Issue 20

Past Issue

Native American Art #20

April / May 2019

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Departments



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Market report



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curator chat



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Gallery Previews


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Bright as the sun

New works in clay by Anita Fields will be on view at King Galleries in Santa Fe.

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Family Dynasty

An upcoming exhibition at Blue Rain Gallery showcases the works of four generations of women

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craftsmanship

The evening event at Cowboys and Indians Antiques showcases handmade arts from three of the gallery’s 2019 featured artists.

Events/Fairs


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Dynamic Treasures

Native Treasures Art Market in Santa Fe celebrates a milestone of 15 years running.

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Treading Forward

The Cherokee Heritage Center’s annual art show pays tribute to the past while looking towards the future.

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Inspirational Gathering

The second Abbe Museum Indian Market welcomes 75 artists and performers representing more than 40 tribes.

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Silver and Leather

A variety of historic and contemporary Native American materials was available at Brian Lebel’s Old West Show in Arizona.

Museum Exhibitions


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A sense of beauty

A new exhibition at the Eiteljorg Museum explores the power of beauty in historic and contemporary Native American art.

Auctions


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Moments in History

Cowan’s Auctions presents prehistoric through contemporary material during its April 5 sale of American Indian and Western art.

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Arts of the West

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers offers strong works in many mediums at its annual Arts of the American West sale in Denver.

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Variety of Materials

Works in stone, bronze, paint and photography are available at the Scottsdale Art Auction on April 6 in Arizona.

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A Solid Collection

Bonhams’ single-owner auction of Native American baskets achieves nearly $1 million.

Special Section


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Wearable Art

A look at the Navajo poncho serape from its early beginnings through today.

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Counting Coup: Fashion and the Field Museum

Apsáalooke fashion designer Bethany Yellowtail has a deep-rooted connection with her heritage.

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The Story of American Indian Fashion History

A blending of time, culture and place are woven into the fibers of American Indian fashion history. By Crystal G. Herman

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Who’s Who in Native Fashion

Exploring 24 of the top Native designers working in fashion today.

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Season’s Greetings

From transitional pieces to spring staples, kick off the season with these fresh picks.

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20 Questions with Phillip Bread

Up-and-coming Indigenous model Phillip Bread talks style, SWAIA and his Comanche roots.

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The Secret Garden

Patricia Michaels’ studio and fashion design are her sanctuary. By Alicia Inez Guzmán

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Future-facing Fashion

Two Native designers are using cutting-edge fabrics and technologies to express their fashion-forward visions. By Karen Kramer

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FashioNative

A fashion spread with clothing by leading Native designers, styled by Amber-Dawn Bear Robe.

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Into the Wild

Jamie Okuma’s designs are highlighted.

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Say Cheese

In celebration of our first-ever Native fashion issue, we invited our readers to post their fiercest Native fashion moment on Instagram.

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Transformative Textiles

A buyer’s guide for clothing items and accessories with advice from experts.

Galleries in this Issue






Brian Lebel's Old West Events

Brian Lebel's Old West Events

AZ





Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery

Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery

AZ

Nizhoni Ranch Gallery

Nizhoni Ranch Gallery

AZ


Scottsdale Art Auction

Scottsdale Art Auction

AZ

Silver & Turquoise Ball

Silver & Turquoise Ball

AZ



Charley's Navajo Rugs

Charley's Navajo Rugs

CA


Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

CO

Turkey Mountain Traders

Turkey Mountain Traders

CO




Cowboys & Indians Antiques

Cowboys & Indians Antiques

NM

James Compton Gallery

James Compton Gallery

NM

Lyn A Fox Fine Pueblo Pottery

Lyn A Fox Fine Pueblo Pottery

NM


Santa Fe Indian Market

Santa Fe Indian Market

NM




Artesian Arts Festival

Artesian Arts Festival

OK

Trail of Tears Art Show & Sale

Trail of Tears Art Show & Sale

OK



The Dancing Rabbit Gallery

The Dancing Rabbit Gallery

TX