In 1972, the Roswell Museum and Art Center established the Invitational Exhibition to showcase contemporary art in the region. 2013 marks the thirtieth anniversary of the exhibition and features five pre-eminent New Mexico artists. Titled Vision, the exhibition celebrates the rich traditions of art, craft, design, and folk art.
Frederico Vigil is a painter that practices the art of buon fresco (true fresco). Over the last twenty-eight years, Vigil has created eleven frescos in public and ecclesiastical buildings. His celebrated masterwork is the fresco Mundos de mestizaje at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque.
Catalina Delgado-Trunk is a master of the papel picado tradition. Her beautifully composed cut paper images are frequently symbolic images of Mesoamérica celebrating the cycles of life. She has conducted workshops across the United States honoring the Mexican folk tradition of papel picado.
The innovative tinwork of Kevin Burgess de Chávez and Drew Coduti is an exploration of traditional and contemporary New Mexican art forms. The tin and metal work that they create can be utilitarian, decorative, and sculptural. Their study of the history of tinwork from around the world has provided a resource for their unique designs.
Damian Velásquez opened his furniture studio in 1990. His journey as a self-taught designer and craftsman evolved as he became interested in new materials and processes to realize his vision. His handcrafted furniture involves metalworking, woodworking, and innovative ergonomic design. Velásquez has received many awards and honors and currently serves as a board member of the American Craft Council.