Placitas Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Sale, photo by Bunny Bowen

Eighty of the finest Artists and Artisans in New Mexico meet in the friendly Village of Placitas the weekend before Thanksgiving.

Many of the finest artists and artisans in the Southwest juried to be one of the 80 exhibitors at the 35th Annual Placitas Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Sale. While 32 of the artists are from Placitas, some are from out-of-state, and 15 are new this year.

The Placitas Holiday Sale is at 3 locations in the Village of Placitas:

Site 1 - Anasazi Fields Winery
Site 2 - The Big Tent east of Presbyterian Church
Site 3 - Placitas Elementary School



Click on the Links below to visit the Artists' websites


Site 1 - Anasazi Fields Winery

  Placitas Holiday Sale at the Winery, photo by Charles Callahan  

Terry Adams
Southwest & contemporary metal wall art and sculpture
Terry Adams
Gadiel Ramirez
varietal honey, Southwest decor & honey soaps
Sallyjane Bolle
wire-wrapped minerals, fossils & gemstone jewelry
Sallyjane Bolle, photo by Margot Geist
Coonridge Organic Goat Cheese Coonridge Organic Goat Cheese
organic goat cheese from our own free range goats
  Melicent D'Amore ceramic pottery & clay jewelry
Melicent D'Amore
Jim Fish Jim Fish wooden sculptures, walking sticks
Colleen Constance Franco one-of-a-kind ceramics, stamped & painted crosses, mirrors, boxes, & wall hangings
Colleen Constance Franco
Joshua Franco Joshua Franco
magic realism acrylic paintings that explore the complexity of relationships and feelings

  Cay Garcia
knife-cut paper images framed as wall art & jewelry

Cay Garcia
Jeff & Kari Keenan Jeff & Kari Keenan
artisan small-batch chocolate nuts, fruits, bars & gifts

  John LaRosa multi-layered fused glass plates, bowls, platters, sculpture & pendants
John LaRosa
Christina Miller Christina Miller modern icons 2-D acrylic paintings
  Mary Steigerwald eco print wall hangings, table runners& cotton clothing
Mary Steigerwald
Lori Thompson Lori Thompson gourd art with pine needles embellishing & other found treasures
  Nancy Wood Taber colored pencil drawings of animals & silver chain maille & animal jewelry
Nancy Wood Taber
Suzanne Woodworth Suzanne Woodworth sterling silver, gold filled & semi precious gemstone jewelry
Erica Wendel-Oglesby jewelry necklaces, earrings with semi-precious gemstones, photography of local archetecture, wildlife & mosaics of small, whimsical clay creations
Erica Wendel-Oglesby
Walter Wright & Kim Del Margo Walter Wright & Kim Del Margo handmade art boxes


Site 2-The Big Tent east of Presbyterian Church


Jeanine Allen
Jeanine Allen
original pastel paintings on handmade surface, cards & ornaments
Linda Running Bentley
hand woven wool rugs

Linda Running Bentley
Doña Calles Doña Calles
copper repoussé and etched copper, mixed media image transfers

Nancy & Jon Couch glass water prisms, pyramid lamps, mandalas & jewelry boxes
Nancy & Jon Couch
Denise Elvrum Denise Elvrum fused glass home decor art & dichroic, iridized jewelry

  Myra Gadson unique handmade jewelry designs with sterling silver and precious gemstones

Myra Gadson
James Gay James Gay scenic and floral photographs

Olaf Heintz fine wood small furniture & home accessories, rocking chairs, tables & cabinets
Olaf Heintz
Joan Hellquist Joan Hellquist wildlife images handpainted on drums & wildlife photography on canvas
Elizabeth Jenkins handwoven clothing & silk scarves
Elizabeth Jenkins
Das Lanzilloti Das Lanzilloti handcrafted jewelry using mixed metals set with natural stones
  Sarena Mann paper mache mobiles & sculpture figures
Sarena Mann
Adrian Martinez Adrian Martinez all natural wood inlay pictures
  Judy McCullough
hand strung international beads
Judy McCullough
Michael C. McCullough Michael C. McCullough
acrylic & watercolor paintings
  Dana McDaniel & Ron McGowan mixed metal jewelry with copper, aluminum, pearls, set stones & found objects
Dana McDaniel & Ron McGowan
Bertha Medina Bertha Medina
carved, burned & painted gourds
  Kae Willow Milane
crocheted knit wire jewelry, wearable art
Kae Willow Milane
Karen Murry Karen Murry
quilted wall hangings & wearable quilted jackets, scarves, purses & totes
  Dana Patterson Roth photography of botannicals, landscapes and people that get in the way
Dana Patterson Roth
Phil Sonier Phil Sonier wildlife, western scenes,
cowboys, wild horses and so forth

  Kandy Tate oil paintings of New Mexico landscapes, garden scenes, & fun animals on canvas
Kandy Tate
Patricia Wyatt Patricia Wyatt watercolor, colored pencil, oil & pastels


Site 3- Placitas Elementary School


  Catherine Alleva
wheel-thrown pottery mugs, bowls, sake sets & pitchers
Catherine Alleva
Mark Alan Bennett Mark Alan Bennett
small furniture & home accessories
Bessy Berman
jewelry hand-crafted from sterling, copper, gold vermeil icon images
Bessy Berman
Roxanne Beebe Blatz Roxanne Bebee Blatz photographic images on giclee, calendars, and greeting cards
Bunny Bowen
matted & framed batik landscapes, silk scarves
Bunny Bowen
Barbara Burzillo Barbara Burzillo
bronze sculptures & alcohol ink paintings
  Cate Clark
mosaic sculptures, wall panels, nite lights & organic body care products
Cate Clark
Ellen Chamberlin Ellen Chamberlin
exotic stone rings, bracelets & pendants
  Erica Collins
wood cut prints, watercolors & pastel giclee reproductions
Erica Collins
Merle Dallison Merle Dallison gourd art with inlaid stones & weavings
Diane Eger, Robert Eaton
fabricated jewelry using sterling, gold & unique precious gemstones
Diane Eger & Robert Eaton
Lyra Fiset Lyra Fiset handmade jewelry made with precious metals & gem stones
  Claudia Fluegge hand painted silk neckties, scarves,shawls, jackets
Claudia Fluegge
Renee Brainard Gentz Renee Brainard Gentz
hand dyed silk scarves, shawls, scrunchies & dolls
Rodolfo Rosas Hernandez handcrafted mosaic art wall panels & mirrors
Rodolfo Rosas Hernandez
Mario Hinojo Mario Hinojo handcarved gourds, & jewelry made of cut pieces enhanced by beadwork
  Mary & Karl Hofmann functional pottery
Karl and Mary Hofmann
D.L. Horton D.L. Horton petroglyph etched stemware & fused glass dichroic jewelry
  Todd Howell stained glass panels in Southwest & Mission style designs
Maike Hurst
Maike Hurst Maaike Hurst handmade artisan soaps, body butters & bath bombs
  Sandy Johnson bold contemporary mixed media jewelry, pins & bags

Sandy Johnson
Sandy & Michael Kadisak Sandy & Michael Kadisak
handmade, handpainted fine art functional pottery, little people & animal spirits
  Marta Lichlyter & Guy Watson fused glass plates & bowls
Marta Lichlyter & Guy Watson
June Malone June Malone one-of-a-kind beaded jewelry
  Kay Marcotte

acrylic impressionistic style paintings of New Mexico

Kay Marcotte
Carol Mullen Carol Mullen
whimsical, abstract collage painting
  Rachel Nelson
small paintings, wreaths & ornaments made from pine cones & other plant materials
Rachel Nelson
Linda Nisenbaum Linda Nisenbaum fused and dichroic glass jewelry & home decor
  Christian Olsen handcast & handcarved beads, pendants & clasps made of sterling
Christian Olsen
Carol Ordogne Carol Ordogne colorful impressionistic renderings of New Mexico animals & landscapes
  Roger Preston archival prints, photographic images on giclee, calendars, & greeting cards
Roger Preston
Riha Rothberg Riha Rothberg crocheted hats & home art objects
  Karen Melody Shatar
fused glass functional ware, chimes & sculptures
Karen Melody Shatar
Turza Shows Turza Shows hand-carved stone & shell inlay jewelry
  Glo Smith kiln formed glass wall hangings
Glo Smith
Geri Verble Geri Verble contemporary tribal & ethnic jewelry
Holly Von Winckel artfully crafted pens, knives, & accessories
Holly Von Winckel
Brian Webb & John Newell Brian Webb & John Newell
aluminum jewelry
  Fehrunissa Willett unique glass art composed of layered glass, metals, paper & stone
Fehrunissa Willett


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