Prairie Dog Glass and Native American Glass Artists

A recent article by Cathy Short (Citizen Potawatomi) featured Native glass artists who are active at Prairie Dog Glass in the Jackalope complex. The artists whose work is detailed include Robert “Spooner” Marcus, Ira Lujan, Tony Jojola, Adrian Wall, Ramson Lomatewama, and Carol Lujan.

The article provides a great summary of Native American glass artist activity, past and future. Many of the artists whose work is discussed will be part of the May “Clearly Indigenous” show at the Museum of Indian Arts and Crafts (MIAC).

Read the full article here. This article is reprinted with permission of America Meredith (Cherokee Nation), Publishing Editor of First American Art Magazine. Copyright (2020-21) by First American Art Magazine, LLC.

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Prairie Dog Glass co-owner Patrick Morrissey (center, rear) and Ramson Lomatewama (Hopi), Tony Jojola (Isleta Pueblo), Robert "Spooner" Marcus (Ohkay Owingeh), Ira Lujan (Taos/Ohkay Owingeh), Carol Lujan (Diné), Photo: Cathy Short (Citizen Potawatomi).

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There is Glass Art!

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GANM board members Sarah Nelson and Willi Haye recently prepared a one-hour video presentation that was shown online nationally and internationally as part of Intersect Chicago/SOFA.

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Video Presentation: Letitia Chambers

Speaking of the upcoming “Clearly Indigenous” show at MIAC, you will want to see this informative video presentation by Letitia Chambers. Letitia is the curator of the “Clearly Indigenous" show, and author of the accompanying book of the same name, which is available now from the MIAC museum store and other major booksellers.

In the video, which is about 16 minutes long, Chambers offers interesting insights about the show, and previews of some of the works you can soon see in person. Check back often for details about the show’s opening.

Watch the video interview to learn more about Letitia Chambers!

Glass events to know about


On November 16 GANM board member Sarah Nelson is your anchorperson for an informative online look at New Mexico’s glass artists and studios. Details are here.

Corning Museum of Glass

Corning Museum of Glass has started a “Watch the Artist” series to keep interactions between those interested in the glass arts and artists moving ahead during this difficult time. They also offer “Top 10 ways to experience the museum digitally” and virtual tours of the galleries. Click here for details.

Canadian Guilde of Crafts

Showcase of 17 glass artists entitled “Light on Glass”; ongoing through November 22 at La Guilde Gallery in Montreal, Qc. A virtual guided tour is here.

For more information and invitation go to their website

GANM Member News

Lois Manno at Modeling Glass

Lois Manno has published a new e-book titled “Exploring Modeling Glass: The Basics and More.” 81 pages, 160 images and seven complete step-by-step projects. Go to for details or contact Lois directly.

Santa Fe Indian Market

GANM would like to recognize artists sculpting with glass who participated in the SWAIA Virtual Indian Market. Congratulations to Ira Lujan for his beautiful blown glass piece that won the Virtual Indian Market Sculpture Award. Other New Mexican glass artists who were invited to participate in the market were Tony Jojola of Isleta Pueblo, Robert “Spooner” Marcus of Ohkay Owingeh, and Carol Lujan of the Navajo Nation.

Elodie Holmes

GANM extends congratulations to Elodie Holmes who gave an excellent virtual presentation for Duncan McClellan Gallery on August 28th. Duncan McClellan Gallery’s “Talk & Tour” series features a select group of artists from around the country, and takes you on a virtual tour of their studios. During the tour each artist gives you a sneak peek into their history, inspirations, and available work. If you missed the event, check DM Glass YouTube Channel series. Enjoy!

Messages from our Board Members

Our participation in Intersect Chicago/SOFA is very important to GANM. You will want to hear the November 16 presentation that Sarah Nelson and numerous galleries, artists and others have worked hard to assemble, showing New Mexico as a vibrant home to glass art. Information on her presentation can be found here.

Our NEW YouTube channel is up and running. There you will find videos, interviews, and more that will keep you up to date.

This is a very challenging time for everyone, especially artists and galleries. We hope you will take every opportunity to support both with your interest, encouragement, and purchases. See a list of our member artists and our member galleries.

As always, we would enjoy hearing what you think about ways that GANM can help you and the studio glass art community.

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The following have renewed their membership or have become new members in the previous month. Thank you and welcome. Let us know of any events or volunteering opportunities that can make your membership more enjoyable!

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