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"More than a Feria"

9th Annual - November 12-14, 2010
Club de Yates Chapala (Chapala Yacht Club),
Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico

2010 Maestros
Maestros from Previous Years: 2009,2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

Feria Exposición Maestros del Arte AC Inc. is non-profit in both Mexico and the United States. Held yearly in Chapala Jalisco, Mexico, this art show promotes the rapidly disappearing folk and indigenous art (artesania) of Mexico. Artists are invited from all corners of Mexico based on the following criteria:

  • Quality of their work
  • Has their art has been passed down generation to generation, or
  • Are they an "undiscovered" artist who is worthy of recognition for his/her work.
  • All art must be made totally handmade by the artist and they must use only "natural" materials in its production.

Alfonso Castillo Orta Family - (Puebla) Arboles de la Vida (Trees of Life)
Cecilia Bautista - (Michoacán) Award-winning Purépecha black with light-blue stripes (and often feathers and/or beads in the fringe) rebozos
José García Antonio - (Oaxaca) blind ceramicist, José is known for his amazing ability to recreate the human form from memory
Guadalupe Hermosillo Escobar - (Chiapas) the famous forged iron house crosses of San Cristóbal de las Casas
José Ojeda - (Jalisco) "world-famous"hand-crafted knives
Francisca Tulais Urbina and Lucina Tulais Lopez - (Michoacán) maque incrustado (handpainted gourds)
Salvador Aguirre - (Jalisco) incredible art made of obsidian
Alfareros de Patamban - (Michoacán) handpainted ceramic cooperative using daily rural life as their inspiration
Jacobo Angeles Ojeda & María del Carmen Mendoza - (Oaxaca) Alebrijes - carved wood figures
Arte Amuzgo - Odilon Merino Morales - (Oaxaca) incredible handwoven huipiles (woman's blouse worn long or short)
Arte Papel Vista Hermosa S.C. de R.L. de C.V. - (Oaxaca) handmade paper jewelry
Enrique Badillo Aguilar - (Guanajuato) tinsmith extraordinaire
Emilio Barocio Yacobo - (Michoacán) handcarved wood alebrijes
Felipe Benítez Miranda - (Guanajuato) unusual Nahuatl alebrijes (carved wood animals) and paintings
Mario Gasimiro Téllez, José Hernández Garcia & Carlos Herndández García - (Michoacán) handcarved wood furniture
Enedina and Eliseo Castillo Castillo - (Michoacán) Traditional handcarved wood masks, religious objects, Catrinas and much more
Roberto Castro Hernández - (Michoacán) hand-hammered copper
Centro de Integración Tapalpa, A.C. - (Jalisco) this school is dedicated to nurturing the artistic, creative and academic potential of special-needs children - Papelmalecho, paper maché over recycled garbage
Natalio Chichipan Estrada - (Michoacán) ceramics - terracotta and white, blanco y negro (black and white), barro bruñido (burnished) and alta temperatura (high-fire)
Cocucho - (Michoacán) this distinctive and easily recognized pottery comes from a remote Purépecha Indian village in the state of Michoacán.
Corporación Equipales SC de RL - (Jalisco) a cooperative of families in Zacoalco de Torres working together making incredible equipales
José Luis Cortéz Hernández - (Jalisco) extraordinary bruñido pottery
Ruth Cortés Rodríguez - (Guanajuato) silvered Alpacca cutlery, boxes, jewelry, purses, etc.
Roberta (Berta) Cruz - (Oaxaca) alebrijes (whimsical handcarved wood figures)
Alvaro de la Cruz & Family - (Michoacán) Extraordinary handmade ceramic catrinas (skeleton figures dressed in finery)
Miguel Fabian Pedro - (Oaxaca) the famous barro negro (black) pottery of San Bartolo Coyotepec, Oaxaca
José Flores - (Jalisco) original clothing designs embroidered in silk and handmade leather purses and shoes.
Delfina Garcia Hernandez - (Oaxaca) very fine embroidery including earrings and other accent pieces
Guadalupe García Rios - (Michoacán) Hi-fired unique ceramics of the highest quality
J. Ignacio Garcia Rosales - (Jalisco) molcajetes and other handcarved items from volcanic rock
Adrian González López Elpidio - (Oaxaca) unusual and unique items handmade from totomoxtle (cornhusks)
Pedro Hernández Carlos - (Michoacán) The famous pineapple (piña) pottery taken to a new level by this creative artist.
Pedro Hernández Cruz - (Guanajuato) papier maché
Centro Indigena Huichol- (Jalisco) incredible jewelry made from the tiniest seedbeads available, other bead and string work pressed into beeswax
Zenaida Lazo Hernández - (Oaxaca) velas (candles)
Julio Laya Chichicaxtla, Leobardo Espiritu Rocha - (Puebla) unbelievable handmade amate paper
Marío Lopez - (Michoacán) furniture, lamps, all types of items made from the natural reed called chuspata
Rocio Luna Moreno & José G. Espinoza- (Michoacán) Wood retablos, finely painted ceramic masks
Fidel Martínez Martínez - (Oaxaca) Figures from the famous barro negro (black) pottery of Oaxaca
Isabel Mendoza - (Jalisco) Isabel's grandfather was one of the originators of straw art - straw is pressed into beeswax in the form of a painting or cuadra
Pedro Mendoza Gutierrez - (Oaxaca) handwoven rugs and carpets
Martina Navarro de Saint Phalle - (Michoacán) Wood and guaje (a kind of hollowed, broad-based gourd) using the technique called macque (natural earth pigments) to decorate the pieces.
Original Friends - Women's Prison Project - (Jalisco) handmade cloth dolls
Angel Ortiz Gabriel & Angel Ortiz Arana- (Jalisco) barro bruñido (burnished pottery). Both are members of Grupo Tradicional Tonalteca.
Miguel Paredes - (Puebla) whimsical Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) figures, boxes, items that are becomming very difficult to find in Mexico.
Dra. Magdalena Pedro Martínez - (Oaxaca) Monas de barro negro - figures of women in regional Oaxacan costumes made out of the famous black clay of Oaxaca
Don Emilio Pinto Escobar - (Colima) Rangeliano-style nacimientos (nativity scenes) and ceramics.
Zenaida Rafael Julian - (Michoacán) whimsical handcrafted ceramic creatures from the mountain puebla of Ocumicho
Juan José Ramos Medrano - (Jalisco) The creative and extraordinary barro betus (a birch resin applied to add shine and brillance to the piece) ceramics
Pedro Ramos Morales - (Jalisco) Pre-Hispanic ceramic reproductions including technico plumbate, which turns the pottery black.
Camelia Ramos Zamora and José Mancio - (México) Handwoven rebozos (shawls)
José Manuel Robles - (Jalisco) painter who expresses Mexican rural life in his own unique style
Francis & Rodolfo Rodríguez - (Michoacán) whimsical and creatively handmade wood nichos, retablos, lifesize chairs
Paola Rosendo- (Guerrero) beautiful lacquerware (mirrors, boxes, gourds, animals and much more)
Luis & José Ruíz Ramírez - (Jalisco) Huichol shaman chairs called uwene and unique Huichol jewelry
Arturo Salgado Tellez - (Oaxaca) Filigree and cartoneado jewelry
Flora Maria Sánchez Arias- (Chiapas/Jalisco) silver and amber jewelry with an "old-Mexico" flare
José Luis Serrano Carrillo- (Mexico) Arboles de la Vida (Trees of Life)
Teófila and Bertha Servin Barriga - (Michoacán) hand-embroidered clothing, scenes on manta cloth and much more.
Tribes Mixes- (Oaxaca) incredible handcarved wood alebrijes.
Diego Valles and Carla Martínez - (Chihuahua) the "world famous" thin-walled pottery of Mata Ortiz
Enedina Vásquez - (Oaxaca) Ceramics of natural earthtones
Guadalupe (Lupita) Vega Velázquez - (Jalisco) bordados (embroidery) — extraordinary designs made in her flawless technique
Vida Nueva Cooperativa (Weaving Rugs & Carpets - Creating opportunities for Zapotecan women) - cooperative of only women who hand-weave rugs and carpets
Zegache - Talleres Comunitarios - (Oaxaca) cooperative that handcrafts mirrors and other objects based on historical data gathered in restoration work