Introducing Nocona Burgess

During Indian Market in Santa Fe this summer Christi Manuelito was delighted to run into fellow a classmate from her days in art school at University of New Mexico. Nocona Burgess and Christi had almost all their painting classes together and she was thrilled to see he had become a well known Native American artist. Christi immediately fell in love with Nocona’s new standing Indian series and knew she just had to invite him to show at the gallery she co-owned in Scottsdale Arizona with Clark David Olson. With the 21st Annual Western Artwalk around the corner it was the perfect time to introduce a true western artist to the gallery!

Nocona Burgess comes from a long line of artists. His father attended school for art and education and has always painted and drawn. Nocona’s maternal grandfather, Simmons Parker, was an artist, as was his maternal grandmother, Ina Parker; who was a quilt maker of her own designs. Even his great-grandmother, Daisy Tachaco, was an accomplished bead worker, despite being blind. With a family background rich in the arts it was only natural for Nocona to choose this path.

Nocona has paved his way as a talented and highly collected Native American artist and we are thrilled to show a few of his latest pieces. We can’t wait to see everyone on October 14th from 7-9pm for Western Artwalk. You are sure to instantly fall in love with Nocona’s work!For more information please contact the gallery at 480.941.8500 or email us at

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Nacona will be participating in the Heard Museum’s 53rd Annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market Saturday & Sunday, March 5 & 6, 2011, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stay tuned for more  information.