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.
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This includes our annual Spanish Market and Winter Market, education programs and Museum happenings.

This includes our annual Spanish Market and Winter Market, education programs and Museum happenings.

Operating as usual

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04/23/2021
News From the Spanish Colonial Arts Society

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April 23, 2021 Spanish Markets Hopefully by now you know the great news: the downtown Traditional Spanish Market is scheduled for July 24th - 25th! If you missed it, here is a link to our official pre

It’s happening! If things continue as they are, all three major art markets will have in-person events this summer 🎉🙏🏽☀️
04/21/2021
Market Forecast

It’s happening! If things continue as they are, all three major art markets will have in-person events this summer 🎉🙏🏽☀️

As vaccinations surge in New Mexico, Santa Fe’s big summer art markets plan for the best

Spanish Colonial Arts Society Announces Plans to Move Forward with Spanish Market. Link to Press Release: https://conta....
04/20/2021

Spanish Colonial Arts Society Announces Plans to Move Forward with Spanish Market. Link to Press Release: https://conta.cc/2Qmu4dg

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Spanish Colonial Arts Society Announces Plans to Move Forward with Spanish Market. Link to Press Release: https://conta.cc/2Qmu4dg

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#spanishcolonialarts⁠⁠
#spanishmarket⁠⁠
#traditionalspanishmarket⁠⁠
#santafemarkets⁠⁠
#visitsantafe⁠⁠
#citydifferent⁠⁠
#newmexicotrue⁠⁠
#summer2021

From 1598 to 1821, goods from Spain’s vast empire traveled over the Camino Real de Tierra Adentro (Royal Road to the Int...
04/16/2021

From 1598 to 1821, goods from Spain’s vast empire traveled over the Camino Real de Tierra Adentro (Royal Road to the Interior) from central Mexico to the remote northern frontier.

Learn about this and other important trade routes at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art's exhibit, "Trails, Rails, and Highways: How Trade Transformed the Art of Spanish New Mexico"

The museum is open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 1pm to 4pm. Visit spanishcolonial.org for tickets and information.

#spanishcolonialarts #spanishcolonialartssociety #citydifferent #visitsantafe #newmexicotrue

From 1598 to 1821, goods from Spain’s vast empire traveled over the Camino Real de Tierra Adentro (Royal Road to the Interior) from central Mexico to the remote northern frontier.

Learn about this and other important trade routes at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art's exhibit, "Trails, Rails, and Highways: How Trade Transformed the Art of Spanish New Mexico"

The museum is open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 1pm to 4pm. Visit spanishcolonial.org for tickets and information.

#spanishcolonialarts #spanishcolonialartssociety #citydifferent #visitsantafe #newmexicotrue

Clockwise from top left, Don Bernardo Miera y Pacheco's painting of San Rafael (1780), the image of our Lady of Guadalup...
04/06/2021

Clockwise from top left, Don Bernardo Miera y Pacheco's painting of San Rafael (1780), the image of our Lady of Guadalupe (1790), attributed to the school of the anonymous "Laguna Santero"; and the image of San Jerónimo (18th century). All exemplify the influence of Spanish and Mexican Baroque art. Photo by Gabriela Campos, The New Mexican.

Visit the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art Thursday - Friday from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. More information at spanishcolonial.org

#spanishcolonialartssociety #spanishcolonialart #artofnewmexico #newmexicotrue #santafemuseum #citydifferent #visitsantafe

Clockwise from top left, Don Bernardo Miera y Pacheco's painting of San Rafael (1780), the image of our Lady of Guadalupe (1790), attributed to the school of the anonymous "Laguna Santero"; and the image of San Jerónimo (18th century). All exemplify the influence of Spanish and Mexican Baroque art. Photo by Gabriela Campos, The New Mexican.

Visit the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art Thursday - Friday from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. More information at spanishcolonial.org

#spanishcolonialartssociety #spanishcolonialart #artofnewmexico #newmexicotrue #santafemuseum #citydifferent #visitsantafe

Thank you, The Santa Fe New Mexican for this fabulous article about our latest exhibit! We hope to see you (with masks o...
04/02/2021
En route: 'Trails, Rails and Highways'

Thank you, The Santa Fe New Mexican for this fabulous article about our latest exhibit! We hope to see you (with masks on👍 ) Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 1:00 - 4:00 pm to enjoy it for yourselves. #SpanishColonialArtsSociety #spanishcolonialarts #spanishcolonial #SCAS

The story of Spanish Colonial art in New Mexico is one of evolving styles influenced by trade along historic routes that made Santa Fe an inland port and New Mexico

Monica Sosaya Halford is a master Santera and Colchera who has participated in Traditional Spanish Market for decades. H...
03/31/2021
Monica Sosaya Halford, 1994 Masters Award for Lifetime Achievement Recipient

Monica Sosaya Halford is a master Santera and Colchera who has participated in Traditional Spanish Market for decades. Her work can be seen in our current exhibit at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Arts, “Trails, Rails, and Highways: How Trade Transformed the Art of Spanish New Mexico.”

The exhibit is open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 1:00-4:00pm. Visit Spanishcolonial.org for more information. #scas #spanishcolonial #spanishcolonialarts #SpanishColonialArtsSociety #santera #colchera #master

Have you heard the news? The Museum of Spanish Colonial Art is now open three days a week: Thursday, Friday and Saturday...
03/24/2021

Have you heard the news? The Museum of Spanish Colonial Art is now open three days a week: Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Check out the website for more information and to purchase tickets: www.spanishcolonial.org.

Our latest exhibit, "Trails, Rails, and Highways: How Trade Transformed the Art of Spanish New Mexico" explores the vast and varied influence on the highly unique art of our region.

#spanishcolonial #scas #scassantafe #spanishcolonialartssociety #mosca #museumofspanishcolonialart #santafe #newmexico #newmexicotrue #museumhillsantafe

Have you heard the news? The Museum of Spanish Colonial Art is now open three days a week: Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Check out the website for more information and to purchase tickets: www.spanishcolonial.org.

Our latest exhibit, "Trails, Rails, and Highways: How Trade Transformed the Art of Spanish New Mexico" explores the vast and varied influence on the highly unique art of our region.

#spanishcolonial #scas #scassantafe #spanishcolonialartssociety #mosca #museumofspanishcolonialart #santafe #newmexico #newmexicotrue #museumhillsantafe

Spanish Colonial Arts Society has a new website and is now open to members and non-members alike three days per week!⁠⁠G...
03/19/2021

Spanish Colonial Arts Society has a new website and is now open to members and non-members alike three days per week!⁠

Get all the latest news here: https://conta.cc/30Ui3gP

#spanishcolonial #scas #scassantafe

Spanish Colonial Arts Society has a new website and is now open to members and non-members alike three days per week!⁠

Get all the latest news here: https://conta.cc/30Ui3gP

#spanishcolonial #scas #scassantafe

07/01/2020

We are preparing to open our exhibit galleries, collections, storage, and research library by appointment only once allowed by the state using COVID Safe Practices and any other state recommended guidelines.

We will continue to provide updates as they are available.

03/22/2020

The Museum of Spanish Colonial Art is closed until further notice to support the effort to contain COVID-19. The health and safety of our staff, visitors and the community is of highest importance to us. Stay tuned.

Another high level of craftsmanship and innovative design by Victor Goler. It is always a pleasure to feature Victor’s u...
02/07/2020

Another high level of craftsmanship and innovative design by Victor Goler. It is always a pleasure to feature Victor’s unique pieces in our museum’s exhibition.
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‘The Holy Family: Cruising Heaven / La Sagrada Familia: Paseando en el cielo,’ created with wood, gesso, and paint.
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Engaging with the works of art in our new exhibition is a meaningful and lasting experience. Trails, Rails, and Highways...
02/06/2020

Engaging with the works of art in our new exhibition is a meaningful and lasting experience. Trails, Rails, and Highways takes museum visitors on a deeply personal journey, one that traces these encounters and marks the impact on materials, style, and design brought about by the exchange of goods and ideas along the trails.

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‘The Protectors / Los Protectores’ by Arlene Cisneros Sena -Created with wood, gesso, paint, pine sap varnish and metal....
02/05/2020

‘The Protectors / Los Protectores’ by Arlene Cisneros Sena -
Created with wood, gesso, paint, pine sap varnish and metal. .
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Any piece by Nick Otero is bound to be phenomenal. This amazing creation resides in our museum's exhibit, “Trails, Rails...
02/03/2020

Any piece by Nick Otero is bound to be phenomenal. This amazing creation resides in our museum's exhibit, “Trails, Rails, and Highways.” Experience the collection today.

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Get the chance to explore and learn about the Camino Real in the museum’s new exhibit Trails, Rails and Highways. -The C...
01/31/2020

Get the chance to explore and learn about the Camino Real in the museum’s new exhibit Trails, Rails and Highways.
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The Camino Real de Tierra Adentro from Mexico City to Santa Fe officially opened in 1598 when Don Juan de Oñate and 129 soldiers, their families and native servants, forged their way north, using Native trails, to establish the first Spanish speaking settlement in New Mexico. From 1598, the Camino Real was the main route of communication between the colonial province of New Mexico and the Viceregal government in New Mexico. Over this route came people and goods from all of Spain’s vast empire — from Mexico and South America, Europe, and Asia.

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Christ Crucified by Jose Benito Ortega - While the railroad diminished much of the demand for locally produced santos, a...
01/30/2020

Christ Crucified by Jose Benito Ortega - While the railroad diminished much of the demand for locally produced santos, a few artists found work creating Passion figures for the Brotherhood of Our Father Jesus the Nazarene, locally known as the Penitentes. A ceremonial focus for the Brotherhood, or Hermandad, is the re-enactment of the Passion of Christ during Holy Week. For this they needed large if not life sized images of Christ.

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Visit the new Trails, Rails, and Highways exhibition to experience the transformation of art in New Mexico. ..#MoSCA #sp...
01/29/2020

Visit the new Trails, Rails, and Highways exhibition to experience the transformation of art in New Mexico.
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The Holy Family / La Sagrada Familia by Ramon Jose Lopez, National Heritage Fellow -Made with vegetal and mineral pigmen...
01/28/2020

The Holy Family / La Sagrada Familia by Ramon Jose Lopez, National Heritage Fellow
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Made with vegetal and mineral pigments (amaigre, clay, indigo, terre verde, yellow ochre) on tanned buffalo hide and deer sinew.
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'Holy Restraint' / 'Santa Restriccion'By Arthur Lopéz ..#MoSCA #spanishcolonialmuseum #santafemuseum #spanishcolonialart...
01/27/2020

'Holy Restraint' / 'Santa Restriccion'
By Arthur Lopéz

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'Treasure Box’ / ‘Caja de Tesoros’ by Martha Varos Ewing ..#MoSCA #spanishcolonialmuseum #santafemuseum #spanishcolonial...
01/24/2020

'Treasure Box’ / ‘Caja de Tesoros’
by Martha Varos Ewing

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Support the museum today by purchasing a piece of art the museum’s shop! Your museum purchase benefits the artist and co...
01/23/2020

Support the museum today by purchasing a piece of art the museum’s shop! Your museum purchase benefits the artist and contributes to the expansion of resources and events the Society provides such as our website, exhibitions, and presentations as well as maintain and improve the museum facilities.

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A jacket that represents the style of a colonial period in 1945. ..#MoSCA #spanishcolonialmuseum #santafemuseum #spanish...
01/22/2020

A jacket that represents the style of a colonial period in 1945.

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It’s amazing to see the detail on a straw applique art piece. Visit the museum to explore some of our favorite straw pie...
01/21/2020

It’s amazing to see the detail on a straw applique art piece. Visit the museum to explore some of our favorite straw pieces.
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‘Flowers of Easter’ / ‘Flores de Pascua’ by Lenise Lujan-Martinez. Made with wood, paint, and straw.
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Discover wonderful art pieces at the museum.  - Saint Francis of Assisi / San Francisco de Asis by Gloria Lopéz Cordova ...
01/20/2020

Discover wonderful art pieces at the museum.
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Saint Francis of Assisi / San Francisco de Asis by Gloria Lopéz Cordova

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This new exhibition explores the impact of historic trails (Native American trails, the Camino Real, the Santa Fe Trail,...
01/17/2020

This new exhibition explores the impact of historic trails (Native American trails, the Camino Real, the Santa Fe Trail, the Railroad, and Rt. 66) on the traditional arts through the importation of prints and paintings, new materials, and new styles, from the colonial period through the early 20th century.

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A straw applique masterpiece.-‘By Way of the Cross’ / ‘Por el Camino de la Cruz’ by Jean Anaya Moya. Made with wood, pai...
01/16/2020

A straw applique masterpiece.
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‘By Way of the Cross’ / ‘Por el Camino de la Cruz’ by Jean Anaya Moya. Made with wood, paint, straw and leather.

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Every painting has a story behind it...-Saint Isidore / San Isidro by Belarimo Esquibel ..#MoSCA #spanishcolonialmuseum ...
01/15/2020

Every painting has a story behind it...
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Saint Isidore / San Isidro by Belarimo Esquibel

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Have you had a chance to visit the Trails, Rails and Highways exhibit? The exhibit includes a gallery of contemporary wo...
01/14/2020

Have you had a chance to visit the Trails, Rails and Highways exhibit? The exhibit includes a gallery of contemporary works that illustrates how today’s artists navigate the difficult ground between tradition and innovation to create unique artistic expressions.
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Silk Shawl / Manton de Manilla -In 1565 Spain established trade with Asia by finding a route across the Pacific from Aca...
01/13/2020

Silk Shawl / Manton de Manilla
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In 1565 Spain established trade with Asia by finding a route across the Pacific from Acapulco, Mexico to the Philippines. Once the Camino Real was established, Asian goods such as embroidered silk shawls from China — as well as porcelain, kimonos, and ivories — made their way from the Manila Galleon trade to the remote northern frontier in New Mexico.

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Animal Orchestra / Orquesta de Animales by Jose Dolores Lopez -Lopez, who had been making traditional painted santos, be...
01/10/2020

Animal Orchestra / Orquesta de Animales by Jose Dolores Lopez
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Lopez, who had been making traditional painted santos, began creating whimsical wood carvings in response to a new market. His style of unpainted wood, often decorated with fine chip-carving, is known today as the Cordova style.
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St. Isidore the Farmer / San Isidro Labrador-Although most of New Mexico’s traditional arts are associated with northern...
01/09/2020

St. Isidore the Farmer / San Isidro Labrador
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Although most of New Mexico’s traditional arts are associated with northern communities, there is evidence of both an active santero tradition and tinsmithing in southern New Mexico. First settled in the late 1600s, Socorro was abandoned during the Pueblo Revolt and was not resettled until about 1800. From 1867 to 1890 the town was the center of one of the country’s richest mining districts. This bulto is similar in style to others collected in the Chihuahua-Mesilla area.

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Artist Luis Tapia always delivers magnificent art creations that are unique.  - Doña Sebastiana Relaxes after a Hard Day...
01/08/2020

Artist Luis Tapia always delivers magnificent art creations that are unique.
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Doña Sebastiana Relaxes after a Hard Day at the Office/ Doña Sebastiana descansa después de un dia dificil en la oficina by Luis Tapia. Made with wood, gesso and paint.

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Our new exhibit is now open! Trails, Rails and Highways is a fresh take on New Mexico’s multi-cultural heritage. This ex...
01/07/2020

Our new exhibit is now open! Trails, Rails and Highways is a fresh take on New Mexico’s multi-cultural heritage. This exhibit will help visitors experience some wonderful and historic pieces in a new light.

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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

Thursday 13:00 - 16:00
Friday 13:00 - 16:00
Saturday 13:00 - 16:15

Telephone

(505) 982-2226

Products

Traditional Spanish Market • Winter Market • Museum of Spanish Colonial Art • Museum Shop • Education programs for children & adults

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Is there a site to purchase posters feom past markets?
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To all my beloved artists, known and unknowns, met and unmet, acquainted or not, God bless you!!!...have a great and successful Market 2018!...to the SCAS and MoSCA keep up with the good work!
Today, on ESPEJOS DE AZTLÁN show/KUNM Radio, at 7pm: interview with artist José A. Lucero, called as a Picasso santero, hosted by Cristina Baccin. We´ll converse with him about his unique approach "Cubista A La Nuevomexicana" to this traditional art. Mr. José A. Lucero will exhibit at the 67th Annual Traditional Spanish Market this weekend (28-29 July, Santa Fe Plaza, NM). Listen to the PODCAST here:
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Arturo Olivas was born on September 10, 1958 at Seaview Hospital in Long Beach, California. He was the third of five children born to Elisa Alva and Jose Natividad Olivas, both natives of El Paso, Texas. Arturo was raised in Wilmington, California, the heart of the harbor, and attended Hawaiian Avenue Elementary School from 1964 to 1971. He went on to Dodson Junior High School in San Pedro, California from 1971 to 1973. He attended Phineas Banning High School in Wilmington from 1973 to 1976. In 1976 Arturo graduated from Banning High School and attended Yale University from 1976 to 1979. Arturo attended UCLA from 1980 to 1984 and received his BA in history in 1984 and his masters of education in 1985. In 1984 he met his longtime companion Christopher Gibson. Arturo began his teaching career with the Los Angeles Unified School district in 1985 where he taught at Gompers Junior High School from 1985 to 1986 and Budlong Avenue Elementary School from 1987 to 1997. He taught at Mira Costa High School from 1986 to 1987 (Redondo Union School District). In 1997 he and Christopher moved to New Mexico where Arturo taught for 14 years at the following schools: 1997-2001, bilingual teacher at Rio Rancho Elementary school, Colinas del Norte Elementary School, and Enchanted Hills Elementary School. He taught bilingual education at Puesta del Sol Elementary School from 2001 to 2011. In September of 2011 Arturo was diagnosed with Stage IV non small cell lung cancer. He went on medical leave for 3 months after his diagnosis and then officially retired in December 2011. Arturo belonged to the Spanish Colonial Art Society from 1994 to 2017 and exhibited his work in the annual summer Spanish market. He was a foundation member of the National Hispanic Cultural Center and founding member of the NHCCNM Arts Community where he and Christopher taught art workshops together from 1997 to 2017. Arturo was a registered member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish where he served as CCD teacher, Confirmation teacher, RCIA and Adult Catechesis teacher and member of the parish council. He also wrote the guide to A Tour of the Sacred Art of Our Lady of Fatima Church. He was admitted to the Secular Franciscan Order on September 23, 2007 and made his permanent profession in March of 2010. He served the Franciscan Fraternity of St Anthony as servant minster from 2012 to 2015. Arturo died on November 18, 2017.He is survived by his long-time companion Christopher Gibson; his father Jose N. Olivas; brother Joe, sisters Beatrice, Annamaria and Marina, and 16 nephews, nieces, and great nephews and nieces.
Can someone tell me what the quotes are in the room where Frida is falling deeper in to her last illness? The two quotes were great and I cant remember them 😞
Tonight (now) on Fox (Ch 13 on Comcast), Chad Brummett will be presenting Legendary New Mexico on Faith and art. I will have a brief interview. They will have encore presentations on this and the other sister channels throughout the weekend.