World’s Largest Folk Art Market Auction Preview March 21

La Conga de Canete by Luis Tellez. Courtesy/IFAM

IFAM News:

SANTA FE – The world-renowned International Folk Art Market (IFAM) is scheduled to be live July 7-18 in Santa Fe.

Kicking off this year’s event is a virtual Spring Preview Auction that showcases pieces from 2021 Market artists, including first-time Market participants.

The auction preview (no bidding), will open on Sunday, March 21 at 10:00 a.m. (MST). Auction bidding will open on Wednesday, March 24 at 10:00 a.m. (MST) and will remain open until Saturday, March 27 at 7 p.m. (MST).

Auction attendees will have the opportunity to view and bid on paintings, basketry, ceramics, apparel, textiles, jewelry and metalwork, as well as take part in unique, IFAM-exclusive experiences.

Funds raised will support first-time Market artists receiving financial assistance and aid others with booth fees. Proceeds also support IFAM’s Mentor to Market Artist Education Program and its move to an all-digital platform to provide support to artists worldwide.

“The Spring Preview Auction not only features incredible, one-of-a-kind pieces, but it also provides vital financial support to Market artists,” IFAM CEO Stuart Ashman. “This has been a difficult year for artists with events canceled globally. We are thrilled to not only have our live event in July, but to give the artists another opportunity to sell their magnificent work.”

To register for the 2021 IFAM Spring Preview Auction, visit

For more information on the summer event, visit


The International Folk Art Market Santa Fe is a non-profit operating in partnership with the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, Museum of International Folk Art, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Museum of New Mexico Foundation and the City of Santa Fe. To learn more about the International Folk Art Market, go to