Current Exhibits

UNM Taos Student Art Show and Sale

Saturday, November 04, 2017 from 4 to 7pm.  Show ends Nov 25

“Communicating with student artists and listening to a student artist’s perspective strengthens the art community”, says David Mapes, owner of DAFA, “I look forward to long-term collaborations with the UNM Taos Art Department”. More


“Aloe”, Don Wallis, Oil on Canvas, 48 x 48″


“Skeleton Still Life”, Irene Laleuf, Oil Pastel on Raw Canvas, 48 x 48″


“Magic Eye”, Jan Dorris, Ceramic, 19″ Dia


“Scent Control 14″, Robert Parker, Embossed Chine-collé Monotype, Framed 17 x 13”

 

The University of New Mexico -Taos students are presenting artwork for the upcoming Art Show at David Anthony Fine Art, held on November 4th-25th, 2017. This Art Show is juried by author, curator, and founder of Freehold Taos Residency, Dr. Anna Novakov. Throughout November, a variety of selected artworks, including paintings, prints, ceramics and jewelry, will be exhibited in the gallery. In addition to hosting this student show, David Anthony Fine Art is generously donating a portion of all student artwork sales in support of the UNM-Taos Art Department.“We are very grateful for this opportunity for our student artists to present their artwork in a cutting edge professional gallery space”, says UNM–Taos Art Department Chair, Sarah Stolar. “Through this collaboration, these student artists are receiving an insight of professionalism in the art world. It’s a priceless learning opportunity.”

Gary Cook, a long-time art professor at UNM-Taos, expresses his passion and pride for all of the student artists attending UNM-Taos Art Department. “Our students’ artwork is incredible and each deserves a space in a gallery. We are so thankful to collaborate with David Anthony Fine Art and immerse our students into the art community.”
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Havana Hallelujah

DAVID SMITH-SOTO TO SHOW AT DAVID ANTHONY FINE ART

“Havana Hallelujah: From Hardscrabble Reality to a Vision in a Dream”

David Anthony Fine Art (DAFA), located at 132 Kit Carson Road, is pleased to announce its upcoming artist reception featuring the highly covetable street photography of David Smith-Soto, who is renowned for his intimate familiarity with the Cuban city.
The reception is scheduled for Saturday, September 23, from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
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Owner David Mapes noted that the inclusion of Smith-Soto in his roster of artists is not only a rare gallery opportunity to view this work, but also to marvel at the timeliness of the exhibition and its importance in today’s political dialogue.David Smith-Soto knew at a very early age that photography would always be a part of his life; looking through his old-school Brownie camera his nearsightedness faded away and brought clarity to his young eyes and to the streets of San Jose, Costa Rica, on which he lived.“I’ve had cameras with me ever since,” he said. “They truly are my eyes.”And what eyes they are. Still focused upon the street scene, his photographs–both in color and black and white–capture exquisitely wrought moments in time against a backdrop of the decaying elegance of Havana. The lives of the ordinary Habaneros, who display dignity and resilience despite decades-long chaos, are heartbreakingly real: sometimes gracious, often prosaic, but always authentic.

Smith-Soto and his wife, Zita, who is Cuban, have traveled multiple times to the island, and are deeply steeped in its culture. Today, in their roles as professors at University of Texas, El Paso, they are actively engaged in an internship program, which introduces students to this often mysterious locale. They are also engaged in the production of UTEP’s e-magazine, Borderzine, which give students an opportunity to voice issues concerning the U.S./Mexico border.

David Smith-Soto has enjoyed a stellar career, including that as a bilingual photographer, writer, editor, journalist, newspaper and public relations executives, and university professor. Smith-Soto also brings a rare affinity for the human condition, which is evident in his latest, important exhibition.

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Deborah Rael-Buckley

August 5 – October 28



Salvaged

New works by Kate Rivers

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“San Juan Canyon”  Mixed Media on Paper 2016  37 x 49″

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“Winter Aspens” Mixed Media on Paper 2016 21 x 24″

Rivers doesn’t burn books; she tears them to shreds!

David Anthony Fine Art presents Salvaged, a showing of great new works by Kate Rivers. Rivers collects materials such as fragments of maps, notes, old books, and other varieties of printed materials with which to create structurally dense yet ethereal collages. The pieces come together in fascinating compilations that evoke stories layered with the lives of others. And they are stunning works of art.

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“Endangered” Mixed Media on Paper 2016 36 x 41″



RANDOM VISIONS

Grand 3-day Reception Sept 8 -10

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PATRICK CURTIN

CARL DAHL

DAVID MILLS

PETER OPHEIM

KATE RIVERS

MERLENE SCHAIN

CHRISTY SCHWATHE

SARAH STOLAR




RANDOM VISIONS

PATRICK CURTIN

CARL DAHL

DAVID MILLS

PETER OPHEIM

KATE RIVERS

MERLENE SCHAIN

CHRISTY SCHWATHE

SARAH STOLAR

Kate Rivers
Carl Dahl
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David Mills
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Peter Opheim
Patrick Curtin
Merlene Schain
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Christy Schwathe
Sarah Stolar
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Eye of the Photographer

“Eye of the Photographer” opens on Saturday, May 28, 2016, with concurrent receptions at DAFA and Wilder-Nightingale on Kit Carson Road. The preview from 4:00 to 5:30pm is a Taos Center for the Arts fundraiser.  This will be followed by a public reception at both galleries from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. The show remains through July 04.

Terry Thompson “Garden Dreams”
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William Davis “Escher’s Windows”, Archival Pigment Print
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Chris Pulos “Eternal Return”, Silver Gelatin Print
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Steve Immel “One of the Flock”, Archival Pigment Print
Taos Plateau to Mogote

 


 

 Christy Schwathe’s Collector Preview

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“Mutual Innocence”  18 x 24″   Oils on Cradled Panel   $1800

 


“Agave Ovatifolia”  16 x 20″  Oils on Cradled Birchwood Panel  $1600

 

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“Raised by Hyenas”  18 x 24″  Oils on Cradled Birchwood Panel  $1800

 

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“Bat Woman”  12 x 24″  Oils on Hardboard, Framed  $1600

 


 

Taos Glass Expo

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TAOS EXPO A WINDOW ON WORLD OF GLASSMAKING

World class glass artists featured in vitreous showcase on Kit Carson Road

by Dena Miller

David Mapes of David Anthony Fine Art (DAFA) is pleased to announce the premier Taos Glass Expo, commencing on August 14, 2015, at DAFA, Copper Moon Gallery, Wilder Nightingale Fine Art, The Ranch at Taos and The Grand Bohemian gallery at El Monte Sagrado, all located on Kit Carson Road. The global delegation of internationally acclaimed studio glass artists included in the exhibition—representing the United States, Canada, Italy, Bulgaria, Japan, Finland, Denmark, and Sweden—exemplify the finest in glass art techniques, achieving both unparalleled vision and poetry.

The Taos Glass Expo originates from the successful Taos Art Glass Invitational whose fifth biennial was held in October, 2014. The Taos Institute for Glass Arts (TIGA), sponsor of the Invitational, has long been instrumental in creating excitement for studio glass and bringing Taos to the forefront of the studio glass movement. Mapes, a Board member of TIGA, expects the Expo will continue to fuel momentum with its high-season schedule. “Visitors to Taos who missed the biennial show will now have an opportunity at the Expo to experience for themselves a magnitude of works from around the world, each of unsurpassed quality,” he said.

“The glass artists represented at the Expo have chosen to remain in Taos because of its reputation as an glass art destination,” Mapes continued. “Many said their Taos experience has been the coup de grace of their careers. “We’re as pleased to have them as they are to be here.”

Among the scheduled Expo events are demonstrations by and discussions with various regional studio glass artists, which will coincide with the Taos Art Market’s hours on Saturdays, and will expand visitors’ knowledge and appreciation for the rarified methodologies of glassmaking.

Blown, cast, fused, slumped: through these exacting processes great artistry is created that sings with color and form, or whispers with the simplicity of reflected light. Cold work such as sandblasting, engraving, cutting, grinding, and polishing, may sometimes require a collaboration of artists to finish a single piece. It is no wonder, then, that glass remains today among the most expensive of materials. Yet no other material, across the ages, has elicited the same wonderment and delight.

Herb Babcock
Lachezar Dochev
Linda Ethier
Jennifer Halvorson
Jennifer Hecker
David Helm
Jönsson & Hunner
Janet Kelman
Samon Kalantari
Marty Kremer
Michèle Lapointe
Sini Majuri
Gerry Newcomb
David Patchen
Garrett Sadler
Paul Schwieder
Peter Wright
Hiroshi Yamano
Tim Yardic


TINA MION

New and selected works.

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Jacqueline Kennedy, the King of Hearts – Stop Action Reaction
177.8 x 142.2cm (70 x 56″)
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David Anthony Fine Art
132 Kit Carson Road, Taos, NM

 

TAOS ART GLASS INVITATIONAL

Exhibiting excellence and leadership internationally in the medium of glass.

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Jennifer Hecker


Exhibition: October 11, 2014 – November 09, 2014
Opening Reception: 4pm to 7pm
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Location: David Anthony Fine Art
132 Kit Carson Road
Taos, New Mexico 87571

Inspiring a standard of excellence, the Taos Art Glass Invitational sets the stage by exhibiting a group of master artists chosen through their sublime achievements in the media of glass.

DAFA is showing the works of 26 glass artists from Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Sweden, and the USA. The Glass Invitational includes seven Taos Galleries, 60 artists, and over 200 works representing 12 countries.

 David Patchen – USA

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Martin Janecky – Czech Republic
Peter Wright – USA

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Suni Rantasaari – Finland

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Jennifer Halvorson – USA

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Paul Stankard – USA

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Herb Babcock – USA

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Linda Ethier – USA

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LARRY BELL

New Contemporary Works


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EXHIBITION: Ongoing
LOCATION: David Anthony Fine Art
132 Kit Carson Road, Taos, NM

Larry Bell showing works from his Taos studio.


 

THE BEATLES BY MIKE MITCHELL

Heading for the Light


Ringo Starr, Washington Coliseum 2/11/64

Mike Mitchell


EXHIBITION: Ongoing through 2014
LOCATION: David Anthony Fine Art
132 Kit Carson Road, Taos, NM

Iconic black and white photographs of The Beatles’ memorable Washington D.C. performance in 1964.
Click here to view the complete Beatles exhibition, including sizes and prices. Available for purchase online.