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Very Personal, Marcella Echavarria

I live by the mantra “everything is personal” so writing about living with folk art is simply a description of my own life´s journey.  Let’s start from the beginning, I was born in Colombia and grew up in a family that valued the handmade in all its forms: food was grown in the countryside farm, […]

By |May 29th, 2020|IFAM: Living with Folk Art|Comments Off on Very Personal, Marcella Echavarria

Stories that Connect, Mary Littrell

 

When asked about favorite folk art, people love to tell stories. I first began hearing these stories 35 years ago when my family lived in Malaysia for a year. The Director General of Kraftangan Malaysia, a government ministry focused on tourism and arts, invited me to join as a researcher for marketing initiatives. My task […]

By |May 22nd, 2020|IFAM: Living with Folk Art|Comments Off on Stories that Connect, Mary Littrell

Presentation with Purpose, Paul Andrew

 

 

There’s a bit of sacredness involved anytime I invite an object into my home, particularly a decorative element. It isn’t allegiance to a style or movement, or that I’m a ‘collector’ of particular things. I’m speaking of energy — the magnetism of an object generated by its beauty, function, and the story that led up […]

By |May 15th, 2020|IFAM: Living with Folk Art|Comments Off on Presentation with Purpose, Paul Andrew

Folk Art: A Love Story, Stuart Ashman 

My earliest memories of appreciating the handmade came perhaps from a visit to the house of my neighbor and friend, Rigoberto Garcia Espinoza in the town of Matanzas, Cuba where I spent my childhood. Rigoberto lived in a house that his father had built along with his mother and ten siblings. The house was made […]

By |May 7th, 2020|IFAM: Living with Folk Art|Comments Off on Folk Art: A Love Story, Stuart Ashman 

Ottoman Continuum, Peter Speliopoulos

 

 

Being of Greek descent, I always had a taste for the exotic, and a passion for ancient cultures and antiquities. Grandmothers created handmade lace, and embroidered, and crocheted, in traditions they brought over from the “old “ country, having left the Peloponnesus around 1915. This early exposure to Folk art, and the memory of the […]

By |April 30th, 2020|IFAM: Living with Folk Art|Comments Off on Ottoman Continuum, Peter Speliopoulos

A Folk Art Journey, Peggy Gaustad

 

Over 40 years ago, I set off for a two year MFA program in ceramics in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.  I had never been to Mexico and I didn’t speak Spanish. Those two years would be transformational and inform who I am today. I had begun working in clay in California in the mid-’70s […]

By |April 23rd, 2020|IFAM: Living with Folk Art|Comments Off on A Folk Art Journey, Peggy Gaustad

Animate Objects, Keith Recker

 

I shacked up with a Minimalist architect 25 years ago. We’re still debating every aesthetic decision on a daily basis, and what we live with is an extended dialogue between our definitions of beauty. The shapes and hues and patterns and materials and meanings are words. Their adjacencies form phrases and sentences. Every room is […]

By |April 17th, 2020|IFAM: Living with Folk Art|Comments Off on Animate Objects, Keith Recker

Celebrated Musician Frank Leto and his band PANdemonium to Play at the 2019 International Folk Art Market Community Celebration

Frank Leto and his band PANdemonium will play a free
concert at the Santa Fe Plaza on the evening of
Thursday, July 11, 2019

Santa Fe, New Mexico—Celebrated musician Frank Leto and his band PANdemonium will perform a free concert at the Santa Fe Plaza during the International Folk Art Market’s Community Celebration and Artist Procession on Thursday, […]

By |July 1st, 2019|News|Comments Off on Celebrated Musician Frank Leto and his band PANdemonium to Play at the 2019 International Folk Art Market Community Celebration

Ndaba Mandela Honorary Chair Release

Nurturing New Generations of Cultural Leaders and Peacemakers
NDABA MANDELA, GLOBAL PEACE ACTIVIST AND GRANDSON OF
NELSON MANDELA, SERVES AS HONORARY CHAIR OF 2019
INTERNATIONAL FOLK ART MARKET SANTA FE
Mandela to be Featured Speaker at the One World Awards and Community Events
Santa Fe, New Mexico—Ndaba Mandela, world renowned author, speaker, and entrepreneur will join the world in Santa […]

By |July 1st, 2019|News|Comments Off on Ndaba Mandela Honorary Chair Release

Sustainability Sunday at the International Folk Art Market Santa Fe

July 14, 2019 • 9:00am through 5:00pm
Museum Hill in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Santa Fe, New Mexico — In today’s world of mass-produced consumer goods, International Folk Art Market artists exemplify the values of local sourcing, supply-chain integrity and community integration in their respective home countries.

The Market celebrates these artists’ conscientious creative practices on the final […]

By |July 1st, 2019|News|Comments Off on Sustainability Sunday at the International Folk Art Market Santa Fe

An American Experience Five Folk Artists, Five Cultural Partners

International Folk Art Market Honors Museum Partners
Santa Fe, New Mexico—When the 16 th Annual Santa Fe International Folk Art Market takes the stage on Museum Hill July 12–14, five outstanding local cultural institutions that preserve and promote folk art traditions as part of their missions will have a place of honor alongside the more than 150 international […]

By |July 1st, 2019|News|Comments Off on An American Experience Five Folk Artists, Five Cultural Partners

Volunteer News – May 15, 2019

IFAM Volunteer News – May 15, 2019

By |June 15th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Volunteer News – May 15, 2019

International Folk Art Market Santa Fe Mentor to Market Programs for Master Artists

The innovative business development programs, now in their fifteenth year, respond to the needs of master folk artists as they navigate the challenges of the new global marketplace

Santa Fe, New Mexico— As part of its ongoing mission to promote the global artist economy through education and sustainable business development, the International Folk Art Market (IFAM) […]

By |April 15th, 2019|News|Comments Off on International Folk Art Market Santa Fe Mentor to Market Programs for Master Artists

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