Spanish Colonial Arts Society News:
SANTA FE – The Spanish Colonial Arts Society’s Winter Spanish Market returns to Albuquerque for the sixth year Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1-2, at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.
Up to 70 artists will welcome the public with the opportunity to purchase a piece of New Mexico tradition, learn how it was made, and be immersed in art, culture and folklore.
The juried artists use traditional images and techniques to create bultos, weavings, ironwork, jewelry, copper engravings, hide paintings, retablos, furniture, tinwork, straw appliqué, woodcarving and colcha embroidery. Each piece represents a 400-year history. In addition, innovations within these traditions allow artists to interpret their time-honored crafts in new and exciting approaches.
Winter Spanish Market opens 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2. Musicians and performers will entertain guests and artists throughout the weekend with New Mexican folk music and dance. Meet the artists and enjoy New Mexican cuisine at Pop Fizz and La Fonda del Bosque restaurant. Tickets for the event are $6 per person and $10 for two.
Founded in Santa Fe in 1988, Winter Spanish Market enhances the Traditional Spanish Market held in Santa Fe during the summer. We owe a great debt of gratitude to our partners at the NHCC for hosting this year’s Winter Spanish Market. Thanks are also due to our major sponsors: Robert Gallegos: Native American & Hispanic Art; Garcia Automotive Group; Premier Distributing Company; Holmans; Heritage Hotels; New Mexico Arts; Hotel Albuquerque; the Marshall and Deborah L. Berkman Family Charitable Trust; Brian and Kristina Lawson; Santa Fe.com; and County of Bernalillo.
For further information or tickets, call the Spanish Colonial Arts Society at 505.982.2226, or go to www.spanishcolonial.org. The National Hispanic Cultural Center is at 1701 Fourth St. SW in Albuquerque, call 505.246.2261.
The Spanish Colonial Arts Society was founded in 1925 to preserve and honor traditional Spanish Colonial art forms as expressed in New Mexico and around the world; continuing to celebrate the evolution of its aesthetic.