The Heard Museum Shop is proud to announce that the fabulous Victoria Adams (Southern Cheyenne/Arapaho) will be among the shop's special guests, for this year's Indian Fair and Market!
Victoria Adams of Oakland, California, grew up in a dual world. Her Cheyenne traditional name is “He On E Va,” roughly translating to “Woman who lights the pipe.” Inspired by the oral traditions of her ancestors and a love of craftsmanship taught to her by her father, Adams explored the art of metalwork and silver early on. Her studies at the San Francisco Art Institute in North Beach and the Revere Academy of Goldsmithing helped her receive a nearly five-year apprenticeship with William Burke, Golden Balance Fine Jewelry in Mill Valley.
Adams is widely recognized for her silver and beadwork demonstrating dynamic designs in unique colors, textures and materials. Because of her love of natural forms and heritage, she experiments with “juxtaposing precious metals, gemstones and fossils with plant, animal and human forms.” It is in these works of art that Adams expresses her personal experiences, heritage and values she holds dear.