Tucson Indian Market


The Tucson Indian Center’s First Annual Southwest Indian Arts Event

Notably, this market’s first show takes place on March 19th and 20th, 2016. In particular, it features many local and regional silversmiths and arts and crafts. Furthermore, it takes place at a casino, just South of Tucson, Arizona.

Most importantly, Artist Jolene Bird of the Kewa (formally Santo Domingo) Pueblo, with picture below, receives the Grand Artist’s Choice Award. Consequently, this award comes from judging by fellow artists attending this event.

Indeed, the award winning piece is a California gourd which Jolene Bird adorns. Most importantly, it has a multitude of meticulously inlay hand cut spiny oyster, turquoise, and jet. As an illustration, Jolene tells us that this stunning piece takes 6 months to complete.

Finally, Christy, of Tucson Indian Jewelry, is in the picture next to Artist Jolene Bird

Most importantly, Jolene Bird is a prestigious Kewa artist, with examples of her work on display at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington!
In particular, to purchase one of Jolene Bird’s pieces, please click HERE
Close-up showing actual gourd and applied butterfly
First of all, here is a close-up view showing the actual gourd interior and applied inlaid butterfly. Conversely, the butterfly is also inlaid on the reverse side.                                                                                                                                               
Jolene Bird's award winning gourd
Secondly, here is a photograph of Jolene Bird’s award winning inlay work on display covering this California Gourd, along with the “Best of Show” blue ribbon.                                                                                                                            
Reverse of blue ribbon aside the beautiful inlaid gourd
Most importantly, here is a reverse view of the blue ribbon aside the beautiful painstaking stone inlay gourd adorn by Kewa Artist Jolene Bird.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Signature on bottom: J Bird SD = Jolene Bird Santo Domingo
Correspondingly, here is a signature on bottom of gourd: J Bird SD = Jolene Bird Santo Domingo (Kewa)                                                                                                                                       
Jolene Bird with Tucson Indian Jewelry's Christy
Finally, here is a photograph of Kewa Artist Jolene Bird (on left) with Christy (on right) of Tucson Indian Jewelry                                                                                 

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