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:


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:


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.


Heard Indian Market
March 7th,8th, 2020

Sat. 9:30am – 5pm
Sun. 9:30am – 4pm

2301 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004



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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.


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:


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!


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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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New Updates for September

This year has been going by really fast, and I have some new work to share, some current and past news to share, and a few of the sights I’ve seen.

First off I want to introduce my new series of paintings I’m launching this month. “Bii Bitoodnii”, which means in Navajo, Deer Springs, is my maternal clan and I wanted to honor the matriarchs of our family, and my mother, by creating a line of paintings that will be released yearly involving deer images. I’m utilizing digital images I created using my iPhone, as background imagery. I’m also using influences from old school flat style paintings, to give a nod to a classic time in Navajo imagery.

I also have another update to share about another series I’m working on at the moment. My Re-imagined gods series has a new companion piece, but first a little introduction about the series. I started a series of 7-8 paintings all with a size of 4′ x 5′, and the first painting in the series was titled “Where Spiders Sleep”, which was based off of Spider Woman. My interpretation shows the vanishing borders of Navajo rug, with the spider character floating in midair. The 2nd in the series and newly completed is “The Time of Messages in a Bottle”, which shows how messages from the gods and men are sorted through and delivered by Big Fly, who was the original message bearer.


The 2nd item I wanted to expand on will be current news and events, followed by past news and events. Currently I will be a part of a juried exhibit at the Heard Museum, as part of an Phoenix Artlink event. The judging and viewing will take place at the Heard Museum on Thursday, September 15th, from 6pm-10pm. I have one piece I will be showing at this event.

I had the chance to make it back to Santa Fe again this year for the Edge exhibit curated by SWAIA, and this time around I took all my political inspired paintings. The work was met with enthusiasm and excitement, and I was rewarded with the spectacular weekend. We met many friends and did quite a bit of walking around.

In past news I was included in a show in Edinburgh, Scotland at Dundas Street Gallery in May of 2016. My girlfriend and I decided to throw in a vacation and also toured more parts of Scotland, including mountain biking, and spending several days in London as well. The event was well received and was an extremely satisfying experience. I’ve included some of the street art we came across during that trip.

That’s about it, but I do have one last thing to mention. I will be closing up 1Spot Gallery at the end of September, while we loved being a part of Roosevelt Row and downtown Phoenix, I felt the gallery had accomplished the original mission we planned when we started the gallery. To promote and create awareness about native art and to promote the great artists that we knew, and I felt we accomplished that mission in the sense more native artists are setting up their own shops and galleries to showcase more native art. And so, I wanted to thank Michelle Ivette Ponce, Katja Lehmann, and Isreal Shortman, for being involved in the gallery processes during the short four years we were open, Thank you.

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