The 24th Annual Prescott Indian Art Market (PIAM) is fast approaching. We all look forward to our guests experiencing over 100 artist-jurors, bringing their best works to this year’s event.
The weekend is packed with experiences: visual arts, performing arts, arts experiences for kids and culinary arts featuring Indigenous foods. This event for the Sharlot Hall Museum aims to celebrate the arts and culture of the native tribes of our region. Many of these artisan families have been around for years and are eager to welcome new guests and return. All artwork follows guidelines established by the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 (PL 101-644) by the U.S. Department of the Interior, ensuring items are authentically handcrafted by Native Americans and for PIAM.
Featured Artist 2022: Marilyn Ray
Marilyn Ray is an Acoma Pueblo potter known for her whimsical storytellers and figurines. She was inspired and mastered her art by the early teachings of her grandmother, Dolores S. Sanchez. Marilyn’s studio and home is located in Acoma, Sky City, where she creates her beautiful pieces for everyone to enjoy. Her art has evolved over the years and she is now known as one of the master potters of Acoma Pueblo.
Marilyn creates all of her pieces with native Acoma clay that she quarries on Acoma Pueblo lands and paints them with natural pigments that she has collected from all over the Southwest. Marilyn and her sisters – Rebecca Lucario, Diane Lewis, Carolyn Concho and Judy Lewis – also known as the “Lewis Sisters”, are all potters renowned for their own balanced creations.
Tickets are still available. You can to buy tickets online, accelerating your entry into PIAM. If you become a member by the dates of the Market, take advantage FREE ENTRANCE This year. Plus, if you become a NEW, RENEW or UPGRADE member, you’ll automatically be entered to win an original artwork. (above) by artist Marilyn Ray. Don’t forget a PIAM 2022 commemorative t-shirt that features a rendering of Marilyn Ray designs…something for everyone!