Amerind Free Online Artist Talk – Creative Collaboration: A Dialog Between Artist and Collector
A candid conversation with Master Jeweler-Metalsmith Duane Maktima (Hopi/Laguna Pueblo) and longtime Collector Joanne Conrad
Saturday, April 1, 2023, 11:00 am – Arizona Time
The connection or role of the Artist and Collector goes back throughout history and continues today. Why are these relationships important and how has the role changed today? Master jeweler, Duane Maktima and longtime collector Joanne Conrad will have a candid discussion on these roles today.
Duane is a master jeweler-metalsmith of Hopi and Laguna Pueblo descent. Duane is a graduate of Northern Arizona University’s College of Creative Arts. He has gone on to have an extensive career over the last 49 years and has won numerous awards and accolades throughout his career as a working artist. In addition to selling in the best galleries, his pieces are held by several museums worldwide, including Amerind’s. He has been an artist in residence at Amerind many times and is also a member of Amerind’s board of directors.
Artist Duane Maktima
Duane’s work reflects and is inspired by his Hopi and Laguna Pueblo heritage. His knowledge of design from ancient iconography to contemporary art deco motifs, create his distinctive jewelry. His designs are simple and clean, using vibrant colors in his work. A distinctive characteristic of Maktima’s jewelry is its sculptural quality, created by a hollow form technique combined with reticulated metal used as a decorative overlay. His work is widely collected and lives on as heirloom pieces for many distinguished patrons and collections. Duane has long been a source of encouragement and empowerment to many artists, through his role as a teacher, mentor, advocate, and friend. Making him one of the most highly respected contemporary artists working today.
To see more of Duane’s work go to: www.duanemaktima.com You can also see his work at the FreeMarket in Santa Fe during August Indian Market.
Collector Joanne Conrad
Joanne Conrad’s deep interest in Native Art and Southwestern culture began as a child in Tucson. Returning to Arizona after a legal career, she now devotes her time to learning as much as possible about indigenous artists and their work. Her “collection” began many years ago, with a tiny silver Roadrunner pin, and now includes examples of Hopi, Pueblo, Dine, Zuni, Apache, Tohono, and Pascua Yaqui handcrafted works. She credits places like Amerind with providing the resources to learn more about the artists and their cultures.
To register for this free online event, visit: https://bit.ly/Amerindonline04012023Maktima