Category Archives: Curatorial

In Memoriam – Nancy Worden

It is with heavy hearts that TAM recognizes the passing of internationally renowned jewelry artist and teacher Nancy Worden on Wednesday February 17, 2021. We send our sincere condolences to her family and loved ones. Worden was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1954. Her family moved quite frequently, finally settling in Ellensburg, Washington in the … Continue reading In Memoriam – Nancy Worden

Object of the Week – “Fall — Four Seasons”

In her Four Seasons series, Wendy Red Star (Apsáalooke Nation, born Billings, Montana, 1981) creates diorama-like portraits, depicting each season. In this specific work, Fall, Red Star has set up a fake autumn backdrop, with leaves scattered around her, a plastic blow-up elk, and an animal’s skull to the right. Red Star has explained in … Continue reading Object of the Week – “Fall — Four Seasons”

Object of the Week – “Tear This Wall Down”

Marie Watt, a citizen of the Seneca Nation and born in Seattle, Washington, is known for her textile works, particularly those that involve the use of reclaimed blankets. She sees blankets as universal objects that are present globally and as well as at every stage of life. From birth to death, we are surrounded by … Continue reading Object of the Week – “Tear This Wall Down”

Object of the Week – “Iberian Venus”

This sculpture by Spanish-born Manuel Izquierdo flows vertically, taking on an abstracted shape of a human body with an X shape for its head. As the name Iberian Venus implies, this figure represents the Roman goddess, Venus, and the title also brings in Izquierdo’s origins of the Iberian Peninsula. This sculpture takes on a different … Continue reading Object of the Week – “Iberian Venus”

Object of the Week – “Yerba Buena, Buffalo Soldiers, Three Strikes (Yosemite)”

Pendleton Wool blankets have a long and interesting history, starting in 1863 when Thomas Lister Kay immigrated from England to the Pacific Northwest and opened his woolen mill in Salem, Oregon. Eventually the business was passed down to his daughter and her husband and, generations later, would become the Pendleton Woolen Mills we know today. … Continue reading Object of the Week – “Yerba Buena, Buffalo Soldiers, Three Strikes (Yosemite)”