My Heart Is in These Medicine Bundles

Sat, Oct 9 / 1–3:30 pm ET

https://madmuseum.org/events/my-heart-these-medicine-bundles

This two-part public program takes Mary Holiday Black’s Ceremonial Basket, Black, Red, White (c. 1998) in MAD’s permanent collection as a catalyst for collaboration. Facilitated by Diné (Navajo) artist Damian Jim and members of the Brooklyn-based Interference Archive, this event highlights the importance of collective-making processes in crafts and celebrates the unexpected results of co-creation.

My Heart Is in These Medicine Bundles will begin with a conversation on the significance of baskets in Diné culture. These objects—used for everyday tasks and ceremonial purposes—are woven through labor-intensive practices that are usually carried out in community. Bringing people together as they work, baskets also function as storytelling vehicles and life maps. Jim, who between 1995 and 1999 collaborated with more than fifteen weavers in his native Utah, will be sharing how they all came together to create hundreds of designs that won multiple awards. The conversation will be contextualized by texts from Indigenous newspapers in Interference Archive’s collection to expand on themes of preservation and tradition as generative forces.

During the second part of the event, attendees will learn how to screen print by experimenting with a series of posters designed by Jim with MAD and Interference Archive on the occasion of this convening.

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Heard Museum Virtual Market T-Shirts

The Heard Museum has extended the availability of the t-shirts I designed for them. If you didn’t get a chance to order a shirt, you’ll have another 20 days to reserve yours!

The t-shirts will be available for a limited time and all the proceeds go to the museum.

To reserve your shirts, go to the following link:

https://www.bonfire.com/2021-heard-museum-indian-fair-market-shirt/

I’m proud to announce that this year the judges awarded a first place ribbon in 2D/Prints for “Lessons in Psychedelic Warfare”, and an honorable mention ribbon in 2D/Mixed mediums, for “Corollary”.

Thank you for your support and please keep safe out there.

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Heard Museum Virtual Market Artist

The year couldn’t have been more weird and surreal than what we’ve been going through as a global society. I can remember this time last year talking about the possibility of a lockdown with fellow artists at last years Heard Indian Market. We were all unprepared for the our current situation. The lives that we have lost and continue to lose is heartbreaking, and yet we must continue to move forward and learn to live with our new way of life. During this time I’ve been painting and working from home, and while I managed to travel, we had to limit our contact with other people and forgo social activities.

This year, in an effort to maintain safety for everyone involved, the Heard Indian Market will be a virtual event. I had agreed to do the event when the call came out, as I had also done the virtual market for Santa Fe Indian Market. In December, the Heard Guild reached out to me and inquired whether I could work with the museum in creating the art for the t-shirts this year. I provided several ideas and finished works to decide on a direction for the art.

Out of these meetings, the Guild chose “Corollary” because of the backstory:

Corollary – pencil sketch
Corollary_WIP – mixed medium painting (spray paint, markers, acrylic)

I came up with the concept for Corollary while problem solving. It started with a good friend of mine, who was moving away to another town, and she couldn’t find a place to put an unfinished canvas. So, she gave it to me and I proceeded to hang on to it, thinking I could reuse it at some point. Fast forward several years later when I wanted to start using up some of the canvases that I had been acquiring over the years, and I found the canvas again. My friend had painted a huge Y chromosome in yellow over the whole canvas, and keeping that in mind I wanted to do a painting while in isolation that could contain the voices and frustrations of everyone during this time. I created the background, but I didn’t have anything beyond that, until a few more months passed and the anxiety and feelings of helplessness with friends and family passing away, led me to more drawing and sketching. This was when Corollary emerged from those dark times. I had a vision of Mother earth carrying the burden of the living and the dead, and offering compassion and hope.

The only problem was the painting had to be finished, and then I had to vector the art, all in a 3 week time period, and still juggling my day job. But I committed to the project and worked evenings and weekends, and completed the painting

And right after that I took the photo and started vectoring the image and produced the vector over a weekend.

Overall the project turned out great and the honor of working with the Heard Museum Guild to create a t-shirt for the market. The t-shirts will be available for a limited time and all the proceeds go to the museum.

To reserve your shirts, go to the following link:

https://www.bonfire.com/2021-heard-museum-indian-fair-market-shirt/

And the Virtual Heard Indian Market will be on March 5, 7th (https://heard.org/event/fair-2021/)

Thank you for your support and please keep safe out there.

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SWAIA Virtual Indian Market 2020 – until Aug 31st

The 2020 Virtual Indian Market is now live! To see and acquire my new work go to: http://www.1spotgallery.com.

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Heard Indian Market 2020

“Bloodlines” – Digital photography on aluminum.

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Heard Indian Market
March 7th,8th, 2020

Sat. 9:30am – 5pm
Sun. 9:30am – 4pm

2301 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

https://heard.org/fair/



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Santa Fe Indian Market – Booth PAL S 224

I will be in Santa Fe this weekend for the Santa Fe Indian Market. August 17th – 18th, 7am – 4pm. (Booth PAL S 224) Expect new oil/digital/acrylic paintings and a new photography series as well, in a limited 1/1 prints on glossy stock paper. The new photo series was taken during a trip to Yellowstone National Monument and I think the textures are amazing! In conjunction I will also have 2 limited edition series of scarves available in 2 different designs, one 10″ x 45″ and the other 16″ x 16″. Come see the new works and I look forward to seeing many of you this weekend!

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Heard Indian Market 2019, March 2-3rd

I would like to invite everyone to the 61st Annual Indian Fair and Market in Phoenix AZ! The event will be on Saturday and Sunday, March 2-3rd, 2019 at the Heard Museum.

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There will also be a best of a show reception on Friday, March 1st. I will be located in the same booth that I was in last year, and will be offering new oil and digital paintings in my unique style. I’m excited about my current progress in painting on the iPad and iPhone and I think my new work will surprise everyone.

At the moment I’m working on 2 book projects and planning a future exhibit, along with creating new work for the Fall market season. Thank you for your support and I look forward to seeing everyone at this year’s indian market.

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March 2018, Heard Indian Market and Grand Ave. Shows

I’m excited to announce a few new shows I’ll be doing in March:

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60th Annual Heard Guild Indian Fair & Market:
Saturday, March 3, 2018, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, March 4, 2018,  9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

{9} The Gallery : Obscure Visage
First Friday, March 2, 2018, 6pm – 10pm
Third Friday, March 15, 2018, 6pm – 10pm

Art Detour – Group Show at The Lodge Art Studio
Friday March 16th, 2018, 6pm to 10pm
Saturday 17th, 2018, 11am to 6pm
Sunday March 18th, 2018, 11am to 5pm

I will post more information if anything changes, and I will be sending an email blast with more details as well. Expect to see new oil, acrylic, and digital giclee prints for the Heard Museum show and I look forward to seeing everyone there!!!  Thank you for your support and love!

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Heard Indian Market

Hello to all, and thank you for your continued support for my art. I have some major news in the announcement that I will have a booth at Heard Indian Market (in Phoenix, AZ) this year! Gerry Quotskuyva was kind enough to offer his booth to share for this event on March 4th, and 5th, 9:30am – 5pm. I will be in booth E-05, and will have my latest work featuring new oil paintings, new digital prints, and the remaining first year series of my homage to flat style paintings, and to my mother’s clan, Biih Bitoodnii (deer springs).

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I will be debuting two new digital prints on aluminum during this time as well, “Minotaurus Fixem”, and “Swan Song” (pictured above), as well as displaying “The Time of Messages in a Bottle”.

As an aside, I’m experimenting with Vida, a clothing manufacturing/printing company, and have a limited availability suite of items to choose, make sure to order your favorites, since these designs will be replaced by new designs.

Damian Jim

I’m looking forward to seeing all of you at the Heard Indian Market this weekend, make sure you stop by early for the best selections!

Damian

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A Years Worth of Content

faaThe end of the year is finally here and it flew by quite fast! First off I want to mention that I have a new interview which came out in First American Art Magazine (Issue No. 13, Winter 2016/17). Check it out and thank you to America Meredith and Matthew Ryan Smith for the brief interview and chance to be included in First American Art Magazine.

Next I have some news about 1Spot Gallery, I closed the shop up at the end of September after a successful 3 years of promotion. I will keep the online portion of 1Spot available to sell my works. Besides moving from a brick and mortar to an online store, I will still be available to display and show my work. The address will be the same; 1Spot Gallery
lovebombOne of my latest projects right now is the painting of a large mural in Phoenix, my “love bomb” piece showcases a large dragon moving across the stone fences, bringing with it color into a pristine wall. I’m working on the final details, but you can see the mural on 16th Street and Roosevelt, behind the Church’s chicken. Take a look while your in the area and let me know what you think.

I’ve updated this site with the links to my Instagram and 1Spot Gallery online gallery on the side. My Instagram account shows content I’m not showing on Facebook, you can see many new pieces, or sketches via the link (https://www.instagram.com/damianjim/).

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