San Juan County Museum Association

Board Meetings

4th Tuesday of Each Month, 5:30pm​

​Salmon Ruins Museum

2018 Dates:

December 13, 2017
January 24
​February 27

March 27
​April 24

May 22
June 26​​7
July 24
August 28
September 25
October 23

​November - To Be Announced  (Annual Dinner & Election of Officers) 

December - To Be Announced


THE POTTERY OF

MATA ORTIZ

​INFLUENCE OF THE CASAS GRANDES REGION ON
MATA ORTIZ

​View the Exhibit Today

​in the G. Alton James Gallery!



​Learn How Pottery Construction of an Ancient Culture Influences the Work of Master Potters Today in the Village of Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua, Mexico.  All Courtesty the Vision, Ceramic Arts, and Generosity of Mata Ortiz' own Internationally Known Artist,

Juan Quezada.


Upcoming Events




​​​​​Salmon Ruins Museum 

Events

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Salmon Ruins and the San Juan County Museum Association are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.






Mata Ortiz artist

Oralia Lόpez

at

Salmon Ruins


JULY 25, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.


Oralia has set the standard for finely executed geometric designs for Mata Ortiz pottery.   Her work is shown in the finest galleries and museums of the Southwest.   She will be demonstrating the intricate technique used to paint Mata Ortiz pottery and will have a wonderful selection of work by many other fine Mata Ortiz artists for purchase at reasonable prices.   Mata Ortiz pottery is internationally known for its elegant forms, precision designs, and beautiful colors.  Many Mata Ortiz potters have incorporated designs from ancient Casas Grandes pots or from local petroglyphs into their work.  Mata Ortiz ceramics grace thousands of private collections in Japan, Europe, Latin America, the U.S., and Canada. 


Journey Into the Past 
Year-round professionally guided tours

CHACO CANYON

NAVAJO DEFENSIVE SITES (DINETAH)

BISTI WILDERNESS

ARCHES AND ARCHAEOLOGY

CUSTOM TOURS


PLAN EARLY - AVAILABLE DATES ARE
FILLING FAST!!


Click on the TOURS tab above

for more information.



SALMON RUINS'

​Annual

Arts and ​Crafts Fair


Saturday December 1, 2018


December  2018 brings our 30th Annual ​Fair!

​Up to 96 Vendors offer their handmade items while your $1 admission benefits educational initiatives at Salmon Ruins -  and provides you a drawing ticket for
​Door Prizes!

9am - 5pm, ​McGee Park

(Behind SunRay Park & Casino)

Farmington, New Mexico


IT'S REUNION TIME!

​SALMON-PUERCO

​PROJECTS REUNION

​BASTILLE DAY WEEKEND, 2018

Friday Night Meet & Greet

​Saturday Tour, Dinner, and Presentations

​Sunday Brunch & Farewells

​Contact Larry to RSVP
or if you have Questions

​505-632-2013   sreducation@sisna.com


Now Available for Viewing


from above

​images from a storied land


Photographs by

​ADRIEL HEISEY



Developed by

The Albuquerque Museum,
Albuquerque

and

Archaeology Southwest,
​Tucson

(formerly Center for Desert Archaeology)



NEW, FUN PICTURES OF

SALMON RUINS

BY PHOTOGRAPHER RON HUNT

​See Ron's Light Painting...

Click the MEDIA tab!