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APRIL 28

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Several years ago, former Washingtonian folk-art collectors Chuck and Jan Rosenak up and moved to Santa Fe. As a former temporary New Mexican, I can attest that Santa Fe has a (nonfolk) artist problem the way D.C. has rat problem—there are more of them than there are people. Presumably the Rosenaks tired of the civic refusal to deal swiftly with the plague and took to the road. The result is a lavishly illustrated Abbeville paperback, Contemporary American Folk Art: A Collector’s Guide. The Rosenaks hop from state to state fingering the folk to watch (such as Georgia’s Alpha Andrews, whose Dream Castle is pictured) and letting you in on their hideouts. Of course, the appearance of such a volume is supported by a trend, so it’s no surprise that almost everybody seems to have a gallery affiliation—but I still didn’t see any coyotes. The Rosenaks are returning to D.C., not only because it’s a long way from the “Enchantment” state, but also to work on a filming for PBS and to sign their book from 2-4 p.m. at America. Oh Yes!, 2020 R St. NW. FREE. (202) 483-9644. (Glenn Dixon)