+1 (505) 984-2922 fred@santafetinworks.com

• Fred Lopez •

Santa Fe Tin Work Artist

Double Eagle Tin Work

ART has been part of my life since I was young; my mother and aunt are artists. I use traditional techniques and sometimes I combine weaving and tinwork or reverse glass painting and tin work. As a jeweler I do gold and silver filigree jewelry and traditional silverwork.

Awards & Recognitions

  • 2023 • Best of Show + Popular Award • New Mexico State Fair
  • 2023 • Third Place • New Mexico State Fair Tinwork Award
  • 2023 • Third Place • New Mexico State Fair Sculpture Award
  • 2022 • First Place • New Mexico State Fair Theme Award, Albuquerque, NM
  • 2022 • First Place • Tinwork, New Mexico State Fair
  • 2022 • Third Place • Tinwork, New Mexico State Fair
  • 2022 • Honorable Mention • New Mexico State Fair
  • 2021 • First Place • New Mexico State Fair Theme Award
  • 2021 • Third Place • Tinwork, New Mexico State Fair
  • 2021 • Honorable Mention • Tinwork, New Mexico State Fair
  • 2019 • First Place • Tinwork, New Mexico State Fair
  • 2018 • Second Place • Tinwork, New Mexico State Fair
  • 2017 • Second Place • Tinwork, New Mexico State Fair
  • 2016 • Second Place • Tinwork, New Mexico State Fair
  • 2016 • Art Piece for the 10th Anniversary New Mexico Rail Runner
  • 2012 • Creator of the Tinwork Awards for the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
  • 2012 • First Place • NM State Fair, Albuquerque, NM
  • 2012 • Honorable Mention • NM State Fair, Albuquerque, NM
  • 2009 • Second Place • NM State Fair, Albuquerque, NM
  • 2009 • Legacy Artist 400 Anniversary, Oldest Capitol in the USA, Santa Fe, NM
  • 2008 • Second Place • NM State Fair, Albuquerque, NM
  • 2008 • Awarded Master of Southwest by Phoenix Home & Garden Magazine
  • 2007 • Second Place • NM State Fair, Albuquerque, NM
  • 2006 • Honorable Mention • NM State Fair, Albuquerque, NM
  • 2005 • Honorable Mention • NM State Fair, Albuquerque, NM
  • 2005 • Red Chili Award • Chili Harvest Festival, Denver, CO
  • 2004 • Second Place • NM State Fair, Albuquerque, NM
  • 2003 • Second Place • Spanish Market, Santa Fe, NM
  • 2002 • Honorable Mention • NM State Fair, Albuquerque, NM
  • 2001 • First Place • Tinwork, NM State Fair, Albuquerque, NM
  • 2000 • Honorable Mention; Tinwork; NM State Fair, Albuquerque, NM
  • 2000 • Second Place • Sculpture, NM State Fair, Albuquerque, NM
  • 2000 • First Place • Tinwork, NM State Fair, Albuquerque, NM
  • 1998 • Second Place •Tinwork, Spanish Market, Santa Fe, NM
  • 1996 • Second Place • NM State Fair, Albuquerque, NM
  • 1996 • Honorable Mention • NM State Fair, Albuquerque, NM
  • 1996 • Honorable Mention • Chile Harvest Festival, Albuquerque, NM
  • 1995 • Best of Show • Chile Harvest Festival, Denver, CO
  • 1994 • First Place • Tinwork, Spanish Market, Santa Fe, NM
  • 1993 • First Place • Metals, Spanish Market, Santa Fe, NM
  • 1992 • First Place • Metals, Spanish Market, Santa Fe, NM
  • 1991 • Best of Show • Fiesta Artitica de Colores, Albuquerque, NM

Workshops

ASK FRED ABOUT HIS FEES FOR THE WORKSHOPS. HE WILL COME TO YOUR CITY AND GIVE WORKSHOPS FOR UP TO EIGHT PEOPLE, SO IF YOU HAVE A MEETING ROOM AND SOME FRIENDS, CALL FRED TODAY FOR DETAILS AT (505) 984-2922.

Fred’s Santa Fe Tin Work is featured at the following locations :

Fred is an Artist / Member with the Spanish Colonial Arts Society.

NOTE: Above are listed a few places where Fred’s work is featured, among the thousands of other places around the world.

Fred has had his Tin Work Studio

in downtown Santa Fe for many years.

Santa Fe Tin Works

227 Don Gaspar
Santa Fe, NM  87501

(505) 984-2922

Fred’s tinwork is used for the New Mexico logo, perhaps the most used piece of art in the history of New Mexico. Fred’s tinwork is in the permanent collection of the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe and many private collections around the world.

Look for an article about Fred, in the March 2008 issue of the wonderful Phoenix Home and Garden magazine called “Masters of the Southwest.”

Tinwork Samples

Past Events:

  • Hispanic Tinworking (Past) 
    Explore the elegant artistic tradition of Hispanic tinwork with a master artist from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Experiment with various techniques of tin punching, soldering, and polishing while creating a beautiful tinwork mirror or picture frame. Participants are invited to enjoy MNA’s Celebraciónes de la Gente before class.
    Educator: Fred Lopez
    October 30, 2004
    1 p.m.-4 p.m.
    $50 Members / $60 Non-members

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