April 2nd: First Tuesday

Guest Speakers: Christine & Scott Logan

"Native American Silverworks and Artisan Hallmarks
of the Southwest"

Scott and Christine Logan

No traveler in the Southwest can ignore the abundance of gorgeous silver jewelry available at every turn. It has become such an established part of regional experience that many visitors are surprised to learn it is not an ancient, indigenous tradition. Silversmithing was introduced to the Navajo and then the Pueblo tribes barely 160 years ago. The truly remarkable aspect of Native American jewelry, however, is the speed and dexterity with which Native artisans adapted many different cultural and technical influences to create an artistic tradition truly their own.


Christine and Scott's presentation will take a look at:


Native American Silversmith black and white image

  • The brief history, use and artistry of Native American ornamentation, silversmithing and jewelry
  • The surprising history of the usage of silver among various Southwest tribal communities and the distinctive development of their styles
  • The noted Native American artists in history and their influence on today's styles
  • The various types of silver used in jewelry making overall and chemical and value differences
  • The importance (or unimportance!) of hallmarks and identification marks used by artists, families, and studios of the Southwest
  • The care of silver work and gemstones


Christine and Scott Logan have been involved with FWA for many years. Christine is currently managing a small private art collection of museum quality Native American art and artifacts from the American Southwest. The collection was begun in the 1950's and has continued until present. This collection includes paintings, sculptures, woven textiles, pottery, basketry and jewelry. Many are one of a kind pieces that were commissioned by the original collectors. In addition to the art, the collection includes a compilation of rare American Turquoise cabochons, unset. Christine is also involved with authenticating and certifying original pieces plus she is responsible for placing items in galleries, studios and museums.

D. Cortiz Native American Silver Necklace


Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Buffet dinner at 6 p.m.

Menu

Mesquite Roasted Chicken
Smokey BBQ Meatloaf
Texas Queso Potatoes
Green Beans with Bacon
Club Greens Salad
Cheddar Corn Bread

FWA Members – $60
Non-FWA Members – $75



Christine & Scott's Presentation:

Join us from 7 – 8 p.m.

Includes presentation, coffee/tea, and light desserts.

FWA Members – $20
Non-FWA Members – $35



Payment must be included with all reservations to guarantee your spot. Reservation deadline is Tuesday, March 25, 2024. After March 25, there are no refunds if you are unable to keep your reservation.

To cancel, please call (520) 907-2885 or email info@friendsofwesternart.org

Venue Info: 6400 E El Dorado Plaza Tucson, AZ 85715

April 2nd:
First Tuesday

Guest Speaker:
Christine & Scott Logan
"Native American Silverworks
and Artisan Hallmarks of
the Southwest"

Scott and Christine Logan

No traveler in the Southwest can ignore the abundance of gorgeous silver jewelry available at every turn. It has become such an established part of regional experience that many visitors are surprised to learn it is not an ancient, indigenous tradition. Silversmithing was introduced to the Navajo and then the Pueblo tribes barely 160 years ago. The truly remarkable aspect of Native American jewelry, however, is the speed and dexterity with which Native artisans adapted many different cultural and technical influences to create an artistic tradition truly their own.


Native American Silversmith black and white image


Christine and Scott's presentation will take a look at:

  • The brief history, use and artistry of Native American ornamentation, silversmithing and jewelry
  • The surprising history of the usage of silver among various Southwest tribal communities and the distinctive development of their styles
  • The noted Native American artists in history and their influence on today's styles
  • The various types of silver used in jewelry making overall and chemical and value differences
  • The importance (or unimportance!) of hallmarks and identification marks used by artists, families, and studios of the Southwest
  • The care of silver work and gemstones


Christine and Scott Logan have been involved with FWA for many years. Christine is currently managing a small private art collection of museum quality Native American art and artifacts from the American Southwest. The collection was begun in the 1950's and has continued until present. This collection includes paintings, sculptures, woven textiles, pottery, basketry and jewelry. Many are one of a kind pieces that were commissioned by the original collectors. In addition to the art, the collection includes a compilation of rare American Turquoise cabochons, unset. Christine is also involved with authenticating and certifying original pieces plus she is responsible for placing items in galleries, studios and museums.


Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Buffet dinner at 6 p.m.

Menu

Mesquite Roasted Chicken
Smokey BBQ Meatloaf
Texas Queso Potatoes
Green Beans with Bacon
Club Greens Salad
Cheddar Corn Bread

FWA Members
$60

Non-FWA Members
$75



Christine & Scott's Presentation:

From 7 – 8 p.m.

Includes presentation, coffee/tea,
and light desserts.

FWA Members
$20

Non-FWA Members
$35


Payment must be included with all reservations to guarantee your spot. Reservation deadline is Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at noon.

There are no refunds if you are unable to keep your reservation.

To cancel, please call (520) 907-2885 or email info@friendsofwesternart.org

Venue Info: 6400 E El Dorado Plaza Tucson, AZ 85715