Art Events: GCAG: Fri. & Sat. 6/11 & 6/12 Featured Artist Daria Tallman

GCAG: Fri. & Sat. 6/11 & 6/12 Featured Artist Daria Tallman

Start Time: Friday, June 11, 2010 at 10:00am
End Time: Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 5:00pm
Location: Historic Hearst Church Gallery in Pinos Altos

Come and meet Daria Tallman, the Featured Artist Friday and Saturday June 11 and 12. Daria is a woman of many “hats”; wife, Mother and home school instructor of 8 years for her 2 children, Ministry/Life and Career consultant, writer/poet, student, wellness consultant, entrepreneur, jeweler/metal smith, and designer of residential/commercial spaces. She is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who relocated with her family to New Mexico in 1996. Her artistic educational background includes, Moore College of Art, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Professional Career Development Institute, The Art Institute of Pittsburgh: online Division and presently the Academy of Art University online.

Tallman, an award winning jeweler and metalsmith for over 30 years has some of her work featured amongst the Grant County Art Guild’s registry of artists. You can also view a more extensive collection of her jewelry creations at: Hence, not only will you find her jewelry amongst the guild’s members but the spring of 2010 was also the unveiling of her interior redesign for the Grant County Art Guild’s gallery in Pinos Altos, NM. Daria Tallman’s mediums in jewelry design span from silversmithing to acrylics. Her jeweler and metalsmithing skills encompass all methods in her field. Some of her favorite techniques are electroforming, aluminum anodizing and creative cold-forming; with the latter being a tribute to “eco-friendly” artistry, which she promotes in her interior design field, as well. You can contact the artist/designer at:

Art Events: GCAG: Sat. 6/5 Featured Artist Kent Tallman

Date: Saturday, June 5, 2010
Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Historic Hearst Church Gallery in Pinos Altos

Come and meet Thomas Kent Tallman, the featured artist for today, June 5. Tallman is a self-taught artist who was born in West Virginia. He relocated with his family to the Southwest 14 years ago. His choice of mediums and artistic palette is quite diverse, spanning from surrealistic abstract subject matter to finely detailed realism. A most intriguing series that he is currently featuring on wooden cigar boxes is a tribute to the Southwestern tribes with an emphasis on the “Apache People”. For over 25 years the “First People’s Nations” have been articulated in his drawings, oils, acrylic paintings and wooden creations.

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Art Events: May 28, 2010 Daria

Galleries enhance Blues Festival
By Christine Steele
Posted: 05/28/2010 10:25:09 AM MDT
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SILVER CITY - This weekend's Blues Fest offers more than just music for residents and visitors. Art galleries from downtown to Pinos Altos to Hurley will offer visitors an array of exhibits to choose from.


The Hearst Church Gallery in Pinos Altos has recently undergone a redesign to better feature crafts in the display area. In the main gallery, new lighting has been added to spotlight the paintings. The panels separating the art areas were also repainted and gallery props were added and rearranged.
The gallery is operated by the Grant County Art Guild, and the redesign done by area designer Daria Tallman. 

Designer Daria Tallman stands in the newly redesigned Hearst Church Gallery in Pinos Altos. The gallery is featuring a weekend of "Meet the Artist," exhibits beginning today and running through Monday. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Courtesy Photo)

This weekend features three "Meet the Artist" exhibits: Judie Jenks on Friday, Awish Baechtle on Saturday and Sunday and Florence Rowell on Monday.
Jenks works with clay and creates pouring vessels such as ewers, jugs and pitchers, inspired by photos of 6th century A.D. Persian wine ewers and other pouring vessels of this period. She has also altered some of these pouring vessels into lanterns for burning candles.
Baechtle is a fiber artist who spins her own wool and makes knitted animals and toys. Baechtle learned to weave from traditional Navajos and then developed her own weaving style. She also knits shawls and shawlettes using her own wool.
Rowell is a painter who paints in oils and pastels and does drawings in charcoal, Conte and pencil, focusing primarily on Southwest scenes. She finds excitement in the beauty of the Southwest, where she has lived all her life, and has taught high school and junior high art classes in Reserve and private classes in Nevada, Texas and all over New Mexico.
Hearst Church Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday through Monday.
And, at Leyba and Ingalls Arts, an opening reception for a doll show featuring more than 20 different artists will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. today.

Art Events: April 27, 2010 Daria

Names in the news
Sun-News report
Posted: 05/27/2010 01:00:00 AM MDT
Grant County Art Guild redesign
The Grant County Art Guild has recently been redesigned by area designer Daria Tallman for the 2010 season opening April 27. The gallery is housed in the Pinos Altos Gold Avenue Methodist-Episcopal Church, known by locals as the "Hearst Church."
Tallman, a native of Philadelphia, Pa., re-located to New Mexico in 1996. She and her husband live in Mimbres where she home schools her two children. She received a five year scholarship from LaSalle University where she studied law and later became an AFNA Scholar, Legal Division, Temple University Law Center. Later Tallman entered Tyler School of Art, majored in jewelry and metal-smithing and also began to incorporate design classes alongside her major. She began designing residential and commercial spaces.
Visitors are welcome to visit the newly designed gallery and meet the featured artists Fridays through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Art Events April 27, 2010: Kent and Daria

The Grant County Art Guild opened the season with a judged Member’s Only Show reception Tuesday April 27th at the
Church Gallery in Pinos Altos. Art was judged by Diana Leyba Ingalls and the crafts were judged by Karen Rossman. The
votes have been totaled, and the winners for the Grant County Art Guild Members Only Show have been announced!
(The show was on display from April 30 through May 2.) Congratulations, everyone!

In the Craft division:
Kent Tallman took 1st Place and Best of Show for
“Lookout”, Indian painting on a cigar box

Jewelry winners are:
1st Place: Daria Tallman for “Thunderbird with Dangle”
2nd Place: Kent Tallman for “Winter Moon Earrings”
3rd Place: Daria Tallman for “Egyptian Spiral Earrings”

Burning the Midnight Oil

There's something about the wee hours that cause my creative juices to flow with much fluidity. Perhaps, creativity is like a seed buried in the darkness of moist soil, one moment it's unseen the next it has greeted the sun.