Gala / Past Galas
The Couse Foundation biennial gala and art auction has been held at El Monte Sagrado in Taos since 2009. In addition, we have hosted prestigious lecturers the same weekend as the gala for the entertainment and edification of our guests. Our speakers have been:
June 10, 2017 - Peter Hassrick, Director Emeritus and Senior Scholar, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, on "The Studios of J.H. Sharp"
August 8, 2015 - Dean A. Porter, Ph.D., noted researcher, author and painter, on "Taos Society of Artists: the Why and the When"
August 31, 2013 - Byron Price, Director, Charles M. Russell Center, University of Oklahoma
September 24, 2011 - Sally King, Curator of Art for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad
October 17, 2009 - Stuart Ashman, Cabinet Secretary for the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs