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I am getting ready for my Christmas exhibition at Alexandra Stevens Gallery in Santa Fe. I will be featuring new black and white (with a little color) pastels from the Passages series, and I will also have a variety of other pastels including new interiors and small, affordable pastels in the show. By the Shore is one of the new pieces for the show. See the announcement about my show in Southwest Art Magazine.
The reception for my show will be the evening of December 24, and takes place during the Canyon Road Christmas Eve Farolito Walk, a Christmas Eve walk up Canyon Road. The street is lines with farolitos (small brown bags filled with sand and a votive candle, to light the way for the Christ Child) so it is a beautiful walk up Canyon Road on Christmas Eve! Many of the other galleries and shops will be open late for the Farolito Walk. If you would like to be added to my mailing list for the show, please contact the Alexandra Stevens Gallery and they will send you an invitation to the show - just be sure to specify that you would like to receive an invitation to my show.Open Door
I was one of approximately fifty-four American artists to be included in an exciting international art exhibition that is touring major art museums in China for one year. The exhibition, titled Out West: The Great American Landscape, is organized by the Meridian International Center in Washington , D.C. My pastel titled Open Door was selected by Nancy Matthews, Vice President, Arts and Cultural Affairs, Meridian International Center . Open Door is a combination of my earthy rich landscapes and simplified southwest architectural structures that open wide to the viewer's contemplation. The viewer is invited to visually enter the warm inner room through an open door and sit in the chair by the fire. Then the eye wanders outside again to roam the landscape that transitions into the soft distance of a late evening sky. There is a smooth blend between indoor and outdoor, so both are appreciated as one quiet experience.
The exhibition previewed in Washington at Meridian International Center 's prestigious galleries in February and opened at the National Art Museum of China in early April, 2007. From there Out West traveled to other major museums in China including the Urumqi Art Museum in Urumqi, the Shanxi Art Museum in Xi'an, the Shanghai Art Museum in Shanghai, the Qingdao Modern Art Center in Qingdao, and the Heritage Discovery Centre in Hong Kong. Some of the corporate sponsors of Out West include American Airlines, Anheuser-Busch Foundation, FedEx Corporation, and Tyco International. For more information on Out West and the Meridian International Center go to: http://www.meridian.org. Also see the Meridian International Center Press Release for Out West: The Great American Landscape: http://www.meridian.org/press_releases.html#13.
I have had three solo exhibitions in the past six months including: Passages, an Exhibition of Pastels by Victoria Taylor-Gore at the Ira M.Taylor Memorial Art Gallery, Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas in September, 2006; Winter Villages , Victoria's annual feature show at the Alexandra Stevens Gallery in Santa Fe New Mexico in December, 2006; and Passages, an Exhibition of Pastels by Victoria Taylor-Gore at the Lynn Library, Amarillo College, Amarillo, Texas in January, 2007. I was also invited to exhibit three pastels in the Panhandle Plains Invitational art exhibition at the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum in Canyon, Texas from February 4 – March 4, 2007. I have participated in the annual Panhandle Plains Invitational for several years.
Two of my pastels were recently purchased by the Betty Bivins Childers Foundation for Childers Place in Amarillo, Texas. The Childers Place is a senior living complex located in the Amarillo Medical Center. Tom Toperzer, former Director of the Amarillo Museum of Art, selected Victoria's work for Childers Place.