Tuesday, May 26, 2015

In the Taos area: The 11th Annual Gala Exhibition and Auction (on display from June 30 through August 28)


CALL FOR ARTISTS: Deadline May 30

The Taos Art Museum at Fechin House is situated in the historic home that Russian painter Nicolai Fechin created and ornamented for his family from 1927 to 1933.

The 11th Annual Gala Exhibition and Auction (on display from June 30 through August 28) will showcase artists from across the US and abroad who find inspiration in Fechin’s legacy, Taos, and the creative traditions of the Southwest. 

Juror: Nedra Matteucci
Born in a small farming community in southeastern New Mexico, Nedra Matteuccihad a passion for art from an early age and learned about the art world by working in the gallery she now owns. At the time it was known as the Fenn Gallery. She opened her own gallery on Canyon Road in 1986 and two years later purchased the Fenn Gallery, renaming it Nedra Matteucci Galleries. Widely recognized for its outstanding standards of quality and professionalism, the gallery specializes in 19th and 20th-century American art, including artists of the American West and Taos Society Artists.

Who Should Apply
Artists who are inspired by the American Southwest and wish their artwork to be seen by a nationally recognized curator/juror.

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Craft
  • Sculpture
Accepted artwork will be promoted in the Museum’s press and Gala program literature and online, and sold in festive live and silent auctions at the Gala.

Terms and Conditions
  • No submission fee
  • Original artwork only
  • Maximum number of submissions per artist: 3
  • All art must be framed, dry, and exhibition-ready at time of submission
  • Artwork must not exceed 3’ in any dimension, or 50 pounds
  • All accepted artwork will be for sale
  • Minimum reserve price: up to 50% of retail value, maximum
  • Artist’s commission: up to 40% of sale price
  • Artist is responsible for return shipping costs for unsold artwork
  • Shipped artwork must be sent in reusable materials that will serve for return
  • Taos Art Museum reserves the right to reproduce accepted artwork
  • Term of payment: 30 days from end of event
  • Juror’s decisions are final, no late submissions, revisions, or changes.
Key Dates
  • In-person submission dates: Friday 5/29 and Saturday 5/30, 11 am – 5 pm
  • Deadline for electronic submissions: Saturday 5/30
  • Notification: Thursday 6/4 and Friday 6/5
  • Pick-up declined submissions: Thursday 6/11 and Friday 6/12, 11 am – 5 pm
  • Delivery deadline for accepted, shipped artwork: Tuesday 6/26
  • Pick-up unsold artwork: Friday 9/4 and Saturday 9/5, 11 am – 5 pm
  • Return of shipped artwork: week of 9/7
  • Please note: all artwork must be retrieved on pick-up dates.
  • Artwork not claimed by September 9 will become property of the Museum.
How to Submit
In person:
1. Download Entry Form in PDF or Word: See the website for form links.
2. Fill out two copies of Entry Form for each submission (one copy will serve as your receipt)
3. Bring forms and submissions to 227 Paseo del Pueblo Norte on 5/29 or 5/30, 11 am – 5 pm

1. Download Entry Form in PDF or Word: See the website for form links.
2. Fill out one Entry Form for each submission
3. Provide one jpg image, no larger than 1 MB, for each submission (no details, please)
4. Attach Entry Form(s) and image(s) to one email with subject line “Gala Submission”
5. Send Gala Submission email to taosartmuseumgala@gmail.com

Friday, May 8, 2015

NMCAL’S 4thAnnual Roman Gala ~ “Celebrating Families and Love is our Mission, May 13, 2015 at the Embassy of Italy, DC

Timothy Barton, Christina Cox

NMCAL’S 4thAnnual Roman Gala ~
Celebrating Families and Love is our Mission”

His Excellency, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Council of Families to be honored on Wednesday evening, May 13, 2015 at the Embassy of Italy, DC with a host of Ambassadors and Washington Business Leaders

(April 22, 2015 - Washington, DC): Ambassadors, Senators and Congress members, Roman Catholic Clergy, artists, business leaders and patrons of the arts will gather under the Patronage of the Ambassador of Italy to the United States and Mrs. Claudio Bisogniero and under the Patronage of the Order of San Martino and Knights, honoree Prince Lorenzo Maria Raimondo de Medici from Rome will come together to celebrate this springtime gala on the Feast Day of Our Lady of Fatima.

It will be held at the Embassy of Italy on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 from 6:30 P.M. to 10:30 PM. Hosted by the Board of Trustees of the National Museum of Catholic Art and Library, Honorary Gala Chairs US Ambassador Raymond and Kathleen Flynn and Gala Chairs, Christina Cox, NMCAL Founder and NMCAL Chairman, Timothy Barton and President JMJ Development of Dallas, TX will be fundraising to support a new museum.

The NMCAL’S Lifetime Achievement Awards will be presented to honoree Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Council for the Family; Former US Secretary of Veterans James Nicholson, Former US Ambassador to the Holy See and Former Republican National Committee Chairman, Thomas Prasil, Former Senior Vice President of Investments at Paine Weber, UBS. The Environmental, Peace and Justice Award will be presented to Daniel Misleh, Executive Director, Catholic Climate Covenant. Monsignor Rossi, Rector of The Basilica of The National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception will say the innovation this evening.

NMCAL Patron of the Arts Award will be given to Johnessco Rodriguez.  Steve Alpert will receive the National Military Artist Award, Luis Peralta will receive the Portrait Award for his painting of Archbishop Oscar Romero, and Paul Gatto will receive the International Artist Award for his painting of The Morsel and his many artworks donated to NMCAL. We will be exhibiting Michelangelo’s St Peters’ Pieta, a life-size marble reproduction sculpture from the Vatican Observatory by Arte Divine, and donated by art collector Thomas Prasil.
. International Claudia Hecht and David Newren, President of Arte Divine will donate several sculptures of the Virgin Mary and Jesus to The Pontifical Council of the Families. The National Museum f Catholic Art and Library is presently fundraising for their new space near Catholic University of America.

Contact: to purchase tickets and for information: Catherine Welker or Christina Cox
NMCAL: www.nmcal.org
Office: 202-450-5707
Cell: 917-750-0014  (Christina) / 240-432-4637 (Catherine)


WHAT:  4th Annual Roman Gala ~ “Celebrating Families and Love is Our Mission”
WHO:  Leaders from business, politics, religion and the arts, plus patrons of the arts  
WHEN:  6:30-10:30 pm, Wednesday, May 13, 2015
WHERE:  Italian Embassy, 3000 Whitehaven St. NW, Washington, DC 20008
DRESS:  Black Tie, Formal Long Dress
SUPPORT:  Limited space is available; contact NMCAL
CONTACT:  Ms. Christina Cox, NMCAL (202)-450-5707 office, 917-750-0014 cell; catholicart@aol.com)

For Tickets Prices and to reserved tables: $1000 VIP, $500

Tables: $50,000, $25,000, $15,000, $10,000 and $5,000