Category: Past Exhibitions

99TH SANTA FE INDIAN MARKET, SWAIA

August 21 – 22, 2021

I am so thrilled to announce that I will be at this year’s in-person SWAIA Market!
I hope you will stop by my new booth and see what I have been working on for the last year.

Booth #LIN W 721
Saturday Aug 21, 6:00am-5:00pm
Sunday Aug 22,  6:00am-5:00pm

In-Person Indian Market Will Return This August

SWAIA’s 2021 event will be a hybrid—combining both the new online marketplace and a smaller curated, in-person market at 75% capacity of the 2019 event. This year’s event will be ticketed.

To stay up to date on SWAIA information and Tickets contact:
https://market.swaia.org/
  • New Mexico is one of the top covid restricted states. For this reason, this year’s Santa Fe Indian Market will be marginally smaller and a ticketed event. BUT your ticket is good for the entire day, 8 am-5 pm, with no allotted time slots.
  • Early bird tickets may be available for a 6 AM market entrance (still working with the City of Santa Fe on these logistics).
  • If you are a SWAIA/Santa Fe Indian Market member, you will have priority tickets on the 28th of May. Tickets for the public will go on sale on May 29th.

Ticket Prices for Saturday:
General Admission

  • $40.00 (6 AM-5 PM) – pending on the City of Santa Fe
  • $20.00 (8 AM-5 PM)
  • Native North American’s, Veterans, and Students: $10.00 (8 AM-5 PM)

Ticket Prices for Sunday:
General Admission

  • $40.00 (6 AM-5 PM) – pending on the City of Santa Fe
  • $20.00 (8 AM-5 PM)
  • Native North American’s, Veterans, and Students: $10.00 (8 AM-5 PM)

Performances, music, food, and artists will safely engage the Santa Fe plaza and surrounding area. This is a community event that has always been filled with amazing art, artists, camaraderie, performances, a place to meet new and old friends, and a celebration of diverse Indigenous cultures and creativity.

Sense of Self-view 2-Holly Wilson

Weaving History into Art: Key Themes

Image: "Song of Sorrow" (detail) by Shan Goshorn. Generously loaned to the exhibition by the Goshorn/Pendergraft family.
Image: “Song of Sorrow” (detail) by Shan Goshorn. Generously loaned to the exhibition by the Goshorn/Pendergraft family

Thursday, Sept 24th, 2020, at 12 PM – 1 PM
Online with Facebook Live https://www.facebook.com/events/658737375027876/

Hosted by Gilcrease MuseumThe University of Tulsa and Holly Wilson Artist

Join Curator of History Mark Dolph, Jack and Maxine Zarrow Curator for Indigenous Art and Culture Chelsea Herr, and contemporary multi-media artist Holly Wilson (Delaware/Cherokee) for a virtual discussion on the upcoming exhibition, WEAVING HISTORY INTO ART: THE ENDURING LEGACY OF SHAN GOSHORN opening October 9.

This conversation will focus on key themes at play in the exhibition, including the complex histories of Native American boarding schools and their ongoing legacies today.

Im Still Here-front 1-Holly Wilson
“I’m Still Here”, detail  by Holly Wilson

ABOUT HOLLY WILSON

Multi-media artist Holly Wilson creates figures which serve as her storytellers to the world, conveying stories of the sacred and the precious, capturing moments of our day, our vulnerabilities and our strengths. The stories are at one time both representations of family history as well as personal experiences. Wilsons work reaches a broad audience allowing the viewer the opportunity to see their personal connection. Wilson works in a variety of media including bronzes, paint, encaustic, photography, glass, and clay.
She has been exhibiting her intimate bronzes, photography, and encaustic relief paintings nationally and internationally since the early 1990s. Additionally, her works are in corporate, public, and museum collections throughout the United States, as well as national and international private collections such as; The Heritage in Oklahoma City, The Central Library in downtown Tulsa Oklahoma, Virginia Museum of Fine Art, the C.N. Gorman Museum, The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School, and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.
Holly Wilson of Delaware Nation and Cherokee heritage is now based in Mustang, Oklahoma. In in 2001 she graduated with an MFA in sculpture and in 1994 she earned an MA in ceramics both from Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas; she received her Teaching Certification in K-12 Art from Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma, in 1993; and in 1992 she finished her BFA in ceramics at the Kansas City Art Institute.
ABOUT WEAVING HISTORY INTO ART
WEAVING HISTORY INTO ART: THE ENDURING LEGACY OF SHAN GOSHORN features the art of Shan Goshorn (Eastern Band Cherokee, 1957-2018) and her legacy of influence carried forward through the works of four contemporary Native American women artists.
Shan Goshorn was internationally recognized for weaving archival documents and photographs into baskets using traditional Cherokee techniques to create historical, political and cultural commentary on Native American issues that continue to resonate in the 21st century.
Central to the exhibition is the premier of Squaw, the last work Goshorn completed prior to her passing. Squaw was inspired by the Venus de Milo, an iconic symbol of female beauty. Juxtaposing this model with the title Squaw creates a tension and contrast to the Western ideal of beauty against a pejorative used to reduce Native women to disposable sexual commodities. Squaw will serve as a catalyst for much needed conversations on why indigenous women suffer disproportionately higher rates of violence than non-Native women and the judicial system’s reluctance to prosecute these crimes.
Goshorn’s artistic legacy is also represented and complimented by the art of four Native American women whose works reflects Shan’s influence and vision: Carol Emarthle-Douglas (Northern Arapahoe/Seminole) is well-regarded for her traditional and contemporary baskets, jewelry and paintings; Anita Fields (Osage/Muscogee Creek), is nationally recognized for her unique contemporary ceramic sculptures, mixed-media installations, traditional Osage ribbon work, and as an arts educator; Lisa Rutherford (Cherokee), a textile artist, potter and maker of traditional Cherokee clothing, beadwork, and baskets; Holly Wilson (Delaware/Cherokee), a contemporary multi-media artist whose works include bronzes, encaustics, photography, glass and clay.
Through Goshorn’s hand-woven basketry, Weaving History into Art will encourage engaging, empathetic interactions with difficult subjects, including the loss of Native homelands, cultural genocide, violence directed at Native women and inappropriate cultural appropriation in a non-threatening experience that promotes informed dialogue among Native and non-Native audiences alike.

Weaving History into Art: The Enduring Legacy of Shan Goshorn

Weaving History into Art: The Enduring Legacy of Shan Goshorn
October 9, 2020 – March 28, 2021

Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art
1400 N Gilcrease Museum Rd
Tulsa, OK 74127

There’s something about having a message in the vessel shape that makes people really curious … really engages them. They literally lean forward and look in and want to know more about it. It’s the perfect springboard for honest dialogue. I’ve never seen anything like it.

-Shan Goshorn

Weaving History into Art: The Enduring Legacy of Shan Goshorn features the art of Shan Goshorn (Eastern Band Cherokee, 1957-2018) and her legacy of influence carried forward through the works of four contemporary Native American women artists.

Shan Goshorn was internationally recognized for weaving archival documents and photographs into baskets using traditional Cherokee techniques to create historical, political, and cultural commentary on Native American issues that continue to resonate in the 21st century.

Central to the exhibition is the premier of Squaw, the last work Goshorn completed prior to her passing. Squaw was inspired by the Venus de Milo, an iconic symbol of female beauty. Juxtaposing this model with the title Squaw creates a tension and contrast to the Western ideal of beauty against a pejorative used to reduce Native women to disposable sexual commodities. Squaw will serve as a catalyst for much-needed conversations on why indigenous women suffer disproportionately higher rates of violence than non-Native women and the judicial system’s reluctance to prosecute these crimes.

Goshorn’s artistic legacy is also represented and complemented by the art of four Native American women whose works reflect Shan’s influence and vision: Carol Emarthle-Douglas (Northern Arapahoe/Seminole) is well-regarded for her traditional and contemporary baskets, jewelry and paintings; Anita Fields (Osage/Muscogee Creek), is nationally recognized for her unique contemporary ceramic sculptures, mixed-media installations, traditional Osage ribbon work, and as an arts educator; Lisa Rutherford (Cherokee), a textile artist, potter and maker of traditional Cherokee clothing, beadwork, and baskets; Holly Wilson (Delaware/Cherokee), a contemporary multi-media artist whose works include bronzes, encaustics, photography, glass, and clay.

Through Goshorn’s hand-woven basketry, Weaving History into Art will encourage engaging, empathetic interactions with difficult subjects, including the loss of Native homelands, cultural genocide, violence directed at Native women, and inappropriate cultural appropriation in a non-threatening experience that promotes informed dialogue among Native and non-Native audiences alike.

Bloodline-Holly Wilson
Bloodline-Holly Wilson
Sense of Self-view 1-Holly Wilson

VIRTUAL 99TH SANTA FE INDIAN MARKET, SWAIA

August 1 – 31, 2020
Please follow this link to my: VIRTUAL SWAIA 2020 BOOTH HERE ONLINE.

We have been looking forward to The 99th Santa Fe Indian Market that transforms the City of Santa Fe, with nearly 900 of the continent’s finest Native American artists showing their work in booths filling the Santa Fe Plaza and surrounding streets. The Indian Market is the largest and most prestigious Native American fine art show in the world.

This year SWAIA is thrilled to announce that even though the Santa Fe Indian Market was canceled due to COVID 19, SWAIA is moving ahead with a Virtual Indian Market!

On Turtle’s Back

Canceled due to COVID 19
March 24, 2020 – April 17, 2020
Opening Reception: Tuesday, March 24, 4:30 pm
Artist talk begins at 5pm

The Lightwell Gallery
OU School of Visual Arts
University of Oklahoma
520 Parrington Oval, Rm. 202
Norman, OK 73019
http://art.ou.edu
located on the second floor of the OU School of Visual Arts in the Fred Jones Jr. Art Center (FJC)

Spectrums Within Under Our Skin-Detail-Holly Wilson-2m

Rural | Urban Invitational Art Exhibit II, The Volland Store

“Rural” and “Urban” are defined by the current address of each artist, but the artist’s current address does not necessarily indicate their origins. Once the artists are selected, the discovery begins:  where did they grow up?  what were the influences that led them to become artists?  how are their early experiences revealed in their work today?  or are they?  This is the fun of the exhibition.  Join us in the journey, and learn each artist’s story.

Throughout the exhibit, we will look at the lives of these artists, their life’s work today, and the ways in which Rural and Urban are alike, unique, and significant.

 

Closing Reception | March 1, 2020

Artist Panel at 2 pm
Norman Akers, Geraldine Craig, Rena Detrixhe, Alison Mary Kay, Holly Wilson

Saralyn Reece Hardy, Moderator

Marilyn Stokstad Director of the Spencer Art Museum at the University of Kansas

Refreshments.  Free admission

Spectrums Within Under Our Skin-Holly Wilson-2m
Spectrums Within Under Our Skin

Spectrums Within Under Our Skin is 144 girls made from Crayola Crayon. There are 12 different girls, each girl is made from the 12 colors I see when I look at the color spectrum. I wish we could see the light within us all and the variations that make each of us that light passing through a prism showing the many spectrums within us all. We are more than a classification in terms of a position between two extremes, we are all the colors and an untold number of possibilities.

“Spectrums Within Under Our Skin”
Crayola Crayon
100″ x 70″ x 2″, 2018

 

The Volland Store presents: Rural | Urban Invitational Art Exhibit II
October 20. 2019 – March 1, 2020
The Volland Store, 24098 Volland Road, Alma, KS

E X H B I T I N G  A R T I S T S

Geraldine Craig | Manhattan, Kansas
Holly Wilson | Mustang, Oklahoma
Levi Robb | Des Moines, Iowa
Mary Kay | Lindsborg, Kansas
Norman Akers | Lawrence, Kansas
Rena Detrixhe | Russell, Kansas
Ryan RedCorn | Pawhuska, Oklahoma