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Oral history interview with Preston Singletary, 2011 March 23-24

Interviewee:
Singletary, Preston, 1963-  Search this
Singletary, Preston, 1963-  Search this
Interviewer:
Savig, Mary, 1982-  Search this
Subject:
Chihuly, Dale  Search this
Cribbs, Keke  Search this
Dailey, Dan  Search this
David, Joe  Search this
Feddersen, Joe  Search this
Garcia, Tammy  Search this
Gardiner, Lewis  Search this
Hauberg, John H. (John Henry)  Search this
Jojola, Tony  Search this
Jungen, Brian  Search this
Libenský, Stanislav  Search this
Luna, James  Search this
Marioni, Dante  Search this
Marioni, Paul  Search this
Martinuzzi, Napoleone  Search this
Moore, Benjamin P.  Search this
Royal, Richard  Search this
Svenson, David  Search this
Tagliapietra, Lino  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.).. George Gustav Heye Center  Search this
Pilchuck Glass Center (Stanwood, Wash.)  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Glass art -- Technique  Search this
Glass artists -- Washington (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Glass blowing and working  Search this
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Primitivism in art  Search this
Tlingit art  Search this
Tlingit Indians  Search this
Tlingit sculpture  Search this
Theme:
Native American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15931
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)299007
AAA_collcode_single11
Theme:
Native American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_299007
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Preston Singletary

Interviewee:
Singletary, Preston, 1963-  Search this
Interviewer:
Savig, Mary, 1982-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.).. George Gustav Heye Center  Search this
Pilchuck Glass Center (Stanwood, Wash.)  Search this
Chihuly, Dale, 1941-  Search this
Cribbs, Keke  Search this
Dailey, Dan, 1947-  Search this
David, Joe, 1946-  Search this
Feddersen, Joe, 1958-  Search this
Garcia, Tammy  Search this
Gardiner, Lewis, 1972-  Search this
Hauberg, John H. (John Henry), 1916-  Search this
Jojola, Tony  Search this
Jungen, Brian  Search this
Libenský, Stanislav, 1921-2002  Search this
Luna, James  Search this
Marioni, Dante, 1964-  Search this
Marioni, Paul  Search this
Martinuzzi, Napoleone, 1892-1977  Search this
Moore, Benjamin P.  Search this
Royal, Richard  Search this
Svenson, David, 1953-  Search this
Tagliapietra, Lino  Search this
Extent:
8 Items (Sound recording: 8 sound files (3 hr., 48 min.), digital, wav)
55 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2011 March 23-24
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Preston Singletary conducted 2011 March 23-24, by Mary Savig, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Singletary's studio, in Seattle, Washington.
Singletary speaks of his family background, especially his Tlingit heritage and his grandmother; his early interest in music; his job at the Glass Eye Studio in Seattle; his formative years as a glass blower in Seattle and at Pilchuck Glass School; his early styles and processes in the modern Venetian tradition; his interest in Tlingit motifs; early mentors including David Svenson, Joe David, and Tony Jojola; collaboration in the studio with other glass artists and other native artists who work with various media; his interest in the modernist primitivist art movement; the character of significant exhibitions and commissions; his collaborative project with David Svenson and native Alaskans on the Pilchuck Founders' Totem; how he met his wife in Sweden; descriptions of his processes and techniques, including lighting techniques; his retrospective at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma and the Smithsonian's Gustave Heye Center in New York; current and future directions of his work; the character of his studio, including the contributions of his assistants; collaborations with other native artists including Tammy Garcia, Joe Feddersen, and Maori jade carver Lewis Gardiner; his interest in Jungian psychology and shamanism; his relationship with critics, collectors, and dealers; and his involvement with native communities. Singletary also recalls Dante Marioni, Paul Marioni, Benjamin Moore, Lino Tagliapietra, Dale Chihuly, Dan Dailey, Stanislav Libensky, Napoleone Martinuzzi, David Svenson, Keke Cribbs, Joe David, Tony Jojola, John Hauberg, Richard Royal, Tammy Garcia, Joe Feddersen, Brian Jungen, and James Luna.
Biographical / Historical:
Preston Singletary (1963- ) is a glass artist in Seattle, Washington.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 memory cards as 8 digital sound files. Duration is 3 hr., 48 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Topic:
Glass art -- Technique  Search this
Glass artists -- Washington (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Glass blowing and working  Search this
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Primitivism in art  Search this
Tlingit art  Search this
Tlingit Indians  Search this
Tlingit sculpture  Search this
Function:
Artists' studios
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.single11
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-single11
Online Media:

Luna, James

Collection Creator:
Selz, Peter Howard, 1919-  Search this
Container:
Box 20, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2003-2005
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Peter Howard Selz papers, 1929-2018, bulk 1950-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Peter Howard Selz papers
Peter Howard Selz papers / Series 6: Artists' Research Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-selzpete-ref610

Native American Women's Action Council (NAWAC)/National Indian Women's Action Corps (NIWAC)

Collection Creator:
Thorpe, Grace F.  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print
Container:
Box 1, Folder 21
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Date:
1970-1971
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited users to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not changed, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Grace F. Thorpe Collection, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Grace F. Thorpe Collection
Grace F. Thorpe Collection / Series 4: Working on Behalf of Native Americans and Activism
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-085-ref106
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MS 7514 Lecture by James Luna: "Important works from the last five years"

Creator:
Luna, James  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Native American Public Programs  Search this
Culture:
Luiseno/Diegueno  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
November 13, 1992
Scope and Contents:
The tape is of a lecture given at Baird Auditorium in the National History Building at the Smithsonian Institution. A pamphlet about Luna is included. Related photographs are in NAA Photographic lot 91-26.
Biographical / Historical:
James Luna is a performance artist who won the Bessie Creator Award of the New York Dance and Theater Workshop in 1991. He is a consultant to the Institute of American Indian Art, Santa Fe, and his works have been exhibited at the National Gallery of Canada, Whitney Museum of American Art, and many other placed in the United States. He was brought to Washington in 1992 as part of the American Indian Public Programs of the National Museum of Natural History.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7514
Local Note:
Cassette tape
Topic:
Performance art  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 7514, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7514
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7514

Chapel for Pablo Tac

Culture/People:
La Jolla Band Luiseño  Search this
Artist/Maker:
James Luna, La Jolla Band Luiseño, 1950-2018; audio by Jorge Arévalo Mateus, Non-Indian  Search this
Seller:
James Luna, La Jolla Band Luiseño, 1950-2018  Search this
Jorge Arévalo Mateus, Non-Indian  Search this
Title:
Chapel for Pablo Tac
Object Name:
Installation work
Media/Materials:
Cotton cloth, canvas, paint, wood, silver, gold, brass, gourd, brass bell/bells, vegetal fiber, feather/feathers, shell/shells, commercially tanned leather, pottery, cardboard, synthetic fabric, glass bottle, iron/steel head, stone
Techniques:
Commercially produced/manufactured, painted, coiled, stitched, fringed, wrapped, written, recorded
Dimensions:
dimensions vary based on installation
Object Type:
Works of Art (Other)
Place:
Venice; Venice Province; Veneto Region; Italy
Date created:
2005
Catalog Number:
26/7735
Barcode:
267735.000
See related items:
La Jolla Band Luiseño
Works of Art (Other)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6d9aa8551-5a02-4abb-a18f-af0f2a3bfcde
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_396955
Online Media:

Prepared food

Culture/People:
Non-Indian and La Jolla Band Luiseño  Search this
Artist/Maker:
James Luna, La Jolla Band Luiseño, 1950-2018 and Hormel Foods Corporation  Search this
Previous owner:
James Luna, La Jolla Band Luiseño, 1950-2018  Search this
W. Richard West, Jr. (Rick West), Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), b. 1943  Search this
Donor:
W. Richard West, Jr. (Rick West), Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), b. 1943  Search this
Object Name:
Prepared food
Media/Materials:
Metal can, meat, felt-tipped marker
Techniques:
Commercially produced/manufactured, written
Dimensions:
5.8 x 10.0 x 8.3 cm
Object Type:
Food and Foodstuffs
Place:
Austin; Mower County; Minnesota; USA
Date created:
2005
Catalog Number:
26/6706
Barcode:
266706.000
See related items:
Non-Indian
La Jolla Band Luiseño
Food and Foodstuffs
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6b1078b5f-e942-4d57-894d-6d6f70eb55f2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_392099
Online Media:

Two worlds James Luna, [exhibition] October 30-November 24, 1989, INTAR Gallery, 420 W 42 NYC

Title:
2 worlds
Author:
Luna, James  Search this
Intar Latin American Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Luna, James  Search this
Physical description:
16 pages illustrations (some color), portraits 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
North America
Date:
1989
Topic:
Indian art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_652887

Tribal identity an installation by James Luna : Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, October 11-December 24, 1995

Author:
Luna, James  Search this
Hood Museum of Art  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet ([6] pages) portraits 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
North America
Date:
1995
Topic:
Indian art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_777266

Oche Wat Te Ou, (sculpture)

Title:
Reflection, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Smith, Jaune Quick-To-See 1940-  Search this
Luna, James 1950-  Search this
Medium:
Inlaid wood, ceramic tiles, and stone
Culture:
Indian  Search this
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Stage set
Sculptures-Fountain
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by San Francisco Redevelopment Agency Yerba Buena Gardens 770 Golden Gate Avenue San Francisco California 94102
Located Yerba Buena Gardens 4th & Mission Streets, northwest corner San Francisco California
Date:
1993. Installed Oct. 1993
Topic:
Abstract--Geometric  Search this
Ethnic--Ohlone  Search this
Control number:
IAS CA000632
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_324153

Diversity and dialogue : the Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American fine art, 2007 / edited by James H. Nottage

Title:
Fire, movement, water and voices : Eiteljorg Fellowship distinguished artist, 2007 : James Luna
Author:
Luna, James  Search this
Nottage, James H  Search this
Subject:
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art Funds and scholarships  Search this
Physical description:
120 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm. + 1 DVD (ca. 55 min.)
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2008
C2008
21st century
Topic:
Indian art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_897376

Rebecca Belmore : the named and the unnamed / Charlotte Townsend-Gault, James Luna

Title:
Named and the unnamed
Author:
Townsend-Gault, Charlotte  Search this
Belmore, Rebecca  Search this
Luna, James  Search this
Watson, Scott 1950-  Search this
Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Belmore, Rebecca  Search this
Physical description:
61 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2003
[2003]
Call number:
N6549.B43 A4 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_720045

James Luna : Emendatio / Truman T. Lowe and Paul Chaat Smith

Title:
Emendatio
Author:
Lowe, Truman 1944-  Search this
Luna, James  Search this
Smith, Paul Chaat  Search this
Fondazione scientifica Querini Stampalia  Search this
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)  Search this
Biennale di Venezia (51st : 2005 :) Venice, Italy)  Search this
Subject:
Luna, James  Search this
Physical description:
111 p.: col. ill.; 25 cm. + 1 sound disc
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
2005
Topic:
Performance art  Search this
Installations (Art)  Search this
Indians in art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_776832

The Turtle/Television Island Project : featuring James Luna and ssipsis / curated by Carolyn Eyler

Author:
Luna, James  Search this
ssipsis  Search this
Eyler, Carolyn  Search this
University of Southern Maine Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Luna, James  Search this
ssipsis  Search this
Turtle/Television Island Project  Search this
Physical description:
44 p. : ill., ports. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Maine
Gorham
Date:
2010
21st century
Topic:
Indian art  Search this
Call number:
N6538.A4 T87 2010
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_967010

James Luna [Folder]

Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Culture:
Indians of North America  Search this
Nationality:
Luiseño, Diegueño, Mexican  Search this
Place:
United States
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Native Americans  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Art & Artist files at the National Museum of the American Indian Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_40306

High Tech Peace Pipe No. 1, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Luna, James 1950-  Search this
Medium:
Metal, plastic, beads
Culture:
Indian  Search this
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
New Mexico Museum of Art 107 West Palace Avenue Santa Fe New Mexico 87504
Date:
2000
Topic:
Ethnic  Search this
Object--Other--Smoking Material  Search this
Object--Other--Telephone  Search this
Control number:
IAS 33050092
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_427038

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