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18th Annual Feria Maestros del Arte
November 8-10, 2019

 

Feria Exposición Maestros del Arte AC Inc. is a non-profit organization in both Mexico and the US. Held yearly at Lake Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico, this art show promotes the rapidly disappearing folk and indigenous art (artensanía) of Mexico. Artists are invited from all corners of Mexico based on the following criteria:

Folk art is fixed in traditions that come from communities and cultures with shared values and traditions expressing and fostering cultural identity. The traditional reflects shared cultural aesthetics and traditions, however, for the purposes of the Feria, traditions are dynamic and traditional folk art may be reactive and innovative to the times.

Folk art encompasses a range of utilitarian and decorative media, including cloth, wood, paper, clay, metal and more.

Folk artists are persons skilled in a form of handmade distinctive handmade creations that can be either utilitarian or decorative to be used within a community or produced for sale as a form of income. They embody the traditions of their culture and artistic techniques and are either taught by family or apprentice with artists. The art may be learned formally or informally; folk art may also be self-taught.

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

PAST MAESTROS
Maestros who have been to the Feria in the past.

 


2019 MAESTROS

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 y Reina Piña Ramírez - (Oaxaca) alebrijes - carved wood creatures of the imagination.

 

BASKETS
Amador Martínez Antonio, Santa Cruz Papalutla, Tlacolula, Oaxaca, 
	baskets of carrizo or bamboo Amador Martínez Antonio - (Oaxaca) NEW ARTIST baskets of carrizo or bamboo
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."
Oswaldo Alvarado Jimón, Tonalá, Jalisco - barro bandera (pottery the colors of the mexican flag) and barro bruñido (burnished) Oswaldo Alvarado Jimón - (Jalisco) NEW ARTIST barro bandera (color of Mexican flag) ceramics
María Aragon Sánchez, Oaxaca, red clay ceramics</a> </b> - <em>(Michoacán)</em> 
            ceramics also see clothing/textiles) María Aragon Sánchez - (Oaxaca) NEW ARTIST red clay ceramics
Elena Bautista Pérez, Amatenango del Valle, Chiapas - clay animals, jars and jaguars Elena Bautista Pérez y Bonifacia Pérez López - (Chiapas) clay jars, jaguars and other animals
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)
Cuarto Suspiro, San Andres Huayapam, Oaxaca - high-fire ceramics Cuarto Suspiro - (Oaxaca) NEW ARTIST high-fired ceramics
Sabina Elias Felipe of Ocumicho, Michoacán - famed ceramic figures Sabina Elias Felipe - (Michoacán) clay figures
Alicia Letica García Blanco, Santa Maria Atzompa, Oaxaca - clay figures with Fernando Félix Peguero García (son of Alicia Letica García Blanco), Santa Maria Atzompa, Oaxaca - clay figures with Alicia Leticia García Blanco y Fernando Félix Peguero García - (Oaxaca) ceramic figures
Guadalupe García Ríos - (Michoacán) high-fired unique ceramics of the highest quality Guadalupe García Ríos - (Michoacán) high-fired ceramics of the highest quality
Hilario & Luis Hernández Sánchez, Metepec, Mexico - Arboles de la Vida (Trees of Life) Hilario Hernádez Sánchez y Luis Hernádez Sánchez - (Mexico) NEW ARTIST Arboles de la Vida (trees of life)
Martin Ibarra - (Jalisco) intricate ceramic virgins and other ceramic pieces
Laureano Martínez, Michoacán, catrinas Laureano Martínez - (Michoacán) NEW ARTIST Catrinas
Eleuterio Ortega López, Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Tonalá, Jalisco - barro betus Eleuterio Ortega López - (Michoacán) NEW ARTIST barro betus (ceramics with a finish of pine pitch)
Tati Elino Ortiz López - Chihuahua - pottery in the Mata Ortiz style Tati Eleno Ortiz López - (Chihuahua) famous Mata Ortiz pottery
Martin Solis Hernández, Zinapecuaro, Michoacán - barro esgrafiado (ceramics with relief designs) Martin Solis Hernández - (Michoacán) barro esgrafiado
Erik Vásquez Hernández y Reyna Hernández Santiago - barro from Naolinco de Victoria,Veracruz></a>
       <a href= Erik Vásquez Hernández & Reyna Hernández Santiago - (Veracruz) NEW ARTIST nacimientos (nativity scenes), etc.
Arnulfo Vázquez Rodríguez - Tonalá, Jalisco - barro bruñido ceramics Arnulfo Vázquez Rodríguez y Jaime Eduardo Vázquez Cortes - (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
Martina Avila Morales, Oaxaca - huipiles Martina Avila Morales - (Oaxaca) NEW ARTIST huipiles (embroidered blouses/dresses)
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)
Cooperativa Cihuamechihkeh Payotl, Zongolica Tlaquilpa, Veracruz, Mexico - textiles Cooperativa Cihuamechihkeh Payotl - (Veracruz) NEW ARTIST wool textiles
Bervalina García Díaz, Grupo Luchetik, Chalchihuitan, Chiapas - traditional wool and cotton embroidery Bervalina García Nuñez - (Chiapas) NEW ARTIST embroidery on cotton or wool
Oliverio Gómez Peréz of Santa Marta, Chenalhó, Chiapas - 
	   traditional embroidered textiles Juan Gómez Pérez - (Chiapas) NEW ARTIST woven brocade of cotton or wool
Oliverio Gómez Pérez, embroidery on manta and linen, Chiapas Oliverio Gómez Pérez - (Chiapas) NEW ARTIST embroidery on manta (cotton cloth) and linen
Rosa Gómez Sántiz of Grupo Muk ´ul Lum, Oxchuc, Chiapas - hand-woven and brocaded textiles Rosa Gómez Sántiz - (Chiapas) NEW ARTIST brocade
Ma. Trinidad González García, El Mejay, Chilcuautla, Hidalgo - textiles Ma. Trinidad González García - (Hidalgo) NEW ARTIST textiles
Sebastiana Guzman Hernández - (Oaxaca) NEW ARTIST huipiles(embroidered blouses/dresses) using purpura (purple dye taken from sea snail) and indigo
Juana Victoria Hernández Gómez - (Chiapas) NEW ARTIST woven brocade of wool or cotton
Florencia Hernández Rios - (Puebla) Otomi embroidery
Catalina Juárez Hernández - (Chiapas) embroidered blouses (huipiles) made of manta (cotton cloth) from Aguacatenango & Asuncion Gómez Díaztraditional embroidery on manta (type of cotton cloth)
Jan Cristhian Mata Ferrer, San Felipe Santiago, Villa de Allende, Mexico - Mazahua embroidery Jan Cristhian Mata Ferrer - (Mexico) NEW ARTIST Mazahua embroidery
Marta Julia Méndez Hernández, Aldama, Chiapas - traditional weaving Marta Julia Méndez Hernández - (Chiapas) NEW ARTIST brocade weaving on cotton and wool
María Luisa Mendoza Vázquez, El Grijalba, Venustiano Carranza, Chiapas - cotton brocade weaving Maria Luisa Méndoza Vásquez - (Chiapas) NEW ARTIST brocade on cotton or wool
Alfredo Orozco, Oaxaca - weaving with natural fibers and dyes on the 4-pedal loom Alfredo Orozco - (Oaxaca) utilitarian items and clothing
Liliana Pascual Bautista, Ahuiran, Michoacán - Purepecha rebozos Liliana Pascual Bautista - (Michoacán) rebozos (shawls)
Cecilia and Angela Peréz Gómez - back-strap weaving brocade in cotton and wool - Pantelhó, Chiapas Angela & Cecilia Pérez Gómez - (Chiapas;) NEW ARTIST cotton and wool brocade
Fidencia Pérez Hernández, San Andres Larrainzar, Chiapas - back-strap weaving brocade on cotton and wool Fidencia Pérez Hernández - (Chiapas) NEW ARTIST brocado de lana y algadon
Luis Enrique Rodríguez Ribera, Santa María del Rio, San Luis Potosí - Rebozos (shawls) Luis Enrique Rodríguez Ribera - (San Luis Potosí) NEW ARTIST rebozos (shawls)
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
Angelica María Vásquez Pérez, Chenelhó, Chiapas - backstrap brocade weaving on cotton and wool Angelica María Vásquez Pérez - (Chiapas) NEW ARTIST textiles
Pascuala Vázquez Hernández - (Chiapas) textiles
DOLLS/TOYS
Artesanías Zani, Guadalajara, Jalisco - the Ascevedo family - woven palm to make miniature animals, etc. Artesanias Zani - (Jalisco) - palm weaving
Javier Hernández López, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas - wood toys Javier Hernández López - (Chiapas) NEW ARTIST wood toys
Maria López López, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas - wool animals María López López - (Chiapas) NEW ARTIST wool animals
Josefina López Cruz & Antonia Rodríguez Sánchez - (Chiapas) leather masks Victor López Rodríguez y Antonia Rodríguez Sánchez - (Chiapas) NEW ARTIST clay toys
César Alfredo Lucano Siordia, Tlaquepaque, Jalisco - marionetas (puppets) Cesar Alfredo Lucano Siordia - (Jalisco) clay puppets
San Lorenzo - (Michoacán) cloth dolls elaborately decorated by women in traditional clothing Cecilia Victoriano Cruz - (Michoacán) cloth dolls elaborately decorated by women in traditional Mexican garb
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)
Lorenzo Sántiz Jiménez, Aldama, Chiapas - 
bolsas hechas de fibra de maguey Lorenzo Sántíz Jiménez - (Chiapas) NUEVO MAESTRO bolsas hechas de fibra de maguey
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)
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)
GUITARS
Miguel Zapala Silva & Miguel Zapala Severiano
Hand-made Guitars, Ukeleles, Wood Toys from Paracho, Michoacán Miguel Zapala Silva & Miguel Zapala Severiano - (Michoacán) NEW ARTIST hand-made guitars, ukeleles, wood toys
HORSE HAIR
José Rodríguez, Jalisco, horsehair belts, hatbands, etc. José Rodríguez Family - (Jalisco) NEW ARTIST horse hair belts, hatbands, bracelets, purses, etc.
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
Mariano Valadéz Navarro - Huichol Art Cilau Valadéz Navarro - Huichol Art Mariano & Cilau Valadéz Navarro - (Jalisco) Huichol art
JEWELRY
 Monica Díaz Martínez, Villa de Zaachila, Oaxaca - palm jewelry Monica Díaz Martínez - (Oaxaca) NEW ARTIST palm jewelry
Wilibaldo García Tomas, San Felipe del Progreso, Oaxaca - silver mazahua jewelry Wilibaldo García Tomas - (Mexico) NEW ARTIST silver jewelry. His father is featured in the book "Great Masters of Mexican Folk Art"
Francisco Jesús Hernánedez Pérez, Oaxaca, Oaxaca - silver jewelry Francisco Jesús Hernández Pérez - (Oaxaca) silver jewelry & collage
Venito Perez Lopez & Ingrid Perez Hernandez, San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas - amber jewelry Venito Pérez López & Ingrid Pérez Hernández - (Chiapas;) NEW ARTIST silver and amber jewelry
LACA (Laquerware)
laca chest Graciela Díaz Pérez & Carlos Mario Nuricumbo Diaz- (Jalisco) - traditional laca (laquerware)
LEATHER
Fernando Cisneros- (Jalisco) - NEW ARTIST traditional leather huaraches (custom made)

MAQUE

Juan Valencia Villalobos, Uruapan, Michoácan - Maque (lacquerware) Juan Valencia Lobos - (Michoacán) NEW ARTIST maque (a type of lacquerware)
MASKS
Juan José Horta Ramos, Tocuaro,  Michoacán - Handcarved Masks Juan José Horta Ramos & Family - (Michoacán) NEW ARTIST hand-carved wood masks
Josefina López Cruz & Antonia Rodríguez Sánchez - (Chiapas) leather masks Victor López Rodríguez &Antonia Rodríguez Sánchez - (Chiapas) NEW ARTIST leather masks
METAL
Ruth Cortes Rodríguez - (Guanajuato) silvered Alpaca cutlery, boxes, jewelry, purses, etc.
Jaime Hernández Cruz, Guanajuato - hojalata (tin) work Jaime Hernández Cruz - (Guanajuato) hojalata painted tin
José Ojeda - (Jalisco) knives. "Grandes Maestros del Arte Popular Mexicano" y "Grandes Maestros del Arte Popular de Iberoaméerica.".
Adriana Hernández Montes - tin work from Oaxaca José Santiz Ruiz - (Chiapas) metal work, decorative & utilitarian
MISCELLANEOUS
Concha and Feliciano Meza - (Chiapas) borlas (pompons) Feliciano Méndez Intzin y Concha Meza Pérez - (Chiapas) borlas (pompons)
PAINTING
Aureliano Lorenzo, Valle de Chalco Solidaridad, Mexico - pinturas Aureliano Lorenzo - (Mexico) NEW ARTIST colorful paintings on multi-media
Lake Chapala Society's (LCS) Children's Art Program - (Jalisco) paintings created by the children of Lake Chapala.
PAPER
Josué Eleazar Castro Razo - (Jalisco) NEW ARTIST cartonería (type of paper mâché)
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
J. Jesus Morales Torres, Guadalajara, Jalisco - papel picado (punched paper) J. Jesus Morales Torres - (Jalisco) papel picado (cut paper)
PURSES/TOTE BAGS
Ideth Montaño, Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca - hand-woven bags, purses Ideth Montaño - (Oaxaca) NEW ARTIST handwoven purses and tote bags
RUGS/CARPETS
Javier Intzín López - (Chiapas) hand-knotted rugs
Isaac Armando Martínez Lazo y María de Lourdes Lazo Sosa - (Oaxaca) woven rugs
ROCK/STONE
Salvador Aguirre C. - (Jalisco) obsidian
J. Ignacio Garcia Rosales - (Jalisco) molcajetes and other hand carved items from volcanic rock
SHOES
Fernando Cisneros- (Jalisco) - NEW ARTIST traditional leather huaraches (custom made)
Clara & Germán García, San Dionisio Ocotepec, Oaxaca, shoes of traditional fabric that are biodegradable Clara & Germán García- (Oaxaca) - NEW ARTIST shoes made with traditional Oaxacan fabric that are biodegradable.
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
WOOD
Felipe Benitez Miranda - (Guanajuato) Náhuatl tlacuilo painter
Gualberto Campos Pérez - (Mexico) NEW ARTIST wood carver of molinillos (chocolate stirrers)
Mario Gerardo Jahuey, Ixmiquilpan, Hidalgo - wood inlaid with abalone Mario Gerardo Jahuey - (Hidalgo) NEW ARTIST wood inlaid with abalone
Delfino Victor Sánchez - (Michoácan) wood mirrors, masks, etc.

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