Turquoise Gala Auction Preview Exhibition
Each August, the Millicent Rogers Museum hosts its popular Turquoise Gala to raise essential funds in support of the museum. Tickets to the gala are sold out, but there are plenty of options to join the museum in celebrating this annual event.
Turquoise Gala Auction Preview Exhibition—Beginning on July 20th, the museum will showcase a special preview of items that will be featured in the live and silent auction. This year, the museum is adding a special Turquoise Showcase to highlight live auction quality items at silent auction prices. Arrangements can be made to bid on all live auction items by proxy and all silent auction and Turquoise Showcase items can be purchased in advance for the retail value plus ten percent. Attending the preview exhibit allows all museum visitors a chance to shop the auction early.
Items selected for the Turquoise Gala’s live and silent auction will be on view at the museum from July 20-August 2. This preview exhibit features works donated by several popular local and national artists as well as a wide array of artworks from many of the top galleries in Taos and Santa Fe. The preview show includes artworks by Joseph Henry Sharp, RC Gorman, Bill Acheff, Tony Abeyta, Ira Lujan, Victor Goler, John Suazo, Ed Sandoval, Jonathan Warmday Coming, Paul Pascarella, Kent Wallis, Mike and Causandra Dukepoo, Barbara Latham, Joan Potter, Margaret Nes, Velino Shije Herrera, Tal Walton, Jerome Tiger, Lenny Foster, Star York, and Melinda Littlejohn. Several notable items featured in the auction include trips to Costa Rica and Palm Springs, items from Millicent Rogers’ estate, vintage and contemporary Southwest jewelry, textiles from the Historic Toadlena Trading Post, spa packages, wine, books, and gift certificates to local businesses, hotels, and restaurants. This event is made possible by all of our donors, sponsors, and New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Millicent Rogers Museum is open daily from 10-5 (MST). In line with the museum’s mission to support the local community, admission is complimentary to Taos County residents. Visit www.millicentrogers.org or call (575) 758-2462 for more information about the museum, admission prices, special events, holiday closures, and the exhibits.
Pictured: Bill Acheff, Half Pot, painting