Posts Categorized: Art

In Loving Memory of Harrison Begay (1914-2012)

We are deeply saddened by the news of Harrison Begay’s passing, and would like to express our sincere condolences to his family and friends. Recognized as the father of 20th-century Navajo art, Begay will be remembered for his profound artistic influence that highlights his Diné heritage. We are honored to display his hand printed silkscreens… Read more »

Indian Market – a Tradition at La Fonda on the Plaza

We are fortunate to be located right on the plaza in Santa Fe and every year we witness amazing art, meet people from all over the world, and celebrate the incredible talent that gathers right on our doorstep. Our team hit the plaza first thing on Saturday at Indian Market to deliver water bottles to… Read more »

August in Santa Fe is Synonymous with Native American Art

The big August event is, of course, Indian Market, the world’s largest fair of Native American art and the gold standard in the Native art world. With an estimated 100,000 attendees and 1,100 artists representing more than 100 tribes, Indian Market-related events stretch through the second half of the month. Buyers of Native American art… Read more »

It’s Festival Time in Santa Fe!

The biggies are, of course, the art fairs: a weekend of international contemporary art at ART Santa Fe, the 9th annual International Folk Art Market, the 61st annual Spanish Market on the Plaza, and the Santa Fe Indian Market in August – all with exclusive opening-night galas. Pack a second gown or tux for the Santa Fe Concert Association’s cocktail gala at a private home… Read more »

Restoring La Fonda’s Artwork is a Labor of Love

One of the great things about coming to work at La Fonda every day is being surrounded by an impressive collection of art. It’s part of what gives La Fonda its character. Maintaining the collection is a point of pride, not just for me, but for our entire board and staff. Ethel and Sam Ballen… Read more »