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  • Maxine Noel/Ioyan Mani

    Cultural Background: Santee Oglala Sioux, Manitoba Maxine was born in Manitoba of Santee Oglala Sioux parents. She spent her early childhood on her mother’s reserve but at the age of six she left to attend an Indian residential school. Maxine’s early career as a legal secretary was soon overshadowed by …
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  • Didier Lourenço Modern dining room

    Feature Artist: Didier Lourenço

      Didier Lourenço was born in 1968 in Premià de Mar, Barcelona. At the age of 19, he began working in his father’s lithography atelier, where he learned the trade of lithography. In 1988, Didier made a corner of the atelier his place for painting on canvas and paper. He …
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  • Feature Artist: Cat Tesla

    Cat Tesla’s ethereal landscapes and abstract designs are born out of a process of applying dozens of thin layers of glaze over gesso. She enjoys experimenting with different materials and combining them in unexpected way to create images with a surprising level of depth and texture. Cat has been publishing …
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  • Feature Artist: Marta (Gottfried) Wiley

    For our inaugural blog post, what better topic than to profile one of our most popular artists, Marta (Gottfried) Wiley. Marta Wiley’s art is as colorful, captivating and varied as the artist herself. Born in Mexico City, Wiley is of European, Irish and Cherokee descent. As a child, there was …
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  • Feature Artist: Richard Shorty

      Born in Whitehorse Yukon, Richard Shorty has been an artist since 1965. He started his career with portraits of rock stars, wildlife and scenic realism. In 1980, with his artistic abilities maturing, he began Native design. His unique style combines elements of traditional design and modernism while his use …
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