Current Gallery Events

Discovered Gems

Artwork from The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation

Exhibition Dates: November 27 - January 31, 2022

 

Kai-Sa-untitled, corn dance-cropped
Ansel Adams Taos Pueblo South House, 1941
Emil Bisttram "Red Rain-22x30-watercolor
previous arrow
next arrow

In collaboration with The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, 203 Fine Art is proud to announce an exhibition of artwork from Helene Wurlitzer's private collection, as well as works from the Foundation. Much like the obscurity of the Foundation itself, the art collection of its founder, Helene Wurlitzer (1874-1963), has been largely unseen and is now being made available for sale to the public as part of a fundraising initiative.

Beginning in the early 1940s, philanthropist Helene Wurlitzer started to support artists in Taos. With her personal taste leaning toward modern, Hispanic and Indigenous Pueblo artists, her influence on the Taos Art Colony was taking hold by the mid-1950s. Many of the more avant-garde artists she supported defined and ushered in a new era of Modern Art in the Southwest. In 1954, as a testament to her love for the arts, she established The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico with the mission to “support the artist and the creative process”. Since Helene’s passing in 1963, her legacy and vision endures through the Foundation’s artist residency program which hosts national and international literary, visual, and musical artists. The Foundation also supports emerging artists by offering scholarships to local students. During her lifetime Helene Wurlitzer amassed a significant collection of fine art, of which the offerings in this exhibit have been deaccessioned for fundraising purposes.

The artwork in this exhibition ranges from photography to paintings, both abstract to representational, portraiture, and Indigenous art. A highlight to the collection includes ten rare early photographs of Northern New Mexico and Taos Pueblo by Ansel Adams, which will be previewed for the first time in this exhibition and offered for sale through Sotheby's American Art sale in spring of 2022. Also included are several works by early modernists Emil Bisttram and Earl Stroh, pieces by Ila McAfee, Barbara Harmon, Louis Ribak, Robert Ray, Native American artist Kai-Sa and Gerald Nailor Sr., along with other Taos Moderns.

Through this collaboration and fundraising exhibition, we invite the public to discover this unique collection, along with the importance of The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, which is reaching out to the community at large for potential donors interested in supporting the Foundation's mission. Funds from the sale of this artwork will be used to renovate the campus facility and enhance existing programs. A complete list of artists with works included in the exhibition is listed below.

Ansel Adams
Andrew Dasburg
Thomas Benrimo
Emil Bisttram
Lawrence Calcagno
Louis Catusco
Joseph Amadeus Fleck
Bill Gersh
Barbara Harmon
Dora Kaminsky
Michael Klein
Toni Mygatt
Ila McAfee
Gerald Nailor Sr.
Robert Ray
Louis Ribak
Alfred Rogoway
Kai-Sa
Hyde Solomon
Earl Stroh
Harold Waldrum

An in-person opening reception will be held on

Saturday, November 27, from 4 - 6 pm

To view the exhibition catalogue:  Select Here

To view the collection: Select Here

Past Gallery Events

<a href="/ronald-davis/">Ronald Davis</a>

Ronald Davis (B. 1937), Seven Decades

Exhibition Dates: September 25 through November 14, 2021

203 Fine Art is pleased to present Seven Decades, a comprehensive survey of work by Ronald Davis, featuring significant pieces from the 1960s to the present. The exhibition celebrates Davis' illustrious and ongoing career by featuring a wide range of work from the artist's oeuvre. Selected from the artist's studio, the exhibition includes artwork which has never been exhibited, as well as legacy works such as the keystone Dodecagon Series, many of which are in the permanent collections of major museums, emphasizing Davis' important contribution to the American art scene.

Ronald Davis attended the San Francisco Art Institute and the Yale-Norfolk Summer School of Music and Art. He has mounted over 80 one-man exhibitions; including several at Nicholas Wilder in Los Angeles, Leo Castelli, and BlumHelman in New York. He has been included in many international exhibitions, including the International Biennial Exhibition of Art XXXVI, Venice, Italy; the Documenta II in Germany, and 4 Documenta International, Ausstellung, Kasel, Germany. His work is in the permanent collections of over forty museum and important foundation collections, including Museum of Modern Art, New York, Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles, Guggenheim, Tate Modern, London, Art Institute of Chicago, San Francisco Museum of Art, Seattle Art Museum, Harwood Museum of Art, Denver Art Museum, and the Hall Art Foundation.

To view an installation video of this exhibition: Select Here 

Michio Takayama (1903 - 1994), Three Decades in Taos

"Serenity" <br> 24 x 36'', oil on canvas <br> SOLD
"Serenity"
24 x 36'', oil on canvas
SOLD

203 Fine Art is excited to present a solo exhibition of paintings by Michio Takayama.  Takayama's paintings are ethereal and meditative, combining the qualities of traditional Japanese painting and calligraphy with French impressionism, mid-century American modernism and abstract expressionism. We are pleased to present our collection of over 20 works by the artist, from significant institutional and private collections, spanning the artist's three decades of work in Taos.

An in person opening reception will be held on Saturday, June 12, 2021 from 5 to 8 pm

Select here to view the Exhibition Catalogue

Select here to view the Michio Takayama Video

Exhibition Dates: June 12th - August 15th

Holiday Exhibition: Beatrice Mandelman, RC Ellis & More

HolidayExhibition2020_Installshot6
HolidayExhibition2020_Installshot10
BeatriceMandelman_FramedWorksonPaper_installshot19copy
previous arrow
next arrow

Exhibition Dates: December 18th - January 31st, 2021

203 Fine Art presents a holiday exhibition of works on paper and collages by Beatrice Mandelman and paintings by RC Ellis. Also on view in the gallery, works by 203 Fine Art's represented artists, Eric Andrews, Shaun Richel, America Martin, Courtney Azzara, Ron Lopez, Hank Saxe and John De Puy.

Contemporary Art / Taos at 203 A Harwood Museum Annex Exhibition at 203 Fine Art

cat 2020 Install Shot 1-XS

203 Fine Art presents an annex exhibition featuring five of the artists juried into the Contemporary Art / Taos exhibition at the Harwood Museum of Art. The diverse practices of the artists presented in this show illuminate the inspiration that has attracted artists to the Taos area for centuries. Designed as a benefit for the Museum, twenty percent of proceeds from the exhibition will be donated to the museum's collections fund.

Participating artists:

Monique Belitz

Paul O'Connor

Sasha vom Dorp

Afton Love

Dean Pulver

Exhibition Dates: October 10 - November 30 2020

A rotating artist reception will occur from 11am - 5pm on Saturday, October 10th. In observance of social distancing, the gallery will be open to 6 guests at a time, with an outdoor waiting area.

The gallery will be open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 am - 4 pm for viewing of the exhibition. As always, small groups are welcome to make an appointment.

"counterpoint", 2020
48'' x 48'', oil on canvas
SOLD

Tom Dixon "New Works"

Select image above to view exhibition catalogue

203 Fine Art is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by Tom Dixon. In these paintings, Dixon engages in a process of deconstruction and reconstruction, using additive and subtractive techniques. He spontaneously reacts to his surfaces to find a balance of line, form and color, responding to the paintings in his studio until he uncovers the visual experience that he restlessly searches for.

Exhibition Dates: August 15 - September 27, 2020

Due to COVID-19, there will be no public opening. However, the exhibition will be on view by appointment or during the gallery's walk-in hours on Wednesday & Thursday from 10am - 4pm for groups of 4 or fewer.  

To view the gallery tour, please click here

Taos Moderns in Santa Fe

A fine selection of works by the Taos Moderns,
exhibited at the El Zaguán on Canyon Road.

A portion of the proceeds from this exhibition will benefit The Historic Santa Fe Foundation,
a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

El Zaguán
545 Canyon Rd in Santa Fe, New Mexico

November 8th 2019- January 17th, 2020

Select image to view exhibition catalogue

LA to Taos

An exhibition of works by internationally known Los Angeles artists who made Taos
their home. Featuring artists Larry Bell, Ron Cooper, Ronald Davis and Ken Price.

Opening Reception: September 21, Saturday, 5 to 8 pm
Exhibition: September 21- October 28th, 2019

Select image above to view exhibition catalogue

America Martin in New Mexico

America Martin, with her wonderfully unique perspective on the world that surrounds her, will be creating new works for this exhibition, inspired by the landscapes and culture of Northern New Mexico.  It has been three years since we have held an exhibition of Martin's work in Taos and we are looking forward to seeing what she creates!

Opening Reception: August 23, Friday, 5 to 8 pm
Exhibition: August 23 - September 15th, 2019

Select image to view exhibition catalogue

A Rare Assemblage: Works by Edward Corbett (1919-1979)

A selection of rare paintings by Edward Corbett, one of the most accomplished and nationally recognized artists to have influenced Modern Art in Taos.  Corbett, having taught at the California School of Fine Arts, along with Mark Rothko, Clifford Still and Richard Diebenkorn, moved to Taos as a well know and respected artist in 1951.  Shortly after settling in Taos, Corbett was included in a major group exhibition, titled 15 Americans, at the New York Museum of Modern Art, along with Rothko, Still, Jackson Pollock, William Baziote, Bradley Tomlin and others.  He was close friends and showed his work along side Richard Diebenkorn, Robert McChesney and Clay Spohn in Taos, at La Galeria Escondida.  Corbett's works are in the permanent collections of major museums around the country, and in the White House collection, his artwork was exhibited during the Obama presidency.  However, Corbett's short but illustrious life and career, left few of his works available to the public.   We are fortunate to have acquired and accumulated several fine examples for this exhibition, which will likely be the largest showing of Corbett's work since his 1969 retrospective at the San Francisco Museum of Fine Art.

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 13, 5 to 8 pm
Exhibition: July 13th – August 11th, 2019

Sign up for exhibition announcements and updates.