The Holiday Artisan Market will be entering its third year in 2023. Submissions will be accepted through Art Cafe online beginning in February and closing in August. The Market is presented in partnership with the Pecos Valley Potters Guild who previously held a premiere, weekend arts and crafts fair for 32 years in Roswell. The new iteration is a multi-week show and sale that benefits participating artists and helps raise monies for the RMAC Foundation in support of Museum Programming with 60% of sales going to the artists and 40% to the Foundation. The show accepts all types of art and craft media and is juried by a committee. Submissions are open to artists and craftspeople from New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona and Texas. The amount of items displayed by each accepted artist is dependent on inventory, media, size and past sales and generally ranges from 60 ceramic pieces, for example, to 5 paintings. For more details, please visit the submission portal beginning in February 2023 or contact email@example.com.
Details from the 2022 Event:
The Roswell Museum and Art Center and Pecos Valley Potters Guild present the second annual
Holiday Artisan Market
December 3-31, 2022
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).
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