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Indian Market Show 2005

Aug 17, 2005

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


blue rain gallery celebrates indian market with
new work, shows and events

latest tammy garcia monumental bronze sculpture to be unveiled

SANTA FE, N.M. [June 3, 2005] — Blue Rain Gallery proudly presents its unparalleled stable of contemporary Native American artists for this year’s Indian Market. The lineup of events will unveil exciting works from the leading voices in native art, including vital new pieces from Tammy Garcia and Tony Abeyta. All of Blue Rain’s internationally acclaimed artists will present their latest work with events and openings scheduled from August 17 through August 21 at Blue Rain’s Santa Fe Gallery located at 130 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501.

The exciting and ground-breaking art to be displayed includes a broad range of mediums and styles. From the seminal works of Tammy Garcia and Tony Abeyta, to the stirring voices of Hyrum Joe and Joe Ben Jr., the three day event will be full of opportunities to view expressions of excellence in native arts. Alongside the new mixed media works of celebrated artist Tony Abeyta, Northwest artist Preston Singletary will uncover his stunning glass creations that capture native Tlingit imagery in the crystalline splendor of glass. Jamie Okuma will also be on hand to present her latest figures. Distinguished artists Les Namingha, Norma Howard and Felix Vigil will display their newest paintings. Maria Samora and Victoria Adams will have their latest jewelry pieces available for sale.

Blue Rain Gallery will also exhibit the finest in ceramic art with legendary potters Al Qöyawayma, Richard Zane Smith and Les Namingha exhibiting new and innovative works in clay. In the most anticipated event of the summer, preeminent native artist Tammy Garcia will reveal her extremely coveted ceramic works as well as, the unveiling of her exciting monumental bronze sculpture standing eighty-nine inches high titled Transcendence.

Seize this rare opportunity to meet the most celebrated and respected contemporary artists working today. Each will be on hand for their individual openings as they reveal their latest creations. All of these works will be available to the public for the first time. The novice as well as the serious collector should not miss this opportunity to witness exceptional and unique art from the most talented and sought-after native artists working today.

This exhibition 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. This Indian Market calendar of events marks the only occasion where the public has the opportunity to collect from the top names in contemporary art. Don’t miss this chance to celebrate the highest achievements in art available only for these few days.
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Calendar of Events:

Artist Opening and Sale — Wednesday, August 17, 2005 5 - 8:00 p.m.
• Hyrum Joe, Norma Howard and Joe Ben Jr.: New Paintings

Artist Opening and Sale — Thursday, August 18, 2005 5 - 8:00 p.m.
• Felix Vigil: New Paintings
• Les Namingha: New Paintings
• Al Qöyawayma: New Works in Clay
• Preston Singletary: Hand Blown and Sand Carved Glass Sculpture
• Tammy Garcia: Monumental Bronze Sculpture
• Victoria Adams: New Jewelry
• Maria Samora: New Jewelry

Artist Opening and Sale — Friday, August 19, 2005 10:00 a.m.
• Tammy Garcia, Richard Zane Smith and Les Namingha: New Works in Clay
• Jamie Okuma: Hand-Beaded Soft Sculpture Dolls

* These artists work will sell out and will only be available through a lottery for purchase. Names will be drawn
randomly. Please contact Blue Rain Gallery for details.
• Artist Opening and Sale — Friday, August 19, 2005 5 - 8:00 p.m.
Tony Abeyta: Mixed Media Paintings

Glass Blowing Demonstrations — Friday and Saturday, August 19, and 20, 2005 11:00 am - 4:00 p.m.
• Preston Singletary, will again demonstrate his unique glass blowing techniques behind our Santa Fe gallery on Friday and Saturday.