2020 Mentor Artist Fellowship

TahNibaa Naataanii

TahNibaa Naataanii is revitalizing Navajo weaving and strengthening community through practicing and sharing ancestral ways of weaving and pastoral lifeway processes.

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April Stone

A self-taught traditional basket weaver, April Stone has been researching, practicing, and teaching the endangered art of Black-Ash weaving for over two decades.

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Cliff Fragua

Sculptor Cliff Fragua is dedicated to advancing and perpetuating Jemez Pueblo traditions, values, arts and culture through his carvings and teachings.

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Nathan P Jackson

Nathan P. Jackson is a highly-regarded artist and culture bearer within the Tlingit community and well beyond.

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Gerald Clarke Jr.

Gerald Clarke Jr. expresses his Cahuilla perspective as a twenty-first century citizen of the world embracing the passion, pain, and reverence he feels as a contemporary Cahuilla person.

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Jackie Larson Bread

Jackie Larson Bread began beading at a young age, influenced first by her grandmother’s work, and then later incorporated the artistic skills she developed over the years into the intricate, pictorial-style beadwork she creates today.

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Earl Atchak

Earl Atchak is a traditional practitioner and an accomplished artist, who utilizes wood, ivory and other natural materials in his carvings, sculptures, and jewelry.

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Ral Takook Christman

Ral Takook Christman is an educator, fluent speaker of the Kumeyaay language, a lifelong traditional Bird-Singer, orator, and facilitator of traditional Kumeyaay tribal knowledge.

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Brenda Mallory

Brenda Mallory is a contemporary mixed-media artist who creates prints, sculptures, installations and other artistic forms from materials which she often deconstructs in order to put them back together again.

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Joe Feddersen

Joe Feddersen is a sculptor, painter, photographer and mixed-media artist known for creating artworks that reflect the landscape and his cultural heritage.

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Nani Chacon

Nani Chacon is a painter, muralist and educator who focuses on community-engaged work in the public art sector.

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