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The Cardona-Hine Gallery is one of New Mexico's gems, known to astute collectors since its opening in May, 1988. The gallery features the fine art paintings of internationally known and collected artists, Alvaro Cardona-Hine and Barbara McCauley, as well as the sculpture of Marcia McEachron, whose work can be seen at www.marciamceachron.com .

Having lived and exhibited in Los Angeles and St. Paul, MN, in 1987 the artists moved to Truchas, NM, an old Hispanic village high in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, in order to have the solitude and quiet in which to pursue and deepen their art.  After settling in, they also abandoned the conventional gallery system to share their work directly with the public.

The ACH Memorial Project
After Alvaro's passing, Barbara decided to continue the life she and her husband had created, but she would divide his studio into a storage and showroom of his remaining paintings, with an art studio and casita in the other half to rent out to traveling artists.

But, pressed to create a memorial for him, it came to her one night that she could best do that by creating an award consisting of a week of free rent, art supplies, and the choice of a teacher out of several experienced artists/teachers in the area.  His great love, after making art, was teaching others, and he often mentored people in both poetry and painting at no charge.

After his death, a group of friends bought a star for him in the constellation of Pegasus.  Hence, the award to needy artists and/or lay folks who just want to learn how to paint, is called the Pegasus Award.

Anyone wishing to donate to the award fund can go to https://www.gofundme.com/ach-memorial-artstudio-project or send a check made out to the ACH Memorial Project, c/o Barbara Cardona, POB 326, Truchas, NM 87578.

ACH Memorial Project UPDATE!

The studio/casita is still under construction and coming along nicely with a projected completion date of October 1st.  We have launched the ACH Memorial Artist Retreat website!  Please visit www.achmemorialartistretreat.com for information about artist residencies, our artist instructors, and the Pegasus Award.