Eric and Barbara Dobkin Fellowship
From Shiprock, New Mexico, Gloria Emerson 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.
Ronald and Susan Dubin Fellowship
Mateo Romero of Cochiti Pueblo has been selected as the 2002 Ronald and Susan Dubin Artist Fellow. Mateo describes his family art history by stating, “My earliest memories are of watching my father paint and trying to copy him. My father was a Dunn School 2-D type water-colorist. Painters, potters, drafts-people, and designers have always surrounded me. My family tree has many remarkable and talented roots and branches. Considering how rich this soil is, I am surprised at how little I know about art and life.”
Michael Bird Romero
Rollin and Mary Ella King Fellowship
Michael Bird Romero began making jewelry about 1970 and credits three men as his mentors. Mark Chee, Julian Lovato and Tony Duran all lived at San Juan Pueblo when he was a boy.