Many thanks for Placitas Holiday Sale help
Placitas Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts
I would like to thank all the many people in our community that help make the Placitas Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Sale happen.
Special thanks go to the committee that donates their valuable time to organize this event and makes it a quality art show: Mary Hofmann, Andi Callahan, Lisa Chernoff, Bunny Bowen, and Jon Couch.
Other people that I wish to thank are Jim Fish, Kennie Warren (the principal of the elementary school) and the Presbyterian Church, who let us use their space for all the artists who participate in the holiday sale.
There are many other people who help us get ready for the show: John Roth helps us furnish the tent with electricity; Mel Chernoff helps with the signs; and Chuck Callahan, our photographer, will take pictures for us again this year.
I also want to thank the Signpost and Barb and Ty Belknap for all their help and support in publicizing the Placitas Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Sale.
It’s impossible to mention everyone by name, but I want to say thank you to all those who have volunteered their time to make this the best show ever.
Click here for a map to the Placitas Holiday Sale
Sampling wine at Anasazi Fields Winery during last year’s Placitas Holiday Sale
Margaret Adams show her metalwork to a customer at the 2001 Holiday Sale
Gene McClain combines paintings, Southwest furniture and sculpture
to create fun furniture
Lisa Chernoff’s booth shines with her fused glass sculptures
Annual Placitas Holiday Fine Arts
& Crafts Sale artists:
Joan Reeder—Santa Fe—jewelry
Jolene Bird—Santo Domingo—jewelry, silver-inlayed turquoise, shell
Bunny Bowen—Placitas—matted and framed batik landscapes, silk scarves
Annette and Shawn Caffrey—Pecos—metal home and office accessories
Andi Callahan—Placitas—silver jewelry and glass sculptures
James and Greta Cannon—Santa Fe—contemporary jewelry and stone sculpture
Mary Carter—Placitas—painted furniture, tea tables, rocking chairs, cabinets
Delbert Charging Crow—Placitas—carved Lakota fetishes
Gareth and Lin Davies—Los Lunas—original mohair teddy bears
Joe Dowell—Bernalillo—wildlife art paintings
Meredith Edwards—Albuquerque—collectible dolls, ornaments, fun jewelry
Mick Fredrickson—Santa Fe—handmade paper jewelry, vessels, wall pieces
Adrian and Sandra Fry—Sandia Park—handpainted tiles
Renée Gentz—Albuquerque—art quilts and silk wearables
Susan Gutt—Rio Rancho—traditional and contemporary baskets
Mario Hinojo—Albuquerque—carved gourds
Elizabeth Jenkins—Taos—handwoven garments
David Reed Johnson—Placitas—wood cutting boards
Allan Edgar and Judith Young—Corrales—jewelry
Sandy and Michael Kadisak—Cochiti Lake—art pottery, little people, animals
Maria Kenarova—Santa Fe—ceramic wall hangings and plaques
Pat Marsello—Albuquerque—vases, fountains, lanterns
Judy McCullough—Placitas—handpainted photo image transfers
Barbara Barkley and Michael Columbo—Quemado—watercolor, paper, block carving
Elaine Bolz and Michael Murphy—Corrales—ceramic artwork
Robert Redus—Albuquerque—jewelry and sculpture
Sunny Smyth—Santa Fe—jewelry and fountains
Lance Heddan and Suzanne Chustz—Santa Fe—glass plates, bowls, wall art, jewelry
Barbara Thompson—Santa Fe—raw cotton clothing
Pat Walke—Santa Fe—gourmet dressings, vinegars, dips
Barbara Woods—Santa Fe—painted silk clothing, lampshades, light sculptures
Terry and Margaret Adams—Cuba—wall art, lamps, home decor, candleholders
Sue Bason—Hillsboro—religious folkart crosses and plaques
Henry Chernoff—Albuquerque—handcarved stone
Paula Dimit—Albuquerque—wood sculptures
Shirley and Stanley Giser—Grants—intricately inlaid wooden boxes
Lazaro Gutierrez—San Ysidro—jewelry
Molly Hart—Santa Fe—jewelry
Lynn Hartenberger—Placitas—oil, pastel paintings
Mary and Karl Hofmann—Placitas—functional pottery
Juliana Kirwin—Bernalillo—printmaking, serigraphs
Peach Malmaud—Placitas—garlic oil, direct prints
Adrian Martinez—Albuquerque—natural wood inlay pictures
Ginny Neumann—Ranchos de Taos—ornamental jewelry
Susanne Pinkham—Taos—night lights, mirrors, glass hangings
David Strong—Fort Worth—color photography
Willow Summers—Santa Fe—jewelry, accessories, collage
Pam Slipyan and Villy Newton—Albuquerque—custom leather and eclectic jewelry
Patricia Wyatt—Santa Fe—paintings and mixed media
Dennie York—Placitas—artistic and decorative wood crafts
Norman and Danna Aufrichtig—El Prado—picture frames, mirrors, decorative accessories
Janet Behl—Sandia Park—leather goods
Lisa Chernoff—Placitas—fused glass sculpture, bowls, jewelry
Nancy Coonridge—Pie Town—organic goat cheese
Helen and Joseph Coriz—Santo Domingo—turquoise jewelry, earrings
Nancy and Jon Couch—Placitas—glass water prisms, mandalas, boxes, candleholders
Zephyr Del Pino—El Rito—leather drawstring bags
Vangie Dunmire—Placitas—watercolor paintings
Lynda Feman—Glorietta—ceramic and glass art
Jim Fish—Placitas—wooden sculptures, walking sticks, cutting boards
Gene McClain—Placitas—paintings, furniture, sculpture
Timothy O'Lear—Carrizozo—animal-shaped handpainted mirror frames
Renee Rector—Tijeras—handwoven one-of-a-kind items
Connie Remaly—El Prado—clay crosses, mirror frames, clay jewelry
Susan Tische Clifford and Thomas Wright—Albuquerque—contemporary sterling silver and semi precious stones
Steve and Wanda Thompson—Bosque Farms—chocolate candy
Fred and Kristen Wilson—Albuquerque—raku mask/pottery, jewelry
Nancy Wood Taber—Tijeras—colored pencil drawings
Get set for the Placitas Holiday Sale—
November 23 & 24 — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Placitas Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts board member
Mark your calendars, smash your piggy banks, and update your holiday gift lists! It’s time for the Twenty-first Annual Placitas Holiday Sale.
Held on the weekend before Thanksgiving, the Placitas Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Sale signifies the beginning of the holiday season for residents and visitors of Placitas. After the hectic autumn, the mood is more leisurely, with time to talk with old friends, enjoy the goodies, and discover what wondrous works the artists and artisans have brought to our village.
This year, the Placitas Holiday Sale will be held at three locations: the Placitas Elementary School, the Big Tent, and Anasazi Fields Winery. The school location has been expanded into the halls, the Big Tent will be on the main highway next to the DeLara house east of the Presbyterian Church, and Anasazi Fields Winery continues to offer a warm and sunny spot to enjoy the art as well as the delightful wines.
Ceramics, jewelry, woodwork, prints, paintings, leather, photography, glass, baskets, batiks, stone carving, metalwork, teddy bears, handmade clothing, and much more will be offered at the show. Everything is handmade and many of the artists have created special gifts at affordable prices for the holidays.
To fill the limited number of spaces in the Holiday Sale, the work of some of the best artists from all over New Mexico and beyond was screened by a jury. While nearly a quarter of the seventy-one artists and artisans are from Placitas, an equal percentage are new to the show.
By maintaining the number of artists at about seventy every year, the organizers of the Holiday Sale feel they can sustain the high quality of arts and crafts, the variety, and the friendliness that the sale has become famous for.
New this year, the Placitas Holiday Sale is sponsoring a raffle of art works to benefit the arts and literature programs at Placitas Elementary School. The public can purchase tickets at $1 for a chance to win a piece of art, and all of the proceeds will go to the school, where the donated pieces will be on display.
There will be food and beverages at all locations and Anasazi Fields Winery will be offering tours of their winery, as well as free wine tasting. Among their New Mexico wines that are available by the case, bottle, or glass, they will be featuring their 1999 American Cranberry Wine, continuing what has become a local tradition at the holiday dinner. Also at the winery will be marinated goat cheese by Nancy Coonridge of Pie Town and chocolate delights from Amour’ Chocolates of Bosque Farms.
In addition to the other food and drinks available, bake sale goodies will be offered by Las Placitas Presbyterian Church at the Big Tent and by parents at the Elementary School.
The Placitas Holiday Sale is Saturday, November 23, and Sunday, November 24, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
The Placitas Holiday Sale has been sponsored for the past twenty-one years by the Placitas Mountaincraft and Soiree Society, a nonprofit organization.