- Associated Press - Saturday, September 19, 2015

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Seven New Mexicans have been honored for their artistic excellence.

Gov. Susana Martinez handed out this year’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts during a ceremony Friday in Santa Fe.

The honorees included William Clark of Las Cruces for music, Catalina Delgado-Trunk of Albuquerque for her folk art paper designs, Vincent Figiola of Las Cruces for painting, Cochiti Pueblo’s Virgil Ortiz for ceramics and Irvin Trujillo of Chimayo for weaving.

Edgar Foster Daniels of Santa Fe and Eric Renner and Nancy Spencer of San Lorenzo were recognized as major contributors to the arts.

The governor says art is woven into New Mexico’s fabric and the artists honored this year represent the best the state has to offer. Martinez selected the artists from recommendations submitted by the New Mexico Arts Commission’s selection committee.

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