Category Archives: Book Contributors

Newly Discovered Treasures

Quincy Tahoma’s Art Dominates the Parkhurst Studio Post by Charnell Marilyn Casabonne smiled as she sorted through her parents’ Santa Fe memorabilia. Her mind floated back to early childhood days when her family and photographer T. Harmon Parkhurst spent many weekends at a mountain retreat.  Parkhurst snapped a … Continue reading

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John I. King’s Paintings Show Quincy Tahoma Influence

Post by Charnell Sunday morning was my last trip to Santa Fe’s 2011 Indian Market, and I was ambling past the remaining tents I hadn’t seen before.  Tired and almost on auto pilot, I stopped abruptly — now on full alert — drawn to paintings in … Continue reading

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Ramos Sanchez Retirement Years Return to Art

Post by Charnell Retirement years sometimes signal the end of one’s professional career, but for Ramos Sanchez of the San Ildefonso Pueblo, they mean a full-steam-ahead return to painting.  Artistic talent runs deep in the veins of the Sanchez family with father … Continue reading

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Tahoma’s Teacher Still Paints

Post by Vera We met many artists at the Santa Fe Indian Market last week. One in particular made the trip complete for me. Back in May, as Charnell Havens and I were deep in a blog tour promoting the … Continue reading

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More Acknowledgements — This Time from Charnell

Post by Charnell It’s amazing how sometimes things just fall into place like pieces of a giant puzzle. Vera’s  last two posts were dedicated to thanking some special folks who helped her (and sometimes both of us) navigate our long, challenging research journey … Continue reading

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Acknowledgements Part II:From Vera Marie

Post by Vera Marie In Quincy Tahoma, Life and Legacy of a Navajo Artist, if you turn to the acknowledgements,you see, “We owe enormous thanks to dozens of librarians, archivists, government officials, museum curators, and experts in Navajo life and … Continue reading

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It Takes a City to Make a Book

If it takes a village to make a child, it takes a small city to make a book. Our names, Charnell Havens and Vera Marie Badertscher, are on the cover, but we owe so much to so many whose names … Continue reading

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Cloud with a Silva Lining

Post by Charnell In a previous post, Vera mentioned one of Quincy Tahoma’s guardian angels — Spanish-American, hard-working, wheeler-dealer, political-pro Eppie Montoya.  Indeed, while he surely was an unlikely candidate for a guardian angel, he wasn’t the only one who fell … Continue reading

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