SWAIA – Santa Fe Indian Market
Every August since 1922, the largest Native American Indian arts market, in downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico, features over 1000 artists
Rich art tradition of Santa Fe
The New Mexico city of Santa Fe is a high desert (2100 metres) cultural mecca that is a fascinating blend of Native American, Hispanic, and Anglo cultures. Combined with historic adobe architecture surrounded by wide expanses filled with a radiant natural light and sacred elements, recognized by the native Indians, it has been a magnet for artists, scientists, mystics, rebels, cowboys and tourists for decades. Since the 20’s the “city incongruous” was promoted as a place where you should feel free to be different. The diverse cultural influences are evident in most of the works by the local artists, and works are also displayed below by outside artists that regularly have exhibitions in the Santa Fe markets and galleries. “At Santa Fe Indian Market, we are not just promoting and selling art, we are unfolding the history and legacy of Native traditions and cultures, while recognizing contemporary growth and evolution,” said Dallin Maybee, SWAIA’s Chief Operating Officer. “Santa Fe Indian Market allows you to immerse yourself in a rich, sacred cultural experience. It is a place to embrace diversity, creativity, living traditions and a warm sense of family.” The Santa Fe Indian Market is the largest juried Native art show in the world and the largest cultural event in the Southwest.
Bill Worrell (b.1936), ‘Masked Cape Shaman’
Height – 21 1/4 inches
Anita Fields clay bowl
Works in clay by Anita Fields
Ceramic sculpture – Anita Fileds
Anita Fields – black / white ceramic sculpture
Terracotta sculpture – Anita Fields
Height 39 1/2 inches
Santa Fe Indian Market award – Native artist Anita Fields (Osage)
Estella Loretto (b.1954), ‘Flute Player’
After being accepted into the Institute of American Indian Arts at the age of sixteen, Estella Loretto went on to study in Belgium, Oaxaca, India and Nepal.
Annual Santa Fe Art Auction – liveauctioneers
Gretchen Wachs, Santa Fe
‘There is movement in all of my work, sometimes kinetic and full of emotion, sometimes bold and masterful, sometime languid and tentative.’
Trapezoid Column ( 3 views ) – Gretchen Wachs
‘Torso Short’ – Gretchen Wachs
Ceramic-bowl – native artist Lorraine Gala Lewis
Growing up in Nambe Pueblo in northern New Mexico, Lorraine always appreciated the beauty and serenity of being outdoors.This has allowed her to express her creativity by working with the clay. “With clay, you’re actually giving life to it by creating your own piece of pottery, this becomes a part of you.”
‘ The Blessing ‘ – Greyshoe Ethelbah (Santa Clara Pueblo/White Mountain Apache)
Bronze sculpture cast from a mold of a hand carved stone sculpture. It represents a female corn dancer at Santa Clara Pueblo, dancing during the feast day on Aug. 12. She is shown giving her blessings with corn in each hand – blessing to all people, Indian and non-Indian alike.
‘Kiva’ – Helen Stanley – footed bowl
‘Flowing Koi Fish’ – Christopher Youngblood-Cutler – (Santa Clara Pueblo)
Chris was inspired to make this piece by watching his koi fish swimming in his backyard pond. He worked on this piece between 200-250 hours and the piece was built, carved, sanded and stone polished by hand followed with traditional firing.
Santa Fe Ganesh sculpture
Jesse Monongya – Navajo/Hopi
Kathleen Wall (Jemez Pueblo)
Lisa Holt and Harlan Reano – Cochiti / kewa pottery
‘Rosie Skull’ olla – Lisa Holt & Harlan Reano
Contemporary native art – Lisa Holt & Harlan Reano
Black / White Olla – Lisa Holt – Harlan Reano
‘Lone Ranger Love’ – Sue Folwell
Santa Clara Pueblo artist Susan Folwell is a Native American potter combining traditional materials and methods with modern themes, whose works speaks to the contemporary confluence of Indian identity.
” It is the use of native clays and interpreting native designs which creates the foundation for her art. Inspired by personal and world events, Susan’s pottery blends catharsis of the spirit with a love of the clay.”
The designs are a beautiful and cautious blend of innovation and tradition, ideal and metaphor, spiritual and social. When each piece is finished, Susan knows as an artist that she has presented a moment of herself into the clay and her personal expression continues to find voice in her art.
‘Pueblo Girl’ – Sue Folwell
Charles King (King Galleries) : When you start working on a piece of pottery. Do you have a vision of what you want it to be in terms of shapes or design?
Sue Folwell : I used to just make pottery and let it come out in whatever form it wants to. It’s going to do that anyway, no matter what you want it to do. It definitely has a mind, a soul of its own.
‘Kick Ass’ – Sue Folwell
‘Cycle of Life’ – Sue Folwell
‘Lovegun 1′ – Sue Folwell
‘It’s all over’ – Sue Folwell
‘Corn Maiden Jar’ – Sue Folwell
‘Large Pilgrim’ – Nicolai Fechin-(1881—1955), Bronze Cast-1997
‘Bear Man’ – Preston Singletary
Blue Rain Gallery, Santa Fe
‘Hawk Beak’– Preston Singletary
Blue Rain Gallery, Santa Fe
‘Trixter’ – Sheldon Harvey, Navajo
Using a blending of traditional and contemporary while drawing on traditional stories, he incorporates elements of cubism and expressionism into his metal sculptures, carvings and oil paintings and experiments with representational and abstract subjects. His vision has always been to paint and sculpt ancient Navajo stories he’s known since childhood.
Every August since 1922, the largest Native American Indian arts market, in downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico featuring over 1,000 artists exhibiting and selling traditional and contemporary Native art.
Les Namingha’s Zuni work is as complex as his personal experience being a Native artist inhabiting a contemporary world
SWAIA—Santa Fe Indian Market
‘ Kokopelli ‘ – Tammy Garcia
‘Quail’ – Tammy Garcia
Buffalo – Gene and Rebecca Tobey
‘Oh Give Me A Home’ – Gene and Rebecca Tobey
Bryant Honyouti ( hopi )
Outdoor sculpture – ‘Abstract Orange’ – Alan Houser
‘Apache woman with shawl’ – Alan Houser
Tansey Contemporary Gallery, Santa Fe
small scale BIG IDEAS – November 21, 2014 – January 6, 2015
Bob Cardinale ~ Sculpture .Judith Content ~ Jewelry .Susan Taylor Glasgow ~ Glass. Teri Greeves ~ Beadwork. Aaron Karp ~ Painting .Lewis Knauss ~ Weaving. Frances Priest ~ Ceramic Sculpture. Joe Spear ~ Bronze Sculpture . Jeff Uffelman & Hannah Finn ~ Painting. Sheryl Zacharia ~ Ceramic Sculpture . Irina Zaytceva ~ Handbuilt porcelain. Euncuh Choi ~glass
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‘Eunuch Resting’ — Irina Zaytceva
Handbuilt porcelain, overglaze painting, 24k gold lustre
‘Kiss Vase’ (front)—Irina Zaytceva
Irina begins creating a sculpture without knowing how the story ends. She rarely does a sketch for a piece beforehand. Her initial goal is to create an intriguing shape. When the object is completed, Irina determines what the shape suggests in terms of colors, spaces, painting, and gold luster. Her creative process is always an improvisation.
‘Lotus Shoes At Leisure’ (front) by Irina Zaytceva
‘Lotus Shoes At Leisure’ (back) by Irina Zaytceva
‘Satyress’ –— Irina-Zaytceva
‘Small Butterfly Cup’ — Irina Zaytceva
‘Venetian Date’—Irina Zaytceva
‘Going slowly soon more shall come’ – Joe Spear
‘Patience’ – Joe Spear
‘Girl with Checkered Past’ (front)- Sheryl Zacharia
‘ Jazz’ – Sheryl Zacharia
‘ Half Woman Half Man’ – Sheryl Zacharia
Sculptural ceramic vessel –Sheryl Zacharia
‘Adolfo’ – Frances Priest
‘Large Stripe’ bowl – Francis Priest