Taos Art Museum August Night 2017 - Call For Artists

Taos Art Museum August Night 2017 – Call For Artists

The Taos Art Museum at Fechin House announces a call for artists for August Night 2017, an exhibition and auction. For more than a decade, this annual juried exhibition has attracted collectors from across the US.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 15 Apr 2017

August Night 2017 will showcase art that is inspired by the legacy of the renowned Russian émigré painter Nicolai Fechin, the heritage of the Taos Society of Artists, and the creative heritage of the Southwest.

Eligible media:

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Printmaking
  • Photography
  • Small sculpture

This year’s jurors are Dustin Belyeu, Director and Robert Carr, Assistant Director, Nedra Matteucci Galleries, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Accepted artwork will be promoted in the Museum’s press and program literature and online. Artwork will be on display in the historic Fechin Studio starting in June and sold at the festive August Night 2017 party and auction on August 26.

Taos Art Museum August Night 2017 - Call For Artists

About Taos Art Museum at Fechin House

Taos Art Museum at Fechin House is housed in the adobe home and studio that was hand-crafted by the renowned Russian émigré artist Nicolai Fechin from 1927 to 1933. Drawing on the crafts from his Russian childhood, Fechin hand-carved all the woodwork in the house and studio, from doors, lintels, posts, and corbels, to cabinets, chairs, benches, and cabinets, in an elegant harmony of Russian, Hispanic, Pueblo, and Art Deco styles that influenced Southwestern design forever after. The property is listed on both State and National Registers of Historic Places.

For an artist who met with international success early in his career and maintained a lifelong reputation as one of the finest portrait artists of his time, Nicolai Ivanovich Fechin (1881 – 1955) was an extremely private, retiring man. His emotive, vivid, and idiosyncratic art is based on a very personal frame of reference, even at its most academic. His practice was a blend of the finest Beaux Arts tradition of 19th-Century academic training and the personal intensity of a solitary individual.

The Museum’s art collection focuses on paintings of the Taos Society of Artists (1915-1927) and Taos Moderns. The patio garden and studio provide quiet space for reflection and inspiration. It features a free treasure hunt for children and project centers in the historic studio for visitors who wish to respond to the Museum with their own creative expression. The Museum is on the main thoroughfare through Taos within easy walking distance of the entire Historic District. Admission to Studio, Museum Store, garden, and grounds are free. Low admission to House includes exhibitions and tours.

About Nedra Matteucci Galleries

Since its founding in 1972, Nedra Matteucci Galleries has sought to expand and refine its diverse collection of important paintings and sculpture. Today, the gallery specializes in 19th and 20th century American art. This includes the Taos Society of Artists, artists of the American West, and masters of American Impressionism and Modernism. Leading contemporary painters and sculptors that represent modern western art comprise a key component of the galleries’ comprehensive collection.

For more information, contact director@taosartmuseum.org.

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