Issue 12

Past Issue

Native American Art #12

December / January 2017

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Departments


40


42

Market Reports



44

New Acquisition



46

Curator Chat



Columns


116

Staying Focused

Navajo works are the cornerstone of Jan Musial’s art collection

Gallery Previews


124

Pottery and Paint

Lyn A. Fox Fine Pueblo Pottery expands its offerings after a move to a new gallery

128

Southwest Nativity

An annual show at Adobe Gallery showcases Native nativity scenes

130

Timeless Textiles

Nizhoni Ranch Gallery displays an array of Two Grey Hills weavings

Events/Fairs


135

Native Bling

Ric Charlie brings home the Best of Show award at the Cherokee Art Market

136

Homages to Heritage

This December, the annual SWAIA Winter Market will showcase its newest lineup of Native art

140

Quality & Variety

Materials from all segments of the Native American art market will be available during Brian Lebel’s Old West Show & Auction

144

Kickstarting Tradition

The first annual Objects of Art LA show welcomed 50 galleries

Auctions


146

Remarkable Beauty

Beadwork, textiles and pictorials are among the standouts of Skinner Inc.’s December 2 American Indian & Ethnographic Art sale

148

Striking Collections

Arriving at auction during Bonhams Native American Art sale will be collections of weavings, katsina, paintings and more

150

Prehistoric Purchases

Rare pieces from well-known collectors stole the show at the fall American Indian and Western Art auction at Cowan’s

Special Section


56

Our Guide to Native jewelry



58

In the Flesh

A visit to Zuni reveals much about the character and skills of contemporary artists living and working there today

66

Eternally Blooming

The signature jewelry piece of the Native Southwest, the squash blossom necklace, has a surprising history

72

Makers of Silver

Since learning their skills from Mexican silversmiths in the latter parts of the 19th century, historic and contemporary Native jewelers have elevated the craft to an elite art form.

78

Pop of Color

An exploration of the stones, fossils and shells other than turquoise used in contemporary jewelry

84

Symmetry in Stone

The Heard Museum presents a retrospective of Richard I. Chavez’s jewelry

90

East and West

Native American jewelers are finding tremendous success across the Pacific as Asian fashion is guided by retro Americana

96

Beauty Adorned

A buyer’s guide for Native jewelry with advice from the experts

Galleries in this Issue







Brian Label's Old West Events

Brian Label's Old West Events

AZ


Getzwiller's Nizhoni Ranch Gallery

Getzwiller's Nizhoni Ranch Gallery

AZ



Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery

Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery

AZ

Territorial Indian Arts & Antiques

Territorial Indian Arts & Antiques

AZ



American Indian Art Show Marin

American Indian Art Show Marin

CA


Charley's Navajo Rugs

Charley's Navajo Rugs

CA

Miles and Miles Trading

Miles and Miles Trading

CA

Miles and Miles Trading

Miles and Miles Trading

CA

Vicki Turbeville Southwester Jewelry

Vicki Turbeville Southwester Jewelry

CA


Native American Collections

Native American Collections

CO

Turkey Mountain Traders

Turkey Mountain Traders

CO





Thomas Lull Indian Art

Thomas Lull Indian Art

MN





Chipeta Trading Company

Chipeta Trading Company

NM

Cowboys & Indians Antiques

Cowboys & Indians Antiques

NM










Santa Fe Indiana Market

Santa Fe Indiana Market

NM

Sherwoods Spirit of America

Sherwoods Spirit of America

NM

The Dancing Rabbit Gallery

The Dancing Rabbit Gallery

NM






Artesian Arts Festival

Artesian Arts Festival

OK





Fighting Bear Antiques

Fighting Bear Antiques

WY