A Century of Masters
by Nicolasa Chavez

27 illustrations 48 pages
$19.95/PB (978-1-890689-43-8)

Selected as a Winner in the 2009 New Mexico Book Awards

Published in collaboration with the Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

A new book to go with the blockbuster exhibit — “A Century of Masters” — at the Museum of International Folk Art that opens in the fall of 2009. The book and exhibit show the work and the biographies of fifteen New Mexican masters who were honored by the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, D.C.:

George López of Córdova, Cleofas Vigil of Arroyo Hondo, Helen Cordero of Cochiti Pueblo, Esther Martínez of Ohkey Owingeh Pueblo, Charlie Carrillo of Santa Fe, Ramón José López of Santa Fe, Irvin Trujillo of Chimayó, Eliseo & Paula Rodríguez of Santa Fe, Frances Varos Graves of Arroyo Seco, Emilio & Senaida Romero of Santa Fe, Margaret Tafoya of Santa Claara Pueblo and Lorenzo & Roberto Martínez of Albuquerque.

The book highlights the careers of extraordinary New Mexican artists: storytellers, santeros, musicians, oral historians, potters, and linguists. New Mexico has been blessed with fifteen awardees - higheswt per capita of any other state. The book has letters by Governor Richardson, Cultural Affairs Secretary Stuart Ashman, and MOIFA Director Marsha Bol. The exhibit is curated by Nicolasa Chavez. The exhibit runs until 2011.

The book in color sells for $19.95 and is available on July 19, 2009, from the Museum of International Folk Art Store, New Mexico Museum of History Book Store, Las Golondrinas Store in Santa Fe, Hispaniae in Old Town, Borders Cottonwood, and many other stores or online at nmsantos.com

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