Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Nash Candelaria dies on January 5, 2016 in Santa Fe, New Mexico


 
Nash Candelaria was a great man. He died on January 5, 2016. He was born to Ignacio Nuanes Candelaria & Flora Rivera, who were both native Nuevo Mexicanos with deep roots in the state’s Spanish Colonial, and Mexican & Territorial periods. His only sibling, Lillian Flora Candelaria, preceded him in death, in May 2009.

I am privledged to have known Nash since I was 17 years old – he was my second cousin, mentor and friend. My sister Pearl Louise (1962-1999) and I met Nash and his wife Doranne at his residence in Palo Alto, California. He was a great influence on me in my writing, research and quest for knowledge of my family history. Furthermore, he was influential in his patience, kindness, generosity, positive attitude, and open-mindedness. I’ll always treasure his simple, encouraging words to me: “Keep on keeping on.”

His biography on amazon.com reads “Nash Candelaria is a descendant of one of the pioneer families that founded Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1706. He is the author of several important works of Chicano literature including “Not by the Sword,” an American Book Award Winner, and “Memories of the Alhambra,” one of the seminal novels of Chicano literature.”  Nash’s contribution to literature, family history research, and social change can’t be emphasized enough – while he was a very modest gentleman about his accomplishments, he is deserving of much praise. I am glad that I was able to honor him in my second book “Por constancia/So that it may be validated: Family History in the Río Abajo.” (Río Grande Books, 2014)


For more information about Nash Candelaria, please read his obituary, and see his catalog of work at amazon.com.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

La Virgen de Guadalupe

Danzantes celebrate día de la Virgen de Guadalupe in South Broadway district in Alburquerque, New Mexico.

Rosemary Gallegos Armijo in front of the murals at St. Francis Xavier Church in South Broadway. The mural depicts the annual Procesión de la Virgen de Guadalupe throughout the neighborhoods in South Broadway, celebrated since the 1930s.



Monday, September 28, 2015



June 11, 2015

For Immediate Release                                                                    

Contact: Kent Watson, Executive Director                                                        
Phone: (503) 901-9865
Email: kent@pubwest.org                                                                              

PubWest Announces 2015 Book Design Award Winners
 Category: Historical/Biographical Book
Family History in the Rio Abajo by Andrés Armijo — Rio Grande Books (Bronze); Production Manager: Paul Rhetts; Designer: Paul Rhetts; Printer: Thomson-Shore

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Andrés Armijo received the Historical Society of New Mexico "Fabiola Cabeza de Baca" Award, 2015 at the New Mexico History Conference annual award dinner for his book "Por constancia/So that it may be validated: Family History in the Río Abajo (Albuquerque: Río Grande Books, 2015).

Additional 2015 honorees included Malcolm Ebright, Rick Hendricks, Richard W. Hughes, Nasario García, Cipriano Federico Vigil, David L. Caffey, Max Evans, Ann Carson, Michael Stevenson, Mo Palmer and Sam White.