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Seven self-guided artist studio tours are top-of-the-list for fall visitors to Taos and northern New Mexico

NCNM_map03.PDF“Leaf-peeping” is one of the top reasons to visit northern New Mexico in the autumn. Another is visiting artists’ studios.

Taos and a few of its neighboring villages have a fall tradition of hosting self-guided tours of local artists’ studios, artist who are, most of the year, quite private. Visitors have the opportunity to watch the artists at work, ask questions and buy direct from the source. Most of these tours are on the weekends during September, October and November from 10:00am to 5:00pm, but check each website for particulars. (click for printable PDF of map)

Here’s a whole lot of information, including almost 300 artists’ names and mediums, to help you start planning your explorations of the art villages of northern New Mexico. Enjoy the fall colors, too!

Taos Artist Organization (TAO) Studio Tour

September 3, 4, and 5, 2016
TAO is a non-profit organization formed in 2007. The group’s objective is to act as a social connection for artists in the Northern Mexico area, bringing together a wide diversity of talent and mediums, and to continue the tradition of an annual studio tour in the Taos area, the heart of the original artist colony. Member artists working in a variety of mediums open their studios and encourage the public to enjoy the activities planned for Labor Day Weekend.
Visit website or email taosartistorganization@gmail.com
See studio tour map.

Anna Magruder

Anna Magruder

2016 TAO studio tour artists
Peter Chinni
Bob Cooley
Diane Cole
Carol DeMarinis
Jan Dorris
Jane Dunlap
Roy Dunlap
Peggy Griffey
Mari “Mud” Hawkes
Mary Beth Hill
Inger Jirby
Live Johnson
Danielle Kennedy
Jeremy Landau
Ron Larimore
Caren Lobber
Dennis Luftig
Sylvia Luftig

Jan Dorris

Jan Dorris

Anna Magruder
Scott Messick
Ty Minton
Tom Noble
Janet Price
Laura Quilligan
Linda Rauch
Anita Rodriguez
Taos Studio Works
Maureen Tibbs
Krysteen Waszak
555 Taos

Chama Valley Studio Tour

September 3- 4, 2016
Chama is 67 miles northwest of Taos. The hour-and-a-half drive takes you through gorgeous mountain scenery. Consider staying over for a ride on Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad! The studio tour includes 25 locations along Hwy 64/84 in northern Rio Arriba County, 10-5:00pm. Artists open their studios to display and sell painting, sculpture, jewelry, glass, metal and fabric art directly to the public. The area has long been known for its community of traditional weavers. 575-756-2542
Visit website or call 575-756-2542
See studio tour map.

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Manfred Rapp

2016 Chama studio tour artists
Avonna Lee Anderson, Paintings and Prints
Roxanna Bayer, Knit Clothing
Diana Bryer, Prints
Tony Butler, Ceramics
Cathy Cardin, Fiber Art
Mary Cardin, Watercolors
Thomas Cardin Jr, Pen and Ink Drawings
Chama Trading Post Gallery
Cindy Cotner, Paintings
Paula Devereaux, Painting & Sculpture
Ceci Devereaux White, Jewelry
Louella Dove, Fiber Art, Tote Bags & Flowers
Miguel Duran, Fine Art Photography

Tierra Wools

Tierra Wools

Jim & Dorothy Elliott/Eastridge, Woodwork, Jewelry, Crosses
Alyce and Keith Elliott, Bead work
Alan Feia, Stained & Fused Glass
Ruben Hernandez, Photography
Jolene Jessie, Paintings
Virginia Marshall, Quilts
Isaac Martinez, Painting and Drawing
Bobbi Mason, Metal Art
Margaret Noe, Handmade chain, Jewelry
Manfred Rapp, Oil Painting
Diane Walton Reitz, Painting and Drawing
Leonard Slock, Sculpture, Drawings
Beverly Timm at La Zorra Glassworks , Jewelry, Glass work
Tierra Wools, Traditional Northern New Mexico weavings

Rio Costilla Studio Tour

September 9, 10, and 11, 2016
This art village is 20 miles north of Questa (which is 24 miles north of Taos Plaza making this a 44-mile drive), on the New Mexico/Colorado border just north of Taos. The 23 artisans in this tour’s work includes painting, print-making, photography, bronze sculpture, wood and stone carving, fine and rustic furniture, ceramics, and even African drums. Extend your visit by attending the NeoRio contemporary art event at Wild River Area on September 17, 5-9pm.
Visit website or call 719-480-4661
Studio Tour brochure

Motte Thomas

Motte Thomas

2016 Rio Costilla studio tour artists
Karen Ahlgren: Watercolors
Mara Cibis, Multimedia
Nancy De Herrera Crochet: Photography
Christina Duran: Painting
Kirk Fishburn: Sculpture
Matthew Gonzales: Sculpture
Yaya Karahkwahawahawi: Painting
Jane Kircher: Glass Artist
Lynn Kircher: Sculpture
Lou McCall: NeoMimbreno Designs
Karen McCurtain-Blair: Watercolors

Kathryn Vinson Tatum

Kathryn Vinson Tatum

Evy McLean: Painter & Printmaker
Randy Pijoan: Paintings
Maggi Rankin: Ceramics
R.C. Santistevan, Paper and Metal Sculptures
David Satrun: Woodwork
Michael Schraud: Woodwork
Swift Seed Company: Wildflower Seeds
Motte Thomas, Fine Artist
Kathryn Vinsom Tatum, Paintings
Steve Waldrip: Paintings
Sarah Welch: Ceramics
Byron Williams: Gourds and Musical Instruments

High Road to Taos Art Tour

September 17-18 and 24-25, 2016
The High Road to Taos ends (or begins, depending on your perspective!) in Ranchos de Taos, three miles south of Taos Plaza. The entire tour encompasses about 45 miles, one way, through the most spectacular, lush, mountains and valleys in the state. The trail runs through a string of small farms and tiny Spanish Land Grant villages including the artist communities of Penasco, Los Ojos, Truchas, Las Trampas and Chimayo. Painting, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, weaving, wood carving, food, fun, and more are offered up by over 100 artists, represented at 35 sites.
Visit website or call 888-866-3643
See studio tour map

Jean Nichols Penasco

Artist Jean Nichols at Art for the Heart, Penasco

2016 High Road artists and galleries
Art for the Heart Gallery
Atelier Ceque
Bill Loyd/Anna Karin Studio Gallery
cARTography by Blair Brown
Casa Sandoval
Centinela Traditional Arts
Charlee Newman
Donna J. Caulton
eL Gallery & Studio
Frank McGuire Gallery & Studio
Garcia Spanish Colonial Arts

Chimayo Weavers

Chimayo Weavers

Gaucho Blue Fine Art Gallery
Ghost Pony Gallery
The High Road Art Gallery
Isabro Ventura Ortega
Chris Morel Studio
Judith Hert Studios
Ken Massey
Leigh Gusterson
Leroy Fresquez, Jr.
Mesdames Carton
Montez Gallery
Ojo Sarco Community Center
Ojo Sarco Pottery
Ortega’s Carvings

Leigh Gusterson

Leigh Gusterson

Oviedo Carvings & Bronze
Penasco Community Center
Priscilla Walsen Jewelry
Rancho Surreal
Reviving Ancient Ways
Sabinita Lopez Ortiz
Sally Delap-John Fine Art
Spanish Colonial Artwork
TDLT Fiber Artists
Traditional Chimayo Weavings

El Rito Studio Tour

October 1-2, 2016
This art village is located between Ojo Caliente and Abiquiu (home of Ghost Ranch) on NM Hwy 554, 55 miles west of Taos Plaza. The scenic drive takes you through O’Keeffe Country and gives you a chance to soak in Ojo Caliente‘s mineral spring hot pools before or after you meet the artists. Be sure to treat yourself to Death by Chocolate at the El Rito Public Library and enjoy award winning green chile dishes at the village restaurant.
Visit website or call 505-581-4679

Julie Wagner

Julie Wagner

2016 El Rito studio tour stops
El Rito Quilters Guild, fiber arts
Emmy Cheney, pottery
Community Artist Mercado
Julie Wagner, paintings, handmade books, ravens
Molly Hennerty, fine jewelry
Karen Sexton, paintings, monoprints, drawings
Mike Sutton, paintings
Vanderbrook Studios, drawings, pottery, paintings, prints
David Michael Kennedy and Jacquelyn Rei, fine art photography
Jan Bialka, paintings and sculpture
Kathryn Woodyard, fiber arts
Barbara Campbell, pottery
Dean Schroeder, wooden bowls, sculpture
Michaelm, handmade instruments
Mark Tull, photography, paintings
Ted Harsha, photography
Tracy McBride, paintings
Ann Taylor-del Valle, garden art, stained glass

Karen Sexton

Karen Sexton

Chair by Paula Masters Travis
Carmen Campos, tin art
Vincent Campos, retablos
Cipriano Vigil, musical instruments

Jane Kramer, hand-printed calendars
Serena Eckert Wright, paintings
Nicholas Herrera, retablos, bultos, recycled art
Paula Masters Travis, recycled art, furniture
Jan Bachman, drawings, paintings, cards, books, prints
Tom Quinn Kumpf, fine art photography
Larry Sparks, paintings, sculpture

Abiquiu Studio Tour

October 8, 9 and 10, 2016
Abiquiu is 15 miles southwest of El Rito and can be reached from Taos by several roads, about 60 miles one way. You’ll explore the glorious Chama River valley with its golden cottonwoods and mountain vistas. Be sure to visit Ghost Ranch Retreat Center while in the area. This tour always happens on Columbus Day weekend and in 2016 will include more than 80 artists.
Visit website or call  505-257-0866
See studio tour map.

Ron Mohilian

Ron Mohilian

2016 Abiquiu Studio Tour artists
Goldie Benson, ceramics, poetry
Carol Bondy, ceramics, gift soaps, upcycled products
Ron Cox, journey art
Shirl Klein, Rio Grande weaving
Mary Pahl, weaving, beadwork, fiber arts
Grizzly, Photography
Ron Milhoan, paintings, mixed media
Jennifer Ng, quilts, home decor
Steve Ng, sculpture
Lynn Anderson, abstract drawings

Armado Lopez

Armado Lopez

Lisa B. Baker, sacred journey paintings, gourds
Jim Baker, sacred art
Paul Basile, Paul Basile Photography
Jaye Buros, paintings, jewelry
Hippie Chick Designs, jewelry & fashions
William Page, paintings
Stonetrigger Press, printmaking
Steven H. Williams, mixed media paintings, sculpture
Djann Hoffman, ceramic & wood
Isabel Jewell, painting, mixed media
Paula Narbutovskih, fine art
Keltah Narbutovskih, beaded jewelry
Renata Z, knitwear
Debra Fritts, one of kind mixed media
Frank Shelton, painting and sculpture
Bruce Nelson, paintings
Sam Brown Art & Design, paintings & prints
Cindy Harris, glass jewelry, copper jewelry, clay sculptures
Ginger Legato, sculpture/prints/drawings
Susan Schuler, abstract, mixed media

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Susan Kahn

Jacquita Beddo, ceramic sculpture, micaceous tiles
Mike Beddo, fine wood working, jewelry, pens
Carl Johnson, furniture, woodworking
Mary Tindall, refurbished furniture, oil paintings
Gall Reln, oil paintings
Sandy Ballard, photography, mixed media
Sky Dog Studio, lamps, shades, tables
Purple Adobe Lavender Farm, lavender farm, tea house, labyrinth
Abiquiu Inn & Cafe Abiquiu, studio tour art exhibit
Christelle Burns, felted hats, lace shawls
Jack Franco, figurative & landscape oil paintings
Marcia Franco, beaded jewelry design
Nadina Barnes, dolls, hand dyed fabrics
Maryam Chudnoff, henna candles, henna body art, jewelry
Samia van Hattum, ceramics & mixed media
Taslim van Hattum, hand painted jewelry, homewares
Therese Baca, jewelry
Anthony Baca, micaceous potter
Katie Ortiz, paintings
Susan Kahn, paintings
Lu Lee, fine art printing & drawing
Melissa Willis, photography, acrylics, jewelry
Bernard Archuleta, flint knapping, handcrafted bows

Lu Lee

Lu Lee

Karl Archuleta, soap & bath products
Ann Lumaghi, rugs, shawls, linens, scarves
Bill Flusche, furniture, woodworking
Bosshard Gallery
Galeria de Don Cacahuate, contemporary wood carvings, folk art
The Rising Moon Gallery & Art Center, 60 local artists, art events & classes
Barbara Manzanares, hand dyed yarn, natural dyes & weavings
Santos of New Mexico
Debbie B. Carrillo, micaceous pottery
Sophie Garcia, traditional retablos
Leslie Green, abstract painting, oil, charcoal, pastel
Blythe Fowler, Jewelry Design
Mike Johnson, woodcraft artist
Vj of Abiquiu, fabric wall hanging, beaded jewelry
Isaac Alarid Pease, abstract landscapes, folk art paintings
Esthyr Adney, handmade soap & fiber arts
Louie Martinez, Spanish Colonial woodwork & art work
Shuttle & Wheel, useful textiles
Maria Dolores Maestas, traditional & contemporary tin work
Irene Montoya, tin work, straw applique, crochet
Amber Archer, non-traditional raku pottery
Marcie Coronado, semi-precious jewelry
Armando Adrian-Lopez, painting, 3D mixed media assemblage
Arin Bader, feathered gourd mask, watercolors
Stan Bader, birdhouses from native woods
Rick Blanchard, etchings, photography, paintings
Beth Ferguson, watercolors, acrylics, prints
Dennis Harris, stained glass creations
Dawn Sanders, micaceous clay art
J. Suris, mixed media sculpture

34th annual Dixon Studio Tour

November 5-6, 2016
Dixon is 26 miles south of Taos Plaza, just off NM Hwy 68. Over 40 artists and businesses will be participating in 2016. Artwork in a wide variety of media including paintings, prints, metalwork, jewelry, papier mache, ceramics, photography, weaving are viewable and purchasable. Shops and restaurants participate with offerings of produce, honey, herbs, wine and other local favorites. Maps available at the Library and Community Center.
Visit website or email info@dixonarts.org

Kay Weiner

Kay Weiner

2015 Dixon tour artists and galleries (2016 list has not been released yet)
Marilyn Price-Reinbolt,, paintings & ink drawings
Lee Akins, ceramic vessels
Betsy Williams, tableware
Mark Saxe/Southwest Stoneworks, stone sculpture, fountains, benches
Heather Lynn Howard, Rio Grande weaving
Sheena Cameron, ceramic sculpture, mixed media, raku horses
Miles Smith, pottery, dinnerware, sumi painting, clay art
Nicole DeMaret, jewelry
Rob Stout, fine woodworking
Judith Buffaloe, painter, printmaker
Kay Weiner, fine sculptural jewelry, sculpture
Steve Ebben, steel sculpture, copper fish & mobiles
Violet Hill, plants, paintings, sculpture

Cupism by Betsy Williams

Cupism by Betsy Williams

Gayle Fulwyler Smith, watercolor & oil paintings, drawings
Clayworks, functional & sculptural ceramics
Miya Endo, functional stoneware, fine raku pottery
Red Cat Studio, photorealism oil paintings
Mary Saunders-Rhodes, assemblages, paintings
Jennifer Goyette, textiles, printing
Lynn Elizabeth Alden, woodworking
Ron Monsour, organic photography
Al Tyrrell, functional stoneware and porcelain pottery
Tania Marines, floral creations, wildcrafted plants
Joan McDonald, mixed media, drawings
Embudo Fabric Design, potholders, t-shirts, totes
Ellen Schechner Johnson, clay & mixed media
Detour, fun & functional artwork in clay, wood & metal
Clarence Medina Studio / Gallery, plein-air oil paintings and micaceous pottery
Pollock Studio, textile and wood art
Judy Pearson Happy Rat Studio/Prairie Dog Tile works
Abby Mattison, sterling silver jewelry, paintings, etchings
Eli Levin , local landscape paintings
ManifeStation Arts, 4 studios and local artists, art, antiques

Please know that artists may change, check websites if that’s of concern to you.

Find maps of northern New Mexico and many of these villages on BeyondTaos.

 

 

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