Poeh Cultural Center

Poeh Cultural Center Free Admission Holiday Hours: 10 am - 4 pm Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Visit the Poeh Cultural Center to experience Pueblo Indian history, Smithsonian pottery collection exhibit, Native American arts & crafts gift shop, artisan demonstrations, dances and traditional arts classes. Native American owned and operated on the Pueblo of Pojoaque.

POEH SUMMER MARKET 2019 FEATURED ARTISTLoren AragonLoren Aragon is a Native American artist and fashion designer from th...
06/09/2019

POEH SUMMER MARKET 2019 FEATURED ARTIST

Loren Aragon

Loren Aragon is a Native American artist and fashion designer from the Acoma Pueblo of New Mexico. Aragon was introduced to the arts at an early age, beginning with cultural arts and progressing into modern art. He maintained a connection to the arts throughout his academic career while in pursuit of a degree in mechanical engineering. He continues to promote his work through Native American art exhibitions throughout the Southwest including the Santa Fe Indian Market and the Indigenous Fine Art Market (IFAM).
Loren is driven by the idea that art would refine his ancestral connection and strengthen his connection with family. Aragon’s early artistic developments began under the mentorship of his mother.

Living outside his community and establishing a career in engineering has led to a number of new experiences for Aragon. It has also allowed him to observe a necessity to find a means of cultural preservation for his people. The venture into various mediums and forms of artistic expression are necessary for Loren to lead a progression of his people beyond the ancestral arts. Over the years he has progressed through the cultural arts, illustration, sculpture, jewelry, and into fashion design.

POEH SUMMER MARKET 2019 FEATURED ARTISTImogene ArqueroAs an enrolled member of the Oglala Lakota Tribe, Imogene has had ...
06/09/2019

POEH SUMMER MARKET 2019 FEATURED ARTIST

Imogene Arquero

As an enrolled member of the Oglala Lakota Tribe, Imogene has had a long and successful career in the arts. Through her life experiences and ingenuity, she continues to create a wide variety of art pieces, ranging from traditional tribal themes to innovative contemporary wearable art.

Her formal schooling in the arts began in high school and junior college. After her schooling, she taught tribal arts and culture on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and traditional techniques at the Institute Of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM. She has demonstrated or lectured at many tribal and non tribal educational institutes as a guest artist or speaker over her career.

POEH SUMMER MARKET 2019 FEATURED ARTISTPENNY SINGER“Magic happens every day in my studio!” says Diné fashion design...
06/07/2019

POEH SUMMER MARKET 2019 FEATURED ARTIST

PENNY SINGER

“Magic happens every day in my studio!” says Diné fashion designer Penny Singer, who hails from Farmington, New Mexico. Inspired by her mother’s teaching, Penny was quick to grasp the fundamentals of the sewing machine at just age seven. Though fashion was not on Penny’s mind, it was Home Economics classes in junior high school in Kirtland, New Mexico that taught her about pattern-making and gave her the additional sewing skills that would eventually help determine her future path designing the Penny Singer Collection—a line of “wearable art” made from colorful textiles—that includes unique handmade scarves, vests, jackets, ribbon shirts, and more recently handbags.

A single mother, Penny balances a life of show travel, with constant studio work and being her own manager. She is a top exhibitor and consistent award-winner at prestigious shows such as the Heard Museum Indian Fair and Market in Phoenix, as well as the SWAIA Indian Market in Santa Fe, and the Eiteljorg Museum Indian Market and Festival in Indianapolis. Her clothing was included in the Wheelwright Museum’s Fashion Couture Show in 2006 and fashion shows in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, which has fuel increased demand for her work.

Penny’s Native pride comes out in the fact that all of the garments in her collection incorporate animal and bold Native motifs in their designs. She is equally proud that she is “keepin’ it real” by creating a line of truly wearable art—a fusion of traditional Native elements and contemporary style. Her designs cross cultural boundaries and come fully fashion forward appealing to all who appreciate fine handmade garments and accessories.

POEH SUMMER MARKET 2019 FEATURED ARTISTDAN VALLODan Vallo is a Member of the Acoma Pueblo. He is mostly known for his Fl...
06/07/2019

POEH SUMMER MARKET 2019 FEATURED ARTIST

DAN VALLO

Dan Vallo is a Member of the Acoma Pueblo. He is mostly known for his Flint knapping creations but wood working has always been his hobby. Dan Started flint knapping in the late 1980s, mostly self-taught until the onset of google & you tube, where now days anyone can watch a video on the basics of flint knapping. He was inspired by the many arrowheads he found while out exploring the Acoma reservation & hunting in the fall, his father Henry Vallo also an accomplished Silversmith showed him the basics of Knapping.

In the early days he just made small arrowheads and small tools trying to replicate some of the pieces he found, later on actually using his tools for hunting, in 2001 Dan went on a Hunting safari in Africa and was able to use his primitive arrows & knives, that trip really opened the doors to the art world. While shopping for gifts to return with Dan picked up many art pieces and displays, the items were all very unique and all hand made. Soon after that trip he started making Flint knapped knives with interesting display stands to show off the knife. The very uniqueness of his art is what makes it so interesting, not one of his knives are the same.

Dan started attending various Indian markets in the last few years and has really enjoyed the many fellow artists he has met and the encouragement they have provided regarding his art. The handles of his pieces are all different, just by the nature of the materials, Antler, hardwood, leather & cholla cactus wood, which has been a favorite of some, in 2019 Dan started to use some of his grandmothers pottery designs on the handles the challenge was that the natural pottery paints that Acoma potters use is designed to be baked in, so the traditional paint could not be used, Dan experimented with various different types of paint and is now using Acrylic paint to create the beautiful designs on his art.

POEH SUMMER MARKET 2019 FEATURED ARTISTMarita HindsMarita Hinds is a member of Tesuque Pueblo and resides on the reserva...
06/05/2019

POEH SUMMER MARKET 2019 FEATURED ARTIST

Marita Hinds

Marita Hinds is a member of Tesuque Pueblo and resides on the reservation. She is a mother of two adult daughters and is a very active member of her community. Marita comes from a family of artists, her father Patrick Swazo Hinds was a renowned painter and her brother Mark Swazo Hinds, is an accomplished sculptor. She has grown up in the Native American art world all her life. She has a degree in Museum Studies and a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History focusing on the Southwest. She is a curator and a researcher for American Art Appraisals and does art consulting projects. She’s been a judge for many of the Native American markets throughout the country; Eight Northern Indian Arts & Craft Show, SWAIA, The Heard Museum, Eiteljorg Musuem, and Gallup Ceremonial to name a few. She’s been a guest lecture at several museum’s and works full time for the Pueblo of Tesuque.

Currently she is working with traditionally gathered clay and making traditional pottery. She is keeping the Tesuque Pueblo tradition alive by making Rain Gods and other figurines. Taking classes at the Poeh Center has provided her the opportunity to get back to her artwork. She has had her work exhibited at the Poeh Museum and now is showing her work at various local art markets. Marita is excited about working with clay and hopes to continue this artistic path, continuing the traditions of pottery making in Tesuque, and follow in her family’s legacy of artists.

POEH SUMMER MARKET 2019 FEATURED ARTISTErik FenderErik Fender is a highly skilled and creative potter from San Ildefonso...
06/05/2019

POEH SUMMER MARKET 2019 FEATURED ARTIST

Erik Fender

Erik Fender is a highly skilled and creative potter from San Ildefonso Pueblo. His work has been influenced by his mother, Martha Appleleaf, and his grandmother, legendary potter Carmelita Dunlap. Over the years Fender has worked in a variety of styles both traditional and contemporary, including polychrome, black-on-black and black-on-red with sgraffito carving. He is also known for his innovative green-on-black and green-on-red vessels.

Erik’s designs often include traditional feather patterns as well as his own contemporary interpretations of petroglyphs and animal forms. All of his work is made by hand with clay gathered from San Ildefonso Pueblo and constructed using the traditional coil method.

Erik specializes in both traditional and contemporary San Ildefonso pottery. He uses various techniques and clays to produce traditional black-on-black pottery as well as innovative two-tone and polychrome pots.

Each pot is hand-coiled using clay he mixes himself, as well as hand-sanded and hand-polished once the clay is dry. Natural paints made from native vegetation are used to decorate the two-tone and polychrome pots.

Due today! Send us your applications, give us a call. (505) 455-5041
06/03/2019

Due today! Send us your applications, give us a call. (505) 455-5041

Call for Artists! Deadline extended to June 3! #share #nativeartists #fathersdayweekend Call (505) 455-5041

POEH SUMMER MARKET 2019 FEATURED ARTISTJimmie HarrisonJimmie Harrison, a Navajo jeweler and member of the Red House Clan...
06/03/2019

POEH SUMMER MARKET 2019 FEATURED ARTIST

Jimmie Harrison

Jimmie Harrison, a Navajo jeweler and member of the Red House Clan is known for his elegant bracelets, necklaces, bolos and earrings. With sleek, contemporary shapes and designs, he manages to retain the flavor of tradition with his stylized approach to Indian imagery. Dancing Kachinas, the Yei-Bei- Chei figure, the bright stars of New Mexico night and the geometric forms of the landscape all play a part in Jimmie’s finely detailed inlay jewelry.

He was taught all the fundamentals of working with silver at the age of 16 when he enrolled in a silversmith class in high school. His designs are reflective of the bright stars of the New Mexico nights and the geometric forms of the landscape. They all play a part in his finely detailed inlay jewelry. With sleek and contemporary shapes and designs, he manages to balance the flavor of tradition with his stylized approach to Indian imagery.

One of the first Navajo silversmiths to develop a contemporary inlay style, Jimmie experiments with landscapes and galaxies. On occasion he adds a rug design as a border to his beautiful designs. The work of Jimmie Harrison is very distinctive and easily recognizable. He works primarily with sterling silver and authentic multi-colored inlayed stones such as, coral, turquoise, lapis, sugalite, mother of pearl stones, and other various materials. His colorful and innovative inlays in his jewelry are inspired by the natural gifts that Mother Earth and Father Sky provide to each and every one of us.

POEH SUMMER MARKET 2019 FEATURED ARTISTDEREK NO-SUN BROWNDerek No-Sun Brown is an artist who is blessed to be carrying o...
06/02/2019

POEH SUMMER MARKET 2019 FEATURED ARTIST

DEREK NO-SUN BROWN

Derek No-Sun Brown is an artist who is blessed to be carrying on ancestry from the Shoshone-Bannock, Klamath, and Ojibwe people. He was raised with a strong traditional foundation and continues to maintain indigenous ways of prayer and philosophy that is evident through his art.

No-Sun grew up on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in Idaho and the Boise Forte Reservation in northern Minnesota. Traveling back and forth to his maternal and paternal homelands is how the young artist began to expand his mind and see things from an alternate perspective.

No-Sun has received his B.F.A in 2013 from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico and plans to further his education. No-sun has also expanded his love for art, apparel and music into an online business that sells his paintings, sculptures, prints, apparel, and music all under the one name War-Medicine Art. Currently the artist known as No-Sun is making his way into the future with a positive outlook and desire to make change for the better in the world and in Native America.

POEH SUMMER MARKET 2019 FEATURED ARTISTCarol Velarde - BrewerCarol was born to the Tewa speaking Pueblo of Santa Clara, ...
06/01/2019

POEH SUMMER MARKET 2019 FEATURED ARTIST

Carol Velarde - Brewer

Carol was born to the Tewa speaking Pueblo of Santa Clara, a small village in northern New Mexico. Her grandmother and friends of her grandmother would get together to make pottery during Carol’s childhood. This would mark the beginning of Carol’s life as a potter. She has worked with clay all of her life.
Carol learned to sew from her aunts who were seamstresses. They taught her to crochet leggings. She observed embroidery from family members, over time she desired to learn the craft. It was a challenge for her at first, after taking classes she became skilled at embroidery.

Carol eventually taught herself to make traditional clothing for dancing during ceremonies. She began this when children were old enough to participate. Carol continues to sew items for community members from her Pueblo and surrounding Pueblos.

Carol Velarde is also a miniature expert. Her family is known for their black carved ware. They are very traditional in use of materials, style and technique. They specialize in precisely carved black pottery, often outlining the carved edges with a matte paint finish.

Pueblo of Pojoaque
05/31/2019

Pueblo of Pojoaque

The Pojoaque Wellness Center would like to invite you to our FREE event!

We are kicking off summer right and we want YOU to join! We want all families from around the area to enjoy the summer weekend and hang out with our Pojoaque Family! There will be Rugby and Swimming for the kids, and a comedy show to compliment the delicious food. Please let your family and friends know about our FREE event!
All we ask, is that you ​fill out a registration form before June 5th, 2019!

Call 505.455-9355 to Register.

Let's make this summer one worth remembering!

POEH SUMMER MARKET 2019 FEATURED ARTISTDominic ArqueroHailing from Cochiti Pueblo, Dominic was born in Santa Fe, New Mex...
05/31/2019

POEH SUMMER MARKET 2019 FEATURED ARTIST

Dominic Arquero

Hailing from Cochiti Pueblo, Dominic was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico and received his formal education at the Institute of American Indian Arts, where he majored in two-dimensional arts.

He received his bachelor's degree in visual arts with a minor in political science at the University of Art and Design, and later became an art instructor at schools in Santa Fe and the District of Columbia.

Dominic has participated in many art shows as well as special art exhibitions in Colorado, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, California, Arizona, and throughout New Mexico. He has received many top awards since 1975 and has been included in various art publications.

Dominic serves as board member, president, and co-chair on such prestigious organizations as the Santa Fe Council for the Arts and the Native American Artist Association, Inc.

Come on out every Friday to the Poeh for the Pojoaque Farmers Market! Contact Alba Martinez for more info (505) 455-5041...
05/14/2019

Come on out every Friday to the Poeh for the Pojoaque Farmers Market! Contact Alba Martinez for more info (505) 455-5041. #produce #localfood #arts&crafts #undertheramadas #visit #signup

Don't miss this FREE training here at the Poeh Cultural Center this Thursday & Friday in partnership with First Peoples ...
05/14/2019

Don't miss this FREE training here at the Poeh Cultural Center this Thursday & Friday in partnership with First Peoples Fund.

www.firstpeoplesfund.org

These two-day trainings give Native artists real-world tools & detailed resources to navigate the arts industry to become successful entrepreneurs.

Show business time... almost. @ Pojoaque, New Mexico
05/14/2019

Show business time... almost. @ Pojoaque, New Mexico

King Galleries - Scottsdale
05/07/2019

King Galleries - Scottsdale

Johnathan Naranjo has an amazing ability to create realistic detail in the figures on his pottery. Etching into the clay in various levels creates all the colors and shading. Check out this and other exceptional art in clay in our galleries or online. Kinggalleries.com #kinggalleries #coolpueblopottery #spokenthroughclay ##newmexicotrue #bestinscottsdale

Poeh Cultural Center booth at the Ohkay Owingeh Headstart Culture Day! #tewaculture #tewacommunity
05/03/2019

Poeh Cultural Center booth at the Ohkay Owingeh Headstart Culture Day!
#tewaculture #tewacommunity

Tewa Women United
05/01/2019

Tewa Women United

#Repost @threesisterscollective with @get_repost
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This Sunday! 2 Events!! Come thru!
#mmiwgt2s #saytheirname

Conference held in the Pueblo Of Pojoaque
04/30/2019

Conference held in the Pueblo Of Pojoaque

We are always so happy to celebrate the staff’s birthdays at the Poeh offices. Thank you for all you do and making the...
04/26/2019

We are always so happy to celebrate the staff’s birthdays at the Poeh offices. Thank you for all you do and making the team that much more vibrant. #jenelle #stephanie #fridaycake

Poeh Cultural Center's cover photo
04/25/2019

Poeh Cultural Center's cover photo

Call for Artists! Deadline extended to June 3! #share #nativeartists #fathersdayweekend Call (505) 455-5041
04/25/2019

Call for Artists! Deadline extended to June 3! #share #nativeartists #fathersdayweekend Call (505) 455-5041

CALL FOR FARMERSPojoaque Farmers Market begins May 3 in beautiful Pojoaque, NM on Fridays at the Poeh Cultural Center. D...
04/24/2019

CALL FOR FARMERS

Pojoaque Farmers Market begins May 3 in beautiful Pojoaque, NM on Fridays at the Poeh Cultural Center. Don't miss out in participating in this magnificent weekly event. This is your opportunity to sign up and sell delicious produce, etc.!

Contact:

Alba Martinez
[email protected]
505. 455. 5041

One of our Poeh Artists, Rachele Agoyo, and our Traditional Pueblo Embroidery instructor, Shawn Tafoya. “Progress!  Fi...
04/22/2019

One of our Poeh Artists, Rachele Agoyo, and our Traditional Pueblo Embroidery instructor, Shawn Tafoya.

“Progress! Finished kilt in Traditional Pueblo Embroidery class with Shawn Tafoya, instructor at the Pojoaque Poeh Art Center. Ready for new project! Excited!”
~ Rachele Agoyo

2019 Child Abuse Awareness EventFeel free to tag yourself. For copies email kgrosbeck@pojoaque.org#pojoaque #poehcultura...
04/22/2019

2019 Child Abuse Awareness Event

Feel free to tag yourself. For copies email [email protected]

#pojoaque #poehculturalcenter

04/20/2019

Easter Egg Hunt!

The egg hunt was in full effect. Beautiful day here in Pojoaque!
04/20/2019

The egg hunt was in full effect. Beautiful day here in Pojoaque!

04/19/2019
Had a wonderful visit with Meow Wolf Outreach Coordinator Drew Ayotte & Director Of Community Development Danika Padilla...
04/16/2019

Had a wonderful visit with Meow Wolf Outreach Coordinator Drew Ayotte & Director Of Community Development Danika Padilla. We’re excited about the future collaborations! Thanks for visiting and sharing ideas!

Poeh Cultural Center Collections Manager Lynda Romero will be speaking tomorrow at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Societ...
04/12/2019

Poeh Cultural Center Collections Manager Lynda Romero will be speaking tomorrow at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Society For American Archaeology event at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

The event begins at 8AM on Saturday, April 13, 2019.

Session 311
110 Galisteo, Main Level
Albuquerque Convention Center.

Lynda's presentation is at 11 AM. See you there!

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Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
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