1. Diego Isaias / Smithsonian Painter 

2. Xokomeel Association of Mayan Art

4. Chiya Art Gallery / Large Hall

 3.  Maya Tzutujil Gallery & Association

4. Chiya Art Gallery / Mayan traditional styles

More artist groups will be added as we catalog the work. Please contact us with any questions. 


These are some examples of the unique styles of  paintings available by over 100 different local artists in our town alone . Please contact us or click on the galleries to view the current work  available on display  in San Juan or on exhibition around the world

Although all the paintings photographed are unique and individual works of art, most paintings can be reproduced in different sizes and color themes. Please remember that these are all individually hand painted and no two can be identical. Contact us with your requirements.


The Artists of  San Juan la Laguna on Lake Atitlan, are known in Guatemala as some of the finest painters and artists in Central America.

With local art work hanging in the Smithsonian, and galleries around the world the the San Juan Cooperative is proud and privileged to present our artist community as individual groups who work together fusing ancient Mayan arts with modern styles and techniques.

The imagination and creativity of the local artists cradled in the caldera of an ancient volcano exposes their natural expressionism bursting with color and life.

These artists create paints made from ancient Mayan recipes passed down through the ages to create their natural dyes and pigments. 

The unique composition for their vibrant colors come from secret ingredients extracted from seeds, flowers, plants, roots, bark and ground jade   

The canvasses upon which they paint are hand woven by the women in the town from raw cotton and silk blends grown locally and specifically chosen to create the texture and vitality of the artists imagination.  

The town of San Juan la Laguna  is  located on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.  



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