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A Santa Fe Art Journey 2014


After a one-year hiatus in 2013, I'm resuming my beloved American Indian art field trips.  I missed the many field trips we shared over the years.  Responding to your suggestions, I’ve put together a new field trip for 2014, one that requires much less travel to different lodgings.  We will stay 6 nights in Santa Fe, making day trips to the studios of important jewelers and potters at various pueblo villages.  We will meet some of our old field trip friends from years past, while also visiting some exciting new artists.

Our itinerary includes:

  • A visit with Pat Pruitt at his Laguna Pueblo studio to see his unique stainless steel jewelry.  Pat’s work is an entirely new art form in the Southwest.  For contrast, in  the afternoon we rendezvous with father and son Laguna silversmiths, Greg and Dyaami Lewis, whose jewelry is deeply traditional.
  • A drive to Cochiti Pueblo to the home of noted potter, Virgil Ortiz, where several family members,  some quite well known, will display their pottery.  After lunch back in Santa Fe, distinguished silversmith, Perry Shorty, will arrive from Shiprock to the Struever home to show us his latest creations.
  • At the Wheelwright Museum, Director Jon Batkin is planning a special morning for us to go into the storage rooms to view selections of jewelry from the major Lauris Phillips and Barbara Duree collections: these collections will be among those featured in the Museum’s new jewelry wing. Our afternoon is free for browsing around Santa Fe. That evening, we will enjoy a catered dinner at the Struever home.
  • At Santa Clara Pueblo we go to the homes/studios of Gloria Garcia (Goldenrod) and Jennifer Moquino.  These two famous potters have markedly different styles, and we will see an array of their work.
  • One day is devoted to traditional Spanish art of New Mexico.  We drive to Taos to the studio of Victor Goler, the most renowned of contemporary Hispanic carvers.  He will show his current sculpture and discuss the work of traditional New Mexican santeros. Lunch is at Rancho de Chimayo, then it’s on to Nambe Pueblo where Mel Rivera will show us his intricately inlaid crosses for which he is justly famous.
  • On our last morning, we travel to San Felipe Pueblo to see the work of father and son jewelers, Richard and Jared Chavez.  Sharon, Richard’s wife, is preparing one of her famous lunches for us before we head to Albuquerque for a rest and then our farewell dinner together.

My warmest regards,

Martha H. Struever

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