Events

20120 Winter and Spring Museum Show Season :

You can find us January 24th thru 26th at the 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. Our Oaxacan wood carver is Master Carver Mario Castellanos and his talented wife Reina Ramirez, who does the painting on these marvelous figuresmany now call Alebrijes. We will havee 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 21st thru 23rd 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 Mexican National Ceramics Awards winner Master Potter Javier Martinez, 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 13th thru 15th 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 Master Potter Jerardo Tena, who works in both sculptural animal forms and modern takes on traditional pottery forms!! Jera 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! Porfirio will be returning to the Superstition Mountain Museum after having just completed filming with National Geographic in Oaxaca. Also returning is Yesenia Salgado, an award winning Oaxacan filigree jewelry artist who was selected in 2018 and 2019, to be featured at the highly competitive Santa Fe International Folk Art Market, and just received notice that she was invited back for 2020 as well! 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 Reina has over 27 years of experience as a painter who preserves these wonderful Oaxacan traditions. We are thrilled that they were willing to return once again!

https://superstitionmountainmuseum.org/events/magic-of-mexican-artistry-mata-ortiz/

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