NEWER KIDS ON THE BLOCK: CONTEMPORARY HISPANIC MARKET
Whether it’s the realist watercolor paintings of Marlene Bachicha-Roberts, the Día de Los Muertos themed illustrations of John Sanchez, or the religious icons made of computer circuit boards by Marion Martinez, the annual Contemporary Hispanic Market, now in its 29th year, brings an eclectic mix of works to downtown Santa Fe. The Contemporary Market runs concurrently with the Traditional Spanish Market on Saturday, July 25, and Sunday, July 26. New Mexico artists at more than 130 booths showcase contemporary photography, paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, and many other mediums. The Contemporary Market takes place on Lincoln Avenue adjacent to the Santa Fe Plaza from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m both days. Attendance is free.
A free preview takes place at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center (201 W. Marcy St.) on Friday, July 24, at 5:30 p.m. There, visitors can see awardwinning works from this year’s fair. For more information visit www.contemporaryhispanicmarketinc.com or call 505-331-5162. — M.A.
Marlene Bachicha-Roberts: Dragonfly Study No. 4 (detail), 2015, watercolor; below, left, Robert Medina Cook: Once Were Many, 2015, photo encaustic on cradled wooden panel; below, right, Jon Sanchez, La Danza, 2015, hand-drawn illustration and screen print