Santa Fe Indian Market – This Weekend! (August 23rd and 24th)

2144-IMtm-01I have been working really hard for this show! One-of-a-kind fine art pieces take time to make, I wish I could post everything I am creating as I make it, but there just isn’t time.

To be in this show has been a dream of mine – and it’s coming true! I am honored and grateful to be one of the chosen artists to be at this event.

This is a big deal!

I hope to see some of you there. If you read my blog, stop by and say “Hello.”

Santa Fe, New Mexico

“The Santa Fe Indian Market is a 92-year-old Native art market. It is the largest and most prestigious Native arts market in the world and the largest cultural event in the southwest. The yearly event is held during the third weekend of August. Over 1,100 Native artists from the U.S. and Canada sell their artwork. The Indian Market attracts 150,000 visitors to Santa Fe from all over the world. Buyers, collectors and gallery owners come to Indian Market to take advantage of the opportunity to buy directly from the artists. For many visitors, this is a rare opportunity to meet the artists and learn about contemporary Indian arts and cultures. Quality and authenticity are the hallmarks of the Santa Fe Indian Market.”

Here is a video of last year’s activities and performances:

 

August 23rd & 24th, 2014: 93rd Annual Santa Fe Indian Market
JURIED SHOW

 

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Brushed Silver and White Pearl Teardrop Earrings

pearl tear earringBrushed Silver and White Pearl Teardrop Earrings

Hand-crafted hollow form earrings of brushed silver are reminiscent of a lotus petal. A pearl nestles gently on the inner opening of each earring.

Stunning! These work well in formal and casual settings.

Each earring is one-of-a-kind. Approximately 1 1/2 inches long by 3/4 inches wide, about 1/8 inch deep. Earring wire is sterling silver. Signed on the back.

Brushed Silver and White Pearl Teardrop Earrings

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Tear-shaped Coral and Silver Shadowbox Pendant

Coral Hollow Tear 1Tear-shaped Coral and Silver Shadowbox Pendant

Brushed silver carries red coral punctuated by the deep black in the shadowbox. The cut out at the top of the pendant flows with the overall shape of the tear and the coral. Holes in the side of the pendant allow the necklace to be seen through the front. 

Coral and silver are a classic southwestern combination of materials, shown here with a new twist.

Entirely hand-crafted, this pendant is approximately a two inches long by an inch-and-a-half wide and a quarter inch deep. The coral is one-of-a-kind, as is the entire piece. Shown with a sixteen-inch silver omega necklace (separate from the pendant). Hand-signed on the back.

Tear-shaped Coral and Silver Shadowbox Pendant

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Hand-Hammered Silver and Coral Earrings

Coral Silver EarringsHand-Hammered Silver and Coral Earrings

Flickers of warm coral against cool silver dazzle in the light. A southwest classic combination.

Because these are hand-crafted, no two earrings are alike.

Approximately 3/4 in diameter. Sterling silver. Hand-signed on the back by Matagi Sorensen.

 

 

Hand-Hammered Silver and Coral Earrings

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Brushed Silver Wave Bracelet

wave braceletBrushed Silver Wave Bracelet

Brushed silver softly catches light as it delicately encircles the wrist. Hand-carved, the variations on the surface create a fluid effect.

Simple, modern.

One-of-a-kind. Beveled edge for a comfort fit. Signed on the inner surface.

Brushed Silver Wave Bracelet

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Hand-Hammered Silver and Black Pearl Dangling Earrings

Black pearl earringsHand-Hammered Silver and Black Pearl Dangling Earrings

Black pearls encased in hand-hammered silver have the visual effect of being surrounded by rippling water.

Because these are hand-crafted, no two earrings are alike.

Approximately 3/4 in diameter. Sterling silver. Hand-signed on the back by Matagi Sorensen.

 

Hand-Hammered Silver and Black Pearl Dangling Earrings

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Brushed Silver Shadowbox Pendant with Blue Enamel

blue shaodwbox pendant

Traditional Native American shadowbox design with a twist.

Hand-crafted hollow form brushed silver sets off glossy sky blue enamel. Holes along the side of the pendant allow the necklace to show through the actual pendant.

A one-of-a-kind modern, playful piece!

Approximately 2.5″ long by .75″ wide, .25″ deep. Shown here with a 16″ 7-strand silver omega necklace (a separate item form the pendant). Hand-signed on the back by Matagi Sorensen.

Brushed Silver Shadowbox Pendant with Blue Enamel

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Triple Goddess Pearls and Brushed Silver Pendant

Triple Pearl GoddessTriple Goddess Pearls and Brushed Silver Pendant

Three white pearls set in an amorphous bowl of brushed silver are softly radiant.

Very feminine.

One-of-a-kind, hand-crafted. Approximately two inches long by an inch wide, a quarter inch deep. Shown here with a 16 inch 7-strand omega necklace. Hand-signed on the back by Matagi Sorensen.

 

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Prescott Indian Art Market is Happening THIS WEEKEND!

~JULY~

Sharlot Hall Indian MArketSharlot Hall 17th ANNUAL PRESCOTT INDIAN ART MARKET — July 12 & 13, 2014 – JURIED SHOW

415 W Gurley St, Prescott, Arizona 86301
Phone: 928-445-3122

The 17th Annual Prescott Indian Art Market will be held in the cool gardens of the Sharlot Hall Museum on July 12 & 13. The setting provides a beautiful backdrop for the show’s impressive Indian-art. Featured are exquisite carvings, ceramics, sculpture, paintings, hand-woven baskets, blankets, and distinctive jewelry.  Artists producing traditional and contemporary artwork are juried by distinguished American Indian artists. The Prescott Indian Art Market is one of the Southwest’s premier Indian-art Markets.

Come on down and visit me! I would love to see you!! 

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Brushed Silver and Pearl Necklace – Prizewinning Piece at Eiteljorg

Brushed Silver and Pearl Hollow Form Necklace – 2nd Place for Contemporary Native American Jewelry

I am thrilled and honored that this piece won second place in the Contemporary Jewelry Division at the Eiteljorg Museum Indian Art Market 2014 in Indianapolis on June 21st. It feels great to be recognized for my work – and inspires me to keep on creating!

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Entirely handmade silver and pearl necklace contains five white pearls set as shadowbox in a hollow form brushed silver pendant. The necklace is hand rolled silver with a Roman chain made of over 400 individually formed links.

Very fluid, feminine line. The hollow form is about two inches wide and about half and inch deep. The necklace is a flattering 16 inches.

Brushed Silver and Pearl Hollow Form Necklace

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