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La Luz de Taos

June 14June 15

The Couse-Sharp Historic Site has traditionally held a biennial gala and art auction to support its programs which has become over the years the hottest little art shindig in the West. After a pandemic hiatus, the organization launched a new format in 2022: La Luz de Taos, a significant exhibition, celebration, and sale. La Luz is back in June 2024, including the entertaining and educational events attendees know and love.

The big weekend kicks off Friday, June 14, with an open house and exhibition closing reception at Couse-Sharp Historic Site. Saturday, June 15, will feature a lecture by TSA scholar Marie Watkins, PhD, on TSA member Julius Rolshoven. Her presentation is based on her recent scholarship on the painter, much of which was conducted at The Lunder Research Center on the CSHS campus.

The main event is the Saturday, June 15, 2024 evening gala and art sale at El Monte Sagrado Resort. Attendees will chat, wine and dine, and enjoy music and dancing. A “trunk sale” will feature a curated collection of wearable art: vintage leatherwork and silver, fashion by Patricia Michaels (Taos Pueblo) and jewelry by Bernadette Marquez and Maria Samora (Taos Pueblo). The centerpiece will be the draw to determine which lucky person has the chance to purchase each of the works from La Luz de Taos. Most artworks will be sold at fixed price, with a few of the most coveted being sold via secret-bid auction. Those unable to make it to Taos can purchase a set of absentee ballot slips to participate remotely.


June 14
June 15
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Couse-Sharp Historic Site
146 Kit Carson Rd
Taos, NM United States
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