Gala 2019

 

SAVE THE DATE! 

SIXTH BIENNIAL COUSE FOUNDATION
GALA & ART AUCTION

JUNE 15, 2019

EL MONTE SAGRADO RESORT
TAOS, NEW MEXICO



Join us for an elegant evening at El Monte Sagrado Resort, including wine and hors d'oeuvres reception, entertainment, live auction, and silent auction, followed by a plated dinner. 

Gala tickets will be available soon via this website using a credit card or PayPal. Those receiving a future mailed invitation can also pay by check.

Live Auction
We are fortunate to again welcome Alissa Ford from Heritage Auctions as our auctioneer for an impressive selection of historic and contemporary Western art. Confirmed artists include:

- Marie Romero Cash
- Michael Cassidy
- Glenn Dean
- Phil Epp
- Logan Maxwell Hagege
- Jerry Jordan
- Gene Kloss
- Jivan Lee
- Ed Smida
(watch this space for updates!)

An online auction preview will be available on this website this spring.

Silent Auction
Available in the ballroom foyer. Includes carefully curated items such as small paintings, jewelry, Native pottery, gift certificates, and more.

Other Events
To enhance your visit throughout the weekend of the gala, we’ve planned other exciting events:
• Friday, June 14 – Cocktail reception and “hardhat tours” of our future museum facility that includes The Lunder Research Center (open to gala ticket holders)
• Saturday, June 15, 10 a.m.  – Presentation by Dr. Marie Watkins, noted J. H. Sharp scholar, at the Harwood Museum of Art (open to the public; $10 general admission, $8 Harwood members)
• Sunday, June 16 – Special open house and book launch of The Life and Times of an American Artist, 1866-1936, the definitive biography of E.I. Couse, written by Couse’s granddaughter, Virginia Couse Leavitt (open to gala ticket holders)

Proceeds from all events benefit The Couse Foundation and Couse-Sharp Historic Site.

Lodging Options

EL MONTE SAGRADO
14 rooms and suites held for our guest block the night of 6/14; 29 rooms and suites for 6/15
$309 - $349 per night
Release date (after this date our guest block will be taken off hold): April 14
Group Code: 190615COUS
Contact: To reserve, use this link
or call 855-846-8267 and identify yourself as part of the Couse Foundation event
317 Kit Carson Rd, Taos, NM 87571

CASA BENAVIDES
11 rooms held
$105 - $199
Release Date: January 30
Block Name: Couse Sharp Foundation Gala 2019 (and Ellen Harper, TCF contact)
Contact: Tessy, Front Desk Manager
(575) 758-1772
casabena @newmex.com
137 Kit Carson Rd, Taos, NM 87571

OLD TAOS GUESTHOUSE
8 rooms held
$149 - $205, less 10% off for Gala guests
Release Date: April 30
Block Name: Couse Sharp Foundation Gala 2019
Contact: Bob and Cady Aspinwall, owners
575-758-5448
oldtaos.com
1028 Witt Road, Taos, NM  87571

TAOS INN
10 rooms held
$172 - $193, which reflects a 10% discount
Release Date: April 30
Block Name: Taos Couse Sharp Foundation Gala, 2019
Contact: Julie Sena, Front Desk Manager (reserve with Julie to use our room block and receive discount)
575-758-2233
rooms @taosinn.com
125 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM 87571

CASA GALLINA
2 Casitas held
Rates approximately $195 - $275 less 10% discount to Gala guests
Release Date: May 1
Block Name: Couse Sharp Foundation Gala 2019
Contact: Richard Spera, owner
575-758-2306
richard @casagallina.net
613 Callejon, Taos, NM 87571

LA FONDA DE TAOS
10 Deluxe rooms held (lesser rooms also available)
$209
Release Date: May 14
Block Name: Couse Sharp Foundation Gala 2019
Contact: Steve Slick, Reservations Manager
505-235-3484
lafondataos @aol.com
108 S Plaza, Taos, NM 87571

For more information, contact admin@couse-sharp.org or call 575-751-0369

 

 

 

Thayer Carter, Artist Palette, Limited Edition Woodcut