I loved working at the wheel - I mean I really loved it. Creating forms that would then be carved with my favorite totems & petroglyphs - sheer joy for me.
But then, my hands started to ache. I researched hand exercises & started doing them every morning, but it just got worse. One day, ...
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The 3rd weekend in August every year, Santa Fe is overtaken with more than a 1000 Native American artists, offering traditional and contemporary artwork for sale.
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You may wonder why this is important - what makes it different from any other art show or festival? It is the largest ...
A Tribute Totem Sticks are my own design, inspired by the magnificent totem poles of northwestern tribes like the Tlingit. Totem Sticks are an homage to those massive works of art - and you can hang it on your wall.Totem poles were a sign of wealth, often constructed in front of the home of a Chief ...
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Spirits Rising, an exhibition of my work, opens April 3 at Red Earth Art Center in Oklahoma City. This is wildly exciting for me so I hope you will bear with my exuberance. Installation day was Friday, March 31, and I thought you might enjoy a couple of "behind the scenes" photo...
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It is with breathless anticipation that I announce my solo exhibition, Spirits Rising, opening April 3.
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I am pleased to invite you to the Opening Reception April 5 from 5-7 pm at the Red Earth Art Center, 6 Santa Fe Plaza, Oklahoma City. If you are not in or around Oklahoma City,...
Daily Fight to Survive
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Hummingbird is known as a warrior spirit with healing powers, and one of the strongest totems. The tiny hummingbird embodies the spirit of a great warrior. His daily fight for survival shows us that success is not only for the large and powerful. Etched in stoneware, this hum...
Red Earth is an event dear to my heart. It is an organization committed to promoting the rich traditions of American Indian arts and cultures through their museum and fine art markets. For 30 years, the Red Earth Festival has showcased Native American artists and dancers during its 3-day event...
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Earlier this month, Sam and I drove up to Muskogee for the opening reception of the Trail of Tears Art Show at the Cherokee Heritage Center. We also wanted to visit the
Five Civilized Tribes Museum show where two of my pieces had received awards that same week.
As luck would have it, the annual...
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Honoring the Spirit of the American IndianFor the first time, I will be a part of the Greater Tulsa Indian Art Festival in Glenpool, Oklahoma February 5-7. The theme this year is “Honoring Our Veterans and Code Talkers”, and I am so excited to be…
Just a week ago, I was in the beautiful town of Golden, Colorado for ArtBiz Breakthrough – a gathering of artists like none I’ve ever seen. Alyson B. Stanfield, author of I’d Rather Be in the Studio, led us through a marvelous adventure in the business side of art. You can find out more about her at www.ArtBizCoach.com.
Alyson is a no-nonsense coach for artists who are serious about building a business around their art. She is funny, inspiring, and just fun to be around. But make no mistake, she is serious about helping artists build a business in a fun environment.
I made some new friends from all over the country and got to know some acquaintances who live right here in my neck of the woods! The trip home allowed me time to process what I learned and develop a plan for the next year. With Alyson on my team, I can’t wait to see what 2016 brings.
As a bonus, the lovely and talented Regina-Marie Mountjoy of www.recherche-photography.com was on hand to take new head shots of the attendees. I have to say, I think she might be a wizard! What do you think?
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