By Janet Webb – June 17, 2016
Part II of BeyondTaos’s series* about Taos artists showing elsewhere includes Western art masters Bill Acheff, Walt Gonske, David Leffel, Sherrie McGraw, and Michael Stack in the Prix de West exhibition in Oklahoma City. In Colorado, the founders of SEED Sensorium and a few of their Taos friends exhibit in Seed::Disperse at the Dairy Arts Center in Boulder.
Ollie Bell shows a projection piece in Brooklyn NY based on the enjarre at Ranchos Church. And Debbie Long took Namia, her art trailer, to Chimento Contemporary in downtown Los Angeles. Pictures, times, dates,and locations follow below.
A call to Taos artists: let me know about your exhibits outside of Taos – where, when, and what you’re showing.
*Take a look at Taos Artists Exhibit Beyond Part I, posted in February.
Prix de West
June 10 – August 7, 2016
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City
1700 Northeast 63rd Street • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73111, 405-478-2250
Ninety-nine western painters are included in last weekend’s (June 10-12) Prix de West exhibition opening celebration. Five are from Taos. For over 40 years, the Prix de West exhibition and its awards have helped establish the careers of a select few artists across the country. Again this year, Taos plays a prominent role, in fact a Taos artist received one of Prix de West awards. Read on!
Bill Acheff, 4 pieces, 34 years in Prix de West exhibition
David Leffel, 3 pieces, 27 years in Prix de West exhibition
Recipient of the 2016 Prix de West Purchase Award for his portrait of Jonathan Warmday Coming, oil on canvas, 23 x 19 inches
Sherrie McGraw, 3 pieces, 22 years in Prix de West exhibition
Michael Stack, 4 pieces, 14 years in Prix de West exhibition
June 3 – July 4, 2016
McMahon Gallery at the Dairy Arts Center in Boulder
2590 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, 303-440-7826
Open daily 10 – 5:00pm. Closed Sunday and Monday
Artists’ Reception June 17, 5 – 7:00 pm
Curator Lee Lee explains the exhibition, which was germinated in Taos in 2009: “SEED is an interdisciplinary arts project exploring and celebrating the miracle of the seed. The SEED Mission is to encourage cross-pollination between the arts and sciences through fine art exhibitions and creative dissemination methods in combination with multi-sensory and educational SEED Sensorium. Visitors to SEED are invited to look through the lens of the seed to explore connections between art and science and their personal relationship to the natural world.”
SEED Taos Founders: Siena Sanderson, Claire Cote, Katie Woodall, and Mandy Stapleford. Other Taos artists in the show include Julia Ruth Claus, Peter Chinni, Linda Michel-Cassidy, Sybille Palmer, Merce Mitchell, Stephanie Lerma, Gretchen Ewert, and TJ Mabrey.
Debbie Long in Los Angeles
June 4 – July 16, 2016
Chimento Contemporary, 622 South Anderson Street, Space 105, Los Angeles, CA 90023 424-261-5766
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 4, 2016, 5 – 8:00 pm
Naima is a chamber of purple light and glass hidden inside a rusted trailer. Hundreds of handmade cast glass objects collect light from the sky. The interior transforms as light shifts throughout the day, sunrise to sunset.
Ollie Bell in Brooklyn
Soft & Hard with Oliver Bell, Georgia Elrod, Meredith Hoffheins and Rossana Martinez. Curated by Melissa Staiger
June 16 – July 16, 2016
The Trestle Projects, 400 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11215
Opening: Thurs. June 16th, 7 – 9:00 pm
Panel Discussion: Sat. June 18th, 3 – 4:00 pm
See more about Ollie’s projection piece, including a video, on BeyondTaos.