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Transition: Works by Suzanne Wiggin

Transition: Works by Suzanne Wiggin
June 27 - September 22, 2014
Location: Encore Gallery of the TCA

“Transition” reflects Suzanne’s ease into abstraction after twenty seven years as predominately a landscape painter. As a teenager, her family moved to Taos from New Orleans. The move to Taos was the first time she had been west of the Mississippi River. The mountains, the altitude, the high desert, the gorge, the storms, a real winter and the community, all modeled her into a painter. Influenced by her surrounding environment her landscape paintings and monotypes capture fluid atmospheric conditions that connect earth and sky. She captures those times when the sun, cloud, and precipitation occur all at once, providing a heightened awareness of nature’s strength and fragility. Her new works move from realism to abstraction by distillating bands of color extracted from the landscape. Side by side one can connect and see the transition from her landscapes to her abstracts. It is though one work of art has been puzzled from the other. There is a compositional perspective and color palette transference between the two that speaks of both similarities and differences. The catalyst for the transition from landspaces to abstracts was the death of her father. A loss that caused a sorting and shifting that altered her response to the world. Through paint and ink an evolution is chronicled.

For 38 years Taos has been home for Suzanne. She went to Taos High School then on to study art at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. In 1994 she completed a Masters of Fine Arts at Boston University. Suzanne’s work has been widely exhibited over the years. She has exhibited at Albuquerque Museum, Harwood Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe, Foothills Art and Arvada Centers in Colorado and at the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York. Her work is found in the collections of the Harwood Museum of Art, Tucson Museum of Art, Knoxville Museum of Fine Arts, Ritz-Carlton, Texaco, MCI, Paramount Pictures, Hallmark, Art Bank Program, Media News Group and others. Presently, her work is exhibited at Blue Rain Gallery in Santa Fe and Scottsdale.


“Transition” will be on exhibition from June 27th to September 21st at the Encore Gallery at the Taos Community Auditorium. Opening reception will be on June 27th from 5pm to 7pm. For futher information contact the Taos Center for the Arts at 575-758-2052.

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Event Listings

ongoing since June 2014

Transition: Works by Suzanne Wiggin

June 27 - September 22, 2014
Location: Encore Gallery of the TCA
Paintings of light and landscape. Opening reception June 27, 5-7pm
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ongoing since August 2014

Book of the Month - Volume VII

August 1 - September 25, 2014
Location: Encore Gallery at the Taos Community Auditorium
Book of the Month - Volume VII by: Sara Jean Gray
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Arte de Descartes XIV

August 23 - September 6, 2014
Location: Stables Gallery
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Venice: A Reality of a Different Order - Works by Robbie Steinbach

August 29 - January 13, 2015
Location: Caffe Renato
Prints and Photographs by Robbie Steinbach
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September 2014

Movies at the TCA "Fifi Howls From Happiness"

September 2, 2014 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Health is More than Health Care: The Community Determinants of Health

September 5, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Movies at the TCA "The Last Robin Hood"

September 7, 2014 2:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Movies at the TCA "The Last Robin Hood"

September 8, 2014 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Movies at the TCA "The Last Robin Hood"

September 9, 2014 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Take Back Our Sky! unveiling the geoengineering aerosol spraying agenda

September 10, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: TCA
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D. H. LAWRENCE: A Journey Without Shame

September 11, 2014 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Early Life and Education Matter: Setting the Stage for Life-long Health

September 12, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Connectedness Matters: Inclusion and Belonging as Health Resources

September 19, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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ON THE LAND~Together with the Earth

September 20, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: TAOS CENTER FOR THE ARTS
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Life in New Mexico

September 21, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Life in New Mexico - New Mexico Film Foundation - Special One Time Screening
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Taos Selects-Sampler

September 26 - October 5, 2014
Location: Stables Gallery
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14th Annual Quick Draw & Auction

September 27, 2014 12:00 AM
Location: Stables Courtyard & throughout historic district
Watch, learn, and collect. Quick Draw is TCA's annual fundraising event and a don't miss.
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October 2014

Slice of Life - Photo Journalism in Taos - A Juried Exhibition

October 3 - November 17, 2014
Location: Encore Gallery at the Taos Community Auditorium
Stayed in touch for more information.
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November 2014

6th Annual Juried Self Portrait Show

November 21 - January 18, 2015
Location: Encore Gallery of the TCA
This popular exhibitit features works in all medium by local artists. Opening Nov 21, 5-7pm

Second City Improv

November 21, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Comedy at its best. Save the date and stay tuned for more information.
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January 2015

3rd Annual TCA Members Open

January 23 - March 1, 2015
Location: Encore Gallery and the Stables
A great chance to see the breadth of art in Taos. All medium. Over 50 artists. Opening Jan 23, 5-7pm

March 2015

Zoe Zimmerman: Photography

March 6 - April 26, 2015
Location: Encore Gallery of the TCA
Recent photography by Taos artist Zimmerman, Opening March 6, 5-7pm