.

– Compiled by Virginia Clark

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