Located five miles north of San Miguel de Allende in central Mexico, Galería Atotonilco is a treasure trove of Mexican folk art. Owned by ceramic artist, dealer and collector, Mayer Shacter and his wife, writer Susan Page, the gallery is situated next to their home, within an area of eight acres with mesquite trees and … Continue reading On Mexican Folk Art and a Culture not driven by money: A Talk with Mayer Shacter, Galería Atotonilco
Gustavo Pérez stands alone as the Mexican ceramic artist who is internationally celebrated and admired. If you are in San Miguel, you have a rare opportunity to be among the first to view of a large selection of new works by internationally acclaimed ceramic artist Gustavo Pérez. Gustavo Pérez is like a national living treasure for Mexico. He … Continue reading Gustavo Pérez 8th Annual Exhibition is Now Open!
Learn more about Mexican folk art... Mexico has as great a variety of folk art as any other country in the world. Folk art has its roots in indigenous culture and has been handed down through families for many generations, sometimes hundreds of years. Each artist has acquired a deep knowledge of materials and techniques, … Continue reading An Introduction to Mexican Folk Art for the Uninitiated
Why is Mexican folk art so filled with skulls and skeletons? The convention has its origins in the human sacrifices of the Aztecs, who decorated their temples with walls of skulls, often from human sacrifices, to please their gods. The Aztecs kept skulls as trophies, displayed them on walls and in temples, and used them … Continue reading Day of the Dead and Skeletons in Mexican Folk Art
Gustavo Pérez internationally renowned ceramist! Galería Atotonilco is presenting an extraordinary opportunity, right here in San Miguel, to view the largest selection of works by Gustavo Pérez that have ever been exhibited for sale anywhere. The show includes pieces from as far back as 2000 plus a large body of recent works. Pérez is internationally celebrated and admired. His work is … Continue reading Gustavo Pérez Masterworks 2000-2020 Exhibition
Roberto Castro from Santa Clara del Cobre, true coppersmith artist pieces!The town of Santa Clara del Cobre near Pátzcuaro in Michoacán is the source of some of the world’s most extraordinary works in copper. For over 500 years, nearby sources of copper stimulated the trade of copper work, and most of the items made were … Continue reading Open House December 28th & 29th 2019
Gregorio Juárez with beautifully painted tin birds and bugs! Gregorio Juárez began working with a tinsmith when he was 13 year old and took eagerly to the work. He has maintained his own workshop for more than forty years. His beautifully painted tin birds and playful bugs are his own invention, and he remains the … Continue reading Open House December 14th & 15th 2019
New Showroom in Fábrica La Aurora! We are pleased to announce the opening of our new showroom at Fábrica La Aurora. Open daily 11 to 5, except Tuesday. Join us for the GRAND OPENING Saturday, December 7th, 2019 5:00 to 7:00 pm At Fábrica la Aurora Space A-5 Come and visit us! Galería Atotonilco An … Continue reading Grand Opening of New Showroom in Fábrica La Aurora!
Felipe Linares with his colorful captivating paper maché alebrijes, fanciful monsters! In the 1930s, Pedro Linares invented both the term “alebrije,” which came to him in a dream, and the fanciful monsters that this word describes. Many Linares family members still create the colorful, captivating paper maché sculptures, superb examples of high quality Mexican folk … Continue reading Day of the Dead Open House Nov 9th & 10th 2019