Full Circle: Taos Pueblo Contemporary
The artists of the Taos Society of Artists were inspired by the art and culture of Taos Pueblo. The Society was formed for “educational purposes, to promote and stimulate the practical expressions of art—to preserve and promote the native Art.” Many of the TSA artists developed lifelong friendships and even familial bonds with their Native models, who included Looking Elk, Hunting Son, Star Road, Elk Duststorm, Rain Coming Down, and Elkfoot to name just a few. TSA artists became strong advocates for Native rights and sovereignty.
The exhibition Full Circle honors those relationships and the many artists from Taos Pueblo who continue to redefine Native art and identity, including:
Joseph Concha, Paintings
Causandra & Michael Dukepoo, Jewelry
Sean Rising Sun Flanagan, Sculpture*
Debbie Lujan, Photography*
Ira Lujan, Glass (demo July 7)*
Jocelyn Martinez, Paintings
Patricia Michaels, Fashion Design (demo June 2)
Edna Romero, Pottery (demo Oct. 6)
Ken Romero, Jewelry*
Maria Samora, Jewelry
Yellowbird Samora, Pottery
Dawning Pollen Shorty, Sculpture
Sonny Spruce, Jewelry
John Suazo, Sculpture (demo Aug. 4)
Ryan Suazo, Mixed Media
Jonathan Warm Day Coming, Paintings (demo Sept. 1)
Angie Yazzie, Pottery*
It can be toured during First Saturday open house 3-5 pm, June-October, and by appointment; available appointment hours are Mon-Sat 9-5. Visit couse-sharp.org or call 575-751-0369 to schedule.
* These artists won a first or second place award in an artwork category in the judging for Indian Market 2018 in August.