ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Redding left the job about a month ago and a replacement has been hired
Bud Redding has resigned after serving as the director of the Santa Fe Spanish Market for 19 years.
Redding left about a month ago, Spanish Colonial Arts Society Director Donna Pedace said Wednesday. The society runs both the market and the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art at Camino Lejo on Museum Hill.
Redding was unavailable for comment.
Redding began working at the market as a volunteer, which grew first into a part-time and then a full-time job about 15 years ago, Pedace said.
“He was the very first employee; we don’t even have any personnel records” dating back that far, she added.
“His relationships with the artists were wonderful,” Pedace continued. “He knew parents and grandparents and children. It’s a huge loss to the organization. He will be greatly missed.”
Pedace has hired Maggie Magalnick as Redding’s replacement. Magalnick worked at St. John’s College for 12 years, where she conducted community outreach, ran the school’s Music on the Hill program and the college’s Spanish Market event for 10 years.
“She does know very many of the artists,” Pedace said. “It was one of our artists that brought her to my attention.”
Pedace said she expects no sweeping changes in light of Redding’s departure.
“As with all organizations when there are personnel changes, you look at things with new eyes,” she continued. “There is nothing specific planned. But there is always change with personnel change.”