Edward Sheriff Curtis’ work is more important than Vincent Van Gogh

There are many parallels in the lives of Vincent Van Gogh and Edward Sheriff Curtis. Both men died practically unknown and penniless, but their work was saved by family. Both displayed genius in their craft, pursued it with passion and continued against crushing psychological odds. Both had a view of the world far greater than […]

NOTES FROM “THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN”

NOTES FROM “THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN” BY EDAWRD S. CURTIS VOLUME VI – NOTES ON INDIAN MUSIC “In the course of transcribing Indian melodies from phonographic cylinders for Volumes VI, VII, and VIII, one of the first things to impress me was the impossibility of representing these melodies accurately by means of our normal musical […]

Valley Fine Art Hosts Reception to Benefit the Curtis Legacy Foundation

Valley Fine Art Hosts Reception to Benefit the Curtis Legacy Foundation Opening reception February 14 & 15 from 5 to 9pm at the gallery Aspen is home to the most thorough collection of Edward S. Curtis photographs in the West. This unique and rare collection is a draw for collectors and historians alike. Mark your […]

Atticus the Moose 

Offered for Sale at VFA When an artist loves his craft, and creates for the joy of it, their relaxation and happiness radiates from their work. Painter Andrew Bolam would be the first to tell you that he paints for himself. “I’m excited that I’ve given myself the luxury of growing organically and doing whatever […]

Featuring Valley Fine Art’s Collection of Old Pawn Jewelry

At Valley Fine Art, our selection of Old Pawn Jewelry is the best in Aspen. We feature pieces from several tribes, including Navajo and Zuni. We offer rings, earrings, pins, bracelets, bolo ties, and Ketohs. We have a few Colorado bear claw necklaces with silver and turquoise. Our multi-strand turquoise necklaces with old-style squaw wrap […]

SHINING MOUNTAINS FILM FESTIVAL

SHINING MOUNTAINS FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FREE COMMUNITY EVENTS FOR THE UPCOMING FESTIVAL Aspen, CO (October 4, 2019): The Wheeler Opera House, Aspen Film, and Aspen Ute Foundation are pleased to announce community events for the upcoming documentary film festival, Shining Mountains Film Festival, on October 12-14, 2019. Tickets for Shining Mountains Film Festival start at […]

Andrew Bolam’s Native American Paintings Will Resonate With You

Andrew Bolam was fascinated with Native Americans as a child growing up in Northern England. As a professional painter, he has tapped into that curiosity to great acclaim in his artwork. Working in acrylic on panel, Bolam uses texture, color, and repetitive imagery to create bold and memorable paintings. His noteworthy pieces of art can […]