Arthur Lopez

Born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Lopez is among the finest santero artists working in the proud heritage of northern New Mexico wood carvers. His traditional bultos, (3- dimensional carved representations of the saints) for which he has received numerous awards are exhibited at Santa Fe's annual Spanish Market, are avidly sought by museums and private collectors. Equally important to Lopez is his need to transcend the bounds of the traditional santero, and use his art as a medium for expressing the full range of his culture and the world around him. Lopez has exhibited in numerous shows throughout the Southwest and his work is in many prominent collections throughout the country.