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Monty Claw

This multi-talented artist, from the Gallup, NM area, has won awards for his beadwork and peyote fans – used in ceremonies of the Native American Church – as well as painting. Now, he has extended his gift to jewelry, with the same celebrated result.
Like so many others, he studied at the Institute of American Indian Art, the premier school in the country for post-secondary arts education especially for Natives. Among his recent prizes were: FIrsts at the Gallup Ceremonial and Santa Fe Indian Market (there, from 200-2011), and a Fellowship from the Wheelwright Museum, in Santa Fe.

Whatever the medium, his work is creative, inventive, appealing, beautifully made, and beautiful.