Western Art Collector

Couse-sharp Historic Site

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146 Kit Carson Road, Taos, NM 87571, (575) 751-0369, admin@couse-sharp.org, www.couse-sharp.org

The two-plus-acre Couse-sharp Historic Site in Taos, includes the homes, studios and gardens of Eanger Irving Couse and Joseph Henry Sharp, two of the founders of the Taos Society of Artists (TSA), and is the home of the Lunder Research Center. CSHS has become an internatio­nal destinatio­n for education, artistic collaborat­ion and scholarshi­p because of its authentici­ty and importance to American art and the history and cultures of the West.

“The TSA left a profound artistic and social legacy,” says Davison Koenig, executive director and curator. “Their shared vision of creating a uniquely American art, permanentl­y influenced the world of art and prevailing perception­s of Native America and the American West.”

The organizati­on’s premier fundraiser, La Luz de Taos 2024, is set for this June. The 50-plus artists participat­ing in the exhibition include Tony Abeyta, Angela Babby, Autumn Borts-medlock, John Coleman, Nicholas Coleman, Glenn Dean, Josh Elliott, Logan Maxwell Hagege, Mark Maggiori and Kevin Red Star. The exhibition is dedicated to artist Ed Mell, a good friend of the site who recently passed away.

“The artists in La Luz de Taos represent a breadth of background­s, presenting a contempora­ry vision of our region, its people, and the nuanced history and traditions imbued in the landscape,” Koenig notes.

The exhibited works will primarily be sold by fixed-price draw, with paintings by Dean, Hagege and Maggiori on secretbid auction. To see images, learn more and obtain tickets to the gala or absentee ballots, visit www.laluzdetao­s.org.

 ?? ?? Couse-sharp Historic Site, Jicarilla Future, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 in., by Nocona Burgess.
Couse-sharp Historic Site, Jicarilla Future, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 in., by Nocona Burgess.
 ?? ?? Couse-sharp Historic Site, Double Down, oil on canvas, 24 x 24 in., by Sean Michael Chavez.
Couse-sharp Historic Site, Double Down, oil on canvas, 24 x 24 in., by Sean Michael Chavez.
 ?? ?? Couse-sharp Historic Site, Above the River, oil on canvas board, 12 x 16 in., by Brett Allen Johnson.
Couse-sharp Historic Site, Above the River, oil on canvas board, 12 x 16 in., by Brett Allen Johnson.

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