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Native New Mexican Artist Shows In New York

August 10th, 2014

Native New Mexican Artist Shows In New York

Victoria de Almeida
Award-Winning Folk Artist
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Phone: (505) 660-0063

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Native New Mexican Artist Opens Show in New York

Santa Fe, NM, August 10, 2014: After receiving the top award for painting at the Contemporary Hispanic Market recently in Santa Fe, Victoria de Almeida packed her bags for her first art show in New York.

“I have loved my experiences as an artist here in Santa Fe. My roots and my heart are always here. Santa Fe’s art market is known around the world and I’m proud to be part of that. Like most artists here, I have always dreamed about showing in New York. I can’t tell you how blessed I feel to have this opportunity.” Artist Victoria de Almeida

The artist will be exhibiting her work at the Arts and Crafts Beer Parlor on 26th W. 8th Street in the heart of Greenwich Village for the entire month of August. The area is known for the “beat movement” in...

Artist Sisters Take Top Awards At 2014 Hispanic Contemporary Market

August 10th, 2014

Artist Sisters Take Top Awards At 2014 Hispanic Contemporary Market

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NM Sisters Receive Top Awards at Contemporary Hispanic Market

Santa Fe, NM, July 25, 2014: Award-winning artists Victoria de Almeida and sister Rebecca Shinas-Rehberg received top awards at the Contemporary Hispanic Preview night. The event was held at the Santa Fe Convention Center.

Folk artist painter Victoria de Almeida received the award for best “Acrylic/Oil Painting of 2014”. De Almeida’s painting titled, “La Bamba” depicts her father playing guitar while her large family dances together. The guitar in the painting is a hand-crafted guitar made by the Pimentel family in Albuquerque, New Mexico that her father purchased in 1978. De Almeida set the scene inside the adobe home of her grandparents.

“I always paint to honor the memory of my grandparents Manuel and Reynalda Almeida. They lived in a little adobe home on Camino Sin Nombre near Canyon Rd. in Santa Fe. They didn’t have a lot but they taught us to love and value...

De Almeida To Present Painting To Oscar Wildes Grandson

July 24th, 2013

De Almeida To Present Painting To Oscar Wildes Grandson

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Victoria de Almeida
Santa Fe, NM 87508
www.VictoriaDeAlmeida.com

SANTA FE ARTIST TO PRESENT PAINTING TO OSCAR WILDE’S GRANDSON

Local artist Victoria de Almeida will present her painting of Oscar Wilde on Thursday, July 25 at the opening of The Santa Fe Opera’s four-day symposium at the Santa Fe Woman’s Club (1616 Old Pecos Trail). Thursday night opens the symposium with a keynote address by Wilde’s only grandchild, Merlin Holland.

De Almeida’s love of the Irish poet and playwright inspired her to paint her piece entitled, “Wilde” in 2012. “After I completed the painting, there were two people in the world I wanted to see it: the actor Stephen Fry who played the poet in the 1997 movie, “Wilde” and Merlin Holland. I sent a canvas print to Stephen Fry and he wrote to me that the piece now hangs in his study. Having the opportunity to present it to Oscar Wilde’s grandson Merlin Holland is an enormous honor for me as an...

Weems International Artfest Awards Santa Fe Artist Victoria De Almeida 2010

May 1st, 2011

Weems International Artfest Awards Santa Fe Artist Victoria De Almeida 2010

Santa Fe folk artist Victoria de Almeida was awarded "Best Painting" in the catagory of Folk Art at the Weems International Artfest on Friday night. The piece awarded was an acyrlic on canvas titled, "La Familia" and is representational of de Almeida's own family. De Almeida was a first time exhibitor at the event. She is a member of the Eldorado Studio Tour and the Contemporary Hispanic Market and shows her work at the Santisima gallery in Albuquerque. She currently resides in Santa Fe with her husband and son.

Contemporary Hispanic Market Awards Artist Victoria De Almeida As Best New Exhibitor Of 2010

May 1st, 2011

Contemporary Hispanic Market Awards Artist Victoria De Almeida As Best New Exhibitor Of 2010

Robb Rael, resident of Santa Fe, NM was selected as the 2010 poster artist with his gouache painting, “Moonlite”.

2010 CHM Awards and awards:

Sponsored by Zia Credit Union:

Drawing/Pastels, Steve Reyes
Jewelry, Ramona Vigil Eastwood
Sculpture, Ralph Roybal
Ceramics/Pottery, R Diane Martinez
Metal Work, John Perea
Glass Art, Margo Rael Nimon
Furniture/Wood Working, Mark Chavez
Fiber/Textiles, David Gallegos
Acrylic/Oils, James Roybal
Printmaking, Ana Maria Samaniego
Water Media, Michelle Ferran
Photography, Charles Michael Salazar
Mixed Media, Marion Martinez

Sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank:

Best of Crafts, Susan Erling
Best of Arts, Cynthia Cook

Best of Show Sponsored by Contemporary Hispanic Market:
Mixed Media, Darlene Olivia McElroy

1st Time Exhibitor Award sponsored by Ferran Fine Art:
Wood Sculpture, Mario Vargas

1st Time Exhibitor Award...

New Mexico Folk Artist Victoria De Almeidas Work Featured In New Mexico Magazine

May 1st, 2011

New Mexico Folk Artist Victoria De Almeidas Work Featured In New Mexico Magazine

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Heavenly Cooking
New Mexico Magazine
May 2011

Celebrate the patron saint of cooks with seasonal lamb recipes

By Rocky Durham

Under de Almeida's work, "San Pascual's Table" the caption reads:
In this retablo titled San Pascual's Table, native New Mexian artist Victoria de Almeida pays homage to the patron saint of cooks and kitchens, sheep and shepherds, depicting him peeking around the corner to observe his brothers dining on New Mexican food. Find more of her work online or at the Eldorado Studio Tour, May 14–15, 2011, outside Santa Fe.

If you are a cook, a Catholic, a New Mexican, or just have a well-appointed kitchen, it’s likely you own something bearing the image of San Pasqual—the patron saint of cooks and kitchens, sheep and shepherds.

As a culinary instructor for many years in my hometown of Santa Fe, I have fielded questions from my students regarding the images of San Pasqual stamped in tin,...

Coming Home To Santa Fes Spanish Market

January 30th, 2011

Coming Home To Santa Fes Spanish Market

Coming Home to Santa Fe’s Spanish Market
Jody Madala
May 2010

Though always drawn to art as a child, sketching as soon as she picked up a pencil, and surrounded by art within her family - both her father and sister are professionally trained artists – Victoria de Almeida ultimately emerged as an artist simply by following her heart. And at the Contemporary Hispanic Market held July 25-26th in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Victoria’s art finally found a home, one that welcomed her work with open arms.

So how does a young, vibrant mother come to find herself furiously painting in the confines of her small studio, laboring over painstaking details until the wee hours of the morning to finish her last piece for Market, a painting titled “La Familia”?

Victoria was born in Gallup, New Mexico, a small town about 160 miles west of Santa Fe bifurcated by historic Route 66. Eventually, the family moved to Farmington in northern New Mexico where Victoria describes...