Estella Garc?a/Fabric Artists: Women of the WPA

Estella Garc?a/Fabric Artists: Women of the WPA (HM1EE5)

Location: Melrose, NM 88124 Curry County
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N 34° 25.332', W 103° 35.535'

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This is a two sided marker
Side A:
Estella Garc?a
Estella Garc?a taught colcha embroidery at Melrose, New Mexico, for the Federal Arts Program in the 1930s. Anglo and Hispana women in Garcia's class collaborated to design and produce embroidered theater curtains, wall hangings, and seat coverings for institutions across the state including the Albuquerque Little Theatre. Garcia is one of the few Hispanic women artists recorded in FAP documents. Unfortunately, few examples of her work remain

Side B:
Fabric Artists:
Women of the Works Progress Administration
Under the umbrella of the WPA, the National Youth Administration, and the Federal Arts Program, instructors and students were recruited to work in community-based art centers that produced fabric arts, including weaving, colcha embroidery, andlace-making. While the artistic creativity of these mostly unrecognized women was considered "women's work for home use" by WPA administrators, this now popular New Mexican art form has been revitalized.
HM NumberHM1EE5
Placed ByNew Mexico Historic Preservation Division
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 6:50am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 629360 N 3809868
Decimal Degrees34.42220000, -103.59225000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 25.332', W 103° 35.535'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 25' 19.92" N, 103° 35' 32.10" W
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Area Code(s)505
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 700-798 Unnamed Road, Melrose NM 88124, US
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