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Indian Market August 15 - 19, 2007

Aug 15, 2007

Blue Rain Gallery Readies for Annual Santa Fe Indian Market

Native American Art Gallery Prepares for August Event with a Showcase of Award-Winning Artists

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Santa Fe, New Mexico. May 29, 2007 – Blue Rain Gallery, a premier contemporary Native American art gallery, today announced the events they will host in conjunction with the 84th Annual Santa Fe Indian Market in August, the biggest event held in Santa Fe, NM.

Every August, historic Santa Fe is transformed into a Native American artist’s and art collector’s paradise. Santa Fe Indian Market is the largest Native American Indian Market in the world and the multiple events Blue Rain Gallery holds in conjunction with the market create their biggest show of the year.

“With over 80 years of historical significance as an art destination, the annual Santa Fe Indian Market attracts tens of thousands of fine art collectors from all over the country to this popular event every year,” said Leroy Garcia, owner of Blue Rain Gallery. “It is a time of year to view new and innovative art works created by the best award-winning Native American artists.”

Because there are more buyers than there are pieces of art, the gallery’s infamous “lottery” will be held the morning of Friday, August 17, to purchase one of the highly sought after pieces of pottery from a few of the most well-regarded artists including Tammy Garcia, Les Namingha, and Richard Zane Smith. Gallery doors will open at 8 am to preview the pieces included in the lottery. Additionally, glass blowing demonstrations by the heralded Preston Singletary will be held on Friday, August 17 and Saturday, August 18.

New works will be unveiled each day. Over 15 artists will be on-hand at Blue Rain Gallery in Santa Fe to personally discuss their work through a series of catered receptions held August 15-19. Participating artists include Tammy Garcia, Tony Abeyta, Preston Singletary, Les Namingha, Richard Zane Smith, Larry Vasquez, Norma Howard, Hyrum Joe, Mateo Romero, Yellowbird, Maria Samora, Felix Vigil, Russell Sanchez, Jamie Okuma, and Gerald Cournoyer.

Wednesday, August 15 – 10 am to 8 pm
Reception at 5 pm featuring:
Norma Howard – watercolor paintings
Hyrum Joe – drawings and paintings
Yellowbird - pottery
Mateo Romero – paintings
Larry Vasquez – jewelry
Maria Samora – jewelry

Thursday, August 16 – 10 am to 8 pm
Reception at 5 pm featuring:
Felix Vigil – paintings
Tammy Garcia – glass and bronze sculpture
Jamie Okuma – soft sculpture
Russell Sanchez – pottery
Gerald Cournoyer – paintings
Larry Vasquez – jewelry
Maria Samora – jewelry

Friday, August 17 – 8 am to 8 pm
Pottery Show & Sale featuring the work of Tammy Garcia, Les Namingha, and Richard Zane Smith – Lottery at approximately 10 am
Glass blowing demonstration by Preston Singletary, 11 am to 4 pm
Reception at 5 pm featuring:
Preston Singletary – glass sculpture
Tony Abeyta – paintings
Larry Vasquez – jewelry
Maria Samora – jewelry

Saturday, August 18 – 10 am to 6 pm
Glass blowing demonstration by Preston Singletary, 11 am to 4 pm

“Indian Market is always a very exciting time of year for the gallery and our artists,” said Garcia. “It is a thrill for the artists and those that appreciate their work to have the opportunity to interact and immerse themselves in the finest contemporary Indian arts and culture.”

Contact: Janet Caldwell-Cannedy,
Communications Director, Blue Rain Gallery
Phone: 800.414.4893 or 505.751.0066
Email: janet@blueraingallery.com
High res images and interviews with the artists'
are available upon request.