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...
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
Artes de Descartes XX, Taos, New Mexico, Aug-Sept.
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
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.
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.
Crestone Creative District: various group shows; July, Aug, Nov.
Winterfest, Crestone, CO, Dec.
"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.
Taos Public Library, Wholly Rags, April, May, June
Artes de Descartes, Stables Gallery, Aug-Sept.
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
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.
Ventero Open Press Gallery, San Luis, CO
Las Comadres Gallery, Taos, NM; guest artist, Dec.
Stray Arts Gallery, "Who Dun It?", Taos, NM
Crestone Artisans Gallery, Crestone, Colorado. Founding Member
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.
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)
Sexually Charged: The Liberating Nature of Sensuality; Carmesi Gallery; Lawrence , KS ; May; Invitational.
Gallery Nuchims, Charleston , WV , Aug. Invitational
Riverside Artists' Gallery, Marietta , OH
Salon des Refuse; Gallery Nuchims, Charleston , WV , Oct.
Reflections, Purchase Award, The Peoples Collection 1998, Peoples Bank of Marietta , OH , Oct.
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 Thread – a contemporary quilt exhibition; Northern Arizona University Art Museum; July; Juried National.
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