Spanish Colonial Arts Society

Spanish Colonial Arts Society Welcome to the official page for the Spanish Colonial Arts Society that includes the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art and Spanish Market!
Here you will find event reminders, notices, artists notes, featured art, workshop information and recaps of our various events from our body of programs. This includes our annual Spanish Market and Winter Market, education programs and Museum happenings.
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The Museum of Spanish Colonial Art collects, preserves, and exhibits the Spanish colonial art of New Mexico and beyond, and educates the public about its related cultures and living traditions. Since the 1600s, Spanish colonial arts and crafts have been an important part of village life in New Mexico and Southern Colorado; however, by the early 1900s, the practice of these traditional arts was declining. In 1925, the Spanish Colonial Arts Society was founded in Santa Fe to encourage and promote Spanish colonial arts and crafts and to inform and educate the public about traditional art forms. Since then, the Spanish Colonial Arts Society has played a major role in developing markets for the artists, increasing public awareness, preserving Spanish colonial art, and emphasizing the importance of continuing community traditions.

Mission: The Spanish Colonial Arts Society's mission is to preserve and promote the history, artifacts and artisans of the Spanish Colonial Arts.

Roses of Guadalupe / Rosas de Guadalupe🌹by Wood Artist Federico Prudencio and Embroidery Artist Annette Gutierrez-Turk.....
12/27/2019

Roses of Guadalupe / Rosas de Guadalupe🌹
by Wood Artist Federico Prudencio and Embroidery Artist Annette Gutierrez-Turk
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Our youth are carrying art forms into the future. Support these youth artists by visiting the youth gallery at the museu...
12/26/2019

Our youth are carrying art forms into the future. Support these youth artists by visiting the youth gallery at the museum for a chance to see demonstrations of retablos and more.
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#MoSCA #spanishcolonialmuseum #santafemuseum #spanishcolonialartsociety #newmexico #trailsrailsandhighways #exhibit

Wishing you a magical and blissful holiday! Have a Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year! We will be closed Christmas ...
12/24/2019

Wishing you a magical and blissful holiday! Have a Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year! We will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, and New Years Day due to the holidays.

Oratory of Saint Isidore the Laborer by James M. Cordova-This jaw dropping piece was created with cottonwood, pine wood,...
12/23/2019

Oratory of Saint Isidore the Laborer by James M. Cordova
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This jaw dropping piece was created with cottonwood, pine wood, gesso, water-based pigments, and piñon sap varnish. Visit the new exhibit for a chance to experience some wonderful and historic pieces in a new light. Open until Fall 2020.

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"D I V I N E.✨-A handmade filigree piece of jewelry. In the 19th century, New Mexico was probably the only place in the ...
12/20/2019

"D I V I N E.✨
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A handmade filigree piece of jewelry. In the 19th century, New Mexico was probably the only place in the country producing handmade filigree jewelry. The technique of Filigree work, using fine gold or silver wire, was perfected by Islamic silversmiths in Spain and the artform was then brought to the Americas.

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This is a stunning piece to see in person and we couldn't be more pleased to have it part of our new exhibit. -‘Candy St...
12/19/2019

This is a stunning piece to see in person and we couldn't be more pleased to have it part of our new exhibit.
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‘Candy Store / La Tienda de Dulces’ by Lisa Trujillo
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An outstanding piece of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel by Christine Montano Carey available at the Museum shop!..#MoSCA #spanish...
12/18/2019

An outstanding piece of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel by Christine Montano Carey available at the Museum shop!
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The details speak for themselves. -Saint Kateri Tekakwitha / Santa Kateri Tekakwitha by Jacob Martinez..#MoSCA #spanishc...
12/17/2019

The details speak for themselves.
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Saint Kateri Tekakwitha / Santa Kateri Tekakwitha by Jacob Martinez

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‘Y2K’ by modern santero Nicholas Herrera. -Come check out all the amazing art pieces in display for the new exhibit: Tra...
12/16/2019

‘Y2K’ by modern santero Nicholas Herrera.
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Come check out all the amazing art pieces in display for the new exhibit: Trails, Rails and Highways.

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#MoSCA #spanishcolonialmuseum #santafemuseum #spanishcolonialartsociety #newmexico #trailsrailsandhighways #exhibit

One of our favorite pieces in the museum's exhibit is this meaningful Holy Prayer Box by Mel Rivera. Visit the museum fo...
12/13/2019

One of our favorite pieces in the museum's exhibit is this meaningful Holy Prayer Box by Mel Rivera. Visit the museum for a look at more straw applique pieces.
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#MoSCA #spanishcolonialmuseum #santafemuseum #spanishcolonialartsociety #newmexico #trailsrailsandhighways #exhibit

Astonishing in every detail. -Octagonal Mesilla Mirror by artist Nicolas Madrid. - Trails, Rails and Highways Exhibit..#...
12/12/2019

Astonishing in every detail.
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Octagonal Mesilla Mirror by artist Nicolas Madrid. - Trails, Rails and Highways Exhibit
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Our museum shop is the home to many unique products and gifts that cannot be found anywhere else! Find a Christmas ornam...
12/11/2019

Our museum shop is the home to many unique products and gifts that cannot be found anywhere else! Find a Christmas ornament as well as regional gifts and resources relating to Spanish colonial art and traditions at the Museum Gift Shop.
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Take a first look at the new exhibit now open “Trails, Rails, and Highways,” filled with many unique pieces by special a...
12/10/2019

Take a first look at the new exhibit now open “Trails, Rails, and Highways,” filled with many unique pieces by special artists.
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Saint George / San Jorge - David Nabor Lucero

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Thank you for making the 31st Annual Traditional Winter Spanish Market a success! Together with our generous sponsors, d...
12/09/2019

Thank you for making the 31st Annual Traditional Winter Spanish Market a success! Together with our generous sponsors, dedicated staff, board of directors, AND of course the talented artists, we were all able to make this year's Winter Spanish Market a wonderful event for our community. Also, we'd like to thank everyone who came out and all the people who purchased this valuable art from our artists. This year's market would not have been possible without your support and appreciation of art and culture. We also want to send a big recognition to our partners and sponsors, The National Hispanic Cultural Center, Heritage Hotels & Resorts Inc., Bueno, Robert V. Gallegos, Sunwest Silver, and Garcia Automotive Group. We are so grateful to you for supporting this important event in this way. We hope that you all had a chance to get to know the artists better, and we encourage you to continue to appreciate, collect, support with art throughout the year!

12/07/2019

Join us at the 2019 Winter Spanish Market! Event is open until 5 pm don’t miss out on the amazing art!

12/07/2019

The 2019 Winter Spanish Market is LIVE!

Get the chance to purchase a variety of special christmas gifts for your friends and family at the Winter Spanish Market...
12/06/2019

Get the chance to purchase a variety of special christmas gifts for your friends and family at the Winter Spanish Market starting tomorrow at the National Hispanic Cultural Center from 10am to 5pm.

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#MoSCA #spanishcolonialmuseum #santafemuseum #spanishcolonialartsociety #newmexico #winterspanishmarket #spanishmarket #albuquerque

12/05/2019

The 2019 Traditional Winter Spanish Market is just around the corner! Come and join all of the artists and our community at this Hispanic festival. December 7th-8th, at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. For more info visit spanishcolonial.org

Meet the minds behind the art. The 2019 Winter Spanish Market is the perfect place to personally meet the artists behind...
12/04/2019

Meet the minds behind the art. The 2019 Winter Spanish Market is the perfect place to personally meet the artists behind the amazing artwork on display.
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Comment below 🙋🏻‍♀️ if you’re going!

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PC: Kaela Waldstein

#MoSCA #spanishcolonialmuseum #santafemuseum #spanishcolonialartsociety #newmexico #winterspanishmarket #spanishmarket #albuquerque

12/03/2019

Don’t forget to join us this weekend at the 31st Annual Winter Spanish Market! For more information visit our site. Link in bio.

12/03/2019

2019 WINTER SPANISH MARKET ARTIST: GLORIA VIGIL!✨
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Gloria Vigil is a Precious Metal artist and has been making jewelry for the past 25 years. Her inspiration came at a young age from her local community. Gloria’s creations have led her to participate in the Winter Spanish Market for the past 10 years. In those 10 years she has been able to learn many techniques by other Spanish Market artists such as Ralph Sena, and more. Watch to see Gloria talk about why you should experience the Winter Spanish Market, and the benefits behind it. Don’t forget to visit her in booth 5 this weekend!

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#MoSCA #spanishcolonialmuseum #santafemuseum #spanishcolonialartsociety #newmexico #winterspanishmarket #spanishmarket #gloriavigil #preciousmetals

Embrace the traditional Spanish Colonial arts by local artists at this year’s Winter Spanish Market. Where you get the o...
12/02/2019

Embrace the traditional Spanish Colonial arts by local artists at this year’s Winter Spanish Market. Where you get the opportunity to meet and talk with the artist’s throughout the event. Join us on December 7th and 8th at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, NM. Visit our site for more info. https://www.spanishcolonial.org/2019-winter-spanish-market---albuquerque.html - PC📸: Kaela Waldstein

Spanish Colonial Arts Society's cover photo
12/02/2019

Spanish Colonial Arts Society's cover photo

On behalf of our board and staff we would like to thank you for your support of the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art. We w...
11/28/2019

On behalf of our board and staff we would like to thank you for your support of the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art. We wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving! We will be closed today and tomorrow due to the holiday and will reopen on Sunday.

Today we ask that you help support the organization that has sponsored Traditional Spanish Market since 1926. Both the S...
11/26/2019

Today we ask that you help support the organization that has sponsored Traditional Spanish Market since 1926. Both the Summer and Winter Markets are big events and we cant do it alone. We have dozens of staff and volunteers that help every year, and of course it wouldn’t be Market without the artists and musicians that make it such a festive event. We can’t do it without all of us coming together to support this great work. We can’t do it alone! On this Giving Tuesday, give thanks and donate today to ensure that Traditional Spanish Market continues to provide all that it does in service of the community. - Click the link below to donate: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/SpanishColonialArtsSociety/annualappeal.html PC: @danielquatphotography

11/25/2019

WINTER MARKET ARTIST OF THE WEEK: MEL RIVERA!✨
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Straw artist Mel Rivera is one of several artists who has helped revive the lost art of straw appliqué on crosses, boxes and retablos. Mel has been making art and participating in the Spanish Market for 33 years. He continues to create new designs using only the core of the straw plant which is what makes his straw appliqué work so unique. Watch more to see one of his recent art pieces, and why Mel thinks you should visit the 2019 Winter Spanish Market this year.
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#MoSCA #spanishcolonialmuseum #santafemuseum #spanishcolonialartsociety #santafe #newmexico #spanishmarket #winterspanishmarket

Your museum shop purchase benefits the artist and contributes to the expansion of resources and events the Society provi...
11/22/2019

Your museum shop purchase benefits the artist and contributes to the expansion of resources and events the Society provides such as our website, exhibitions, and presentations and to also maintain and improve the Museum facilities.

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#MoSCA #spanishcolonialmuseum #santafemuseum #spanishcolonialartsociety #santafe #newmexico #museumshop

Every year we get to preserve the unique 400 year old traditions of New Mexico with an array of work by New Mexico artis...
11/20/2019

Every year we get to preserve the unique 400 year old traditions of New Mexico with an array of work by New Mexico artists. There are twenty categories of traditional work ranging from Retablos to Woodcarving. Market visitors interact personally with extraordinary artists; learn about their traditions; and can take home a special purchase to add to their collection or give as a gift.
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So mark your calendars for our 2019 Winter Spanish Market on December 7th and 8th. Come and see where Hispanic heritage becomes fine art! See you at the Markets!
PC📸: Kaela Waldstein

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11/19/2019

WINTER SPANISH MARKET ARTIST OF THE WEEK: CLEO ROMERO👏🏼
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Cleo Romero is an accomplished artist who specializes in Spanish colonial tin work. However, she has also been working with wood for the past 5 years. Cleo has been participating in the Spanish Market for the past 14 years, and has accomplished many awards throughout those years. Watch more to see Cleo talk about her beginnings and experience in Spanish Market, and why you should be part of this experience. We are excited to see her meaningful craft back at this year’s Winter Spanish Market!
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Our 2019 Celebración benefit gala was the best yet thanks to our amazing staff and generous sponsors! It was a successfu...
11/18/2019

Our 2019 Celebración benefit gala was the best yet thanks to our amazing staff and generous sponsors! It was a successful night full of phenomenal artwork from Spanish Market artists. Thank you to everyone who attended and supported our annual gala this year. We can’t wait to see you all next year.✨

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#MoSCA #spanishcolonialmuseum #santafemuseum #spanishcolonialartsociety #celebracion #gala #newmexico

A gorgeous evening ahead tonight! Celebreción is happening now!
11/17/2019

A gorgeous evening ahead tonight! Celebreción is happening now!

Who’s joining us tonight at our benefit gala? An evening of fine art, dining, silent, and live auctions. Can’t wait to s...
11/16/2019

Who’s joining us tonight at our benefit gala? An evening of fine art, dining, silent, and live auctions. Can’t wait to see you there!✨🥂

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#MoSCA #spanishcolonialmuseum #santafemuseum #spanishcolonialartsociety #celebracion #gala #newmexico

11/14/2019
WINTER SPANISH MARKET ARTIST OF THE WEEK: JIMMY TRUJILLO!

WINTER SPANISH MARKET ARTIST OF THE WEEK: JIMMY TRUJILLO!
Straw artist Jimmy Trujillo has been creating art since 1984, and has been participating in the Spanish Market since 1986. He is one of very few artists who has kept this art alive. Jimmy’s work is very detailed and he takes his time to find the perfect materials in the mountains to create magnificent pieces. We are excited to have Jimmy back this year, and can't wait to see his art pieces! Watch more to learn about Jimmy’s story.

#TB to our summer Spanish Market! This year’s market was a great success, and we are so excited for our winter spanish m...
11/13/2019

#TB to our summer Spanish Market! This year’s market was a great success, and we are so excited for our winter spanish market coming up! Who’s all going? 🙋🏻‍♀️
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PC📸: Kaela Waldstein

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#MoSCA #spanishcolonialmuseum #santafemuseum #spanishcolonialartsociety #santafe #newmexico #spanishmarket

Trails, Rails, & Highways: How Trade Transformed the Art of Spanish New Mexico. Experience all the trails that had an im...
11/12/2019

Trails, Rails, & Highways: How Trade Transformed the Art of Spanish New Mexico. Experience all the trails that had an impact on every aspect of life — art, food, economy, religion, warfare, cultural traditions, ceremonies and songs.

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11/05/2019

WINTER SPANISH MARKET ARTIST OF THE WEEK: TERRI RODRIGUEZ✨
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Terri Rodruguez found her inner passion through the creation of Precious Metals. She has been creating jewelry for the past 8 years, and hasn’t looked back ever since! Her amazing creations have led her to participate in this year’s Winter Spanish Market and we can’t wait to see what she has in store for us. Don’t forget to visit her in booth 11 this year at the Winter Market!
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Have you purchased your gala table or seats yet? ✨🥂 -Click this link to reserve your spot: https://form.jotform.com/9286...
11/04/2019

Have you purchased your gala table or seats yet? ✨🥂
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Click this link to reserve your spot: https://form.jotform.com/92864742601157

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A sneak peek of our new exhibit being installed “Trails, Rails and Highways!”..#MoSCA #spanishcolonialmuseum #santafemus...
11/01/2019

A sneak peek of our new exhibit being installed “Trails, Rails and Highways!”

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Come by the museum shop for a chance to purchase a beautiful jewelry piece by Spanish Market jewelry artist Ralph Sena. ...
10/31/2019

Come by the museum shop for a chance to purchase a beautiful jewelry piece by Spanish Market jewelry artist Ralph Sena.

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Join us at this year’s Celebracion gala on November 16th to celebrate this year’s honoree, Ed Garcia. Ed is the executiv...
10/30/2019

Join us at this year’s Celebracion gala on November 16th to celebrate this year’s honoree, Ed Garcia. Ed is the executive chairman of the Garcia Family of Companies, consisting of automobile dealerships and real estate holdings. The Garcia Automotive Group owns and operates 12 franchised automobile dealerships in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and El Paso with over 300 employees and annual retail vehicle sales of 10,000 units. Ed currently serves on the board of directors of Sandia Foundation and the Albuquerque Community Foundation.

Garcia’s philanthropic efforts support educational, athletic and charitable programs in the communities his dealerships serve. He and his family are also committed to preserving the cultural, artistic and architectural heritage of New Mexico. To that end, he was a board member and on the collections committee for the Spanish Colonial Art Society at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art in Santa Fe and a sponsor of the National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation.

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Our youth gallery aims to support the creative efforts and visions of our local youth by providing a gallery exhibition ...
10/29/2019

Our youth gallery aims to support the creative efforts and visions of our local youth by providing a gallery exhibition on the remarkable art they create such as jewelry, colorful textiles, tin frames, bultos, retablos and more.

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Robin Gavin giving us a #behindthescenes of the preparation for her new exhibition at the museum. ..#MoSCA #spanishcolon...
10/28/2019

Robin Gavin giving us a #behindthescenes of the preparation for her new exhibition at the museum.

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Find an incredible selection of locally made artwork in the museum shop created by our Traditional Spanish Market artist...
10/25/2019

Find an incredible selection of locally made artwork in the museum shop created by our Traditional Spanish Market artists such as unique and custom wood carvings.

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The 2019 Winter Spanish market is back on the 7th and 8th of December! Experience authentic 400 year old traditions and ...
10/23/2019

The 2019 Winter Spanish market is back on the 7th and 8th of December! Experience authentic 400 year old traditions and innovative Spanish Colonial style artwork, made by New Mexico artists. Come and join this Hispanic festival including art, local music, food, demonstrations and more. Interact personally with extraordinary artists, learn about their traditions and take home a special purchase to add to a collection or give as a gift.

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$6 Individual OR $10 for two people | Children under 12 are free admission

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Saturday, December 7, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, December 8, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm
National Hispanic Cultural Center
1701 4th Street, Albuquerque

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📸PC: Daniel Quat Photography

Address

750 Camino Lejo • Museum Hill
Santa Fe, NM
87505

General information

A small band of dedicated artisans still practice those arts today using the traditional methods and regional materials of the New Mexican landscape. Some of the best of their work is featured in the internationally recognized Traditional Spanish Market and Winter Market held annually in Santa Fe, NM Their are so many ways to get involved. Please visit our website for more ways to aid our mission!

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

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(505) 982-2226

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