Folk Arts 2017

Jim Griffith’s advice on experiencing TMY Folk Arts:

What I like to do is take a general look-around to see who’s doing what and where, and then zero in on a few choices so as to learn more. Our invited demonstrators are gregarious folks, and will be happy and proud to discuss not only the ‘whats’ of their art forms, but the even more fascinating ‘whys’. That’s what TMY is all about, after all: getting to know and better understand the marvelous diversity of the folks we share this place with!”

How to Experience Folk Arts

You can experience visual folk arts all along CHURCH STREET on  Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 6pm (some artists will remain open during night hours)

  • Church Street will feature Yaqui and O’odham pavilions of artists;
  • An eclectic assortment of artists from many traditions are also present on Church Street;
  • Although some artists will have items for sale, all are prepared to demonstrate and discuss what they do.
  • Some artists MAY NOT WANT TO BE PHOTOGRAPHED: please ask before taking photos.

List of Folk Artists (General, Church Street)

Aida Robles Mertz/Maria J. RoblesPapel Picado
Akiko VictorsonJapanese Shodo Calligraphy
Andrew Dennis CorizHopi Katchina Carver
Bonyang MichaelsLao Weaving
Carletta NezNavajo Bead and Turquoise Work
Charlotte NsabakaCongolese Seamstress
Chieko (Chi) NakanoOrigami
Cuneyt AkcayTurkish Calligraphy
David MaciborskiChurch Art (St. Michael’s)
Delia (Valdez) MoraSewing and Dressmaking
Dianne L. KeeNavajo Jewelry
Dick SchorrReata/Rope Braiding
Dr. Ihor KunaszUkrainian Pysanka Eggs
Earl Dino PattersonHopi Contemporary Carver
Enrique RamirezHuichol Art
Esteban OsunaBoots/Leatherwork
Etta TodacheenieDine Weaving
Faeza HillilianMiddle Eastern Fiber Arts/Calligraphy
Francisca AlvaradoOaxacan Animals
George/Alexandra TerleckyjUkrainian Embroidery
Gerald Lomaventema (SFA)Hopi Jewelry
Grace Beltrans/Colores de CorozonSewing Creations and Woodwork
Hafize AksoySoap
Jesus GarciaMecates
Josefina P. LizarragaMexican Paper Flowers
Judy TomChinese Red Paper Lanterns
Kubra YalcinTurkish Jewelry
Leah WeinrichJudith Lind Tatting Club
Lee JacksonKiowa Jewelry, Fans, and Drums
Lizeth/Porfirio MoraMata Ortiz Pottery
Majda KhatoonIndian Rahki Bracelets
Maria Arvizu (Baude)Pinatas
Marisela MontielChicana Art/Murals
Marvin TodacheenieDine Instruments
Mercedes PantaleonPinatas
Mohammad Abdullah JasimTurkish Iznik Ceramics
Mohyeddin AbdulazizArabic Calligraphy
Mustafa/Mine CalikEbru/Water Marbeling
Pamela Farnam-TodacheenieDine Beadwork
Paul LimChinese Calligraphy
Raji RajagopalanKolami/Rice Flour Painting
Refugee FocusSewing and Textiles
Saba Ahmadi/Sadiqa BegumHenna
Tim YazzieNative American Silver Jewelry
Toni HamAfrican American Church Hats
Turkish BazaarTurkish Traditional Arts
Victor SalazarLos Vatos Motorcycle Club Colors
Zehra KilcakTurkish Ceramics
Zenon KorytkoUkrainian Wood Carving

Church Street Pavilion of Pascua Yaqui Nation Artists

Demonstrators of arts to include Yaqui tradition bearers and contemporary artists.

Daniel Vega, Department Director
Department of Language & Culture, Pascua Yaqui Tribe

Yaqui Contemporary Artists:

Francisco BaltazarPaintings representing Yaqui culture
Mesquite Horse RescueMetal work and jewelry
Shop 1519/Luis RodriguezAcrylic paintings, prints, posters, and t-shirts
Jose MorilloOriginal drawings and prints
David MorenoOriginal art
Israel GallardoOriginal art
Louis ValenzuelaTraditional carvings
Jose B. GallardoOriginal arts and crafts
Blue Sky TradingPlant medicines and curandismo products
Raven (Rudy Vega)Deer’s Eye necklaces, medicine pouches, spiritual blessings
Raul OsunaLino prints
Shop 1519/Mario ValenciaAcrylic and oil paintings, silkscreens
Gabriel AyalaTraditional wearable art
Maria ArvayoOriginal prints



Yaqui Traditional Artists
Jose Maria MatuzHarp and Violin
Steve ArmadilloDeer Singing Instruments
Modesto BulePascola Necklaces
Paula YucupicioPaper Flowers
Irene SanchezPaper Flowers
Miss Pascua YaquiInformation about the MPY Program and the communities they represent
Department of Language and CultureHistory, Language, and Culture of the Pascua Yaqui Nation

Church Street Pavilion of O’odham Nation Artists

Demonstrators of arts to include O’odham basket weaving, painting, pottery, beaded and horsehair jewelry, gourds and woodcarving.

Bernard Siquieros, Education Curator
Tohono O’odham Nation Cultural Center and Museum


Rhonda Wilson            Basketry
Hiram Enos                  Horsehair Basketry
Michael Chiago            Paintings
Lola Thomas                Basketry
Draven Wison              Paintings
Sadie Marks                 Basketry
Homer Marks, Jr.       Carvings
Jeffory/Eva Antone    Paintings
Mary/Erna Pablo        Basketry
Cassie Antone              Paintings
Joanna Robles             Pyrography Art
Vivian Enos                  Jewelry
Cheryl Francisco         Crochet
Valorie Francisco        Beaded Jewelry

Paula Ignacio               Jewelry
Sherrie Frank              Jewelry
Victor Garcia               Paintings
Carol Garcia                Arts and Crafts
Donny Preston           Carvings
Gus Antone                 Paintings
Phillip Vanentine       Paintings

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