Eric and Barbara Dobkin Fellows

Luanne Redeye. Luanne Redeye
2017

The School of Advanced Research is pleased to welcome Seneca painter and beadworker Luanne Redeye as the 2017 Barbara and Eric Dobkin Native Artist Fellow. An accomplished figurative artist and also a new mother, Redeye portrays members of family and friends, an intersection of autobiography and community. It is the representation of Native peoples from a Native perspective that is important to her.

Rabbit Hunter Kathleen Wall
2016

Kathleen Wall learned traditional Pueblo pottery from Fannie Loretto (mother), Dorothy Trujillo, Mary Toya, Edna Coriz and Alma Concha (aunts). She has an AA and a BA degree from the Institute of American Arts. She has participated in many group shows and two solo shows and was the 2000 Southwest Association for Indian Arts Fellowship recipient. In 2006 she received a commission from the Smithsonian Institute to create a storyteller for First Lady Laura Bush to be presented at the Congressional Club ‘First Lady’s Luncheon”. Most recently, Wall received a solo exhibition at the Pablita Museum of Indian Women in the Arts in Santa Fe titled, Harvesting Traditions. Wall will be in residence at SAR from March 1—May 31, 2016.

Dawn Dark Mountain Dawn Dark Mountain
2015

Dawn Dark Mountain’s heritage is an integral part of her artwork. She uses controlled, intricate watercolors to create visual narratives of her Iroquois background. As a member of the Turtle Clan of the Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin, one of the Six Nations of the Iroquois, she uses her watercolors and woodcuts to connect traditional and present day Woodland Indian ideas, philosophies, and stories. Dawn Dark Mountain has been a professional artist since 1989, after completing her BFA from the University of Arizona and working as an art teacher for several years. She participated in the opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in 2004 as an exhibitor at the Indian Market, served as an artist-in-residence at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western art in 2010 and 2012, and has received numerous awards for her works.

Iva Honyestewa Iva Honyestewa
2014
A Hopi/Navajo basketmaker from Second Mesa, Arizona, Iva Honyestewa has been creating Hopi sifter baskets for sixteen years. “I learned how to make sifter baskets from my first cousin Beth Dawahongnewa. In 2006, my cousin told me she couldn’t believe how good I made them. That’s when I decided to enter the art competitions. I am excited that I am climbing the ladder of the artist world … I believe I can share my art with the world in creating new unusually unique baskets or figures.”
Melissa Henry superimposed in one of her storyboard images Melissa Henry
2013
Melissa Henry (Diné) is a filmmaker whose work is often seen as simultaneously straddling the categories of youth and experimental. Henry sees her films reaching out to people of all ages and cultural backgrounds, bringing Navajo culture to the world. While at SAR, Henry would like to work on the pre-production for her film, Mozhi Lizhini (Black Cat) in Space.
Face To Face with Maile Andrade Maile Andrade
2012
A multimedia artist living in Hilo, Hawai’i, Maile Andrade is a professor of art at the University of Hawai’i. While at SAR, she plans to work with a primary idea manifested in the Hawaiian language. “I Keia Manawa—In This Time” refers to Native Hawaiians standing firmly in the present with their backs to the future and their eyes on the past.  
Linda Aguilar Linda Aguilar
2011
Linda Aguilar is a Chumash basketmaker who uses traditional techniques to create her unique horsehair and waxed thread baskets. Explaining this unusual blend, she notes, “There is a stigma to basketmakers: ‘Traditional’ or ‘Non-Traditional.’ I am both. I work with horsehair and waxed thread which are non-traditional materials. I approach the weaving with tradition. I respect the many generations of ancestral basket makers.”
Marla Allison Marla Allison
2010
Emerging Laguna painter Marla Allison is noted for her innovative approach to painting. A relative newcomer to the art scene, Allison is in the process of learning new ways of visually interpreting her beliefs and self through her artwork.
Pat Courtney Gold Pat Courtney Gold
2009
Pat Courtney Gold, a Wasco basketmaker, grew up on the Warm Springs Reservation in the mid-Columbia River area of central Oregon. Pat studied and helped revive the making of Wasco “sally bags,” twined root-digging bags, launching her on a new career path dedicated to the preservation of her cultural heritage.
Erica Lord Erica Lord
2008
Erica Lord (Athabaskan/Iñupiaq) was born in Alaska, but abiding to her cultural tradition of nomadic living, spent the rest of her years bouncing both physically and metaphorically between her home village in Alaska and the Finnish-American nucleus of Upper Michigan.
Dorothy Grant Dorothy Grant
2007
The marriage of Northwest Coast art and American haute couture remains the exceptional achievement and creative expression of clothing designer Dorothy Grant, who was awarded the 2007 Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native Artist Fellowship at the School for Advanced Research on the Human Experience (SAR).
Christine Nofchissey McHorse Christine Nofchissey McHorse
2006
Christine is an award winning potter-sculptor-jeweler and is best known for her work in micaceous clay.
Evalena Henry Evalena Henry
2005
Evalena Henry, of Peridot, Arizona, is recognized as a master basket weaver among the San Carlos Apaches. Her mother, Cecilia Henry, taught her to make baskets when she was fifteen years old.
Suzan Shown Harjo Suzan Shown Harjo
2004
Suzan expresses her commitments as a woman and an advocate for human rights in many ways. In addition to her work in the public arena, her poems evoke a grace and passion embracing all patterns of life. They are an art form nurtured by her family, a rich cultural heritage, and her private and public activities.
Teri Greeves Teri Greeves
2003
An outstanding bead worker, Teri has won awards for her beading every year since 1997 at the Heard Museum Fair and Market in Phoenix, the Southwestern Association of Indian Arts Market in Santa Fe, and the Eight Northern Pueblos Arts and Crafts Show held yearly in northern New Mexico.
Gloria Emerson Gloria Emerson
2002
From Shiprock, New Mexico, Gloria is a visual artist and poet. She is deeply committed to her art; this commitment finds root in her observations of the changes she sees in her culture.
Stella Teller Stella Teller
2001
Stella Teller, a Southern Tiwa from Isleta Pueblo, was awarded the three-month Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native American Artist Fellowship in March 2001. Stella works with graceful ceramic male and female storytellers, whimsical story bears, and other animals in muted hues of gray-blue, white, and burnt sienna.
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