IN THE SPOTLIGHT
22-23, 2015. Santa Fe Indian Market - Booth #237-PAL-N
The world’s most prestigious Native American arts show opens with more than 1000 artists, food and demonstration booths, a youth market, entertainment and more! Free and open to the public. For more information click on the image above.
American West Jewelry Adds Artist Kenneth Johnson to Its Line of Native American Designer Jewelry
For the past 12 years, Bill and Carolyn Pollack, the CEO and vice-president of Relios, have collaborated with award-winning Native American jewelry artists, licensing designs to be made in their Albuquerque, New Mexico production studio under the direction of the artist. The designs of these Native American artists have been made available to a larger audience through American West Jewelry and QVC, which reaches more than 98 million U.S. households.
Johnson is a Muscogee (Creek) and Seminole artist known for complex and innovative jewelry designs with a distinct contemporary vision. He has been recognized with fellowships from the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian and the Santa Fe Indian Market....
To read more, go to the official press release on www.reuters.com
Purchase this jewelry on QVC go to the website: http://qvc.co/KennethJohnson-QVC
Kenneth is also featured on the American West Facebook page.
Blood of the Sun: Artists Respond to the Poetry of Suzan Shown Harjo
Visual artists (including Kenneth Johnson) will create works inspired by the powerful poetry of Suzan Shown Harjo (Cheyenne-Muscogee Creek).
Suzan Harjo has been an activist and policy maker in Indian Country for decades. She has helped restore over one million acres of land to tribal control and has helped passed key legislation such as the 1978 American Indian Religous Freedom Act and the 1990 Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. She will be honored by IAIA with an honorary doctorate degree this May.
Harjo will be present at the opening reception on Friday, May 13, from 6-9 pm. The reception is free and open to the public.
For the closing reception, Sunday, May 22nd, 2-4 pm, Celeste Conner (Warm Springs Chiricahua Apache) will create an installation and a performance piece.
Kenneth Johnson Jewelry featured in Dec 2010/Jan 2011 French VOGUE Magazine
Tom Ford guest-edited the
December issue of Vogue Paris, which features bracelets and necklaces by Kenneth
johnson in a Wild West–themed shoot by Terry Richardson titled "Pussy
Kenneth Johnson Designs Commemorative Coin for Muscogee Nation
Kenneth Johnson designs historic coin to commemerate the date, November 20, 2010, that marks the ownership of the Creek Council House returns to the Muscogee (Creek) Nation from the City of Okmulgee, Oklahoma
"It's an honor to do this," said Johnson, "it is a commemorative coin so I want to capture the importance of the event ."
One side of the coin features the Creek Council House and the date. The other side proudly displays the great Tribal Seal of the Muscogee Nation
The original sterling silver coins, which is the size of a silver dollar, were given to Chief and National Council representatives.
Kenneth Johnson featured on cover of Native Peoples Magazine!
Check out jeweler Kenneth Johnson and his 18k gold & diamond ring
featured on the cover of the Special Santa Fe Indian Market Issue (September/October
2010) of Native Peoples Magazine.
Kenneth is one of 12 jewelers featured in an article on ring titled “Ring
Cycle” written by Dexter Cirillo, Ph.D.
Cover photo, clothing and styling by Virgil Ortiz (Cochiti Pueblo).
See my work featured on the cover of the "Santa Fean" magazine, August, 2007! Click on the image to visit their web site.
Also, view my work in the September 2007 issue of Cowboys and Indians. Click on the logo to visit their web site.
Go to my Articles page for a sampling of past articles and ads.