Native Peoples — July/August
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Russtall Chief (Osage)

FOCUS: SANTA FE

SOME NATIVE GALLERY SHOWS TO SAMPLE THIS AUGUST

Each year during Santa Fe Indian Market, thousands of artists and collectors bustle through the winding streets of Santa Fe, flowing like rivers through the adobe canyons of the warm Santa Fe artscape. Many are looking for something specific. Others just want something innovative: for example, what would a Picasso painting look like if the renowned Cubist were a Pawnee/Red Lake Chippewa artist? We'll tell you.

GALLERIES ARE LOCATED IN SANTA FE UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

The Allan Houser Gallery & The Allan Houser Studio and Sculpture Garden

125 Lincoln Ave., Suite I 12
505/982-4705 (Gallery)
505/471-1528 (Studio and Sculpture Garden)
www.allanhouser.com

The Allan Houser Gallery in Santa Fe pays tribute to the late Chiricahua Apache artist Allan Houser (1914-1994) who, during his prolific career; created a renaissance in American stone-carving. Allan Houser: Works in Stone opens on Friday, Aug. 17, with an opening reception 5-8 p.m. at the gallery,

Located 30 minutes south of Santa Fe, the Allan Houser Studio and Sculpture Garden features a 10- acre sculpture garden with 80 outdoor works and an indoor gallery with hundreds of sculptures, drawings and paintings. In celebration of Anna Marie Gallegos Houser's 100th birthday, an honoring reception will be held at the visitors center on Sunday, Aug. 19, 1-3 p. m. Free open houses will be held on Saturday, Aug. 18, and Sunday, Aug. 19, 10 am—4 p.m.

Beals & Abbate Fine Art

713 Canyon Road
505/438-8881
www.bealsandabbate.com

With its adobe bull-nosed walls and sandblasted vigas, Beals & Abbate Fine Art represents artists both Native, like totem sculptor/geometric painter Doug Coffin (Potawatomi/Creek), and not The featured exhibition during Indian Market will be Treasures of Native America, including works by Upton Ethelbah (Santa Clara Pueblo/White Mountain Apache) and Raymond Nordwall (Pawnee/Red Lake Chippewa). Ethelbah exhibits his newest virtuosic sculpture works of human forms in marble, alabaster and limestone, as well as limited-edition bronzes.

This year, look for more of an angular element in Nordwall's colorful figurative paintings, including Natives on horseback splashing through water With their hints of Cubism, Nordwall's paintings may answer the question, "What if Picasso were a Pawnee?" The exhibition opens Aug, 14 and runs through Aug. 27, with an opening reception Friday, Aug. 17,5-8 p. m. Also enjoy a book-signing of Contemporary Native American Artists on Friday, Aug. 17,5-6 p.m., with Ethelbah and the author; photographer and publisher

Also, the gallery is organizing a contemporary Native public art project, The Hour Has Arrived, in cooperation with SWAIA, Artisan Santa Fe and Hilton Santa Fe.The project features public installations in downtown Santa Fe Aug. 13-19 and at the Hilton by Hoka Skenadore (Oneida/Oglala Lakota/Luiseno), Yatika Starr Fields (Cherokee/Creek/Osage), Rose Simpson (Santa Clara Pueblo), Watermelon7 (Isleta Pueblo) and others.

Blue Rain Gallery

130 Lincoln Ave., Suite C
505/954-9902
www.blueraingallery.com

One of Santa Fe's premier galleries presents a rolling schedule of openings and artist receptions during Indian Market week. Here's the lineup:

Thursday, Aug. 16,5-8 p.m.: New jewelry by Mari Samora (Taos Pueblo); pottery by Jody Naranjo (Santa Clara Pueblo), Al Qoyawayma (Hopi) and Lisa Holt and Harlan Reano (Cochiti/ Santo Domingo pueblos); and paintings by David Bradley (Chippewa), Mateo Romero (Cochiti Pueblo) and Hyrum Joe (Navajo).

Friday, Aug. 17,8-9:45 a.m.: Preview and sale at 10 a.m. of pottery by Tammy Garcia (Santa Clara Pueblo) and Richard Zane Smith (Wyandotte). I I a,m.-4 p.m.: Glass-blowing demonstration by Preston Singletary (Tlingit) and bronze patina demonstration by Bronzesmith Fine Art Foundry of Prescott Valley, AZ. 5-8 p.m.: Paintings by Tony Abeyta (Navajo), jewelry by Larry Vasquez (Aztec/Apache) and glass sculptures by Preston Singletary (Tlingit).

Saturday, Aug. 18, I I a.m.-4 p.m.: Glass-blowing demonstration by Preston Singletary (Tlingit) and bronze patina demonstration by Bronzesmith Fine Art Foundry of Prescott Val ley, AZ,

Case Trading Post

704 Camino Lejo (inside the Wheelwright Museum
of the American Indian)
505/982-4636, ext. I 10
www.wheelwright.org/casetradingpost

You'll think you've dropped into a traditional trading post on the Navajo Reservation in this excellent small shop downstairs in the WheelwrightThey have a select assortment of handmade arts and crafts in many media, as well as a good selection of books, Cds and other manufactured goods. During Indian Market week, also enjoy the following reception and sale events:

Thursday, Aug. 16, 10 a.m.: Potter Calvin Analla (Laguna Pueblo). I p.m.: Native writer/artist Ricardo Cate (Santo Domingo Pueblo) of the comic strip "Without Reservations." 2 p.m.: Jewelry by Denise Wallace (Chugach Aleut).

On Friday, Aug. 17,8:30-1 I a.m., check out a group display of chic jewelry created for this event, and artist demonstrations in an outdoor tent featuring jewelers, basket weavers, kachina carvers, potters, sculptors and painters.

Gerald Peters Gallery

101 I Paseo de Peralta
505/954-5700
www.gpgallery.com

A preeminent dealer of American art from the 19th and 20th centuries with special emphasis on classic Western art, paintings of the Taos Society of Artists, the Santa Fe Art Colony, and American modernists, Gerald Peters Gallery showcases museum-quality work, It is mounting a show for Darren Vigil Gray (|icarilla Apache) opening Aug. 17 and continuing through October 6. Gray will be exhibiting Expressionist landscapes, figurative pieces and contemporary abstract works.

Houshang's Gallery

50 San Francisco St.
505/988-3322
www.houshangart.com

Houshang's is planning receptions for Friday, Aug. 17, 4-8 p.m., and Saturday, Aug, 18,2-7 p.m., for shows featuring the work of Southwest sculptor Fredrick Prescott, contemporary artist JD Miller and a group collection of Native American works by Kevin Red Star (Crow), Malcolm Furlow (Choctaw) and Tony Abeyta (Navajo),

Keshi:The Zuni Connection

227 Don Gaspar
505/989-8728
www.keshi.com

Established in 1981, Keshi presents one of the largest collections of Zuni fetishes in the world. On Saturday, Aug. 18, I —4 p.m., there is a show for Zuni fetish carvers of the Quandelacy family. On Sunday, Aug. 19, I I a.m,-2 p.m., the gallery features Zuni fetish carvers Melvin and Orin Eriacho.

King Galleries and Faust Gallery

La Fonda Hotel, downstairs; access via The Indian Shop
100 E. San Francisco St.
480/200-4290
www.kinggalleries.com

The Scottsdale-based King and Faust galleries come to the City Different for Classic to Contemporary, Aug, 13-19. Exceptional Native jewelry and pottery will include historic signed work by Charles Loloma, Maria Martinez,Tony Da, Margaret Tafoya and Lucy Lewis, and contemporary work by Chris Youngblood, Jason Garcia, Jarrod Da, Grace Medicine Flower; Sonwai, Ric Charlie, Carl Clark and more,

Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery

602A Canyon Road
505/820-7451
www.medicinemangallery.com

Turquoise and silver lovers will delight in the dazzling array of high-quality Navajo, Zuni and other Pueblo jewelry from the late 19th to mid-20th centuries found in the show and sale A Celebration of Old Pawn Jewelry, Aug. 3-Sept. 6.The gallery also hosts the exhibition Maria Martinez & Family, focused on incredible pottery works, Aug. I O-Sept. 13, and a show of fantastic new paintings of Shonto Begay (Navajo) Aug, 17-20, with an opening on Aug. 17, 2-4 p.m., with the artist present. Also drop by for a mystery book signing of Paint By Numbers on Aug, 16 at 5 p.m.

Michael Smith Gallery

526 Canyon Road
505/995-1013
www.michaelsmithgallery.com

Located in a several-centuries-old adobe, this space exudes Santa Fe charm that is nicely complemented by the historic works found here and top-notch contemporary arts.The gallery has an outstanding selection of antique Navajo and Pueblo textiles, and one of the world's best collections of the amazingly detailed basketry of the Wounaan people of Panama. Also look here for excellent beadwork, historic and contemporary Southwestern pottery, historic Southwest jewelry, moccasins, rattles and other material goods.

Museum of Contemporary Native Arts Store & Lloyd Kiva New Gallery

108 Cathedral Place
505/983-8900, ext. 5912
www.iaia.edu/museum/store

This gem is tucked inside the outstanding museum of the Institute of American Indian Arts and carries a wide range of works produced by the school's acclaimed students and graduates, as well as art by other Native artists nationwide. It also stocks an excellent selection of Native-themed books, Cds and other goods. During Indian Market week, it will host a series of special events:

Thursday, Aug. 16,5-7 p.m.: Cannon Pops at MoCNA: Pai-Doung-U-Day, an exhibition and sale of works by the late Kiowa/Caddo artistTC. Cannon (through Sept 17). Saturday, Aug. 18, 3-4 p.m.: A book-signing of T.C. Cannon: He Stood in the Sun, by Joan Frederick, and My Determined Eye: Writings of T.C. Cannon, edited by Joyce Cannon Yi,

Native American Collections

303/321-1071
www.nativepots.com

This Denver-based fine-arts business is organizing a special studio visit and reception, including a traditional Pueblo-style feast and dancers, in the studio of Russell Sanchez in the Pueblo of San lldefonso on Friday, Aug. 17, noon-5 p.m.The featured potter will be Sanchez, but works by many other potters will be on view and for sale, including Jody Naranjo, Jennifer Moquino and Nancy Youngblood. Also on preview display will be the collaborative work that the latter three artists and Sanchez created for the SWAIA Gala auction on Saturday night, Aug. 18, and paintings by Jerrod Da. Call for directions or consult the ad in this issue.

Niman Fine Art

125 Lincoln Ave.
505/988-5091
www.namingha.com

The Indian Market show opens Aug. 17,5:30-7:30 p. m., with new works by renowned abstract painter/ sculptor Dan Namingha (Tewa/Hopi), sculptor Arlo Namingha (Tewa/Hopi), and conceptual artist Michael Namingha (Tewa/Hopi).

Pablo Milan Gallery

209 Galisteo St. 505/820-1285 www.thepablomilangallery.com

This gallery focuses on the acrylic blend paintings of fifth-generation New Mexican Pablo Antonio Milan. His favorite subject matter is contemporary, highly abstracted scenes of Southwestern life, including Native American horsemen, dancers and warriors, He will be hosting a reception on Friday, Aug. 17,5-8 p.m., with all new works, as well as paintings by Denny Champlin and Don Brewer Wakpa (Lakota), whose contemporary works contain elements of his traditional culture,The artists will be present all weekend.

Poeh Cultural Center

78 Cities of Gold Road
505/455-3334
www.poehcenter.com

Pojoaque Pueblo established the nonprofit Poeh Center in 1988 as a vehicle for Pueblo artistic expression and both Native American and public education. It is located about 15 minutes outside of Santa Fe on U.S. 285/84. Poeh's annual Art Market Opening Reception will be held on Thursday, Aug. 16, 5-8 p.m., with artist demonstrations on Friday and Saturday. Its permanent exhibition Nah Poeh Meng (in Tewa,"The Continuous Path") conveys the Pueblo peoples' view of their history through the work of numerous Pueblo master artists.

River Trading Post

610-B Canyon Road
505/982-2805
www.rivertradingpost.com

RiverTrading Post in Santa Fe is hosting its seventh annual Arts of Native America Show and Sale Aug, 16-18. It kicks off on Thursday, 4-8 p.m., with an artists' reception including sculptor Cliff Fragua (Jemez Pueblo), apparel designerYolanda Yazzie (Navajo), sculptor Caroline Carpio (Isleta Pueblo), Katsina carver Augustine Mowa (Hopi), sculptor Mark Fischer (Oneida), potter Pahponee (Kickapoo/Potawatomi), hatmaker Melissa Lewis- Barnes (Navajo), and jewelers Edward Charlie (Navajo), Harold Stevens (Navajo) and Jeremy and Eileen Rosetta (Santo Domingo Pueblo). Native foods, beverages, live drumming and dancers will also be presentThe same program will repeat on Friday, I I a.m-6 p.m.

Roxanne Swentzell'sTower Gallery

78 Cities of Gold Road
505/455-3037
www.roxanneswentzell.net

Housed in a remarkable round multistory adobe structure at the Poeh Center in Pojoaque Pueblo, this gallery focuses on sculptor Roxanne Swentzell (Santa Clara Pueblo), a major figure in contemporary Native arts (see cover; Jan/Feb. 2003 issue), Enjoy works in clay, bronze and glass ranging from figurines to monumental scale, from masks to wall installations and busts, that convey deep insights of the human condition.

Shiprock Santa Fe

53 Old Santa Fe Trail, 2nd Floor
505/982-8478
www.shiprocksantafe.com

Inspired by the Navajo legend of Shiprock, a sacred volcanic rock formation believed to have once been a great winged bird that carried the Navajo peoples to northwestern New Mexico, Shiprock Santa Fe offers historical and contemporary Native American art with modern midcentury furnishings. For more than 20 years, fifth-generation art dealer Jed Foutz, who was raised on the Navajo Nation in a prominent family of Indian art traders, has refined his singular vision into Shiprock Santa Fe's collection of Native historic and contemporary textiles, jewelry, pottery, sculpture, basketry, folk art and fine art. This year during Indian Market, Shiprock emphasizes historical materials from throughout the Southwest in its collection, An opening reception will be held on Saturday, Aug. I 1,5-7 p.m. Also in the works: Shiprock's Seventh Annual Santa Fe Lecture Series on Native art and culture.

Steve Elmore Indian Art

839 Paseo de Peralta, Suite M
505/995-9677
www.elmoreindianart.com

Antique Native American art is the specialty here, including historic Pueblo pottery, antique Navajo and Pueblo jewelry, antique Navajo and Pueblo textiles, early Hopi Katsina dolls and early Hopi basketry.

Waxlander Art Gallery & Sculpture Garden

622 Canyon Road
505/984-2202
www.waxlander.com

Situated in a historic adobe with one of Canyon Road's prettiest sculpture gardens, Waxlander Gallery mounts its fifth annual one-man show for Oneida painter Bruce King Aug. 14-27, with an artist reception Aug. 17,5-7 p.m. King specializes in Impressionist portrayals of Indian warriors riding on horseback amidst a colorful wash of landscape.

William Siegal Gallery

540 S. Guadalupe St.
505/820-3300
www.williamsiegal.com

This spacious gallery in the Railyard District showcases ancient pre-Columbian textiles and sculpture, along with contemporary painting, sculpture and photography. From July 27 to Aug. 25, the gallery mounts a show for conceptual artist Judy Tuwaletstiwa consisting of wall pieces and installations with grids of biological cataloging that chronicle intimate interactions with sheep, crows and bats.The artist is married to a Hopi man and has spent years on the Hopi Reservation.

Zane Bennett Contemporary Art

435 S. Guadalupe
505/982-8111
www.zanebennettgallery.com

Located in the Railyard District, this gallery, with its sky-lighted two-story central atrium, is mounting a show for contemporary jewelers Gail Bird (Laguna Pueblo/Santo Domingo Pueblo) and Yazzie Johnson (Navajo) from Aug, 16 to Sept, 27, with an opening reception Aug, 16,5-7 p.m. Known for their thematic belts, as well as necklaces and earrings, the duo often works in gold and silver with pearls, garnets, moonstones and amethysts.

Russ Tall Chief (Osage) is the art galleries editor for Native Peoples, an art writer for Slice Magazine in Oklahoma City, and an exhibition content writer for the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum.

JEWELRY APPAREL & GIFT SHOPS

Artisan

2601 Cerrillos Road
505/954-4179
www.artisan-santafe.com

With three stores in New Mexico (Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Taos), this leading art-supply store stocks acrylic paints, brushes, canvas, linen, easels, frames, mat cutters, oils, palette knives, portfolios, stretcher bars, watercolors and more.

Fairchild & Co. Jewelers

I I0W.San Francisco St.
505/984-1419
www.fairchildjewelers.com

With more than 30 years in business and an on-site studio, Fairchild & Company specializes in contemporary jewelry incorporating colored gemstones, ancient coins, cognac diamonds from Australia, white diamonds, inlaid jewelry and wedding bands.

The Golden Eye

I 15 Don GasparAve.
505/984-0040,800/784-0038
www.goldeneyesantafe.com

For more than 25 years, this fine shop has presented a wide selection of handcrafted jewelry, including novel wedding bands, chains and pendants, as well as rings, necklaces, earrings and coin jewelry,They also represent the stunning jewelry of Robin Waynee (Chippewa; see p. 26).

Maverick's of Santa Fe

80 E. San Francisco St.
505/995-8484
Web: see Facebook

Boho cowgirl chic is the style at Maverick's on the Santa Fe Plaza, where you'll find posh Southwestern jewelry, jackets, tops, skirts and purses by trendsetting designers like Double D Ranch,Tasha Polizzi and Coreen Cordova.

Rippel and Company

I I I Old Santa Fe Trail
505/986-91 15
www.johnrippel.com

Master silversmith John Rippel and a select group of other artists offer jewelry, belt buckles, and Storywheels ™ made of silver gold, gemstones, turquoise, crocodile, stingray and other exotic leathers.

Rocki Gorman

I 19 Old Santa Fe Trail (at La Fonda Hotel)
505/983-7833
www.rockigorman.com

Rocki Gorman is internationally known for her bold jewelry handcrafted in the Southwest by Native artisans using sterling silver and the finest semi-precious stones, Aug. 16-19, receptions and trunk shows for jewelry and one-of-a-kind clothing.

Shalako Indian Store

66 E. San Francisco St., #5
505/983-8018
www.shalakoindianstore.com

This shop carries a wide assortment of classic and contemporary jewelry, with a focus on old pawn jewelry. Old pawn pieces include squash blossoms, concha belts, necklaces, rings, belts and buckles, earrings and bolo ties, matched by a good selection of contemporary jewelry. In addition, owners Frank and Marcia Kahlbau carry storytellers, stone fetishes, sculpture and work in other media.The gallery will host a wine-and-cheese reception on Friday, Aug. 17, 5-8 p.m., with live flute music.

Things Finer

100 E. San Francisco St. (inside La Fonda Hotel)
505/983-5552
www.thingsflner.com

A trusted source for fine antique and contemporary jewelry for 25 years,Things Finer presents antique and estate jewelry, contemporary jewelry, antique silver; crystal, china and custom jewelry design.

Tom Taylor Buckles

108 E. San Francisco St.
505/984-2231,800/303-9733

Look no further for the finest in belt buckles, many in gold and sterling silver; matched with an assortment of fine leathers, plus bolos and other works. Artists include Pat and Chris Pruitt (Laguna Pueblo) and Gabriel Good Buffalo (Lakota); the latter specializes in beaded belts.You can also come in and place custom orders with owners Philip and Kim Spiers.They are hosting an invitation-only reception on Thursday, Aug. 16,6-9 p.m.To be invited, "like" them on their Facebook page.The business was founded in 1986.

Turquoise Village

I 184 New Mexico 53
Zuni, NM 87327
505/782-4892

Situated a three-hour drive southwest of Santa Fe in Zuni Pueblo,Turquoise Village deals directly with Zuni, Hopi and Navajo artists to stock a selection of baskets, bracelets, buckles, Katsinas, key rings, fetishes and necklaces.

Waddell Trading Company

Hotel Chimayo
125 Washington Ave.
480/755-8080
www.waddelltradingco.com

This Scottsdale-based business is hosting a Santa Fe Indian Market show at Hotel Chimayo de Santa Fe in the courtyard Aug. 14—19 with new and vintage jewelry including bolos, bracelets, buckles, concho belts and earrings by such noted jewelers as Charles Loloma and Lee Yazzie. —With contributions by Wolf Schneider and Daniel Gibson
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