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Conversations: Intimate Salons with Folk Art Makers, Collectors & Icons
Friends of Folk Art (FOFA) Lectures and Talks Featured Event

Conversations: Intimate Salons with Folk Art Makers, Collectors & Icons

August 25, 2022
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join the Friends of Folk Art to hear the personal stories of Casa Nova owner, Natalie Fitz-Gerald, as part of FOFA’s Conversations Series. She will be discussing her evolution and experiences as a collector and purveyor of African art. Participants will have the unique opportunity to gather in Natalie’s home to view her extensive collection of South African folk art.

Natalie is a native of South Africa and a grateful citizen of Santa Fe. For many years, she admired and lived with the art being produced by rural and urban cooperatives and artists in South Africa.  She knew she wanted to open a space to showcase and celebrate this exceptional work. Natalie founded Casa Nova in 2003 as a home for the exceptional craft and design talent she saw in her native land and brought South African folk art to Santa Fe.  A gallery was born within a contemporary context to showcase rural creativity, fine craft, cutting-edge urban design and folk art.  A special emphasis was placed on the work of cooperatives which had been funded in the interest of poverty alleviation and creating sustainable livelihoods, many of them being women.

Event Details

This event is limited to 14 people.

Registration is for current FOFA members.  A single membership allows access to one ticket and a dual membership allows for two tickets, but each member must register separately.

Registration cost is $100

Net proceeds will benefit MOIFA’s high-quality educational programs and world-class exhibitions. Your support is appreciated!

The event location and other details will be provided after registration. Registration will open on Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 9 am.

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FOFA requires proof of vaccination and booster to attend this gathering.  This event is subject to current COVID protocols and masks are required.

For questions, please email friendsoffolkart@gmail.com