Artemisia was founded in 2002 as a place for New Mexico fiber artists and weavers to offer their creations as wearable art. Through the years, the gallery has become well known for its unique collection of fine handwoven garments and one-of-a-kind artwear and accessories — making it a favorite destination for fiber arts lovers from around the world.
Are you looking for fun, colorful Artwear that is stylish and sophisticated... or for an original handwoven created by a local weaving artist? How about a boldly designed accessory that expresses your creativity? You have arrived at the right place!
We are celebrating 18 years in Taos and choosing unique, artistic wearable art pieces for our gallery is what we love to do! Our mission is to present you with a selection of only the finest in innovative design and impeccable craftsmanship. We carry mostly casual, easy to wear garments in natural fibers such as linen, silk, and cotton, made by American fiber artists or small design studios from all across the country.
Our artists and weavers are the centerpiece of Artemisia and we are proud to represent them in Taos.
We have a long, successful history with our favorite designers, such as New Mexico weavers Nancy Paap, Barbara Ehrlich, and Elizabeth Jenkins, Tennessee silk and velvet artist Lisa Mergen, Florida fiber artist Kathy Skomsky, and handpainted silks from Alexis Abrams in California – just to mention a few.
We continue to bring you extraordinary knitwear and new silk organza creations from Renata Z, elegant handwoven shawls from Lore Wills, and a stunning collection of one-of-a-kind handwovens from Sandra Doak and Cathy Swindle at Studio 3 in Austin. Colleen Launer Yarbrough with Heartwoven Designs has moved her loom to Taos and offers us first choice when she completes another of her one-of-a-kind handwovens.
We also represent Santa Fe textile artist, Natasha Nargis, who works mostly with hand dyed linen, silk, cotton, cashmere and alpaca fibers to create beautiful handwoven wearables. Her son, Karim S. Jaekel, works with cotton and linen and we always have at least one of his beautiful lightweight ruanas. Bobbie Sumberg, with KNIT in Santa Fe, creates contemporary reversible knit ponchos and lightweight ponchettes.
Over the past few years we have added to our list of fiber artists working with nuno felted silk and wool. Each artist has a unique style which is evident in the wide variety of felted wearables that we offer. Award winning Los Alamos fiber artist, Maggy Pavlou, creates a new collection for spring/summer and then again in the fall. We always look forward to seeing what's been happening in the studio with New Mexico's own Anne Vickrey Evans and Seattle based Linda St. Angelo. Colorado fiber artists, Perla Kopeloff and Rebecca Gilberto, round out our growing list of cutting edge fiber artists.
Each season we strive to add new names to our hand picked selection of weavers and artists. We are pleased to be one of only a few galleries selected to represent the weaving of Teri D. Inman with Bristol Yarnworks Studio in Colorado. We also welcome Taos fiber artist, Faith Welsh, who creates whimsical free form wearables by fusing knit, crochet and color. We recently added a beautiful Couture Felt Art collection from Helga Yaillen of California.
Thank you for your interest in Artemisia and we look forward to welcoming you at our store in beautiful Taos, New Mexico or as an online customer.