The Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos is excited to announce the 2015 Jicarilla Apache Show and Sale on May 16-17.
This event, now in its second year, will feature more than a dozen traditional Jicarilla Apache artists and craftspeople showing and selling their work inside the museum.
“The Jicarilla have a long history with Taos going back several centuries,” Museum Executive Director Peter S. Seibert said. “They came to trade first with the Taos Pueblo and then later with the Spanish and American trappers and traders. We are reviving this centuries-old tradition by hosting these incredibly talented artists for a weekend show inside the museum’s galleries. If you want to see first class Native American basketry, beadwork, pottery and more … then come to the MRM.”
Living today on New Mexico’s second largest reservation, the Jicarilla were historically known as some of the finest basket-weavers in the Southwest. Their red willow baskets were so tightly woven that when dampened, they could hold water! In addition, the Jicarilla also produced elaborate beadwork, micaceous pottery, and jewelry. Today, Jicarilla artists carry on these traditions as well as exploring contemporary artistic idioms.
Some of the featured artists in the 2015 Jicarilla show are:
Melbourne Pesata Jr.
Shelen Nunez Velarde
The show is open to the public 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17. Regular museum admission is charged and Taos County residents are admitted free.