The Best of SouthWest ArtRed River & Taos
Escape to an Artists Paradise! Explore Landscape, Native and SouthWestern Art.
Red River and Southwest Art
Red River is steeped in the Southwest Art culture. Historically, Southwest Art referred to art created by Native Americans of the Southwestern, United States. This is still true, but it also includes art created by non-Native American artists and artisans of the region. The art is stylistically associated with traditional Southwest art forms such as painting, sand painting, basketry, jewelry, weaving, pottery, Kachina doll making and jewelry-making to name a few. Visitors to the Red River region will not have to travel far to take in the regional art scene.
Taos is Art
Taos is Art is a current installation around town. In fact, Taos has an enigmatic pull for artists all over the world. There are gallery openings, exhibitions and new tours in Taos almost every weekend. The Taos Arts Council brings them all together in the TAC Arts Events Calendar.
When it comes to galleries, here are some of our favorites.
Red River Gallery of Fine Arts
The Gallery of Fine Arts features the work of Kenneth Wyatt, Veda Wyatt, Jill Wyatt-Marshall and other regionally renown artists. Original works and reproductions include paintings, jewelry, sculptures and more.
210 Pioneer Road Red River, NM 87558
Wilder Nightingale Fine Arts Gallery
Wilder Nightingale Fine Art in Taos has been and continues to assist new and seasoned art collectors to acquire original art for over 28 years. The gallery represents over 35 Taos and regional artists. The original works are eclectic. Ranging from traditional Taos landscapes in oil, pastel and watercolor the gallery also offers a selection of contemporary and abstract styles. Leading artists such as Peggy Immel, Michelle Chrisman, BJ Briner, Valerie Graves, Jim Barker, Rory Wagner, and Stephen Day make this gallery a must-see when visiting Taos.
19 Kit Carson Rd, Taos, NM 87571
Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
A visit to the O’Keeffe Museum offers insight not only into the artist’s paintings but also her creative process and the light and landscape that inspired her. One of the most significant artists of the 20th century, Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) was devoted to creating imagery that expressed what she called “the wideness and wonder of the world as I live in it.”
The Museum rotates a changing selection of collections of over 3,000 works comprises 140 O’Keeffe oil paintings, nearly 700 drawings, and hundreds of additional works dating from 1901 to 1984.
217 Johnson Street, Santa Fe, NM
Enchanted Circle Pottery
Enchanted Circle Pottery is located in Taos Canyon, between Angel Fire and Taos, New Mexico. The studio and gallery are owned and operated by artists Kevin and JoAnne DeKeuster. The couple create a variety of functional and sculptural ceramic pieces. The most unique aspect of their artwork is that it is fired solely with wood. Wood firing, an ancient Japanese process, produces one-of-a kind iridescent colors.
26871 East US Highway 64, Taos, NM
ArtQuest features and sell pottery, paintings, and jewelry in the Village of Questa, New Mexico on the Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway. Art Questa is the showroom for the pottery of Sandra Harrington, including one-of-a-kind wood-fired lanterns, teapots, stoneware dinnerware, as well as unique home accents. Art Questa also features paintings in acrylics, oils, and watercolors by Roger Harrington.
2322 NM-522, Questa, NM 87556
The Harwood Museum of Art in Taos has a permanent collection of over 1,700 works of art (paintings, woodwork, tinware) and 17,000 photographic images. The collection dates from the 19th century to the present and reflects the multicultural heritages and influences of the Taos artistic community. The categories of works include: Hispanic, Taos Society of Artists, Taos Moderns, Contemporary, and Prints, Drawings and Photographs.
238 Ledoux St, Taos, NM 87571
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