Contemporary Native Art

Pathfinding

Eric-Paul Riege wearing jaatłoh4Ye’iitsoh 1, jaatłoh4Ye’iitsoh 2, and his performance regalia. Native American artists forge a contemporary scene in the heart of traditional art country. Story by Ashley M. Biggers Photography by Riley Russill Jerry Brown lives in clay country. His home sits 45 minutes outside Gallup, the nearest town of any size. During summer monsoons or winter snowstorms, the …

Taos Instagram

Picture Perfect

San Francisco de Asís church.Photograph by Jessica Warner Taos’ one-of-a-kind destinations are worth sharing. Grab the best shots with tips from fellow travelers — and tag #GuestLifeNewMexico for a chance to be featured here. San Francisco de Asís church  This church in Ranchos de Taos is one of the most photographed destinations in the state. “This mission church in Ranchos …

Santa Fe Opera

The Right Notes

Robert K. Meya.Photography by Gabriella Marks Santa Fe Opera director Robert K. Meya continues the company’s tradition of making the art form accessible to all. By Nancy Zimmerman Robert K. Meya is only the fourth director in the Santa Fe Opera’s 64-year-long history, and his love of opera stretches back before the Connecticut native could form words. Meya’s grandmother, a …

DIY Art

DIY Art

Bullseye Resource Center.Photo Courtesy Bullseye Resource Center. Santa Fe and Taos workshops invite inspired visitors to express themselves. By Ashley M. Biggers Santa Fe and Taos’ respective histories as art colonies date back to the early 20th century. The success of Los Cincos Pintores and the Taos Society of Artists drew artists to the northern New Mexico towns, which have …

Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial

Come Back: Gallup Forever

Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial. A landmark Native American ceremonial celebrates a century. By Ashley M. Biggers Launched in 1922, the Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial will mark its hundredth anniversary in 2022. It’s one of New Mexico’s longest continuously held events, as well as one of the oldest continuously held celebrations of Native American culture and art and inspired numerous other …

Meow Wolf Santa Fe

Meow Wolf Santa Fe

Photography by Kate Russell, courtesy Meow Wolf Created by more than 100 local artists, Meow Wolf Santa Fe’s House of Eternal Return is a wildly imaginative, 20,000-square-foot space designed to inspire participants of all ages. Chaotic portals take participants to worlds they’ve only seen in their wildest dreams through this explorable, immersive art installation. A unique combination of interactive children’s …

Prescott Gallery & Sculpture Garden

Prescott Gallery & Sculpture Garden

Photo courtesy Prescott Gallery Wild Animal Wind sculpture in the Garden of the Gods, New Mexico. Life and art join to reveal a dynamic partnership in the work of Fredrick Prescott. The joy and animation seen in Prescott’s sculpture simultaneously evoke the natural world and its imaginary counterpart. As graphically bold and colorful as his pieces are, they always look …

Wahleah's Taos Pueblo Gallery

Wahleah’s Taos Pueblo Gallery

Don and Wahleah Flanagan and son, Sean; metal sculptures and drums by Sean Rising Sun Flanagan. Photography courtesy Wahleah’s Taos Pueblo Gallery In the midst of the magnificent blue mountains of the Sangre de Cristos lies the timeless American Indian village of Taos Pueblo. Within the borders of this renowned, majestic, ancient settlement, you will find a hidden treasure, Wahleah’s …

Native American Art

Buying Native American Art

Jemez 11-figure nativity set by Maxine Toya. By Ashley M. Biggers Lyn Fox, owner of Lyn A. Fox Fine Pueblo Pottery in Santa Fe, didn’t start out as a pueblo pottery expert. He and his wife purchased their first pueblo pottery piece directly from the artist. It was a small storyteller (a woman figure with her children gamboling around her) …

Alexander Girard

Place Making

By Ashley M. Biggers In a letter to friends, Alexander Girard enumerated the reasons for his 1953 move from Michigan to Santa Fe. One of the most influential interior and textile designers of the 20th century, Girard (1907–1993) also ventured to the Land of Enchantment to be closer to the Mexican and Pueblo cultures that inspired him to reintroduce color …