Unique Art Show in Elephant Butte in June

The Sierra del Rio Golf Course at Turtleback Mountain Resort in Elephant Butte is planning to display a collection of artwork by 50 local artists. The show will feature 50 pieces of art by 50 different local artists. This collaboration of Turtleback Mountain Resort and the Sierra County Arts Council, and nearly every gallery in TorC will showcase many of the finest artists in Sierra County. Per their press release, here are the details:

Turtleback Mountain Resort to Host Regional Art Show & Sale

Sierra County, NMMay 14, 2024 – Turtleback Mountain Resort, in partnership with the Sierra County Arts Council, is hosting an Art Show & Sale at the Sierra del Rio Golf Club House June 21st – 23rd in Elephant Butte, NM.

“Soft Ocean” is an acrylic on canvas by Lisa Talavera of Artist Abbey

Fifty artists’ work will be on display with some notable artists including Delmas Howe, Olin B. West, Nolan Winkler and J. Harold Waldrum. Work on display and for sale includes oil paintings, watercolor, acrylic, fiber art and sculptures. Prices range from $40 to $9,500 with more than half being under $1,000.

The vibrant work of T or C-born artist Delmas Howe will be among the fifty artists on display in this show.

Many of the artists will be on hand throughout the show and sale to speak with buyers about their work. Additionally, 15 regional galleries representing about 40 local artists will be there as well.

“The Dam Site” — a watercolor on paper by Chris Krieg who is represented by the The Center Gallery Fine Arts.

The event runs from 5 to 8 p.m. on June 21st and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on June 22nd and June 23rd. There is no admission. 100% of the sales will go directly to the artists or the gallery representing the artists.

“We hope everyone in the region will stop by during the weekend,” said Jesse Thorpe, General Manager of Turtleback Mountain Resort. The artwork will be set up throughout the Club, and we welcome people to stop by, enjoy the views and partake in the Club’s great libations and food.”

More information is at: www.sierracountyarts.org

Author note: Plans are for the resort’s expansive restaurant area to be converted into a gallery for the weekend of June 21st – 23rd. This event will be a great opportunity to view the scope and variety of artwork produced right here in Sierra County. It’s also a chance to see a selection of artwork from the many local galleries in TorC — all in one place. Nearly every gallery in TorC is represented in this show and sale. And, if your timing is right, you might even have the chance to visit with some of the artists personally and learn more about their work.

The majority of the content for this item was provided by Turtleback Mountain Resort along with images from some of the participating galleries. Full disclosure: the author is a member of the board of the Sierra County Arts Council and is involved in the organization and coordination of this event.


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John Johanek
John Johanek

John Johanek spent 40 years in publishing including four years as art director for Popular Mechanics in New York. He then founded his own design consulting firm with clients worldwide. His firm earned the highest awards in magazine design excellence. He’s written numerous articles on the fine points of magazine design in leading industry magazines and presented hundreds of design seminars and workshops for major trade conferences, publishing organizations and private publishers stateside and internationally. He and his wife Durrae have authored two books on Montana (his home state): Montana Behind the Scenes and Montana Folks. For the past several years John has pursued his passion for art and now he and Durrae operate Zia Gallery in Truth or Consequences to showcase their work. He is a member of the board of directors of the Sierra County Public-Interest Journalism Project.

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