The Guild activities focus on arts and crafts shows in Northern New Mexico. There are four juried arts and crafts shows each year. Future directions include encouraging young talented high school students through show venues, apprenticeship programs, and an artist living cooperative.
Our Formation History:
On December 15, 1965, the Temple of Mercy Religious Foundation (T.O.M.) was incorporated as a New Mexico non-profit corporation by Rev. Ruth Johnson, Rev. Jay Victor Scherer and Tomasita Naranjo. The primary intent of the organization was to express the importance of the personal religious or spiritual experience gained from the practice of an individually chosen belief system. This was partly manifested through community service.
Rev. Ruth Johnson, the first president of T.O.M. was a local artist. In 1999, ten years
after her death, the direction of the group sought to include the promotion of artists and their art in the Northern New Mexico area. Board President Gail Karr and a committee established the Northern New Mexico Fine Arts and Crafts Guild a year later.
Celebrating 23 Years of Juried Art Shows!
Northern New Mexico Fine Arts and Crafts Guild
We are a New Mexico nonprofit corporation, a project of the T.O.M. founded in 1965, a 501(c) organization.