Congratulations, Paula Castillo!
We're thrilled to announce that the National Museum for Women in the Arts has selected Paula Castillo as New Mexico's representative in the upcoming exhibition Heavy Metal—Women to Watch 2018, on view June 28–Sept. 16, 2018 at the Museum in Washington DC.


     Paula Castillo: Rio Grande Colcha, New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe
Heavy Metal  
"The featured artists investigate the physical properties and expressive possibilities of metalwork through objects including sculpture, jewelry and conceptual forms. Inspired by NMWA’s own collection of silverwork crafted by women in the 18th and 19th centuries, the exhibition seeks to further disrupt the predominantly masculine narrative that surrounds metalworking, while engaging with the traditional distinctions between fine art, design, craft and decorative art, whose definitions are rooted in gender discrimination.

The works in Heavy Metal—ranging from large-scale installations to small objects intended for personal adornment—are created from iron, steel, bronze, brass, tin, aluminum, copper and pewter."

Go here to read NMWA's full press release. 

Laura Addison, Curator of European & American Folk Art Collections at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, identified many talented women artists from across New Mexico whose work was submitted to the Museum for consideration. 

Our committee will send both Paula and Laura to Washington DC to attend the exhibition's opening on June 28, 2018 at the Museum. If you'd like to help us send them, please make a generous donation to our Women to Watch Fund.

Learn more about Paula here