This afternoon I dropped off a couple of pieces (shown) for the Taos Fall Arts Festival. In which I was chosen to be part of the "Taos Select". A juried competition exclusive to resident Taos New Mexico Artist. I am honored and actually surprised that the jury chose my rather Non-Taos like work. I purposely submitted some of my most challenging images to submit. Because in the past there has been some controversy about the medium I work in and my methods of production. I just don't fit the mold as outlined in their still antiquated submission form.
Now I'll be THE FIRST TO ADMIT that my work is not every bodies cup of tea. I only produce artwork that I would love hanging over my couch! But alas and probably because of the impressive caliber of the now independent jury, I am proud my work will show along side some very mainstream and well known Taos Art Illuminaries.
So come to the opening reception as I once again "SHOCK and AWE" this Hi-Brow Institute and Taos’ oldest running Art Festival.
This Friday night (Sept. 23rd) 6-8pm
From the TFA Website:The Taos Fall Arts Festival
is excited about this year’s Taos Select, formerly titled “Taos Invites.” There have been significant changes to the submission method over the last two years. The board was in favor of a more inclusive and fair selection process. All artists in Taos County wishing to be a part of the largest art festival in the area were invited to submit their works online for the first time. Artists were asked to submit the actual works to be shown at the festival and not a body or style of work.This Year’s jurors were:
Shanan Campbell Wells, EDAC, is Principal and Creative Director of SCW Art Consulting, a firm specializing in creating unique aesthetic environments through art. Shanan is current director of Sorrel Sky Gallery in Durango, CO.
Stephanie Magdziak received an MFA in printmaking from Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA. She is presently producing figurative bas-reliefs. “I am a representational artist with experience in drawing, printmaking, painting and sculpture."
Kevin Macpherson is of the country’s leading plein air painters, he is highly respected among collectors and fellow artists alike. Kevin is a popular instructor, guest lecturer, and art juror throughout the country and abroad.
We are pleased with their choices: Visit the TFAF blog
for a listing of the artist in this years Taos Select Show including images of their work.