The City of Santa Fe Arts Commission has chosen “Santa Fe Mariachi” a pastel by Lori Aguirre Snable, as the Winner of the 2009 City of Santa Fe Poster Competition. The 89 entries submitted for this year’s contest were judged on overall artistic quality and ability to represent Santa Fe as a creative city, and promote and market the City of Santa Fe as a tourist destination. This year’s poster will be given out during Santa Fe’s 400th anniversary year.
Lori Aguirre Snable is a recipient of over 100 awards and a signature member of The Pastel Society of New Mexico, The Pastel Society of Colorado, and The Pastel Society of The West Coast. She has exhibited both publicly and privately over the past fifteen years and has been the featured artist in ten solo shows. Originally a California native of Hispanic ancestry, she is a Santa Fe resident who has become deeply connected with Northern New Mexico.
The poster competition is an annual event of the Arts Commission. All entries in the 2009 competition, including Lori Snable’s, are currently on display in City Hall, 200 Lincoln Avenue, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The show will be on display through May 29, 2009.