The 33rd Annual Winter Craft Show was held at the historic Corrales Old Church on December 3, 4 and 5th, 2021. This Show is a collaboration between the Corrales Historical Society and the Corrales Society of Artists and features handcrafted works of art. 36 local artists participated. Displayed artwork included folk art, gourd art, fine jewelry, photography, Pueblo pottery, stoneware, Native American jewelry, fiber art, metal sculpture, woodcut prints, paintings, mixed media folk dolls, and fused glass. CSA members included Darryle Bass, Gabriel Gonzales, Elizabeth Huffman, Sue Orchant, Sue Ellen Rael, Barbara Rosen, Indea Sanchez, Ken Duckert, Rex Funk, D.L. Horton, Paul Knight, Jenn Noel, Rita Noe, and Mickie Sharp.
The Old Church is a wonderful venue to show art. The show enjoyed 1500+ visitors over the three days and sales set a record high at nearly $40,000. The weather was outstanding, and the food provided by the vendors was excellent. Artists expressed a high degree of satisfaction with the setting, attendance, and sales.
For 33 straight years, a juried Fine Arts Show was a Fall feature in Historic Old San Ysidro Church. Some of New Mexico’s finest artists showcased their creations, nestled within the warmth of the adobe walls, for nine days in early October as overhead colorful balloons filled the skies. This year’s show will be held October 2nd-10th.
A win all around
Artists need venues to strut their stuff. When they sell a piece at this show, 25 percent of their sales are donated toward the preservation and maintenance of the Old Church so that this 150-year-old historic structure will be around for centuries to come. As an art enthusiast you get zoom-in viewing and enjoyment of exceptional art, plus knowing your purchase helps both the artist and Old Church as it brings years of visual pleasure in your special space. To make a separate tax-deductible donation towards the preservation and maintenance of the Old Church go to https://www.corraleshistory.org
The Corrales Studio Art Tour (CAST) for 2021 will be in the fall rather than spring due to the pandemic. It will be on Sept 11th and 12th with the preview on Sept. 10th from 1:00 – 4:00pm at the Casa Vieja Event Center, 4541 Corrales Rd. It is one of the premier art events in NM. All of the artists in the show are members of the Corrales Society of Artists. It is held in studios and other venues throughout the Village of Corrales.
Sign ups for CAST will be open from May 1st. – June 15th. All current members of CSA will receive an application via email by May 1st which will detail how to apply and fees. The application form on this website is out of date so please don’t use it. It will be updated by May 1st. The deadline to cancel and get a refund will be June 30th.