Kathleen Wall insisted I head out to the Heard Museum's Indian Fair and Market this past weekend, how could I say no? She even made arrangements for me to stay on the Gila River Pima reservation at her mother, Fannie Loretto's house. Loretto is a Jemez and Laguna mask artist .
That was a thrill because I had the opportunity to see the wonder and the stress of getting ready for market. As most artists do, Loretto and Wall were putting the final touches on their pieces in preparation for Saturday and Sunday well into the wee hours of the night after Friday's preview party and auction at the Heard. I got to stay up with them to help and admire their dedication and craftsmanship.