Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Heard Museum Shop to Feature Acclaimed Artists during Fair:Tony Abeyta (Navajo)

The Heard Museum Shop is proud to announce that the incredible Tony Abeyta (Navajo) will be among the shop's special guests, for this year's Indian Fair and Market!

About the artist:

Tony Abeyta is a Navajo contemporary artist working in mixed media paintings. He is a graduate from New York University with an honorary doctorate from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe. He was the 2012 recipient of the New Mexico Governor’s Excellence in the Arts award, and recognized as a Native treasure by the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture. Tony currently works in both Santa Fe, NM and Berkeley, CA. His work can be seen at the Blue Rain Gallery in Santa Fe, NM, and is included in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, Boston Fine Arts Museum, the Heard Museum in Phoenix, AZ, New Mexico Fine Arts Museum, the Autry Museum in Los Angeles, CA, and the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis, as well as in many other public & private collections.

Abeyta’s primary focus has been on painting the emotional experience one finds in the New Mexico landscape . “There exists a rhythm in the land where I was born. I spend a lot of time deciphering the light, the cascades of mesas into canyons, the marriage between earth and sky and the light as it constantly changes at whim, the intensity of rock formations, and the sage and chamisa that accent this poetic experience, unlike any where else I have seen. I am beckoned to remember it and then to paint it.” (www.tonyabeyta.com)

Come to the Heard Museum's Annual Indian Fair and Market this March 7-8th to meet Tony Abeyta himself! He will be among many other distinguished guests within the shop!

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