The international folk art market will present 37 for the first time


Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The world’s largest popular art market, the International Folk Art Market (IFAM), will return to Santa Fe for its 2021 Summer Market as as Santa Fe’s first in-person festival since the start of the pandemic. From July 7 to 11, 2021 and from July 14 to July 18, 2021, IFAM will present a talented program of international folk artists in all mediums, including 37 artists from the IFAM market for the first time from 12 countries. Each week will feature a different group of artists.

“Everyone from artists to market participants is eagerly awaiting the return of the markets in person and we are delighted to be able to safely welcome everyone,” said Stuart Ashman, CEO of IFAM. “For artists, IFAM is an opportunity to earn a significant portion of their annual income, and for art lovers, there is no better place to purchase incredible pieces for yourself or a loved one. expensive. We’re excited to have 37 artists for the first time on the market this year, and we invite everyone to come and see their talent firsthand.

The first week (July 7-11) features the following first-time artists:

  • Gary González – Taller Centro Artesanal Del Sombrero Wayuú (Colombia): Hats
  • Leonidas Gutiérrez – Artesanias Koregujie Pairepa (Colombia): Clothing, Textiles
  • Clandestina (Cuba): Textiles, Clothing
  • Adil M. Khatri and Zakiya Adil Khatri (India): Clothing
  • Lai de Puja Bhargava Kamath (India): Jewelry
  • Pachan Premjibhai Siju (India): clothing, textiles
  • Maki Aizawa and Tsuyo Onodera (Japan): Mixed
  • Manuel Jerónimo Reyes, José Manual Jerónimo Ceja and María Guadalupe Fabián Medina (Mexico): Ceramics
  • Julio Laja Chichicaxtle – Manteles Bordados Otomí Hechos A Mano (Mexico): Textiles
  • Abel Zevallos Montes – Makiarte (Peru): Clothing, Textiles
  • Martha Arquero (United States): 3D Art – nominated by the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
  • David Sloan (USA): Mixed – nominated by the Wheelwright Museum
  • Aziz Murtazaev – Crafts Studio Ikat-Uz (Uzbekistan): Textiles

The second week (July 14-18) presents the following artists for the first time:

  • Guillermo Estrada Viera (Cuba): 2D Art
  • Eric Adjetey Anang (Ghana): 3D Art
  • Rosario Ratzán (Guatemala): clothing, textiles
  • Gabriel Bien-Aimé (Haiti): Metal
  • WomenWeave Charitable Trust (India): textiles
  • Vanita Chauhan (India): Textiles
  • Andrea Velasco – NGO Impacto (Mexico): Clothing, Textiles
  • Bonifacio Vasquez Pacheco / Aurelia Gomez (Mexico): Clothing, Textile
  • The Huichol Center for Cultural Survival and Traditional Arts (Mexico): Jewelry
  • Manuel David Reyes Ramirez and Maricela Gomez Lopez (Mexico): Ceramics
  • Olinda Silvano Inuma De Arias (Peru): Textiles
  • Roman Zilinko (Ukraine): 2D and 3D Art
  • Ivan Bobkov (Ukraine): Ceramics
  • Rita Padilla Haufmann (USA): Textiles – Nominated by the Museum of Spanish Colonia Art
  • Marlene Nielson (United States): Sneakers – Nominated by IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
  • Bakhtiyor Nazirov and Diyorbek Nazirov (Uzbekistan): Ceramics

Coming from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and sources of inspiration, each of the talented artists will present unique pieces at IFAM. To learn more about the individual artists, view their work and read their stories, visit

The market will be held outdoors in Milner Plaza on Museum Hill in Santa Fe. Tickets are now on sale for specific periods, with a maximum of 200 guests in attendance at any one time. For updates, tickets and more information on IFAM, visit

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