This week, New Mexico in Focus looks at the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market, now celebrating its 15th anniversary. The IFAM has brought nearly 1,000 master folk artists to Santa Fe from around the world, resulting in an economic impact of millions of dollars to New Mexico. In addition, most of the money generated by artists’ sales goes to help their home communities and promote traditions that have been passed down for generations. NMiF correspondent Megan Kamerick sits down with the market’s CEO and two of the artists who will be at this year’s market.
Jeff Snell, CEO, Santa Fe International Folk Art Market
Porfirio Gutierrez, Zapotec weaver from Mexico
Chantha Nguon, Stung Treng Women’s Development Center/Mekong Blue from Cambodia
Merritt Allen, Vox Optima LLC
Adrian Carver, executive director, Equality New Mexico
Eric Griego, former state senator
Diane Snyder, former state senator