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Paint Out. Placita Chapel on the High Road to Taos

  • 10 Aug 2024
  • 9:00 AM
  • 1-17 Placita Rd, Vadito NM 87579



Fall Chapel. © J. Chris Morel, 12×16, Oil

Paint the Charming Placita Chapel near Vadito

(google lists this chapel as the Nuestra Señora de la Ascuncian)

Saturday August 10, 2024   9AM-12PM

Northern New Mexico

Our August paint out will be at the charming and historic Placita Chapel on the high road to Taos. This simple adobe chapel features a round shape that is very popular with artists and photographers. 

The chapel is located in a tiny village with residents. It is located between mile marker 19 and 20 on NM-75. You'll see a few old houses behind the chapel and the mountains beyond. The round backside addresses highway 75. It has a metal roof.

Carpool if possible. Park near the chapel to not obstruct the view. No bathrooms. Closest bathrooms are in Penasco.

We will meet in the area of the chapel. We can paint from above the chapel property near the road or where ever seems appropriate.

Join the group for lunch at Sugar Nymphs in Penasco 10 minutes away.

Paint out coordinator: Suzanne Schleck     408 210-6571

See paint outs page on the website for protocol information. Event is open to current members of PAPNM.

Directions from Taos:

Vadito is 30 minutes (22 miles) south of Taos on the NM-75.

  1. Drive south on 68 out of Taos
  2. Take a left on 518 which goes through Talpa
  3. Take 518 south to the intersection with NM-75
  4. Take a turn onto NM-75 in the direction of Penasco ( Do not proceed straight toward Sipapu Ski Resort).
  5. The chapel is on the left between mile marker 19 and 20 on NM-75. 

Directions from Santa Fe :

  1. Take 84 North from Santa FE.
  2. In Pojoaque Take 503 High Road toward Nambe and Chimayo.
  3. When 503 meets 98 take 98 North toward Chimayo.
  4. In Chimayo take 76 North toward Trampas and Penasco.
  5. When 76 and 75 intersect, take a right on 75 toward Penasco.
  6. The chapel is on the right between mile marker  20 and 19 on NM-75. 

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Mail information to:  
P. O. Box 20503
Albuquerque, NM

Mail Payments  to:  
PAPNM Treasurer
P. O. Box  1948
Santa Fe, NM

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