The Spanish and Hispanic Markets have long been honored as the largest Hispanic art markets in the country. As one focuses on New Mexico’s Statehood Centennial in 2012, it is appropriate that these traditions be celebrated and remembered. For the first time photographs from both markets over the last twenty years are presented like a scrapbook or album. In addition to photographs of over two hundred artists, resource listings are included on traditional Hispanic art and museums with Hispanic art collections, as well as Best of Show winners of both markets and the Masters Awards for Lifetime Achievement. The history on both markets is explored—how they came to be and what is involved in both markets. It is a record of these markets over almost two decades.
About the Authors Awalt and Rhetts, authors of a dozen books on the Hispanic art of New Mexico, are the publishers of Tradición Revista magazine, the only magazine that focuses on the art and culture of the Southwest. They have also published over 100 books on the art, culture, and history of New Mexico.