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

Over 80 of the finest Artists and Artisans in New Mexico meet in the friendly Village of Placitas the weekend before Thanksgiving.

 
 

 

THE PLACITAS HOLIDAY FINE ARTS & CRAFTS SALE

DONATE $1,485 RAISED FROM THEIR ART RAFFLE LAST NOVEMBER

 
photo by Dana Patterson Roth
 
The Placitas Holiday Fine Arts & Crafts Sale Committee present a check to the Placitas Art in the School program at Placitas Elementary School from money raised from the art raffle last fall.

Each year, the generous artists of the Placitas Holiday Sale donate an incredible piece of art work for the art raffle which has for years benefited the Placitas Elementary School Art Program. Last year the art raffle raised $1,485 which was just recently donated to the Art in the School Program at the Placitas Elementary School on January 26. This money is used to buy art supplies for the children and enhance the school art program. This marks the 8th year that the Placitas Holiday Sale has donated to Art in the School Program and has raised a total of $8,485.00. 

The Placitas Holiday Fine Arts & Crafts Sale also benefits the fund raising efforts of the Presbyterian Church, the Placitas Volunteer Fire Brigade, the Placitas Library, and the 5th grade class who raises money for their field trips for the year.

We wish to thank our sponsors whose efforts have helped us immensely by their generous donation:

Rock Hill Electric, Diamond Tail Ranch, Blades Bistro, Placitas Dental, The Range Café, TP Pump, Placitas Café and realtors Lucy Noyes & Dick Hopkins. 

We are already making special plans for this year’s Placitas Holiday Sale which will be the 30th Anniversary of the show. This is a milestone for Placitas as the longest running art show in the history of Placitas.

We live in a very special community where the people really support the arts. Mark your calendars for this year’s Placitas Holiday Fine Arts & Crafts Sale on November 19 & 20.  

Support the artists and remember to buy some art raffle tickets to help the Art in the School Program.

  photo by Dana Patterson Roth  

A student demonstrates tin stamping, one of the many classes that is taught to the kids at Placitas Elementary School.

The innovative art program at the Placitas Elementary School has filled the halls with colorful and creative artwork done by the children.

  photo by Dana Patterson Roth    
photo by Dana Patterson Roth

Some history about the Placitas Art in the School program was shared by Ellen Faris. Art in the School was founded by art historian Sara Otto-Diniz in 1985 because art education funding was severely cut in the public schools.  While some art funding has been restored, many children still receive little or no art education.


This nationally recognized, non-profit program has reached thousands of students throughout New Mexico who would otherwise not have any visual art education.

 


This year the theme for their lesson plans are A World of Art: New Mexico's Treasures.  The four primary lessons are: A Community Crafts: Pueblo Pottery, Navajo Weaving: To Craft A Life of Beauty; The Hispanic Tinsmith: Craft an Adventure and Aesthetics of Place: Southwest Landscapes of Georgia O'Keeffe. 


The Placitas Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Sale is organized by a committee of local artists and sponsored by the Placitas MountainCraft and Soiree Society, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to serving the community, the arts, and artists.

 

Placitas Holiday Sale  3 Cañon del Apache  Placitas, New Mexico  87043

505-867-2731

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Presented Since 1981 by The Placitas MountainCraft and Soiree Society, a nonprofit organization devoted to serving the community, the arts, and artists