Shoshone-Bannock beadwork artist Brodie Sanchez with his No More Stolen Sisters and
Randy'L Teton's Sacajawea medallion, previously on display at the Fort Hall Casino.
By ROSELYNN YAZZIE
FORT HALL — Shoshone-Bannock beadwork artists Brodie Sanchez has been invited to showcase his work at the Peninsula Fine Arts Museum in Newport News, Virginia from January 18 to March 29.
He will be part of the MSU American Indian Powwow Portraits: Photographs by Douglas Elbinger exhibit, he will be highlighted with other artist in Contemporary Views. The peninsula Fine Arts Center surveys contemporary Native American artists who use their heritage as part of their artwork. The artists have utilized traditional Native American art forms but incorporated contemporary culture into their work.
Sanchez will be featured with fellow artists Nikki Bass, Kevin Clinton, Tokeya Waci U, and Beverly Bear King Moran.
He will be showing the following pieces, No More Stolen Sisters; Randy’L Teton’s Sacajawea coin; Shoshone Rose and Blue Buffalo and Pamunkey Indian Tribe medallion.
Sanchez said he is trying to get sponsorships to see the exhibit within the next few weeks.
Sanchez said he feels good about the honor and as a Shoshone-Bannock tribal member is honored to be out there exhibiting his skills across the nation.
“It’s nice to know the elders who taught me to do beadwork and stuff that now I’m carrying on that tradition, to show to the next generation and keeping the culture alive,” he said.
Sanchez plans to step back from making new orders and selling merchandise to focus more on the art. He’s also hoping to be featured at the Santa Fe Indian Market. He also wants to start a YouTube channel and break out of his normal. He most recently challenged himself by learning a new earring style.
He hopes to work more with the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes in the future and looks forward to expanding his art form.
“What I really want to do is get back to creating artwork that’s meaningful and stuff that I feel needs to be seen or other issues out in the world. I want to make something bigger than myself, I guess you can say,” said Sanchez.