We’ve put together an eclectic collection of pieces that display the many different symbols, patterns, stories, and beliefs of the Native American tribes of the Southwest.
July 31, 2017
The National Endowment for the Arts, one of the biggest contributors supporting artists in the United States has awarded a $25,000 grant for a contemporary Native American art exhibit. It wasn’t until very recently that contemporary Native American art was recognized by the greater art community. In 2017, the form has taken the art world by storm. The exhibit is scheduled to display from Aug. 21 through Dec. 8 at the Western Carolina University Fine Art Museum.
One company that has taken notice of the recent development for more Native artists being recognized in the art community is SilverTribe.com. For years, this company has been working with both Native American and Southwestern artists and showcasing their unique work on their site. The spokesman for SilverTribe.com, Chris Anderson, gave a few words on the company’s latest release.
“We have always tried to push the culture and history of the art we sell first. We love it when one of our clients calls us and asks if we have more pieces by a specific artist. Their reputation grows and so does public knowledge about such a rich culture and vibrant culture. The decision by the National Endowment for the Arts served as the main inspiration for our latest release. Working with our local Native American artists, we’ve put together an eclectic collection of pieces that display the many different symbols, patterns, stories, and beliefs of the Native American tribes of the Southwest.”
Anderson and his team has provided a glimpse into the new collection. Among the many pieces that he describes, “Zuni turquoise and coral stone bracelets with stunning snake symbol silverwork, Kokopelli overlay belt buckles designed by acclaimed Hopi artist George Phillips, and Navajo multi-strand beaded turquoise necklaces, hand crafted with intricate silver designs.
The new collection promises to be one of the largest releases that SilverTribe.com has ever released at once. Anderson added, “This project has been floating around as an idea for quite some time, it just needed a little inspiration. Once we saw that more and more…