Issue 21

Past Issue

Native American Art #21

June / July 2019

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Departments



46

Market Report



48

Curator Chat



50

Gallery Previews


118

Way of Life

A new exhibition at Adobe Gallery features the paintings of Navajo artist Harrison Begay.

Events/Fairs


136

Huge Variety

Brian Lebel’s Cody Old West Show & Auction returns to Santa Fe with a vast array of materials.

140

Pop Culture

Cultural celebration Native POP highlights the work of Great Plains artists.

142

Under the Sun

The Heard Museum Guild Indian Market arrives in Phoenix with gorgeous weather and eager buyers.

Museum Exhibitions


124

The Superb Six

Booth Western Art Museum hosts an exhibition honoring the creativity of six contemporary Navajo artists.

128

Hearts of Our People

Five years in the making, Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists opens in June at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

132

Into the Future

Nine contemporary artists will celebrate the Museum of Northern Arizona’s 90th anniversary, and beyond.

Auctions


152

Noteworthy Selection

Bonhams’ June 17 sale of Native American art includes pottery and baskets from several important estates.

156

Great Materials

Pottery and an early Iroquois war club lead Heritage Auctions’ ethnographic art sale in Dallas.

160

Strong Demand

A collection featuring Southwestern pottery, textiles and katsinas pushed Cowan’s spring American Indian & Western Art sale to $1.3 million.

Special Section


54

Five Isomeric Designs and Pueblo Philosophy

The identical, mirror images of isomeric design reveal fascinating insights on Pueblo art and culture. By Scott G. Ortman and Joseph Traugott

62

Power of the People

Pottery of the San Ildefonso Pueblo is a beacon of creativity and expression fueled by the communal strength of its people. By Erik Fender, Russell Sanchez and Bruce Bernstein

70

Interconnected

A comprehensive look into how Nampeyo’s Sikyatki Revival inspired the careers of Maria and Julian Martinez. By Steve Elmore

76

Revival Rising

One of the first exhibitions of its kind, King Galleries presents a comprehensive collection of Ohkay Owingeh revival pottery. By Susan Sorg

82

Generational Ties

A new exhibition at the Crocker Art Museum explores the ancestral connections and family histories that have shaped Pueblo pottery from the 19th century to present day. By Erin E. Rand

88

An Enigmatic Creature

Insights on the history and characteristics of Pueblo pottery owls. By Rochelle Belsito

94

Soaring High

Marcellus and Elizabeth Medina’s recently completed storage jar features 96 birds, their designs honoring Zia tradition. By John O’Hern

98

Through the Looking Glass

An upcoming exhibition at the Harwood Museum of Art highlights the artwork of contemporary Santa Clara Pueblo potter Susan Folwell. By John O’Hern

102

Earth Tones

A buyer’s guide for collecting historic and contemporary pottery with advice from experts in the field.

110

Artful Elegance

Located in the Pojoaque Pueblo, La Mesita Ranch Estate is imbued with Pueblo art and history. By John O’Hern

Galleries in this Issue



Christopher Cardozo Fine Art

Christopher Cardozo Fine Art







Historic Cameron Trading Post

Historic Cameron Trading Post

AZ

Historic Cameron Trading Post

Historic Cameron Trading Post

AZ

Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery

Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery

AZ

Museum of Northern Arizona

Museum of Northern Arizona

AZ

Nizhoni Ranch Gallery

Nizhoni Ranch Gallery

AZ





Native American Collections

Native American Collections

CO

Turkey Mountain Traders

Turkey Mountain Traders

CO



Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery

Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery

NM


Brian Label's Old West Events

Brian Label's Old West Events

NM

Chipeta Trading Company

Chipeta Trading Company

NM

Cowboys & Indians Antiques

Cowboys & Indians Antiques

NM



Folwell Santa Clara Contemporary Pottery

Folwell Santa Clara Contemporary Pottery

NM



Lyn A. Fox Pueblo Pottery

Lyn A. Fox Pueblo Pottery

NM

Lyn A. Fox Pueblo Pottery

Lyn A. Fox Pueblo Pottery

NM


Objects of Art Santa Fe

Objects of Art Santa Fe

NM

Santa Fe Indiana Market

Santa Fe Indiana Market

NM



The Dancing Rabbit Gallery

The Dancing Rabbit Gallery

NM