PONDEROSA — In the shadow of the green mesas of the Jemez stands a white plaster sculpture of the Navajo deity Changing Woman at a driveway crest.
The artist is Shondinii Walters, (Navajo) one of 25 female artists chosen by the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts to decorate rawhide hand drums honoring native women who have been murdered or disappeared. SWAIA is the umbrella organization for the Santa Fe Indian Market.
The market’s 98th sale will take place on the Santa Fe Plaza from Aug. 17-18. Organizers will auction the drums at the Indian Market Gala on Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 Marcy St. A portion of the money raised will go to the Albuquerque-based Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women.