Pottery, Katsinas, Rugs, & More at Our Denver Show

Pottery

Recently we acquired a few older Hopi polychrome pieces. These include a Helen Naha (Feather Woman) vase, a Joy Navasie (Second Frog Woman) bowl, and a seed pot by Maynard and Veronica Navasie (Frog Woman family). Also available are an Acoma seed pot with Mimbres-style animals by Rachel Concho and Acoma seed pots by Dianne Lewis. There will also be a nice selection of Navajo horsehair pottery as well as etched pieces for sale. As some of the colorful Mata Ortiz pots become available, we will be hand-selecting several unique shapes and decorated pieces. As always, we have a great selection of impressive pottery for your home decorating. Whether you want a molded or hand coiled piece, we have something that’s sure to please.

Sculpture & Katsinas

With the arrival of spring, the kachinas have returned from their mountain home to once again live among the Hopi. Carvers have already begun calling us with new pieces for sale. Expect to see sun, butterfly, dust devil, rain-bringing, and other kachinas related to the spring ceremonies. Despite working 60 hour weeks at a power plant for the last two months, Raymond Chee created a few sculptures for us (for which we are very grateful!), including some Navajo Yei-Be-Chei, and Laurence Dallas is once again carving after the passing away of his gentle and kind father. We will have some of his new work on hand. At this writing, we are working hard to gather as many fetish critters as possible and are looking for pieces in new and different materials.

Sand Paintings & Art

During the holiday shows, the new work by Sammy Myerson was once again a big hit. Sammy’s ability to present true traditional Navajo themes in such a contemporary form is second to none. If you have yet to see his new work, you are missing out! We will be looking to add new work by Joe Ben Jr., Baatsoslanii Joe and Bilson Kee, to name a few. We will also be offering a few select pieces for SHOW SPECIAL pricing. This is your opportunity to acquire competition quality pieces at prices WELL BELLOW retail (LOOK FOR THE SPECIAL TAGS). Carol Lee Thompson stole the show when it came to framed originals. We sold six of her fine pieces during our holiday shows as well as framed prints. Currently we have two of her impressive originals so, if you are a fan, don’t miss out!

Rugs

Weavings not much larger than 3 feet by 5 feet are in demand, so we will continue to focus our attention on these sizes. Two such weavings in stock include a beautiful 26” x 36” Tree of Life by Vanna Benally and a 36” x 44” Two Grey Hills color eye dazzler by Verna Begay. If you are looking for small accent pieces for tabletops and the like, we have been finding some very nice small weavings for this. They look great on a table under a piece of pottery or alabaster / bronze sculpture. We are usually able to have 10 to 12 of these pieces in inventory. Additional accent pieces include two Navajo rug pillow sets by Sally Arviso that will brighten up your favorite furniture. Thank you all again for a great 2013 and your continued support of the fine art and weavings that we bring you!

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Great New Jewelry at Our Upcoming Denver Show

Spring is finally here and with it new jewelry collections to complement your spring fashions!

Americana Indian Shows thanks you all for your support in 2013 — we look forward to seeing you in Highlands Ranch this month! Upon returning to Flagstaff after a wintry tour of the east coast, we visited with several artists who dropped by to see us with their new creations. Jack Tom came by with four of his shorter style necklaces, one of which he set with a lovely piece of Bisbee turquoise we provided him. He titled this gorgeous necklace “Turquoise Woman.”

Bruce Hodgins stopped by with his wonderful creations as well from which we purchased several pendants, two rings, and five beautiful link bracelets with exotic stones such as Montana agate, lapis, and carnelian. He promised to be back with some of his handmade silver chains, which will add to the nice selection of Italian chains we have built up for this show. Premier gold smith Brian Clark made two 14kt gold rings — one a heavy mans ring (over 1 oz) with gem-grade Bisbee turquoise and the other a stunning creation in 14kt gold, black Australian opal and diamonds. On our buying trips to Gallup and Zuni, we met with Vernon Haskie and were lucky enough to obtain two more of his incredible works of art, one of which is a wide multi-stone inlay bracelet and the other a drop-dead gorgeous belt buckle. For you purple lovers, we also have a stunning Vernon Haskie gel-sugilite-inlay bracelet. Another great find includes a must-see belt buckle by Santa Fe Indian Market award-winner Darrel Dean Begay as well as a bolo and bracelet by his brother Lee Begay. Our selection of Zuni inlay work is extensive and includes many nice bird inlay designs. Also included in the Zuni collection is a gorgeous needlepoint coral necklace by Brant Waatsa Jr., which took an honorable mention ribbon at the 2013 Gallup Ceremonial.

In our down time, we made some stone bead necklaces of Argentinean agate, tiger eye, Amazonite, carnelian, and green garnet, which are nicely accented with silver beads and finished with nice big sterling silver hook and eyes. Great worn alone or to give a unique accent to a favorite pendant!

At last year’s November and December show series we saw a healthy demand for the blue cluster style and multi stone style jewelry as well as for Larimar and light blue Dry Creek turquoise pieces. We hope to have a nice selection of these styles from which to choose.

From several collections we picked up a great 1950s–early 1960s Zuni needlepoint bracelet, an Andres Quandelacy fetish necklace, a three-piece set by Mary Marie Lincoln Yazzie featuring all Lone Mountain turquoise, a lovely ring by Lee Yazzie, earrings by Howard Nelson, a Dan Jackson bracelet, two rings by Kee Nez, a 1980s all-silver rainbow Yei squash blossom necklace by Francis Jones, a sterling silver bolo by Thomas Byrd with 14kt gold accents, and a rare Ray Tracey bracelet of hefty weight in sterling silver.

Other top-notch artists whose work will be featured at this show are Carl and Irene Clark, Jessie Monongye, Howard Nelson, Harrison Jim, Charlene Reano, Richard Tsosie, Sunshine Reeves, Derrick and Delbert Gordon, Andy and Darrell Cadman, Darryl Becenti, Albert Jake, Sunshine Reeves, La Rose Ganadonegro, Geneva Apachito, Harlen Coonsis, William Vandever, Wilbert Manning, Fadrian Bowannie, Leon Martinez, Ruddell and Nancy Laconsello, Johnathan Nez, James Bahe, and many more.

We’ll have a fantastic selection of gifts (Mother’s Day is right around the corner!) and very collectible pieces to fit any budget so be sure to stop by and see us! See you at the show!

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More Exciting Artists & Great Deals at Our March Shows: Pottery, Sculptures, Sandpaintings, Rugs, & More!

Pottery

As always, we have a great selection of impressive pottery for your home decorating. Whether you want a molded or hand-coiled piece, we have something for your budget. We have pieces from award-winning artists like Maria Martinez, Wilfred Garcia, Glendora Daubs, Diane Lewis, Tom Tapia, Red Starr, Dennis Daubs and Emma Yepa.

Sculpture & Katsinas

We have a nice selection of large alabaster pieces carved by Marvin Toya as well as several of his smaller pieces. For the Hopi, the Katsinas have returned to their spiritual home but the carvers are still producing detailed representations. We have 60-plus pieces from Lawrence Dallas, Watson Namoki, Wayne Poleahla, Sterling McRae, Henry Fred, Raymond Chee, and many others.

Sandpaintings & Art

During the holiday shows, the new work by Sammy Myerson was once again a big hit. Sammy’s ability to present true traditional Navajo themes in such a contemporary form is second to none. If you have yet to see his new work, you are missing out! We will also be looking to add new work by Joe Ben Jr., Baatsoslanii Joe and Bilson Kee, to name a few. We will also be offering a few select pieces for SHOW SPECIAL pricing. This is your opportunity to acquire competition quality pieces at prices WELL BELLOW retail (LOOK FOR THE SPECIAL TAGS).

Carol Lee Thompson stole the show when it came to framed originals. We sold six of her fine pieces during our holiday shows as well as framed prints. At this writing, Carol is working on several originals for us and I am sure that as always, they will be impressive. If you are a Howard Terpning fan, we will have a custom framed print of the “Healing Power of the Raven Bundle” in inventory. This piece has come from Carol Lee Thompson’s private collection.

Rugs

The holiday shows went very well. We sold a number of very nice weavings as well as pillow sets. We restocked our inventory with pieces from Bill Malone as well as the Winfield family. Weavings not much larger than 3 by 5 feet seem to be the winners so we will continue to focus our attention on these sizes. If you are looking for small accent pieces for tabletops and the like, we have been finding some very nice small weavings for this. They look great on a table under a piece of pottery or alabaster/bronze sculpture. We are usually able to have 10 to 12 of these pieces in inventory. Thank you all again for a great 2013 and your continued support of the fine art and weavings that we bring you!

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Join Us in Henderson and See Some Great New Jewelry!

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Americana Indian Shows thanks you all for your support in 2013. We look forward to seeing you in Henderson this month!

After a 4-week series tour on the snow-bound east coast in February, we are looking forward to our annual visit with you in warm and sunny Las Vegas! We’ve been busy restocking in preparation for this show. While we were in Flagstaff, several artists dropped by with their new jewelry creations. We also made trips to Gallup, Zuni, Winslow, and Albuquerque. This time we concentrated on the longer neckwear and winter fashions. At last year’s November and December show series, we saw a healthy demand for the blue cluster style and multi-stone style jewelry as well as for Larimar and light blue Dry Creek turquoise pieces. We hope to have a nice selection of these styles.

Alton Bedonie, Kee Yazzie, Bruce Hodgins, Mary Tom, and Jack Tom all provided more of their competition-quality jewelry. Alton made several spectacular turquoise pieces and a nice selection of lapis rings, earrings, and bracelets, while Kee provided some beautiful bolo ties. We purchased some great pieces in Gallup and Zuni to include another very nice all-silver bracelet by Rebecca Begay in a modern on-trend contemporary style. While in Zuni we met with Vernon Haskie and were lucky enough to obtain two more of his incredible works of art, one of which is a wide multi-stone inlay bracelet and the other a drop-dead gorgeous belt buckle. We also obtained two very nice bracelets by Monty Claw along with quite a few great new and very colorful Santo Domingo necklaces and earrings. In our down-time we made some stone bead necklaces of Argentinean agate, tiger eye, Amazonite, carnelian and green garnet, which are nicely accented with silver beads and finished with nice big sterling silver hook and eyes.

Through a collection we picked up a great 1950s – early 1960s Zuni needlepoint bracelet, an Andres Quandelacy fetish necklace, and a three-piece set by Marry Marie Lincoln Yazzie featuring all Lone Mountain turquoise. Just in at this writing are some highly collectible pieces: a lovely ring by Lee Yazzie, work by Clarence Lee (d), a rare Ray Tracey bracelet, and a Tom Jim buckle and bolo set.

Some of the other top-notch artists whose work will be featured at this show are Carl and Irene Clark, Jessie Monongye, Howard Nelson, Vernon Haskie, Harrison Jim, Charlene Reano, Brian Clark, Richard Tsosie, Sunshine Reeves, Derrick and Delbert Gordon, Andy and Darrell Cadman, Darryl Becenti, Albert Jake, Sunshine Reeves, La Rose Ganadonegro, Geneva Apachito, Harlen Coonsis, William Vandever, Wilbert Manning, Fadrian Bowannie, Leon Martinez, Ruddell and Nancy Laconsello, Johnathan Nez, James Bahe and many more.

We’ll have a fantastic selection of gifts and very collectible pieces to fit any budget so be sure to stop by and see us!

See you at the show!

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New Paintings & Show Special Pricing

During the holiday shows, the new work by Sammy Myerson was once again a big hit. Sammy’s ability to present true, traditional Navajo themes in such a contemporary form is second-to-none. If you have yet to see his new work, you are missing out! We will also be looking to add new work by Joe Ben Jr., Baatsoslanii Joe and Bilson Kee to name a few. We will also be offering a few select pieces for SHOW SPECIAL pricing. This is your opportunity to acquire competition-quality pieces at prices well bellow retail (look for the special tags).

Carol Lee Thompson stole the show when it came to framed originals. We sold six of her fine pieces during our holiday shows as well as framed prints. At this writing, Carol is working on several originals for us — and I am sure that, as always, they will be impressive. If you are a Howard Terpning fan, we will have a custom framed print of the “Healing Power of the Raven Bundle” in inventory. This piece has come from Carol Lee Thompson’s private collection.

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Weavings: Smaller is Bigger for 2014

The holiday shows went very well. We sold a number of very nice weavings as well as pillow sets.

We will be restocking our inventory with pieces from Bill Malone as well as the Winfield family. Weavings not much larger than 3 feet by 5 feet seem to be the winners, so we will continue to focus our attention on these sizes. If you are looking for small accent pieces for tabletops and the like, we have been finding some very nice small weavings for this. They look great on a table under a piece of pottery or alabaster/bronze sculpture. We are usually able to have 10 to 12 of these pieces in inventory. In addition, we were able to obtain two sets of Navajo rug pillows as of this writing.

Thank you all again for a great 2013 and your continued support of the fine art and weavings that we bring you!

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Pottery, Sculptures, & Katsinas — What’s New

Pottery. The new year has arrived and we have a great selection of impressive pottery for your home decorating. Whether you want a molded or hand-coiled piece, we have something for your budget. We have pieces from award-winning artists like Maria Martinez, Wilfred Garcia, Glendora Daubs, Diane Lewis, Tom Tapia, Red Starr, Dennis Daubs, and Emma Yepa.

Sculptures / Katsinas. We have a nice selection of large alabaster pieces carved by Marvin Toya, as well as several of his smaller pieces. For the Hopi, the Katsinas have returned to their spiritual home but the carvers are still producing detailed representations. We have 60-plus pieces from Lawrence Dallas, Watson Namoki, Wayne Poleahla, Sterling McRae, Henry Fred, Raymond Chee, as well as many others

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New Jewelry for the New Year

Happy New Year! Americana Indian Shows would like to thank you for all your support in 2013. We really enjoy being involved with the Native American arts and we look forward to serving you in the New Year.

After our 7-week holiday series tour finished in December, we got busy with restocking for the new year series. With Riverside being our very first show of 2014, you will have first choice of another incredible selection of jewelry and arts! While in Flagstaff shopping for the holidays, several artists dropped by to see us with their new jewelry creations. We also made several trips to Gallup, Zuni, Winslow, and Albuquerque. This time we concentrated on the longer neckwear and winter fashions. At the November and December show series, we saw a healthy demand for the blue cluster-style and multi-stone style jewelry as well as for the light blue Dry Creek turquoise pieces. We hope to have a nice selection of these styles from which to choose.

Alton Bedonie, Kee Yazzie, Bruce Hodgins, Mary Tom, and Jack Tom all stopped by with more of their competition-quality jewelry. Alton made several spectacular turquoise pieces and he created a nice selection of lapis rings, earrings, and bracelets. We purchased some great pieces over in Gallup and Zuni to include another very nice bracelet by Rebecca Begay and bracelet by her brother-in-law Lee Begay. We also obtained a very nice all-silver bracelet by Steven Begay along with quite a few great new and very colorful Santo Domingo necklaces and earrings. In our down time, we made some stone bead necklaces of Argentinean agate, tiger eye, Amazonite, carnelian, and green garnet, which are nicely accented with silver beads and finished with nice big sterling silver hook and eyes.

Through a collection we picked up a great 1950s – early 1960s Zuni needlepoint bracelet, an Andres Quandelacy fetish necklace, and a three piece set by Marry Marie Lincoln Yazzie featuring all Lone Mountain turquoise.

Some of the other artists whose work that will be featured at this show are Carl and Irene Clark, Jessie Monongye, Howard Nelson, Vernon Haskie, Harrison Jim, Charlene Reano, Brian Clark, Richard Tsosie, Sunshine Reeves, Derrick and Delbert Gordon, Andy and Darrell Cadman, Darryl Becenti, Albert Jake, Sunshine Reeves, La Rose Ganadonegro, Geneva Apachito, Harlen Coonsis, William Vandever, Wilbert Manning, Fadrian Bowannie, Leon Martinez, Ruddell and Nancy Laconsello, Johnathan Nez, James Bahe — and many more.

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Hopi & Zuni Kachinas: New Inventory

These handcrafted pieces represent an important part of the Hopi and Zuni cultures. When dancing, these figures are praying for an event that will be beneficial to the village or the environment. We have plenty of new carvings representing a wide variety of kachina dancers on hand.

Lawrence Dallas suffered several tragic family losses and took a sabbatical from carving. He has slowly started carving again and we are grateful and supportive of each piece that he does. Understandably, our selection of Lawrence pieces will be limited this time out. Our thoughts and prayers are with Lawrence as he continues to heal.

We acquired a few new carvings from Raymond Chee, who had an amazing summer with several awards, including a “best in category” at Gallup Ceremonial.

Marvin Toya sculpted some great new alabaster birds for us from grey alabaster. Each of these birds has his trademark moon/sun cutout. As we go to press, we expect even more assorted pieces to be competed in the next three weeks, so our selection of alabaster pieces will be quite good.

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New Weavings for Our Upcoming Holiday Shows

With the summer season over and the major shows completed, many fine weavings have become available to us. Our inventory will include superb weavings from Bill Malone, as well as pieces from the Winfield collection. We hope to have the opportunity to bring you some award-winning weavings from the 2013 Gallup Inter Tribal Ceremonial as well.

Our inventory will continue to feature the smaller to medium sized weavings with a few select larger weavings. Included will be a beautiful pictorial/tree of life that measures an impressive 68 inches by 130 inches. This weaving was created in the mid 1970’s by master weaver Lori Begay who was 73 years of age when she completed this masterpiece. It is a must see! If interested, we will also be able to provide you with photos of a 74 inch by 158 inch snowflake pattern by master weaver Shirley Joe and a Teec Nos Pos measuring 90 inches by 154 inches that we will be able to acquire for you if interested.

The weavers, Malone family, Winfield family, and all of us at Americana Indian Shows truly appreciate your support and thank you for making 2013 a wonderful year.

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