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Blue Rain Gallery Visits Palm Springs, California

Mar 17, 2006


Blue Rain Gallery Takes Contemporary Native American Art to Palm Springs, CA. New work, demonstrations and events scheduled in collaboration with Agua Caliente Cultural Museum.

SANTA FE, N.M. [February 7, 2006] — Blue Rain Gallery proudly presents its unparalleled stable of contemporary Native American artists for this year’s show in Palm Springs, California. In its continuing mission to bring the foremost contemporary Native American art to diverse communities and cities throughout the country, Blue Rain Gallery is pleased to travel to Palm Springs, CA. The packed lineup of events will unveil exciting works from the leading voices in contemporary native art, including vital new pieces from Tammy Garcia and Tony Abeyta. Blue Rain’s internationally acclaimed artists will present their work with events and demonstrations scheduled from March 17 - 19, 2006, at the Palm Springs Convention Center in sun-drenched Palm Springs, California.

This highly anticipated celebration will begin with a gala dinner in conjunction with the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum on the evening of Friday, March 17. (For more information on the gala dinner, contact Michael Hammond, Museum Director, at 760.778.1079). The following days will be packed with opportunities to meet the artists and witness their creative brilliance in the form of new work executed specifically for this show. A select group from the finest Native American artists working today will be in attendance to meet collectors and present their nonpareil art. Master glass-artist, Preston Singletary will perform glass-blowing demonstrations open to the public on both Saturday and Sunday, March 18 –19.

The exciting and ground-breaking art to be displayed includes a broad range of mediums and styles. From the incomparable works of Tammy Garcia and Tony Abeyta, to the stirring artistic voices of Richard Zane Smith, Al Qöyawayma, Les Namingha, Jamie Okuma and Felix Vigil, the three day event will be full of opportunities to view expressions of excellence in native arts. Blue Rain Gallery is thrilled to introduce highly innovative and distinguished jewelers Larry Vasquez and Dwayne Maktima. Northwest artist Preston Singletary will, along with demonstrations of glass-blowing technique, uncover his stunning creations that capture native Tlingit imagery in the crystalline splendor of glass. Also on hand will be famed artists Jody Naranjo, Joe Ben, Jr., Mateo Romero, Russell Sanchez and Bruce LaFountain.

Seize this rare opportunity to meet some of the most celebrated and respected contemporary artists working today. All of the works will be available to the public for the first time. This event assembles seminal artworks that honor innovation, contemporaneity, and craftsmanship. Blue Rain Gallery represents only the finest up-and-coming talent as well as its premium stable of established, unsurpassed artistic voices. These events mark a rare occasion where the public has the opportunity to collect from some of the top names in contemporary art. Don’t miss this chance! Join Blue Rain Gallery and the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum in celebrating the highest accomplishments of native art.

Contact: Janet Caldwell-Cannedy,
Communications Director, Blue Rain Gallery
Phone: 800.414.4893 or 505.751.0066
High res scans and interviews with the artists are
available upon request.