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When Moriah Stanton feels a "yes" -- the sacred kind, the kind that roots deep in the gut and begs to flower -- she follows it. Like 15 years ago when she was in living it up hot on the hospitality scene in the Hampton's, but was one day walking on the beach and had the maybe-crazy thought, 'I need to quit everything and go live with my dad.' Her father, Ed -- the Northeastern-born ex-Marine, the Cambridge-educated gallery owner and art dealer, the mystical man who came to believe wholeheartedly in the unconventional and who never held back his love -- was diagnosed with cancer the day after she moved in. Or, like, when, following her father's slow wade into death, Stanton moved back to New Mexico, the land that lived like a gem inside of her; the endless blue skies like a healing blanket, the mountains a call to calm. She landed in Santa Fe -- not far from where she grew up south of Taos on Pilar Hill.
Was born in El Paso, Texas on October 21, 1956. She was moved to Taos by her parents Bill and Sammy Heaton, lifelong residents and accomplished artists of Taos, New Mexico. At age 64, Tita passed away peacefully with her family by her side after a battle with breast cancer on December 22, 2020 at 9:19pm in Portland, Oregon.
'I am my own boss," said jeweler Megan Concha. Inspired by her father, Rodney Concha, founder of Taos Pueblo's "Taos Arts," Megan Concha has grasped the torch of the family legacy and is running with it. Fueled by a deep-rooted responsibility to family, Megan is driven by that need to carry on the family craft of stamping conchos.
Age 33, a resident of Taos Pueblo, passed away unexpectedly on July 18, 2020. She was preceded in death by her grandfather Paul J. Bernal; grandmother Emily Bernal; great-grandfather Joseph Ignacio Bernal; great-grandmother Marina Bernal; and grandfather Harry Stewart. Coral was an exceptional writer, poet, and artist.
Maria Samora is one of the most well-known, contemporary Native American jewelers. Since winning first place at the Santa Fe Indian Market in 2005, she went on to win again in 2007 and in 2009. She was the poster child for Indian Market that year - the first jeweler ever. Since then, her jewelry has become highly coveted by influencers and collectors. Her designs are inspired by Pueblo Indian tradition but are elegant and timeless in their minimalist simplicity.