Our page — Feb. 9

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Lauriault recognized The Quay Council for Arts and Humanities presented “Arena King,” a pastel white-on-black painting by Sharon Quarles to Leonard Lauriault for his years of dedicated service to the organization. Pictured from left to right are: Kenna McKenzie Young, Sharon Quarles, Leonard Lauriault, Benjie Torres, and Mary Ann Apodaca.

Tucumcari muralists moving on

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Chelle Delaney Six years and 30 murals later, Tucumcari artists and muralists Sharon and Doug Quarles are picking up their paint brushes and moving to Cimarron. The artists have left a legacy of murals depicting the Mother Road, local scenes and personalities and the landscape of Quay County. A self-guided tour of the murals is [...]

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 [...]

Quarles’ B&B gallery is an artwork in progress

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun At their new home and business, artists and murlalists Sharon and Doug Quarles have a new canvas for their creative spirits and a two-story showcase for their work. In October the Quarles opened Gallery 111 Bed & Breakfast in the old Gaudin home at the corner of High and [...]

Six Shooter Fest attracts talent for stage and bake-off

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Despite gusting winds off the prairie, the first Six Shooter Siding Festival got off to a good start, say its organizers. “There was heavy traffic. We estimated 350 to 375 showed up before the winds started blowing,” said Sharon Quarles, chairman of the event. The event was sponsored by [...]

01-16-2007: Around Town

Help Quarles find space… The Eastern New Mexico ArtSpace approved at its board meeting this week to launch a campaign to help muralists Doug and Sharon Quarles find a new art space. The Quarles lost Gallery 111, when the Sands- Dorsey Building burned last week. Donations may be sent to Eastern New Mexico ArtSpace, P.O. [...]

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 [...]

Some residents would like to see old recreational area fully restored.

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Some remember when Five Mile Park was a community gathering place. Others have only seen photos. All share the same dream: Restore the park west of town to its original grandeur. The Metropolitan Park/Five Mile Park Restoration Committee — which includes local artists Sharon and Doug Quarles; committee President-elect [...]

Classes offered for youngsters

By William Thompson Want to go on a dinosaur dig or learn to paint a mural on a wall? Then you may want to go to “summer camp” at Mesalands Community College. The college is also offering science and cheerleading classes for area youth, in addition to other summer activities. Beginning Monday, Mesalands paleontology student [...]

‘Route 66 Mural’ dedicated

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By Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun Jim Oliver came to see his John Deer cutter on the side of the Lowe’s building. Bill Rouse came to see his horses. Muralists Doug and Sharon Quarles used photos from around Tucumcari to paint the images in the Route 66 Mural. About one year after Doug began painting [...]