A Twenty-Four Year Commitment to Classic and Contemporary Native Art
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Jennifer Tafoya & Christopher Youngblood
Thursday, February 27, 2020   
6-9 pm

Jennifer Tafoya and Christopher Youngblood join us at our Scottsdale this Thursday during Art Walk.  We are pleased to have new pieces in clay.  Jennifer Tafoya is the daughter of Ray and Emily Tafoya.  She most recently won the "Tony Da Innovation Award" at Santa Fe Indian Market 2019.  Chris is the son of Nancy Youngblood and a great-grandson of Margaret Tafoya, and like so many in his family has won 'Best of Pottery' at Santa Fe Indian Market.  Chris and Jennifer are two of the rising stars of Native pottery!

Scottsdale Spring Events 2020
  • March 7 is our annual Heard Indian Market show featuring work by six potters.  During the Heard Market Week, there will be a pottery demonstration by Al Qoywayma on Friday and a painting demonstration by Derek No-Sun Brown on Saturday!  Stop by!
  •  Susan Folwell will return to the gallery on Thursday, April 2, with new works for:  "Taos Light: Canvas to Clay," after a year of successful museum exhibitions.
Santa Fe Spring Events 2020
  • In Santa Fe, our exhibit, "Haak'u" featuring Acoma Pueblo pottery, will continue through March 2020.
  • Tammy GarciaLayers: Life and Clay” Lecture and New Works in Clay on April 18
  • Susan Folwell will open our Summer Shows in Santa Fe with a large scale installation for "Taos Light: Pueblo Perspectives," which will continue through the summer. 
  • Beginning in May, we will have early summer artist demonstrations in the gallery; Please don't miss the opportunity!
Every Day we have new pieces online.  We appreciate you checking them out and seeing the exceptional pottery we get into the gallery!  In contemporary work, there are stunning new works by our gallery artists. The various historic pottery includes some excellent provenance, ribbons, and stories. 
Check out Instagram and Facebook for more frequent updates.

Please let me know if you have any questions.
I look forward to hearing from you!

Charles S. King
480.481.0187 Scottsdale   
480.440.3912  Santa Fe

Gallery Hours
Scottsdale: Mon-Sat 10-5, Thur Art Walk 7-9
Santa Fe: Mon-Sat 10-5
Jennifer Tafoya has created an imaginative group of pieces for our show this year.  They are a creative blend of both Native and Asian themes featuring dragons, avanyus, chickadees, butterflies, and cherry blossoms.  Her expanded ideas continue to evolve and keep her pottery innovative and exciting!
Christopher Youngblood remains one of the essential and dynamic young potters working today.  His extraordinary carved designs reflect the traditions of his family and also his creativity.  Each body of work further reveals the importance of this young potter and the fantastic future that awaits. His largest jar in this show, with 80 sections of design is not just a remarkable technical feat, but elegant and creative art in clay.
New to the Gallery
Jaycee Nahohai is the son of noted Zuni potters Randy Nahohai and Rowena Him.  My parents worked with Randy back in the 1980s, and I remember we also had a lot of figurative pottery from Rowena.  It was great to meet Jaycee recently at a talk I was giving at The School of American Research (Santa Fe).  I asked him about making some of his famous owls for the gallery and glad he finished three for us!  Definitely check them out, they are charming!
Museum and Gallery News
Indigenous Futurisms: Transcending Past/Present/Future is a new exhibition at IAIA MOCNA in Santa Fe.  It is a well-curated and interesting exhibition with imagery and narratives that delve into the importance of Futurism in Native Cultures.  The Indigenous Futurism movement is a current trend in Native Art, and this an opportunity to see important works by Virgil Ortiz, Ryan Singer, Dale Tsosie, Santiago x, Nicholas Galanin, Will Wilson and others.   Through July 26, 2020.
Robert Patricio (Acoma Pueblo) is known for his traditional pottery.  I recently joined him and his family at their historic family home at Acoma for the filming of an edition of "New Mexico PBS 'iCOLORES!'" which celebrates New Mexico's rich and diverse culture, history and art. It was an awesome day hearing him being interviewed, along with seeing the pottery making process in action.  The show will air on PBS later this spring. Check it out! 
Gallery Highlights
Upcoming Scottsdale Gallery Events
Upcoming Santa Fe Gallery Events
"Forward-thinking gallerists, museum curators, and clay artists themselves are fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation of Native clay arts. At the forefront is Charles S. King. Owner of King Galleries in Santa Fe and Scottsdale, Arizona.  He is considered by many to be the dean of contemporary Southwestern Native clay arts." 
Cowboys & Indians Magazine, 2018
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