Tuesday, February 6, 2018 9:31 AM
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Thursday, December 14, 2017 6:50 PM
Thursday, November 9, 2017 6:31 PM
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 8:47 AM
We met Peter Ray James nearly thirty years ago. Not only is he an incredibly talented artist, he is an amazing human being, always reaching out to help other people.
We had our first show in the gallery for this Navajo artist back in 1990. He is a graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe and also attended the Parson School of Design in New York. At the time, he painted large, colorful canvas paintings that dominated a space. He was a successful artist at Indian Market and the Heard Museum show. Peter had the world in front of him.Read More
Monday, October 23, 2017 5:58 PM
Thursday, September 28, 2017 2:03 PM
Friday, September 8, 2017 5:24 PM
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 11:03 PM
Monday, August 14, 2017 10:12 AM
Friday, August 11, 2017 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 10, 2017 11:11 AM
Friday, June 30, 2017 2:02 PM
Friday, June 30, 2017 12:40 PM
Saturday, June 3, 2017 2:03 PM
Thursday, June 1, 2017 8:48 PM
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 10:51 AM
We have, over the years, put together a great collection of Maria's work. She was an icon and a role model for so many Pueblo potters. Anyone who is a serious, or even casual pottery collector, should have one of Maria's pieces. She was a gentle, talented woman who was happy to share her work with the world. She did not have a particularly happy life. She lost her husband early on, her son died at a young age and her grandson, Tony Da, probably the most talented potter in the family, had a motorcycle accident that seriously affected him, ending his pottery career. He died soon after that.Read More
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 8:30 AM
If you want a really nice piece of his work, this is your opportunity. I promise it will be one of those paintings that will captivate and continue to grow on you! It was painted in 2016 and is titled "Windmill". It measures 16" by 20" and we want to offer it to you for $1800.Read More
Monday, May 8, 2017 10:14 AM
Friday, April 14, 2017 4:16 PM
Coming April 21 and 22, The Annual Navajo Rug Silent Auction and Sale In Oklahoma City
In addition to over 100 quality, authentic weavings in all price ranges and from all of the major weaving areas on the Navajo Reservation, we will have a day of activities.
Friday the display opens from 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm. And on Saturday, the hours are from 10 am until 5 pm.Read More
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 4:23 PM
During the late 1960's and early 1970's, Indian jewelry was incredibly popular. Turquoise and silver jewelry was being turned out by shops in Albuquerque, Gallup, Farmington, Flagstaff and other "border" towns in massive quantities.
Artists who worked on their own on the reservation were working full time. Anyone who needed employment on the reservation could turn to jewelry making. There was an economic upside in all of this, for sure, and it was also great to see these beautiful creations being worn by people all over the country.Read More
Monday, February 27, 2017 12:29 PM
Hopi jewelry, where one piece of silver has a pattern cut out of it and is then inlaid on top of a second piece, was really popular. This overlay style was picked up by some Navajo artists, like Yazzie, but he was the best at it.
Unlike the Hopi overlay artists, he did not stamp or engrave the bottom sheet of silver, but rather just oxidized it to create the contrast between the top and bottom sheets.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 6:58 PM
Friday, January 27, 2017 4:49 PM
John Moser was a man who knew at an early age that he wanted to be either an Indian or a cowboy. He was born in St. Louis in 1924 to an educated family. But John didn’t like school and preferred to hang out with the various Indian tribes then clustered in St. Louis, sometimes returning home dressed in feathers and skins, sometimes inviting his new friends to the dinner table—much to his mother’s dismay.Read More
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 7:43 PM
The process of creating Santa Clara, or any other traditional Pueblo pottery, is exacting and challenging. From locating the clay source, digging it out of the ground, cleaning it, creating the pot by hand using the coil method, carving or painting designs on the pot, polishing it and then firing it under a pile of Pinon or sheep manure, it is a long process.
If everything is not done correctly, the pot may break when fired. If the wind comes up, the finish will not be perfect. It is difficult to make a simple basic pot, but creating a unique, elegant and technically perfect pot is very, very challenging. It is for these reasons that so few potters reach that level of artistry.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 5:22 PM
One of the most interesting periods in the history of Navajo weaving began in the 1880’s and went through the first decade of the 1900’s. It is called the Transitional era because it marked the switch between the weaving of wearing blankets by Navajo women to weavings intended for sale.Read More
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 9:24 PM
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 2:44 PM
We Are Proud to Announce The Launch of our New Web Site!
We have, without any question, the best customers on the planet! To all of you who follow our newsletter and make it possible for us to share the great works of Native and Southwestern artists, we say "Thank You!"
We have never met many of you, but have gotten to know you through wonderful telephone conversations when you have called about our web site. We love it when people call to talk about pieces we have on the site or even to check the "real" ski report at Purgatory!Read More
Thursday, November 3, 2016 3:40 PM
In 1975, I was invited by the buyer from the University of California, Northridge, bookshop to do a week long trunk show, with Indian jewelry and Navajo weavings. This was during a time that turquoise jewelry was a hot commodity and it sounded like a great idea.
About a week before I headed West, the buyer called and said they had some requests for Native American paintings. At that time, we did not sell paintings, but I said, "Sure, we can do that." Then I had to figure out how.Read More