203 Fine Art: An Artist-Run Gallery

203 Fine Art was established in 2006 by artists Eric Andrews and Shaun Richel, with the vision of founding a venue for contemporary art in the traditionally inclined art landscape of Taos, New Mexico. As an artist owned gallery, 203 Fine Art's selection of offerings is curated with an artist's eye for truly quality works. Both founders are artists who have been creating and selling their own works for over twenty years. Richel has a background in interior design, while Andrews has a liberal arts degree and fifteen years of experience as a gallery director selling Taos Founders, early Taos, and Santa Fe art colony works.

installation photograph of abstract paintings
wood sculptures made from the same tree

Collectively, Richel and Andrews have a wide range of knowledge in contemporary regional art, the Los Angeles 1960's Cool School, and the New York Abstract Expressionist and San Francisco Abstract schools. These historic art movements have all had a significant influence on the artists who lived and worked in Taos from the 1940's onward. Many of these artists have become the focus of our knowledge.

The gallery specializes in early Taos Moderns, pre-war and post-war American Modern art, and mid-century Abstract Expressionist art. We also offer works from select contemporary, modern and abstract Taos artists. This enables us to offer a wide range of highly collectible works. We represent the estates of several significant artists, as well as private and public collections, and have accumulated the largest assemblage of works by the early Taos Moderns. These artists arrived in Taos between the 40s through the 60s, hailing from New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles, with new approaches to interpreting the light and landscape. The Taos Moderns were mostly non-objective, abstract painters, who studied under masters such as Hans Hoffman, Clyfford Still, and Mark Rothko and include notable artists such as Edward Corbett, Richard Diebenkorn, and Agnes Martin, among others.

installation photograph of contemporary paintings
installation photograph of contemporary art

Our showroom, which resembles a New York loft, features eighteen foot tall white walls with great light. Along with offering high quality artwork, we provide art consulting, interior design consultations and assist with the value determination of art collections. The gallery is a destination artspace located two miles south of downtown Taos, with plenty of parking. We offer a personalized art experience, available daily by appointment.

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