Gala / Past Galas

  • Attendees in the art preview gallery before the Fourth Biennial Gala and Art Auction.

    Attendees in the art preview gallery before the Fourth Biennial Gala and Art Auction.

  • The Couse Foundation’s hard working Gala volunteers.

    The Couse Foundation’s hard working Gala volunteers.

  • Live auction during the Fourth Biennial Gala.

    Live auction during the Fourth Biennial Gala.

  • The bidding is getting lively.

    The bidding is getting lively.

  • Auction of Nicholas Coleman’s "The Scout."

    Auction of Nicholas Coleman’s "The Scout."

  • Auctioning of Walt Gonske’s image, "Holman Adobe."

    Auctioning of Walt Gonske’s image, "Holman Adobe."

  • Auctioning of Jerry Jordan’s image, "The Taos Magic."

    Auctioning of Jerry Jordan’s image, "The Taos Magic."

  • Stephen Zick from Christie’s working the room.

    Stephen Zick from Christie’s working the room.

  • Dean Porter’s lecture August 8, 2015, at the Harwood Museum.

    Dean Porter’s lecture August 8, 2015, at the Harwood Museum.

  • Dean Porter presenting his lecture, "TSA: The Why and the When."

    Dean Porter presenting his lecture, "TSA: The Why and the When."

  • Dean Porter presenting his lecture at the Harwood Museum.

    Dean Porter presenting his lecture at the Harwood Museum.

Thank you to everyone who attended our Fourth Biennial Gala and Art Auction on August 8, 2015.  It was a wonderful evening of friends, food, wine and art.  This has been an exceptional year for The Couse Foundation and your continued support of the Couse-Sharp Historic Site keeps the legacy alive.  We were fortunate to have 142 attendees, 22 artists and raised more money than previous Galas.  We appreciate all the artists and gallery owners who donated their works to the auction, the volunteers who gave their time, to our Board of Directors for their guidance and to our many friends.  In addition, we cannot say enough to thank Dean Porter for his informative and interesting lecture at the Harwood on "TSA: the Why and the When."

We hope to see you at the next Gala in 2017. 

 

Here is a list of previous galas and keynote speakers held at El Monte Sagrado in Taos, New Mexico:

August 8, 2015 - Keynote speaker: Dr. Dean A. Porter, Ph.D., noted researcher, author and painter

August 31, 2013 - Keynote speaker: Byron Price, Director, Charles M. Russell Center, University of Oklahoma

September 24, 2011 - Keynote speaker:  Sally King, Curator of Art for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad

October 17, 2009 - Keynote speaker:  Stuart Ashman, Cabinet Secretary for the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs