HEREKEKE as a 501(c)3 dedicated to contributing to the cultural development of the local community and the stewardship of the land through Artist Residency, Visiting Artist and Local Outreach Programs.
HEREKEKE is located on a private ranch in the remote community of Lama, 20 miles north of Taos, New Mexico. Artists enjoy varied dramatic landscapes of open pastures, forests, semi-arid areas, abundant wildlife, and expansive views of mountains and the Rio Grande River Valley. At 8,200 feet in elevation, the ranch borders Carson National Forest and is in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the southern reaches of the Rocky Mountains.
The Artist Residency Program provides dedicated time and space for creative professionals at all stages of their career.
The Visiting Artist Program invites exceptional mid-career Artists for recurring stays to advance significant projects.
HEREKEKE provides Outreach and Local Programs that include music lessons, clay days, home-school learners, and working with colleges to bring young artists to the wilds of New Mexico.
The ranch was placed under conservation easements with the American Farmland Trust by Dr. John ‘Bud’ & Barbara Wilson. They began a free summer camp, the Sangre de Cristo Youth Ranch, which continues today on the opposite end of the ranch.
The property also hosts a neighborhood goat milking cooperative that Artists can participate in and outdoor experiences for local students.