artwork by award-winning Santero artist Charles Carrillo will hang in the CW Gallery
July 16 - Artist Reception and Book signing Celebrating Charles.
Artwork and books will be available for purchase. All sales profit will help the Carrillos ongoing medical expenses.
Charles Carrillo has blended craft, conservation, and innovation throughout his career as a santero, a carver and painter of images of saints. Today he is recognized not only as the primary authority on this subject but also as the most accomplished artist practicing in this regional tradition.
His many awards include:
the Museum of International Folk Art's Hispanic Heritage Award
Numerous First Place, Best of Show, and Grand Prize entries in the Annual Traditional Spanish Market in Santa Fe.
In 2006 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Spanish Market and the prestigious NEA National Heritage Fellowship.