As expansive because the time period “arts and crafts” could also be, its umbrella encompasses numerous historical past, numerous custom in Northern New Mexico.
From the earliest Native artists portray on stone, to the artists lining the plazas in Santa Fe and Taos, to the festivals and festivals that add life and coloration to our communities each autumn, artwork and craft are woven into the material of this land.
Typically taking the type of conventional people artwork, the autumn arts and crafts festivals of Northern New Mexico are identified all over the world as locations to search out one-of-a-kind items from distinctive artists.
In Purple River, take pleasure in stay music as you browse the jewellery, pottery and different crafts. Or head to Taos Wool Competition. It doesn’t matter what, don’t miss the mom of all space arts and crafts festivals, the Taos Fall Arts Competition.
Northern New Mexico’s arts and crafts festivals provide one thing for everybody in any respect value factors. The craftsmanship of handmade indie wares is unparalleled and the creative creations are impressed.
Purple River People Competition at Aspencade
Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Sunday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Admission: FREE
The seller cubicles are going up, the artists are bringing out their finest, and the Purple River People Competition at Aspencade is again!
Flick through cubicles of hand-crafted gadgets, jewellery, residence furnishings, meals, artwork, pottery and specialty items when you take pleasure in scrumptious meals, stay leisure and the crisp air and altering colours of fall in Purple River.
For extra occasion info or for a lodging listing please contact the Purple River Chamber of Commerce at 800-348-6444 ext .1 or go online to redrivernewmex.com.
Taos Fall Arts Competition
Charles A. Sturdy Lifetime Achievement Award, artist discuss
2020/2021 TFAF Poster Artist discuss
Watercolor Society Demonstration
Group Picture of Collaborating Artist
After a yr’s hiatus, the forty sixth Annual Taos Fall Arts Competition returns in 2021, Sept. 24-Oct. 3. The Taos Fall Arts Competition Open exhibition takes place within the Guadalupe Parish Fitness center, 205 Don Fernando Avenue, a block west of the Taos Plaza.
The 2021 pageant will reprise the 2020 theme Return to the Earth, Sky, Water / Regresso a la Tierra, Agua, Cielo, chosen in 2020 by the Taos arts consortium to rejoice the fiftieth anniversary of the return of Blue Lake to Taos Pueblo and the fiftieth anniversary of Earth Day.
The exhibition is open to all artists residing in Taos or exhibiting work in a Taos artwork gallery. The exhibition is open, unjuried and accepts all media. Artist submissions are in particular person Friday, Sept. 17, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. See taosfallarts.com for particulars.
Once more this yr, Taos Fall Arts Competition celebrates the creative achievements of some extraordinary artists with recognition and financial awards. These embrace awards for the poster artist, lifetime achievement, visionary artists and Children Give Again.
There’s rather more, all interspersed with meals and stay music. No admission price. For extra info, go surfing to taoschamber.com or name 575-751-8800.
Taos Wool Competition
Oct. 2-3 | Package Carson Park
The wool custom of the Southwest stretches again greater than 400 years, and now it’s time to rejoice that truth.
Breeders and fiber artists from all around the world will come collectively to rejoice on the Wool Competition of Taos.
“Take part at Package Carson Park for 2 days of household enjoyable. Check out conventional and modern fiber artistry, and this chance to rise up shut and private with sheep, goats, rabbits, alpacas and llamas. Children can attempt their hand at a fiber venture,” the organizers stated in a information launch.
Taos Wool Competition contains:
- An excellent regional wool market.
- Fiber Critter Nook that features stay sheep, alpacas, goats, angora rabbits and extra.
- Demonstrations of spinning, dyeing, sheep shearing and lots of different fiber-related expertise.
- Juried Exhibits for hand-spun yarn, hand-dyeing, fleeces (wool and alpaca); completed clothes and residential equipment.
- Silent Public sale, Saturday, Oct. 2, that includes many distinctive donated gadgets.
- Arms-On Actions for youths of all ages.
- Workshops earlier than the pageant weekend.
- Meals distributors providing a wide range of drinks, snacks and lunch gadgets, together with regional lamb and different scrumptious decisions.
- With the added atmosphere of stay music, the pageant is exclusive and enjoyable for the entire household.