Learning About Anthony Tallboy

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 2:16 PM

Learning About Anthony Tallboy

Navajo weaver and Medicine Man Anthony Tallboy came to the gallery yesterday with a beautiful Storm pattern. We had been expecting him. He called on Friday to say he would have the weaving done by Monday. After he called, I started thinking about how long I’d known Anthony.

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Storytelling to 112 Children

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 1:51 PM

Storytelling to 112 Children

Carolyn Sando, of Jemez Pueblo, has been a great friend and one of our favorite artists since she attended Fort Lewis College in Durango, over thirty years ago! It’s hard to believe we’ve known each other for that many years, but it has been a pleasure. She is one of those people whose enthusiasm and smile are contagious! In the fall of every year, she brings us a nice selection of her Nativity sets which are always a big hit.

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United Indian Traders Organization and oral histories of the old time traders

Back in 1957, when my father, Jackson Clark Sr.,  started buying and selling Navajo weaving, he was also in the Pepsi Cola business. When he went to his first wholesale show, the Los Angeles Gift and Jewelry Show, the show manager asked him what his company name was. He told them it was the Jackson David Bottling Company. It was named after him and his partner, Dave McGraw.

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We Are Proud to Announce The Launch of our New Web Site!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 12:44 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!"

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Noel All Day - All Night!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 7:24 PM

Noel All Day - All Night!

Durango's Christmas Shopping Season kicks off on Noel Day and Night December 2nd, and runs from 9 am until 9 pm with special offers, raffles, entertainment and good holiday cheer, all around town!

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"The Return of The Raven"

Friday, January 27, 2017 2:49 PM

John Moser was a man who knew at an early age that he wanted to be either an Indian or a cowboy. As a boy, 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.

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Historic Bandolier Bags and a Belt from the Ojibwe

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 4:58 PM

Historic Bandolier Bags and a Belt from the Ojibwe

The Bandolier bag was first created in the mid-1800's by the Ojibwe people of Northern Minnesota. They are also known as the Chippewa or “Anishinaabe” in their language.


Anthropologists believe they settled in Minnesota in the 1500's and by the 1600's had been in contact with fur trappers who were discovering the rich trapping areas in the Northern Midwest.

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Ben Nighthorse: Memories and Unique Jewelry

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 2:23 PM

Ben Nighthorse: Memories and Unique Jewelry

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.

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Spring Gallery Walk Friday May 12

Monday, May 8, 2017 8:14 AM

Spring Gallery Walk Friday May 12

Durango master leatherworker and silversmith Eric Hodges will be featured at Toh-Atin Gallery for the Spring Gallery Walk on Friday May 12. 

 

Eric is well known in Durango for his outstanding creations in hand crafted leather, from coats to packs to purses to knife sheaths. 

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Maria Martinez, The Potter of San Ildefonso

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 8:51 AM

Maria Martinez, The Potter of San Ildefonso

The most famous of all Pueblo potters is Maria Martinez (1887-1980). She is credited as having created the first contemporary black Pueblo pottery, but in reality, that is not true. They had made black pottery at Santa Clara since the 1600s.

She created the famous "Black on Black" pottery with painted mat black designs on a beautiful black finish.

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Mesa Verde: Saving a National Treasure

Friday, June 30, 2017 10:40 AM

Mesa Verde: Saving a National Treasure

The National Park System is 101 years old. I don't know about you, but throughout my life, some of my best experiences have been in National Parks. I am asking for your help in saving America's most unique National Park.

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Santa Fe's Indian Market Week and What We Bring to the Party!

You can spin it anyway you want, but there is nothing like the third week in August in Santa Fe! The town is bustling with energy, and shows featuring the finest in Native American and tribal art are all over town. Every gallery, shop and museum is featuring their best and you get to rub shoulders with the nicest artists and friendliest people in the world!

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