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Suzanne Sugg

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Review for International Folk Art Alliance, Santa Fe, NM, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have attended IFAA's International Folk Art Market-Santa Fe each year since it began eleven years ago. The market has the highest quality of artists from around the world who keep their traditional art alive by representing their cultures and heritage. The artists have received awards and recognition in their own countries, as well as, from world organizations such as UNESCO and the World Craft Council. IFAA is a well run non-profit providing artist training in business and marketing, and markets for traditional artists to create a sustainable life in the world market place.

Role:  Board Member

Review for International Folk Art Alliance, Santa Fe, NM, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The mission of the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market is to foster economic and cultural sustainability for folk artist and folk art worldwide and to create intercultural exchange opportunities that unite the peoples of the world. IT DOES IT! The market has empowered women from under developed countries to overcome their hardships, including physical abuse and violence, to unite together in cooperatives. These women create beautiful art using historical and traditional methods to promote and share their culture. Through the sale of their art they have acquired confidence and improved not only their lives but their children's lives. These women have enriched our lives by sharing their experiences and selling their art with us at the yearly market.

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How did you learn about this organization?

Living part time in Santa Fe and attending the market since its inception.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Becoming a self sustainable organization with it's first capitol campaign.

What is its top priority in the long run?

Expanding the market locations to make it more accessible to people world wide; thus, expanding the number of participating artists, providing a sustainable living for folk artists, and preserving cultural diversity and traditions.

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Role:  Board Member & I have sponsored an artist and volunteered at the markets, as well as, interacted with the artists and have heard their stories of the economic impact the market has provided for their families and communities. .