Gallery News

During the next two months watch DAFA as
we acquire new and bold works by eight powerful
contemporary artists.
Works by Sarah Stolar and Merlene Schain are arriving in July.
Kate Rivers and Christy Schwathe are already hanging proud in the gallery. The accumulation of new work culminates with a three day reception September 8-10. Previews available, the show is open now.

Sarah Stolar 72 x 72″ Oil on Canvas “Janet”

Carl Dahl

Merlene Schain 60 x 96″ Oil on Canvas “Once Peaceful”

Kate Rivers 61 x 71″ Collage on paper “Paradise”

Patrick Curtin 40 x 40″ Oil and enamel on Canvas “Crowd II”

Christy Schwathe 20 x 16″ Oil on panel “Agave Ovatifolia”

Peter Opheim 65 by 55″ oil on canvas 2015 “Untitled”(#282)
Peter Opheim, "Untitled", 65" by 55", oil/canvas, 2015 (#282)

David Mills 36 x 58.25″ Mixed media on wood “RUST IN PEACE No. 5”

Opera in the Gallery June 11, 2016

Taos Opera Institute performs at DAFA

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Taos Opera Institute and DAFA present
The Cantos de Taos singers 2016, June 11 5pm

Enjoy a FREE one-hour performance of the world’s most beloved opera arias
and Broadway tunes sung by accomplished artists from
the Taos Opera Institute.


Bronwen Forbay – Soprano



Andrew Craig Brown – Bass Bariton



Candace Carpenter – Mezzo Soprano



Eric Barry – Tenor


Paseo Pop-Up!
Artists, educators to share expertise in groundbreaking learning approach

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Tina Larkin Kate Czark works on her project with guest blacksmithing instructor Hunter Dahlberg.

A distinguished group of artists/educators in the expanding field of STEM education is collaborating on a Paseo Pop-up event entitled STEAM Frontiers: From New Mexico to the Edge of the Universe, to be held at David Anthony Fine Art (DAFA) on Saturday, June 20, 2015, starting at 1pm. Through interactive demonstrations and discussion, artists Andrea Polli, Agnes Chavez, and Christina Sporrong will introduce a learning approach that crosses the frontier between formal and informal learning, expanding the typical curriculum to include design and creativity.

STEM (acronym for the academic disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) programs nurture students to think critically and have an engineering approach towards real-world problems while building on their math and science base. By incorporating Art into the model, students learn to tackle real-world problems with a more integrative approach, hence STEAM.

STEAM Frontiers is part of New Media New Mexico 2015, founded by Currents in Santa Fe, and will showcase programs developed by each of the panelists that have successfully and ingeniously merged art and science into a twenty-first century learning prototype. Polli, Director of the Social Media Workgroup, a research lab at UNM that investigates social and ecological impacts of media technology, will lead the panel and discuss her integrative projects with students and Americorps volunteers engaging STEAM at The Paseo.

Chavez, who is Associate Director of The Paseo and the founder of STEMarts Lab specializing in collaborative youth projects fusing new media art and science, will be presenting her latest project entitled Projecting Particles. The artist will discuss outcomes of her physics-inspired projection art installation, which was invited to the 12th Havana Biennial, and her recent residency at CERN. Sporrong founded The Toolbox, a workspace for youth and adults that bridges new technologies with old world tools and shares it with the community of Taos. She along with her team member, Liz Neely, will share the latest news on Taos’ first Maker Space and how it will provide unique STEAM learning opportunities for the community.

Tina Mion, Live at DAFA

Click here to see her works

Tina Mion is describing The Juggler at the opening reception for her show, Carpe Diem, at David Anthony Fine Art November 22. Those in attendance interacted with her inspiration and process. We’ll keep you informed of future presentations, this show is up through March 1, with works remaining indefinitely.

Tina has provided original watercolor studies of The Spectacular Death Spoon series for purchase. She has never before offered the sale of her studies.

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Handcrafted furniture by David Mapes continues to be a mainstay of the gallery. Pictured is a custom media cabinet with hand-embossed hollyhocks in copper. Made in Taos.


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