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Zuni Carver: Mike Yatsayte, April 6 & 7

Saturday April 6, 2013 10:00 AM - Saturday April 6, 2013 10:00 AM

Gathering Tribes Welcomes:

Mike A. Yatsayte 

From Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico

Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 10 am to 6 pm

Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 11 am to 5 pm

1412 Solano Avenue, Albany CA -  (510) 528-9038

Mike Yatsayte is a member of the Zuni Pueblo who lives in Vanderwagen, NM.  He has been carving for at least 20 years.  Mike comes from a family of well known Zuni carvers and artists. He started carving by watching his relatives carve, like Prudencia , Georgette Quam, Eldred Quam also the Banteahs.  He used to work for his uncles, Terry and Kent, by sanding their pieces.  His mother is Bernadette Yatsayte,sister is Angel Yatsayte, and brother is Patrick Romancito. 

Mike is also related to the Quams: Georgette, Prudencia, Eldred, Andrew and Andres.  And his cousins, also artists from Zuni, are Amos Pooacha, and ErmaLinda (Pooacha) Eli.  His uncles are the Kent and Terry Banteah.  He is also related to the well known Zuni painter,  Alex Seowtewa and his family. 

You can look forwad to seeing Mike's carvings, which include  frogs, turtles, beaver, bears, coyotes, otters, dophins, wolves, sheep, corn maidens, badgers, moles, and mountain lions.     He also carves birds: hummingbirds, ravens, eagles and hawks.              

Mike enjoys using exotic fossils, jet, turquoise, and serpentine and picasso marble as his materials.  

He has shown his work at many Indian markets and arts and craft shows, including:
Southwest Indian Market in Tucson, AZ
Heard Museum Show in Phoenix, AZ
Eiteljorge Indian Market, Indianapolis,
IN Zuni Festival in Flagstaff, AZ            
Sharlot Hall Museum Indian Market in Prescott, AZ            
Santa Fe Indian Market in Santa Fe, NM            
Pueblo Grande Museum Indian Market in Phoenix, AZ            
Ohkay Oweinga Arts and Craft Show            
Autry Museum Indian Market, California            
Magicbird Festivals in Arizona    


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