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 […]

03-03-2007: Community Notes

Scholarship applicants sought The Alpha Mu Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi is now accepting scholarship applications from area graduating seniors for two $200 scholarships. Applications can be picked up from your high school counselor’s office. Applications must be returned by April 2 to your high school counselor’s office or they must be postmarked by April […]

ArtSpace takes initial measures

By QCS Staff One of the first steps in launching Eastern New Mexico ArtSpace was made Tuesday with the preliminary approval of a $12,500 grant by the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp. Final approval of the grant will have to come next from the City Commission, said GTEDC board president, Franklin McCasland. Eastern New Mexico […]

Quarles open Gallery 111

BY QCS Staff Gallery one eleven— which is recognized by its distinctive blue Gallery 111 letters on the storefront at the same address on Second Street — opened its doors on Saturday to a crowd of about 60 well-wishers and artists in their own right. It’s the dream of artists Sharon and Doug Quarles. “Ever […]

Iron-clad friends work together

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By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Nat Hesse stood, camera in hand, waiting for the iron that would fill his mold a few feet away. Hesse, a Santa Fe sculptor, had created a mold of a computer keyboard and monitor. “It’s real hard-ware,” Hesse said with a laugh. Hesse was one of many artists who […]

Art center coming to Tucumcari

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Soon, Quay County artists won’t have to travel to exhibit in a gallery, rent studio space, be counseled in business and marketing advice or even share a cup of coffee with fellow creators. An entire art center — with café — is coming to Tucumcari. “Other communities have turned themselves into […]

Tucumcari to be sculpted as next artist haven

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Taos and Santa Fe are both renown for their art and artists – and Tucumcari may not be far behind, according to Small Business Development Center Director David Buchen at Mesalands Community College. Buchen said the city is implementing an art incubation project, with help from the Small Business Development Center, […]

Tucumcari gets crafty this weekend

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tow truck driver Jinnah Bates said she remembers Tucumcari’s annual C.R.A.F.T. Arts and Craft Show quite well. After all, it’s where she bought the denim embroidered shirt adorned with horses she wore to business dinners – and then to an emergency call. “I was having coffee with five of my girlfriends […]

Art Festival features local artists

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By William Thompson: QUAY COUNTY SUN The Tucumcari Art Festival is back at the Tucumcari Convention Center for the third year, with more than 30 artists participating. Everything from watercolors to bronze sculptures can be purchased from the artists. A bronze armadillo can be had for $325. A large painting by local artist Doug Quarles […]

Tucumcari holds annual iron pour

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Tova Fruchtman:Quay County Sun Soft voices filled the air in the room. Some sat alone working on wax sculptures, others ate beans, fruit, salad or peanuts, and still others talked quietly about their pieces. For seven years artists from around the country have come to Tucumcari to create metal works of art. Friday was the […]