My first visit to the International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe, New Mexico, last Sunday was the high light of the week! I am sorry that I didn't have the presence of mind to take a photo or two to post here. I was overwhelmed and humbled to see so much beautiful work in one day! My experiences in museum retail introduced me to arts and crafts of many world cultures as I met vendors and selected store merchandise. But, I've been isolated from that exposure for awhile now. This was a wonderful review full of new surprises.
Take a few moments to explore the International Folk Art Market website to see colorful images and get a better idea of the remarkable scope of this project.
I was overwhelmed, too, by the crush of visitors, shoppers and volunteers! I'll need a more aggressive strategy as well as deeper pockets when I go next year!
Then, back to the studio this week, where I completed a project that has been in the works for a few months. It is just a little drop in a world-sized bucket of creativity. Photos next week!