OAXACA 2018


Folk Art Society Members are Invited to Tour Oaxaca, Mexico!

After 30 years of Folk Art Society annual conferences in the United States, we’re embarking on an international approach for 2018.

This special tour is designed for FASA’s sphere of interest by the tour company Traditions Mexico and Peggy Gaustad, a Spanish-speaking, experienced specialist in tours to Cuba and Oaxaca.

Enjoy folk art and contemporary art; visit artists’ studios, collectors’ homes, museums, the renowned Monte Alban archeological site and Oaxacan market day in a city known as one of the art capitals of Mexico for its folk art, textiles and pottery. Oaxaca is also a center of gastronomy, and we’ll enjoy home-cooked meals as well as dining in world-class restaurants.

The plan is to stay in the centrally located, historical Quinta Real Hotel where we will hold a one-day meeting of the Folk Art Society group, with a symposium, awards, banquet and “suitcase-style” auction (meaning the auction of small-size items that will fit in a suitcase).

Trip Specifications:

  • Cost: $2,900 per person, double occupancy; $575, single supplement (7days, 6 nights).
  • Date: October 15-21, 2018. (Folk Art Society Reunion Day, October 20
  • Group Size: Strictly limited to 20 persons. Spaces filled in order of receipt of deposit. If enough interest is generated, and the first week is filled, the possibility of a second week with a maximum of 20 participants could be added, October 19-25, 2018.
  • Registration: Deposit of $500, (check payable to Traditions Mexico) holds your place, and final payment is due 100 days before departure.
  • Contact for Registration, More Information & Detailed Itinerary: Peggy Gaustad – email: canyonpots@aol.com and telephone: 505-310-1356.

  • Required: Valid U. S. passport.


Included:

  • Six nights’ hotel accommodation.
  • All meals, including one alcoholic beverage (local beer, wine or mescal) with lunch and dinner.
  • Local guides and specialists.
  • Air-conditioned bus transportation throughout trip.
  • Admissions to all museums, private collections, and public buildings listed in itinerary.
  • Bottled or filtered water.
  • Gratuities to Traditions Mexico guides and driver.


Not Included:

  • Airfare to/from Oaxaca.
  • Transportation to/from Oaxaca airport to hotel.
  • Luggage fees to/from Oaxaca.
  • Additional beverages not listed on itinerary.
  • Incidental hotel expenses (porters, chambermaids, mini-bar, Wi-Fi, laundry, etc.)

Please note: This trip will involve a moderate level of physical activity, which may require participants to walk long distances on uneven terrain and to climb narrow stairs where no elevator options are available. Persons must be able to walk unassisted.