The Spanish Colonial Arts Society presents the
14th Annual Winter Spanish Market

December 7 & 8, 2002 at the Sweeney Convention Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe, NM — The rich Hispanic culture of Northern New Mexico will be celebrated at the 14th Annual Winter Spanish Market on Saturday, December 7, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday,December 8, 2002 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Sweeney Convention Center in Santa Fe, NM. A holiday tradition in Santa Fe, Winter Market features the work of some 120 Hispanic artists practicing the traditional regional arts. Winter Market also features storytelling, music, demonstrations and food and is a rare opportunity for visitors to enjoy a taste of New Mexico’s vibrant Spanish culture, both past and present. Admission is free to the public.

The Spanish Colonial Arts Society supports Hispanic artists through educational programs, grants, and the production of Winter Market in December and Spanish Market in July. These two major exhibitions give visitors a rare opportunity to meet some of the best Hispanic artists working in the region today.The Society’s collection of more than 3,000 art objects is housed at the new Museum of Spanish Colonial Art which opened in July 2002 at 750 Camino Lejo in Santa Fe. The collections include Spanish colonial arts covering five centuries and four continents.

All of the artists’ handmade objects are screened to ensure both quality and authenticity.The following handcrafted Spanish colonial arts are featured at both Winter and Spanish Markets:
Santos – depictions of religious figures in the forms of bultos (carvings in the round), retablos (paintings on wooden panels), and gesso and wood relief-carved panels.
Hide Paintings – religious images painted on deer or elk hide
Straw Appliqué – crosses, chests and boxes decorated with straw
Textiles – hand-woven on looms using handspun yarns
Furniture – usually made from pine using mortise and tenon joints
Colcha – unique regional embroideries employing the colcha stitch
Tinwork – decorative utilitarian objects of cut and punched tin
Ironwork – tools, fastenings, and household objects forged from iron
Precious Metals – silver or gold jewelry, utilitarian and devotional objects
Pottery – hand-sculpted bowls, pots, and other ware made from micaceous clay
Bonework – anillos (rings) and tool handles carved from bones
Ramilletes – decorative paper garlands
For complete information on Winter Market, Spanish Market or the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, please contact 505-982-2226 or info@spanishcolonial.org. Winter Spanish Market is funded in part by New Mexico Arts, the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission & 1% Lodgers’ Tax, and the New Mexico Department of Tourism.
For further information:
Spanish Market
Museum of Spanish Colonial Art
P.O. Box 5378
Santa Fe, NM 87502-5378

Phone: 505-982-2226 Fax: 505-982-4585
E-mail: info@spanishcolonial.org Website: www.spanishcolonial.org
Spanish Market is funded in part by New Mexico Arts, the New Mexico Department of Tourism, McCune Charitable Foundation, and the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and the 1% Lodgers Tax.