Friday, May 11, 2007

Aboriginals salutes the SWAIA poster artist 2007

Our congratulations go to Marvin Oliver (Quinault/Isleta) for his selection as poster artist for the 2007 SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market.

Oliver is the first glass artist to receive this honor. An example of his work will appear on the poster promoting this year's Indian Market.

Entitled, "Shaman Tells the Raven's Tale", the work combines classic Northwest Coast style with traditional Southwest color palette.

In addition to his art, Oliver also serves as Professor of American Indian Studies and Art at the University of Washington, serves part-time at the University of Alaska-Ketchikan, serves as Adjunct Curator of Contemporary Native American Art at the Burke Museum and maintains a gallery, Alaska Eagle Arts, in Ketchikan. He was the first non-Italian artist to be commissioned for a public art piece in Perugia, Italy, Seattle's sister city.

This year's Indian Market will take place in August again. As usual, William & Susanne Waites, owners of Aboriginals Gallery, and its allied Web sites, ZuniLink, Native-JewelryLink, Native-PotteryLink and TribalWorks, and publishers of Tribal Artery will be blogging from there with the latest news about winning artists, events and general observations about Santa Fe and the Market.

If you would like to be among the first to know about Indian Market news, why not subscribe now to a feed for the blog. You'll find the various feed possibilities in the sidebar at the right. Then, when the news comes, you will get an alert that it has been posted to the Tribal Artery blog.

For examples of the coverage from last year, look at our postings from August/September 2006 in our archives.