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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Navajo Sandpaintings from the 1990s

Saturday, November 27, 2021 8:14 AM

Navajo Sandpaintings from the 1990s

The traditional Navajo sand paintings that are created by the Medicine Man (or Woman) in healing and blessing ceremonies are intricate and large, usually covering the floor of a hogan.

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Artistic Freedom: Leland Holiday Opens Up!

Monday, November 1, 2021 11:34 AM

Artistic Freedom: Leland Holiday Opens Up!

I have found that when an artist does work that both resonates with the public and that the artist really likes, it usually sells. It’s a perfect combination. But sometimes, when an artist is very successful at doing a style for a while, they can experience a strong desire to do something completely different.

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A Small Treasure

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 11:31 AM

A Small Treasure

James King was a Navajo artist from Shiprock, New Mexico. He was obsessive about his painting and seldom took time away from it.

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Earl Biss and the Energy of Moving Paint

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 9:47 AM

Earl Biss and the Energy of Moving Paint

This man stands out among Native American artists as one of the groundbreakers, one who created something special, new and different.

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Petroglyphs in Sand

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:46 AM

Petroglyphs in Sand

Zachariah Ben just brought in a new selection of his work. Zachariah is the son of Joe Ben, Jr., who was one of the original Navajo artists to use sand painting in a contemporary manner.

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Zia Pueblo Painter Raphael Medina

Monday, June 7, 2021 5:08 PM

Zia Pueblo Painter Raphael Medina

The Pueblo of Zia is known for the beautifully decorated pottery produced in the village. It is one of the most recognizable styles of pottery from the many Pueblo villages along the Rio Grande. Not all Zia artistry is limited to pottery, however.

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Juan Nakai

Saturday, April 3, 2021 1:57 PM

Juan Nakai

Today I am going to share a story with you about a man I never knew. He was a wonderful artist who captured the beauty of the Navajo reservation as well as anyone has.

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Bill Rabbit, Cherokee Artist (1946 - 2012)

Thursday, February 4, 2021 4:31 PM

Bill Rabbit, Cherokee Artist (1946 - 2012)

In 1974, a group of Indian arts dealers, along with a small number of artists, started the Indian Arts and Crafts Association to fight the misrepresentation of authentic American Indian art.

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Charles Lovato, 1937 - 1988

Friday, January 22, 2021 5:10 PM

Charles Lovato, 1937 - 1988

Charles Lovato from the Kewa (Santo Domingo) Pueblo learned to make traditional jewelry at an early age and continued to make beautiful and unique pieces until his death at 51.

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Spiritual Sand Paintings by Zachariah Ben

Monday, December 21, 2020 11:27 AM

Spiritual Sand Paintings by Zachariah Ben

The art of Navajo Sand Painting has come a long way. There was a time in the 1960s and 1970s when the tourist market and the widespread interest in Indian arts and crafts was huge.

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Little River Simpson: A Sand Painting Artist

Friday, November 20, 2020 10:04 AM

Little River Simpson: A Sand Painting Artist

I really enjoy telling stories that are uplifting and make you feel good. And most tales of artistic success are filled with good examples of people who worked hard and really wanted to succeed.

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