Bahrs wins best in show

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Special to the QCS A young Tucumcari artist, Elizabeth “Tomoko” Bahrs, 18, has been awarded best of show for her entry in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s annual Junior Duck Stamp Contest for New Mexico, according to a press release from the federal agency. Bahrs depiction of a male and female Wood duck, entitled […]

Iron pour attracts artists to Mesalands

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By QCS Staff Artist Eric Wolfe sculpts his zia-inspired woman in preparation for the Mesalands Community College iron pour on Friday. Wolfe is one of 11 art students from Adams State College in Alamosa, Colo., who have joined this year’s pour. About 40 artists from both coasts, Alaska and North Carolina, and in between have […]

Quarles exhibit opens today

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Special to QCS If you have enjoyed Doug Quarles’ murals, now is the time to see his smaller and latest works on canvas. Artwork by Tucumcari’s own muralist is the subject of a one man show and featured member artist at the Eastern New Mexico Art Space gallery beginning today. Working as a full-time artist […]

Art op-pour-tunity

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By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff By this morning, the fires will have subsided. From beginners to the well-seasoned veterans, they are all planning to gather to see what shapes will emerge from the cooled iron. About 40 artists attended this year’s iron pour, said D’Jean Jawrunner, artist and art faculty at Mesalands Community College. There […]

Doodling artist has many talents

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff They’ve auctioned off the doodles of Robert deNiro and Meryl Streep at charity events. Inventions by Leonardo da Vinci’s are said to come from his bursts of doodles. Doodling is and has become a new art form. “I wouldn’t call it fine art,” said artist Jan J.C. Jones, a Tucumcari […]

Route 66 historian visits Route 66 Festival

By Staff: Quay County Sun Tucumcari’s Route 66 Festival began attracting vendors, visitors and, historians, too, for the weekend’s events. One of the mother road’s biggest supporters and recorders of its history is Robert Waldmire. An artist and 1965-Mustang owner, Waldmire has traversed the road several times and even made a living as a traveling […]

Nine named as ‘Artists in Annex’

TV Hagenah For the most part in the past when the “Artist in the Annex,” was chosen to show his or her art work in the annex of the Tucumcari Historical Museum, it was a single individual or possibly a husband and wife team., but according to the museum’s director Bruce Nutt, the museum decided […]

Arts Festival begins Thursday

William Thompson The second annual Tucumcari Arts Festival runs Thursday through Sunday at the Tucumcari Convention Center with nearly forty artists participating. Judy Hiner, Director of the Quay Council for Arts and Humanities, said this year’s festival will emphasize quality over quantity. “There will be a higher quality of art for sale this year,” said […]

Lucero honored as ‘Artist’

TV Hagenah Mike Lucero, this month’s Artist in the Annex at the Tucumcari Historical Museum, isn’t certain when he first realized that he had talent for art, it might have been high school art class, but he is certain when his shaping into an artist began. “It’s when I started working with artist and woodcarver […]

Award winning artist displays works

By Ryan Lengerich Bernice Cosner’s passion for arts developed as much from necessity as it did from recreation. “When you have a rancher for a hubby, you need a hobby,” she said. Cosner was the featured artist for the Tucumcari Historical Museum’s presentation of Artist in the Annex for November. She displayed more than 20 […]