The Roswell Museum and and the Pecos Valley Potters Guild invite you to step into a world of creative wonder this holiday season at the second annual Holiday Artisan Market. Held at the Roswell Museum, this opportunity to shop for distinctive, one-of-a-kind gifts will run from December 3 to 31 with an opening night party on December 2.
Sale proceeds will be split between the artist and the RMAC Foundation, which helps sustain the regional arts community as well as Museum projects and programs. Proceeds from opening night ticket sales and a silent auction will also support the RMAC Foundation. The silent auction will begin opening night at 5 p.m. on December 2. Bidders will be able to access the auction throughout the weekend via their mobile phones. The silent auction will end Sunday, December 4 at 5 p.m.
Treasures from over 30 artists based in New Mexico have been carefully selected to provide a unique, high-quality shopping experience. Fine art and functional items will include ceramics, glass, fiber arts, photography, prints, paintings, jewelry and more.
The event kicks off on Friday, December 2 with a "Party with the Artists" Opening Night from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Members of the Roswell Symphony Orchestra will set the ambiance, performing a selection of holiday music throughout the evening. Hors d’oeuvres catered by chef Melinda Creamer and an open bar of signature seasonal cocktails, beer and wine from Pepper’s will be available for your enjoyment. Tickets for the Opening Night are $40 and may be purchased online, in person at the museum during open hours 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, or at the door.
The show and sale will be open to the general public December 3 through 31 and follows museum hours, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, with the exception of Holiday Hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, December 23 and closed December 24-26. Visiting the Artisan Market is free to all although regular admission still applies to the remaining galleries.
The 2022 Artists are:
Alfred Arias (Roswell, NM), Geneva Bailey (Roswell, NM), Fatima Barnes (Roswell, NM), Nancy Bowles (Roswell, NM), Koni Carpenter (Roswell, NM), Ann Carson (Roswell, NM), Nancy Cervenka (Mountainair, NM), Justine Crowley (Roswell, NM), Wanda Dent (Roswell, NM), Julie England (Dallas, TX), Erica Entrop (Roswell, NM), Aria Finch (Roswell, NM), Nola Fulkerson (Roswell, NM), Jerry Longbotham (Capitan, NM), Delfie Martinez (Albuquerque, NM), Kelly Moran (Tinnie, NM), Judy Pekelsma (Carrizozo, NM), Barbara Posuniak (Roswell, NM), Deb Prince (Roswell, NM), Alan Paine Radebaugh (Albuquerque, NM), Tasia Ramage (Roswell, NM), Janina Stangebye (Roswell, NM), Pam Stovall (Roswell, NM), John Thomas (Roswell, NM), Hilda Appel Volkin (Albuquerque, NM), Valli West (Roswell, NM), Aaron Wilder (Roswell, NM), Holly Woelber (Belen, NM).