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2014, January Santa Fe 2014 Art Markets

January 20, 2014: Santa Fe is one of America’s most important art cities recognized for its vibrant galleries, well-known resident artists and inspiring light and surroundings. There may be no U.S. city more defined historically, culturally or creatively by art than Santa Fe.

With more than 250 galleries, Santa Fe is ranked as the third largest art market in the country; this in a town of 82,000. The public art on display along Santa Fe’s streets and in its hotels, restaurants and public buildings is broad in its variety and deep in quality making any walk through the city an artistic experience.

Nowhere are there more abundant displays of work by international folk artists, Spanish Colonial artists or Native American artists than at the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market, Traditional Spanish Market and Santa Fe Indian Market. These annual markets are recognized as the largest and most important shows and sales of their kind, drawing thousands of collectors and enthusiasts from around the world. Yet, they are only three in a long list of significant, annual market.

Santa Fe’s 2014 Art Markets:

May 24-25, 2014: Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival – Presented by the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Native Treasures now features more than 200 established masters and emerging Native American artists who are specially invited by the museum to represent the best and brightest of the Indian art world. At the Santa Fe Convention Center. www.nativetreasuressantafe.org

July 11-13, 2014: Santa Fe International Folk Art Market – The largest international folk art market in the world, this annual three-day event connects international cultures as established traditional artists from across the globe come together display, demonstrate and sell their work. The days are filled with international music, food and customs at beautiful Milner Plaza on Museum Hill. The market makes a true difference as sales from the show positively affect thousands of lives in dozens of countries. It is also one of the key reasons Santa Fe was designated a UNESCO Creative City in Folk Art. On Museum Hill. www.folkartmarket.org

July 20, 2014 to January, 2015: SITE Santa Fe Biennial – After a brief respite SITE Santa Fe’s groundbreaking Biennial series returns with a new mission. “SITElines; New Perspectives on Art of the Americas” is the museum’s reimagined, signature biennial show exploring contemporary art in the Americas, from Nunavut to Tierra del Fuego. Unsettled Landscapes will be the first edition of this six-year commitment with exhibitions taking place in 2014, 2016 and 2018. Each will be organized by a different team of curators from throughout the Western Hemisphere. www.santafe.org

July 10-13, 2014: 14th Annual Art Santa Fe – International galleries mix with U.S. galleries to create a powerful collection of art from around the world featuring the work of hundreds of artists. The salon-booth format, artist-styled VIP lounge, opening night Vernissage, prestigious ART Santa Fe presents lecture series and numerous cultural and educational events make the annual fair a highlight of the summer arts calendar. At the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. www.artsantafe.com

July 21-27, 2014: 63rd Traditional Spanish Market – This popular annual event celebrates the rich Hispanic heritage of Northern New Mexico. The market includes handmade, traditional Spanish Colonial arts created by more than 200 local and regional artists. It is the most significant market of its kind in the country and a cultural immersion with continuous live music and dance, art demonstrations and regional foods. www.spanishcolonial.org

July 26-27, 2014: 28th Annual Contemporary Hispanic Market – The Contemporary Hispanic Market is held during the same weekend as Traditional Spanish Market along Lincoln Avenue just off the Santa Fe Plaza. Exploring modern forms of all kinds, the market features many of New Mexico’s most popular and respected Hispanic artists in a show and sale of original artwork. On the Santa Fe Plaza. http://contemporaryhispanicmarket.com/index.php

August 15-18, 2014: 36th Annual Whitehawk Antique Indian and Ethnographic Art Show – An annual show with more than 150 dealers, featuring Oceanic, Pre-Columbian, Spanish Colonial, African, Oriental, Indonesian and other ethnographic art from around the world. At the Santa Fe Convention Center. www.whitehawkshows.com

August 18-24, 2014: 93rd Annual Santa Fe Indian Market 2014 – More than 1,000 of the most gifted Native American artists from across North America showcase their work at the 93rd annual market. Time-honored forms, innovative contemporary art, fashion, music, dance and food are all part of the largest Native American art show and sale in the world. The show and sale take place over the weekend, August 23-24, but the week prior is filled with activity including the Best of Show Ceremony and Luncheon and numerous events at galleries and other locations around town. On the Santa Fe Plaza and side streets. www.swaia.org

November 29-30, 2014: 2014 SWAIA Santa Fe Winter Indian Market – The 9th Annual winter version of the summer's largest Native American art market, with at least 200 artists and the same high quality work. At the Santa Fe Community Convention Center.. www.swaia.org

December 5-7, 2014: 16th Annual Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival – Without question one of the city’s most popular and wildly creative art shows featuring the work of professional and amateur artists working with recycled materials. The Trash Fashion & Costume Contest on Friday evening is a favorite and the amazing art on display is whimsical, fascinating and at times stunning. Much is for sale making for ideal green gifts. At the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. www.recyclesantafe.org/




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