The Native American people of this region have lived in harmony and respect with their natural environment.

Stories of their emergence and of their living history are handed down from one generation to the next through prayer and song. The traditional knowledge of their ancestors is the basis for how they live today and is reflected in architecture, traditions, arts and ceremony.

We are most grateful for the blessings of our Earth Mother as she provides us with all that we need to sustain our livelihood now, and into the future. As native people living in modern times, we have a responsibility to maintain balance with our natural environment and world trends. As you explore this collection of traditional and contemporary artwork, you will see memories of the past as well as the voice and creativity of modern native people.

We invite you to enjoy this celebration of cultural art.

Lynette Teller

Youngest daughter of Stella, Lynette was exposed to the art world as a small child while attending art shows with her mother. She took an interest in working with clay at the age of 19.At first only making storytellers, she soon began to experiment with different techniques of mixing clays, colors, shapes and painting styles and the use of turquoise in her pottery.

Lynette has always been captivated with the Kachina world and honors these entities in her pottery shapes and paintings. Using traditional methods, she considers her style more contemporary. Always challenging herself, she feels her greatest satisfaction comes from the joy her work brings to others.