Artes del Valle site with members and RDLN visitors
Artes del Valle was a women's craft cooperative in the beautiful San Luis Valley of Colorado. Artes sold members' products in a Catholic church, which was designated an historic landmark thanks to this leader's efforts.
Shirley Ortega, Director of Artes del Valle, grew up in the San Luis Valley of Colorado. An RDLN graduate who earned her master's degree in the program, she received a Resourceful Woman award in 1995.
Artes sold a wide variety of items, especially those using traditional Spanish and Indian weaving and embroidery. Above are woven coasters, runners, embroidered tissue holders and skirts, as well as jewelry and Artes del Valle note cards.
|Rural Women's Products
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| Artes Area
Artes Early Creations
|Artes Craft Creation
Artes History and Plans