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17th Annual Feria Maestros del Arte
November 9-11, 2018

Past Artisans Who Have Shown at the Feria

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.

You can help these artists and the Feria with your contribution. Please see our Patron page.
Help us keep Mexico's legacy of folk and indigenous art alive.

ALEBRIJES
Enrique Fabian Ortega, San Martin Tilcajete - Oaxaca - alebrijes, hand-carved wood cratures Enrique Fabián Ortega - (Oaxaca) alebrijes - carved wood creatures of the imagination.
Zeny (Zenen) Fuentes - Oaxaca - alebrijes, hand-carved wood cratures

Zeny (Zenen) Fuentes - (Oaxaca) alebrijes - carved wood creatures of the imagination.

 

CERAMICS/CERAMIC FIGURES
Hilario Alejos Madrigal, San Jose de Gracia, Michoacán - pineapple (piña) pottery Hilario Alejos Madrigal - (Michoacán) ceramic piña (pineapple) pots. Featured in the landmark book "The Great Masters of Mexica Folk Art."
Antsetik s'pas platones - Chiapas - pottery Antsetik s'pas platones - (Chiapas) barro (clay) plates, etc.
Colectivo Cuanari (Luceros de la Mañana)</a> </b> - <em>(Michoacán)</em> 
            ceramics also see clothing/textiles) Colectivo Cuanari (Luceros de la Mañana) - (Michoacán) ceramics also see clothing/textiles)
Pablo Contreras Ruiz - (Michoacán) traditional green glazed ceramics known as barro vidriado Pablo Contreras Ruiz - (Michoacán) traditional green glazed ceramics known as barro vidriado
Alvaro de la Cruz & Family - (Michoacán) Extraordinary handmade ceramic catrinas (skeleton figures dressed in finery) Alvaro de la Cruz & Family - (Michoacán) Extraordinary handmade ceramic catrinas (skeleton figures dressed in finery)
Esteban de la Cruz Miranda & Rodrigo de la Cruz Cabrera - (Guerrero) Extraordinary handmade ceramics Esteban de la Cruz Miranda & Rodrigo de la Cruz Cabrera - (Guerrero) Extraordinary handmade ceramics
Sabina Elias Felipe of Ocumicho, Michoacán - famed ceramic figures Sabina Elias Felipe - (Michoacán) clay figures
Escuela Nacional de Cerámica - (Jalisco) National School of Ceramics Escuela Nacional de Cerámica - (Jalisco) National School of Ceramics
Alicia Letica García Blanco, Santa Maria Atzompa, Oaxaca - clay figures with Alicia Leticia García Blanco - (Oaxaca) ceramic figures
Guadalupe García Ríos - (Michoacán) high-fired unique ceramics of the highest quality Guadalupe García Ríos - (Michoacán) high-fired unique ceramics of the highest quality
Grupo Santa Lucia - (Chiapas) Figures and pots made from barro (clay) Grupo Santa Lucia - (Chiapas) Figures and pots made from barro (clay).
Fidel Martínez Martínez - (Oaxaca) barro negro - black pottery
Ma. del Pilar Núñez, Eva Núñez, Concha Núñez - (Jalisco) ceramic figures
Gerardo Ortega, Jalisco - barro betus chicken Gerardo Ortega López - (Jalisco) barro betus (ceramics glazed with oil of a pine tree)
Tati Elino Ortiz López - Chihuahua - pottery in the Mata Ortiz style Tati Elino Ortiz López - (Chihuahua) famous Mata Ortiz pottery
Aidé Ramírez Cedillo (Savi), Oaxaca - ceramics Aidé Ramírez Cedillo (Savi) - (Oaxaca) ceramics
Tiburcio Soteno - (Mexico) Arbóles de la Vida - Trees of Life Tiburcio Soteno - (Mexico) Arbóles de la Vida - Trees of Life
Jaime Eduardo Vázquez Cortes - Jalisco - barro bruñido Jaime Eduardo Vázquez Cortes - (Jalisco) barro bruñido - (burnished pottery)
Arnulfo Vázquez Rodríguez - Tonalá, Jalisco - barro bruñido ceramics Arnulfo Vázquez Rodríguez - (Jalisco) barro bruñido - (burnished pottery). Father is featured in the landmark book "Great Masters of Mexican Folk Art."
CLOTHING/TEXTILES
Bordados Ajijic Cooperativa, Ajijic, Jalisco - fine embroidery Arte en Bordados Ajijic - (Jalisco) embroidery
Colectivo Cuanari (Luceros de la Mañana) - (Michoacán) hand-woven textiles and ceramics Colectivo Cuanari (Luceros de la Mañana) - (Michoacán) hand-woven textiles (also see ceramics)
Dreamweavers - (Oaxaca) weavers of textiles using the purple dye from the purpura snail Dreamweavers - (Oaxaca) weavers of textiles using the purple dye from the purpura snail
Escuela de Rebocería - (San Luis Potosi) artisela and silk rebozos (shawls)
Adolfo (Fito) García Díaz - (Mexico) rebozos (shawls)
Gildardo & Arturo Hernández Quero, Mitla, Oaxaca - hand-woven rebozos, men's shirts of manta cloth, etc. Gildardo Hernández Quero - (Oaxaca) utilitarian textiles
Florencia Hernández Rios - (Puebla) Otomi embroidery
María Natividad López Tapia, Santiago Jamiltepec, Oaxaca - embroidery María Natividad López Tapia - (Oaxaca) embroidery
Liliana Pascual Bautista, Ahuiran, Michoacán - Purepecha rebozos Liliana Pascual Bautista - (Michoacán) rebozos
Teófila Palafox Herranz, San Mateo del Mar, Oaxaca - master weaver San Mateo del Mar/Teófila Palafox Harranz - (Oaxaca) weaving cooperative
Elena Rangel - Backstrap Huave weaving from San Mateo del Mar, Oaxaca San Mateo del Mar Cooperativa/Elena Rangel - (Oaxaca) weaving cooperative
María Sántiz Nuñez - (Chiapas) textiles
Teófila Servin - (Michoacán) hand-embroidered clothing, scenes on manta cloth Teófila Servin - (Michoacán) hand-embroidered clothing, scenes on manta cloth
Juan Toribio, San Juan Cotzocón, Mixe, Oaxaca - hand-woven textiles Juan Toribio - (Oaxaca) textiles
Carmen & Antonia Vásquez Hernández - gauze emboirdery -
      Venuciano Carranza, Chiapas Carmen & Antonia Vásquez Hernández - (Chiapas) embroidery on gauze fabric
Pascuala Vázquez Hernández - (Chiapas) the famous textile work of Chiapas Pascuala Vázquez Hernández - (Chiapas) textiles
DOLLS/TOYS
Matilde Hernández Pérez, Chiapas - Stuffed and embroidered wool animals and toys Matilde Hernández Pérez - (Chiapas) wool animals, etc.
César Alfredo Lucano Siordia, Tlaquepaque, Jalisco - marionetas (puppets) Cesar Alfredo Lucano Siordia - (Jalisco) clay puppets
Original Friends - Women's Prison Project - (Jalisco) cloth dolls elaborately decorated by women imprisoned in Mexico Original Friends - Women's Prison Project - (Jalisco) cloth dolls elaborately decorated by women imprisoned in Mexico.
FIBER/POPOTILLO
Artesanías Zani, Guadalajara, Jalisco - the Ascevedo family - woven palm to make miniature animals, etc. Artesanias Zani- (Jalisco) - palm weaving
Antonio Cornelio Rendón - popotillo star weaving Antonio Cornelio Rendon- (Michoacán) - popotillo (straw)
Magaly Felicitas Cahum Wicab- (Campeche) - petate weaving
Maleni Cruz Uc - los sombreros de Bécal, Campeche Maleni Cruz Uc- (Campeche) - Panama hats & other woven items
Antonia Peralta, Oaxaca - hand-woven palm baskets, purses, etc. Antonia Peralta- (Oaxaca) - baskets
Salvador Morales and Nicolása Esteban Ramos, Tzintzuntzan, Michoacán - chuspata (reed) utilitarian items Manuel Salvador Morales & Nicolása Esteban Ramos- (Michoácan) - utilitarian objects made of chuspata (reed)
FURNITURE
Corporacián Equipales, Zacoalco de Torres, Jalisco - equipale furniture Corporación Equipales - (Jalisco) equipale furniture
GOURDS
Antonio Guzman Hernández, Pinotepa de Don Luis, Oaxaca - hand-carved gourds (bules/guajes) Antonio Guzmán Hernández - (Oaxaca) carved bules/guajes (gourds)
Juan Vázquez Menor - (Guerrero) hand-painted bules/guajes (gourds) Juan Vázquez Menor - (Guerrero) hand-painted bules/guajes (gourds)
HUICHOL
Centro Indigena Huichol - (Jalisco) Huichol jewelry taken to a new level, string work pressed into beeswax Centro Indigena Huichol - (Jalisco) Huichol jewelry taken to a new level, string work pressed into beeswax
José Ruiz Montoya, Huichol art José Ruiz Montoya - (Jalisco) Huichol beadwork, shaman ceremonial chairs
JEWELRY
Francisco Jesús Hernánedez Pérez, Oaxaca, Oaxaca - silver jewelry Francisco Jesús Hernández Pérez - (Oaxaca) silver jewelry & collage
Cesar Montes & Edith Albarron (Kutzi) - (Michoácan) finely crafted silver jewelry using many of the age-old Purepecha designs Cesar Montes & Edith Albarron (Kutzi) - (Michoácan) finely crafted silver jewelry using many of the age-old Purepecha designs
LACA/MAQUE
Paola Rosendo - (Guerrero) beautiful lacquerware Paola Rosendo - (Guerrero) beautiful lacquerware
MASKS
Josefina López Cruz & Antonia Rodríguez Sánchez - (Chiapas) leather masks Josefina López Cruz & Antonia Rodríguez Sánchez - (Chiapas) leather masks
Salgado Castrejon family, Uruapan, Michoacán - cermonial hand-carved masks decorated with maque Salgado Castrejon Family - (Michoácan) hand-carved wood masks finished in maque (unique coloring process)
METAL
Jaime Hernández Cruz, Guanajuato - hojalata (tin) work Jaime Hernández Cruz - (Guanajuato) hojalata painted tin
Adriana Hernández Montes - tin work from Oaxaca Adriana Hernández Montes - (Oaxaca) traditional tin
José Sergio Velázquez García, Santa Clara del Cobre, Michoacán - hand-hammered copper José Sergio Velázquez García - (Michoacán) hand-hammered copper
MISCELLANEOUS
Concha and Feliciano Meza - (Chiapas) borlas (pompons) Concha and Feliciano Meza - (Chiapas) borlas (pompons)
PAINTING
Lake Chapala Society's (LCS) Children's Art Program - (Jalisco) paintings created by the children of Lake Chapala.
Jaime Reveles Rodríguez - (Zacatecas) paintings on wood
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
Juan Damaso Gaspar & Eutimia Mendoza Fabian from Xilitla, Guerrero - hand-painted amate (hand-made paper) Juan Damaso Gaspar & Eutimia Mendoza Fabian. - (Guerrero) painted papel amate (handmade bark paper)
Manuel de la Peña, Guadalajara, Jalisco - cut paper work Manuel de la Peña. - (Mexico) paper cutting & Chaneque masks
Gerardo Ivan Linares Gómez, Mexico City, Mexico - alebrijes Gerardo Linares. - (Mexico) alebrijes cartoneria (whimsical figures made from cardboard)
J. Jesus Morales Torres, Guadalajara, Jalisco - papel picado (punched paper) J. Jesus Morales Torres. - (Jalisco) papel picado (cut paper)
Rubelio Sánchez Santos of San Pablito Pahuatlan, Puebla - amate (bark) paper Rubelio Sánchez Santos. - (Puebla) papel amate (handmade bark paper)
ROCK
Salvador Aguirre C.. - (Jalisco) obsidian
J. Ignacio Garcia Rosales - (Jalisco) molcajetes and other hand carved items from volcanic rock
TARAHUMARA
Projecto Tarahumara - (Chihuahua) various artwork made by the indigenous Tarahumara people of Chihuahua Projecto Tarahumara - (Chihuahua) various artwork made by the indigenous Tarahumara people of Chihuahua
WEAVING & RUGS/CARPETS
Jacobo Mendoza Ruíz - (Oaxaca) rug weaving
Rosario Martínez Vásquez & Ernesto Maldondo González - (Oaxaca) rug weaving
WOOD
Silvano Aguirre Booth Silvano Aguirre & Saturnino Muñoz - (Jalisco) handmade wood furniture with inlay or tattooing. Featured in the landmark book "Great Masters of Mexican Folk Art."
Felipe Benitez Miranda - (Guanajuato) Náhuatl tlacuilo painter
Delfino Victor Sánchez - (Michoácan) wood mirrors, masks, etc.
Noe Tenorio Gómez - (Chiapas) handcarved whimsical wood utensils, kitchen items & decorative pieces Noe Tenorio Gómez - (Chiapas) handcarved whimsical wood utensils, kitchen items & decorative pieces

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