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Artist's Profile
Tribal Affilation:
Pietrasanta Stone Workshop - Pietrasanta, Italy, 1987
San Francisco Art Institute - San Francisco, California, 1974
Institute of American Indian Arts - Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1973-1975
Permanent Collections:
National Statuary Hall, US Capitol Building - Washington DC
Museum of Man - San Diego, CA
Phoenix City Hall - Phoenix, Arizona.
Albuquerque Sunport - Albuquerque, New Mexico
Albuquerque Museum - Albuquerque, New Mexico
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center - Albuquerque, New Mexico
Methods and Style of Work:
Indian Artist of the Year Award; Indian Arts & Crafts Association 2005
Best of Division, First Award; Heard Museum Indian Market, Phoenix, AZ 2005
Recognition of Achievement Award; Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Arts & Crafts Board 2001
Po'pay Commission; Sculpture Commission to represent the State of New Mexico in the National Statuary Hall at the US Capitol in
Washington DC; 2000
First Award - Floor Sculpture Category, First Award - Table Sculpture Category; Indian Arts & Crafts Association Show;
Albuquerque, NM 1999
Best of Show; Native American Artist Invitational; Fountain Hills, AZ 1998
Best of Category: Indian Arts and Crafts Association Show - Denver, Colorado 1997.
First Award in Marble Category: SWAIA Annual Indian Market - Santa Fe, New Mexico 1995, 1996, 2000
People’s Choice Award: Ray Tracey Gallery - Santa Fe, New Mexico 1996.
Wheelwright Museum Award for Excellence in Sculpture: SWAIA Annual Indian Market - Santa Fe, New Mexico 1995.
Signature or Hallmark:
C.Fragua @SSS
About The Artist:
Jemez Pueblo sculptor, Cliff Fragua, has learned the secret of the stone through his cultural and ancestral teachings.
Based in Native American themes, his work shows pride for his culture and a deep understanding of the inherent spirituality of the
Cliff Fragua
Other Information:
President, Indigenous Sculptor Society 2004, 2005
Board Member - Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA),1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
SWAIA Council of Artist Chair - 2003
Vice President - Indigenous Sculptor Society, 2001, 2002, 2003
Member - Indigenous Sculptor Society, 2001, 2002, 2003
President - Indian Arts & Crafts Association (IACA), 2000
Vice-President - Indian Arts & Crafts Association (IACA), 1999
Vice-Chairman - Indian Arts and Crafts Foundation (IACA), 1998
Artist/Craftspeople Representative - Indian Arts and Crafts Association Board of Directors (IACA), 1998- 2003
Treasurer - Towa Arts and Crafts Committee, 1998
Chairperson - Towa Arts and Crafts Committee, 1990-1996
Coordinator - Jemez Red Rocks Arts & Crafts Show 1990-1997
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