Thursday, October 27, 2011

20 th Annivesary

This Saturday, New works by Dienke Nauta and welcoming sculptors Chris Branchal and Lynne McCarthy. 5-7 pm. It is all in the Taos News Tempo.
AND a WOW. The gallery, impromptu, was video taped for an online commercial/ promo today. :) Kemper Coley and Tom Noble happened to be in town and the will be featured. Look for that in the next month. I will also let you know. It will be on YouTube/ The Collectors Guide, Southwest Art , etc.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

20th Anniversary Celebration

Join Wilder Nightingale Fine Art in celebrating 20 years of assisting collectors in acquiring art and promoting art in Taos, New Mexico.
Featuring Kemper Coley, Marvin Moon and Valerie Graves.
Saturday, October 1st from 5-7pm

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Peggy Immel "New Works New Mexico"

Wilder Nightingale Fine Art presents "Peggy Immel, New Works New Mexico"
August 20 - September 10
Reception Saturday, September 20th from 5-7pm

"Her paintings have a "mood". She captures the ever changing mood of Taos and Northern NM. Which is what Taos and northern NM is all about. The monsoons approaching, the sun filled shadows gracing the Mable Dodge Luhan House, to the vast caverns of the Rio Grande Gorge. She gets it, she loves it and it shows"

Friday, July 22, 2011

Remembering Rory...

Remembering Rory…
A retrospective of the works of award winning artist Rory Wagner
Thursday, August 18th, 2011
5-7 pm
Grand Bohemian Gallery at
El Monte Sagrado Resort
317 Kit Carson Rd
Taos, NM 87571

Recognized as a Taos Icon and recipient of the 2006 New Mexico Governor’s Award, the late Rory Wagner will be honored for his contribution to the arts at a reception on Thursday, August 18th from 5-7 pm in the Grand Bohemian Gallery at the prestigious El Monte Sagrado Resort.

According to Rob Nightingale curator of the show, and owner of Wilder Nightingale Fine Art Gallery which has represented Wagner’s work for 20 years, the date chosen for the reception is significant because it is the Thursday before Santa Fe’s Annual Indian Market. Significant, as world renowned Navajo artist and fellow Taoseño, R.C. Gorman, traditionally had a show on this date. Rory was a protégé of R.C’s who he met in Taos in the 1970’s and became life-long friends with. In 1991 Gorman commissioned Wagner to paint “Aunt Mary” for his personal collection.

As committed to his art as his mentor, Rory was known to destroy a canvas if it did not satisfy his intense scrutiny and standards. Often labeled as an eccentric and a recluse, particularly in the last decade of his life when he suffered from poor health, he withdrew from the social scene he once enjoyed. “He just holed up in his studio and would paint.” (Nightingale)

Uncompromising in his work he produced between six and twelve canvases a year. Each canvas was said to “glow” with Rory’s passion and his unique style.

As a self-taught painter he was drawn to the works of the Dutch master of portraiture Vermeer whose style Rory captured but made his own: painting rich, realistically rendered figures. The countless hours he spent researching the smallest details, his meticulous attention to these details, the authenticity of the glint in the eyes, the tiniest detail in the clothing and beadwork, the care he took in building each image – each vital in its own place in order to produce the intense, historically correct images that hold our gaze, our almost disbelief that it is a painting and not a photograph.
This level of perfection is unquestionably why Rory’s works are in public, private and corporate collections all over the world.

Rory Wagner is missed by all who knew him and he has left a void in the art world but his art will continue to intrigue and to entertain today and for all time,” reflects Rob Nightingale.

Remembering Rory… A retrospective of the works of award winning artist Rory Wagner is open to the public August 1 – September 30th, 2011 and will feature the remaining seven of Rory Wagner’s final works complemented by fine art prints of some of his earlier works.

For more information contact:

Rob Nightingale

Grand Bohemian Gallery at El Monte Sagrado Resort

Monday, July 4, 2011

Rare Carlos Hall and Rory Wagner Retrospective

Just arrived in the gallery, this rare original oil by Carlos Hall ( 1928- 1997 ). "Taos Rider, Taos Mountain" 48 x 48, $ 17,500.

Stay tuned for more news on an upcoming retrospective and sale of works by Rory Wagner. This event will take place at El Monte Sagrado in August 2011.

Rory Wagner, "Favorite Things # 5, The Crow Nation" 40 x 50, Acrylic on Canvas.

Friday, May 27, 2011

2011 Peoples Choice

Thank You all for your patronage!
Also this weekend, "New Beginnings" by Paula Jones
Meet the artist Saturday, May 28th from 5-7pm

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

"Sketches of Winter" Photographs by Steve Immel

Wilder Nightingale Fine Art is starting the year off with this show embracing the Town of Taos' campaign for 2011, "Be Transformed by the Land, Light and Legend of Taos" featuring Steve Immel. Rob Nightingale feels when on thinks about "the Light" of Taos, many think of the vibrant sunsets, verdent valleys and sage colored mesas. In this show, Steve Immel captures "the Light" that many may not see. Simple, but bold contrasts of abstract design. A fresh new look on Black and White.

March 12 - April 2
Meet the artist Saturday, March 12 from 5-7
Open to the public / no charge
119 Kit Carson Road
758-3255 for more info

Friday, February 18, 2011

New BJ Briner works and a rare Frank Howell

This rare oil by Frank Howell ( 1937-1997 ) is a 4 x 6 Oil, 1975. More can be viewed at

New works by BJ Briner can be seen at .
This work is entitled "Lilac Festival" 12.25 x 9.75 Mixed media, $ 345

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Carlos Hall (1928-1997)

"Navajo Scarecrow" 20 x 30, Oil on Canvas
"Waiting for the Drummers" 30 x 40, Oil on Canvas

New Mexico 1928-1997

Carlos Halls name is associated with bold, vigorous color reflective of the people and landscapes of New Mexico. Of his exuberance with color, one of his peers said that “Carlos could find color under a stone.”

Anyone familiar with Halls artwork knows that his pieces are linked to his strong New Mexico heritage. He was raised in the eastern New Mexico border town of Clovis by his great aunt, Nelle, and great uncle, Charles Scheurich. Through this uncle, Hall is descended from both Charles Bent, the first Civil Governor of the New Mexico territory, and to Kit Carson. In fact, Carson died in the arms of Scheurichs father, and Hall possesses the last correspondence of Carson. Halls great grandfather was a cowboy during the great cattle drives of the 1870s. From his great aunt and uncle, whose family home was in Taos, Hall learned the language, chants and dances of the Taos Pueblo Indians.

Beginning at a young age, Hall associated with the painters known as The Taos Founders, and inspired by their work, began taking painting lessons from age nine. However in his early adult life, he took a turn away from his artistic interests. He graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute and finished college at Eastern New Mexico University. Then he served as an army officer, worked for the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, operated a hotel in Mazatlan, Mexico, and co-owned an art gallery in Santa Fe.

In 1965, he determined to work full time as an artist, and he and his wife, Sandy, moved to the Taos area where they lived in an adobe home on a mesa overlooking Taos Pueblo owned land. For many years, he has been regarded as a professional artist, and his work is so generally popular that not only is he widely collected, but his poster designs were the program covers for the Scottsdale Jazz Festival in 1992 and recently for the Taos telephone directory.

Hall is particularly fascinated by the blanketed Taos Pueblo Indians. According to a Southwest Art magazine feature article, December 1986: “The folds of their blankets became a magnet that attracted Hall to the patterns that he found repeated in the mountains surrounding the valley. It would become a motif that would continue in his art, even to the present day.” These motifs of dazzling color and design appear in his landscapes of the nearby Rio Grande Valley and those of places further away in western New Mexico and Arizona.

Courtesy of Taos Gallery Scottsdale

Sunday, January 16, 2011

"Aunt Mary" by Rory Wagner, 1991, Acrylic on Canvas, 64 x 58, $ 50.000.

From the Collection of RC Gorman ( 1931-2005). Rory Wagner was commissioned to do this work of RC Gormans favorite aunt, “Aunt Mary”