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FOFA'S 10th ANNIVERSARY!
Save-the-Date for our Celebratory Event in NYC:
November 17th, 2017
 
Warm thanks go to our friends and funders for your generous and invaluable support!
 

WHAT WE'VE DONE
  • Four juried young artist competitions (2008, 2011, 2013, 2016) in collaboration with Museo Estatal de Arte Popular Oaxaca (MEAPO, Oaxaca's State Museum of Popular Art)
 
  • Following each competition, exhibitions of the outstanding works of winners and recipients of honorable mention in six categories of folk art
 
  • Creation of four accompanying full-color catalogues that enhance artists' self-image and enable collectors to learn about and purchase from them
 
  • Workshops and courses for young Oaxacan artists in Oaxacan and Mexican art history, English, marketing, computer skills, and sustainable design
 
  • Cultural exchange visits by Oaxacan artists who share artistic techniques and indigenous customs with New York metropolitan area school children and provide educational programs for interested adults
 
  • Annual holiday folk art sales in the New York metropolitan area
 
  • Special projects in Oaxaca, e.g., providing Oaxacan artists with corrective lenses, sponsoring village folk art markets and a ceramics contest for children under 12 in San Bartolo Coyotepec
 
STILL TO COME IN 2017
  • Through the end of May, 2017: Exhibition "Honoring Our Roots, Exploring Our Dreams" (pieces by winners and recipients of honorable mention in FOFA/MEAPO's July, 2016 young artists competition) is on display at Museo Estatal de Arte Popular Oaxaca (MEAPO) in San Bartolo Coyotepec;
     
  • July 15th, 2017: Inauguration of this exhibition in a gallery of the Alfredo Harp Helu Foundation in Oaxaca City and presentation of the catalogue;
     
  • July 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st and October 27th, 28th and 29th - in collaboration with the Alfredo Harp Helu Foundation -- ExpoVentas at San Pablo in Oaxaca for the 60 artists in this exhibit;
     
  • Marketing workshops to enhance the professionalism and success of these artists in displaying and selling their works in ExpoVentas and beyond;
     
  • November 17th, 2017: FOFA's 10th Anniversary Celebration in New York City (details to follow) featuring a visiting Oaxacan artist
     
  • Launching of FOFA's entirely new website featuring 145 FOFA contest winners, as well as Oaxacan folk art masters

  

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