International Folk Art Market | Collection at the Dallas Market Center
The International Folk Art Market | Collection at the Dallas Market Center Encourages sustainable and dignified livelihoods by connecting artists with wholesale buyers for year-round income. Over five days, approximately 25 artists receive booth space and hands-on training at the Dallas Market Center, one of the largest home and gift shows in the country where they connect and establish relationships with wholesale buyers.
Artists learn about wholesale marketing, order fulfillment, and how to strengthen their income and earning opportunities through export. Over six years, 61 artists have earned more than one million dollars from immediate sales and wholesale orders.
IFAM | Collection Dates:
June 20-25, 2017
Dallas Market Center
The International Folk Art Market | Collection provides an opportunity for master folk artists to participate in a venue that puts them in contact with hundreds of buyers from all over the United States and beyond. Through these wholesale connections, artists now have year-round income, creating a lasting economic impact in their communities.
In addition to purchasing folk art, buyers are given the opportunity to have direct contact with the artists and learn the cultural traditions behind each piece, discovering the humanity of the handmade. Dates for the International Folk Art Market | Collection are are March 22-25, 2017 and June 20-25, 2017 at the Dallas Market Center, Dallas, TX.
2016 International Folk Art Market | Collection Artists:
Federico Jimenez |Museo Belber Jimenez |Mexico| Jewelry
Hilda and Sonia Cachi | Joyas Cachi| Peru |Jewelry
Andrea Usai | Kokku | Italy | Jewelry
Mohamed El Maouloud Ag Hamid |Association Timidwa |Mali |Jewelry
Amna Shariff |Pakistan |Jewelry
Andrea Tello |Ecuador | Jewelry
Cedi Djaba |Cedi Beads | Ghana | Jewelry
Stephen Mittelstet | La Mega |Ecuador |Jewelry
Aidai Asangulova | AIDAI| Kyrgyzstan |Textiles
Gulnora Odilova |Uzbekistan |Textiles
Reinel Mendoza |Finatur Design | Colombia |Textiles
Abduljabbar Khatri | Sidr Craft | India |Textiles
Muhayo Alieva |Bibi Hanum|Uzbekistan |Textiles
Zhanyl Sharshembieva | 7 Sisters| Uzbekistan |Textiles
Sandur Kendra | India |Textiles
Pa Mang Yoyamay |Myanmar |Textiles
Lillian Semigga |Uganda Crafts| Uganda |Textiles
Mamta Varma |Bhairvis Chikan| India |Textiles
Chigedze Chinyepi |Tjina nkando| Botswana |Textiles
Marie Rasoanantenaina |Tahiana Creations| Madagascar |Textiles
Madina Kasimbaeva |Uzbekistan |Textiles
Daniel Paredes |Mexico |Ceramics
Josnel Bruno |Haiti |Metalwork
Ujjwal Shrestha |Crafted In Kathmandu| Nepal |Painting