THE PEGASUS AWARD
Upon Alvaro's death, the close-knit community of artists and friends in Truchas contacted the International Star Registry and purchased a star located in the Pegasus constellation to be named in his honor. And so, a "star was born" to create the Pegasus Award...
Barbara's original idea was to convert Alvaro's studio space into a rental casita, but after being urged to create a memorial, she decided 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. Alvaro's great love after making art, was teaching others, and he often mentored people in both poetry and painting at no charge. Barbara realized that Alvaro would love to know that people could come here to paint who otherwise could not afford it. The casita/studio will still be booked as a rental, however, donations to this project will pay for award recipients. If you would like to donate to the Pegasus Award, please click here.
In addition to a week of free rent, Pegasus Award recipients will be provided with basic painting supplies - canvases, brushes, and paint - and 5 hours of private lessons, if requested.
If you would like to apply for financial assistance, please complete the application by clicking here. Be sure to submit it with your ACH Artist Retreat Residence Application.
The Pegasus Award is donation-driven. Therefore, if the balance in our award account isn't sufficient to provide financial assistance, your name will be placed on our waiting list. You will be kept notified of your status!