Nora Naranjo-Morse named 2009 Distinguished Artist of the Year

Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art is pleased to announce that Nora Naranjo-Morse has been honored by the Santa Fe Rotary Foundation of the Arts as its 2009 Distinguished Artist of the Year.  A gala cocktail reception and presentation will be held April 25th at the Scottish Rite Masonic Lodge.  Proceeds from the gala event benefit fund arts education in New Mexico.  For further information and tickets to the event, please contact John Bishop of the Santa Fe Rotary at 505-984-1133.  

Naranjo-Morse (Santa Clara Pueblo) is currently featured in the exhibition Mothers and Daughters: Stories in Clay at the Heard Museum (Phoenix, AZ) and recently participated in SITE Santa Fe’s Seventh International Biennial Lucky Number Seven.  She was also named winner of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian’s outdoor sculpture design competition in 2006. Her sculpture, Always Becoming, was selected unanimously by a museum selection committee, from more than 55 entries submitted by Native artists from throughout the Western Hemisphere. 

Best known for her work in clay, Naranjo-Morse is a prolific artist working in all media ranging from bronze to video.  Her work can be seen exclusively in Santa Fe at Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art.  For further information about Naranjo-Morse and her work, please contact gallery director John Addison at 505-992-0711.