The Renaissance ArtsFaire Marketplace
Shop some of your favorite artists for the holidays!
A.me and Mitch Alamag are a wife and husband art team who started their business, Rokoko Art Studio, in 1984. A.me and Mitch make art in many different forms and sell to art galleries around the US, as well as exhibit at shows in diverse areas. They have made Las Cruces their home since 2003. Their studio is open by appointment.
Images: “I am with You”, and “Love in the Forest”:
Sally Quillin and Mike Stephens are a wife and husband team who operate the Quillin-Stephens Gallery in downtown Las Cruces, New Mexico. Sally paints in watercolor, acrylics and oil; Mike is a fine art photographer.
They frequently collaborate on the same scene: Mike taking a photo and Sally painting. The side-by-side images make for a striking look.
SUNDREAMS BY KATE
Unique Window Chandeliers created with antique, vintage & new crystal prisms, beaded w/gemstones, agate geodes, druzy beads, Czech & Austrian,
Swarovski & Preciosa Crystal, and metal components such as Cloisonne, copper, brass, pewter, dangled off a hand-woven dreamcatcher or a lead crystal focal. Crystal Sun Catchers created with 40mm Asfour ballprisms enhanced with pendants, such as dragons, dragonflies, flowers, 24k Gold/Chrome Hummingbirds or Dragonflies with Rhinestones, and a beaded holder.
TCMB Design features unique wooden jewelry that is laser cut and then inlaid with various stones such as turquoise, lapis lazuli, mother of pearl, and more. With a wide array of designs, there are many necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and wristbands to choose from that would make excellent gifts for both men and women.
TCMB Design also creates other gifts for the holidays such as ornaments, keychains, and nativity sets.
Bob Diven is an award-winning realist artist who creates intimate portraits of people and other critters. He is also an award-winning editorial cartoonist and street painter. Bob grew up in Las Cruces.
After serving in the United States Coast Guard, he was trained at The Rocky Mountain School of Art in Denver, Colorado, New Mexico State University, and The University of New Mexico.
He also specializes in site-specific murals and sculpture.
EMMITT BOOHER PHOTOGRAPHY
“I seek to discover and reveal, through photography, the natural world that sometimes goes unnoticed. My goal is to evoke mindfulness and contemplation within the observer.
“I choose to present my photographs in black and white. This is not only an artistic decision but also driven by the need to remain true to my original visualization of the world as I see it.”
All natural wood inlay pictures using many kinds of wood for natural color; no paints or stains used.
“I start my designs drawing them on velum then transfer each element of the drawing to the individual piece of wood to be used noting color and grain direction until all pieces are cut out, then each piece is shaped and sculpted and skillfully positioned to create the picture.”
Techniques such as woodcarving and wood burning are used in addition to genuine turquoise inlay.
TRAILS END GALLERY
Trails End Gallery Welcomes You!
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Welcome to Southern New Mexico’s newest fine art gallery, located on the historic Camino Real. Trails End Gallery offers an exclusive collection of fine art, from fresh contemporary works to traditional, representational paintings by local, national and internationally-recognized artists.
Gary Biel, Robert Highsmith, Penny Simpson, Patricia Black, Virginia Maria Romero, Rhoda Winters and Russell Tether.
“To create batik designs on custom sewn cotton and gauze clothing, I create a ‘wearable’ design, then paint it onto fabric with hot wax, as a resist.. The garments are dyed to create various colors and texture; this is repeated multiple times.
“To finish, we boil the piece to remove the wax, resulting in a washable, wearable, casual garment.”
Sheilah Grebe & Geno Morandi
ART BY STRONG
Sherry is an artist painting in oils. She likes to try different subjects and uses her imagination in creating her art. She paints in the following styles: realistic, surreal, 3D, Curvisimo and any style that is fun. She likes to use bright colors, letting the painting tell her what colors and subject to paint.
The 49th Annual Renaissance ArtsFaire commemorative merchandise includes a forest-green T-shirt with gold graphics. The “NO FAIRE” message sums up the necessity for a virtual-only event in 2020.
In addition, we offer hand-made Renaissance ArtsFaire mugs, buttons, dragon toys, masks and more!
These unique one-of-a-kind items would make excellent gifts for the whole family.
Hollow Earth Swordworks
At Hollow Earth Swordworks we offer fine hardwood sparring weapons, fully-functioning crossbows and leather accessories. These are handcrafted at our studio in the Arkansas Ozark mountains by our family artisans.
Constructed of tough American Hickory, our swords are ideal for full contact sparring, training, stage combat, or delighting the imagination of a child. These swords have become a tradition for us, as we hope they will for you. We are at your service.
In addition to an art gallery, the Doña Ana Arts Council has a variety of items for sale at the Arts & Cultural Center and online.
Show your support for the arts in our community with a custom DAAC license plate (on left), in white or black, art-themed face masks, greeting cards, t-shirts and more!
For the best selection, please visit the DAAC Arts & Cultural Center at 250 W. Amador, in downtown Las Cruces, New Mexico. Phone: 575-523-6403