It’s time for the 97th Santa Fe Indian Market, which features jewelry, textiles, baskets, beadwork, quillwork, wooden carvings, sculpture, drums, hides and leather goods created by 1,000 artists representing more than 200 federally recognized tribes. The Santa Fe Plaza, and streets surrounding the Plaza, are closed to vehicle traffic and lined with artists’ booths. The weekend’s festivities also include music and dance performances and workshops for children.
Many galleries in and around the Santa Fe Plaza also are showcasing Native work such as Authentic Traditions at 110 W. San Francisco St. (bracelet below by Navajo jeweler Fernando Benally), Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery at 100 W. San Francisco St. (pottery by Wyandot artist Richard Zane Smith), Sorrel Sky Gallery at 125 W. Palace Ave. (paintings by Crow artist Kevin Red Star and jewelry by Northern Cheyenne artist Ben Nighthorse and Navajo artist Ray Tracey) and Singular Couture at 66 E. San Francisco St. (hand-painted silk coats and vests by several Native artists).
Santa Fe Arts Journal thanks Santa Fe artist Jim Jennings for allowing use of an image of his 12” x 12”, oil on canvas painting “Chamisa #50.” Jim’s work is represented by Acosta-Strong Fine Art (johnbstrong.com).
Emily Van Cleve