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:

Dispassionate Landscapes: Michael Collier • Rose Houk

August 20 - October 18, 2018

Artist Talk, Thursday October 18
1PM, WMC, Learning Center, Rm 101

What does the Southwest look like from a small plane?  Roadless mesas, pristine canyons, and free-flowing rivers.  But look out the other window to see copper mines and oil wells, power plants and tailings ponds.  How could our country be filled with so much beauty and at the same time be so changed?

For decades, Americans have been caught in the crosshairs of an argument about relative merits of industry and the environment.  Should we preserve wilderness landscapes, or should we develop resources?  At times the discussion becomes too abstract, too polarized, and we risk losing sight of both industry and the landscape on which it resides.  Maybe it’s time to look at what really exists.

Michael Collier has been photographing this continent from the air for forty years.  Along the way he’s noticed the footprint of industry − mines, dams, wind generators.  In Dispassionate Landscapes, Michael and writer Rose Houk present the complex and sometimes conflicting faces of industry and the environment.  The exhibit presumes to judge neither right nor wrong, good nor bad.   Viewers are left to weigh the merits of starkly differing values, and then draw their own conclusions.  Can two points of view coexist on one piece of land?  Where is the balance?  What sort of world do you want to live in?

Upcoming Events:

Click to download Locally Grown 2018 Prospectus


Click to download a Fall 2018 Gallery Schedule

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 her an email.