Whether through beauty or strong visual statements, cultural traditions or contemporary methods, art always connects the artist with the art lover. And the connections we make over art are cherished and remembered, often for generations. Come celebrate the spirit of Indian Market and see for yourself how art connects us, individually and collectively.
By collaborating with our artists to create a market-like atmosphere, our hope is to provide artists and art lovers the opportunity to reconnect and make new connections. The weekend will showcase the gallery’s Native American artists, select non-Native artists, guest artists, and leading experts in Native American art and jewelry. An artist celebration will be held at our Santa Fe location at 125 W. Palace Ave on Friday, August 14, 2020, from 3:30 – 6:00 pm. On Saturday, August 15 & Sunday, August 16, 2020, a market-like setting will be on display from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. A virtual market will be available on our website for those unable to attend in person.
Our Native American artists represent over a dozen different Native tribes, communities, and pueblos, including Crow, Northern Cheyenne, Navajo, Choctaw, and Taos Pueblo. Each artists’ individualized blend of traditional cultural influences and contemporary insights can be seen in their paintings, jewelry, pottery, basketry, and more. Many have learned their skills from fathers and mothers, grandfathers and grandmothers, reflecting generations of shared knowledge, expertise, and artistry. Festivals and ceremonies, traditions and beliefs, symbolism and storytelling are all interwoven, creating pieces that not only preserve time-honored lessons but also capture current lessons, connecting us to the past, the present and the future.
Native American artists Kevin Red Star, Ben Nighthorse, Ray Tracey, Shane Hendren, and more will be attending the artist reception and be available during the weekend to talk with art lovers and collectors. Non-Native gallery artists Star Liana York, Maura Allen, Thom Ross, Tony Stromberg, and many others are also joining us. Guest artists and leading experts in Native American weavings and art include jeweler Jesse Monongya of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Jackson Clark of Toh-Atin Gallery in Durango, Colorado.
“Indian Market has been a pivotal part of Santa Fe’s summers for almost a century. Although the customary outdoor market won’t be happening this year, we felt it was important to celebrate the spirit of the event and our artists agreed. This will be a great opportunity to re-establish connections, to talk with our artists and discuss their work, process, and artistry.”Shanan Campbell, owner of Sorrel Sky Gallery