Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival at the Community Convention Center
Paintings, sculpture, jewelry, textiles, and other museum-quality works by more than 200 invited artists from over 40 tribes and pueblos are for sale at the 11th annual Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival, from Friday, May 22, through Sunday, May 24, at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center (201 W. Marcy Ave.). At a 5:30 p.m. reception on Friday, which costs $100 per person, guests can mingle with the artists, including bead-worker Teri Greeves (Kiowa) and her sister, jewelry-maker Keri Ataumbi (Kiowa), who will be presented with Museum of Indian Arts Living Treasures awards by last year’s Living Treasures, Joe and Althea Cajero. Greeves began beading at age eight, on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming, and is mostly selftaught. Her work includes beaded objects, such as Converse sneakers, and beaded “paintings” on canvas. Ataumbi’s distinctive metal and stone jewelry has a contemporary aesthetic that blends the traditional with cutting-edge wearable art. Also included in the festival are works by painters Nocona Burgess (Comanche), Debbie Lujan (Taos Pueblo), and Dolores Purdy (Caddo); weaver Rena Begay (Navajo); jewelry-makers Richard and Jared Chavez (San Felipe) — slated to attend the reception — and many others. The art show begins the morning of Saturday, May 23, with early-bird arrival at 9 a.m. ($20) and general admission from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.($10); all tickets are available at the door. On Sunday, the festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and admission is free. Proceeds from the sales revert to the artists, and the artists in turn donate a portion of the monies to the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. For information, visit www.nativetreasures.org.
— Jennifer Levin
Teri Greeves: Abstraction:
Kiowa by Design, 2014, beads on high-heeled canvas sneakers