Contemporary Hispanic Market 25 Years
by Paul Rhetts & Barbe Awalt
FINALIST, 2011 NEW MEXICO BOOK AWARDS
From humble beginnings with a few artists in the Palace of the Governor's courtyard in Santa Fe to the biggest contemporary Hispanic art show in the country, Contemporary Hispanic Market is celebrating its 25th Anniversary. Contemporary Hispanic Market is held on the last full weekend in July on Santa Fe's Lincoln Avenue, just off the historic Plaza and in December at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. Contemporary Hispanic Market is run by artists for artists. As collectors attest, they have had beautiful results. Contemporary Hispanic Market gives Hispanic artists a statewide public venue to show and sell their art. This is also a time for collectors, museum curators, or the newly curious to talk with the artist and find out more about them and their work. All kinds of art is displayed: furniture, paintings, jewelry, sculpture, mixed media, ceramics, devotional art, tinwork, drawing & pastels, photography, printmaking, fiber arts, and surprises like skateboards, tiles, glass art, Day of the Dead, recycled art, computer art, and much more. Contemporary Hispanic Market is changing quickly with customer's desires. This is a collection of some of the artists of Contemporary Hispanic Market and their media. They want you to know who they are and the different things they are doing in the art world. They also want to celebrate what Contemporary Hispanic Market has grown into. Here is to twenty-five more colorful years!