A premier training center for artistic development and healthful aging in Texas
Thank you for visiting our Internet home. We are immensely pleased to share with you our vision for women, the arts and West Texas.
Our concept for a premier training center for artistic development and healthful aging was first conceived by founder and president, Mona
Blocker Garcia, many years ago. Understanding, personally, how stifling life's pressures can be to the creative spirit; believing that women,
specifically mature women, are underrepresented in the artistic community, Ms. Garcia envisioned a haven for those women — one that
provided a nurturing, protective environment, conducive to the fulfillment of their true promise and potential.
The International Woman's Foundation is headquartered in the beautiful and pristine Chihuahuan Desert just outside Marfa, Texas, the "new
arts destination of the southwest." The former officers' club and bachelor officers' quarters of Fort D.A. Russell — Building 98 — is being
lovingly transformed into Hacienda del Arcon (House of Treasure).
Hacienda del Arcon will be an artist-in-residence home and health center, a. refuge for artists of all disciplines to create, refine and share
their treasured gifts. It will be an all-inclusive facility with work areas for a variety of visual, literary and performing art mediums. It will house
a theatre, show gallery and conference rooms to provide training and performance venues for both artists and visitors. Gallery space is now
available and art installations are on-going.
An on-premises spa, summer pool and private club with dining facilities will complement the experience. A state-of-the-art health center with
the most advanced nutrition and healthful aging therapies will operate in one leased wing of the building. The foundation's projects will
eventually be funded from the private club, health center and artist guest rooms, making it a fully self-sustaining venture, once it is
Our future is very bright and exciting. Our concept is a first of its kind with a blending of art, the business of art and healthful, anti-aging,
Please join us by donating generously. Membership levels are available depending on your personal blessings and desires. Every dollar
brings us one step closer to our goal, and every dollar is genuinely and graciously appreciated.
The International Woman's Foundation, Inc. is a public, non-profit foundation under the rulings of Internal Revenue Code 501(c)3. As such,
all contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.