Become a member
of The Tom Lea Institute
Great River of the North, 1982, oil on canvas, 58” x 45,”
Collection of WestStar Bank, El Paso, TX
©Catherine Lea Weeks
Make our day and support our cause! The Tom Lea Institute in El Paso, Texas is a 501 (c)3 organization with a mission to perpetuate the legacy of a great American artist and writer through events, education, travel & tourism.
Founded in 2009, the Tom Lea Institute:
Maintains a digital library with over 9,000 images of artwork and historic photographs.
Hosts Tom Lea Month annually with dozens of creative and educational events in Texas, New Mexico, Chihuahua, and along the Tom Lea Trail.
Supports new scholarship through calls for papers and a Tom Lea Fellowship at the University of Texas at El Paso.
Promotes regional history through curricula, heritage tourism, publications, scholarship, and events.
Serves our community with encouragement, entertainment, and the hope to awaken the giant in us all.
Membership Benefits Include:
Free admission to exclusive member events
Members rate for heritage tours
Free historic tours for groups & individuals
20% discount on most merchandise, including lithos
Invitation to annual members events
Members at $100 and above will receive a 50% discount on a
Great River of the North litho
Scroll to the membership level you’d like,
then use the link above to complete
your membership through PayPal.
$15 | MIGHTY HORSES
$35 | NORTON & EVANS
GIFT: Yearly Lesson Plans
$50 | THE MURALIST
One Adult Membership
GIFT: Digital copy of Old Mount Franklin
$100 | WWII CORRESPONDENT
GIFT: Digital copy of Southwest, It's Where I Live
$250 | CONQUISTADOR
GIFT: Tom Lea & Texas by J.P. Bryan
$500 | PASS OF THE NORTH
GIFT: Tom Lea: Pass of the North, plus invitations to private events
$1,000 | UNCOMMON VALOR
GIFT: Tom Lea: An Oral History, plus invitations
to private events; priority notification of heritage tours
$2,500 | BRAVE BULLS
GIFT: World War II, Life Magazine, and Tom Lea, plus invitations to private events; priority notification of heritage tours
$5,000 | WONDERFUL COUNTRY
GIFT: Twelve Travelers Portfolio (ltd. edition of 365), plus invitations to private events; priority notification of heritage tours
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Steve and Glynis Gragg
MEMBERS SINCE FEBRUARY 2021
When Steve and Glynis Gragg returned home to El Paso in March 2020. Steve learned and then contacted the TLI to see how he could help. Since then, Glynis and Steve have attended many TLI events. “We have a whole cadre of TLI friends developed in just a few years. Each year we enjoy fresh programming for Tom Lea Celebration. The TLI staff is phenomenal and produces top-rate tours, events, and educational programming, always informative and entertaining.”
Their favorite Tom Lea piece they have yet to collect is El Domador Sanchez, 1967!
MEMBERS SINCE OCTOBER 2021
& Laura Korakianitis
MEMBERS SINCE FEBRUARY 2022
Rosy & Laura are such a dynamic duo! They are best friends who enjoy helping and improving the community, in El Paso and our sister city Ciudad Juarez, while learning new things. They have participated in almost every event since they became members. Rosy mentioned, "I was struck by the versatility of cultural events at the Tom Lea Institute and how well-managed they are." Rosy's favorite piece of Tom Lea is " Cañitas with the Bull Bandolero."
& Steve Santamaria
MEMBERS SINCE 2014
Isha on our heritage tourism trip to Washington, DC: “My favorite observation from our incredible trip is from my husband, Steve, who commented, ‘Before I met Adair, the only Lees I knew were Bruce and Stan. Now, I’m at a private viewing in DC, standing next to Joe Lea, admiring a Tom Lea!’”