Spanish Market Procession

The mid-summer Spanish Market is an annual event in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It opens on Saturday, which is the day when artists begin displaying their works around the Plaza. Sunday there is a special Mass at the Cathedral Basilica St. Francis. Artists gather there to have their creations blessed. After Mass, the archbishop and a group of mariachis lead a procession for the artists.

I caught the action with my camera and a few quick sketches. Later, in my studio, I made this oil painting of the lively scene.

Over the years, I’ve painted several Spanish Market scenes. Click here to see “Spanish Market Scooter.”


This original painting is available for purchase.

•    oil on canvas, ready for hanging or framing

•    20″ x 24″

•    $2,000 US. (Shipping within the USA is included in the price.)

Contact Bernard Marks if you’re interested.

Prints are available at Fine Art America.


This painting and all reproductions of it are © Bernard Marks. All rights reserved.