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No Mas! Alebrijes Collection

Alebrijes Collection at No Mas!

Alebrijes Studio of Jacobo y Maria Angeles The Alebrijes workshop of Jacobo y Maria Angeles has perfected the art known as Alebrijes, fantastical creatures carved of “copal” wood, over the last three decades. The artists combine the elements of nature, such as plants, flowers, and animals, acknowledging the Zapotec culture, with unbounded creativity and excellent color combinations. […]

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Saints & Angels ~ Santos Art Collection

The Santos “Santos” is a form of Mexican folk art that depicts religious figures, such as angels and saints, which originated with the Spanish influence.  From brilliantly painted, to carved, to embellished with “milagros”, each artist (santero or santera / male or female) instills his or her creativity in the interpretation.  No Mas! presents a collection of […]

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Timely Handbags Made from Books – Upcycled for Fashion Savvy Woman

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – Now for Fashion! These unusual handbags, made in Mexico from reused Mexican books, with titles en Español, have found a second life for fashion savvy women.  Truly “pocketbooks”!  Rescued from no longer wanted libraries, these unique upcycled book purses have become a fashion accessory with something to say.  The covers range from colorful to […]

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Pop Top Purses & Bags – Upcycling at Its Finest

Reduce, Reuse, Re- , uh, UPcycle! Upcycling in art and production has been around for decades — creative reuse of objects and materials, as opposed to recycling, which breaks down products into new materials.  Reaching new heights in fashion, the new Pop Top Purses & Bags, many of which also incorporate upcycled inner tubes, catch the […]

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Discovering Teotitlan del Valle Oaxacan Artisans + Culinary Traditions-Day 3

Day 3: San Pablo Villa de Mitla Mezcal is one reason to visit this town, but the archaeological ruins of the Zapotecs is another.  There were artisan stands selling local folk art, Mexican toys, embroidered blouses, and handwoven rugs from the neighboring towns of Teotitlan del Valle and Santa Ana Domingo.  We purchased some flutes, […]

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Dia de los Muertos, Mexico’s Day of the Dead

Dia de los Muertos, a Celebration of Life The Mexican culture views death as a natural part of life.  Loved ones who have passed are honored on Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead), their lives celebrated with dinners, picnics at the graveside, photos, marigold flowers (Flor de Muerto), candles, food offerings, and […]

No Mas! 20th Anniversary

No Mas! 20th Anniversary Celebration

No Mas! Celebrates 20th Year with Prizes and Giveaways for You No Mas! 20th Anniversary Celebration in August 2016 marks the 10th year of No Mas! Cantina Mexican Restaurant operating here in Castleberry Hill and 20 years of No Mas! Productions importing artisan crafted products from Mexico. We are proud of our roots in Castleberry Hill […]

Benito Nieto, silver & gemstones jewelry artist from Mexico

Jewelry Artist Benito Nieto of Mexico

“I love making new designs for No Mas!” – Benito Nieto How We Discovered Benito Nieto We didn’t expect to buy silver; we were just enjoying a Sunday afternoon on the beach in Puerto Vallarta. Among all the other beach vendors, one stood out. Abraham was selling his cousin’s handmade sterling silver bracelets. All were […]

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Discovering Oaxaca: San Martin Tilcajete Alebrijes + Authentic Mexican Food-Day 6

Day 6: San Martin Tilcajete Located about 25km South of Oaxaca and a stone throw from San Bartolo Coyotepec, this town is known for its Alebrijes: colorful, whimsical, hand painted wood animals.  After making the turn from the main highway, we proceeded down the main street lined with artisan shops, each with their own style and […]

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Cocucha Pottery of Mexico

An Exciting Trip Driving a rented Volkswagen Bug in the summer of 2000, we bounced our way around the circumference of lake Patzcuaro and headed west toward Ocumichu.  Along the way, we found the artist, Bulmaro, and the whole Alejos family in San José de Gracia, near Patamban.  They were working on making huge ceramic water vessels, called “Cocuchas”, when […]

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Continuing Exhibit: Paintings of Marco Razo for September Castleberry Hill 2nd Friday Art Stroll

  Escape Gallery (at No Mas! Hacienda & Cantina) hosts Marco Razo for the September 2015, Castleberry Hill 2nd Friday Art Stroll.  Additional work will be shown, and purchase is available.  An architect and painter, Marco Razo was born in Mexico City, studied Architecture at UNAM (University Autonomous of Mexico) and has a Masters (MFA) from Pratt […]

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Discovering Oaxaca Mexican Artisans + Culinary Traditions

Exploring Oaxaca Our most recent travels took us to the state of Oaxaca. Among its humble and then stately cityscape, Oaxaca has a cultural richness like no other. The generations of progress here, as in so many areas of the world, has not completely erased the traditional dress of the indigenous people. Culinary delights are […]

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Jacobo Angeles, Mexican Alebrijes Folk Artist, Visits Atlanta 3/27/15

The Art of Alebrijes Jacobo Angeles, Mexican Alebrijes Folk Artist, will visit No Mas! Hacienda and Cantina March 27, 2015. Jacobo and his wife Maria are world renowned master artisans from the small Oaxaca village of San Martin Tilcajete, located about 25km south of Oaxaca.  The village is known for its Alebrijes: colorful, whimsical, hand painted […]

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Jewelry Artist, Maria Belen, Featured for Castleberry Art Stroll

Maria Belen Nilson Featured in Castleberry Hill 2nd Friday Art Stroll, December 12 No Mas! Hacienda is featuring Sterling Silver Jewelry Artist, Maria Belen Nilson, from Taxco, Guerrero, Mexico, during the December 12th Castleberry Hill 2nd Friday Art Stroll. Discovering New Jewelry Artisans No Mas! discovered Maria Belen Nilson in 2010. Born in Argentina, she […]

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Handcrafted Nativity Sets from Mexico

‘Tis the Season …to discover these unique handcrafted nativity sets created by Mexican artisans.  The representation of the birth of Jesus was interpreted by folk artists we have found in Mexico. Nativity Scenes with a Unique Interpretation Whether you are looking for “Day of the Dead” nativity scenes, with Catrina type figures, or the even […]

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Mexican Artist Antonio “Shaman” Salas Villalvazo featured at No Mas! Hacienda

Antonio “Shaman” Salas Villalvazo – Artist to be featured during Castleberry Hill Art Stroll Friday, July 11 2014 at No Mas! Hacienda “The favorite” – local artist (Tribune) About the Artist Born in Michoacán, Mexico in 1966. Studied ten years for priesthood in the Mayor Seminary of Autlán Jalisco, México, where he finished his studies […]

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Jose Torres Original Sculptures at No Mas!

Jose Torres, both a sculptor and painter from Jalisco, Mexico, began his sculptures as cast bronze.  Later, he began experimenting with recreating the sculptures in ceramic with a faux bronze painted finish.  Incorporating his painting talents, Jose further developed the look of the figurative sculptures with abstract painted surfaces.  He continues to explore both surface […]

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The Best Gifts for Mother’s Day Are at No Mas!®

Best Mother’s Day Gifts Shop for great Mother’s Day gifts, too, right across the patio from No Mas! Cantina in our No Mas! Hacienda gallery showroom.  Brilliantly colored handblown glassware, sterling silver jewelry, decorative ceramic sculptures, and illuminated sun wall art are just a few of the unique gifts we have for your Mom – […]

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Holiday Trapp Candles at No Mas!

Holiday Trapp Candles Make Scents for Your Home This Season Special on Holiday Trapp Candles: Buy 4, Get the 5th Free at No Mas! – while supplies last! White Fir, Orange Clove, Holiday, Lemon Sugar Cookie, Hearth,Snowberry, & Winter Air. In our showroom. Reserve your Trapp Seasonal Scents Candles on our Deals site: http://deals.nomasatlanta.com/Holiday-Trapp-Seasonal-Scent-Candles-while-supplies-last-customer-pick-up-only_p_498.html

No Mas! handcrafted Catrinas by Mexican artist Erik Fuentes

Original Handcrafted Catrina Sculptures by Mexican Artist Erik Fuentes

Erik Fuentes’ Original Catrina Sculptures: Dia de los Muertos Art from Michoacan, Mexico A young Mexican artist with a great talent, Erik Fuentes, only in his early twenties, demonstrates great skill in the creation of these works of art, referred to generally as “Catrinas” (the male figures as “Catrines”).  Painstakingly sculpted in minute detail, the […]

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The Secrets of Making Custom Mexican Furniture

No Mas! Productions has made “custom” a cornerstone of our business that has been a key differentiator from other furniture stores who consider “custom work” as changing a color or fabric choice on a standard chair frame.  At No Mas!,  we consider Custom Furniture, Lighting and Accessories as an entirely new design—from scratch. We have […]

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Man Cave Renovation: From Basement to Tuscan Den

Basement Renovation – Tuscany Style The “Man Cave” has been a widely used term when referring to the transformation of the lost space under our houses into a den for the guys. These days seems like most of clan has fallen into the cave and this space has now become an extra comfortable living space […]

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Frida Kahlo Menu at No Mas! Cantina

Come enjoy the special Frida Kahlo menu at No Mas! Cantina in celebration of the largest Frida Kahlo exhibit in the U.S. at the High Museum in Atlanta. Be sure to check out more info about the Frida Kahlo exhibit at the High Museum and to see our own collection of Frida inspired gifts & […]

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Corporate Gifts Get Personal

When Robert Mondavi Winery and Turner needed a special gift, they turned to No Mas! With our vast array of handcrafted products made from Mexican artisans, we were able to meet their budget and wholesale quantities of individual products to them. Turner opted for a Copper Caldron that was stamped with the Turner name and filled […]