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).

Silverstein Glass Sale is Happening NOW!

You have a rare opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind glass art from the curated collection of the late Jerry Silverstein, a longtime GANM board member. For many years, Jerry directed our maestro program, bringing both renowned and emerging glass artists to Santa Fe, and often acquiring their work. Every piece that’s for sale was selected by Jerry, for his personal collection. Go to the sale NOW. This is not an auction. First bidder at the asking price owns it.

Jerry’s husband, Bob Zimmerman, will donate a portion of the proceeds to GANM, so your purchase helps us carry out our mission of expanding the community of people who share your interest in glass art.

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

Clearly Indigenous

This remarkable show, starting at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe on May 16, will feature more than 130 works by 29 Native American glass artists. The show, curated by Letitia Chambers, will continue through June 2022.

Voices in Studio Glass History

Voices in Studio Glass History: Art and Craft, Maker and Place, and the Critical Writings and Photography of Paul Hollister is a multimedia, web-based digital exhibition and publication that rethinks and reinterprets the history of postwar American studio glass. It’s definitely worth a visit.

Galleries Are Opening

With Santa Fe now “turquoise,” the doors of almost all galleries are swinging open. Albuquerque is “yellow” and some galleries are open. See our list of galleries that feature glass, and plan on a visit.