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Consul General of Mexico in New York

Carlos Manuel Sada Solana Consul General of Mexico in New York
Carlos Manuel Sada Solana Consul General of Mexico in New York




This month, we are proud to introduce you to our esteemed friend and spirited supporter, Carlos Manuel Sada Solana, the Consul General of Mexico in New York. In a recent interview with FOFA board member Marissa Sanchez, he offered a fascinating portrait of his history and the broad scope of his life as Consul.

Select beautiful examples of Oaxacan folk art at our Holiday Folk Art Sale, Friday November 30th ($25 entrance fee for first pick - Free for 2012 members) and Saturday, December 1st - scroll down for times and further details!


And please be sure to mark your calendars to attend "Folk Artists and Art: Emerging Trends," an informative event on November 15th at 6:00 pm at the stunning Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (1 Bowling Green, New York City). A mezcal and botana reception will follow at 7:00 pm. PLEASE BE SURE TO NOTE: Registration will be required - we will forward that information as it is available. Click here for more about the event


Meet FOFA'S Esteemed Friend and Spirited Supporter Carlos Manuel Sada Solana

Consul General of Mexico in New York


FOFA is blessed to have found an esteemed friend and spirited supporter in Carlos Manuel Sada Solana, Consul General of Mexico in New York since 2011. Consul Sada is a native of Oaxaca who has deep respect for its culture, including its folk art traditions. He is down-to-earth and completely approachable, while also highly educated as well as passionate about strengthening relationships with his native country and enhancing appreciation of its values and cultural treasures. He travels in the most prestigious circles, while relating equally well to people of far more humble origins and delighting in the beauty and whimsy of folk art. He lives in New York City with his wife and two sons.

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Consul Sada (extreme left) congratulating Sara Ernestina García Mendoza (extreme right), recipient of honorable mention in ceramics at FOFA's contest awards ceremony, August, 2011 in Oaxaca

Consul Sada - in close collaboration with Lic. Maria Elena Cabezut Villarreal, Director of the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York -- expresses profound respect and generous support for our projects, e.g., the catalogue commemorating FOFA's second young artists' competition. He traveled to Oaxaca to be a crucial participant in its awards ceremony in August, 2011. Not only did Consul Sada draw special attention to this event -- memorialized on the front page of the local newspaper - but also secured cash prizes for the winners in addition to FOFA's scholarship grants. Consul Sada attends each and every FOFA event, enthusiastically endorsing our efforts with his sparkling smile, warmth, and trenchant comments.



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Friday evening, November 30th 6:30-9:00 pm

$25 entrance fee for first selections/Free to 2012 members


Saturday, December 1st 11:00 am-4:00 pm

 No entrance fee


At the home of Amy and Michael Mulvihill


20 Plaza Street East, Apartment F12

Brooklyn (2 or 3 train to Grand Army Plaza station) 

Click here to see our updated website featuring additional event info and some of our previous contest winners and their works.


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