Not sure why I waited five weeks to post my photos of Santa Fe Indian Market and then chose to do so while watching the Redskins-Cowboys Monday Night Football. Maybe it has something to do with watching Jacob Ellsbury (Navaho) of the Red Sox blast a home run yesterday.
This is not from our trips to Santa Fe in August but relates to my previous post about meeting the Santa Clara potter Jody Naranjo and reaching a handshake deal with her to produce a band or label under the name The Pueblo Girls. This photo is of another Jody Naranjo pot that I saw in a private collection.
2. Virginia Lowden is an Acoma potter who entered our pantheon because my sister Linda found one of her pots at a garage sale in San Carlos, Calif. I met Virginia, told her that tale, then bought one of her owl figurines which may or may not end up as holiday gift for my sis.
Andrea Fisher is a Berkeley art grad who studied sculpture with Peter Voulkos then moved to Santa Fe to open the only pottery-only gallery there. As a tribute the great Cochiti potter and conceptual artist Virgil Ortiz made this effigy or figurine or storyteller of Andrea, in leather — reminds me now tripped out Terry and I were yesterday at Caffe Della Stella in SF noticing what I realized later were people in leather thongs coming home from Folsome Street fair.
Derek Fisher, not the Lakers’ guard but the somewhat tall son of Andrea Fisher had just returned to town with a consignment that included this piece created by the recently deceased Hopi potter Jacob Koopee. A private collector snatched it up pronto as I eavesdropped from behind the curtains a la Polonius.
5. Andrea Fisher had a special show featuring three generations of the famous San Ildefonso family of potters including Maria Martinez, Popovi Da and Tony Da. I took special notice of these two works, a plate by Maria and a small red sgraffito (incised) bowl by Tony.
6. Terry Allen is from Lubbock and lives in Santa Fe although Terry Davis and I met him in San Francisco a few weeks after our trip south-by-southeast. We got a tour of Jack Lemmon’s Landfall Press in Santa Fe and were shown some of the work that the singer, songwriter and conceptual artist did there. Then coming back from the Deerhoof show at SFMOMA, I noticed this 1993 sculpture by Terry Allen at Yerba Buena Gardens called Shaking Man.
7. and 8. This is more Santa Fe bohemia in general than pueblo, but I met this busking duo, Anna Edge of Western Mass. and now Willamette I think she said, on guitar and vocals, and her pal, Zazie Tobey (Anna-Zazi?) doing bare-foot interpretive dance, who said she is a student at Warren Wilson College in North Carolina (where James Franco went, I just gleaned). I tried to be a schmoozer and line up Anna with Eugene’s troubadour the former Box of Rain resident David Jacobs Strain, by voice mail.
Anna Edge promised to come to Palo Alto for the International Congress of Buskers of Palo Alto (ICOBOPA) so I better save her email address (“Yo, China Cat Sun Flower check twelve five what is this?”).
9. Seeing Cracker at Santa Fe Plaza was one of the highlights of my trip. I briefly meet-and-greeted with David Lowery after the show, name-checking Enorchestra and Santa Cruz. I wanted to trek to Los Alamos to see Carolyn Wonderland but got voted down.
This is kinda generic, but what a great sky, on way to Albuquerque.
11. My parents Paul and Barbara Weiss and I visited Wheelwright Museum and I snapped this shot of them next to an Allan Houser.edit to add, Oct. 11, 2011: My mom and I took another peek at the Picasso show at De Young in SF on Sunday, but also stopped by to check on the mini’s donated as part of the promised gift of Paul E. and Barbara Weiss Pottery Collection. Here I catch her pondering in front of a Susan Folwell (Santa Clara) and something Hopi, one of the Nampeyo’s (of which there are five in the collection, generations of Nampeyo).