Events

2019 Winter and Spring Museum Show Season :

January 11th thru 13th  finds us at the DESERT CABALLEROS WESTERN MUSEUM in Wickenburg, Arizona.
Jesus Sosa Calvo will be the featured Oaxacan woood carver. Jesus does a fantastic job at demonstrating the art of wood carvings, and you are sure to enjoy his presentation! Also attending the festival will be an artist that many of you are familiar with, Porfirio Gutierrez! Porfirio is an amazing weaver, recognized by the Smithsonian Museum for his efforts in preserving his Zapotec Indian traditions through naturally dyed, stunning weavings! Another of our favorites, Mata Ortiz Master Potter Lila Silveira will be demonstrating her gorgeous award winning pottery techniques, including a demonstration of how these pots are traditionally fired on the ground! DeSilva Imports will have a fun selection of Oaxacan wood carvings from numerous artists, and Mata Ortiz to You will be bringing a beautiful selection of both Mata Ortiz pots and gorgeous sterling silver jewelry made from the pottery shards! Come join us for a weekend of fun!  https://westernmuseum.org/event/mata-ortiz-and-mexican-artisan-trunk-show/

 

January  17th thru 19th finds us returning to the fantastic Tucson Museum of Art in Tucson, Arizona. Again, we will be featuring Jesus Sosa Calvo as the woodcarving artist from Oaxaca! Just in case you missed him in Wickenburg, then Arizona visitors will still have a chance to see him in action! Watch him turn a hunk of wood into a fantastic animal using a machete! Multiple local, national and international award winning Mata Ortiz Master Potters Diego Valles and his wife Carla Martinez will be the featured potters from Mata Ortiz, Mexico! These are some of the truly top tier powerhouse artists coming out of Mata Ortiz!! Also attending the festival will be an artist that many of you are familiar with, Porfirio Gutierrez! Porfirio is an amazing weaver, recognized by the Smithsonian Museum for his efforts in preserving his Zapotec Indian traditions through naturally dyed, stunning weavings! DeSilva Imports will have a fun selection of Oaxacan wood carvings from numerous artists, and Mata Ortiz to You will be bringing a beautiful selection of both Mata Ortiz pots and gorgeous sterling silver jewelry made from the pottery shards! Please join us at this important event and help Support The Arts!!  https://tucsonmuseumofart.org/event/the-museum-store-tma-presents-ancient-pedigree-modern-artistry-a-trunk-show/

January 25th thru 27th ends a whirlwind January tour at the fabulous Cabot’s Pueblo Museum in Desert Hot Springs, California for a show dedicated solely to the fantastic folk art of Oaxaca!! Our featured artists at this show include Yesenia Salgado, an award winning Oaxacan filigree jewelry artist who was selected in 2019 to be featured at the highly competitive Santa Fe International Folk Art Market, and just received notice that she was invited back for 2019! Yesenia is one of only five families that are still honoring this ancient art form in Oaxaca! Also returning is fan favorite and Master Weaver Porfirio Gutierrez. Porfirio is an amazing weaver, recognized by the Smithsonian Museum for his efforts in preserving his Zapotec Indian traditions through naturally dyed, stunning weavings! And you just can’t miss a chance to spend some time with him learning about how his family is preserving ancient traditions for the Zapotec people. Cabot’s will also be your final chance to see Master Oaxacan wood carver Jesus Sosa Calvo in action, before he returns to Oaxaca! Jesus creates whimsical animal carvings that are just pure joy! We will also have a fantastic selection of Oaxacan wood carvings, textiles and clay figurines from Josefina Aguilar and her family for sale at this fun show!! Please come join us for a great weekend in the California desert! https://cabotsmuseum.org/event/cultural-events/

February 22nd thru 24th see us return to Cabot’s Pueblo Museum in Desert Hot Springs, California for a show now dedicated just to the fabulous art of Mata Ortiz Pottery! This show will feature 2 traditional on the ground pottery firings each day, weather permitting. Come join us to learn more about the history of Mata Ortiz and the traditions and techniques featured in the labor intensive creation of Mata Ortiz pottery. Our featured artists will be Guadalupe Ledezma and his wife Karla Quintana, as well as the return of fan favorites Lila Silveira and her sister Trini Silveira!! You will be treated to a huge selection of Mata Ortiz pottery all available for sale in one location!  https://cabotsmuseum.org/event/cultural-events/

March 8th thru 10th is our largest event of the year at the beautiful Superstition Mountain Museum in Apache Junction, Arizona! Here we feature both the art of Oaxaca and Mata Ortiz, Mexico!! Our largest group of master artists all in one location! We are proud to feature one of the most acclaimed artists from Mexico, Master Potter Diego Valles and his wife Carla Martinez. Diego is a previous winner of the best young artist in all of Mexico, across all art mediums!! Diego has won numerous awards for his fine art Mata Ortiz pottery, and we are so happy to be sharing his work with the Superstition Mountain Museum community! Fan favorite Lila Silveira will also be returning to the show, with her signature and elegant Mata Ortiz pottery! From Oaxaca, Porfirio Gutierrez will also be returning. Porfirio is an amazing weaver, recognized by the Smithsonian Museum for his efforts in preserving his Zapotec Indian traditions through naturally dyed, stunning weavings! Also returning is Yesenia Salgado, an award winning Oaxacan filigree jewelry artist who was selected in 2019 to be featured at the highly competitive Santa Fe International Folk Art Market, and just received notice that she was invited back for 2019! Yesenia is one of only five families that are still honoring this ancient art form in Oaxaca! And Master Oaxacan wood carver Mario Castellanos and his talented wife Reina Ramirez will also be returning. Mario is one of the most talented carvers to hail from Oaxaca, and we are thrilled that he was willing to return once again!

 

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