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 […]

Local artists paint gourds

TV Hagenah Three area artist traveled to Taos yesterday to submit gourds they had painted for a special benefit art show of nothing but painted gourds called, “Out of your gourd”. The three, Sharon and Doug Quarles and Tom Windem, have spent much of the last week on their small canvases – preparing the surfaces, […]

Artists start class for youths

TV Hagenah If Doug Quarles has his way, in about a month, the Tucumcari area will be overrun with young artists. That is why the area painter and muralist is, with his artist wife Sharon Watson, scheduling art classes at their studio-home west of the city during the early summer. “There are some very talented […]

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 […]

Artists pour iron

TV Hagenah The scene on the south side of the Mesalands Community College art room on Friday afternoon and evening looked more like some sort of post-apocalyptic film rather than a place of art. One almost expected to see Mad Max step out from the shadows as fire belched toward the sky and people ran […]

Artists display favorite works

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By Angela Peacock Gourds, hard shelled fruits often used for ornaments, have fascinated Elsie Lerke ever since she can remember. Lerke once stumbled on a miniature gourd souvenir she thought she could not live without until she discovered it cost $90. That experience left Lerke determined to make gourd art her hobby. “I have given […]

Arts festival prepares to kick off

By Dave Gragg The Quay Council for Arts and Humanities is looking for more artists to join an already impressive lineup during a three-day arts festival. The festival will run Friday, Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18 at the Tucumcari Convention Center, beginning with a reception at 6 p.m. Friday. Middle and high school […]