IN THE COMING MONTHS, the Yosemite Native American Art Gallery will feature
the biographies and works of several contemporary Native American artists.
The biographies/autobiographies presented will detail life stories with
special emphasis on the artist's feeling about their work and the philosophy
of being a contemporary artist.
Among the artists to be profiled: Yosemite-area basket weaver Julia
Parker. Our Sisochi Gallery currently has several examples of her baskets.
Ms. Parker is an internationally renown artist whose works are avidly sought
by basket collectors everywhere.
The Gallery has also agreed to represent the works of Tony Bearhorse, an
artist who paints colorful scenes of Lakota tribal history on deer and elk
hides. Tony is anxious to present his concerns as an artist. We encourage
those interested in the immensely popular and collectible art of Tony Bearhorse
to contact us as soon as possible for further details on this important
addition to the Sisochi Gallery.
The Gallery has also commissioned a Kachina series from Donald Howard, a
young Hopi artist. We are especially excited to represent Mr. Howard. It's
a rare opportunity to encourage such a young and talented carver. Each of
his Cottonwood Kachinas is highly detailed and vibrant. Unlike many other
Kachina artists who have added leather and fabric to their pieces, Donald
Howard's works are carved entirely of wood and stained with rare natural
We encourage you to keep an eye on our rapidly expanding web site and we
urge visitors to the Yosemite area to visit our physical site: the Sisochi
Gallery. We have constantly strived to present authentic organic art--this
in the face of the growing trend of overly-stylized production pieces. Additionally,
with hundreds of books, the Gallery is an important resource for those interested
in Native American history. The art profiled on our internet site represents
but a fraction of our available stock and we welcome the opportunity to
show you our entire collection.