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Foot of the Mesa

I love how the sky and the snow contrast with the warmth of the adobe. This is why we call New Mexico the “Land of Extreme Enchantment”! Price: $300 Media: Oil on canvas Size: 8″x10″  

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First Encounter/Taos Mountain

I have a friend who lives on a high mesa at the base of the mountain, and she invited me up to paint. Using a knife, oil and canvas, I got to know this mass of rock that lends a mystical quality to life in Taos, New Mexico. Even on a cold spring day, the […]

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This church, called San Francisco de Asis, is the most photographed church in America. It was built between 1772 and 1816, and the community of Rancho de Taos sprung up around it. It was a favorite subject for Ansel Adams, Georgia O’Keefe, and many other artists. Add my name to the list; it’s within walking distance […]

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Aqui Rio Grande

In the dry southwest, the river cuts through the desert like a knife and leaves an impression both on the landscape and the people who live in it. Under the blazing blue sky, spring’s colors came to their fullest potential – creating a dynamic but peaceful plein air painting, a contradiction inspired by the landscape itself. Price: $650.00  Media: Oil […]

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Most often we notice the starting and end points of a journey, not the passages between. This blue gate demands to be noticed, while at the same time it invites us into the sun-dappled world beyond. Seeing it near my house always gives me a smile – who knows where the day may take us? […]

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Ancient Beginnings II

Volcanic action millions of years ago created these red rocks at Diablo Canyon, New Mexico; carved out by water, this landscape is still in formation. Standing among them, I realize how short a human life really is. Luckily, my art will last a lot longer than me – though not as long as the canyons. […]

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Ancient Beginnings I

I traveled with a plein air group to Diablo Canyon, just outside of Santa Fe near the Rio Grande. The drama of the rocks and clouds gave us plenty to paint. It’s certainly a change from the rolling hills of Southern Oregon, where I’ve been painting for the past couple of years! Price: $500.00 Media: […]

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Somewhere Near Taos

Great cloud formations, wide open spaces, and colorful mountains make Taos very special. 7″x5″ oil on hardboard $75 Sold © “Copyright” 2013 Silvia Trujillo All rights reserved The post Somewhere Near Taos appeared first on Silvia Tr…

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Cerrillos, NM

From a recent trip to New Mexico 8″x10″ oil on hardbaord $300 Sold © “Copyright” 2013 Silvia Trujillo All rights reserved

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Broad Range of Current Artist Opportunities from CaFE™

New opportunities are listed on CaFE™, and many application deadlines are approaching. See what new opportunities you can apply to below. You can login to CaFE here or go to to apply to one of these opportunities.

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City of Seattle: SPU Atmosphere and Weather Related Portable Works – DEADLINE: 1/28/2013 Jury Fee: $0.00

The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities, invites artists to submit images of two-dimensional or three-dimensional artwork depicting weather-related or atmospheric phenomena for a competitive direct purchase for SPU’s Portable Works Collection. Artwork should reference air, water, temperature or light. and may or may not be representational. Artists working in color are encouraged to apply. The artwork must be available for purchase. Purchases are chosen by a panel of arts professionals who are charged with selecting high-quality artwork that reflects diversity of expression. The call

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