Native Art & Artists

  • 7 Native American Pueblo Artists You Should Know

    When it comes to authentic Native American art, New Mexico’s Pueblo communities are a culturally rich environment, and at times it can be difficult to distinguish among such an elite group of Native American potters and artists. Though there is great diversity across a vast swath of mediums and styles, including jewelry, art and pottery, we wanted to highlight a number of Native American artists whose work, for various reasons, sets them apart from the crowd. Several reflect a lineage passed down through generations while others are paving their own unique path. We put together the following list as an introduction to some of these renowned artists, along with a brief summary of their work.
  • Tony Sangre

    Get to know acclaimed pottery artist Tony Sangre (Isleta Pueblo) as he shares his artistic inspiration and the moments that have defined his award-winning career.

  • Getting to Know Turquoise

    For thousands of years Native American people of the Southwest have made, worn, and traded mosaic inlay and beads of turquoise, shell, bone, or stone. Learn more about Turquoise.
  • Top 12 Unique Native American Inspired Gifts

    This holiday season, we’ve developed this list to help you find the perfect gift to celebrate American Indian Art with everyone on your list.

  • Jewelry Collector's Guide: Zuni Cluster Work, Petit Point & Needle Point

    At Indian Pueblo Store we pride ourselves in our connection to the artist, authentic artwork, and knowledgeable staff. We'd like to share this Zuni jewelry collector guide focused on Zuni Cluster work in hopes that you'll find new meaning behind your cherished pieces that showcase the artistry and excellence of Zuni Pueblo artists. 
  • “We will see the light of day again.” – Michelle Tsosie Sisneros

    We interview Michelle Tsosie Sisneros. Read about her work, influences and inspiration for her new large-scale mural “Tsikumu Pin” at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

  • 10 Native American Gifts that Support Artists

    We've put together a list of 10+  that Support artists
  • How to Take Care of Authentic Native American Art and Jewelry

    Whether you’ve purchased handcrafted Native American art as a memento of a trip to the Southwest, as a statement of fashion or style, or simply as an investment, you will want to take the best care possible of your newly acquired treasure. This convenient guide shows you how to care for authentic Native American crafts...

  • Top 10 Books for Learning About Pueblo Art

    With a legacy of art spanning centuries, there’s a lot to learn and know about Pueblo art and artists. We at the Indian Pueblo Store have created a recommended reading list of 10 key books for learning about Pueblo art and artists...

  • We’ve Changed Our Name

    Our Pueblo-owned store located inside the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico is undergoing a name change. Shumakolowa Native Arts has changed its name to the Indian Pueblo Store to better reflect our location in, and affiliation with, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and its representation of the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico.

  • From Mud Pies to Masterpieces: The Chronicle of Clarence Cruz

    There’s an old familiar adage stating that no matter the task or journey, you’ve got to start somewhere. “I first started out with mud pies in the ditch,” Clarence Cruz says with a hearty laugh...
  • Guided by Many Grandmas: The Pottery of Myron Sarracino

    Read the Myron Sarracino Laguna Pueblo BlogMyron started making tiny bowls and animals around age 12, seeking guidance from any elder willing to share it. “That’s how I learned a lot,” he says, “by questions, and by them showing me, like demonstrating what I need to do, how to prepare the clay, where to get the clays, the paints—how to make the paints—how to do my firings and stuff like that.”

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