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In The Studio and Beyond with Sas Colby

September 11, 2016 - September 17, 2016


This program offers a Communal Studio Residency, with visits to selected Taos artists’ environments.

The romance of running away to be an artist in Taos, never grows old. Georgia O’Keeffe did it, as did many others. Now it’s your turn. Make a plan to join 14 other artists, and spend a week in our studio at the Mabel Dodge Luhan House. Here, inspired by the creative environment, and nourished with meals from Mabel’s kitchen, you’ll have six full days to let your art flourish. This is the magic of our unique artist-in-residence program.

The week is organized as a communal studio for those who enjoy working independently in the company of like-minded artists. The days are open to pursue your art. What makes this retreat unusual, however,  is that we’ll also visit the studios of selected Taos artists, and can use these visits as inspiration for our own art. We aim to create an inspiring setting where each of us will be stimulated to do our best work. Participants will be responsible for supplying their own materials and direction. The studio will be open 24 hours a day. Each artist is provided with a 3’ x 8’ table to work on, and an accompanying wall space.

The day will begin with a brief meeting at 9:00 am, after which participants are free to work as they choose in or out of the studio. We’ll meet at Mabel’s table for dinner and conversation in the evening. The studio visits will be announced ahead of time so that artists can plan their days effectively. Feedback sessions and critiques will be organized if the group so desires.

The fee of $1280 includes program fee, most meals (6 breakfasts and 5 dinners, and a double room), $300 single room supplement.  Participants will arrange for their own lunches, and one night is open to have dinner in town.

All experienced artists are welcome. If you have questions about the program, feel free to call Sas Colby directly at 510-841-8827, or sas@sascolby.com.

To enroll, contact the Mabel Dodge Luhan House at 1-800-846-2235 or mabel@mabeldodgeluhan.com

For artists who enjoy working independently in a creative community. Please note that this is not a workshop.

Mabel Dodge Luhan & Company” runs May 22 – September 11, 2016 at The Harwood Museum of Art in Taos. This important exhibition is not to be missed. You may want to plan your trip to include the exhibition, which closes on the day our program begins.

Check the Harwood website for announcements.


September 11, 2016
September 17, 2016
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Mabel Dodge Luhan House
240 Morada Lane
Taos, NM 87571 United States
(800) 846-2235

Questions about a program?

Contact Sas Colby Directly.