About Us

Yvonne has settled in as owner at Artemisia

Artemisia is celebrating 15 years in Taos, New Mexico. The store was named Artemisia in recognition of the Italian painter Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1652).

The original owner retired and the store was purchased by Yvonne Swartz in April, 2015. Yvonne will continue to carry a selection of fine handwoven garments from local and regional artists, one-of-a-kind artwear and accessories that make Artemisia a favorite destination for fiber arts lovers from around the world.

Yvonne grew up in Pennsylvania and lived on the North Shore of Boston, MA, for 10 years before moving to New Mexico in 1992. She has a strong graphic design and publishing background and has been a small business owner for most of her working life. She left a full-time management position in 2013 to explore other career interests and considers it kismet that she landed in Taos as owner of Artemisia.

Yvonne on the summit of Wheeler Peak (New Mexico's highest peak - 13,161 ft.)

Yvonne enjoys trail running, hiking, cross-country skiing, and gardening. She is looking forward to many outdoor adventures in beautiful Taos and northern New Mexico!

Thank you for browsing the online shop. We appreciate your interest and hope to welcome you one of these days to Taos and to Artemisia.

Yvonne with her daughter, Caroline, and son, Bryce