Located in Northern New Mexico, Taos is
internationally famous as an artist's colony. The long
time home of Ms. Georgia O'Keefe (in nearby Abiquiu),
Taos is known for her architechture,her beautiful landscapes
and mountains and the unique and beautiful qualities of
Organized in 1992, The Taos National
Society of Watercolorists is dedicated to promoting
the production of professional quality watercolor on both
local and national levels.
In 1993, society members exhibited in a
group show that traveled to five museums and art centers
in West Texas. Exhibitions in Taos include those at the
Van Vechten-Lineberry Taos Art Museum, the Millicent Rogers
Museum, Kit Carson Museum's Hacienda Martinez, the Historic
Taos Inn, the Bareiss Gallery, the Stables Gallery, and
the Farnsworth Gallery.
Several educational programs were presented
by members of the group for the Millicent Rogers Museum
and the Kit Carson Museums. Teaching members of the society
conduct beginning and intermediate watercolor workshops
through the Taos Institute of Arts.
The Taos National Exhibition of American Watercolor, the
society's major project, is presented for the seventh
time in the year 2002. Local members may not enter this
competition, but do exhibit their work in a "host
exhibit" that accompanies the national show. The
Taos National Watercolor Honor Exhibition is held in some
years to recognize award winners of the Taos National
Signature membership in the group is limited
to artists living within the Taos area, and are selected
for membership by a jury of current members, and to national
artists who have work selected for the Taos National Exhibition
of American Watercolor for three years
Associate members are connoisseurs of the
Taos art community who are interested in furthering the
goals of the organization. They are invited to membership.
A Gallery of Work from The
Taos National Society of Watercolorists
C. J. Crawford -
Lori Malott - "Far
Nancy Lee Stewart - "Restless
- "Sunbreak at Water's Edge"
Chica Brunsvold - "Birdlam"
David Sprague - "Tanta"
K. C. Benson - "Canyon
Kathy Perry - "Grandmother's
Edwin Wordell - "Symbols