Friday, June 29, 2012

Carmel Lewis Poster

I photographed the pot and designed the poster above this morning.  I am enjoying promoting artists through the language of posters.   

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Pottery by Westly Begay

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Monday, June 18, 2012

Kokochile de Santa Fe

Last week the owner of Kokochile de Santa Fe, a most interesting indoor-outdoor shop, loaned me the original artwork to create the poster above.    In addition to a wide selection of Indian art, the store sells Mata Ortiz pottery and a number of products from Mexico.   This well known store is located just around the corner of Santa Fe's central plaza across the street from the landmark LaFonda Hotel.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Penfield Gallery in Old Town Albuquerque, New Mexico

Last week I was inspired to create this poster highlighting the sign attached to the outside front adobe wall of the Penfield Gallery which houses three rooms of Native American art for sale.    Not only is the small gallery known for its excellent contents, it is rich in history that stretches back to the 19th century frontier days of the West.  A visit to this noteworthy gallery is reason enough to travel to Albuquerque's historic Old Town district, but if  you cannot go in person,  you can enjoy browsing their website.   

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Arte de Placitas

Today on our way back from a forest picnic ground in Cibola National Forest, Sandy and I stopped at the Arte de Placitas gallery.  They carry an assortment of notable work from regional artists and a modest, but excellent Mata Ortiz pottery collection for sale.    This rural gallery, only five miles off of Interstate 25 on the way to Santa Fe, is well worth visiting.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Poster Celebrating the Work of Olivia Dominguez Renteria

I recently designed this poster which is now available for order here.   I plan to send one to Ms. Renteria as soon as I receive her contact information.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Small Black on Black Mata Ortiz Pot by RRR

Small Black on Black Mata Ortiz Pot by RRR
This two inch pot by Reydesel Reyes Roque (RRR) is an exemplary piece of Mata Ortiz pottery, and an excellent subject for a black and white art print.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Mata Ortiz Dolphin Pot by Karen Camacho

Mata Ortiz Dolphin Pot by Karen Camacho, circa 2011

Monday, June 4, 2012

Mata Ortiz Butterfly Motif Pot by Lupita Mora

Mata Ortiz Sgraffito Butterfly Motif  Pot by Lupita Mora

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Mata Ortiz Sgraffito Rabbit Seed Pot by Alex Ortega

Mata Ortiz Sgraffito Rabbit Seed Pot by Alex Ortega

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Sgraffito Javelina / Agave Blossom Motif Pot

Javelina - Agave Blossom Motif Pot by Abel Mora
This unique small pot was scratched to create a rich duo tone decorative effect by potter Abel Mora of Mata Ortiz.  The desert nature design is made up of flying birds, 8 Chihuahuan desert javelinas, rocks, cactus, and bloomed agave plants with the flowering depicted by the scalloped opening to the pot.    Note, that the top and bottom represent similar, but different scenes. 

Friday, June 1, 2012

In and Out Jemez Pueblo Pot Lizards

Traditional Lizard Motif Pot by Jemez Pueblo Potter Lawrence Yepa, circa 2012
This pot is one of two I purchased from Lawrence Yepa two days ago. He and his wife Lupita are traditional potters from the Jemez Pueblo. The lizard inside the bowl really caught my eye.