Santa Fe Indian Market – This Weekend! (August 23rd and 24th)

2144-IMtm-01I have been working really hard for this show! One-of-a-kind fine art pieces take time to make, I wish I could post everything I am creating as I make it, but there just isn’t time.

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
JURIED SHOW

 

Tear-shaped Coral and Silver Shadowbox Pendant

Coral Hollow Tear 1Tear-shaped Coral and Silver Shadowbox Pendant

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

Triple Goddess Pearls and Brushed Silver Pendant

Triple Pearl GoddessTriple Goddess Pearls and Brushed Silver Pendant

Three white pearls set in an amorphous bowl of brushed silver are softly radiant.

Very feminine.

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.

 

Prescott Indian Art Market is Happening THIS WEEKEND!

~JULY~

Sharlot Hall Indian MArketSharlot Hall 17th ANNUAL PRESCOTT INDIAN ART MARKET — July 12 & 13, 2014 – JURIED SHOW

415 W Gurley St, Prescott, Arizona 86301
Phone: 928-445-3122

The 17th Annual Prescott Indian Art Market will be held in the cool gardens of the Sharlot Hall Museum on July 12 & 13. The setting provides a beautiful backdrop for the show’s impressive Indian-art. Featured are exquisite carvings, ceramics, sculpture, paintings, hand-woven baskets, blankets, and distinctive jewelry.  Artists producing traditional and contemporary artwork are juried by distinguished American Indian artists. The Prescott Indian Art Market is one of the Southwest’s premier Indian-art Markets.

Come on down and visit me! I would love to see you!! 

Brushed Silver and Pearl Necklace – Prizewinning Piece at Eiteljorg

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!

silver pearl necklace_B © Holly Troy 2014

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

 

Upcoming Festivals ~ Eiteljorg, Prescott, and Santa Fe!

eiteljorg-museum-of-american-indians-and-western-artEiteljorg Indian Market and Festival: June 21st through 22nd – JURIED SHOW

White River State Park, 500 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204

Coming up this weekend! Learn more about the 2014 Indian Market and Festival here.

“The Eiteljorg collects and preserves high-quality Western art and Native American art and cultural objects. Its collection includes artists such as T.C. Cannon, N. C. Wyeth, Andy Warhol, Georgia O’Keeffe, Allan Houser, Frederic Remington, Charles Russell and Kay WalkingStick. The institution’s contemporary Native art collection has been ranked among the world’s best.”

There are some big-name entertainers at this show. Wow!

Joanne Shenandoah (Oneida) 
Joanne is one of America’s most celebrated and critically acclaimed musicians. The Grammy Award winner has captured the hearts of audiences all over the world.

Scatter Their Own (Oglala Lakota)
Scatter Their Own, a.k.a. Scotti Clifford and Juliana Brown Eyes-Clifford, are an Alternative Rock Duo of Oglala Lakota ancestry from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation of South Dakota.

SouthEastern Waterspider Drum
WaterSpider Drum sings and plays authentic Native American music and instruments. Comprised of Jamie Oxendine (Lumbee/Creek), Rolf Granlund (Susquenhanna), Jeff Eagleheart (Shawnee), and Kevin Mercer (Shawnee Captive), they perform songs learned from their Elders, as well as, Elder-approved new compositions.

Tony Duncan (Apache/Hidatsa/Arikara/Mandan) and Estun-Bah
Tony is a world-champion hoop dancer and performing artist who creates many intricate designs that can be seen in nature, such as the eagle.

Teresa Webb (Anishinaabe) 
Teresa is the Native American storyteller-in-residence at the Eiteljorg, where she also facilitates community craft and drum circles.

~JULY~

Sharlot Hall Indian MArketSharlot Hall 17th ANNUAL PRESCOTT INDIAN ART MARKET — July 12 & 13, 2014 – JURIED SHOW

415 W Gurley St, Prescott, Arizona 86301
Phone: 928-445-3122

The 17th Annual Prescott Indian Art Market will be held in the cool gardens of the Sharlot Hall Museum on July 12 & 13. The setting provides a beautiful backdrop for the show’s impressive Indian-art. Featured are exquisite carvings, ceramics, sculpture, paintings, hand-woven baskets, blankets, and distinctive jewelry.  Artists producing traditional and contemporary artwork are juried by distinguished American Indian artists. The Prescott Indian Art Market is one of the Southwest’s premier Indian-art Markets.

 ~AUGUST~

641-square_sfim93rd Annual Santa Fe Indian Market: August 23rd through 24th, 2014 ~ JURIED SHOW

Santa Fe, New Mexico

This is a big one!!!

“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:

 

2013 in review – Thanks for a Great Year!

ring (c) Holly Troy2013 was a great year. I had some evolutionary leaps in my creative process and am excited to see where next year takes me.

I also had some firsts last year. I showed at The Heard Museum in Phoenix, the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis, the Natural History Museum of Utah in Salt Lake City, and at the Autry Museum in Los Angeles. All of the shows were juried.

reticulated AAA.300dpi.sorensen copy.htrAt the Prescott Art Museum Indian Market my Hollow Form Reticulated Silver Necklace won an award in the jewelry category.

I also proudly donated a piece for the 18th Annual Night for life Gala, a fundraising event for the Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS.

One of the most exciting things for me was traveling to Holland and speaking at the Netherlands Association for North American Indians (NANAI) 40th Anniversary Celebration. I spoke about my life and work, Yavapai-Apache history, and gave a metals demonstration.

In 2010, Leo Van Kints of President of NANAI and Jan Ketelaars, Dutch film maker, came to the United States to make a documentary film called On the Same Ground about modern North American Indians. They spent four days filming and interviewing my family and me in northern Arizona. Parts of the film where I was featured were finished this year, and it looks like they are intending to finish interviewing and editing in 2014.

silver lace cuff.AMy work continues to evolve. I am looking forward to showing in more places in 2014, meeting more people, and of course, expanding my repertoire of jewelry and printmaking.

Looking forward to seeing you in the year to come!

Happy New Year! All the best for health, love, abundance, creativity, and happiness!

Thank you for reading.

Matagi and Seraphina (c) 2013Matagi (and Seraphina)

 

 

 

 

Below is the 2013 Report from WordPress.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 12,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Mokume Hollow Form Pendant – Arrow

mokume arrowMokume Hollow Form Pendant – Arrow

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

Married Metals Dangling Earrings

married danglersMarried Metals Dangling Earrings

Red hot copper married to cool silver is a bold contrast in these dangling earrings. The organic line of the married edge is further enhanced by the raw copper, which will deepen in color over time.

Hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind earrings. Approximately two-and-a-half inches long. Signed on the back.

Married Metals Dangling Earrings

Lotus Seed Pendant with Pearls

pearl in the lotus seed
Lotus Seed Pendant with Pearls

Polished silver shadowbox lotus seed pendant houses five pearls of different sizes at different depths, taking the organic beauty of this style one step further.

A new classic!

Approximately one inch diameter, one quarter inch deep. Hollow form, hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind. Signed on the back. Shown with a sixteen inch silver omega (recommended). Matagi Sorensen signature design.

Lotus Seed Pendant with Pearls