Denver Mineral, Fossil, Gem and Jewelry Show

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 10:48 AM

Denver Mineral, Fossil, Gem and Jewelry Show

If you have never been to a Gem and Mineral show, don’t pass this one up! It is worth your time with over 500 dealers and some of the most unique things you have seen in your life.

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A Nacimiento made by Legendary Potter Helen Cordero

Sunday, August 12, 2018 12:00 PM

A Nacimiento made by Legendary Potter Helen Cordero

In New Mexico, Nativity Sets, Creche or manger scenes made by Pueblo Indians depicting the birth of Christ, are commonly known as Nacimientos. That is because of the predominantly Hispanic culture in the area and the fact that the Christianization of the Pueblo people was a result of the Spanish settlers. It’s not a real pretty story, but as times evolved, the Catholic faith has become intermingled with the lives of the Pueblo people.

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A Contemporary Master Weaver Breaking and Honoring Tradition

In 2000, a couple from Scottsdale, Arizona walked into Garland’s Navajo Rugs in Sedona, Arizona, one of the most respected dealers in Navajo Textiles in the country. As they were coming through the front door, a Navajo weaver was making her way out. 

“I stopped and held the door for her,” the man said. “She had a big smile on her face and said thank you. She seemed to be floating on air.

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The Chimayo Side of Indian Market

Thursday, August 9, 2018 7:08 PM

The Chimayo Side of Indian Market

After 13 years Sallie Wagner Lippincott and her husband Bill left the Wide Ruins Trading Post, which they purchased in 1938. They were art collectors and their trips took them to diverse parts of the world, from post-war Japan to Santa Fe.

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Mesa Verde National Park - our National Treasure

Monday, July 30, 2018 7:55 AM

Mesa Verde National Park - our National Treasure

Did you realize that Mesa Verde National Park, between Cortez and Durango, Colorado is the only National Park in the United Stated dedicated to the works of man rather than the works of Nature?

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Dan Simplicio's Ageless Jewelry Creations

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 7:40 AM

Dan Simplicio's Ageless Jewelry Creations

What does it mean to be the “first” to do something? It takes the ability to put your ego on the line and to take a chance with the confidence that it will work out.

Zuni Silversmith Dan Simplicio was one of those people. He lived a short life of 52 years, passing away in 1969. He was the first to use coral in its natural form, the first to set rough cut coral in rings and he introduced the common use of leaf work in Zuni jewelry.

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The World's Master of Oil Wash Painting

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 9:31 AM

The World's Master of Oil Wash Painting

When Albert Dreher began painting fine art, following a successful career as a commercial artist, he was looking for something different, something that would make his work unique.

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"A Celebration of Life"

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 3:17 PM

For several years, Peter quit painting and focused on canvas art, sewing animal figures out of canvas and decorating them with feathers, beads and acrylic paints.

I kept asking him when he was going to start painting again and last year he broke out the easel and reached into his bag of creativity.

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The Brian Lebel Old West Show and Auction

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 12:08 PM

The Brian Lebel Old West Show and Auction

On Saturday and Sunday, June 23 and 24, one of the most unique and fun shows in the country will be held at the Sweeney Center in Santa Fe. It’s not at Indian Show, or a Cowboy Show of an Ethnographic Show. It is everything that has to do with the West.

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More on J.B. Moore

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 11:54 AM

More on J.B. Moore

The demise of J. B. Moore is really turning into an interesting topic. Jill Tripp, a friend from Durango brought by the book “Posts and Rugs: The Story of the Navajo Weaving and The Role of The Indian Trader” by H.L James, which was a classic published in 1976. It was reprinted in 2005 with footnotes.

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An Artist You'll Be Glad You Heard About!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 11:30 AM

An Artist You'll Be Glad You Heard About!

This last year I met an amazing, interesting and talented artist that we are looking forward to sharing with the you. This young man and his talent are for real. I would like to share his fascinating journey towards becoming a great artist.

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More on J.B. Moore and his Disappearance

Monday, April 30, 2018 8:30 AM

More on J.B. Moore and his Disappearance

After our email last week where I stated that J.B. Moore sold the Crystal Trading Post in 1911 and disappeared, possibly as the result of a scandal, I received a couple of emails. This one is from Mike Ryan, co-author of “The Great American Turquoise Rush 1890-1910.

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