2012 Poster Award
Michelle Chrisman has been chosen as the 2012 Poster Artist for the
Taos Fall Arts Festival.
Her beautiful painting, Full Bloom at Taos Gorge, (30 x 20; oil)
is this years TFAF poster image.
Available At the Festival or On-line.
Poster is 18" x 24"
"I am thrilled to represent the sweet, inclusive & amazing artist colony of Taos as this year's Taos Fall Arts Festival Poster artist! Hats-off to Rob Nightingale who first believed in me years ago, and who is a true hero of the Taos Arts Community."
Artist Statement: I love the visual beauty of New Mexico & the West, the desert & variety of 3 cultures. I consider myself a Contemporary Colorist & Modernist, but most of all, a visual poet. I am drawn to paint endangered places such as wilderness, historic buildings & fading cultures, in the hope of drawing public awareness by preserving them on canvas.
My landscapes are painted outdoors, “en plein air.” I paint the effect of outdoor color & light according to the principals of Impressionism, adding Expressionism, as I respond emotionally to painting the beauty of the visual world. The abstraction offered by the real world is exciting to me & I paint ‘alla prima,’ in direct response to the landscape. I am often told that my paintings make people feel happy…the ultimate compliment for me!
Benefits to the selected Poster Artist are:
- Increased exposure for the artist.
- All marketing for the 2012 festival, will carry the selected poster art.
- This year up to $6,000.00 dollar marketing budget.
- 100 posters which the artist can sign and sell.
- Special signage and premiere placement for the artist on the Taos Select side, across from the Distinguished ~Achievement Awards section.
- 2 TFAF 2012 preview event tickets.
All interested artists must have lived in TAOS COUNTY for five (5) years and Reside in Taos County at least 75% of each year.
All poster art images must be submitted ONLINE, 3 high resolution Digital images of their work with titles, medium, sizes, contact information and a $10.00 submission fee.
The work must be original, created within the last 12 months and has not/will not be exhibited in a retail selling situation prior to the Taos Fall Arts 2012 Show