The Convocation: Pueblo Embroidery
The second Native American Artist Convocation took place at the School for Advanced Research (SAR) from February 15 to 17, 1996. The event had two aims: to bring together a group of outstanding artists in an under-appreciated medium to discuss their work and formulate marketing strategies; and to ensure the survival of this art.
Eleven Pueblo embroidery artists participated in the convocation. They were selected with the advice of IARC artist-in-residence Isabel Gonzales of San Ildefonso Pueblo. The IARC commissioned each artist to embroider a textile of any form and style.
The mission of the convocation was to help stimulate more interest in Pueblo embroidery inside and outside the pueblos, especially among Pueblo children, so they can continue to pass it along to the next generation.
The artists brought their pieces to the convocation and spent two days discussing their work and examining the older textiles in the collections. For more information about the Pueblo Embroidery convocation, click here.
Standing (left to right): Lydia Chinana, Phyllis Tosa, Ramoncita Sandoval, Mabel Fraqua, Evelyn Bird Quintana, Isabel Gonzales, Shawn Tafoya
Seated (left to right): Leonore Toledo, Lucy Yepa Lowden, Frances Pino, Juana Marie Pecos
Lydia Chinana, Jemez Pueblo
Mabel Fragua, Jemez Pueblo
Isabel Gonzales, Jemez Pueblo
Lucy Lowden, Jemez Pueblo
Juana Marie Pecos, Jemez Pueblo
Frances Pino, Jemez Pueblo
Evelyn Bird Quintana, San Juan Pueblo
Romancita Sandoval, San Juan Pueblo
Shawn Tafoya, Santa Clara Pueblo
Leonore Toledo, Jemez Pueblo
Phyllis Tosa, Jemez Pueblo
Embroidery in the IARC Collection
School for Advanced Research