Amado Peña, Jr. is Featured Artist at Palm Springs Arts Festival OktoberFestThe Palm Springs Arts Festival Executive Committee is thrilled to announce that renowned artist Amado Peña, Jr. will be Palm Springs Arts Festival--OktoberFest 2010's Featured Artist.Palm Springs Arts Festival is proud to announce that one of America’s most famous and collected artists, Amado Peña, Jr. of Santa Fe, will be Palm Springs Arts Festival’s Featured Artist for the OktoberFest show. Amado's art (at http://www.penagallery.com) celebrates the strength of the Native American peoples of the Southwest, who met the harsh realities of life in an uncompromising land. His work is a tribute to those who survived by living in harmony with an adversarial, untamed environment.
A recipient of many honors during his more than 30 years as a professional artist, Amado is also an art teacher and an adjunct professor of University of Texas who strongly promotes arts education for our young people.
Amado Peña is recognized as an Artisan of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona. This is a particularly high honor and one that he cherishes. He is dedicated to furthering the public's knowledge and interest in the Tribe, its art, its history, and its culture.
Comment: For more on the subject, see Festival of Nations Focuses on Indians
and Miwok Village in Amador County Fair
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