In June, The Couse Foundation hosted a whirlwind weekend of activities including dedication of a monument thanking our founders and the grand opening of the restored J. H. Sharp Studio, crowned by our Fifth Biennial Gala and Art Auction the evening of June 10.
“We are delighted with the enriching and enjoyable experience we were able to provide to hundreds of art lovers,” said Davison Packard Koenig, the Foundation’s executive director and curator.
“In addition, the Gala proved to be our most successful fundraising event ever. We are deeply grateful to the artists and businesses who made our auctions the talk of the town, to our many dedicated volunteers, and to our generous bidders and donors,” Koenig said. Read more...
Explore the studios of E. I. Couse and J. H. Sharp, founding members of the Taos Society of Artists. These two painters helped create the cultural fabric of Taos as we know it today.
Wander through the Couse home and see how these pioneer painters lived. Stand at Couse’s easel, see the model’s stage and props. Nothing is under glass. All remains as it was 100 years ago. Witness this unbroken chain of history as it is preserved into the future, with the restoration of Sharp’s studio and the building of a new archive.