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Norma Howard (Choctaw/Chickasaw), from Oklahoma, didn't start painting until she was 36. This work won a best of classification prize for her at Santa Fe Indian Market. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)

Award-winning artist got off to a late start

SANTA FE – Norma Howard loved to explore and play in the woods, keeping an eye on her little brother. And she loved drawing almost as soon as she could hold a pencil in her hand.

“The Gates” by Christo and Jeanne-Claude, a project for New York’s Central Park is a sketch filled with architectonic echoes revealing how the artwork creates a complementary dialog with the geometric skyline.

Collection covers artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Internationally renowned American wrap artists Christo and his late wife Jeanne-Claude cut a wide swath through the installation art world for more than 50 years.

“Glow Channel” is a 2013 installation by Christie Blizard, who will participate in the “Off the Wall” installation at the NMSU Art Gallery.

NMSU presents ‘Off the Wall’ art installation

The New Mexico State University Art Gallery presents “Off the Wall,” an exhibition inspired by the minimal wall drawings and sculptures of Sol LeWitt.

This figure by Emily Tsosie of Jemez Pueblo is among hundreds on display at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center for the Best of Show competition at Santa Fe Indian Market. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)

Two markets, twice the art

Lovers of Native American art will get a double dose of works ranging from the traditional to the contemporary this weekend.