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images  from la Puerta, Taos  ( bottom left to right): “Phaedra Greenwood” “self portrait” by Jaap Vanderplas, “My    Lowrider Heaven” Anita Rodriguez  (top)  “JFK was here”  by Gail Russell; Lawrence/Waters photo below used w/permission from Taos Historic Museum.
 la Puerta, Taos 
the art of fetching sky
 a collection of art, stories and interviews
two volumes, one bl/white the other...full color


Art Bachrach · phaedra greenwood · Nita Murphy  
Amalio madueƱo  · antoinette nora claypoole ·  lyn bleiler

about the project
The interviews, writings and art in these books were collected six years ago by antoinette nora claypoole (recent Oregon Literary Arts Award recipient)  while she lived here in Taos (her “second” home).  Local artists/writers opened up their hearts and art for the project and it is finally in print! A grassroots “homegrown” edition published by Wild Embers Press, la puerta, Taos the art of fetching Sky is “a biography of place” and includes...

                                                    stories about old Taos   from an interview with Art Bachrach
Foreword     by Barbara Waters
a previously unathologized    “lost” work by Frank Waters
tribute to the 1960’s  Lisa Law, Iris Keltz, Pheadra Greenwood
photo/art by contemporary locals   Jaap Vanderplas,  Megan Bowers Avina,  Anita Rodriquez,  Gail Russell
Taos  literary map writers   John Nichols,  Robert Mirabal stories/interviews  Barbara Waters, John LeBleu, John Suazo
                                                 and more...

to find out about contributing artist/writer free copies  
contact antoinette



at long last....labor of Love collection....

available now!

created by antoinette nora claypoole 
  ARTIST, WRITER biographies coming soon! 

volume two
full color, 212 pages

cover images: (click image for FULL view)
front: Anita Rodriguez "My Lowrider Heaven"
back: Gail Russell "JFK was here", Jaap Vanderplas "Phaedra Greenwood", "self-portrait"

volume one 
(click here for excerpts)
order Vol. 1  here 
cover images:
front/back "JFK was here" Gail Russell
"desert" by Issa De Nicola
" Old Timers" Taos Historic Museum

vol. 1
vol. 2

artwork and people

read heYoKa magazine interview w/John LeKay, Fall 2007

la puerta, Taos the art of fetching Sky

a biography of place

ed. antoinette nora claypoole

this project includes:

interviews with..... John Nichols, Robert Mirabal, Barbara Waters, Phaedra Greenwood

poetry by...
Amalio Madueno, Danika Dinsmore, nila northSun, Charles Potts, Jeanette Clough, Sam Hamill

view bookcover image by Anita Rodriguez

"Kiva" photo by Lenny Foster

photo/art by Taosenos: Jaap Vanderplas, Gail Russell, Anita Rodriguez, Lisa Law, Jonathan Warm Day,Tiwa, Lenny Foster

stories by: John Nichols, Frank Waters, John Nizalowski, John Suazo (Tiwa)

artwork from... CA/T Harwood Museum, Univ. of New Mexico

"Jane Hardy"

photos/ portraits from the "100 Taoseno's Project" by Jaap Vanderplas

top to bottom: "Jane Hardy", "John Le Bleu", "John Nichols"

"Mother Mary"
digital art by A C Chavez
from CA/T Harwood @80 Collection

la puerta is braided love for.....
Sandra Lee Marie Treskovich (1951-2004)

click here for book cover image by Anita Rodriguez

soon... MORE images/excerpts
Lisa Law's Janis Joplin
Taos Pueblo elder, photo by Gail Russell
John Nizalowski story
Robert Mirabal interview excerpts
Barbara Waters intro
Frank Waters "lost work"

la Puerta, Taos
is a 220 page bl/white art/literature book
w/ a 16 page color insert.

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