Issue 18

Past Issue

Native American Art #18

December / January 2018

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Departments


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New Acquisition




62

curator chat


Gallery Previews


114

The Space Between

New works by Nathan Youngblood on view at King Galleries.

118

All Stars

Pueblo potters demonstrate their work at Lyn A. Fox Fine Pueblo Pottery.

122

Mythical Abstraction

Artwork in multiple mediums by Sheldon Harvey is on view at Faust Gallery.

Events/Fairs


128

Healthy Market

Brian Lebel follows up a successful summer debut in Santa Fe with a January return to Mesa, Arizona.

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Winter Wonders

The 2018 SWAIA Winter Indian Market showcases the latest in Native American art across a range of styles and traditions.

134

Enduring Tradition

Navajo artist Eugene Tapahe’s Never Forget Standing for Unity was awarded Best of Show at the 2018 Cherokee Art Market.

Museum Exhibitions


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Loneliness Moves You Trandscending Duality: The Santa

Trandscending Duality: The Santa Fe Studio Style opens at the Museum of Northern Arizona.

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Probing Questions

A new David Bradley retrospective asks viewers to consider social issues in the artist’s Pop Art and folk-inspired work.

Auctions


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A Rare Find

A Tlingit rattle attributed to one of the most revered carvers hits the auction block during Bonhams’ December 11 sale.

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Coastal Delights

Deaccessioned collections bring fresh to market material to Skinner’s December 1 auction.

152

Bountiful Baskets

Bonhams offers more than 400 baskets from the collection of Alan and Bronnie Blaugrund in its December 10 sale.

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Strong Performance

A noteworthy collection of Native American art leads Cowan’s fall American Indian & Western Art sale to more than $900,000.

Special Section


64

Jeweler Extraordinaire

The artistry of Charles Loloma

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Beauty in Stones, Metal & Heart

Sonwai’s jewelry is featured in an unprecedented exhibition at the Heard Museum

76

Master of Elegance

Living Treasure Maria Samora creates hand-fabricated, one-of-a-kind jewelry. By John O’Hern

80

Finding Their Voice

The evolution of Hopi jewelry past and present. By Dr. Mark Sublette

86

The Jewel Box

Cutting-edge contemporary jewelry from some of the top Native American artists packs a powerful punch at the James Museum in Florida. By Michael Clawson

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Hand Chiseled

From miners to collectors to artists to dealers, the market for turquoise today is a continual pursuit for the best and brightest, or bluest. By Joshua Rose

98

Precious Metals

A buyer’s guide for jewelry with advice from experts.

Galleries in this Issue



Brian Lebel's Old West Events

Brian Lebel's Old West Events

AZ







Nizhoni Ranch Gallery

Nizhoni Ranch Gallery

AZ






Territorial Indian Arts & Antiques

Territorial Indian Arts & Antiques

AZ



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

San Francisco Tribal & Textile Art

San Francisco Tribal & Textile Art

CA

The Schwed Collection

The Schwed Collection

CA

Chipeta Trading Company

Chipeta Trading Company

CO



Native American Collections

Native American Collections

CO

Turkey Mountain Traders

Turkey Mountain Traders

CO







Lyn A. Fox Fine Pueblo Pottery

Lyn A. Fox Fine Pueblo Pottery

NM





The Zuni Fetish Museum

The Zuni Fetish Museum

NM








Artesian Arts Festival

Artesian Arts Festival

OK


The Dancing Rabbit Gallery

The Dancing Rabbit Gallery

TX

Fighting Bear Antiques

Fighting Bear Antiques

WY