About BeyondTaos’s New Face
Webb Design’s website about “navigating the cultural inroads of Taos and northern New Mexico” has made a big change, and I want to tell you about it.
Since its beginning in 1996 as TaosWebb.com, the site has reinvented itself many times in order to address the way people find information. Now, in March 2019, we are simplify the site to focus on two of the most visited sections: the art calendar and the blog. The site has ceased to be a directory of businesses and is simply “BeyondTaos Art Calendar and Blog.” Now that there are so many global websites that effectively connect travelers to resources in our area, a local portal website is no longer as necessary as it used to be. (Find travel-planning information directly from our communities’ websites.)
BeyondTaos continues to provide content about the arts and the cultural assets of northern New Mexico.
Janet Webb, March 2, 2019
About BeyondTaos Blog
Our Blog has been online since 2013. It’s a platform for stories about Taos and northern New Mexico with an emphasis on the cultures and history of this special place – and on Taos artists and on their artwork. A recurring topic in the BeyondTaos Blog is about Taos artists showing their work elsewhere. This is truly an art community, a place where artists live and work. Many Taos artists show and sell their work in art centers around the world.
About BeyondTaos Art Calendar
TaosArtCalendar.com was born out of our own personal need to know what’s happening tonight – this weekend – in the Taos art community, and around northern New Mexico’s cultural corridor. We wanted it on our iPad and iPhone, quick, easy, no frills, no cumbersome filters or searches. And we wanted a weekly emailed reminder of all art events in the next seven days.
We aggregate the calendars of three of Taos’s most active arts venues: Harwood Museum of Art, Taos Center for the Arts, and SOMOS, the literary society of Taos. Then, we built a fourth door for all Taos artists and galleries to post their events and exhibitions.
While no calendar is ever 100% complete (nor 100% accurate so be sure to check time and place if you’re traveling to Taos for a specific happening), this one comes directly from the sponsoring organizations.
To add your art events, exhibits, and workshops – free! – to TaosArtCalendar, go to the Submit a Listing page and just fill out each field. Be sure to link to the page within your website that describes/reserves your event.
Meet the communities that are part of the BeyondTaos Art Calendar.
About the Humans Behind This Site
BeyondTaos started in 1995 as TaosWebb.com, a project of Webb Design Inc. in Taos, New Mexico. The company was a design and marketing firm focused on print and web design for tourism destinations and the fine arts arena – museums, galleries and artists. In 2014 the website was renamed to better describe its purpose: to promote Taos and a dozen neighboring communities.
Webb Design closed in 2015 after 32 years of operation to allow Janet Webb the retirement she deserved. Now, Perry Penick and Mary Hanrahan have taken the reigns of the art calendar and given it new, improved functionality. Janet continues to edit the blog.
Contact Us editor@BeyondTaos.com