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Sovereign Santa Fe 2021

Micah Wesley

Painting by Micah Wesley (Kiowa/Muscogee), exhibiting at Sovereign Santa Fe 2021

When: Monday, Aug. 16 – Saturday, Aug. 21, 10:00 am–8:00 pm
Where: La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E. San Francisco Street,  Lumpkins Ballroom and the Mezzanine

Free and open to the public.

Sovereign Santa Fe features curated exhibitions, an art market, and a celebration of contemporary Native art organized by FaraHNheight Fine Art, Tony Abeyta (Diné), Randy L. Barton (Diné), and Gregory F. Farah in collaboration with La Fonda on the Plaza. The events highlight emerging and mid-career Native American artists and artists of Native descent.

Pivot: Skateboard Deck Art, a collateral traveling exhibition curated by Landis Bahe (Diné), will feature almost 100 artworks.

Part of the proceeds from Sovereign Santa Fe will go to the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women, an Albuquerque-based nonprofit that will have an information booth onsite.

Sovereign Santa Fe Annex

Sovereign Santa Fe Market Annex will feature a select group of Sovereign Santa Fe artists and vendors with booths in the hotel ballroom and mezzanine throughout the event.

Participating artists include:

Jesse Little Bird

 Jesse Little Bird (Laguna/Kewa) will exhibit at Sovereign Santa Fe 2021

  • Armond Antonio (Diné)
  • George Alexander (Muscogee)
  • Orlando Allison (Hopi)
  • Raven Arbuckle (Choctaw Nation/Bad River Ojibwe)
  • Josh Atcheynum (Plains Cree)
  • Randy L. Barton (Diné)
  • Dante Biss-Grayson (Osage)
  • Nocona Burgess (Comanche)
  • Patrick CloudFace Burnham (Diné/Hopi)
  • Bizzle G. Carson (Choctaw Nation)
  • Margaret Carson (Choctaw Nation)
  • Ricardo Caté (Kewa)
  • Jamie Chavez (Chicano/Raramuri/Tarahumara)
  • Carlis Chee (Diné)
  • Karen Clarkson (Choctaw Nation)
  • Melissa Cody (Diné)
  • Ivan Concha (Taos Pueblo)
  • Brian Davidson (Diné)
  • Kristin Gentry (Choctaw Nation)
  • Craig George (Diné)
  • Di’Orr Greenwood (Diné)
Di'Orr Greenwood

Di’Orr Greenwood (Diné) with hand-carved, hand-painted skateboard deck. A professional skateboarder and visual artist, Greenwood will exhibit at Sovereign Santa Fe 2021.

  • Sheldon Harvey (Diné)
  • April Holder (Sac & Fox/Wichita/Tonkawa)
  • David K. John (Dine)
  • Steven Paul Judd (Kiowa/Choctaw)
  • Aaron Kiyaani (Diné)
  • Brent Learned (Southern Cheyenne/Arapaho)
  • Jesse Raine Littlebird (Laguna/Kewa)
  • Heriberto Luna (Mestizo)
  • Elton Manygoats (Diné)
  • David Naranjo (Santa Clara Pueblo)
  • Rodger Perkins (Mohawk)
  • Preston Pierre (Diné)
  • Lauren J. Reed (Choctaw Nation/Cherokee)
  • Santiago Rivera (Mescalero Apache)
  • Carlos Sandoval
  • Dane Shaw (Sicangu Lakota)
  • Jay Smiley (Diné)
  • Lance Smith (Cherokee Nation)
  • Gerald Stone (Seminole/Cherokee)
  • Rabbett Before Horses Strickland (Red Cliff Ojibwe)
  • DeAnna Autumn Leaf Suazo (Taos/Diné)
  • Antoinette Thompson (Diné)
  • Three Feathers Star Quilts (Northern Cheyenne)
  • Eric Tippeconnic (Comanche)
  • Beau Tsatoke (Kiowa)
  • Robyn Tsinnajinnie (Diné)
  • Travis Tubinaghtewa (Hopi)
  • Shondinii Walters (Diné)
  • Micah Wesley (Kiowa/Muscogee)
  • Nelson White (No’kmaq Mi’kmaw)
  • Lance Yazzie (Diné)



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