Simple, Classic, and Beautiful

Friday, January 21, 2022 9:10 AM

Simple, Classic, and Beautiful

I first started to research Sally Wagner Lippincott several years ago. She was the legendary owner of the Wide Ruins Trading Post. Her sense of what made a beautiful weaving was striking. She was not impressed with many of the intricate and detailed designs that were winning ribbons at various fairs.

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Art on a 15-Cent Background

Thursday, January 13, 2022 9:49 AM

Art on a 15-Cent Background

Back in the 1990s when Leland Holiday was in his early twenties, he made a name for himself as a Navajo Folk Artist.

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#8 Turquoise by Wil Vandever

Tuesday, January 4, 2022 9:37 AM

#8 Turquoise by Wil Vandever

Wil Vandever was a highly collected Navajo jeweler, known best for his detailed silverwork and use of high-quality stones.

He learned to be a jeweler when he married his wife, Cora, and went on to win many awards for his work.

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An Amazing Pictorial by Alice Begay

Wednesday, December 29, 2021 1:20 PM

An Amazing Pictorial  by Alice Begay

Alice Begay was the first of the five sisters from the Burnham weaving area to take the leap from traditional patterns to creating a unique style that has found acceptance by collectors, museums, and other weavers.

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Earrings by Tommy and Marie Jackson

Friday, December 24, 2021 12:47 PM

Earrings by Tommy and Marie Jackson

For years, back when I oversaw the Indian Arts and Crafts Association’s wholesale markets, two of the people I always looked forward to working with were Gene and Martha Jackson. They always had a smile and Martha used to stock her booth with treats. Since I can’t walk by a bowl of candy or snacks without getting personally involved, their booth was one of my favorites.

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Simple and Elegant

Tuesday, December 21, 2021 1:54 PM

Simple and Elegant

Andy Cadman was born in 1966 in Gallup and has made a name for himself with his beautiful silver jewelry which is usually set with multiple stones and features a lot of stamp work.

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Two American Treasures

Friday, December 17, 2021 9:17 AM

Two American Treasures

If you have followed our emails for long, you know how we feel about Ray Lovato. This Santo Domingo jeweler is one of the last in that village who still hand grinds turquoise beads to make heishi jewelry.

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Shalako at Zuni

Monday, December 13, 2021 12:23 PM

Shalako at Zuni

The Shalako Festival at Zuni Pueblo is held at this time of year. It was originally held on the 49th day after the tenth full moon. It has been changed to coincide with a weekend near that time to allow people to return to Zuni to take part.

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Coral Bead Necklaces from Santo Domingo Artists

Friday, December 10, 2021 11:57 AM

Coral Bead Necklaces from Santo Domingo Artists

Nothing is as striking as a necklace made of strands of red coral beads from Kewa (Santo Domingo) Pueblo.

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Wood Day at Burnham and the Weavings of Laverne Barber

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 9:55 AM

Wood Day at Burnham and the Weavings of Laverne Barber

A couple of weeks ago, a group of us from the gallery, our partners, friends, and supporters gathered near Bayfield, Colorado to harvest and split firewood for some of the weavers we work with on the Navajo Reservation.

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Bernyce Largo, Back in the Weaver’s World

Friday, December 3, 2021 9:42 AM

Bernyce Largo, Back in the Weaver’s World

One day, right after the Navajo Nation had been re-opened as the pandemic eased, a lovely woman walked into the gallery with her daughter. She was wearing a long, ankle-length dress, a sweater, and a mask. Wrapped in a cloth, she had what was obviously a weaving.

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26-Piece Nativity Set from Isleta Pueblo

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 11:59 AM

26-Piece Nativity Set from Isleta Pueblo

We carry a lot of nice Nativity sets from different Pueblo Artists, both old and new. Occasionally, we receive one that is unique.

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