Exhibits and Shows Archive

EXHIBIT: PAINTING WITH WOOL (2016)

PAINTING WITH WOOL, is an historic event for Steve and Gail Getzwiller, as it is the second exhibit and sale at their own gallery. A large turn out made it a great success and the gracious presence of Elsie Bia, Master Weaver, again demonstrating at her loom, was the frosting on the cake.

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EXHIBIT: WOVEN HOLY PEOPLE (2016)

Woven Holy People was an historic event for Steve and Gail Getzwiller, as it was the first exhibit and sale at their own gallery. It turned out to be a great success and so, more exhibits are planned.

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EXHIBIT: WOVEN NATION (2014)

Paying homage to the Navajo Nation's greatest weavers and the art from their historic past. This exhibit celebrates the Navajo Nation's Weaving Art, like no other! Historic Blankets Child's Blankets, and Serapes, early regional styles of the Navajo Nation showing the various Trading Post Regions of the Navajo Reservation. Early examples of distinct areas from Ganado, Crystal, and Teec Nos Pos are revealed as well as styles like Yeis, Pictorials, Two Grey Hills and Bistie. Many weavings represented the influence of early Traders including; JB Moore, Lorenzo Hubbell, and CN Cotton.

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EXHIBIT: Navajo Weaving in the Present Tense (2010)

Navajo Weaving in the Present Tense: The Art of Lucy and Ellen Begay is the first retrospective exhibition by Navajo weavers Lucy Begay and her only daughter Ellen Begay. Drawn primarily from the private collection of Gary Beaudoin, the exhibit features eighteen, one-of-a-kind artworks woven by Lucy and Ellen over the past twenty years.

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Southwest Design Conference (2007)

The Southwestern Design Conference  was a special event held in 2007 in Santa Fe New Mexico - a Showcase for the best Southwestern Interior Design Ideas. It was also an offshoot of the Western Design Conference in Cody Wyoming.

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SouthWest Design Show
EXHIBIT: THE NEXT PHASE (2006)

This exhibit was truly history in the making! The Next Phase offered a revival of woven Navajo blankets "actually Navajo Blankets"!!! for the first time, in well over 100 years!!! The entire exhibit featured Navajo Blankets woven in the style of the Classic Blankets, an accomplishment never achieved before.

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Cody Wyoming Western Design Conference (2006)

The road to fine wearable Navajo Shawls was a slow process. Steve Getzwiller in the 1990s began working with the Marianito family and coaxed them along the path to weave finer and finer blankets. He would bring historic textiles from before the turn of the century for them to examine. Kathy Marianito and her sister-in-laws would study them and figure out how the wool was warped and the weft was laid into the weaving to build a supple blanket.

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EXHIBIT: TREASURES OF THE NAVAJO HORSEMEN (2003)

Steve and Gail Getzwiller were very enamored with Navajo Saddle Blankets and very anxious to share their collection at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum.Following the saddle blankets through the timeline of the Navajo people reveals where some rugs were woven, what time period, and sometimes the purpose of the weaving. Saddle blankets were the last blankets the Navajo wove for themselves. Early designs reflected the simple wearing blanket elements and later designs were traceable to regions of the reservation.

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EXHIBIT: THE NAVAJO CHURRO COLLECTION (2001)

“The Navajo Churro Collection” was part of a major exhibition at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Wickenburg Arizona. The exhibition represented Steve’s accomplishments and contributions to Navajo Weaving from 1975-2000, featuring the best weaving examples resulting from the collaborative work between Steve and some of the finest Navajo weavers of our time.

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EXHIBIT: ART & HISTORY WOVEN TOGETHER (1999)

'The Steve and Gail Getzwiller Historic Navajo Textile Exhibition at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Wickenburg Arizona' 1999. Art, Artists, Dyes, Design, Earth, Energy, History, Landscape, Life, Loom, Medline, Native People, Pride, Sacred, Sheep........ NAVAJO Art & History Woven Together.... ambled from one area to the next - weaving a story of Navajo History.

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