Fine Artist El Moises Celebrates Largest Spanish Market Art Show In Our Neighboring State of New Mexicoby Dee Dee Garcia Blase on Jul. 11, 2013, under Art, Art y arte, Arte, Chicano art, Cultura, Culture
The famous Spanish Market is the oldest and leading juried Spanish Market in the United States attracting over 70,000 guests and collectors from throughout the world. Each July, the Market showcases hundreds of renowned Hispanic artists who not only display and sell their art, but are also very happy to share their culture with art enthusiasts. According to the Spanish Colonial Arts Society, the rich Hispanic culture of New Mexico will be celebrated at the 62nd Annual Traditional Spanish Market on the Santa Fe Plaza.
LoneDog NoiseCat Gallery is set to have their Grand Opening in time for the Traditional Spanish Market on July 26, 2013. Santa Fe artist, Ed Archie Noisecat describes the larger new gallery as a venue displaying Neo-abOriginal Art. Noisecat has been living and showing his art in New Mexico for 13 years and teamed up with another renowned artist via Todd “Lone Dog” Bordeaux (a direct descendent of Chief Lone Dog), and a member of the Sicangu Lakota Oyate in South Dakota.
In the spirit of the Spanish Market, LoneDog NoiseCat Gallery chose renowned Chicano artist El Moises to headline this special exhibit with a number of other Chicano artists honoring the rich Mexican-indigenous artwork and Hispanic culture. Before the evening is over, collectors will also be able to enjoy a performance by Robert Maribal who is a two-time Grammy Award winning musician of the sacred Taos Mountain in northern New Mexico.
Gilbert Vigil will be curating at the Santa Fe Double Take Galleria art show during Spanish Market week. He is a Chicano artist welcoming other Chicano artists and the majority of Hispanic art work will be displayed on the 2nd floor. Vigil deems Moises as one of the best Hispanic contemporary artists out there, and is happy to show Moises’ La Lotería art. La Lotería is the classic Mexican game with origins in Europe and came to Mexico by way of Spain. Several other Chicano and Spanish contemporary artists will contribute to this show promoting the Spanish colonial arts and the traditional Hispanic arts of New Mexico.
In the spirit of Spanish art … more Hispanic contemporary art can be appreciated if you decide to take a short drive to Taos, NM. El Camino Cantina’s theme is greatly inspired by the location, chosen specifically for the view of the main Taos drag and the Sangre De Cristo Mountains. El Camino Cantina’s theme of low riders, and Chicano art is unique to Northern New Mexico and artist El Moises captures that essence through his unparalleled and vibrant pieces on display at El Camino Cantina.
Soon after Spanish Market week, art enthusiasts will be able to enjoy a Low Rider Fine Art Exhibit at the Espanola Plaza Convento Gallery beginning August 9, 2013. Toby Morfin, a native of New Mexico and curator will feature some of the best low riders in the nation. Fine art showing will be by prominent artists such as Gilbert Mugu Lujan, El Whyner, El Moises, Johhnathan Mercado, Chickle, Da Garcia, Nani Chacon, Bugs, Ricardo Islas, Cruz Lopez, Low Low Medina, Mickey Horton, Albert Rosales and Toby Morfin himself.
In addition to our Arizona Chicano Picasso contributing to numerous shows in New Mexico, we look forward to the VIVA LA MUERTE | A Dia de Los Muertos Exhibit at Legends Santa Fe Gallery beginning November 1 – December 1, 2013. But before then, one can appreciate Tequila tasting during the Spanish Market Art weekend at Legends where fine sculpture work created by Hispanic artist Michael Gurule is displayed.
Our neighboring State of New Mexico sets a fine art example for the southwestern part of the United States. Santa Fe, New Mexico can be a safe haven for cooler getaways in locations with a higher elevation. The elevation at the plaza in Santa Fe is about 6,955 feet, and the average monthly maximum temperatures during July, the warmest month, range from slightly above 90° F at lower elevations to the upper 70’s at high elevations.