Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Saturday Morning Indian Market 2010

Bob and I fell in love with this painting when we came to  Mateo's studio before it was even finished.Here it hang's at Blue Rain Gallery who represent many top Native artists.
Bob and I got up before dawn.  I made coffee, and we got in the car and drove to Santa Fe. As the sun came up over the mountains, it cast rays of light on our drive.  The mesas were lit from the East...and I wish I had pulled over to take a photo.  But we were chomping at the bit to get there.  The pictures will tell it all.  Enjoy.
Above Mateo at his booth and a Deer Dance painting. 
My photo does not do it justice...the sky is turquoise
against the orange of the adobe. Stunning.
Bob and Ryan Singer stand in front of his
painting about the oil spill.
Ryan just printed posters of this
painting that are for sale.
A collaboration with Ryan Singer. We all listen to 
"Coast to Coast" while working in our shops!

Pat Pruitt and Marla Allison stand in front of their booth.
Pat's new stainless steel and ray skin concho belt.  
Bad ass, and first place ribbon!
Marla talking to a customer about her work.

We wove our way through the crowd.  By 10am one could hardly get in to see the booths.  The energy was high, and photos following are just of some pieces that caught my fancy.
Pilar Agoyo's dragonfly purses walked by!
My favorite hat this year.
These are made of clay and stand about 5'
Inuit Grizzly

To say I was inspired, would be an understatement.  I came home and took out my sketchbook and drew many new ideas.  There were so many incredibly beautiful pieces...I got overwhelmed.  Soon it will be a pot or story doll we purchase.  I looove the corn maiden dolls.  Next year, God willing and the creek don't rise--I will stay the whole day so I can see the dancing and music.  If you have never been to Indian Market in Santa Fe, you should go.  If crowds are not your thing...then go early! :-)
If you can't get to Indian Market, make sure and go to Blue Rain Gallery:
http://www.blueraingallery.com/home/   Tony Abyeta, Tammy Garcia, Preston Singletary, Randal Lagro join Mateo and Marla to make this gallery the premier showcase it  is.
David Bradley's homage to "the Bunny"
When I saw this, tears came to my eyes.
I still miss him, I guess I always will.

We ended our morning at The Plaza Restaurant.
Watermelonade...mmmmm so sweet and refreshing.

Thanks for reading!  Every day is a gift...open now.



  1. Your appreciation and enthusiam for just being there is contagious, Suz..Lovely pix; gld it was so ispiring and fun.

    Would Love LOVE to go with you next year!! Maybe Kane and I should just take a month off and tour the good Ole USA like Dennis on his bike....amazing painting with the Taos Church, that I call "Georgia's Church"....just incredible!! Thanks Suz for sharing!!

  3. Sounds like a wonderful day!! Thanx for sharing...