Native artists aim to raise relief funds
By Anne Constable
Darryl Dean Begay, Lyndon Tsosie and Raymond Yazzie, all well-known jewelers, will be launching a website next week for their new organization, Native American Artists for Japan. The concept is to get Native artists to donate work that will be auctioned off on eBay, with proceeds to go to the Japanese Red Cross Society.
Begay said that he was planning to make a new piece—a figure of a samurai warrior—for the auction.
Yazzie, he said, is making a ring with a Japanese flag. And contemporary painter Tony Abeyta is donating a painting and a limited edition book about prominent Native American potters, which is signed by a number of them.