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Third Annual Taos Self Portraits

Peoples Choice Awards go to: Mary Ellen Mathews, April Werner & Klara Wetmore
All three were tied with the same amount of votes! Congratulations!

A juried exhibition of Taos artist’s self-portraits
Encore Gallery, Taos Community Auditorium
145 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM
December 10, 2011 through February 13, 2012

Artist Reception Saturday, December 10th at 5 PM


In it’s third year the Taos Artists Self Portraits show has been open to anyone residing in or represented by a gallery in Taos County. The call was for all types of media, drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media and photography so it is a very eclectic exhibit. There was a size limitation of forty inches this year so that more artists could be represented in the exhibit.


This year’s self portrait show was juried by Robert Cafazzo, Robbie Steinbach and Judy Van Heyst.
The jury was looking for interesting, well-executed interpretation of the self-portrait. This show is wide open for the artist to create anything, however they want with whatever they want, that speaks to who they are as a person. It is not an easy task for any jury to choose the pieces that eventually end up in a show and it is even harder when the theme is open to almost any interpretation. To make it even more of a challenge sixty artists entered their work for the exhibition —the largest amount of entries for this show so far—so you will see an incredible variety of both media and personality on the walls of the Encore Gallery.

The Taos Center for the Arts will give prizes to the top three winners of the People’s Choice Award.
Prizes will consist of free movie passes to the TCA’s year round independent film program. The awards will be announced after the reception for the artists on December 10th, 2011 at the Encore Gallery.

The thirty artists chosen out of the sixty entries are:
Jamie Ash, Adeliza Backus-Pace, Bill Baron, Suzanne Betz, Adeana Carlyle, Susan Carpenter Sims,
Jeff Cochran, Ann Cole, Bob Cooley, Jane M Farmer, Reta Fitch, Bob Fitch, Sarah Hart, Kim Henkel,
Inger Jirby, Elizabeth Jose, Ted Keller, Jivan Lee, Mary Ellen Matthews, Wayne McKinzie, Deborah McLean, Carol Mell, Susanne Pinkham, Sam Richardson, Wesley Rusnell, Charlee Shroyer, Jean Stevens, Jonathan Sobol, April Werner and Klara Wetmore

Anyone can view all of the entries on the TCA website at


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