The 14th annual Native Treasures Art Market, which is produced by the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, features jewelry, pottery, painting, basketry, beadwork, carvings, sculpture and textiles by 200 traditional and contemporary Native American artists working in communities throughout the country. This three-day market takes place May 25 through 27 at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center (201 W. Marcy St.). Visit the website nativetreasures.org for a schedule of events.
Charlotte Jackson Fine Art’s show “Joan Watts: bodhi” highlights work by Watts that has been created since physical limitations prohibited the artist from painting in her usual manner. When Watts realized she was no longer able to spend entire days in her studio and use the tools with which she was accustomed to working, she developed new ways to paint. “Joan Watts: bodhi” opens on May 24, but the reception with the artist takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. on June 1.
“Extremities,” a 1982 drama written by William Mastrosimone, opens on May 24 at the Adobe Rose Theatre. It’s the story of a young woman attacked in her home who ends up tying her would-be rapist to her fireplace. When her two roommates come home, the three women engage in an intense conversation about rape and their lives. The play stars Mariah Olesen, Marianna Gallegos, Nicole Bartlett, and Koppany Pusztai.
This week’s SFAJ YouTube video blog (https://youtu.be/HAJ-LwcE3jY) talks about Barbara Meikle’s annual one-woman show at Meikle Fine Art and features images of paintings by Barbara Meikle and Joan Watts that are in their shows.
Santa Fe Arts Journal thanks Santa Fe artist Rebecca Haines for allowing use of an image of her 36” x 24” mixed media on wood panel painting “The Doors of Perception.” This painting is featured in Rebecca’s show “Creature Creature,” which runs from May 23 through June 6 at Pippin Contemporary (409 Canyon Road). A reception for the artist takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. on May 25. “It’s a piece that depicts the head of an osprey morphing into the reflected image of a bear. The juxtaposed animals represent the infinity of nature’s connections,” says Rebecca about “The Doors of Perception.”
Emily Van Cleve