March 20, 2019

Shop Local – Fine Art

fine-artShop local for Fine Art at any of these fine studios and galleries. Raton to Black Lake and all along Highway 64 all the way to the southern end of Taos Canyon.


The Old Pass Gallery: This is a nonprofit operation of the Raton Arts and Humanities Council, representing a wide group of artists from through-out the Trail region. Works include paintings, sculpture and photography in rotating shows and exhibits, supporting dozens of artists.


L. Martin Pavletich Studio: Martin works in Oils and Pastel, and he is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America. His studio is a fabulously remodeled, circa 1940s Service Station. It’s beautiful, and so is his work.

Cimarron Blue: For Profit Gallery. This Gallery in historic Cimarron represents some 20+ local and “blue chip” artists (nationally recognized). They also offer workshops and classes by various local artists.

Cimarron Art Gallery: For Profit Gallery. This unique Gallery features an authentic, operating, Soda Fountain. Enjoy a shake or an ice cream while you survey the works of more than 15 local and regional artists. This gallery specializes in Native American Jewelry and Pottery.

Eagle Nest

Spirit Wind Gallery: For Profit Gallery: Spirit Wind is owned and operated by Artist (and Realtor) Stacie Ewing. She represents more than 15 local artists, specializing in Native American works, hand-made furniture and paintings of the local environment.

Katherine’s Fine Art: Katherine McDermott, formerly owned Angel Fire ArtSpace Gallery in Angel Fire, and though she closed that venture, she shows her own work and continues to represent other artists in her “mini” gallery-studio in home. Katherine works in watercolor, pastel, acrylic and scratchboard.

Taos Canyon

Enchanted Circle Pottery; Studio and Gallery: This is the studio-gallery of Kevin and Jo DeKeuster. Their wood fired pottery is both fine art and functional. Kevin does the functional pieces, Jo the stunning works of art. The firing of their kiln four times a year takes a community of effort to stoke the kiln every three minutes, for four days. It’s quite a big deal, and you can read about it in the article included in our Artistic Sample.

Laurie Hill Phelps Studio: Laurie is sort of an institution in these parts. She has had her studio business in Taos Canyon for more than 20 years. She works in oil and watercolor and is known for her use of deep texture, eye dazzling shapes and impressionist style paintings.

Angel Fire

Images Salon and Art Works Gallery: Images is a hair salon, owned/operated by Monique Mountain, stylist and artist. She shows her work (watercolor and oils) and the works of Juliann Allen (Watercolor) all over the walls of her Salon. It is tasteful and beautiful.

Blue Dawg Furniture: This is the showroom and separately located workshop of artist and craftsman, Ray Renfroe. While he is in his studio, his partner mans the showroom. His furniture will blow your mind, both in their beauty and their workmanship.

Carol Rupp White Dog Studio: Carol works in oils, watercolor and pastel and is best known for her renditions of the local landscape and wildlife that occupy it. The white dog? Oh, that’s her dog, always by her side.

Jennifer Cavan Studio: Jennifer is widely known for her somewhat whimsical look at the local landscape, with crooked walled adobes, crooked roads, purple mountains and twinkling starred night skies. She works in oil pastel and oil.

Access Media LLC dba Gallery-Gifts: This is a small design and photo studio of Janet Sailor, designer and photographer. It is also a small fine art and gifts gallery, which occupies more than 50% of the space. She represents a dozen or so local artists in an eclectic collection. She also does special receptions and events for the local artists she represents.

Black Lake

Jacqui Binford Bell Studio: Jacqui is a photographer and painter, working in watermedia and a jeweler. She also shows the photography by her sister.

Julia Margaret Brigham Studio: Margaret built her home and studio from straw bale which took more than a decade to finish. She is an avid gardener and creates stunning watercolor and sewn works inspired by the incredible flowers she grows. She also displays jewelry by Therese Patton, whose studio does not qualify for the Trail.

Laura Holbrook, Juniper Jewels: This is the home studio of jeweler Laura Holbrook. Her Juniper Jewels logo is well known in jewelry collection circles. She works in sterling silver and semi precious stones.

And don’t forget, spend at least $50.00, then take your receipt to the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce office to be eligible for the New Year’s Eve drawing.

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