Guest Curators

We would like to welcome our Guest Curator Mariah Chase!

Mariah & Glass

As well as being the curator, photographer and webmaster for the Gallery of Folklore & Popular culture, I am also a Lecturer of Art History. I have been teaching at most of the local colleges and universities, including the University of Texas El Paso, for 5 years. My Masters thesis was on the simulacra of the 1950s housewife. I have a passion for popular culture as my collection reflects. I hope you enjoy the artifacts that I have chosen to highlight.

Please watch the Yodeling Pickle in action!

If you are a folklorist or a collector of folklore/popular culture artifacts, please consider becoming a Guest Curator. Your objects will be highlighted here on a rotating basis.

All we ask is that the objects be yours, you have a photograph of the objects, and all or most of the information about the object (see the guidelines below, for more details).

Guest Curator Guidelines:

1. Artifacts must fall within the subject of our website (folklore, folk art, popular culture, etc.

2. Artifacts must be a part of your own personal collection.

3. Submissions must be limited to no more than five artifacts.

4. Submissions must contain a photograph of the artifact, as well as the title, purpose, country of origin, culture , materials, and dimensions of the artifact.

5. We also would like your photograph and a brief biography to accompany the collection.

Please contact, and write Guest Curator in the subject line for further information or with any questions. We cannot wait to highlight your collection!