This Weekend! American Indian Arts 2013 Marketplace at the Autry: Juried Show

The American Indian Arts Marketplace is a high end art festival featuring over 40 tribes represented by 180 artists. It is Southern California’s largest Native American art market. This is a juried exhibition.

From the American Indian Arts Marketplace Overview:

This year, in recognition of the Autry’s 25th anniversary exhibition Art of the West, the Marketplace explores themes of contemporary Native American art in all its iterations, while still honoring traditional roots.

“The Marketplace attracts people who are interested in Native art beyond the museum collections. They’re interested in your work but they’re also interested in you, and in supporting a sense of community. That mindset is at the core of Native art shows like the Autry’s,” said Mateo Romero, a Marketplace artist whose mixed-media piece War Music II is part of the Autry’s permanent collection and featured in Art of the West.

Brushed Silver Shadowbox Pendant with Vine Carving

Brushed Silver Shadowbox Pendant with Vine Carving

This brushed silver hollow form pendant with hand-carved vine has a clean modern shape with organic line. The opening of the shadowbox reveals the hollow form structure of the piece as well as shows the process in which it hangs.

Entirely hand-crafted and one-of-a-kind. Approximately two inches long by half an inch wide by one quarter inch deep. Signed on the back. Shown here with a 12-strand silver 16″ omega necklace.

Show this Weekend at the Sharlot Museum in Prescott ~ 16th Annual Prescott Indian Market

I’m excited to be showing new designs at the 16th Annual Prescott Indian Art Market this weekend at the Sharlot Hall Museum in Prescott.

This is a juried show and one of the Southwest’s premier Indian-art markets.
Come visit! It would be great to see you there.

Hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday and 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday.

The Sharlot Hall Museum is located in the heart of downtown Prescott, two blocks west of the Courthouse Plaza at 415 W. Gurley Street. Admission prices are $10 for Adults (18 and over) and $8 for Museum Members (18 and over). Those aged 17 and under are free.

Mokume, Silver and Turquoise Shadowbox Pendant

Mokume, Silver and Turquoise Shadowbox Pendant

I am loving working with mokume lately. I just love the patterns that have been coming out of the recent bit of mokume I made. The circles and swirls of copper and silver are so thrilling to me – and as the copper matures, it will shift and deepen in color as well. Organic line combined with my signature style shadowbox with turquoise.

Very clean turquoise stone against black and intense mokume patterning. Stunning chance!

Entirely hand-made. One-of-a-kind. Fine silver, copper, and turquoise. Approximately 2 1/4 inches long by 1/2 inch wide, 1/4 inch deep. Signed on the back.

Mokume, Silver and Turquoise Shadowbox Pendant

Ultra-Mod Moon Groove Cuff

Ultra-Mod Moon Groove Cuff

Hand-carved grooves catch light and create interesting visual patterns while revealing the nature of this hollow form silver pendant. Blackened silver on the inside of the bracelet creates depth, giving the grooves extra “punch”.

This cuff is suitable for women and men.

Sterling silver, approximately one quarter inch thick, one-of-a-kind, signed on the back. Smooth comfort fit.

Matagi Sorensen is a Yavapai-Apache jewelry designer, silversmith, and printmaker. His work is inspired by the natural world, industrial decay, and yoga. Based in Phoenix, Flagstaff, and the Verde Valley, his work can be found throughout Arizona, the United States, Europe and on his online shop matagifineart.com. Wholesale enquiries are welcome.

Turquoise Crescent Moon Pendant

Turquoise Crescent Moon Pendant

Classic moon pendants, signature design. Hand-carved sterling silver and turquoise—Sky! Sky! Sky! This one was a commission piece.

Turquoise is great for opening the heart and throat chakras! Silver is good for intuition. Together – a great combination.

The moon is about an inch in diameter, signed on the back. All of my moons are one-of-a-kind.

Matagi Sorensen is a Yavapai-Apache jewelry designer, silversmith, and printmaker. His work is inspired by the natural world, industrial decay, and yoga. Based in Phoenix, Flagstaff, and the Verde Valley, his work can be found throughout Arizona, the United States, Europe and at his online shop matagifineart.com. Wholesale enquiries are welcome.

Moss Agate Pendant – Hollow Form

Moss Agate Pendant – Hollow Form

This hollow form pendant is made of moss agate and fine silver. The agate looks like it contains a universe with it’s flowing layers of golden browns, olive greens, creams swirling in translucent stone.

Hand-crafted. The chain for this piece runs through the hollow form.

2 3/4 inches long, 1/4 inch wide and 1/4 inch deep. Signed “Matagi Sorensen” on the back.

Silver Shadowbox with Speckled Turquoise

Silver Shadowbox with Speckled Turquoise

No two shadowbox pieces are alike, right down to the shapes of the stones. I prefer to leave the stones as organic as possible in most cases—and base the work around the shape of the stone. The turquoise in this piece is from southern Arizona, and has little black speckles in it.

This shadowbox is a hollow form made of polished sterling and fine silver and turquoise. It is approximately 2″ long, a 1/2 inch wide at it’s widest point, and 1/4 inch deep. Signed on the back.

Double Turquoise Shadowbox Pendant

This piece reminds me of water droplets sitting in a bowl-shaped stone, the kind of stone shaped over years and years of water droplets against its service.

Like all of my shadowbox pieces, this piece is entirely hand-fabricated and is one of its kind.

2 inches long, 1/2 inch wide at widest point, 1/4 inch deep.

Double Turquoise Shadowbox Pendant

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