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Annual Quick Draw & Live Art Auction

Quick Draw gives the public an exclusive opportunity to observe artists as they work-- then take home a one of a kind masterpiece from the Live Art Auction.

While few are fortunate enough to witness an artist’s creation of a work, the TCA will present visitors with this unique experience at the 10th Annual Quick Draw this fall. Over the years, the Quick Draw event has provided the opportunity to observe forty New Mexico artists construct works from the beginning stages in setting up their easels and shaping the first brush strokes, to adding the finishing touches, and framing the final masterpieces. After Quick Draw, observers have the option chance to bid on the artworks at the Art Auction and could take home a piece they witnessed throughout the process.

At this year's Quick Draw we have added the Taos Studio Artists, Friends of TCA Exhibit and Auction
Now on exhibit at Centinal Bank of Taos 11 of Taos's best.
Come meet these artists at a special reception
Friday September 16, 5:30 to 7:00 pm at Centinel Bank of Taos
Lenny Foster, Valerie Graves , Ann Huston, Jerry Jordan, Stephen Kilborn, Miguel Martinez, Ouray Meyers, Robert Parker, Ed Sandoval , Thom Wheeler, Barbara Zaring

The artists works will be auctioned in the Encore Gallery of TCA right after the Quick Draw, Saturday, September 24, from 3:00 pm along with the pieces worked on during the day.

Open to the public at no cost, Quick Draw will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 11 AM followed by the Live Art Auction beginning at 3 PM. Both events will take place at the TCA site, located at 133 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, north of the Taos Plaza.

Visitors are welcome to stroll through the historic TCA courtyard as they observe artists designing two and three dimensional art in a variety of mediums including: oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, drawings, mixed media, sculpture, jewelry, stone, glass and wood. In this enchanting setting, guests will sense the allure that brings many artists to Taos. Observers will also have a chance to ask the artists about their works and inspirations. All artists' works created on site are for purchase either at the silent auction or by bid at the 3 PM live auction.

Attending Artists: Mary Barnes, Barbara Barrett, George Chacon, Jane Chandler, Alyce Frank, Valerie Graves, Leigh Gusterson, Alan Heuer, Elizabeth Jose, Dorothy Lampl, Huberto Maestas, Shelbee Mares, Mercedes Montoya, Jason Murtha, Richard Alan Nichols, Sam Richardson, Lloyd Rivera, Sally Russell, Ed Sandoval, Alex Schoenfeld, Doug Scott, Patty Sheehan, Charlotte Shroyer, Ron Stock, Lina Thewlis, Cami Thompson, Thom Wheeler and Pat Woodall

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