Assembling a Native Commons with Tony Abeyta and Friends

Tony Abeyta is a Navajo contemporary artist working in mixed media paintings. He is a graduate from New York University with an honorary doctorate from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He was the 2012 recipient of the New Mexico Governor’s Excellence in the Arts award, and recognized as a Native treasure by the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture. Tony currently works in both Santa Fe and Berkeley. His work can be seen at the Blue Rain Gallery in Santa Fe, and is included in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian; Fine Arts Museum, Boston; Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona; New Mexico Fine Arts Museum; Autry Museum, Los Angeles; and Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, as well as many other public and private collections.