Posts Categorized: Art

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 »

Albuquerque Airport Tour

Come join me on a tour of Native American art at the Albuquerque Sunport, which I mentioned in a previous blog. Surprised to hear that our airport has a fantastic art collection?  Most people don’t know about the treasures stashed in the halls and on the walls. My friend Ruth Shultz was, at the time,… Read more »

Indian Market Celebrates 90 Years

The day dawned early and the crush of artists, patrons and collectors in La Fonda’s lobby buzzed with excitement. Nearby, in the Santa Fe Room, Patricia Michaels’ models prepared for their much-anticipated fashion walk around the Plaza. The models breezed quickly through La Fonda’s Lobby and out into the sunshine. Wearing Patricia’s nature-inspired designs, they… Read more »