I am excited to say that we are going to Indian Market in Santa Fe
for the first time this year. Are there any tips (don't miss,
You wont be dissapointed. IM is an awesome event, I have been a
spectator for many, many years, and now a vendor ongoing for 3 years
Wear comfortable shoes!!! You will do a lot of walking. That would
be the numero uno tip I can give. Pack a trash bag with you, the rain
has been known to pick up unexpectedly at times. Also sun block, if
the sun is out, you will get sun burned, being that high in altitude,
you are that much closer to the sun. Park where you can. The rest is
more experienceing the show.
The week leading up to the weekend will be filled with TONs of
gallery openings, check out a few. The one not to miss will be Marty
Struevers opening on Thrudsay night at the El Dorado Hotel. She has
an amazing representation of jewerly and pottery. Her show also
extends thru the weekend.
Friday night is the preview of award winning pieces, try and get
some tickets to see an amazing collection of all the work that was
submitted for the competition.
If you are up late on friday night, say midnight or later…take a
trip to the plaza and witness first hand the people camped out in
artists booths waiting to be first in line for a chance to acquire a
piece(s) from them, I thought this was just rumor…but no its true
and pretty amazing to see people sleeping on the sidewalk or on air
mattresses/sleeping bags. Raymond Yazzie and Perry Shorty’s booths
are the ones to watch, they will probably be sold out by show opening
and both are amazing jewelers.
Conversely, the start of the day is crazy, people are out early, say
5-5:30 am, and the show doesnt officially start till 7am. From there,
its just a cool show to check out. The deals are to be had on suday
late if your going to be buying…selection will be limited.
Maria Samora’s booth will be super busy this year, and major props
on her being the poster artist this year, she is an awesome person
and good friend, and does absolutely amazing work. Im hoping her
mentor Phil will be coming down to the show as well.
Be sure to make time to visit the shows surrounding IM. There are a
bunch of vendors selling cabs, beads, and other supplies. The main
place for that is at the Hilton accross the street from the El
Lastly, swing by my booth, I love to meet fellow orchidians. Ill be
on the plaza.
Have fun and safe travels getting there.
in the last minute dash getting ready for Indian Market.