17th Annual Miniatures Show and Sale

 

"Taos Light" by Chris Morel

Each year, the museum puts out an open call for all Taos County artists to submit works for this popular annual event.  The staff of the museum selects the best submissions for the show that fit within our strict criteria for acceptance.  For example, all works must be “miniature” or 100 square inches, meet museum quality standards, be original, less than a year old, and not have been shown in any other exhibit.   I am featuring just a small selection of the over 200 works that will be in this year's show, but be sure to visit our Facebook and Instagram pages to see even more artwork.

"Checkered White Butterfly" by Holly Sievers

This annual event is a local favorite and demonstrates the museum’s ongoing commitment to supporting the local arts community of Taos as well as fulfilling our mission of sharing and celebrating the arts and cultures of the Southwest.  When the museum was recently awarded reaccreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded to the nation’s museums, the Millicent Rogers Museum’s role within its community was noted as a highly admirable trait.  The Minis event in particular supports both the museum and the local arts community during the slow season in Taos.  All works are available for sale, prices are set by the artists, and we split all sales 50/50.  

"Morada at Dusk" by Peggy Immel

The opening reception is scheduled for Friday, February 8th from 5:30-7:30.  Tickets for opening night are $15 per person or $10 for members and can be purchased on the museum’s website, by phone at (575)758-2462, in the museum store, or at the door.   If you can't make it to opening night, the show and sale will remain on view until March 3 and we are always happy to ship purchases if you see something online that you simply have to own.

"Peaceful Moment" by Joan Malone

Competition can be fierce on opening night as this event presents a unique opportunity to purchase a modestly-priced artwork by popular Taos artists while supporting the Millicent Rogers Museum.  It is also a great way to add to your art collection no matter how full your walls have become by living in such a rich artistic community since each work is miniature.  The museum’s board of trustees will also award a Best in Show piece and attendees on opening night can vote for the People’s Choice Award in three separate categories: 2-D, 3-D and jewelry.  All artworks included in the show will be on view on the museum’s website and can be purchased online after opening night.  I always look forward to this event, but am especially excited about a portrait of a certain museum director . . .

"The Museum Director--Caroline Jean" by Robert Cafazzo

 

Thanks for reading and I look forward to seeing you at the museum!

 

Dr. Caroline Jean Fernald

Executive Director