Author Archives: Matagi Sorensen

About Matagi Sorensen

Matagi Sorensen is a Yavapai-Apache jewelry designer, silversmith, and printmaker. His work is inspired by the natural world, industrial decay, and yoga. Based in Phoenix, Flagstaff, and the Verde Valley, his work can be found throughout Arizona, the United States, Europe and on his online shop matagifineart.com. Wholesale enquiries are welcome.

Prescott Indian Art Market is Happening THIS WEEKEND!

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. Continue reading

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Brushed Silver and Pearl Necklace – Prizewinning Piece at Eiteljorg

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

I am thrilled 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! Continue reading

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Upcoming Festivals ~ Eiteljorg, Prescott, and Santa Fe!

Eiteljorg Indian Market and Festival: June 21st through 22nd – JURIED SHOW White River State Park, 500 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204 Coming up this weekend! Learn more about the 2014 Indian Market and Festival here. “The Eiteljorg collects and … Continue reading

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2013 in review – Thanks for a Great Year!

2013 was a great year. I had some evolutionary leaps in my creative process and am excited to see where next year takes me. I also had some firsts last year. I showed at The Heard Museum in Phoenix, the … Continue reading

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Pueblo Grande Museum Indian Market – this weekend!

I’ll be exhibiting at the Indian Market this weekend! Juried show! Find unique pieces for the holidays. Visit me and check out my new work. I was at this show last year, and the site is beautiful. There is something … Continue reading

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Sterling Silver Organic Line Pendant

Sterling Silver Organic Line Pendant Sterling silver pendant has a fluid, flowing organic line. Brushed to a pearl-like sheen. Very feminine. Approximately three inches long. Shown here on a 16 inch omega necklace. Signed on the back.

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Solid Silver Cuff

Solid Silver Cuff

A brushed silver lip opens to highly polished silver in the simple yet stunning cuff. The cuff is meant to sit low on the wrist and has a substantial weight. The curved rounded inner side of the bracelet makes this piece extremely comfortable to wear.

Classic!

Signed on the inside. Matagi Sorensen signature design. Continue reading

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Mokume Hollow Form Pendant – Arrow

Mokume Hollow Form Pendant – Arrow

Hand-crafted silver and copper mokume is cradled by brushed silver in this hollow form pendant. Organic shapes create a unique, one-kind-only piece. Over time, the copper will deepen in color, making this an ever-changing pendant.

Approximately three inches long, about an inch wide, and a quarter-inch deep. Signed on the back. Shown here with a seven-strand silver omega necklace. Signed on the back. Continue reading

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Married Metals Dangling Earrings

Married Metals Dangling Earrings

Red hot copper married to cool silver is a bold contrast in these dangling earrings. The organic line of the married edge is further enhanced by the raw copper, which will deepen in color over time.

Hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind earrings. Approximately two-and-a-half inches long. Signed on the back. Continue reading

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This Weekend! American Indian Arts 2013 Marketplace at the Autry: Juried Show

The American Indian Arts Marketplace is a high end art festival featuring over 40 tribes represented by 180 artists. It is Southern California’s largest Native American art market. This is a juried exhibition.

From the American Indian Arts Marketplace Overview:

This year, in recognition of the Autry’s 25th anniversary exhibition Art of the West, the Marketplace explores themes of contemporary Native American art in all its iterations, while still honoring traditional roots.

“The Marketplace attracts people who are interested in Native art beyond the museum collections. They’re interested in your work but they’re also interested in you, and in supporting a sense of community. That mindset is at the core of Native art shows like the Autry’s,” said Mateo Romero, a Marketplace artist whose mixed-media piece War Music II is part of the Autry’s permanent collection and featured in Art of the West. Continue reading

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