Date(s) - November 10, 2023 - November 12, 2023 All Day
In celebration of the Feria Maestros del Arte featuring the state of Oaxaca, Greg Davis, who’s photographic work has been published by National Geographic, will treat us to a presentation of this latest project “Oaxaca Gold“, a collection of his five years of work in Oaxaca. Friday, November 102:30 to 3:30.
Mexico’s folk-art traditions are disappearing at an alarming rate. Artisans need opportunities to sell their work — the Feria offers them a venue at absolutely no cost — no booth fee, no percentage of sales, we pay their transportation to and from the event and find them host families where they sleep and eat for the three days of the show.
For some artisans, the sales they make at the Feria represent a major portion of their annual income.
The selection criteria for artisans is based on the merit and quality of their work, as well as their ability to continue to produce it.
Traditional folk art reflects shared cultural aesthetics and traditions, however, for the purposes of the Feria, traditions are dynamic and traditional folk art can be both reactive to, and innovative for the times.