Inspired by tradition

Authentic. Celebrated.

About the Artist

The Beginning

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Raised in, and inspired by Nambe, her roots there are as deep as its history.

The Next Phase

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A banking career spanning more than three decades had its advantages. Serving the Pojoaque Valley as the first female firefighter and EMT was beyond rewarding. But there was also the desire to create. Few things are as rewarding as conceiving an idea, overcoming the challenges it presents, and the satisfaction of its accomplishment. This is tin, sheets of shimmering, raw metal, folded, pounded, crafted into beautiful and meaningful art. 

The Present

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Cleo Romero is an accomplished artist specializing in tin, with a concentration in Spanish colonial tin work. However, tin is not her only medium, she also works with wood and has been recognized for her innovations in blending various media into what she has called, Revirio. A veteran of the famed Spanish Market in Santa Fe, New Mexico, her work is on display in museums and in private collections near and far.

Awards

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Decorated

Recognized by the most respected experts in the field.

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Praised

Acknowledged as one of the premier artists in her medium. 

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Acclaimed

Few have accomplished so much in so little time.

Cleo on New Mexico Living

Watch Cleo on New Mexico Living talk about her beginnings and experience in Spanish Market while promoting the 2018 Winter Spanish Market.

Cleo in Print

Enjoy a sample of publications featuring Cleo and some of her creations. 

How a Banker Evolved into a Tin Wizard >> The Santa Fe New Mexican (pdf)

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Beauty & Function >> Albuquerque Journal (pdf)

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Cornering the Markets >> The Santa Fe New Mexican (pdf)

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Various Publications 2008 & 2009 (pdf)

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Pojoaque’s First >> The Santa Fe New Mexican (pdf)

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Events

Check back often for the latest events.

July 26, 2019

Spanish Market Preview

5pm - 7pm

El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe

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July 26, 2019

Spanish Market Preview

Come by for a preview of Cleo’s newest pieces. General admission begins at 5 pm, or 4pm for collectors. Be sure to purchase tickets in advance. Get more information at www.spanishcolonial.org.  

5pm - 7pm

El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe

July 27, 2019

68th Annual Traditional Spanish Market

8am - 5pm

Santa Fe Plaza

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July 27, 2019

68th Annual Traditional Spanish Market

Come to the historic Santa Fe Plaza where you will find Cleo and her work at Booth No. 63, located on San Francisco St.

8am - 5pm

Santa Fe Plaza

July 28, 2019

68th Annual Traditional Spanish Market

8am - 4:30pm

Santa Fe Plaza

+ Event Details

July 28, 2019

68th Annual Traditional Spanish Market

Come to the historic Santa Fe Plaza where you will find Cleo and her work at Booth No. 63, located on San Francisco St.

8am - 4:30pm

Santa Fe Plaza

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Cleo Romero

Post Office Box 2913, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-2913

505-690-4673

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