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 78 exhibitors at the 37th Annual Placitas Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Sale. While 46 of the artists are from Placitas, some are from out-of-state, and 8 are new this year.

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

Site 1 - Anasazi Fields
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

  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
Barb Belknap
custom stained glass & mosaic art glass
Barb Belnap, photo by artist
Wanda Cavanagh Wanda Cavanagh container, decorative objects & semi-finished gemstones, gold, sterling
  Coonridge Organic Goat Cheese
organic goat cheese from free range goats
Coonridge Organic Goat Cheese
Colleen Constance Franco Colleen Constance Franco one-of-a-kind ceramics, stamped & painted crosses, mirrors, boxes, & wall hangings
  Renee Brainard Gentz
hand dyed silk scarves, shawls, scrunchies & dolls
Renee Brainard Gentz
Linda K. Gillis, photo by artist Linda K. Gillis
fused glass windows, tables & vases

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

Jeff & Kari Keenan
John LaRosa John LaRosa multi-layered fused glass plates, bowls, platters, sculpture & pendants
  Christina Miller intersection of Nature, animals & sacred imagery painting
Christina Miller
Mary Steigerwald Mary Steigerwald eco print wall hangings, table runners& cotton clothing
  Nancy Wood Taber colored pencil drawings of animals & silver chain maille & animal jewelry
Nancy Wood Taber
Melanie Weidner spirituality expressed images in paint & fabric
Erica Wendel-Oglesby clay & glass mosaics, jewelry necklaces & earrings & photography of local wildlife
Erica Wendel-Oglesby
Dawn Wilson-Enoch Dawn Wilson-Enoch one-of-a-kind talismanic jewelry inspired by the desert
  Suzanne Woodworth sterling silver, gold filled & semi precious gemstone jewelry
Suzanne Woodworth
Walter Wright & Kim Del Margo Walter Wright & Kim Del Margo handmade art boxes from salvaged wood


Site 2-The Big Tent east of Presbyterian Church


jewelry made from silver, niobium, copper & recycled aluminum with semi-precious stones
  Chip Babb digital art sculture from anodized aluminum with computer graphics artwork
Fernando Benally 3rd generation Navajo jeweler, silver & gold
  Linda Running Bentley
hand woven wool rugs made from pendleton

Linda Running Bentley
Sonya Byrnes metal outdoor sculptures & wall art
Nancy & Jon Couch glass water prisms, pyramid lamps, ornaments, 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 animals hand painted on Indian made hand drums
Elizabeth Jenkins handwoven coats, jackets, vests & silk scarves
Elizabeth Jenkins
Das Lanzilloti Das Lanzilloti handcrafted jewelry using mixed metals set with natural stones
  Sarena Mann & Susan Kerr paper mache mobiles & sculpture figures
Sarena Mann
Adrian Martinez Adrian Martinez all natural wood inlay pictures of New Mexico
  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, fused glass, set stones & found objects
Dana McDaniel & Ron McGowan
Bertha Medina Bertha Medina
carved, burned & painted gourds
  Karen Murry
wearable quilted jackets, scarves, purses, totes & quilted wall hangings
Karen Murry
Dana Patterson Roth Dana Patterson Roth photography of botannicals and landscapes on metal and wood
  Pam Slipyan & Villy Newton eclectic jewelry & custom leather belts, hatbands, dog collars
Phil Sonier Phil Sonier wildlife & nature color photography
  Patricia Wyatt watercolors, colored pencils, oils & pastel paintings
Patricia Wyatt


Site 3- Placitas Elementary School


  Catherine Alleva
wheel-thrown pottery mugs, bowls, sake sets & pitchers
Catherine Alleva
Marlene Barnes
digitally enhanced photography of Southwest landscapes, wildlife & archeological sites
Bessy Berman
jewelry hand-crafted from sterling, copper, gold vermeil icon images
Bessy Berman
Bunny Bowen Bunny Bowen
matted & framed batik landscapes, silk scarves
  Romela Carman
beaded necklace jewelry, wire work & bead, embroidery
Ellen Chamberlin
exotic stone rings, bracelets & pendants
Joe Channey
wooden bowls, vases, urns & hollow forms
Erica Collins Erica Collins
wood cut prints, watercolors & pastel giclee reproductions
Merle Dallison gourd art with inlaid stones & weavings
Merle Dallison
Diane Eger & Robert Eaton Diane Eger, Robert Eaton
fabricated jewelry using sterling, gold & unique precious gemstones
  Lyra Fiset handmade jewelry made with precious metals & gem stones
Lyra Fiset
Claudia Fluegge Claudia Fluegge hand painted silk neckties, scarves,shawls, jackets
  Annie Gross unique beaded jewelry using silver, gemstones, turquoise & pearls
Linda Heath classical still life & plein air landscape paintings
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 beads
  D.L. Horton dichroic fused glass jewelry, fused & etched art glass, functional & nonfunctional
D.L. Horton
Maike Hurst Todd Howell stained glass panels in Southwest & Mission style designs
  Maaike Hurst handmade artisan soaps, body butters & bath bombs
Maike Hurst
Janine Jones stamped tin tabletop & wall mount jewelry organizers

  Sandy & Michael Kadisak
handmade, handpainted fine art functional pottery, little people & animal spirits
Sandy & Michael Kadisak
Miro Kenarov contemporary acrylic paintings with natural floral
  Maria Kenarova earthenware clay & fused glass decorative wall panels
Marta Lichlyter & Guy Watson Marta Lichlyter fused glass plates & bowls
  Hector Madrid hand-forged metal furniture, art & collectibles
June Malone June Malone one-of-a-kind beaded jewelry
  Carol Mullen
figurative collage of repurposed & handmade paper, ephemera on wood
Carol Mullen
Christian Olsen
handcast & handcarved beads, pendants & clasps made of sterling
  Gloria E. Penner decorated gourds
Alfons Schuster acrylic on wood paintings & wood sculptures
  Karen Melody Shatar
functional ware & glass in natural wood, clay & fused glass jewelry
Karen Melody Shatar
Glo Smith Glo Smith kiln formed glass wall hangings
  R.J. Smith wet felted wool fiber & fiber wall art
Geri Verble Geri Verble tribal, ethnic & contemporary jewelry
  L. Wren Walraven
playful, illustrative animal paintings done in bright colors
L. Wren Walraven
Brian Webb & John Newell Brian Webb & John Newell
aluminum jewelry & decorative iems from aluminum, pewter & steel
  Lyle T. Yazzie sterling silver jewelry & original conte, pencil & charcoal drawings


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