Art on the High Road

The annual High Road to Taos Studio Tour, now in its 20th year, ends (or begins, depending on your perspective!) in Vadito, at the far southeastern section of Taos County. The entire tour encompasses about 45 miles, one way, through the most spectacular, lush, mountains and valleys in the state. The trail links 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 37 sites.

At a glance:
September 16-17 and September 23-24
20th Annual High Road Art Tour, 10-5:00pm

Mural on NM 76 at the intersection of NM 75, the landmark for entering Truchas.

Below are BeyondTaos snapshots of High Road artists, murals, and scenery, taken in years past. And, a list of the artists participating in the 2017 art tour shown roughly in order of location, Chimayo to Vadito.

The potters at Ojo Sarco Gallery

Follow The Clay
Sculptural & Functional Ceramics, Mythic Themes, Archeological Artifacts, Nature & Human Figures
10 Rancho Hermanitos, Chimayo, 505.351.2462 |

Centinela Traditional Arts
Southwest Tapestry in the Hispanic weaving tradition of northern New Mexico
946 State Road 76, Chimayo, 505.351.2180

Bill Franke at Hande Arts Gallery

Oviedo Carvings & Bronze
Traditional woodcarving & contemporary bronze sculptures by Marco A. Oviedo
961 State Rd 76, Chimayo | 505.351.2280

Frank McGuire Gallery & Studio
Sculptures in Stone, Wood, & Bronze by gallery owner
1098 State Rd 503, Cundiyo, 505.351.2175, 2.5 miles North on Hwy 503 from junction with Hwy 98

eL Gallery during the 2015 tour

Sabinita Lopez Ortiz
Wood Carvings & Bultos. Also showing: Eluid Levi Martinez, Paintings
#9 County Rd 80, Cordova, 505.351.4572

David McCarthy
2-D and 3-D Mixed Media: Drawing, Painting and Sculpture
#9 County Rd 80, Cordova | 505.351.0014

Bill Loyd & Anna Karin Gallery
Recycled Steel and Fine Art
1612 State Rd 76, Truchas, 505.689.1090

Atelier Ceque
Oil paintings and drawings
1636 State Rd 76, Truchas, 707.217.1220

Jean Nichols at Art for the Heart

Isabro Ortega’s Carvings
Master Woodcarver: entire house chip-carved
#16 County Rd 74, Truchas, 505.689.2581

Cardona-Hine Gallery
Paintings, prints, sculpture, featuring artists: Alvaro Cardona-Hine, Marcia McEachron, and Barbara McCauley
82 County Rd 75, Truchas, 505.689.2253 |

Sally Delap-John
Plein air oil paintings
87 County Rd 75, Truchas, 505.689.2636

The potters at Ojo Sarco

eL Gallery
Vibrant Sur-Folk watercolor paintings – a collision between surrealism and folk art
95 County Rd 75, Truchas | 595.689.1018

Hand Artes Gallery
Folk & fine art: sculpture, paintings, ceramics, glass
#137, County Rd 75, Truchas, 505.689.2443

Ruzina Busch
Original, functional, one of a kind pottery
House 191, County Rd 0078, Truchas, 505.689.1027

Nick Beason at Gaucho Blue Gallery

Casa Sandoval
Hand crafted glass, jewelry, pottery, weavings, Truchas honey, Retablos
152 County Rd 75, Truchas, 505.331.0302

Judith Hert
Abstract paintings and prints
#74 County Rd 75, Truchas, 505.689.2104

High Road Art Gallery
A varied and large collection of local art
1642 State Rd 76, Truchas, 505.689.2689

A mural in Penasco near Sugar Nymphs

Jennette’s Weavings
Handwoven blankets in various colors and sizes
2264 State Rd. 76, Ojo Sarco, 505.689.2307

Charlee Newman Gallery
Oil and Pastel landscapes
2296 State Rd 76, Ojo Sarco, 505.557.3202

Ojo Sarco Pottery
Clay studio, Glass, Jewelry, Paintings
82 County Rd 0073, Ojo Sarco, 505.557.3254

Ojo Sarco Community Center
Art Glass, Santa Clara pottery, Jewelry, Quilts, Nature-dyed silk, Furniture, Paintings, Handcrafts and More!
159 County Road 69, Ojo Sarco, 505.689.1055

SilverWear Jewelry by Priscilla Walsen
Handmade silver and stone jewelry
34 County Road 69, Ojo Sarco, 505.689.2367

Reviving Ancient Ways
Mayan sculpture & pottery, copal; tablet-woven sashes and more
142 Forest Rd 207, El Valle, 505.689.1214

Rancho Surreal
Complex beaded jewelry; opals; gemstone boxes; kaleidoscopes
211 Forest Rd 160, Chamisal | 575.587.2237

Mesdames Carton
Whimsical design, furniture & lamps
271 Vallecito Rd Chamisal

Gifted Hands Studio
Fine tin work and metal work plus fine art prints & paintings
2722 State Rd 76, Chamisal, 575.587.1867

Donna J. Caulton
Acrylic paintings of clouds, birds, & other mountain magic
30 Plaza Rd, Chamisal, 575.587.2721

Garcia Spanish Colonial Arts
Retablos, Bultos, Handcarved Furniture
1325 State Rd 75, Peñasco, 87553, 575.779.1723, 505.423.4855

Peñasco Community Center
Adonias Dominguez, Diana Romero, Eloyda Romero, Alice – Norma – Angelina, Delores Elkins

TDLT Fiber Artisans
Weaving & Fibrework Studio & Gallery
14148 State Rd 75, Peñasco, 575.758.1730

Gaucho Blue Gallery
Contemporary art & fine crafts by outstanding local artists.
14148 State Rd 75, Peñasco | 575.587.1076

Art for the Heart
Fine folk and fiber arts, micaceous pottery, recycled art & more
14197 State Rd 75, Peñasco | 505.417.0155

Walking Woman Gallery
Watercolors, Oils, Acrylics, Silkscreens, and other fine art
14197 State Rd 75, Peñasco, 575.587.2889

Leigh Gusterson
Bold, colorful paintings of local landscapes
15091 State Rd 75, Peñasco, 575.779.5214

Joe B Ortega’s One of a Kind Carvings
Carvings – santos, bultos, and more
193 Upper Llano Rd., Llano. 575.587.1642

Blair Brown
‘cARTography’ – Bold contemporary canvases depicting topography of favorite mountains-commissions welcome!
USFS Peñasco Station, 15160 State Road 75, 830.708.4822

HRA Youth Art Show
Original works depicting healthy River Ecologies!
USFS Peñasco Station, 15160 State Road 75, 830.708.4822

Spanish Colonial Artwork
Spanish Colonial Retablos and woodcarvings
1851 State Rd. 75, Vadito, 575.587.2420

Chris Morel
Oil landscape paintings
5330 Highway 518, Vadito, 575.737.1042

Visit the organization’s website to see samples of each artist’s work.

Print a map of the tour (3.5MB PDF)

Tile-and-adobe mural in Penasco
Mural on NM 76 near Chamisal

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