Go Behind the Scenes With Leading Native Artists
SAR Artists Live
Ever wonder what kind of equipment, materials, techniques, and space artists use to create their work? SAR’s new live series on Instagram takes you into the studio with leading Native American artists to find out this and more. Go behind-the-scenes and into the workspace of the many talented artists SAR has partnered with, both past and present. During this live event, participants can gain insight into the artist’s process, find out where they draw inspiration, and learn how current events are impacting their work and changing their outlook. Hosts Elysia Poon, director of SAR’s Indian Arts Research Center, and Felicia Garcia, curator of education, will interview the artists in a dynamic and informal dialogue guided in part by questions submitted throughout the conversation from the audience via the Instagram Live chat feature.
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July 7, 6:00 p.m. MDT – Mikayla Patton, Oglala Lakota papermaker and printmaker
Mikayla is SAR’s 2020 Dubin fellow. Mikayla utilizes her passion and skills as both a papermaker and printmaker to collage Lakota line designs and symbols as a way to continue traditional art forms such as quillwork and beadwork. Read more.
July 14, 6:00 p.m. MDT – Marla Allison, Laguna Pueblo painter
Marla is SAR’s 2010 King fellow. Although Marla’s work has been featured internationally and she has had residencies all over the world, Marla finds comfort in connecting with family, tradition, and the inspiration her community provides. Read more.
July 21, 6:00 p.m. MDT – Lomayumtewa K. Ishii, Hopi painter
Lomayumtewa is SAR’s 2016 King fellow. A member of the Rabbit-Tobacco clan, he comes from a traditional Hopi family and is inspired by the symbols and designs of the Hopi World. Read more.
Special Indian Market SAR Artists Live Series (August 3 – September 29)
SAR’s Artists Live series, in partnership with Native American Art Magazine, takes you behind the scenes and into the studio with ten Native artists featured on the Santa Fe Indian Market’s new ecommerce platform.
August 3, 6:00 p.m. MDT – Nanibaa Beck, Navajo jeweler
Nanibaa is SAR’s 2018 Dubin fellow. She says, “For some time now, I’ve been intrigued by…how female metalsmiths’ hands look as they create, why they chose metalsmithing, how they feel they’ve grown, connecting to community, and how their studio life has evolved.” Read more.
August 7, 6:00 p.m. MDT – Gerry Quotskuyva, Hopi katsina carver
Gerry is SAR’s 2018 King fellow. His remarkable style of carving has been nationally recognized on public television, and is represented in several museum collections. Read more.
August 10, 6:00 p.m. MDT – Dawn Dark Mountain, Wisconsin Oneida painter
Dawn is SAR’s 2015 Dobkin fellow. Dawn’s heritage is an integral part of her artwork. She uses controlled, intricate watercolors to create visual narratives of her Iroquois background. Read more.
August 17, 6:00 p.m. MDT – Mateo Romero, Cochiti Pueblo painter
Mateo is SAR’s 2002 Dubin fellow. In speaking about his work, he notes, “These paintings reflect a pattern of evolution and change…Overall, the paintings develop a rhythmic, hypnotic, trancelike feeling which is referential to the metaphysical space of the Pueblo and the dance itself.” Read more.
August 24, 6:00 p.m. MDT – Adrian Wall, Jemez Pueblo glass artist/stone sculptor
Adrian is SAR’s 2009 King fellow and while his primary medium is stone, he also works with clay, glass, and bronze. Stylistically, he is well known for blending figurative detail with abstract forms. Read more.
August 31, 6:00 p.m. MDT – Marlowe Katoney, Navajo weaver
Marlowe is SAR’s 2015 King fellow. Originally trained as a painter, Marlowe incorporates his painterly aesthetics into his weavings. For him, “being an artist is an ongoing pursuit of freedom.” Read more.
September 7, 6:00 p.m. MDT – Jonathan Loretto, Jemez/Cochiti Pueblos clay artist and jeweler
Jonathan is SAR’s 2012 King fellow. He has been creating pottery for over thirty years and his work has been featured at the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian; Hui’noeau Visual Arts Center in Makawao, Hawaii; and the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont. Read more.
September 14, 6:00 p.m. MDT – Franklin Peters, Acoma potter
Franklin is SAR’s 2011 King fellow. He received his pottery training from Phyllis Juanico, Florence Aragon, and his mother, Ella Peters. His work has been shown in several galleries around Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Read more.
September 21, 6:00 p.m. MDT – Randy Chitto, Mississippi Band of Choctaw clay artist
Randy is SAR’s 2006 Dubin fellow. Turtle storytellers are Chitto’s trademark, in which he blends stories from his Choctaw heritage with an art form known to the Southwest. Read more.
September 28, 6:00 p.m. MDT – Jason Garcia, Santa Clara Pueblo clay artist and printmaker
Jason is SAR’s 2007 Dubin fellow. In his work, Jason carefully examines and interprets life around him and then shares those uniquely personal observations with the rest of the world. Read more.