Spanish Colonial Arts Society

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NTEE Code: 
A- Arts, Culture and Humanities
B- Education
O- Youth Development
Mission Statement: 

The Spanish Colonial Arts Society collects, preserves, and exhibits the Spanish Colonial art of New Mexico and beyond, and educates the public about its related cultures and living traditions.


ArtConnections: free in-school art workshops taught by traditional Spanish Market artists. Each student receives instruction and materials to complete an individual art project. Available art forms: retablos, tin work, weaving, straw applique, pottery. Students also receive an invitation with free admission to visit the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art along with their families.

Arts Alive: free summer art workshops. Ages 3-103. Instruction and free materials to complete a traditional Spanish colonial art form.
Adult lectures are offered twice monthly and feature historians, artists, authors, and experts in areas relevant to NM residents and visitors.
Spanish Market is the only juried, traditional Spanish colonial art market in the United States. Over 250 artists exhibit their work on the Plaza in Santa Fe, the last weekend of July.
The Society operates the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, the only museum in the United States devoted to traditional Spanish colonial art.
The Museum is a member of the national Blue Star Museum program, which offers free admission to active duty military and their families.
Populations Served: 
All Populations
Children and Youth
Low Income
Counties Served: 
Los Alamos
Rio Arriba
San Miguel
Santa Fe
Year Founded: 
Annual Budget: 
$750,000 - $999,999
6 to 9 FTE
Executive Director: 
Donna Pedace
Board and Volunteer Positions: 
Accepts inquiries about volunteering
Accepts inquiries about board member positions
Nonprofit Status: 
Has 501(c)(3) nonprofit status from the IRS
Is registered as a Nonprofit Corporation with the State of New Mexico

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Last Updated Date: 
Feb 22 2013

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