Traditional and Contemporary Native Art Featured in Annual Art Markets in Washington, D.C., and New York City

October 19, 2010
News Release

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The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian will host its annual Native Art Market Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 4 – 5, at its Washington, D.C., and New York City locations. Featuring the work of more than 35 Native artists at each venue, the two–day event includes traditional and contemporary jewelry, ceramics, beadwork, hand–woven baskets, prints, photography, sculpture, pottery and fine apparel from North and South America. The market, located in the Potomac Atrium at the museum’s Washington location, will be open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day. The market at the New York museum, the George Gustav Heye Center, will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 the Diker Pavilion. Admission is free.

Participants selected for the Art Market in Washington and New York include the following:

Washington, D.C.

  • Virginia Yazzie Ballenger (Navajo) – Blouses, skirts

  • Peter Boome (Upper Skagit) – Illustrations, painting, drums

  • Cindy F. Bowman (Osage Nation) – Textiles, attire, beadwork

  • David Boxley (Tsimshian) – Carvings, masks, prints

  • Jennie, Jamie and Josiah Brown (Pokagon Band of Potawatomi) – Traditional Black Ash baskets

  • Joe R. Calabaza (Santo Domingo Pueblo) – Jewelry

  • Avis Charley (Dakota/Navajo) – Ledger painting

  • Felipe Heredia Diaz (Aztec) – Painting

  • Debra and Preston Duwyenie (Santa Clara Pueblo) – Jewelry, pottery

  • Venus. T. Etsitty (Navajo) – Jewelry 

  • Friends of the Ixchil Museum – Glass, textiles, attire 

  • Anthony Gatewood (Isleta Pueblo/Navajo) – Jewelry

  • Dorothy Grant (Haida) – Dresses, suits, scarves

  • Andrew Harvier (Taos/Santa Clara Pueblos/Tohono O’odham) – Baskets, pottery, jewelry

  • Rosemary Hill, Grant W. Jonathan and Bryan Printup (Tuscarora Nation) – Raised beadwork

  • Lisa Little Iron (Lakota) – Northern Plains beadwork

  • Alfred Joe (Navajo/Diné) – Jewelry

  • Charles Johnson (Sioux/Cherokee/Creek/Seminole/Chickasaw) – Jewelry

  • Mary Kay Kokaly (Isleta/Ohkay Owingeh Pueblos) – Pottery  

  • Melanie and Michael Lente (Isleta Pueblo) – Jewelry

  • Gerald Lomaventema (Hopi) – Jewelry

  • Richard A. Monikowski (Eel Ground First Nation) – Pottery

  • Domingo Talldog Monroe (Narragansett) – Jewelry, accessories

  • Jody Naranjo (Santa Clara Pueblo) – Pottery

  • Pahponee (Kansas Kickapoo) – Bronze and clay artwork

  • Marlon Pauc (Maya)– Mixed media, painting

  • Edmond Perkins (Choctaw Tribe of Oklahoma) – Pottery

  • Veronica Poblano (Zuni Pueblo) – Jewelry

  • Eleudora Jimenez Quispe (Huari) – Home furnishings, alpaca apparel, jewelry

  • Gerry Quotskuyva (Hopi) – Katsina carvings

  • Tonya June Rafael (Navajo) – Jewelry

  • Sabrina Ramirez (Maya Ixil) – Textiles, attire

  • Ubaldo Sanchez (Maya) – Painting

  • Natasha Smoke Santiago (Akwesasne Mohawk) – Painting, prints, pipes

  • Penny Singer (Navajo) – Jackets, capes, vests

  • Lorenzo Cruz Sunu (Maya/Tzutuhil) – Painting

  • Margaret Tenorio (Kewa) – Jewelry 

  • Ray Tsalate (Zuni Pueblo) – Sculpture, jewelry

  • Maxine E. Winston (Meherrin) – Quilts, attire

New York

  • Marcus Amerman (Choctaw Nation) – Beaded bracelets, wallets, belt buckles

  • Allen Aragon (Diné) – Jewelry

  • Keri Ataumbi (Kiowa) – Jewelry

  • Victor P. Beck (Diné) – Jewelry

  • Aaron Brokeshoulder (Shawnee–Choctaw/Kewa) – Jewelry

  • Franklin Carrillo (Laguna Pueblo/Choctaw) – Jewelry

  • LeRoy DeJolie (Navajo) – Photography

  • Jeanette Ferrara (Isleta Pueblo) – Pendleton handmade coats

  • Jason Garcia (Santa Clara Pueblo) – Pottery

  • Wayne Nez Gaussoin (Picuris Pueblo/Diné) – Contemporary jewelry

  • Ronni Leigh and Stonehorse Goeman (Onondaga/Iroquois) – Black Ash baskets

  • Jimmie Harrison (Navajo) – Jewelry

  • Linda M. Haukaas (Sicangu Lakota) – Ledger drawings

  • Carla and Babe Hemlock (Mohawk of Kahanawake) – Paintings and cradle boards

  • Jerry Ingram (Choctaw/Cherokee) – Beadwork, quillwork

  • Mary Irene (Muscogee Creek Nation) – Sculptural jewelry

  • Joseph and Nona LaToma (San Felipe Pueblo) – Pottery

  • Duane Maktima (Laguna Pueblo/Hopi) – Jewelry

  • Morris Muskett (Diné) – Jewelry

  • Glen Nipshank (Big Stone Cree) – Contemporary pottery. masks, plates

  • Tahnibaa Naataanii (Navajo) – Loomed weaving

  • Michelle Paisano (Laguna/Acoma Pueblos) – Pottery sculpture

  • Mabilon Jimenez Quispe (Huari) – Retablos 

  • Charlene and Frank Reano (San Felipe Pueblo) – Mosaic inlay jewelry

  • Michael Roanhorse (Diné) – Jewelry

  • Ken Romero (Taos/Laguna Pueblos) – Jewelry

  • Raynard Scott (Diné) – Jewelry

  • Israel Shotridge (Tlingit) – Jewelry, prints, drums, carvings

  • Mark D. Stevens (Laguna Pueblo) – Jewelry

  • Tchin (Narragansett/Blackfeet) – Jewelry

  • Olin Tsingine (Hopi/Navajo) – Jewelry

  • Dawn Wallace (Aleut/Chugach/Tatitlek) – Jewelry

  • Liz Wallace (Navajo) – Jewelry

  • Margaret Roach Wheeler (Chickasaw) – Textile and attire

Artists were selected through a competitive application process. In Washington, the museum is located on the National Mall at Fourth Street and Independence Avenue S.W. The museum is free and open every day from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., except Dec. 25. It is accessible from L’Enfant Plaza Metrorail station via the Maryland Avenue/Smithsonian Museums exit.

In New York City, the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian’s George Gustav Heye Center is located at One Bowling Green, across from Battery Park. The museum is free and open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursdays until 8 p.m. Call (212) 514–3700 for general information and (212) 514–3888 for a recording about the museum’s public programs. By subway, the museum may be reached by the 1 to South Ferry, the 4 or 5 to Bowling Green or the R or W to Whitehall Street.

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