Open House September 14th & 15th 2019

Franco Ramírez, Oaxaca woodcarver master craftsman! While woodcarving is prolific in several Oaxaca villages, some woodcarvers rise above others in both skill and imagination. Franco Ramírez creates creatures full of motion and vitality, and decorates them with a gorgeous palette of colors. The scale of his works range from small to medium to huge. Come … Continue reading Open House September 14th & 15th 2019

Open House August 24th & 25th 2019

Creatures full of motion and vitality by master craftsman OaxacaN woodcarver Franco Ramírez! While woodcarving is prolific in several Oaxaca villages, some woodcarvers rise above others in both skill and imagination. Franco Ramírez creates creatures full of motion and vitality, and decorates them with a gorgeous palette of colors. The scale of his works range … Continue reading Open House August 24th & 25th 2019

Open House July 27th & 28th 2019

Result of ancient weaving Colombian traditions, Wounaan baskets! Vibrant baskets created by the Wounaan indigenous tribe of Colombia are the result of ancient weaving traditions passed through generations of the indigenous peoples of the Darién rainforest. Originally designed for practical uses of storage or transportation, the Wounaan baskets have evolved into revered works of art, … Continue reading Open House July 27th & 28th 2019

Gallery in central Mexico displays a trove of folk art- By Kim Curtis | AP

By Kim Curtis | AP July 10, 2019 Via https://bit.ly/2ZaXQRo ATOTONILCO, Mexico (AP) — It’s been said that if you’re not an artist when you first visit San Miguel de Allende, you’ll certainly be one by the time you leave. Similarly, if you step into Mayer Shacter’s Galeria Atotonilco as a novice, you’ll walk out … Continue reading Gallery in central Mexico displays a trove of folk art- By Kim Curtis | AP

Mayer at Taxco

2019 April Buying Trip- Part 4 Oaxaca, Olinalá & Taxco

Sunday, April 21 – Francisco Toledo Gallery We walked to our favorite breakfast place: Marco Polo and then drove out to the woodworking workshop just outside town: Tribus Mixe. Their workshop is set among beautiful gardens with little seating areas here and there. It’s tidy and clean and incredibly inviting. Even though they knew we … Continue reading 2019 April Buying Trip- Part 4 Oaxaca, Olinalá & Taxco

2019 April Buying Trip- Part 2 San Cristóbal and Mexican border

We had time to walk all over San Cristóbal Centro. It’s all familiar to us now, the beautiful pedestrian-only streets lined with excellent shops and lots of people, street musicians, and the lovely single story, simple colonial buildings with tile roofs, flower pots and draping vines. Trip Advisor told us we’d never have a better … Continue reading 2019 April Buying Trip- Part 2 San Cristóbal and Mexican border