2013 SWAIA Winter Market


Lone Mtn. Bracelet with Diamonds

That time is here again for the awesome 2013 Swaia Winter Market in Santa Fe, NM.  Sorry to say I will not be attending this year. So swing by Tom Taylor Belts, Buckles and Accessories at La Fonda, they  will have a nice selection of my work for sale.

You can also shop through My Square Market Place for that special piece, quick gift or Gift Certificates.

Winter Market hours:  Saturday, November 30 and Sunday, December 1, 9am to 5pm
Admission is $10 per day. $15 for a weekend pass. Members and children are free. Performances and film screenings are included with admission. Tickets are available at the door.

Here is a LIST OF ARTISTS that will be in attendance this year.

One of a kind Collaboration for 2012 Indain Market Gala “The Friendship Necklace”

 The Friendship Necklace: A stunning and one of a kind collaboration, necklace brought together by: Sunshine Reeves, Vernon Haskie, Arland Ben, Allen Aragon, Myron Panteah, Ken Romero, Tony Abeyta, Cody Sanderson, Dawn Wallace, Chris Pruitt, Pat Pruitt, Liz Wallace and  Kenneth Johnson. At Pat Pruitt’s studio all of the components that make up “The Friendship Necklace” came together. For the first time we were able to see the magnificent masterpiece as a whole. Upon completition the artists went out to shoot some photographs. Some of which are seen here and others that are to be seen on the links provided..

Thanks to all who contributed in making this adventure possible. The necklace will be auctioned at  2012 Indian Market Gala in Santa Fe, Nm on August 18th at 5pm. So mark the date on your callender.. 



 Other links to check out the necklace:

You Tube Video of : Friendship necklace by swaia1922

First Look – Collaboration Necklace for 2012 Indian Market Gala By SWAIA – Santa Fe Indian Market, Facebook.

2012 Indian Market Gala

Details of the Collaborative Friendship Necklace





Best of Show and Division Winners at Eiteljorg Indian Fair and Market 2012

Last weekend a number of artists from around the country gathered together in Indianaoplis IN. To take part in the annual Eiteljorg Indian Fair & Market. It was great to hang out and chat with old and new friends. As for myself wasn’t a Division Winner or Best of Show.. But I did recieved 1st place for my “Love and Diamonds bracelet and 2nd place for the #8 Bolo. It wasnt complete until I was able to make it to St. Elmo’s Steakhouse to have their awesome Porterhouse and watch my friends enjoy their famous Shrimp cocktail. Made with tons of fresh horesradish.

Here is a list of the top awards, given out at this years market. I will be adding the complete list of all the winners at a later date.

Best of Show

Cherish Parrish (Gun Lake Band) The Next Generation II

Helen Cox Kersting Award
Jason Garcia (Santa Clara Pueblo)
Corn Maiden #8

Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Awards:

Todd Bordeaux (Sicangu-Lakota), Fertility Blessing

Charlene Holy Bear (Standing Rock Sioux), The Shawl

Division Winners:

Nashon Russell (San Carlos Apache), Power from SunSculpture

Kathleen Wall (Jemez), Gifts from her Grandmother Dolls

Charlene Holy Bear (Standing Rock Sioux), A Lakota Man Jewelry

Alfred Joe (Navajo (Diné)), 14K Fluted, Textured Necklace Pottery

Jody Naranjo (Santa Clara Pueblo), A Full Summer Basketry

Cherish Parrish (Gun Lake Band), The Next Generation II

Faye Lone (Tonawanda Seneca), Great Feather Dance

Antonio Grant (Eastern Band Cherokee), One of the Highest Honors

Todd Bordeaux (Sicangu-Lakota), Lone Dog Wintercount 1850-1877
Angie and Nate Reano (Santo Domingo Pueblo), Mosaic Hair Ornament with Turquoise Hair Pin

Congradulations to all the winners not mentioned in this post and all who entered..



Eiteljorg Museum Indian Market and Festival 2012

June 23rd & 24th

This year in Indianaoplis will be the Annual Eiteljorg Museum Indian Market and Festival.. They will be celebrating there 20th year.. The show brings Native artists from across the country to meet you and share their arts. There will beadwork, drawing,  jewelry, pottery, paintings, photography and sculpture  just to name a few. Here are a few friends and colleagues that will be attending Aaron Brokeshoulder, Althea Cajero, Cliff Fragua, Charlene Holy Bear, Jay Jacob Livingston, Alfred Joe, Chris Pappan, Jennifer Medina, Jody Naranjo, Penny Singer, Cody Sanderson, Adrian Wall, Marcus Wall as well as myself (Chris Pruitt). Hope to see you there..

Here is a link for more information on the 2012 Eiteljorg Museum Indian Market and Festival

Textured earrigs of sterling silver, gypsy set diamonds and channel inlayed mediterranean coral. #1

2011 Eiteljorg Museum Indian Market and Festival, Second Place, “Inlay Earrings”



2012 Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market

I’ve been busy working with my brother Pat to move the jewelry studio to a new location and working on items for the Heard show…..If you get a chance to attend the 54th Annual Heard Indian Fair & Market, Saturday & Sunday, March 3 & 4, 2012, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Phoenix AZ)

Sign up for my email list and I will be sending out pictures of items I will have at the Heard Indian Market.

 We will be there, please join us…

Pat Pruitt and Marla Allison in booth # J-11
(runs parallel along Central)
Chris Pruitt and Max Early in booth # K-06
(in front of the Berlin Gallery doors)

– Chris