Talon Gallery



The art gallery is located in the Aspen Center on the Northland Pioneer College campus in Show Low and stages a variety of visual arts exhibitions throughout the year. Shows feature work from area high school students, NPC students and local artists.

Hours: Mon – Thurs: 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Fri: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(Closed during NPC holidays and closures)
All exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public.

Current Exhibitions: Petrified Forest National Park: Selections from the Permanent Collection

Exhibition Dates: November 2 - December 4
Friday November 6, 6-8 PM
Lecture with Curator Matt Smith: 7 PM, Aspen Center Room 111

Petrified Forest National Park's Artist-in-Residence Program was founded in 2006. The program offers artists the opportunity to pursue their discipline while immersed in the park landscape and allows them to share their inspirations, ideas, and artwork with the public. Artists are asked to donate to the park one original piece of artwork from their residency.


This exhibition features selections of the donated artwork that have become a part of the Petrified Forest National Park's permanent art collection, as well as a selection of park artifacts which highlight the unique features of the landscape and the many ways which it has been used throughout history. Curator Matt Smith will speak about the history of the park and the significance of the residency program during an opening reception on Friday November 6 at 7PM in Aspen Center Room 111.

NPC Art Events:

Annually Scheduled Shows

NPC Student Art Show is a juried exhibition held at the end of every spring semester that offers a selection of artwork from NPC students. A variety of awards are presented at a closing reception where students, faculty, friends and family celebrate the artistic accomplishments of NPC students.

Locally Grown is an annual juried art show open to all artists, over the age of 18, living in Apache and Navajo counties. The exhibit is held in the fall semester and features a wide variety of artwork from both students and community members.

Annual High School Art Show is a juried exhibition held every spring semester showcasing a selection of artwork from high school students in Apache and Navajo counties. By entering, student artists in their senior year of high school have the opportunity to win awards in the form of NPC Art Tuition Scholarships.

For more information contact gallery director Magda Gluszek at
(800) 266-7845, ext. 6176 or send an email.