This famous Market is the oldest and largest juried Spanish Market in the United States and attracts over 70,000 visitors and collectors from throughout the world. Each July, the Market showcases hundreds of Hispanic artists who not only exhibit and sell their art, but are also very happy to share their culture with visitors. All the festivities are focused on and around the Santa Fe Plaza.
I had my camera with me but all my senses were on overload! There were so many things to see. One special thing that happened was meeting Ramon Jose Lopez. He grew up in Santa Fe and has been making art since the 1970s. Here's some photos of his amazing painted buffalo hide. This piece won Best of Show at the Market this year.
|Ramon with his buffalo hide painting|
|Ramon, Mary and Dad|