Memorial Day weekend brings Native Treasures, an invitational show presenting the best of Native American art to the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. The art on display here runs, in the words of the promoters, “from classic to contemporary, from emerging to established.”
Here’s a photo album of out visit,
Lots of folks showed up to browse and buy.
Navajo (Dine) painter and jeweler, Tony Abeyta was the winner of the 2012 Living Treasure Award.
Toadlena Trading Post from Newcome, NM , between Gallop and Shiprock, brought Diné (Navajo) weavers who demonstrated the art of carding and weaving.
Comanche photographer Walter BigBee uses innovative photography techniques including transfer of digital images to silver paper.
Noted Santa Fe sculptor and artist Estella Loretto and and German sculpture Moniks Kaden are longstanding friends.
We always enjoy visiting with our friend Sheridan McKnight, jeweler and renowned ledger artist.
Billie was drawn to Hopi artist Spenser Nutima’s hand-carved Kachinas (Katsinas).
Choctaw, Cherokee artist, Jerry Ingram, has an upcoming show at the Poeh Cultural Center, in Pojoaque north of Santa Fe.
Santa Clara/White Mountain Apache carver, Upton Ethelbah displayed his works at the show.
This highly decorated drum, created byWillian Rogers of Red House Art. was intriguing
If you missed Native Treasures this year, it will be back same time next year. It’s now a Santa Fe tradition.