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 […]

Library gets new sign

TV Hagenah After over three years of waiting, the Tucumcari Public Library has a new sign and the librarians say they couldn’t be more pleased with it. “I think it is just wonderful,” said Librarian Mary Ann Molinas about the sign installed Thursday morning. “I think it is gorgeous.” In fact, the sign is not […]

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 complete mural

William Thompson Doug and Sharon Quarles have become popular with locals and tourists alike over the past two months for the large mural they have been painting on the side of Lowe’s Grocery Store. Doug Quarles said he expects the mural to be completed today or tomorrow. His wife Sharon expects a small ceremony to […]

Art camp to begin again

TV Hagenah Artists Doug and Sharon Quarles announced last week that because of the success of their recent art camp, they would be holding another one later this month. The two Tucumcari artist said they were a bit unsure if they would do more than one at the beginning of the summer but because of […]

Young artists finish week of art school in city

TV Hagenah In metropolitan areas, young people may go off to dance camp or music camp or art camp so they can be exposed to cultural experiences that they may not otherwise have in their day-to-day lives. Tucumcari got a bit closer to that concept as the first class of Doug and Sharon Quarles’ Art […]

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 […]

Educators hold raffle

William Thompson The Tucumcari Education Association is raffling a painting by local artist Doug Quarles. The painting, a depiction of mallards in flight, is being raffled to raise money for a scholarship that will be disbursed to persons studying to become teachers. The raffle is the primary means used to fund the scholarship. The painting […]