Monday, August 5, 2013

Spanish Market - Featured Artist Ramon Jose Lopez

Hello everyone.  I was lucky enough to go to the Spanish Market in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  This year was the 62nd Annual Traditional Spanish Market.  For more information visit their website HERE.  This year’s Market was July 27-28.  Besides the beautiful artwork there are food booths and music.  There is a winter Spanish Market also.  Check out the website for details on that. 

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.
My dad and his companion know Ramon and his wife.  Both are amazing artists and such nice people.  
Ramon with his buffalo hide painting
Ramon, Mary and Dad
I hope you enjoyed looking at Ramon's piece.  I have other photos from the Spanish Market that I'll be sharing.



Di said...

Brilliant photos Kay - and it sounds like a great event. Ramon is such a good artist, very talented and a worthy winner (and rather dashing if I might say!).

Love and hugs, and smelling the sweet fresh air of NM all over again here! Sigh :(

Di (and Len of course)

Glenda Brooks said...

What a wonderful event and this piece is just wonderful! Such a talented man and I too think he is quite handsome!

~Rasz~ said...

Great photos of the market. I have been there before and the beauty left me in awe! I forgot to email you. Did you get anything in the mail? Big hugs and its great seeing you enjoying with your dad and Mary!

okienurse said...

beautiful pictures in your post! I seem to remember seeing his work before but can't remember where or when. Probably when in Santa Fe a few years ago. I love it there and could live there if I could afford it! Hope all is going okay with you and you are staying well. Vickie

cyndee starr said...

thanks for sharing, i can see why he won best in show, such detail. don't you love santa fe. i would love
to visit again.

Craftychris said...

What wonderful photo's - thank you for sharing them with us xx

Sandee Setliff said...

wow, what a huge piece, I wonder how long it took, and on rawhide no less! Looks like you had fun! waving hi from the rainy ( again!! ) hills of North Carolina ♥

Nan G said...

Wow! What an amazing piece of art! Thanks for sharing. Hugs