Solar Galaxy Pendant by Ben Nighthorse Campbell
Influential Native American & Western artists are honored at receptions at the Santa Fe gallery
SANTA FE—Sorrel Sky Gallery will host a series of events in conjunction with the 2015 Santa Fe Indian Market, bringing together some of the most influential artists alive today.
On Thursday, August 20, Sorrel Sky opens its Native American Group Show spotlighting new works by contemporary Native American jewelry artists Ben Nighthorse, Ray Tracey, Cody Sanderson, Victoria Adams, Darryl Dean & Rebecca Begay, Shane Hendren, and Santa Clara potter Autumn Borts-Medlock. Collectively, these artists have received distinctions from the most prestigious institutions in America including the Heard Museum and the National Museum of the American Indian to the Smithsonian Institution and the Santa Fe Indian Market. A reception for the artists will be held from 5:00 to 7:30pm.
Beginning on Friday, August 21, the gallery presents work by its entire selection of distinguished artists and hosts a reception from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. for this all-inclusive show. Included are Western art champions Billy Schenck,Greg Kelsey, Duke Beardsley, Tom Palmore and Carrie Fell among others.
On Monday, August 24 from 9:00-10:30 a.m., the gallery will host a brunch and reception with respected Navajo sculptor, Pablita Abeyta, who helped establish the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. As the Congressional liaison to the Smithsonian, Abeyta worked tirelessly to found the museum, which hosted the largest gathering of Native American communities in history at its opening.
Sorrel Sky Gallery owner, Shanan Campbell Wells, offered, “The high level of creativity in our Native American Group Show is quite remarkable. We are honored to show so much talent under one roof. These are some of the most sought-after Native American artists in the world today.”
Sorrel Sky Gallery’s fresh approach to Western art presents a select collection of contemporary and traditional fine art and jewelry for the discerning collector. Sorrel Sky Gallery was founded in Durango, CO in 2002 and opened its Santa Fe, NM location in 2014. It represents over 75 painters, sculptors and jewelers including bronze artist Star Liana York, painter Billy Schenck, and Ben Nighthorse, among others.