PENDLETON BLANKET COMMEMORATES
BANDELIER'S 90th ANNIVERSARY
Update July 21, 2006: The blankets have sold out!
commissioned a 250 limited edition of 90th Anniversary
Commemorative Blanket from Pendleton Mills. The blankets are in
stock now - 60 by 84 inches, with white and black petroglyph design
and border of green, blue, and red. Cost is $250 plus $18 shipping
OF BANDELIER GRANTS FOR 2006
the first time in many years, the Board of Trustees is delighted to
fully fund Bandelier's requests for grants this year, primarily
because Bandelier did not request much money last year. The rangers
needed time to plan exhibits for the remodeled visitor center. Here
are our grants for 2006.
Conservation of five Pablita
Velarde Paintings: $10,000.
Bandelier has the largest collection
of Velarde works anywhere. Pablita was a young artist in the late
1930s employed at Bandelier under the Works Progress Administration
that tried to support artists and writers during the Great
Depression. She painted works for the 1930s Visitor Center exhibits.
Pablita went on to become one of New Mexico's foremost artists and
an international figure. She died in January 2006. Now the rangers
want to display her original paintings in their planned removed
exhibit area. Her 1930s works selected for conservation or
drum-makers, framed cardboard, paper conservation assessment;
styles; framed masonite w/text, peeling paint;
activities. water damage;
activities, water damage;
Governor Greets the Tourists, mat & frame
New Acquisitions for the Bandelier
The myth persists that the
prehistoric people of Bandelier somehow just disappeared. This, of
course, is nonsense; they moved off the plateau when conditions
became too harsh to survive. The central theme of the planned new
exhibits is to show the relationships between prehistoric and modern
Pueblo people. During planning for the new exhibits, it became
painfully obvious that Bandelier's collection is woefully deficient
in work by modern artists from affiliated Pueblos. Chief of
Interpretation Lynne Dominy feels the following modern works will
augment the collection.
atlatl with 1 long arrow & 6 shafts w/archaic tips &
leather pouch $500
Ildefonso: white embroidered manta ($1500), hand-print designs
($80 ea.) modern art piece, basket, women’s white moccasins
($225) w/beaded moccasin donation.
commission Bandelier dance painting, storyteller doll, modern art
Clara: modern art piece
large olla with deer w/heart-line, Jewelry/ bead work, drum,
commission repainting of Zuni migration mural,
Domingo/San Felipe: heishi necklace
because of massive government debt, the National Park Service is
reexamining its commitments, including funding for Bandelier's
remodel. The current exhibit is some 30 years old and desperately
needs updating. Darlene and Lynne are investigating other sources.
rangers developed a lengthy list of events for the 90th
anniversary year and found many partner sponsors. She asked the
Friends to sponsor some remainders, as follows.
Funding for the 90th
Anniversary: approximately $5,000
- Banners, $500
- Music on the Mesa, $500
- Green Chili
Band for Earth Day in Los Alamos, $500
- Live animal demonstrations
- Bread baking demonstrations (12), $900
- Historical Society
lectures at Fuller Lodge, $70
- February anniversary cake, $68.98
- Parade items, $300
- Open House events (2)-August, November), $600
- Fall Fiesta, $1000.
Alamos National Bank sponsored a newspaper insert listing activities
for the celebration. Send us a request by e-mail for a copy.