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Ambassador Melanne Verveer to Serve as Honorary Chair for the 2016 International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe

A tireless advocate for women and girls’ empowerment, Melanne Verveer, the Executive Director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, has been named the Honorary Chair for the 2016 International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe. “We are so honored to have Ambassador Verveer as the chair of the Market this year, said…
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Gulmira Akmatovav | Kyrgyzstan | Mountain Cedar Woolens

Gulmira Akmatovav is a first-time Market who is part of this year’s International Folk Art Alliance (IFAA) Campaign for Artist Sponsorship. IFAA is honored to have her attend, enjoy, and benefit from 2016 International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe. In the Tien Shen mountains of Kyrgyzstan, Gulmira Akmatova is honoring and continuing traditional handweaving techniques…
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Tarek Abdelhay Hafez Abouelenin | Tentmakers of Cairo

Tarek Abdelhay Hafez Abouelenin is a first-time Market who is part of this year’s International Folk Art Alliance (IFAA) Campaign for Artist Sponsorship. IFAA is honored to have him attend, enjoy, and benefit from 2016 International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe. Tarek is a member of the Tentmakers of Cairo, a group of 23…
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IFAM | Santa Fe: the Largest Market Yet!

The process began in November where nearly 600 artist applicants were reviewed by a Selection Committee of seven folk art experts who have the responsibility to review, discuss, and collectively decide which artists meet IFAA’s criteria: diverse media, country of origin, cultural story, and foremost exceptional quality. This year artists from more than 60 countries…
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Market Results & Global Impact—From the desk of Jeff Snell, CEO

July 17, 2015 Dear Friends, The results are in—the 12th Annual International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe lived up to its billing as the #1 art festival in the country and a top 20 must-see event globally! Snapshots follow below. 2015 International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe — The Numbers Participating artists—173 from…
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