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Duane Maktima

Duane Maktima grew up in Northern Ariz. Winslow and Holbrook, Ariz. On Father’s side Hopi from Third Mesa- Hot villa, Ariz. Mother’s side – Laguna Pueblo, NM- Old Laguna Village.

Graduate of Northern Ariz. Univ. College of Creative Arts-1981

1974-77 – Resident Artist – Museum of Northern Ariz. - Museum of North. Ariz.  Art Institute – 3 yr. pilot program for the possibility of introducing an Art Institute along the museums other programs.

1977 – Moved to Laguna Pueblo – Mothers side of family – which is Parrot Clan

1979 – Moved back to Flagstaff, Az. to enroll back at NAU to finish Art program in Studio Arts Metalsmithing/Jewelry

1981 – Graduated from NAU- Received after graduation two Fellowships

  1. SWAIA- SantaFe Indian Market Artist Fellowship

  2. School of American Research-Catron Lamont Fellowship

Impetus to move to Santa Fe area- Residing in Gloried, NM residing there 40 yrs.



0ver 1,200 competition awards and honors from Art Markets and competitions, Native American Art shows as well as other Art shows and competitions.

Collections- Many Permanent collections inclusive to most museums in Southwest US. –California, Ariz. New Mexico, Smithsonian and other museums whom have Native American art collections, Denver Art Museum, Chicago Field Museum

Many Personal patrons/collectors spanning a 48yr career in Jewelry Studio Art and to the present actively creating as a studio artisan.

Significant- Personal/ Career Accolades

1990 – Distinguished Alumni Award –“Jubilee Year-100 Year Anniversary”- Northern Arizona University

1999 – Distinguished Alumni Award- “Millennia Year- 2000” NAU.

2004 – Grand Opening of the “National Museum of the American Indian”-Smithsonian Museum-Showcased artisan in the “Chesapeake Gallery” Main floor.

1974-2019 – A SWAIA Indian Market Exhibitor-45 years

Fourth year as Artist in Residence – Amerind Museum. 2018-2022

Married – Jan Maktima, two adult children Norman and Kari, Four grandchildren

Amerind Foundation Board of Directors member-currently

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