BeyondTaos staff – May 20, 2016
The 12th annual Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival, an invitational art show and sale featuring art by over 200 Native American artists will fill Santa Fe Convention Center for three days over Memorial Day Weekend. Seven of those artists are from Taos Pueblo.
Kudos to those Taos Pueblo artists:
Camille Bernal, pottery
Sean Rising Sun Flanagan, drums
Jacqueline Gala, jewelry
Lorraine Gala-Lewis, pottery
Debbie Lujan, photography
Ken Romero, jewelry
Maria Samora, jewelry
Since its inception in 2005, Native Treasures has become one of the important Indian art shows in the country Artists from over 40 tribes and pueblos showcase and sell their pottery, jewelry, glass, painting, sculpture, carvings, textiles and other art. Artists are invited to participate, and show organizers work to bring in new talent each year. Selected demonstrations by artists, an eclectic mix of music, and delicious food add to the festive atmosphere.
Sales at the festival benefit the Museum of Indian Art & Culture, a repository for knowledge of the diverse native arts, histories, languages and cultures of the Greater Southwest.
The theme of Native Treasures 2016 is “Mother Nature.” Artists create work using this theme.
Hopi/Tewa artist Dan Namingha is the 2016 Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s Living Treasure and the Featured Artist for the Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival.
Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival
Santa Fe Community Convention Center
201 W. March St. (at the corner of Grant Ave)
Friday, May 27:
Pre-Show VIP Celebration, 5:30 to 7:30pm. ($125)
Saturday, May 28:
9am to 10am Early Bird Shopping ($25)
10am – 5pm General Admission ($10)
2pm: Lloyd Kiva New Fashion Show.
Sunday, May 29:
10am to 5pm General Admission (Free)
About the event and for the full artist list, visit: www.nativetreasures.org