Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A Russian Night In Taos

sarah siltala

Once again I am participating in the invitational show and gala "A Russian Night in Taos" at the Taos Art Museum.  The museum is located in what was the home of oil painter Nicolai Fechin.  It is a beautiful traditional adobe with Russian touches throughout and is a must see when visiting Taos.  When Fechin wasn't painting in the large studio behind the house, he spent evenings hand carving  woodwork with Russian elements throughout the main home.  Over time his home became a mix of traditional Spanish, Native American and Russian style.  The property is now home to the Taos art museum which contains a collection of breathtaking work by the Taos Society of Artists along with Fechin's paintings. 

The above painting will be at the auction and is available to view at the museum before the gala event which takes place on August 25.