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Our Art Field Seminars are so special to me that I’ve decided to plan yet one more.  Our experiences are always rewarding, with lots of learning and some very good times. This will be a bit longer trip than our last one, as we will visit Acoma,  Hopi, Zuni and Cochiti Pueblos, with also some time to meet special Navajo artists. These experiences give us a better perspective at understanding the culture and arts here in the Southwest.

  • On our first full day, we’ll be shuttled to the top of Sky City at Acoma Pueblo for lunch with Wanda Aragon and her family of Aragon potters.  Further west at Winslow, we’ll stay in the restored Harvey Hotel, “La Posada”.
  • It’s a short trip to Hopi where we hope to see the Niman dance and ceremony at Hotevilla.  This is a one-day yearly event when the katsinas depart the villages to return to their homes in the San Francisco Peaks near Flagstaff. After lunch at the Second Mesa Cultural Center, we’ll browse through the katsinas, jewelry and baskets at Tsakurshovi,  then we wend our way to Gallup, NM, where we spend two nights at the historic El Rancho Hotel.
  • Zuni Pueblo is close by and we’ll meet with some talented artists.  Edith Tsabetsaye will show us how she fashions her incredible stone needlepoint.  Next we meet the Laahty family to enjoy a wonderful Pueblo lunch prepared for us. The Laahty’s are especially known for their intricate beaded figures and they will display an array. Later we hope for  a meeting with Dale Edaakie to learn more about his renowned stone and shell inlay work.
  • Norbert Peshlakai welcomes us to his studio in Gallup.   Here he has all the handmade stamps and paraphernalia he has fashioned to make his intricate jewelry.  He promises to have several items on hand for our consideration. After lunch, we see trader Bill Malone, where his son-in-law, Perry Shorty, will bring some selections of his silver jewelry for sale.  We then make the short journey to check in to the fine American Indian run Hotel Santa Fe.
  • This is rest and recuperation day, plus a visit to the many Santa Fe shops.  By evening we’ll gather at the Struever home for dinner.
  • The Wheelwright Museum’s new wing is open and we enjoy a private visit to see the Jewelry Gallery named for Martha Struever, part of a larger jewelry wing addition.  After browsing time at the Case Trading Post, we have   lunch at the Museum Hill Cafe.  The afternoon is open for shopping or resting.
  • At Cochiti pueblo, we will be greeted by Cippy Crazyhorse, the noted silversmith, and will see both his home and studio.  A picnic lunch is planned at Tent Rocks.  The balance of the afternoon is open.
  • In the morning, we return to the Struever home to meet artists, Teri Greeves and Kerri Atumbi.  They have been named sister recipients of the 2015 Living Treasure Award.  Terry is known for her intricate beadwork and Kerri makes sophisticated and timely jewelry.  Late in the afternoon, we’re invited to a cocktail parity at the home of Patricia MacLaughlin.  She has decorated her home with objects from several of our previous art trips.
  • The next day is the famous Spanish Market held on and around the Santa Fe Plaza.  This is a major occasion where local Hispanic artists bring their art for exhibition and sale.  By late afternoon, we’ll depart to check in at the  Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel; after a short rest we’ll go to our farewell dinner.

The hotel provides shuttle service to the airport, only a few minutes away.  They also have a restaurant for breakfast. Our seminar participants arrive in Albuquerque on July 16.  We will provide shuttles from the airport to the Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town.  Please arrive no later than 5:00 pm to prepare for our opening dinner.  Lodging the last evening of the trip, July 25 will be at the Sheraton Albuquerque Airport hotel to facilitate departures on July 26.

The cost of the seminar is $ 4,840.00 per person (double occupancy).  This fee covers transportation and lodging from arrival in Albuquerque to departure on July 26.  Some dinners, lunches and breakfasts are included in the cost.  All other meals are at the participant’s expense.  We cover all other fees and costs, except tips given at the participant’s discretion.  If you wish to share accommodations with another participant, we will try to help with this arrangement. Supplemental single fees are $ 860.00.

To hold a place on this trip, we require a deposit of $ 1,480.00 per person, with the balance of the fee due by May 1, 2015.  Almost all of our lodging and travel costs require payment in advance, so we can’t accept cancellations after June 8, 2015.  For cancellations after that time, we can only reimburse you $200.  Therefore, we strongly suggest you consider travel trip insurance.

On our trip, we travel in new, air-conditioned vans and stay in first-class lodging. 

Spaces are limited, If you’d like to join us, please sign up here with your deposit.

With sincere regards,

Martha H. Struever

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