Taos Plein Air Painters Post COVID Emergence Show. This annual show is now back and runs through Sunday (Aug. 8), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. An artist reception will be held Friday (Aug. 6), from 5-7 p.m. Come meet the artists and enjoy some refreshments. At Stables Gallery, 133 Paseo del Pueblo Norte. For more information, call 360-223-8101.
TCA Exhibits: "FLEETING" by Marise Riddell, opens Thursday (Aug. 5), hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. This collection of paintings was inspired by the landscape and cultures of Taos, on view in TCA's Encore Gallery, at Taos Center for the Arts, 145 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos.
29th National Pastel Painting Exhibition On view daily at Millicent Rogers Museum, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Visit the online exhibition to see paintings by the full roster of pastel artists, at pastelsnm.org). Millicent Rogers Museum, 1504 Millicent Rogers Road, El Prado. Admission free to members, veterans and children; $10. Call 575-758-2462.
CALL FOR ENTRIES
Charles Collins Call for Artists. The Charles Collins Gallery on Taos Plaza still needs a couple more artists works to hang on its walls. To apply for this great opportunity, call Charles at 704-254-5753.
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. Selection is Aug. 15, 2021. For more, see riograndenha.org.
Questa Crafts & Collectibles Market seeks artisans to sell their art, handcrafted jewelry and original creations, antiques, one-of-a-kind collectibles, 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 email@example.com.
29th National Pastel Painting Exhibition, showing 60 pieces at Millicent Rogers Museum, 1504 Millicent Rogers Road. Store and museum fully open, 11 a.m-5 p.m. 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.
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, 9 a.m-3 p.m. at The Farm House Cafe & Bakery, 1405 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, El Prado. Free. Call 575-776-8474.
Michelle Tsosie Sisneros is showing at Chimayo Trading Del Norte, #1 St. Francis Church Plaza, Ranchos de Taos. Call 575-758-0504.
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 First Fridays Free After Five. Exhibits include “Santo Lowride: Norteño Car Culture and the Santo Tradition”; and ‘In the Sliver of the Sun,’ featuring Bosnian-Herzgovinian artist Maja Ruznic. Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m., through Sept. 26, at 238 Ledoux Street. Contact 575-758-9826 or museumfoundation.org.
Taos Art Museum at Fechin House. Current exhibit: “Through the Eyes of Fechin,” 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 call 575-758-0505, email firstname.lastname@example.org; or see taoshistoricmuseums.org.
– Compiled by Virginia Clark