The multi venue exhibits at museums and the Taos Center for the Arts will still be open in January, so make a New Year’s Resolution to see Pressing Through Time–150 Years of Printmaking in Taos while you still have a chance. The exhibits have been a tremendous success, with good press coverage and significant numbers of visitors from near and far. A quick check of ZIP codes at one of the venues reveals that people interested in prints have come from all around New Mexico and the Southwest, as well as the West Coast, the Midwest, the Northeast, and the Southeast. While the exhibits have been open over the past 3+ months, there is a chance you may have missed some or all of this extravaganza of prints relating to the Taos Valley. Now is the time to come to Taos. And there’s an extra bonus for those who love to ski because Taos Mountain has a 76″ base, with 95″ of season total snowfall! Friends tell us the ski conditions have not been this good for at least 10 years.
At the Harwood Museum of Art you will find historic prints that are seldom seen by such artists as Gene Kloss, Howard Cook, and Andrew Dasburg, along with prints by artists that few people know spent time in Taos. If you knew that Mabel Dwight, Clay Spohn,
Frederick Monhoff, and Russell Vernon Hunter spent time here, go to the head of the class! Over at the TCA’s Encore Gallery you will find part of the contemporary prints selected by a nationally recognized jury, with the other part in the Fechin Studio at the Taos Art Museum at Fechin House. In Nicolai Fechin’s home the balance of the early prints still hang, with more surprises from the Prairie Printmakers who loved coming to Taos, all the way up through work by the Printmaker’s Guild that formed in North Texas in 1940. Meanwhile, at the Millicent Rogers Museum you will find prints by Fritz Scholder and R. C. Gorman being shown in the MRM’s beautiful museum converted from a gracious private home.
Most of the galleries noted on this web site have changed their shows featuring prints, but they still represent printmakers and always Stillhave works on paper to show you.