The SWAIA Live Auction Gala, August 21 at the La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe, is one of the most sought-after tickets of Indian Market weekend. This year, the auction will conclude with an opportunity to purchase a sensational necklace created by renowned Native American designers Roderick Tenorio, Veronica Benally, Fritz Casuse, and Cody Sanderson.
Valued at $39,000, the necklace is being donated for the benefit auction through the generosity of the four artists. The inspiration for the finely crafted necklace comes from nature and features butterflies created by each designer mixed among flowers and Native American symbols.
Through a partnership that stretches back as far as 10 years, Carolyn Pollack Jewelry licenses and manufactures designs from all four Native American designers—Tenorio, Benally, Casuse and Sanderson—and introduces their designs to millions of viewers nationwide by featuring their work on QVC®, QVC.com, in their own retail stores, and online at www.CarolynPollack.com.
“We’re excited to see iconic American Indian jewelry of New Mexico evolve in an exciting direction and become an international sensation on television,” said Dr. Bruce Bernstein, SWAIA executive director. “The collaborative piece brings attention to the four Native American designers whose success stories include the way they’ve launched successful businesses and partnered with Carolyn Pollack Jewelry to license their designs.”