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Making Cultural Contributions to Amigos – Judith Hadden

Milpa: From Seed to Salsa, in collaboration with co-authors Phil Dahl-Bredine, Jesus Leon Santos and Susana Trilling. Milpa explores, through a blend of thoughtful essays, Continue reading

Making Cultural Contributions to Amigos – Pedro Martinez

My first visit to Acatlan was on my way to Oaxaca in 1961. I was traveling with another fellow. We spent the night there and wandered dirt street neighborhoods the next day. I knew nothing of the Heron Martinez family, nor of folk art. My first Continue reading

Making Cultural Contributions to Amigos – Macon McCrossen

Antique relief plate featuring Castillo de Chapultepec. Rare Wilhelm Schiller & Sohn plate featuring an early depiction of Castillo de Chapultepec
in Mexico City. Continue reading

Making Cultural Contributions to Amigos – Alan and Trudy Goldberg

THE LIFE OF A COLLECTION: BUILD IT, ENJOY IT, SHARE IT! Trudy and I didn’t start out as collectors, but here we are 55 years later with a 750-piece Mexican folk art collection that we recently donated to the Mexican Museum in San Francisco. Our collection consists of works by 86 known artists and many unknown, from 9 states and 26 towns and villages — with pieces made of clay, Continue reading

Making Cultural Contributions to Amigos – Frank and Trini Valdez

Tlaquepaque, Jalisco
c. 1940s
Ceramic
Used to hold holy water; opening at the top.
From the collection of Frank & Trinie Valdez (CA)

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Making Cultural Contributions to Amigos – Sheri Brautigam: Textile Fiestas

Santa Fe, NM, Los Amigos member Sheri Brautigam is a woman who seems to have perfected the balance between having fun and working hard. And that balance will be one of your favorite things about the travel guide she’s just written for Thrums Books, Continue reading

Making Cultural Contributions to Amigos – Angela Villalba: Calendarios Mexicanos

If you love Mexican history, vintage Mexican photos and sexy calendar girls, you’ll love this new book published by the Museo Soumaya. It’s filled with hundreds of calendars from 1940 – 1960, so it’s a feast for the eyes. Not only do you have your sexy, long legged adelitas, 1940′s bombshells, cowgirls, shy village women but also Virgins, matadors, horsemen, Mexican dancers, mystical Aztecs and sultry coastal women in traditional trajes. Continue reading

Los Amigos del Arte Popular Newsletter – April 2017

In this issue: President’s Message, Welcome New Amigos, The Life of a Collection, Board Member Bio: Macon McCrossen, Los Amigos on Facebook, Featured Artist of Today, Featured Artist of the Past, Upcoming Los Amigos Travel Schedule, El Calendario and more. Continue reading

Los Amigos del Arte Popular Newsletter – February 2017

In this issue: President’s Message, Welcome New Amigos, Last Call for Membership Renewals, Changes Coming to LADAP Website, Featured Artist: Heron Martinez Mendoza, Upcoming Los Amigos Travel Schedule, Remembering Gorky Gonzalez and more Continue reading

Los Amigos del Arte Popular Newsletter – December 2016

In this issue is the President’s Message, 2015 Feria de Los Maestros: Breaking All Records, Amigos Response to Travel Survey, 2016 Rendezvous Schedule, Member News and more. Continue reading

Los Amigos del Arte Popular Newsletter – November 2016

In this issue are the following: President’s Column; the voting results of the Officers and Board; the Artisan Profile of Magdiel Garcia Hernandez, Glass Engraver; the 2016-17 Amigos Trip Schedule; the El Calendario and more. Continue reading

Los Amigos del Arte Popular Newsletter – October 2016

In this issue are the following highlights: President’s Column; Friends of Folk Art/Artisan Profile: Alberto Sanchez Martinez; 2016-17 Amigos Trip Schedule; El Calendario and 2017-19 OFFICERS AND BOARD MEMBERS BALLOT—ACT TODAY and more Continue reading