Press Release- VFA Presents Andrew Bolam, Cutting-edge American Wildlife Painter

VFA Presents Andrew Bolam, Cutting-edge American Wildlife Painter Artist’s Reception to be held at the gallery on August 21 from 5 to 9 pm Andrew Bolam is a contemporary wildlife painter whose star has risen exponentially in recent years. Far from an overnight sensation, Bolam’s artistic portfolio reveals that since the ’90s he has produced […]

Peace Medals

If you’re familiar with Edward Curtis’ project, “The North American Indian”, you may have seen vintage photographs of Native Americans wearing medals and adornments around their neck. Have you ever wondered about the significance of such metals? There is still some controversy over the use and impact of ‘peace metals’ in furthering diplomatic relationships between […]

Ceremonial Dances of Native American Tribes

Atsina This tribe conducted five ceremonies that were of distinct religious character. A very influential portion of them were intended to amuse as well, and they differed greatly by theme, but were very similar in their initiation and delegation. These ceremonies were executed by a member of one of the companies. “While all men whose […]

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 […]