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TCA Exhibits at Taos Inn: David Gary Suazo

TCA Exhibits at Taos Inn: David Gary Suazo
September 17 - January 28, 2019
Location: The Historic Taos Inn

 

Reception for the artist on Thursday, September 20, 4-6:00pm.

A native of Taos, but raised in Denver, David Gary Suazo has lived and worked in Taos since 1987.

Suazo began his painting career using the empty pages in his mother’s encyclopedia set. In his sixth grade art class, the teacher, who knew of the Taos Society of Artists, introduced him to southwest art.

 

While attending high school in Denver, Suazo took the highest level art classes available by the time he was a junior. He started out with pencil on paper doing wildlife drawings. His father taught him how to sketch using free sketch technique, which is drawing without looking at the sketchpad. Suazo is also a self-taught artist in the mediums of monotypes painting, drawing and pastels.

 

After graduation, Suazo attended the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe. Influences in his life include his parents, grandparents, and also his great-grandfather; who was a model for E.L. Cause and Joseph Sharp. Suazo became serious about painting and started using canvases with pencil-like paints. He experimented with sizes ranging from miniature to large size canvas.

 

In the early years after moving back to Taos, Suazo was employed by artist Frank Howell in Santa Fe; working for his gallery doing tasks that included delivering paintings and mixing colors for artists who worked in the same medium.

 

Suazo has entered shows and has won awards for his paintings. Some of which include the Eight Northern Pueblos, the annual market SWAIA Indian Market, the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Millicent Rogers Museum, and many other places in the country. His pieces have also traveled around the world, shown in places such as England and Italy, and have been purchased by clients throughout the world.

 

Suazo’s paintings have a quiet, peaceful feeling and leave out all the noise of the modern world. An architect with color and texture, he uses paint to build the uneven wall, the layers of stone, the very ground of the Taos Pueblo. “We use whatever nature has to offer to make the homes we live in,” states Suazo.

These events are planned for TCA’s various venues: the auditorium, Encore Gallery, and Stables Gallery. Most events, but not all, are sponsored by TCA. Submit your TCA event here.

Event Listings

September 2018

Theresa's Wall

September 4 - October 8, 2018
Location: Taos Community Auditorium Encore Gallery
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Book of the Month Volume XXXV

September 4 - October 8, 2018
Location: Taos Community Auditorium Encore Gallery
The Molly Books
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Spirited Images by Susan Barnett

September 5 - October 7, 2018
Location: Encore
Visually celebrates the cerebral and sensory
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TCA Exhibits at Taos Inn: David Gary Suazo

September 17 - January 28, 2019
Location: The Historic Taos Inn
Work by David Gary Suazo of Taos Pueblo hangs throughout the Inn's public area.
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Pressing On 8: 16 Contemporary Taos Printmakers

September 21 - 30, 2018
Location: The Stables Gallery
Pressing On offers its eighth annual exhibition of handmade prints in conjunction with the Taos Fall Arts Festival.
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October 2018

Artist Talk: Susan Barnett

October 4, 2018 4:00 PM
Location: The Encore Gallery in Taos Community Auditorium
Susan Barnett will discuss her approach toward and methods used in creating her works in Spirited Images
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Fred Burns: BIG NUDES and MORE

October 5 - 14, 2018
Location: The Stables Gallery
Large format works in pastel, charcoal, graphite and oil
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Dreaming the Land

October 8 - November 11, 2018
Location: The Encore Gallery of TCA
Recent work by Brian Shields and Bill Stewart
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203 Fine Art - Taos Moderns return to the Stables Gallery

October 19 - 21, 2018
Location: Stables Gallery
A 3-day POP UP Exhibition and Fundraiser for Stables Gallery
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Opening Reception: 203 Fine Art -- Taos Moderns Return to The Stables Gallery

October 19, 2018 5:00 PM
Location: The Stables Gallery
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November 2018

Exhibition: J. Matthew Thomas

November 12 - December 16, 2018
Location: The Encore Gallery of TCA
New paintings by J. Matthew Thomas
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January 2019

TCA Exhibits at Taos Inn: Laurie Celine Balliett

January 28 - May 2, 2019
Location: The Historic Taos Inn
Artwork by Laurie Celine Balliett hangs throughout the Inn's Public areas.
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