2019 Turquoise Gala

August 3rd, 2019 EL Monte Sagrado Resort

Turquoise Gala Live and Silent Auctions, Dinner and Dancing with friends.

We are looking forward to another successful and memorable night with ou friends of the museum.  VIEW THE LIVE AUCTION LOTS HERE!


Allissa Ford, Auctioneer

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.


Live Auction Live Auction!

Live Auction will feature works by William Acheff, Tony Abeyta, Cassaundra and Michael Dukepoo, Barbara Gonzales, Cavan Gonzales, Peggy Griffin, Ira Lujan, Melinda Littlejohn, Ira Lujan, Andersen Kee, Juan Mirabal, and Margeret Nes to name a few. A very special trip to Portugal will be offered, as well as, a private ranch fly fishing trip!!! So, do check back for the catalog of the Live Auction offerings.

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.
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. 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.

 We will also offer the Silent Auction Items for presale purchase in an effort to reach our goals.The Silent Auction features over 160 items to be sold from collectible arts along with gifts from local businesses to sustain the event. Please drop in and view these fine items in Galleries 9 and 10. Preview will close on Thursday August 1. Preview Party is set for Friday evening at EL Monte Sagrado and tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Silent Auction featuring many works including vintage collectibles. We would like to recognize all of these generous donors:

5 Star Burgers
Adobe Gallery
Anne DeKeuster
Andersen Kee
Arturo Peralta-Ramos Estate
Barbara “Tahn-moo-whe” Gonzales
Bella Sue Martin
Bent Street Café and Deli
Black Mesa Winery, Lynda and Jerry Burd
Brenda Clark
Causandra and Michael Dukepoo
Cavan Gonzales
Claire Works, Claire Haye
Clark Funk Estate
Copper Moon Gallery, Diana Miller
Creative Framing, LLC, James T. Cox
David B. Anderson, Goldsmith
Dreamcatcher B&B
Enchanted Circle Pottery, JoAnne DeKeuster
FaraHNHeight Fine Art
Francy Speirs
Friends of the Museum
Gail Golden
Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
Grant Macdonald
Gruet Winery
Heritage Hotels
Heritage Inspirations Tours
High Frequency Loft
Historic Toadlena Trading Post, Mark Winter
Ira Lujan
Jim Cox
John Boland
Jones Walker of Taos, Max Jones
JonnaLynn K Mandelbaum
Julie Belott and Diane Ramsey
Juniper Quilts, Debbie Schulze
Justin Pichardo
Lorraine Plaxico
Los Rios River Runners
Love Apple, Jen Hart
Margaret Nes
Mark Asmus
Marie Fleur Salon
Medicine Man Gallery, Mark Sublette
Melinda Littlejohn
Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project
Mesa’s Edge, Louise Pasaka
Monet’s Kitchen
MRM Store
Nambé LLC Taos
Nancy Silvia
Nedra Matteucci Galleries
Old Martina’s Hall
OpCit Books
Owings Gallery, Nat Owings
Pablo Flores
Peggy McGivern
Ray Trotter
Richard Alan Nichols
Richard Oliver
Roadrunner Tours
Robert and Millie Hertel
Sabroso Restaurant and Bar
Salon Marjorie
Sam’s Shop
Shiprock Santa Fe
Spotted Bear
Stephen Spellman
Stephen Yerbic
Steve Elmore
Sue Dayton
Sunrise Springs
Susanna Reed Caperton
Taos Blue
Taos Country Club
Taos Print and Photography Services, Gak Stonn
Taos Ski Valley
Taos Tattoo, Eric Anderson
Tejas Trade, Leitha Herring
The Gorge Bar & Grill
The Santa Fe School of Cooking
Tony Abeyta
Tony Walker
Trading Post Café and Gallery
Vivac Winery
William Acheff
World Cup
Young Living, Jeanne Collins
Zaplin Lampert Gallery


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 Sponsors and Patrons.
Santa Rita Patrons
Carol and Robert C. Cudd
Laurie and Craig Dunn

Kingman Patrons

Jere C. and William A. Robertson
Blue Moon Patrons
Kay and Gregg Harris
Candelaria Patrons
Mindy and Roger Eiteljorg
Robyn and Joseph Miller
Shelley Burke and Philip Peralta-Ramos
Rio Grande CPA, Sierra Duren
Sleeping Beauty Patrons
Chris, Darcy, and George Bartel
Carol and Ray Claxton
Paula and Steven Fasken
Mary Dale and James Gordon
Pat and Dave Krapf
Donna and Mike Mellinger
Bette and Richard Pesikoff
Sandra Richardson 
Annette and Richard Rubin
Susan Streeper
Azure Patrons
Robert S. Attiyeh
Barbara Brenner
Centinel Bank
Kirk Clark
Pam and B.T. Coleman
Anne and Terry Conner
Walt Gonske
Sally Graubarth
Home 2 Taos, Sondra and Randy Phillips
Diane Ramsey and Bruce Johnson
Carol and Rick Rinehart
Santa Fe Advisors, Kristina Alley
Les and Martha Sogol
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!