VISUAL ARTS HIGHLIGHTS CREATIVE EDGE
In a story titled “Of stone and leather, paint and clay” in the Thursday (March 8) edition of Tempo, Kathleen Michaels of Millicent Rogers Museum was misidentified. Michaels was co-curator of the sixth annual Taos Pueblo Artists Winter Showcase Friday through Sunday (March 9-11). A corrected version of the story is online at taosnews.com.
TAOS SCULPTOR HAS SANTA FE SHOW
The works of Taos sculptor Hank Saxe are being shown at the Peters Projects gallery in Santa Fe in an exhibit titled “unNatural Landscapes” from Friday (March 23) through May 25.
The artist will attend the opening reception Friday from 5-7 p.m. and will give a talk on his work Saturday (March 24) at 2 p.m. at the gallery located at 1011 Paseo de Peralta in Santa Fe.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Saxe has been a resident of Taos since the early 1970s. Saxe has worked in industrial and commercial ceramic production and has always remained connected to the soul of his environment, New Mexico, with an appreciation of natural geologic formations and the Northern New Mexico desert landscape. This combination of his technical knowledge and love of his environment are the underlying theme to this artist’s work. Saxe’s small-scale sculptures recall rock-like formations, but with an almost other-worldly quality, likely stemming from his idiosyncratic blends of natural clays and synthesized substances seemingly not of this earth. Always investigating new technologies in a landscape of the Southwest, this body of work brings together many years of experiences, observations and investigations.
Hank Saxe has had numerous solo exhibitions throughout the Southwest. Among many museum collections his work is in the Anderson Foundation for the Arts in Walla Walla, Washington, and the Harwood Museum of Taos, NM. He has also received Art in Public Places commissions in Tucson, Arizona, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Las Vegas, Nevada, among others. Call (505) 954-5748 for more information.
CALLS FOR ENTRY
Taos Artist Collective is interviewing new artist members for this gallery located near historic Taos Plaza at 106 Paseo del Pueblo Norte. Call Lois Fernandez (575) 770-9950.
Arte de Descartes XVIII is calling out to artists for our 18th annual juried recycled art show. This year’s jury will be artists Joel Lage, Robin Stanaway and Debra Villalobos. Deadline for entries is August 1. To download prospectus go to whollyrags.org or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Wholly Rags P.O. Box 1051, Ranchos de Taos, NM 87557. Prospectus can also be picked up at Wholly Rags, 1337 Gusdorf Road Suite L. Call Melissa Larson (575) 751-9862 for more information. The 44th annual Taos Fall Arts Festival is announcing its 2018 Call for Poster Artist. All Taos County artists and artists exhibiting work in a Taos gallery are invited to submit their work online for this year’s poster award. The winning artist will receive $500 and have their art printed on all advertising and collateral promotional materials. The show theme is “Beyond the Horizon, Más Alla del Horizonte.” The poster submission is open to all styles and media. For information and guidelines, go to TaosFallArts.com. Deadline is March 31, 5 p.m.
Taos Center for the Arts is calling for entries to its Members Open. Submitted work must be 20-inch square, finished or framed with a math and music theme, which can be interpreted literally or abstractly. It can combine math and music as integrated concepts or two separate concepts. Shared ideas and completed projects to date promise for an exhibition not to miss. All media is eligible. Delivery date is Monday, April 16 from 10 a.m.-noon. All works will be exhibited in the Encore Gallery.
New Mexico Potters and Clay Artists invites entries to Celebration of Clay
2018, “Contemporary Ceramics: Informed by Tradition.” The show is set for May1-30 in Kit Carson Road galleries: Copper Moon, Total Arts, David Anthony Fine Art and Wilder Nightingale Fine Art. For more information, to enter this self-juried members show, or to join NMPCA, go to nmpotters.org., contact [email protected] nmpotters.org or call Seri Kotowski (575) 758-7029.
Taos Center for the Arts in partnership with The Gender Sexuality Alliance of Taos High School and The Dreamtree Project announces a call for entries for youth ages 19 and under for an LGBTQ+ Youth Art Exhibition titled, “Love Who You Are, Love Who You Want.” This juried pop-up exhibition will be in The Encore Gallery April 2-5. Exhibition is open to all two-dimensional media forms, and entrants may submit up to three works of art. Art must be professionally mounted or framed and ready to hang (support for framing is available), and no wider than 30 inches framed. For more information and to submit entries, go to tcataos.org/entries/add_entry. Taos Art Insurgency is a national juried show that 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? David Anthony Fine Art, Wider Nightingale Fine Art, and Greg Moon Art of Taos host this national show in conjunction with the Taos Spring Arts Festival. The show will run April 21-May 12 with an opening reception on April 21. Entries are being accepted in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, mixed media, fiber arts, digital printed media and assemblage. Entry deadline is midnight April 5. View details online at gregmoonart.com/ links. All entries must be entered through the callforentry.org platform. The Harwood Museum of Art’s Spring Exhibition titled “Work by Women’”that opened Feb. 10 will include a “Selfie Project.” The museum is asking women in the arts who are residents, visitors and lovers of Northern New Mexico and who are 18 years or older to submit their selfies before May 13 to be included in an online gallery. Take the photo with a cell phone, computer, camera, tablet and send up to 5, jpg images to Har[email protected] Email [email protected]woodmuseum.org or call (575) 758-9826 ext.109.
Taos Community Center’s co-op located in the Historic Taos County Courthouse on Taos Plaza seeks a new clay artist. The co-op carries 22 artists at this time and wants to add a potter to the group. The co-op is located at 121 North Taos Plaza. Contact Effie at (575) 751-1014 for details.
Iconic images and new works from northern New Mexico and southern Colorado are featured in “Out and About,” a photography exhibition of works by Geraint Smith. The show is at the Taos Art Museum at Fechin House, 227 Paseo del Pueblo Norte. “‘The banquet is spread constantly, with no thought of whether anyone will attend. If I were receptive enough, perhaps I would see it in everything. But I’m not, so photography is one of the tools I use to help me concentrate, to help me see deeply, to block out all that is extraneous and see that which is essential.’ Words close to my heart from photographer Dewitt Jones,” Smith says in a press release. For more information, call (575) 758-2690 or visit taosartmuseum.org.
A quilt exhibit is open at the Old Taos County Courthouse. The work is done by about a dozen Talpa women who have been meeting to practice their craft every week for 10 years. Meet the artists and find out how you can join. Sponsored by the Talpa Community Center Association, the exhibit is open from noon to 5 p.m. from Saturday (March 10) through Thursday (March 31) noon-5 p.m. Venue is at 121 North Taos Plaza, Taos. Free admission. Call (575) 751-1014.
Studio 107-B is exhibiting “Sisterhood” Saturday (March 10) through April 15. Thirty-five artists have work in the show, including Lisa Burge, Deborah Rael Theresa Gray, Juanita Jaramillo Lavadie, Nicki Marx, Iva Morris, Gina Ortiz, Reina, Sharon Dry Flower Reyna and Anais Rumfelt. For more information, email mayetor[email protected] “Work by Women” continues at The Harwood Museum of Art until May 13. Included are rarely shown works by women from the museum collection. The museum curators, Judith Kendall and Janel Webb write, “Our goal is to reveal a visual narrative of aesthetic continuity, from Catharine Critcher, the only female to be invited into Taos Society of Artists, to the social commentary of Erin Currier.” The museum is located at 238 Ledoux St. in Taos. For more information, call (575) 758-9826 ext. 109.
“The Art of Nonviolence: TCA Exhibit at the Encore Gallery” continues, presenting images created by Taos middle and high school students in response to the theme of how violence has affected them. The exhibit continues through the end of March. Taos Community Auditorium, 145 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos. Free. Call (575) 758-2052.
“Field of Possibilities,” an exhibit by local artist Jameson Wells, is in Studio 238 at the Harwood Museum of Art, 238 Ledoux Street. Wells’ collages include remnants of canvas rolls, old jeans, random cut paper and fabrics, pieces of manufactured borders, rickrack, lace, selvages, seams and edges. For more information, contact the Harwood at (575) 758-9826 ext. 109 or go to harwoodmuseum.org. Artist Benito Trujillo has nine paintings on display at the Medley Restaurant dining room, 100 State Road 150, north of Taos Tennis at Quail Ridge Condominium Resort. Call (575) 776-8787 or email trujilloart[email protected]hoo.com.
“UNTITLED NO. 6, 2017” by Taos artist Hank Saxe, on view as part of “unNatural Landscapes” at Peters Projects in Santa Fe.