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Donna Karan and Urban Zen Foundation to Sponsor the IFAM “Wear Your Impact” Initiative

KARAN WILL BRING  HER PASSION FOR ARTISANS AND CULTURAL PRESERVATION TO CELEBRATE  THE 15TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LARGEST INTERNATIONAL FOLK ART MARKET IN THE WORLD In support of IFAM’s Wear Your Impact Initiative, the fashion icon will personally style a trio of International Folk Art Market patrons to showcase both Karan’s artisan collaborations with her lifestyle brand,…
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THE INTERNATIONAL FOLK ART MARKET ANNOUNCES | The IFAM Milagro Fund

New at the 2018 Market, Fair Goers can purchase one of a kind Milagros and “Peace, Love and Folk Art” T-Shirts to support IFAM Artist Initiatives For Immediate Release:  The word milagro means miracle, and is sometimes used to describe the International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe.  Discovering and then bringing 150 master artists…
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Dr. Muhammad Yunus HONORARY CHAIR OF THE 2018 INTERNATIONAL FOLK ART MARKET SANTA FE

Bangladesh, one of the poorest and most densely populated nations in the world, is the country into which Nobel Laureate Dr. Mohammad Yunus was born. As an economist, he wrestled with an essential question: How can people be raised out of poverty? During stays with villagers across Bangladesh, Yunus surmised that poverty was not the…
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International Folk Art Market Impact Numbers

Since 2004: As of this year’s (2018) incoming artists, hosted approximately 1000 master folk artists from 98 countries Generated $28 million from artist sales. 90% goes home with first-time artists As of 2016, $2,333.753.17 in GRT contributions and fees to the State of New Mexico The market has had 233,000 visitors since 2004 with an…
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International Folk Art Market Country List

98 International Folk Art Market Countries AT 2018 INTERNATIONAL FOLK ART MARKET |New Countries: AZERBAIJAN AND GREECE Artists from 98 countries have participated in IFAM | Santa Fe (2004 – 2018) * countries that are being represented in the 2018 Market ** new countries being represented in 2018 Afghanistan Algeria* Argentina* Armenia Bangladesh Bhutan* Bolivia*…
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2018 Mentor to Market Programs FOR MASTER ARTISTS | INTERNATIONAL FOLK ART MARKET

The innovative business development programs, now in their fourteenth 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)…
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Innovation Inspiration – Back For a Second Year

This special category of the International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe will feature 28 artists who demonstrate excellence in innovation within their folk art traditions. Santa Fe, New Mexico— Back by popular demand for the 2018 International Folk Art Market is the category of Innovation Inspiration. This Market initiative celebrates and encourages artists who are infusing…
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Art + Impact

15TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL FOLK ART MARKET | SANTA FE The World’s Largest Folk Art Festival is a Must-See for Art and Culture Lovers Featuring 162 Master Artists from 53 Countries JULY 13, 14 AND 15, 2018— MUSEUM HILL IN SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO Santa Fe, New Mexico—This July, the International Folk Art Market | Santa…
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The Children’s Passport Project

AT THE INTERNATIONAL FOLK ART MARKET SANTA FE RETURNS IN 2018 Children Meet Artists, Learn About Other Cultures, and Enjoy Spectacular Folk Art—All for Free Santa Fe, New Mexico—Kids can receive a personal “Passport” and virtually travel the world this summer, thanks to a special program at the 2018 International Folk Art Market | Santa…
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Featured Artists 2018 – INTERNATIONAL FOLK ART MARKET | SANTA FE

International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe Announces Innovation Inspiration for 2018

This new section of the International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe will feature 30 artists who demonstrate excellence in innovation within their folk art traditions. Santa Fe, New Mexico—This July, for the first time, the International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe will devote a special section to artists whose work moves ancient folk traditions into…
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Expert Spokespeople for the 2018 International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe

KEITH RECKER Board of Directors, International Folk Art Market Keith Recker serves on the Board of Directors of the International Folk Art Market (IFAM). Recker is the founder and Editor of Hand/Eye magazine, an online endeavor discussing the intersections between art, craft, design, philanthropy, and enlightened consumption. Hand/Eye profiles forward-looking creators, faraway cultures, ancient craft…
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15th Annual International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe

The World’s Largest Folk Art Festival Celebrates 15 Years Featuring more than 150 Master Artists from 50 Countries and Nobel Peace Prize-Winner Dr. Muhammad Yunus as Honorary Chair July 13, 14 and 15, 2018—Museum Hill in Santa Fe, New Mexico Santa Fe, New Mexico—In July 2004, 61 master folk artists from 36 countries ventured to…
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