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 38th Annual Placitas Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Sale. While 19 of the artists are from Placitas, some are from out-of-state, and 16 are new this year.

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

Site 1 - Placitas 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 - Placitas Winery

  Placitas Holiday Sale at the Winery, photo by Charles Callahan  

Terry Adams
Terry Adams
Southwest & contemporary metal wall art and sculpture
handmade jewelry with natural stones
Karen Aguilar
Gadiel Ramirez
varietal honey, Southwest decor & honey soaps
jewelry made from silver, niobium, copper & recycled aluminum with semi-precious stones
Linda Babb
Chip Babb Chip Babb digital art sculture from anodized aluminum with computer graphics artwork
  Barb Belknap
custom stained glass & mosaic art glass
Barb Belnap, photo by artist
Wanda Cavanagh Wanda Cavanagh jewelry with semi-finished gemstones, swarovski crystals, silver & copper
  Christiane Couvert
Japanese Arita porcelain functional pottery
Christiane Couvert
Colleen Constance Franco Colleen Constance Franco one-of-a-kind ceramics, stamped & painted crosses, mirrors, boxes, & wall hangings
  Lazaro Gutierrez & Aurelia Gutierrez
handcrafted jewelry of silver, brass & copper with semi-precious stones & inlay

Linda K. Gillis, photo by artist
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 intersection of Nature, animals & sacred imagery painting
  Mary Steigerwald eco print wall hangings, table runners& cotton clothing
Mary Steigerwald
Nancy Wood Taber Nancy Wood Taber colored pencil drawings of animals; silver chain maille & animal jewelry
  Walter Wright & Kim Del Margo handmade art boxes from salvaged wood
Walter Wright & Kim Del Margo


Site 2-The Big Tent east of Presbyterian Church


Linda Running Bentley Linda Running Bentley
hand woven wool rugs made from pendleton blankets

  Dona Calles copper repousse, etched copper
dona calles
Nancy & Jon Couch Nancy & Jon Couch glass water prisms, pyramid lamps, ornaments, mandalas & jewelry boxes
  Denise Elvrum fused glass home decor art & dichroic, iridized jewelry

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

  James Gay scenic and floral photographs

James Gay
Renee Brainard Gentz Renee Brainard Gentz
hand dyed silk scarves, shawls, scrunchies & dolls
  Carol Goode
fused glass jewelry integrating beading & precious metal clay
Renee Brainard Gentz
Olaf Heintz Olaf Heintz fine wood small furniture & home accessories, rocking chairs, tables & cabinets
  Jim Hotchkiss leather bracelets, necklaces, bolos & pendants
Joan Hellquist
Elizabeth Jenkins Elizabeth Jenkins handwoven coats, jackets, vests & silk scarves
  Adrian Martinez all natural wood inlay pictures of New Mexico
Adrian Martinez
Judy McCullough Judy McCullough
hand strung international beads
  Michael C. McCullough
acrylic & watercolor paintings
Michael C. McCullough
Dana McDaniel & Ron McGowan Dana McDaniel & Ron McGowan mixed metal jewelry with copper, aluminum, fused glass, set stones & found objects
  Bertha Medina
carved, burned & painted gourds
Bertha Medina
Karen Murry Karen Murry
wearable quilted jackets, scarves, purses, totes & quilted wall hangings
  Rufina Panana traditional Zia pottery using red clay, basalt rocks & all natural paints
Dana Patterson Roth
Dana Patterson Roth Elmar Perez handwoven textiles & leather purses
  Dana Patterson Roth photography of botannicals and landscapes on metal & wood
Dana Patterson Roth
Phil Sonier Phil Sonier wildlife & nature color photography
  Kandy Tate poil paintings of New Mexico landscapes, garden scenes & fun animals on canvas
Dana Patterson Roth
Patricia Wyatt Patricia Wyatt watercolors, colored pencils, oils & pastel paintings


Site 3- Placitas Elementary School


Catherine Alleva Catherine Alleva
wheel-thrown pottery mugs, bowls, sake sets & pitchers
  Gloria Baros
paintings on canvas & wood, lazy susans, glass & tin ornaments
Margaret Barth Margaret Barth
recycled sweaters, knits & polar fleece into soft toys & baby blankets
Steve Blakely
art pottery using stoneware clay decorated with floral features
Steve Blakely
Bunny Bowen Barrie Brown
miniature Southwestern landscapes in glass jewelry
  Sonya Byrnes metal outdoor sculptures & wall art
Sonya Byrnes
Ellen Chamberlin Ellen Chamberlin
exotic stone rings, bracelets & pendants
Joe Channey
wooden bowls, vases, urns & hollow forms
Joe Channey
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
Mario Hinojo Mario Hinojo handcarved gourds, & jewelry made of cut pieces enhanced by beads
  Maaike Hurst handmade artisan soaps, body butters & bath bombs
Maike Hurst
Sandy Johnson bold, contemporary mixed media jewelry using semi-precious gems, stones & beads

  Sandy & Michael Kadisak
handbuilt, handmade & hand finished ceramics from representational to abstract
Sandy & Michael Kadisak
Miro Kenarov contemporary acrylic paintings with natural floral
  Maria Kenarova decorative ceramic plaques with Southwestern designs
Marta Lichlyter & Guy Watson Judy Kramer leather bracelets, earrings & necklaces made with silver plate beads
  Hector Madrid hand-forged metal furniture, art & collectibles
June Malone June Malone one-of-a-kind beaded jewelry
  Molly Mooney
handwoven vests, ponchos, shawls, scarves & hats with embellishments
Molly Mooney
Christian Olsen
handcast & handcarved beads, pendants & clasps made of sterling
  Gloria E. Penner decorated gourds
Roger Preston Roger Preston archival prints, photographic images on giclee, calendars & greeting cards
  March Raugust sterling silver one-of-a-kind rings, pendants & earrings
March Raugust
Karen Melody Shatar Karen Melody Shatar
functional ware & glass in natural wood, clay & fused glass jewelry
  Steven Siegel digital giclee painted images of birds
Steven Siegel
Mary Louise Skelton Mary Louise Skelton gourd art carved, inlaid & painted
  Glo Smith kiln formed glass wall hangings
Glo Smith
L. Wren Walraven L. Wren Walraven
playful, illustrative animal paintings done in bright colors
  Brian Webb & John Newell
aluminum jewelry
Brian Webb & John Newell
Melanie Weidner Melanie Weidner spiritually expressed images in paint & fabric
  Holly Woelber artist-designed men's & women's coats, vests & jackets in Southwestern patterns & textures
Holly Woelber
Kristi Wood Kristi Wood beaded necklaces, bracelets & earrings


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