Fall Fiber Fiesta 2018 is the sixth annual show organized by the Española Valley Fiber Arts Center. It provides exposure to a broad range of traditional and contemporary handmade fiber artwork.
This year the show will be Nov. 16-18 at the Scottish Rite Temple in Santa Fe. This is the largest show in Santa Fe exclusively dedicated to handmade creations of New Mexico’s Fiber Artists.
New Mexico’s tradition in Fiber Arts is extensive, bridging cultures, techniques and materials. The Fall Fiber Fiesta offers the opportunity to meet over 40 artists who have spent countless hours creating beautiful, unique works of fiber art. Several of the featured artists at the Fall Fiber Fiesta have achieved national recognition and are masters of their techniques. Browse colorful displays, feel the rich textures, and find locally handmade gifts for friends and family.
The weekend kicks off Nov. 16, with an Artists’ Reception, allowing everyone to meet featured artists, preview artwork, and have the first chance to shop. This year there will also be a silent auction. Both fiber arts items and New Mexico-based experiences will be up for bid. The reception and silent auction is 5-8 p.m. and admission is $10. Music, light snacks and wine will be offered.
On Nov. 17 and Nov. 18, doors will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for visitors and shoppers to browse, buy artwork and participate in demonstrations of various Fiber Arts techniques. Families and children are welcome and encouraged to participate throughout both days of the Fall Fiber Fiesta. There is no admission fee Nov. 17 and 18.
The Española Valley Fiber Arts Center (EVFAC) is a hub for all types of fiber arts activity in Northern New Mexico. EVFAC was established nearly 20 years ago by a local artist. It is a nonprofit, member-focused organization with 501(c)(3) status. It operates in the heart of a historically rich weaving region and undertakes many initiatives to teach fiber arts skills at every level, cultivate appreciation for handmade fiber arts, and provide opportunities for the general public to appreciate the work of all fiber artists.
This show is generously supported by New Mexico Arts and numerous individuals and businesses.