55th Annual Heard Museum Guild featuring Wayne Nez Gaussoin and SilverInjun Jewelry Artsby Dee Dee Garcia Blase on Feb. 27, 2013, under Art y arte, Cultura, Culture
A friend is coming to Arizona from Santa Fe, New, Mexico for one of the biggest Native events in the Phoenix area. Please Wayne Nez Gaussoin at HEARD MARKET BOOTH # G-62 this weekend — during the 55th Annual Heard Museum.
But first, a little about the artist who is coming to Arizona from New Mexico:
Born in Santa Fe New Mexico in 1982, Wayne Nez Gaussoin is the youngest of three sons’ of Jeweler Connie Tsosie Gaussoin. Following a family tradition, his mother and older brother, David, originally taught Wayne silversmithing. Wayne has taken courses at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has recently finished his Bachelors of Fine Art at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Wayne’s interest in art not only focuses on jewelry, but also includes media such as film and installations.
Wayne’s style is a merge of his own design with modern influences incorporating traditional Native American techniques. Such ideas are displayed in his Tufa casts, lost wax casts and other hand made forms. Wayne’s experiences traveling throughout Western Europe and Ecuador has inclined his artistic thought. He believes that it is important to keep your culture and traditions and to be expressive as an individual.
He has shared his art form at the Heard Museum through an artist-in-residency program, as well as, teaching at The Idyllwild School of The Arts. Wayne has finished a four-month fellowship through The School of American Research in Santa Fe NM and has also attended an Artists Forum invitational in Kona, Hawaii with top indigenous artists from all over the world.
Wayne has participated in various juried art shows throughout the United States and has won awards at several venues: The Santa Fe Indian Market, the Heard Museum and the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. Wayne has also shown his work in many Museums and galleries across the nation, including: The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe, New Mexico, The Museum of Man in San Diego, California, and The Museum of Art and Design in New York City. Wayne continues to participate in lectures and teaching where he is currently, the Poeh Arts Center in Pojoaque NM.
Wayne continues to show his work in various juried art shows and recently collaborated on a moving image/fashion/art installation. He plans to continue to pursue his interests in Art through Graduate school and studying abroad.
Welcome to Arizona’s Largest Indian Market!
- More than 700 of the nation’s finest American Indian artists
- Music and dance performances throughout both days
- Jewelry, textiles, sculpture, pottery, paintings, carvings and more
- Artist demonstrations
- Admission includes the museum’s 10 exhibit galleries
- Convenient parking and front-door access via Metro Light Rail
Experience one of the Southwest’s largest and most prestigious events: the Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market.
|When:||Saturday and Sunday, March 2 & 3, 2013
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A Best of Show Reception will be held Friday, March 1 at 5:30 p.m. Visitors can preview the winning artwork, meet the artists and enjoy an elegant dinner.
|Where:||Heard Museum Phoenix
2301 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, Ariz. 85004