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As fine art collectors and enthusiasts from around the world gather in small groups and virtually in Santa Fe, New Mexico this year, they will have the unique opportunity to experience the second official, ‘Sovereign Santa Fe‘ art exhibit.

Sovereign is a curated Contemporary Native American Arts exhibition showcasing cutting edge indigenous creativity. Sovereign’s mission is to create a platform and highlight NewSchool Native American Arts and its elusive relationship between traditional and contemporary.

Organized by FaraHNHeight Fine ArtTony Abeyta, and Randy L Barton and taking place at La Fonda on the Plaza in La Terraza Ballroom, Sovereign fosters a community of forward thinking artists. The exhibition features contemporary paintings, sculptures and other mediums.

Sovereign allows visitors to view and interact with over 20 different contemporary native artists’ work, including but not limited to:  Monty Little, The Carson Twins, Sheldon Harvey, Melissa Cody, David Naranjo, April Holder, George Alexander, Raven Arbuckle, Aaron KiyaaniSandra CohoeJamie Chavez, Antoinette Thompson, Jesse Raine Littlebird, Suann Davin, and Orlando Allison, and others.

Sovereign Santa Fe was established in 2019 to give vibrant Native American artists an on-trend platform to showcase and share their accomplished work and talent.

This year, Sovereign Santa Fe partners with La Fonda on the Plaza.  Art is on display throughout the hotel including La Plazuela, La Fiesta Lounge and La Terraza. Visitors can explore the art exhibits in a safe and socially distanced atmosphere, then enjoy lite fare and drinks in the open-air rooftop garden.

What: Sovereign Santa Fe Exhibition

Where: La Fonda on the Plaza | La Terraza, La Plazuela, La Fiesta Lounge, the New Mexico Room

When: Monday, August 10th – Sunday, August 16th  | Noon-9PM

Sovereign Santa Fe is a collaborative event with the following participants: Farahnheight Fine Art GalleryGregory F. Farah,  La Fonda on the Plaza, Tony Abeyta native american artist,  Contemporary Native American Arts Group.

Sovereign Santa Fe donates a portion of sales to various philanthropic fundraisers supporting and promoting Native American Rights & Culture.

Partial List of Participating Artists:

  • Sheldon Harvey (Diné)
  • April Holder (Sac & Fox)
  • George Alexander (Muscogee Creek)
  • Raven Arbuckle (Ojibwe/Choctaw)
  • Jay Smiley (Diné)
  • Melissa Cody (Diné)
  • Randy L Barton (Diné)
  • DeAnna Autumn Leaf Suazo (Taos Pueblo / Diné)
  • Jesse Raine Littlebird (Laguna & Kewa Pueblos)
  • Suann Davin (Taos Pueblo)
  • Monty Little (Diné)
  • The Carson Twins; Margaret CarsonBizzle G. Carson(Choctaw)
  • David Naranjo (Santa Clara Pueblo)
  • Sandra Cohoe (Diné)
  • Micah Wesley (Kiowa/Creek)
  • Jamie Chavez (Raramuri / Tarahumara / Chicano)
  • Antoinette Thompson aka AThompsons Art (Diné)
  • Aaron Kiyaani (Diné)
  • Shondinii Walters(Diné)
  • Orlando Allison (Hopi)
This article was posted by Cheryl Fallstead

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