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Fetish Carving with Melvin Sandoval and Family

Students at this workshop will learn how to create fetish art with master carver Melvin Sandoval (San Felipe-Zuni) and his family. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn from preeminent artists the creativity and craft that go into making fetishes, which are traditional Zuni carvings that often depict animals and culturally significant icons.

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About Melvin Sandoval

Melvin Sandoval is from San Felipe and has family connections to Zuni Pueblo. His intricate carvings are renowned for their fine figuration and elegant geometry. Figures Melvin depicts include badgers, panthers, birds, and wolves.

Music Video Script and Storyboard Competition

Music contest

Become the writer and director for international artist Ceekay Jones’ next music video! Ceekay wants to partner with a talented local rising filmmaker to create his next music video, for the song “A Blind Man’s Gun.” Stay tuned for more information about deadlines and requirements, but if you want to start envisioning the perfect video for “A Blind Man’s Gun,” we’ll be asking for a short script, a storyboard, and a letter of intent (share with us who you are, why you would like to be a part of this project, and what your goals are in the film industry).

Applicants must be between the ages of 10-28 and must be New Mexico or Navajo Nation residents.

About Ceekay Jones

Ceekay Jones’ musical résumé includes writing and co-producing, as well as featuring on singles such as certified-platinum hit “My Life” for Australia’s #1 hip-hop act Bliss N Eso, “Everytime” for Canada’s underground hip-hop legend Madchild, and “Already Yours” by multi-platinum Swiss duo Dj Remady and Manu-L. Ceekay has played alongside and performed with acts such as Drake, Snoop Dogg, Alicia Keys, Lorde, and Pearl Jam. His debut solo release hit stores worldwide May 9, 2016, on Redor Records. Ceekay is from Taos, New Mexico.

Listen to his music here.