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.

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.

Join us at the 2019 Masters Award reception on June 20th from 5pm to 7pm, to honor Tejedora Rita Padilla Haufmann!-Event...
06/10/2019

Join us at the 2019 Masters Award reception on June 20th from 5pm to 7pm, to honor Tejedora Rita Padilla Haufmann!
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Event will be at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art. Tickets are $14.00 per adult, and children 12 years and younger are free! RSVP to (505) 982-2226 or email [email protected]
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Our Trade & Trails Exhibition discusses and illustrates some of the numerous objects that traveled these trails to the f...
06/07/2019

Our Trade & Trails Exhibition discusses and illustrates some of the numerous objects that traveled these trails to the far northern frontier, as well as objects that were traded from the Native communities around the Spanish settlements. These Trade Items from all parts of the Spanish world found their way to the far northern frontier of New Spain, now New Mexico.
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Have you ever considered becoming a member? Discounts and free admission are only some of the benefits of membership! Vi...
06/06/2019

Have you ever considered becoming a member? Discounts and free admission are only some of the benefits of membership! Visit our website for more info! http://spanishcolonial.org/get-involved/
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Spanish Colonial Arts Society
06/05/2019

Spanish Colonial Arts Society

06/05/2019

Arts Alive Summer Art Workshop for ages 3-13, starting tomorrow from 10am-2pm! Take a look at our previous post for more info!
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Come visit the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art for our summer Arts Alive program every Wednesday starting June 5th throug...
06/05/2019

Come visit the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art for our summer Arts Alive program every Wednesday starting June 5th through June 19th from 10am-2pm!
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Free hands-on art workshops for ages 3-13 taught by market artists and members of the Society. Children must be accompanied by an adult. All materials are provided free, and all participants need to reserve a space. Please call Miquela Salazar Korte at (505) 982-2226 or email to [email protected].


-Wed, 6/5: Tinwork ft. Hojalatero Richard Gabriel Jr.
-Wed, 6/12: Retablos ft. Santero Frankie Lucero
-Wed, 6/19: Spanish Colonial Foods ft. Cooking with Kids with Brie Ortiz

05/17/2019
Spanish Colonial Arts and Artists: Daniel Rael and Antonio Ortega - Unpainted Bultos

#ThrowbackThursday to Spanish Market artists, Daniel Rael and Antonio Ortega's interview on Spanish Colonial art form, Unpainted Bultos. Unpainted bultos are three-dimensional, wooden sculptures that represent images of Christian iconography.

We are counting down the days until the 2019 Traditional Spanish Market!

Traditional Spanish Market
July 27 -28, 2019 on the Santa Fe Plaza
Presented by Anthony D. Trujillo, Holmans USA

#TraditionalSPANMKT #NewMexicoTrue #experienceculture #spanishcolonialart #SantaFePlaza #HolmansUSA #SPANMKTcountdown #SCAS #SpanishColonialArtsSociety

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmpEZ-0wbeo

Whether you are looking for a last minute weekend getaway or planning to attend one of the famous annual events in the a...
05/10/2019
20 Best Things to Do in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Whether you are looking for a last minute weekend getaway or planning to attend one of the famous annual events in the area, Santa Fe, New Mexico, is an exciting vacation destination, filled with beautiful architecture, a diverse selection of art galleries, fantastic restaurants and fun activities. Here are the best things to do in Santa Fe, NM.

https://vacationidea.com/destinations/best-things-to-do-in-santa-fe-nm.html

#experienceculture #NewMexicoTrue #SCAS #SpanishColonialArtsSociety #MoSCA #MuseumofSpanishColonialArt #SPANMKT #TraditionalSpanishMarket #SantaFe #NewMexico

Santa Fe, New Mexico is a destination for couples and families who enjoy art, great food and a diverse selection of things to do.

Thank you Local Flavor Magazine for the Art Buzz shout out for our newest exhibition, "Paul Pletka: Converging Faiths in...
05/01/2019

Thank you Local Flavor Magazine for the Art Buzz shout out for our newest exhibition, "Paul Pletka: Converging Faiths in the New World".

Paul Pletka: Converging Faiths in the New World
through October 20, 2019
at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art

https://issuu.com/localflavormag/docs/may2019

#experienceculture #artexposure #SCAS #SpanishColonialArtsSociety #MoSCA #MuseumofSpanishColonialArt #PaulPletka #Pletka2019

“I want visitors to understand that, in the case of these paintings, when two cultures meet, like they did with Spanis...
04/15/2019
Paul Pletka: Converging Faiths In The New World On Display At Museum of Spanish Colonial Art | Valley Daily Post

“I want visitors to understand that, in the case of these paintings, when two cultures meet, like they did with Spanish Catholics and the indigenous population of Mexico, that there is room for accommodation and that, over time, each culture will evolve itself and take on aspects of the other culture,” Pletka says. “These paintings, in my mind, are positive. They show that things can work out—even if it’s slow.”

#experienceculture #PaulPletka #Pletka2019 #MoSCA #MuseumofSpanishColonialArt #SCAS #SpanishColonialArtsSociety #NMTrue

https://valleydailypost.com/paul-pletka-converging-faiths-new-world-display-museum-spanish-colonial-art

Santa Fe—A trip to Mexico in the 1980s redirected artist Paul Pletka’s vision, producing a decades-long burst of paintings that melded Indigenous peoples, Catholic rituals, and the lifeways of Spanish colonists. His neo-surrealistic style results in graphic layers of masks, icons, villagers, cha...

He recasts Catholic saints as relatable, contemporary figures. He mines the narratives of saints and other religious fig...
04/13/2019
Riffing on tradition: Virtuoso santero Arthur López

He recasts Catholic saints as relatable, contemporary figures. He mines the narratives of saints and other religious figures and adapts them to the modern day.

“Each one of them has their own story,” he said. “For me, it’s just a way of retelling it. I’m still drawing on their iconography, and I try to tell it in a way that makes it more relatable to the younger or newer generation.”

#experienceculture #SCAS #SpanishColonialArtsSociety #SPANMKT #TraditionalSpanishMarket #MoSCA #MuseumofSpanishColonialArt #gennextsf #NMtrue #arthurlopez
https://www.santafenewmexican.com/pasatiempo/art/riffing-on-tradition-virtuoso-santero-arthur-l-pez/article_a8d7b4d4-dd79-55fc-b67d-f4aeea4c12ce.html

Arturo López carves figures of religious devotion and has even received church commissions for altarpieces, but he places most of his work into a contemporary context — like his 2006

Paul Pletka: Converging Faiths in the New World opens this weekend!! Check out the conversation-starter, mind blowing ar...
04/12/2019

Paul Pletka: Converging Faiths in the New World opens this weekend!! Check out the conversation-starter, mind blowing artwork of Paul Pletka at MoSCA!!!

#experienceculture #MoSCA #MuseumofSpanishColonialArt #SCAS #SpanishColonialArtsSociety #NMtrue #PaulPletka #Pletka2019 #conversationstarter #mindblowing

"The exhibition represents the first solo museum show of Pletka’s work in New Mexico since 1990. It includes more than...
04/10/2019
Museum of Spanish Colonial Art premieres 'Paul Pletka: Converging Faiths in the New World'

"The exhibition represents the first solo museum show of Pletka’s work in New Mexico since 1990. It includes more than a dozen of his highly detailed paintings—some of which stretch wider than 10 feet—sculpture, and Mexican masks from his collection, and artifacts from the museum’s collection, including a historic death cart. The exhibit focuses exclusively on his art about Mexico and the Southwest, including a little-known treasure. "

#experienceculture #Pletka2019 #PaulPletka #MoSCA #MuseumofSpanishColonialArt #SCAS #SpanishColonialArtsSociety

http://artdaily.com/news/112666/Museum-of-Spanish-Colonial-Art-premieres--Paul-Pletka--Converging-Faiths-in-the-New-World-#.XK5pwqfMzOQ

A trip to Mexico in the 1980s redirected artist Paul Pletka’s vision, producing a decades-long burst of paintings that melded Indigenous peoples,

The Spring Art Auction is tonight! Whether your interest is peaked by an 18th century painting of the Divine Shepherdess...
04/05/2019

The Spring Art Auction is tonight! Whether your interest is peaked by an 18th century painting of the Divine Shepherdess, or an oversized, contemporary Micaceous Wine Jug with a custom tin lid, this auction has something for everyone.

The auction consists of approximately 20 hand-picked items that range from furniture, jewelry, pottery, paintings, santos of many types, tinwork, to fine art sculpture. All auction proceeds benefit the museum’s exhibition programs.

#experienceculture #MoSCA #MuseumofSpanishColonialArt
#SCAS #SpanishColonialArtsSociety #SCASevent #museumartauction

Corridos, inditas, canciones, romances, cautivas and more! Experience Spanish colonial music with Nuestra Musica at the ...
04/04/2019

Corridos, inditas, canciones, romances, cautivas and more!

Experience Spanish colonial music with Nuestra Musica at the Lensic Performing Arts Center this Saturday at 6:30pm.

#experienceculture #SCAS #SpanishColonialArtsSociety #NMtrue #LensicPerformingArtsCenter #TheLensic #Spanishcolonialmusic

Paul Pletka: Converging Faiths in the New World is the first solo museum show of Pletka’s work in New Mexico since 199...
04/03/2019

Paul Pletka: Converging Faiths in the New World is the first solo museum show of Pletka’s work in New Mexico since 1990. Be the first to see the exhibition on April 12th!

#experienceculture #PaulPletka #Pletka2019 #MoSCA #MuseumofSpanishColonialArt #SCAS #SpanishColonialArtsSociety #NMtrue

"Many of his paintings are a confluence of indigenous and European motifs with historic and contemporary allusions. On t...
04/03/2019
From an antique land: Paul Pletka's "Imagined Wests"

"Many of his paintings are a confluence of indigenous and European motifs with historic and contemporary allusions. On the whole, his works show a layering of cultural references and ideas."

#experienceculture #Pletka2019 #PaulPletka #SCAS #SpanishColonialArtsSociety #MoSCA #MuseumofSpanishColonialArt #NMtrue

https://www.santafenewmexican.com/pasatiempo/art/from-an-antique-land-paul-pletka-s-imagined-wests/article_2fbdd5f8-d6b6-5076-865b-656c8ce0b8d0.html

Published by University of Oklahoma Press and designed by the Santa Fe-based Michael Motley, artist Paul Pletka's Imagined Wests has won awards for best art book and best in show

It's #WomensHistoryMonth and we're celebrating the women of GenNext on our social media for the next few weeks. Experien...
04/02/2019

It's #WomensHistoryMonth and we're celebrating the women of GenNext on our social media for the next few weeks. Experience their artwork at MoSCA through March 29th!
#gennextsf #womenofgennextsf #WomenofGenNext #femaleartists #experienceculture #InternationalWomensDay #SCAS #SpanishColonialArtsSociety #MoSCA #MuseumofSpanishColonialArt #nmtrue

Spanish Colonial Arts Society's cover photo
04/01/2019

Spanish Colonial Arts Society's cover photo

Last chance to experience AH-MAZING artwork at GenNext REBOOT! Closing celebration tonight at MoSCA; artwork, food, drin...
03/29/2019

Last chance to experience AH-MAZING artwork at GenNext REBOOT! Closing celebration tonight at MoSCA; artwork, food, drink, and a DJ set by Mayrant.

You don't want to miss this!!

#gennextsf #womenofgennextsf #experienceculture #SCAS #SpanishColonialArtsSociety #MoSCA #MuseumofSpanishColonialArt #nmtrue

“I first knew Marie Sena as a tattoo artist, then as a medical illustrator and years later found out she was in tradit...
03/28/2019

“I first knew Marie Sena as a tattoo artist, then as a medical illustrator and years later found out she was in traditional Spanish Market. Throughout her various types of work, she has maintained a style that is gorgeous and recognizable as her own”
- Jana Gottshalk, Curator of GenNext

It's #WomensHistoryMonth and we're celebrating the #WomenofGenNext on our social media for the next few weeks. Experience their artwork at MoSCA through March 29th!
#gennextsf #womenofgennextsf #femaleartists #experienceculture #InternationalWomensDay #SCAS #SpanishColonialArtsSociety #MoSCA #MuseumofSpanishColonialArt #nmtrue

Experience GenNext for the last time at the Closing Celebration of GenNext REBOOT tomorrow at MoSCA!#gennextsf #WomenofG...
03/28/2019

Experience GenNext for the last time at the Closing Celebration of GenNext REBOOT tomorrow at MoSCA!

#gennextsf #WomenofGenNext #SCAS #SpanishColonialArtsSociety #MoSCA #MuseumofSpanishColonialArt #experienceculture #experienceart #nmtrue

We're counting down the days to April 12th, are you? Paul Pletka: Converging Faiths in the New World Member's Preview is...
03/27/2019

We're counting down the days to April 12th, are you? Paul Pletka: Converging Faiths in the New World Member's Preview is Friday, April 12th at MoSCA!

“Paul gives this great, intentional look into life in New Mexico—the lives of the penitents, the churches,” Josef Diaz said. “It opens a dialogue about the cultures and their blending. People will come in and ask questions and talk—and that’s what art is supposed to do.”

RSVP to [email protected] or (505)982-2226 x.105

#experienceculture #SCAS #SpanishColonialArtsSociety #MoSCA #MuseumofSpanishColonialArt #nmtrue #Pletka2019

The Lensic and Spanish Colonial Arts Society present Nuestra Música, a celebration of New Mexico’s rich musical and c...
03/27/2019

The Lensic and Spanish Colonial Arts Society present Nuestra Música, a celebration of New Mexico’s rich musical and cultural heritage.

Dedicated to presenting the traditional folk music of the Spanish Colonial people, since 2001 Nuestra Música has featured musicians who have performed corridos, inditas, canciones, romances and cautivas, as well as valses, polkas, chotes, varsovianas, vaqueros and cunas.

Nuestra Música
Saturday, April 6th at 6:30pm
Lensic Performing Arts Center
Reserved Seating
Tickets $10, Seniors (65+) Free

#experienceculture #SpanishColonialArtsSociety #SCAS #LensicPerformingArtsCenter #traditionalSpanishcolonialfolkmusic #NewMexico #NewMexicomusic

“Fatima Ronquillo is a talented painter and her colonial themes are so unique. When I first saw her portrait of the Cr...
03/26/2019

“Fatima Ronquillo is a talented painter and her colonial themes are so unique. When I first saw her portrait of the Crowned Nun, I knew I needed it for this exhibit.”
- Jana Gottshalk, Curator of GenNext

It's #WomensHistoryMonth and we're celebrating the #WomenofGenNext on our social media for the next few weeks. Experience their artwork at MoSCA through March 29th!
#gennextsf #womenofgennextsf #femaleartists #experienceculture #InternationalWomensDay #SCAS #SpanishColonialArtsSociety #MoSCA #MuseumofSpanishColonialArt #nmtrue

Save the date for the Spring Art Auction and support MoSCA's exhibit programs! Join us for an evening of art, music, coc...
03/25/2019

Save the date for the Spring Art Auction and support MoSCA's exhibit programs! Join us for an evening of art, music, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art .

Museum Spring Art Auction
Friday, April 5, 2019
at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art
Preview Hour 4:30pm | Auction 5:30pm
Admission $40
#experienceculture #MoSCA #MuseumofSpanishColonialArt
#SCAS #SpanishColonialArtsSociety #SCASevent #museumartauction

“Marion Martinez blows me away with her use of unique materials, and each new piece employs something, new making her ...
03/21/2019

“Marion Martinez blows me away with her use of unique materials, and each new piece employs something, new making her a very exciting artist to follow.”
- Jana Gottshalk, Curator of GenNext

It's #WomensHistoryMonth and we're celebrating the #WomenofGenNext on our social media for the next few weeks. Experience their artwork at MoSCA through March 29th!
#gennextsf #womenofgennextsf #femaleartists #experienceculture #InternationalWomensDay #SCAS #SpanishColonialArtsSociety #MoSCA #MuseumofSpanishColonialArt #nmtrue

Going, Going, Gone! Experience groundbreaking artwork at the Closing Celebration of GenNext REBOOT on March 29th!#gennex...
03/20/2019

Going, Going, Gone! Experience groundbreaking artwork at the Closing Celebration of GenNext REBOOT on March 29th!

#gennextsf #WomenofGenNext #SCAS #SpanishColonialArtsSociety #MoSCA #MuseumofSpanishColonialArt #experienceculture #experienceart #nmtrue

"Autry Macias’ use of tin is completely different than anything else I have ever seen. It is great to see this traditi...
03/19/2019

"Autry Macias’ use of tin is completely different than anything else I have ever seen. It is great to see this traditional material being used in a new way."
- Jana Gottshalk, Curator of GenNext

It's #WomensHistoryMonth and we're celebrating the #WomenofGenNext on our social media for the next few weeks. Experience their artwork at MoSCA through March 29th!
#gennextsf #womenofgennextsf #femaleartists #experienceculture #InternationalWomensDay #SCAS #SpanishColonialArtsSociety #MoSCA #MuseumofSpanishColonialArt #nmtrue

Live auction of museum-quality artworks on April 5th at MoSCA! Be there an hour earlier to scope out the art during Prev...
03/15/2019

Live auction of museum-quality artworks on April 5th at MoSCA!

Be there an hour earlier to scope out the art during Preview Hour and enjoy cocktails with hors d'oeuvres on the museum patio.

Museum Spring Art Auction
Friday, April 5, 2019
at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art
Preview Hour 4:30pm | Auction 5:30pm
Admission $40

#experienceculture #MoSCA #MuseumofSpanishColonialArt
#SCAS #SpanishColonialArtsSociety #SCASevent #museumartauction

“Erin Galvez’ serape series is such a cool and interesting way to honor historical textiles. The way she uses this s...
03/14/2019

“Erin Galvez’ serape series is such a cool and interesting way to honor historical textiles. The way she uses this series to explore her identity and place in her community is very exciting."
- Jana Gottshalk, Curator of GenNext

It's #WomensHistoryMonth and we're celebrating the #WomenofGenNext on our social media for the next few weeks. Experience their artwork at MoSCA through March 29th!
#gennextsf #womenofgennextsf #femaleartists #experienceculture #InternationalWomensDay #SCAS #SpanishColonialArtsSociety #MoSCA #MuseumofSpanishColonialArt #nmtrue

Spanish Colonial Arts Society's cover photo
03/12/2019

Spanish Colonial Arts Society's cover photo

“Marie Romero Cash is an innovator, I love her use of traditional materials with a more contemporary scene. In Soul Tr...
03/12/2019

“Marie Romero Cash is an innovator, I love her use of traditional materials with a more contemporary scene. In Soul Train, I was drawn to the bright colors and the original concept.”

- Jana Gottshalk, Curator of GenNext

It's #WomensHistoryMonth and we're celebrating the #WomenofGenNext on our social media for the next few weeks. Experience their artwork at MoSCA through March 29th!
#gennextsf #womenofgennextsf #femaleartists #experienceculture #InternationalWomensDay #SCAS #SpanishColonialArtsSociety #MoSCA #MuseumofSpanishColonialArt #nmtrue

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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