Keshshi a:hoi, donsh a:wiya!
Hello people, you have arrived!
Ancestral Rich Treasures of Zuni (ARTZ) Cooperative is the only Zuni company owned and operated by Zuni Artists, and it’s the only known Native-owned artist cooperative in New Mexico! ARTZ formed last year to empower Zuni Artists to take control of our collective livelihoods by collaborating to create a fair market value for Zuni Art.
Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit our tight-knit Zuni community. As the number of cases of COVID-19 grew within our Pueblo community and the surrounding McKinley County, it resulted in a complete Pueblo shut down with an instituted curfew.
With no tourists able to come through town, and our gallery shut down; needlessly to say art sales have dropped dramatically. This makes it hard for us artists to pay our bills, make new art and we now run the risk of losing our gallery space. We are promoting art sales on our new website, social media, and thinking of creative ways to do “virtual” ArtWalk studio tours and art demonstrations. However, many of us do not have personal computers or the internet so we face many challenges with this!
The money made through these auctions will not only provide relief to community members, but it will also empower us to maintain and improve our successful artist managed and controlled arts cooperative into the future, and further strengthen the Zuni community. We have come so far - we cannot fail now!
Elahkwa! Don yanikchiya:do.
Thank you! May you be blessed.
For more information about the Ancestral Rich Treasures of Zuni (ARTZ) Coop and to purchase art, please visit our website at https://zunipuebloart.com/ and our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ARTZCoOp/.
Items in this auction are being sold by Keith Edaakie.Contact name: Ancestral Rich Treasures of Zuni Cooperative Gallery