Sorrel Sky Gallery Celebrates Decades with the Legends -

When was the last time you met a legend? The 2023 Santa Fe Indian Market celebrates its 101st year from August 19 – 20, and Sorrel Sky Gallery is helping with the celebration, by bringing together legendary Indigenous artists and rising stars under one roof. Called Decades with the Legends the exhibit is a four-day showcase of the most accomplished artists represented by the gallery, including demonstrations, lectures, book signings, and more. Decades with the Legends runs August 17 – 20, 2023 at Sorrel Sky Gallery, located at 125 W. Palace Avenue in Santa Fe.

Black Bird Man, by Kevin Red Star.

Artists Included in the Exhibition

  • Victoria Adams – Southern Cheyenne/Arapaho jeweler and designer who juxtaposes standard materials with plant, animal, and human forms.
  • Sylvanna Apache – Navajo/Mescalero Apache jeweler working in copper and silver stamped with traditional Navajo designs.
  • Darryl Dean Begay – multiple award-winning Navajo jeweler whose precious stone design work reflects Navajo custom.
  • Tom Gilleon – Cherokee fine artist best known for his paintings of tipis, Plains Indians, and Old West imagery.
  • Shane Hendren – award-winning Navajo metal smith and jeweler combining natural elements and cowboy culture into his wearable art.
  • Ben Nighthorse – award-winning Northern Cheyenne jeweler, and former U.S. senator from Colorado, known for his highly collectible adornments.
  • Pahponee – Kickapoo/Potawatomi self-taught clay and bronze artist combining traditional methods with contemporary pottery designs.
  • Kevin Red Star – renowned Crow painter from Montana known for his meticulous attention to historical detail and tradition.
  • Ray Tracey – award-winning Navajo jeweler whose creations stand as transitional figures from traditional to contemporary designs.
  • Cody Sanderson – Acclaimed and renowned Navajo artist known for his contemporary and playful designs.
  • David Yarrow – British fine art photographer whose evocative work depicting Indigenous communities and landscapes have gained him patrons worldwide.
Turquoise and silver earrings by Ray Tracey.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, August 17
  • Navajo weaving educational talk – 3 p.m.
  • Native artists opening show and reception – 5 p.m.
Friday, August 18
  • Pahponee Pottery, preserving tradition – 3 p.m.
  • Native artists opening show and reception – 5 p.m.
Saturday, August 19
  • Indian Market opens – 10 a.m.
  • David Yarrow one-man show and book signing – 5 p.m.
Sunday, August 20
  • Indian Market opens – 10 a.m.
  • Navajo weaving educational talk – 11:30 a.m.

About Sorrel Sky Gallery

Santa Fe’s must-see gallery since its opening in 2014. With a visionary approach to Western art, Sorrel Sky Gallery allows both new and experienced art enthusiasts the opportunity to select from a distinctive collection of fine and wearable art. Representing local and regional artists, including acclaimed sculptor Star Liana York, and internationally renowned painter Kevin Red Star, Sorrel Sky exclusively represents the one-of-a-kind, collectible jewelry of former U.S. Senator Ben Nighthorse. Offering both contemporary and traditional Western and Native American fine art and jewelry, sculpture, ceramics, woodturning and more, the goal of Sorrel Sky Gallery is to establish meaningful, lasting connections between the artists represented and the clients they serve.

To find out more about Decades with the Legends, and Sorrel Sky Gallery, visit the website.

This article was posted by David Salcido

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