March 30, 2005

For Further Information Contact: Development Department, (303) 447-8760

 

NATIVE AMERICAN RIGHTS FUND ANNOUNCES THEIR SANTA FE EVENTS DURING INDIAN MARKET AUGUST 19-20, 2005

BOULDER, CO – The Native American Rights Fund (NARF) is proud to announce two special events that are part of our 35th anniversary commemoration.

Friday, August 19 our fourth annual Visions for the Future benefit art auction will be held at La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico. There will be a live and silent auction beginning at 6:00 p.m. There will be a cash bar. Soft drinks, coffee and hors d'oeuvres will be provided. There is no charge for admission.

This year's featured artist is RANCE HOOD, (Comanche), has generously donated a watercolor painting entitled "Shield Dancer." He is a world renowned artist. His works have appeared in galleries and private collections around the world. Today, thirty years beyond his original success as a major Indian artist in the 1960's, RANCE HOOD is still recognized as the most successful Plains Indian artist. Mr. Hood is one of the few Native American artists left who still paints in the manner that echoes the traditional Indian culture and spirituality of the past that has drastically changed by the modern and white worlds. His themes are mystical and spiritual, developing his work through the customs and religious practices that were passed down to him. Additionally, as in past years, the live auction will showcase the works of many fine Native American artists.

Saturday, August 20, Santa Fe Harley Davidson is sponsoring our first annual Visions for the Future motorcycle ride to benefit the Native American Rights Fund. The entry fee is $30.00 per person before August 13 or $35.00 per person after August 13. We will have Indian art and Harley Davidson merchandise giveaways throughout the day.

Lakota artist and motorcyclist Jim Yellowhawk is supporting NARF and the ride through a donation of his signed and numbered print "Brothers in the Wind". Jim has his artwork displayed in museums, Universities and private collections across the country. At the 2004 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Jim had a one-man show at Warrior's World Gallery in Hill City, South Dakota. One of his paintings has even been used for the cover art for the band Steppenwolf. The framed print will be on display at Santa Fe Harley Davidson and at Jim Yellowhawk's website www.jimyellowhawk.com.

For additional information about the auctions please call our Development Department at 303-447-8760 or visit our website at www.narf.org Please visit Santa Fe Harley's website at www.santafeharley.com for information regarding the ride and for ride registration.