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The Tarnoff Art Center is located near Rowe, New Mexico on 10 wooded acres,

(20 miles north of Santa Fe )


The Tarnoff Art Center (TAC) is an established, non-profit (501[c]3) community art center located near Rowe, New Mexico. 

(Rowe NM is 20 mi north of Santa Fe)

We provide a variety of fantastic art workshops, studio rental / usage, and collaborative art making get togethers.  These include ceramics, metal arts, and studio arts in our three fully equipped beautiful studios. The Campus is situated on 10.5 wooded acres located at the base of the majestic Rowe Mesa, on beautiful pristine land surrounded by juniper and pinion trees. 

Also, TAC’s location offers ample opportunity for participants to explore a multitude of beautiful and historic sites nearby.  Only 20 miles east of Santa Fe, NM via I-25, students can easily access this internationally renowned destination of eclectic art galleries, historical culture, and world-class dining. Additionally, TAC is located less than five miles from the Pecos National Historical Park, opportunities abound to explore the history, geology, nature, and cultural anthropology of the local region.  The Park includes a museum and an ancient Pueblo village with guided tours available daily. 

The Tarnoff Art Center includes an impressive roster of accomplished and professional art instructors, with modern, fully-equipped, insured studios.  Currently the TAC offers a combination of art workshops to the general public and groups, free art events and activities, facility rental and has also formed project PAACE, (Pecos Area Arts Collaboration Endeavor), this projects’ aim is to provide art classes to local organizations and groups in the Pecos and surrounding areas whom cannot fund art programs independently. 

Our most established program through PAACE is our programs aimed providing art education to the children of the Pecos School District and surrounding communities in San Miguel and Santa Fe Counties.  This involves providing students with scholarships for art education in a year-round, after-school program, as well several week-long, intensive workshops every Summer. This program has been going strong since 2009!

Our Mission

The Tarnoff Art Center, (TAC) is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to education in the visual arts through classes, outreach programs, gallery exhibitions and events. TAC is a community-based organization whose goal is to ensure access to the arts for all ages and cultural interests. TAC is a 501 (c)3 not for profit organization.

Our Vision

A non-profit visual arts organization since 2008, The Tarnoff Art Center, (TAC) provides visual arts education to Pecos, NM and its surrounding communities, assuring access to the arts for all ages and cultural interests. This vigorous community-centered organization inspires everyone from tots through seniors to achieve and transform their world through classes offered annually in studio arts, metal arts, ceramics and more. TAC also brings art of established and emerging artists to our gallery through 6 exhibits of art each year to the surrounding community and Pecos area.

The Tarnoff Art Center  is on Facebook!

Please click on this link and check out our facebook page,  there you can see many videos, photos and the latest things that are happening at The Tarnoff Art Center!

The Tarnoff Art Center is a very active participant in the Pecos Studio Tour!

Please click on this link and check out the PST facebook page,  there you can see many Pecos artists work and find out more about this fabulous annual event!

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