Native American Collections Inc. was established in 1994, by Jill Giller, in Denver, Colorado. In the early 1970's, Jill had the unique experience of living in a hogan, and teaching English and Navajo on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona. This afforded her the opportunity to participate in many Indian cultural activities. After receiving her Master's of arts in Education and Psychology at Northwestern University, she had a private practice for eighteen years -- all the while collecting and admiring Indian arts. After working in other people's galleries, she decided to open her own business to promote Native arts. Working personally with the artists themselves, NAC offers a diverse range of contemporary and traditional Native art. Jill meets with customers in person, at the gallery, or through this web site on the Internet.
Jill has had the honor of being a judge of Pueblo Pottery at the Indian Market in Santa Fe, the Heard Museum in Phoenix, and the Tesoro Foundation in Colorado. She has been President of the Board of Directors of the Douglas Society (the support group of Tribal Arts at the Denver Art Museum.) She fulfilled that position for two terms, and remains on the executive Board of Directors.
This gallery showcases the finest in handmade Native American Indian Pueblo pottery, Zuni fetishes, Navajo folk art and Indian jewelry. Our pottery is from the Acoma, Cochiti, Jemez, Santo Domingo, Santa Clara, San Ildefonso, San Felipe, Laguna, San Juan, Zia, and Zuni pueblos, and the Navajo and Hopi tribes. We also have a wide assortment of books for sale that directly relate to these areas of Native art.
We particularly delight in introducing collectors to pottery made traditionally, but with a contemporary style. Our artists use traditional methods in the creation of their works. We select artists considered to be innovators in their field, often working directly with them to acquire specially designed pieces. We represent such well known artists as Russell Sanchez, Nathan Youngblood, Jennifer Moquino, Hubert Candelario, Steve Lucas, the Folwell family, Grace Medicine Flower, and many more.
By showing you these on-line examples of our gallery, NAC hopes to share the excitement of collecting the finest Native American art available. We offer professional and personalized customer service, and strive to be educational and informative as we attend to your collecting needs.
We accept VISA, AMERICAN EXPRESS, DISCOVER, MASTER CARD, personal checks, and money orders. LAY AWAY plans are available. (1/4 of the total as a down payment, followed by mutually determined monthly payments).
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