The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center created the Artists Circle Gallery as part of our 40th Anniversary celebration in 2016. Through this program we seek to collaborate with contemporary Pueblo artists who draw on the past to influence our culture’s evolution and guide us into the future. In the years ahead, this space will feature rotating shows while providing art collectors a new avenue to support the growth and care of our special object collection, which contains nearly 4,000 items of historical and cultural significance to our 19 Pueblo communities.
February 25 ‐ June 30, 2017
Marla Allison (Laguna Pueblo) was selected as the Artist Circle Galley’s inaugural artist for her for vivid paintings, which depict the landscapes, wildlife, architecture, and particularly the people of her home Pueblo. Allison is an award-winning artist whose work has been displayed in over a dozen group and solo exhibitions since she graduated from the Institute of American Indian Arts in 2000. As the 2010 recipient of the Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native Woman’s Fellowship, she had the opportunity to examine ancient pottery firsthand at the School for Advanced Research (SAR) in Santa Fe.
“As a visual artist it is important to paint my surroundings,” says Allison. “The more I can embrace what the elders of the past found inspiring, the more I can understand about myself and my place as an artist. This show is all new work, and focuses on pottery designs and the precision of brushstrokes.”
Display Your Artwork
Are you a Pueblo or Native artist interested in exhibiting your work in our Artists Circle Gallery? We're accepting submissions for 2018 now through September 6, 2017.