Young Natives Arts & Crafts Show July 12-13

Kimberly Ortiz, 9, left, and her sister Kelly, 3, worked with their sister Renetta, 13, to create this Jemez Pueblo pottery for the Winter 2011 Young Native Artists Show and Sale. Photo by Kate Nelson
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SANTA FE—Begin collecting art, jewelry, pottery and more from the next generation of Native American artists and craftspeople at the summer Young Natives Arts & Crafts Show. Children and grandchildren of artists associated with the Portal Program will demonstrate their own work in the Palace Courtyard 9 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 12 and 13.

See the artwork, purchase refreshments, and strike up a relationship with an artist still learning his or her craft. The event is free; enter through the Blue Gate south of the New Mexico History Museum’s main entrance.

The Native American Artisans Program (commonly called “the Portal Program”) is overseen by the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors. Its members adhere to rules regarding authenticity and traditional materials. All of their work is handmade. Twice a year, their offsprings’ work is featured, providing them an opportunity to learn from their parents and grandparents and to continue the cultural economic development supported by their art.

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