About Winter

Artist. Author. Alternative Healer.

Winter Ross works in the medium of Imagination. She is convinced that the creative mind has the power to heal both individuals and the world.

Winter holds a fine arts / illustration degree from Rhode Island School of Design, and has exhibited nationally. While an MFA candidate in printmaking, her fabric art received excellent reviews. It remains one of her favorite mediums along with painting and mixed media. She had a long career as a graphic designer which included Rocky Mountain PBS.

Winter's short stories, essays, and articles have been published in various art, environmental and literary journals. 4 Warnings: Shamanic Journeys, a chapbook of visionary prose, is available on Amazon. She was awarded first place in Short Story 2015 by the New Mexico Press Women's Association, and the National Federation of Press Women. Writing Samples may be found here:

As an EMT and Street Medic, Winter volunteered for two decades at environmental protests and activist trainings around the country. Her experience with the trauma she encountered led her to the study of alternative mental health, which she addresses through the practice of Core Shamanism.

Exhibits and Awards Drop-down Menu...

2021

Taos Fall Arts Virtual Spring

Taos Lampost Banner Competition, April-Oct

Questa Artists Studio Tour: Takoja Institute Hub, Aug. 14-15,

Artes de Descartes, Taos, Aug. 28-Sept.6

2020

Artes de Descartes XX, Taos, New Mexico, Aug-Sept.

2019

Gunnison Art Center, CO, "Spiritual Journeys", May

Wholly Rags annual Art Quilt Exhibit, Taos Public Library, April-June

Shamans Camp Festival, Hotchkiss, CO, July

North Fork Valley Art & Ag Tour, Aug 31-Sept 1

Gunnison Valley Literary Festival, Crested Butte and Gunnison CO, Oct. Invited Author

2018

Shumei International Institute, "Spiritual Journeys", Crestone, CO, Jan-Feb

Nov.Taos Public Library, Taos, New Mexico, March - May

Infinitea Gallery and Tea House, Alamosa, CO, April

Lake City Arts Center, Lake City, CO, June 16 - July 6,

​Arte de Descartes, Stables Gallery, Aug 25 - Sept

Shamanic Arts Center, Hotchkiss, CO artist/healer in residence

​The Creamery Art Center, Hotchkiss, CO

Aeolian Acres, Artist Residency, Paonia, CO, Nov.

2017

Wholly Rags, Taos Public Library, April, May, June

Artes de Descartes, Stables Gallery, Taos, NM, Aug.

"Spiritual Journeys", Pinon Real Estate, Salida, CO, Aug.

"Ceremonial Visions", Open Studio in Crestone, CO, Summer

Crestone Artists Studio Tour, Sept.

Elsewhere Artists Residency, Paonia, CO, Nov-Dec.

2016

Crestone Creative District: various group shows; July, Aug, Nov.

Winterfest, Crestone, CO, Dec.

2015

"Creativity and Spirit", presentation, Unitarian Universalists of Taos, April

New Mexico Press Women, First Place Single Short Story Award

National Federation of Press Women, First Place Short Story Award

Sister Winds Festival, Taos Village Farm, July 10-12

Arte De Descartes, Stables Gallery, Taos, NM, Aug.

2014

Taos Public Library, Wholly Rags, April, May, June

Artes de Descartes, Stables Gallery, Aug-Sept.

2013

A Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, Third AnnualRISD/NM Alumni Exhibit, June 14-July 27

Joyful Journey Hot Springs and Conference Center, Moffat, CO, One-woman show, June, July, Aug.

Taos Public Library, July

SMU-Taos, Burgwin Hall , July-Dec.

Arte de Descartes, Honorable Mention, Stables Gallery, Taos, NM, Aug.

Ghost Horse Gallery, Moffat, Colorado

2012

Las Comadres Gallery, Taos, NM; guest artist, Jan.

Stray Arts Gallery, Taos, NM; regular exhibitor

Optimysm Metaphysical Shop gallery, Taos, NM; One-woman show, April

Scripps Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM; RISD Alumni Invitational, Aug. 11-Sept 8.

2011

Ventero Open Press Gallery, San Luis, CO

Las Comadres Gallery, Taos, NM; guest artist, Dec.

Stray Arts Gallery, "Who Dun It?", Taos, NM

2004-6

Crestone Artisans Gallery, Crestone, Colorado. Founding Member

2003

Contemporary Fabric Art ’03; Levee House, Marietta , OH ; Jan. Regional Invitational.

Creating The Goddess, Covenant House, Charleston , WV . April. 2-person

Riverside Artists' Gallery, Marietta , OH . May. Guest Artist

Tari’s Wild Women Gallery, Berkeley Springs , WV

Southern Highland Crafts Guild, Asheville , SC , accepted for entry.

Tamarack, The Best of West Virginia , Fine Art Jury Selection for Dickirson Gallery. April

Wrapped in Cloth – The Human Figure in Textiles, Tubac Center for the Arts, Tubac , AZ , Oct – Nov

Moving Mountains. River Goddess series chosen to illustrate cover and inside booklet for C.D. compilation of Appalachian songwriters.

2002

River Goddess series; The Annex Gallery, Taylor Books; Charleston , WV ; July; 3-person.

River Goddess series; Court Street Gallery; Fayetteville , WV ; Sept-Dec. One-Woman show

Womens Collection, Emma Byrd Gallery, University of Charleston, WV (patron's gift purchase for permanent collection)

2001

Sexually Charged: The Liberating Nature of Sensuality; Carmesi Gallery; Lawrence , KS ; May; Invitational.

Gallery Nuchims, Charleston , WV , Aug. Invitational

1999

Riverside Artists' Gallery, Marietta , OH

Salon des Refuse; Gallery Nuchims, Charleston , WV , Oct.

1998

Reflections, Purchase Award, The Peoples Collection 1998, Peoples Bank of Marietta , OH , Oct.

Honoring the Source; Artists and Ecologists Celebrate the River; Hermann Fine Arts Center, Marietta College, Marietta, OH; Sept. Project Administrator, Judge and Guest Exhibitor.

1997

Winter Regional Exhibition, Parkersburg Art Center, Parkersburg, WV; Jan.

Art on View ’97; Dairy Barn Southeastern Ohio Cultural Arts Center, Athens, OH; April; Juried Regional

Reflections: Contemporary Fiber Images; Etowah Art Gallery, Cartersville, GA; May; Juried Southeastern Regional

Quilts at Crossroads; The Greater Flint Arts Council, Flint, MI; June; Juried International

Hanging By A Threada contemporary quilt exhibition; Northern Arizona University Art Museum; July; Juried National.

The Art of Elements; Peoples Collection 1997, Peoples Bank, Marietta, OH; Oct.

1996

Tamarack; The Best of West Virginia; Beckley, WV; Juried vendor, Books and Paper

Pick of the Valley: the Ohio Valley Artists Invitational, Parkersburg Art Center, WV; May

A-May–Zing, Art and Religion Exhibition; First Unitarian Universalist Society of Marietta, OH; May