Galeria‌ ‌Atotonilco‌ ‌Fall‌ ‌Open‌ ‌House‌

Galeria‌ ‌Atotonilco‌ ‌Fall‌ ‌Open‌ ‌House‌

By Susan Page


Welcome back to Galeria Atotonilco! We are resuming our popular Open House weekends, beginning October 16 and 17. You are warmly invited to view one of the most comprehensive collections of folk art and country antiques for sale in all of Mexico in a beautiful country setting. Enjoy refreshments and a leisurely afternoon. The gallery is so large that social distancing is easy to maintain. Please wear your mask.


Gallery owners, Mayer Shacter and Susan Page, travel all over Mexico to find high quality authentic folk art in villages where the craft dates back many decades or even centuries in some cases. Visitors are dazzled by the variety, quality, and quantity of the beautifully displayed works of art.


You will see ceramics by more than 20 different artists, large scale wood carvings from Oaxaca, ceremonial masks, old country tables and shelves with their original paint, vintage and historic photographs of Mexico, textiles from Chiapas and Guatemala, scenes of Mexican life in paper-mache, and three dimensional cut paper creations, some of the newest work in the gallery.


Enjoy an afternoon in the country


The setting of the gallery, five miles north of town on eight lush acres in a building designed by award-winning architect Cathi House, also make the gallery a destination. The gallery and adjacent home have been featured in several books and magazines. 


Last call! Gustavo Pérez 8th annual exhibition 


The comprehensive show of the work of internationally acclaimed ceramic artist Gustavo Pérez currently on display at the gallery is coming down in two weeks. Don’t miss this opportunity to see why this artist is considered a Mexican national treasure and why he has won numerous awards and exhibited his work widely in Europe and the United States. Our current exhibition is the largest collection of his work that has ever been available for sale.


Recent buying trip


After missing our annual buying trip for two years because of COVID, we recently ventured out to Chiapas, Oaxaca, and nearby villages and have filled the gallery with beautiful new works of art. The popular black pottery from Coyotepec is back. Our beloved Esperanza Pérez of Amatenango, Chiapas, has created a new and wonderful body of work with her signature jaguars. And we have new works by Guadalupe Hermosillo, who creates the magnificent iron crosses and trees of life from San Cristóbal, Chiapas.


We purchased many new works by the extraordinary graphic artist Irving Herrera. You won’t see a more comprehensive collection of his works anywhere else in San Miguel.


Open House hours


We invite you to visit without an appointment on October 16 and 17 from noon to 5pm. We are five miles north of town. Any taxi can bring you here. Directions to the gallery are on our website or type “Galeria Atotonilco” into your GPS.