Gala 2019


SIXTH BIENNIAL COUSE FOUNDATION
GALA & ART AUCTION

JUNE 15, 2019, 5PM

EL MONTE SAGRADO RESORT
TAOS, NEW MEXICO



Join us for an elegant evening at El Monte Sagrado, including a cocktail reception with hors d'oeuvres, silent auction, live auction, a plated dinner in a tent on the lawn, and musical entertainment and dancing. 

Tickets are $175 each. To purchase online using a credit card or PayPal, click here. Mailed invitations will include an RSVP card so you can also pay by check. For questions concerning tickets or invitations, contact us at admin@couse-sharp.org or 575-751-0369.

Live Auction
In the Rio Grande Ballroom. We are fortunate to again welcome Alissa Ford from Heritage Auctions as our auctioneer for an impressive selection of  Western and regional art, both historic and contemporary.

Represented artists include:
- Bill Acheff (painting)                        - E. Martin Hennings (print)
- Jozef Bakos (painting)                      - Marie Romero Cash (altar screen)
- Edward Curtis (photograph)            - Cara Romero (photograph)
- Kang Cho (painting)                        - Arturo Chavez (painting)
- Glenn Dean (painting)                     - Nicholas Coleman (painting)
- Logan Maxwell Hagege (painting)     - Brett Allen Johnson (painting)
- Jerry Jordan (painting)                      - Gene Kloss (watercolor)
- Barbara Latham (painting)                - Jivan Lee (painting) 
- Ed Mell (painting)                            - Ed Smida (sculpture)
(watch this space for updates!)

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

Silent Auction
In the Rio Grande Ballroom foyer. Includes carefully curated items such as smaller paintings, prints, jewelry, Native pottery, and more. 
Represented artists include:

- Derek No-Sun Brown (drawing)      - Earl Stroh (print)
- Angie Coleman (print)                    - Woody Crumbo (print)
- Joseph Imhoff (print)                       - Tony Abeyta (painting)
- Gene Kloss (print)                           - Phil Epp (painting)
- Randall LaGro (print)                       - Dustin Leavitt (mixed media)
- Ira Lujan (glass)                               - Jody Naranjo (Pueblo pottery)
- Dean Porter (painting)                     - C. S. Talley (painting)
- Maria Samora (jewelry)                    - Angie Yazzie (Pueblo pottery)
- Barbara Sparks (photo & book)         - Historic Pueblo pottery
(watch this space for updates!)

Custom Cowboy Hardhats
A special silent auction feature this year is an array of cowboy-hat-style hardhats decorated on commission by Derek No-Sun Brown, John Farnsworth, Susan Folwell, Chloe Gaillard, Jerry Jordan, and Ed Sandoval.

Other Events

To enhance your visit throughout the weekend of the gala, we’ve planned other exciting events:
• Friday, June 14, 5-7 p.m. – Wine and hors d'oeuvres reception with “hardhat tours” of our future museum facility that includes The Lunder Research Center. Book signing events with scholars of the Taos Society of Artists. Opening of temporary exhibition Joseph Henry Sharp's Montana in the 1915 Sharp Studio. Open to gala attendees and invited guests only; RSVP required.
• Saturday, June 15, 10-11 a.m.  – “So me for the North and snow!”: Joseph Henry Sharp’s MontanaLecture by Dr. Marie Watkins at the Harwood Museum of Art. Open to the public; $10 general admission, $8 Harwood members. Seating is limited; advance tickets suggested. Click here for more information.
• Sunday, June 16, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. – Special CSHS open house with book launch of Eanger Irving Couse: The Life and Times of an American Artist, 1866-1936, the definitive biography of Couse by his granddaughter Virginia Couse Leavitt; the author will be signing copies, which will be available for sale. Visitors can also tour the temporary exhibition Taos Pueblo Portraiture: The Photographic Studies of E. I. Couse in the site’s 1835 Luna Chapel and the permanent rotating exhibition J. H. Sharp: The Life and Work of an American Legend, refreshed this season with artwork, ephemera, and objects from his personal collection. Open to the public; free admission.

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

Lodging Options

EL MONTE SAGRADO
elmontesagrado.com
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
casabenavides.com
a few rooms available for 6/14 and 6/15
$105 - $199
Release Date: May 15
Block Name: Couse Sharp Foundation Gala 2019, #45252
Contact: Tessy, Front Desk Manager
(575) 758-1772
communications @resnexus.com
137 Kit Carson Rd, Taos, NM 87571

OLD TAOS GUESTHOUSE INN
oldtaos.com
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 @gmail.com
1028 Witt Road, Taos, NM  87571

TAOS INN
taosinn.com
10 rooms held
$172 - $193, which reflects a 10% discount
Release Date: April 30
Block Name: Couse Sharp Gala
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
casagallina.net
2 Casitas held
Rates approximately $195 - $275 less 10% discount to Gala guests
Release Date: May 1
Block Name: Couse Sharp Gala 2019
Contact: Richard Spera, owner
575-758-2306
richard @casagallina.net
613 Callejon, Taos, NM 87571

PALACIO DE MARQUESA
marquesataos.com
First come first served reservations
$309, a $90 savings for Gala attendees
Block Name: Couse Foundation Gala guests
Use this link to book
405 Cordoba Road, Taos NM 87571

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

BURCH STREET CASITAS
casitasintaos.com
2 rooms held

$120-$140, 4 night minimum
Release Date: April 30
Block Name: Couse Foundation Gala

Contact: Jim and Nancy Schlarbaum, owners
575-737-9038
jim @casitasintaos.com
310 Burch Street, Taos NM 87571

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

 

 

 

Thayer Carter, Artist Palette, Limited Edition Woodcut