2019 Gala Preview

August 3rd, 2019 at EL Monte Sagrado Resort


  The Turquoise Gala Committee is pleased to welcome back Allissa Ford as our auctioneer extraordinaire! Allissa joins us from Heritage Auctions, the professionals for charitable causes and more. Enjoy the LIVE AUCTION with her expertise in making this fun, memorable and successful.



Save the Date for a funfest night in Taos! The best silent auction is followed by a Live Auction with Fine Arts and Get Away-s to make for an exciting exchange. The evening is topped off with a sumptuous dinner and music to dance the night away. Gala guests will be enjoying the music of Chris Arellano and his Nuevo Americana.

The Annual Turquoise Gala is the Millicent Rogers most important fundraiser. The preview showcases the Live Auction Items as well as the Silent Auction Offerings. During the preview we accept proxy bids/sealed bids from individuals who are unable to attend but are interested in submitting a bid via the Executive Director. 

Silent Auction Preview is available online right now! If you can't come in person, check it out here today and BUY NOW!! We offer the Silent Auction Items for presale purchase in an effort to reach our goals. Collectible arts and gifts from local businesses sustains the event. Please join us starting July 19 in Galleries 9 and 10. Preview will come down Thursday August 1st. 


THE RAFFLE: The night of the Gala, we will be raffling off this beautiful Sterling Silver Bolo Tie and Necklace, and they each have 7 moonstones set on the main adornment, and the bolo tie has 2 smaller moon stones dangling on the tips.  

This beautiful work is created by David B. Anderson and is inspired by Millicent's jewelry. Each item will be raffled as seperate items. 


You must be present to claim the prize during the raffle. 

Silent Auction featuring many works including vintage collectibles:

2D works by:

Tony Abeyta 
Charles M Capps 
Jim Cox 
Sue B Dayton 
Max Jones 
Peggy McGivern 
Richard Alan Nichols 
Owings Gallery 
Lorraine Plaxico 
Mary B Rogers 
Stephen Spellman 
Gak Stonn 
Pat Wolf 
Zaplin Lampert Gallery

3D works by:

Dennis Charly 
Pablo Flores 
Richard Oliver 
Anderson Koinva 
Art Lewis

Jewelry by:

Gail Golden 
Claire Haye 
David B Anderson 
Lorenzo Tortalita 

Gift Certificates from:

Angel Fire Stables 
Antonios Restaurant 
Aura Fitness 
Bent Street Deli and Café 
Black Mesa Winery 
Brenda and Terry Clark 
Creative Framing 
Los Rios River Rafters 
Diane Ramsey and Nancy Willson 
Dreamcatcher B&B 
High Frequency Loft 
Heritage Hotels 
Love Apple 
Taos Tattoos 
Trading Post Café 
Old Martina’s Hall 
Opcit Books Taos 
Richard Nichols 
Salon Marjorie 
Sam’s Shop 
Spotted Bear 
Taos Country Club 
Taos Ski Valley 
The Gorge 
Vivac Winery 
World Cup

2019 Turquoise Gala Sponsors and Patrons

In honor of our gala theme, each sponsorship level is named for a different turquoise mine in the Southwest. The Millicent Rogers Museum would like to thank all of our generous patrons.
Santa Rita Sponsors
Carol and Robert C. Cudd
Laurie and Craig Dunn
Jere C. and William A. Robertson
Blue Moon Patrons
Kay and Gregg Harris
Candelaria Patrons
Robyn and Joseph Miller
Shelly Burke and Philip Peralta-Ramos
Sleeping Beauty Patrons
Carol and Ray Claxton
Paula and Steven Fasken
Mary Dale and James Gordon
Pat and Dave Krapf
Donna Mellinger
Bette and Richard Pesikoff
Sandra Richardson
Susan Streeper
Azure Patrons
Kristina Alley
Robert S. Attiyeh
Barbara Brenner
Centinel Bank
Kirk Clark
Walt Gonske
Sally Graubarth
Diane Ramsey and Bruce Johnson
Carol and Rick Rinehart
Annette and Richard Rubin
Nancy and Patrick Willson

Also acknowledging the artists and business who gave to the Live and Silent Auctions, THANK YOU!

 And to all the volunteers who work with the staff to run a smooth operation, Gracias! Tahuh! Thank you!