Artists included. No rent. No taxes. Extremely low overhead. Sound impossible? You just have to think small.
"I wanted to build a dollhouse," creator Ann Cole said, "last winter when things were slow I bought a dollhouse kit. It had two large rooms and I realized it would make a perfect art gallery."
"Taos being the wonderful art community that it is, many of my friends are artists. So I invited them to participate."
Ann's neighbor, Rob Nightingale of Wilder-Nightingale gallery asked his artists to participate as well, and they both received enthusiastic responses. Twenty artists have produced nearly thirty pieces including sculpture, glass, photography and paintings. Together they decorate the smallest and most unusual gallery Taos has ever seen.
On July 27, 2013 from 5-7pm, the smallest gallery will have a grand opening at Wilder-Nightingale, which will also be showing larger pieces from the 20 small gallery artists. The public is invited to attend.
I studied art at Columbia College in Chicago. After graduating I was thrust into the work force, but not into the art world. After several years of discontent I visited a high school friend who had moved to Taos.
I liked it. I liked the variety of art. I liked the whole place. I went home, quit my job, packed up the car and moved to Taos. I got a job at a local gallery and met a new friend and we decided to open our own gallery. After 15 years I acquired the gallery.
I have been in business for 18 years now and represent over 30 local and regional artists.