To be in this show has been a dream of mine – and it’s coming true! I am honored and grateful to be one of the chosen artists to be at this event.
This is a big deal!
I hope to see some of you there. If you read my blog, stop by and say “Hello.”
Santa Fe, New Mexico
“The Santa Fe Indian Market is a 92-year-old Native art market. It is the largest and most prestigious Native arts market in the world and the largest cultural event in the southwest. The yearly event is held during the third weekend of August. Over 1,100 Native artists from the U.S. and Canada sell their artwork. The Indian Market attracts 150,000 visitors to Santa Fe from all over the world. Buyers, collectors and gallery owners come to Indian Market to take advantage of the opportunity to buy directly from the artists. For many visitors, this is a rare opportunity to meet the artists and learn about contemporary Indian arts and cultures. Quality and authenticity are the hallmarks of the Santa Fe Indian Market.”
Here is a video of last year’s activities and performances:
August 23rd & 24th, 2014: 93rd Annual Santa Fe Indian Market
Brushed silver carries red coral punctuated by the deep black in the shadowbox. The cut out at the top of the pendant flows with the overall shape of the tear and the coral. Holes in the side of the pendant allow the necklace to be seen through the front.
Coral and silver are a classic southwestern combination of materials, shown here with a new twist.
Entirely hand-crafted, this pendant is approximately a two inches long by an inch-and-a-half wide and a quarter inch deep. The coral is one-of-a-kind, as is the entire piece. Shown with a sixteen-inch silver omega necklace (separate from the pendant). Hand-signed on the back.
Tear-shaped Coral and Silver Shadowbox Pendant
Three white pearls set in an amorphous bowl of brushed silver are softly radiant.
One-of-a-kind, hand-crafted. Approximately two inches long by an inch wide, a quarter inch deep. Shown here with a 16 inch 7-strand omega necklace. Hand-signed on the back by Matagi Sorensen.
Brushed Silver and Pearl Hollow Form Necklace – 2nd Place for Contemporary Native American Jewelry
I am thrilled and honored 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!
Entirely handmade silver and pearl necklace contains five white pearls set as shadowbox in a hollow form brushed silver pendant. The necklace is hand rolled silver with a Roman chain made of over 400 individually formed links.
Very fluid, feminine line. The hollow form is about two inches wide and about half and inch deep. The necklace is a flattering 16 inches.
Brushed Silver and Pearl Hollow Form Necklace
I was at this show last year, and the site is beautiful. There is something relaxing about the desert this time of year. The light and the colors are soft, and they shift throughout the day. The earth is almost a golden wheat color, with shades of pinks and purples and deep oranges that shift throughout the day.
The Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary is proud to host the 37th Annual Indian Market on December 14 & 15, 2013. The market will offer an array of activities for children and adults, including exceptional American Indian Music and dance, a variety of native foods, sweet and savory fry bread, other treats and authentic American Indian fine art, collectibles and cultural exhibits. A perfect place for last minute holiday shopping.
A new feature has been added to this year’s market, Ki:him – community village where cultural demonstrations and presentations will take place, providing guests with hands on access to everyday activities past and present and opportunities to interact and learn about the culture through storytelling, music, song, dance, games and native foods. Ki:him is the O’odham word for community village. While representatives of the four Southern communities of the O’odham people, descendants of the ancient Hohokam will be participating in the Ki:him, there will also be artists and representatives from various other tribes participating in the community village as well.
Come to the 37th Annual Pueblo Grande Museum Indian Market it’s a perfect place for last minute holiday shopping and a great opportunity to learn more about American Indian history and culture, past and present.
Kick Off Event – Radisson Airport Phoenix – 427 N. 44th St., Phoenix, AZ
Friday, December 13th from 6:00pm to 10:00 pm
Indian Market (Includes Museum Admission – A $6.00 value)
Tickets are only $5.00 per person
Children 11 years and under – FREE
Tickets for the Kick-Off Event are $20.00 and can be purchased in advance at Brown Paper Tickets by clicking HERE. Tickets may also be purchased at the door. Pueblo Grande Auxiliary members may also call (602) 495-0901 to purchase discounted tickets through the museum store.
Tickets for the Indian Market may be purchased in advance at Brown Paper Tickets by clicking HERE. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.
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.
Mokume Hollow Form Pendant – Arrow
I will be in Salt Lake City this weekend showing my work at the Natural History Museum of Utah – Canyon in Salt Lake City. I’m really excited about this show, and a little nervous because I think I’m going to be driving through snow for twelve hours!
“Celebrate native arts and culture at the Natural History Museum of Utah. The Indian Art Market is a juried show featuring the work of regional native artists. Over 20 selected artists will display and sell their original work ranging from jewelry, beadwork, sculpture, painting and more. Meet the artists, learn about contemporary Indian arts and tribal culture and take home something new and unique to add to your collection.”
October 12 & 13, 2013: Indian Art Market, Natural History Museum of Utah at the Rio Tinto Center of The University of Utah, 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, Utah
This brushed silver hollow form pendant with three turquoise stones and two lines that open to a shadowbox is clean and modern. A classic southwestern combination of materials with contemporary execution.
A simple, beautiful, piece.
Approximately two inches long by a half inch wide and a quarter inch deep. Hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind. A signature Matagi Sorensen design. Shown here with a seven-strand, sixteen inch omega necklace. Hand-signed.
Triple Goddess Pendant with Two Lines
Jerome is absolutely spectacular this time of year. The photo below is the view from Jerome as the sun is setting.
Come out and visit me at the beautiful Zen Mountain Gallery. I am honored to be giving live jewelry making demonstrations and to be showing my latest designs. I always love visiting Zen Mountain – it’s a really nice gallery with so much to see.