A Little Art for a Great Cause!

The 2018 Gala Featured Artist Reception will celebrate the artistic collaboration of Featured Gala Artist Virgil Ortiz, US Representative Ben Ray Lujan, and Littles from Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region invites you to witness the creation of one-of-a-kind art by local artists in collaboration with Littles (Big Brothers Big Sisters youth). This reception is an opportunity to see the artists’ creative process first-hand as they teach, inspire, and mentor children in our program. Appetizers will be served and the reception is open to the public (RSVP encouraged). Children participating have been pre-selected by Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Gala Featured Artist Reception
Sunday, August 12, 2018
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
King Gallery, 130 Lincoln Ave. Ste D, Santa Fe
RSVP encouraged.  Call Ron at 505-395-2809 or email
[email protected]

The artist reception is in support of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region Annual Gala which will take place on October 20, 2018 at the Eldorado Hotel & Spa in Santa Fe, NM. Three of the art pieces created on August 12 will be part of the live gala auction. The funds raised at the gala will help Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region continue to enrich, empower, and encourage our children to reach their highest potential through safe, positive one-to-one mentoring relationships.  This year’s gala is called Celebrate! Celebrate! Dance to the Music! and is a recognition of the remarkable success during the past 18 years under the leadership of CEO, Andrea Fisher Maril as she enters retirement, while welcoming our new CEO, David Sherman.

Tickets are available online now for the Celebrate! Gala at www.bbbsmountainregion.org/gala. Big Brothers Big Sisters is also accepting Legacy donations in honor of Andrea Fisher Maril’s 18 years of dedication to the organization; general donations for the gala; silent auction donations; and sponsorships. Please visit us online or contact Ron Ruybal for further information at 505-395-2809 or email [email protected]

Pueblo Revolt Storage Jar by Vigil Ortiz (Item depicted is not the item available for auction at the 2018 gala.)

About Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region

At Big Brothers Big Sisters we believe that once a mentor makes an impact on a child's life, that change ripples through a family, a school, and more importantly, throughout our entire community. It is an impact that is measurable, strong, and enduring. 

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) has been the leader in one-to-one youth service for over a century, with proven success in creating positive friendships that benefit children, volunteers, families, neighborhoods and communities. Research has shown positive relationships between adult mentors and at-risk children have a direct and measurable impact on children's lives. Youth in the program perform better in school, get along better with their families, and are less likely to use drugs or alcohol. BBBS Mountain Region currently serves nearly 1,100 local youngsters and their families in Apache (AZ), Doña Ana, Colfax, Grant, Los Alamos, Luna, McKinley, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Santa Fe, and Taos Counties; and Grants, NM.