Gallery FAQ

Q: How do I get to the gallery?

A: The Hurd Gallery is located in San Patricio New Mexico, between mile markers 280 and 281 off of Highway 70.

If you are coming in from the EAST:
You will know you are getting close when you see a digital speed limit sign on your right.  You will want to get into the left-hand lane.

You will also see signs that read “San Patricio,” “Historical Marker” and “Peter Hurd Loop” and “Hurd Museum.”  Carefully move into the protected center turning lane.

When you see the blue sign that reads “Hurd-La Rinconada Gallery” you will turn left (south) and then proceed west on the frontage road.

Turn left at St. Jude’s Road .
Turn left at the Stop sign.
Make the next right (La Mancha Rd.)
Continue South on the gravel road.  The Gallery will be on the right.

 

If you are coming in from the WEST:

You will know you are getting close when you see a digital speed limit sign.
You will have a protected turn lane on the right.
Turn right at MM 281.  (Peter Hurd Loop)
Continue on the frontage road past the Post Office and St. Jude’s Church.
Turn right on St. Jude’s Rd.
Turn left at the Stop sign.
Turn right on La Mancha Rd.
Continue South on the gravel road.  The Gallery will be on the right.

Q: How do I sell my piece of Hurd artwork? 

A:  If you’re looking to sell a piece of Hurd artwork, consigning it with the Hurd Gallery may be an option for you. The easiest way to begin this process would be to e-mail the Hurd Gallery photos your piece. To expedite your request, we require clear photos of the piece in its entirety and close up shots of any signatures (if applied).  Photos should be accompanied by a brief description of the condition the piece is in, taking special care to relay any damages. Upon approval of your piece, the Hurd Gallery will consign the work, at rates set specifically for originals and prints. The Hurd Gallery is only interested in the works of the Hurd and Wyeth family or artists. For more details please contact the Hurd Gallery.

Q: Do you charge to give a value estimate on my Hurd artwork?

A: For prints, we charge a $50.00 service fee per piece for an estimate of current value*. This service includes verifying the authenticity of signature and recommendations toward condition of frame or matte and a signed letter of current value. 

 For original works of art, we charge a $100.00 service fee per piece to provide an estimate of current consignment value by Michael Hurd*. This service includes verifying the authenticity of the work, verifying the authenticity of signature and recommendations toward condition of frame or matte. We can also provide recommendations for restoration or preservation if necessary and can refer the owner to a professional appraiser if desired.

 *Not intended to be a formal appraisal.

Q: How can I tell if I have a print or an original? 

A:  If you own a print 

It is easy to determine a print from an oil or egg tempera because originals are painted on canvas or masonite, respectively. Most commonly people confuse a print for a watercolor. The most obvious difference is that a print will have a white border surrounding the image, while a watercolor will take a full sheet of paper. 

Another way to determine the difference would be the location of the signature. If the print is part of a signed edition, you will be able to find the artists signature under the image on the white border either on the left or right side. An original watercolor will be signed on the actual painting in ink somewhere in the image. Unsigned prints are often mistakenly thought to be signed originals, but what the viewer is seeing is the signature is actually part of the printed image. Thus the signature is usually smaller as most prints are rarely the same size as the originals. 

Guest Home FAQ

Q: If I have to cancel, is my deposit refundable?

A: If you cancel your stay within 30 days of your scheduled booking, you will receive a full refund. If cancellation occurs within 30 days of your stay you will receive credit towards a future stay or a purchase at the gallery. Credit must be redeemed with-in one year of the original scheduled stay.  

 

Q: Is this a bed and breakfast?

A: No, we do not provide food; however, your house will have the utensils and cooking supplies that you need to prepare meals, along with basic necessities like salt, coffee, creamer, coco, etc. 

 

Q: Where can we get food while staying at the Hurd Ranch?

A: The nearest grocery store is Wal-Mart in Ruidoso Downs, which is a 20 minute drive. 

There are also several fine dining options in the Hondo Valley, such as the Tinnie Silver Dollar located 6 miles East of San Patricio. Other dining options are located 10 miles away in the historic town of Lincoln. They include the following, The Laughing Sheep Farm, The Dolan House, The Wortley Hotel, and The Ellis Store

 

Q: Do the houses have internet access?

A:Every house except the Wyeth House has Wi-Fi. 

 

Certain houses (Las Milpas, Orchard House, Apple House) have smart TVs (that is, they have built-in Internet connectivity, so you can play video on demand from your online video streaming account (Netflix, etc).  

 

Q: How early can I check in? And when is check out?

A: Check in is after 3pm and check out is at 11am.

 

Q: Can I bring my pets to the houses?

A: Yes, we do allow pets in the houses for a fee of $10.00 per pet, per night .

 

Q: Do I need to bring supplies for the outdoor grills?

A:  No, the grills are propane not charcoal and we provide all the necessary supplies.

 

Q:  Can I host a special event or gathering at the ranch (family reunion, group retreat, etc).?

A: Las Milpas is the venue we now offer for special events. Please contact us for more information.