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"More than a Feria"

7th Annual - November 7-9, 2008
Club de Yates Chapala (Chapala Yacht Club), Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico


2008 Maestros
Artists from Previous Years: 2010, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

Josefina Aguilar - (Oaxaca) famous ceramic folk art muñecas (figures)
Hilario Alejos Madrigal - (Michoacán) pineapple pottery
José Bernabe - (Jalisco) Petatillo (cross-hatch) ceramics
Alfonso Castillo Orta - (Puebla) Arboles de la Vida (Trees of Life)
Elena Felipe Felix & Berardina Rivera - (Jalisco) Jug-made pottery towers
Guadalupe Hermisillo Escobar - (Chiapas) the famous forged iron house crosses of San Cristóbal de las Casas
Ofelia Madariaga & Gloria Leticia Villajuana - (Yucatan) hammocks
José Ojeda - (Jalisco) "world-famous"hand-crafted knives
Salvador Aguirre - (Jalisco) incredible art made of obsidian
Emilio Barocio Yacobo - (Michoacán) handcarved wood alebrijes
Felipe Benítez Miranda - (Guanajuato) unusual Nahuatl alebrijes (carved wood animals) and paintings
Enriqueta Cenobio Calixto & Juvenal Bernardino Gómez - (Mexico) Mazahua textiles and miniature embroidery
Centro de Integración Tapalpa, A.C. - (Jalisco) this school is dedicated to nurturing the artistic, creative and academic potential of special-needs children - Papelmalecho, paper maché over recycled garbage
Cocucho - (Michoacán) this distinctive and easily recognized pottery comes from a remote Purépecha Indian village in the state of Michoacán.
Ruth Cortés Rodriguez - (Guanajuato) silvered Alpacca cutlery, boxes, jewelry, purses, etc.
José Luis Cortéz Hernández - (Jalisco) Extraordinary bruñido pottery
Degollado Reproducciones Pre-Hispanicas - (Jalisco) clay and bronze Pre-Columbian reproductions
Xill Fessenden - (Jalisco) photography of the "real" Mexico.
Margarita Fick - (Querétaro) Papel Picado (cut paper), beautiful images all accomplished through the art of paper cutting. Almost a lost art!
José Flores & Bruno Tupac Amaral - (Jalisco) original clothing designs embroidered in silk and handmade leather purses and shoes.
Prudencio Guzmán - (Jalisco) incredible original designs ceramic masks. A member of Grupo Tradicional Tonalteca.
German Hernandez Villafuerte - (Michoacán) ceramics in unusual shapes and colors
Pedro Hernández Cruz - (Guanajuato) papier maché
Huichol Center for Cultural Survival and Traditional Arts - (Jalisco) incredible jewelry made from the tiniest seedbeads available, other bead and string work pressed into beeswax
Martin Ibarra - (Jalisco) intricate ceramic virgins and other ceramic pieces
Julio Laya Chichicastla, Leobardo Espiritu Rocha - (Puebla) unbelievable handmade amate paper
Marío Lopez - (Michoacán) furniture, lamps, all types of items made from the natural reed called chuspata
Rocio Luna Moreno & José G. Espinoza - (Michoacán) Wood retablos, finely painted ceramic masks
Eusebio Mateos Ortega, Pablo Mateos & Rigoberto Mateos Campechano - (Jalisco) Barro negro (black pottery). Until recently, we were unaware that barro negro had been produced in Jalisco for generations. It is the same technique used in Oaxaca.
Martina Navarro de Saint Phalle - (Michoacán) Wood and guaje (a kind of hollowed, broad-based gourd) using the technique called macque (natural earth pigments) to decorate the pieces.
Angel Ortiz Gabriel & Angel Ortiz Arana - (Jalisco) Barro bruñido (burnished pottery). Both are members of Grupo Tradicional Tonalteca.
Miguel Paredes - (Puebla) Whimsical Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) figures, boxes, items that are becomming very difficult to find in Mexico.
Octavio Esteban Reyes - (Michoacán) mystical figures in both clay and wood. Well known for his handcarved wood masks.
Manuel Ruiz Martínez - generations of rug weaving have honed the skills of this artisan
Luis & José Ruíz Ramírez - (Jalisco) Huichol shaman chairs called uwene.
Flora Maria Sánchez Arias - (Chiapas/Jalisco) silver and amber jewelry with an "old-Mexico" flare
Sna Jolobil Cooperativa - (Chiapas) Mayan textiles
Taller Leñateros - (Chiapas) Mayan Cooperative of Papermakers & Artists of Nature
Pascuala Vázquez Hernández - (Chiapas) the famous textile work of Chiapas
Jacobo Angeles Ojeda & María del Carmen Mendoza - Alebrijes - carved wood figures
Javier Gallardo - miniatures in palma (palm)
Delfina Garcia Hernandez - very fine embroidery including earrings and other accent pieces
Dra. Magdalena Pedro Martínez - Monas de barro negro - figures of women in regional Oaxacan costumes made out of the famous black clay of Oaxaca
Angelica Vásquez - defender of women's self-expression through her terracotta clay figures
Armando Lozano Ramírez - bronze jewelry
Osvaldo González Hernandez - generations of rug weaving have honed the skills of this artisan
Victor and Flor Xuana - handcarved wood alebrijes

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