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"The hands, eyes and heart of the Maestro"

14th Annual

November 13-15, 2015
10 am to 5 pm

Club de Yates de Chapala (Chapala Yacht Club)
Paseo Ramón Corona
, Chapala, Jalisco

 

Maestros from Other Years: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009,2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
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Feria Exposición Maestros del Arte AC Inc. is non-profit in both Mexico and the US. Held yearly at Lake Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico, this art show promotes the rapidly disappearing folk and indigenous art (artensania) of Mexico. Artists are invited from all corners of Mexico based on the following criteria:

  • Quality of their work,
  • Has their art been passed down generation to generation,
  • Does the artist use "natural" pigments/materials as was done in the past, or
  • Are they an "undiscovered" artist who is worthy of recognition for his/her work.
  • All art must be made totally handmade by the artist.

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Help us keep Mexico's legacy of folk and indigenous art alive.

Artists attending Feria Maestros del Arte 2015 who are featured in the landmark books The Great Masters of Mexican Folk Art, The Great Masters of Latin American Folk Art, or The Great Masters of Oaxaca Folk Art, published and created by Fomento Cultural Banamex, are indicated below.

ALEBRIJES
Agustín Cruz Prudencio & Agustín Cruz Tinoco - (Oaxaca) Alebrijes - carved wood figures
Zeny (Zenen) Fuentes - (Oaxaca) alebrijes - carved wood creatures of the imagination.
CERAMIC FIGURES
Emilio Barocio Yacobo - (Michoacán) ceramic Catrinas (skeleton fancily-dressed figures)
Sabina Elias Felipe - (Michoacán) famed devil figures from Ocumicho.
José Juan García Aguilar - (Oaxaca) ceramic figures by a grandson of the famous Josefina Aguilar
Juana Gómez Gómez - (Chiapas) ceramics
Martin Ibarra - (Jalisco) intricate ceramic virgins and other ceramic pieces
Daniel Paredes - (Puebla) intricately painted figures, retablos, etc.
Adelina Pedro Martínez - (Oaxaca) intricately beautiful barro negro (black clay) figures, etc.
Susana & Erik Vásquez Hernández - (Veracruz) intricate relief ceramics
CERAMICS
David Aceves - (Jalisco) Sayula Mayólica has been revived
Hilario & Emilio Alejos Madrigal - (Michoacán) piña (pineapple) pottery. Featured in the book Great Masters of Latin America.
Arte Casbal - (Puebla) handpainted polychrome ceramics - trees of life, Catrinas, etc.
Olivia Domínguez Rentería - (Chihuahua) thin-walled ceramics
Guadalupe García Ríos - (Michoacán) high-fired unique ceramics of the highest quality
Juana Gómez Ramírez - (Chiapas) intricate ceramic jaguars, pots, and other ceramic items. Be sure to read "Juana Goes Green!" on this page. Featured in the book Great Masters of Latin America.
Herencia Milenaria, Tonalá, Jalisco - ceramic artisan group Herencia Milenaria Tonalá - (Jalisco) group of ceramic artisans from the town of Tonalá, Jalisco - barro betus, bruñido, alta temperatura, bandera, canelo, esgrafiado
Manuel Jerónimo Reyes - (Michocán) famous black ceramics from Santa Fe de la Laguna. Featured in "Great Masters of Latin American Folk Art."
Angelica Morales - (Michoacán) black and white pottery
Alejandra Nuñez Guevara/Talavera de la Trinidad - (Puebla) - talavera
Manuel Reyes - (Oaxaca) - high-fired ceramic figures, etc.
Alfareros de Patamban - (Michoacán) handpainted ceramic cooperative using daily rural life as their inspiration
CLOTHING/TEXTILES
Cecilia Bautista - (Michoacán) Award-winning Purépecha black with light-blue stripes (and often feathers and/or beads in the fringe) rebozos
Asuncion Gómez Díaz - (Chiapas) traditional embroidery on manta (type of cotton cloth)
Juana Gómez Gómez - (Chiapas) traditional embroidery
Oliverio Gómez Pérez - (Chiapas) embroidered blouses and guayaberas (type of man's shirt)
Esperanza Hernández Díaz & Albertina Gómez Pérez - (Chiapas) traditional embroidery and traditional ceramic animals
Arturo Hernández Quero - (Oaxaca) hand-woven rebozos (shawls) and gabanes (ponchos) dyed with natural dyes
Catalina Juárez Hernández - (Chiapas) embroidered blouses (huipiles) made of manta (cotton cloth) from Aguacatenango
La Flor de Xochistlahuaca - (Guerrero) fabulous hand-woven garments. The great maestra, Florentina López de Jesus (1939-2014), who began this cooperativa is featured in "Great Masters of Mexican Folk Art" and "Great Masters of Latin America."
Manta de Lago - (Jalisco) clothing made from manta (100% natural unbleached cotton also known as “cotton crudo”, “wild cotton” or organic cotton. The cotton fiber is sturdier, more loosely woven and cool.)
María Méndez Hernández - (Chiapas) traditional weaving
Crispina Navarro Gómez y Familia - (Oaxaca) traditional weaving
María and Petrona Patishtán Licanchitón - (Chiapas) wool weaving and embroidery
María Anastasia Pérez Díaz & Polonia Enzin Gómez/Cooperativa Grupo de Mujeres Artesanas de Santa Catarina - (Chiapas) hand-woven cotton huipiles (blouse/dress)
Ignacia Pérez Gómez - Cooperativa Pepen - (Chiapas) back-strap weaving and brocading
Camelia Ramos Zamora and José Mancio - (Mexico) handwoven rebozos (shawls)
Backstrap weaving from San Mateo del Mar, Oaxaca San Mateo del Mar - (Oaxaca) intricate weaving
Francisca Santiz Gómez - (Chiapas) back-strap weaving and brocading
Teófila and Bertha Servin Barriga - (Michoacán) hand-embroidered clothing, scenes on manta cloth and much more.
Close-up embroidery work of Faustina Sumano García Faustina Sumano García - (Oaxaca) silk embroidered Mexican wedding dresses and more. Featured in the book The Great Masters of Oaxacan Folk Art.
Carmen & Antonia Vásquez Hernández - (Chiapas) gauze embroidery
Pascuala Vázquez Hernández - (Chiapas) the famous textile work of Chiapas
DAY OF THE DEAD
Miguel Paredes - (Puebla) whimsical Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) figures, boxes, items that are becoming very difficult to find in Mexico.
DOLLS
Original Friends - Women's Prison Project - (Jalisco) cloth dolls elaborately decorated by women imprisoned in Mexico. Read all about their newest program in Puerto Vallarta.
FIBER/CORNHUSK
Artesanias Zani - (Jalisco) fine woven palm - jewelry, figures, etc.
Antonio Cornelio Rendón - (Michoacán) pototillo (straw) weaving
Maleni Cruz Uc - (Campeche) handwoven Panama hats from huano or jipe (palm fibers)
Faustino Guzman - (Michoacán) popotillo (straw) art
Ofelia Madariaga - (Yucatán) hammocks
Roberto Mejia Muñoz - (Mexico) popotillo (straw) art
Moisés Ruiz Sosa - (Oaxaca) figures from totomoxtle (cornhusks)
FURNITURE
Aracelia Barbero - (Jalisco) hand-painted wood framed mirrors
Corporación Equipales SC de RL - (Jalisco) a cooperative of families in Zacoalco de Torres working together making incredible equipales
Marío Lopez - (Michoacán) furniture, lamps, all types of items made from the natural reed called chuspata
HUICHOL
Huichol Center for Cultural Survival and Traditional Arts - (Jalisco) incredible jewelry made from the tiniest seed beads available, other bead and string work pressed into beeswax
JEWELRY
Felix Bautista Martínez (Oaxaca) - silver yalalag crosses and necklaces. Featured in the book Great Masters of Oaxaca Folk Art.
María Elena González Rodríguez (Mexico) - cloth jewelry with adornments
Francisco Gutiérrez (Oaxaca) - filigree-type silver jewelry
María Elizabeth Mendoza Estrada and Jorge Gabriel Velazco (Chiapas) - Amber and silver
Cesar Montes & Edith Albarron - (Michoácan) finely crafted silver jewelry using many of the age-old Purepecha designs
Gabriela Sánchez Arias - (Jalisco) silver jewelry
Rosana Sánchez Arias & Francisco Sánchez Sahagún/Joyas Citlali - (Jalisco) silver jewelry
Jorge Tavares/Dando Lata - (Jalisco) jewelry made from recycled aluminum and embellished with various folk art objects
LACA/MAQUE
Florencia Espinal Ramírez - (Guerrero) beautiful lacquerware (mirrors, boxes, gourds, animals and much more)
LEATHER
Angél Vásquez Cruz - (Chiapas) hand-crafted leather work
MASKS
Horlando Horta & Juan José Horta Ramos - (Michoacán) wood mask carvers extraordinaire (sons of the famous Juan Horta Castillo)
METAL
Ruth Cortez Rodríguez - (Guanajuato) silvered Alpaca cutlery, boxes, jewelry, purses, etc.
José Ojeda - (Jalisco) "world-famous "handcrafted knives. Great Masters of Mexican Folk Art, and Great Masters of Latin America.
José Sergio Velázquez García, Santa Clara del Cobre, Michoacán - hand-hammered copper José Sergio Velázquez García - (Michoacán) hand-hammered copper
PAINTING
José Manuel Robles - (Jalisco) painter who expresses Mexican rural life in his own unique style.
Lake Chapala Society's (LCS) Children's Art Program - (Jalisco) paintings created by the children of Lake Chapala.
PAPER
Centro de Integración Tapalpa, A.C. - (Jalisco) this school is dedicated to nurturing the artistic, creative and academic potential of special-needs children - papier mâché using recycled garbage
Pedro Hernández Cruz - (Guanajuato) papier maché
Julio Laja Chichicaxtla, Leobardo Espiritu Rocha - (Puebla) handmade amate paper
Taller Leñateros - (Chiapas) Mayan Cooperative of Paper makers& Artists of Nature
SHOES/FOOTWEAR
José Luis Martínez González - (Oaxaca) shoes/footwear using traditional woven/embroidered fabric from Oaxaca
TARAHUMARA
Projecto Tarahumara - (Chihuahua) various artwork made by the indigenous Tarahumara people of Chihuahua
TOYS
Matilde Hernández Pérez - (Chiapas) animalitos (animals) made of embroidered wool
WEAVING & RUGS/CARPETS
Navarro Gómez Family - (Oaxaca) back-strap weaving - rebozos, purses, belts, etc.
Porfirio Gutiérrez - (Oaxaca) hand-woven rugs
Luis Lazo Mendoza - (Oaxaca) hand-woven rugs
WOOD
Joaquin Garnica Chalocua - (Michoacán) wood embelished with milagros (tiny metal offerings to saints)
Celerino C. Vázquez - (Hidalgo) incredible handmade wood objects such as miniature violins, inlaid with abalone shell.