Welcome to the Tularosa Basin Gallery, the largest Photography Gallery in the State
Featuring over 35+ Photographers and 1,000 images of New Mexico
IMAGING NEW MEXICO Every photograph by one of our exceptional photographers captures the uniqueness of New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment. It’s not just a document, but a personal statement, filtered through the creativity and vision of a talented photographer. These outstanding images each contain a subliminal message which resonates, triggering a cascade of memories. A glance at the wall, and what you experience is not a snapshot, but a gateway to your imagination. And it's all available to you the customer. Imagine that!
To promote the unique beauty of the State of New Mexico through photography – highlighting the State’s varied cultures, geography, wildlife, sun rises and sunsets that have drawn photographers and artists alike to the state. All the photography in the Tularosa Basin Gallery of Photography has been created in New Mexico and has, therefore, been determined by the State to be “NEW MEXICO TRUE”.
To provide an inviting space where photographers can present individual interpretations of this, their home state. It is one of the largest photography galleries per square foot in the entire State.
To make images of New Mexico available in a variety of processes (traditional black and white – digital prints – and alternative processes), all at reasonable prices and in a range of sizes.
To offer workshops for beginning photographers as well as for experienced and professional image makers and to provide field trips to explore the surrounding Tularosa Basin area in search of unique photography experiences.
Now on Display
Exclusive Exhibition of the 2017 New Mexico Magazine Photography Competition Winners.
Archival Prints of all images are available thru the Gallery. $55 for an 8x10 photo matted to 11x14 in a protective plastic sleeve. $185 for an 11x14 photo matted and framed to 16x20". All Photos & Matts are archival quality. Framed prints have special non-glare glass in a Gallery black metal frame ready for hanging.
"Liz Dancing" by Catherine Lucas, Grand Prize Winner
of the 2019 Photo Contest
Launch Your Photography Career
Founded in 1923, New Mexico Magazine reigns as one of the oldest, most prestigious state magazines in the U.S. NMM's annual photography contests are legendary, challenging amateur photographers to capture our state's most stunning scenery, interesting people, and extraordinary events. Every year, we are amazed by the quality and breadth of your submissions. Check out last year's winners. Now let's do it again.
Exclusive showing of the 2020 Winners at the Photozozo Gallery
Tularosa Basin Gallery of Photography
401 12th Street, Box 850, Carrizozo NM 88301
Gallery Hours: Open Monday thru Saturday, 10am-5pm, Sunday 12-5pm
August 2019 Schedule
Open 6 Days a Week
September 2019 Schedule
Open 6 Days a Week
Closed on Tuesday September 3rd
Closed on Wednesday September 5th
Closed on Tuesday September 10th
Closed on Tuesday September 17th
Closed on Tuesday September 24th
Carrizozo was born as a railroad town in the early 1900’s. Homes, commercial shops, bars and rooms for rent were built in the architectural style of the time. The railroad still goes through Carrizozo but it no longer stops. Some of the old buildings have disappeared but the ones that remain have become the backbone and anchor the story of the Town’s revival. Historic 12th Street with buildings constructed of adobe and brick have become the new home for a rapidly growing Arts District. 10 yeas ago there were 5 artists who called Carrizozo home. Today there are 25 and increasing, fixing up old buildings and opening the doors to the public.
There are currently 3 galleries on Historic 12th Street is the Malkerson Gallery 408 known for its contemporary art & painting, jewelry, sculptures and hand-crafted items. It is also the Home of the Painted Burros of Southern New Mexico.
Across the street another ‘Only in New Mexico' located in a 2-story building built in 1917. The Tularosa Gallery of Photography displays the works of over 40 photographers from New Mexico. All the photos have been taken in New Mexico. At 7,500 Sq. ft. it is the largest photo gallery in the state.
To complement the art galleries there are several locations to stop by. The Soul of the West Bootique a collection of western lady’s apparel, antiques and redefined furnishings. The store is know for its outstanding collection of men’s and women’s cowboy boots. Get you cowboy on!
The Highway 54 Emporium is home to an old-fashioned general store that sells a wide spectrum of things you just can’t live without.