Volume 7, Issue 4
We Love Our Artists
During our 10-year journey, we learned that you never stop
learning. The artists that we’ve known over that time have taught
us more than a lesson or two.
American Indian artists visit River Trading Post to work and to
play. Some of the greatest joys are the kids. You can find people
around the place sculpting, weaving and carving. These are the
people that keep us going. And to a certain extent, we hope, that
we also help to keep them going.
These people are bright, they have a great sense of humor, they bake
treats for us, and are they ever talented. Last we checked we had
works from over 80 different tribal groups around the place.
Working with Cliff Fragua, Caroline Carpio, Amelia Joe-Chandler,
Mark Fischer, Ryon Polequaptewa, Augustine Mowa III, and all of
the others is very special, indeed. Each on has a different lesson to
teach. And we love learning from them.
One of our major missions during our 10 year journey has been to
support the livelihoods of our American Indian artist friends.
We Love Our Collectors
During the past 10 years, we have enjoyed working with thousands
of collectors round the world, many becoming great friends. Col-
lectors are the life blood of American Indian art, and we simply
serve as a way to make a connection between our collectors and the
One word that we don’t know around River Trading Post is the
word “customer.” We have valued every collector as a part of our
River Trading Post family over these last 10 years. That is a part of
our culture, and that will not change.
Collectors, including leading museum guilds, have found River
Trading Post a destination point, and love River Trading Post
for their very special events.
A Collector’s Group from the Wheelwright
Museum in Santa Fe enjoys a discussion
about American Indian Art on the portal at
River Trading Post, Santa Fe
The Heard Museum Guild enjoys an artist
demonstration in our special artist work
area at River Trading Post, Scottsdale.
During our 10-year journey, we have
worked with today’s very top Native
American Artists, including several
Native American Artists of the Year.
The reward to us is the connection
between the Native American artists
and our great collectors.
If it ain’t fun don’t do it
We firmly believe that. And if you know River Trading Post, you
know that we have fun around the place.
We’ve had drummers, fiddlers and rock bands at River Trading Post
during our short 10 year journey, and have entertained thousands of
people at our events.
People have enjoyed the resonant drumming of
by kachina carver Ryon Polequapteta),
, a leading Indian rock band that featured the late Jimmy
Shendo, and the spectacular work of
Lord of the Strings
Arvel Bird is among the top American
Indian enertainers to perform at River
Trading Post during our 10-year journey.