Image by Kitty  Leaken  

Image by Kitty  Leaken  

jhane myers

 

TRIBE: Comanche/Blackfeet

MEDIUM: Traditional Regalia

LOCATION: Santa Fe, New Mexico

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2015 ARTIST IN BUSINESS LEADERSHIP FELLOW

2014 CULTURAL CAPITAL FELLOW

 

Jhane Myers is a 5th generation award winning doll maker, jeweler, regalia maker and designer, and a traditional buckskin dancer. She studied fashion in Dallas at the Fashion and Art Institute, and worked for designer Ralph Lauren. Jhane gained notoriety by winning awards at some of the Nation’s largest Native art shows including a collaborative 2010 Best of Show win at the Heard Museum Indian Market in Phoenix, AZ.

She has danced in the national powwow circuit as a world champion dancer, and currently serves as vice chair of the Comanche National Museum Board of Directors.  Her work can be seen in museum collections and shops across the country including the Indian Craft Shop (Dept of the Interior) D.C, the Heard Museum, the Wheelwright Museum, The Autry Museum, the prestigious NMAI/Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC./NYC, at the Blackfeet Heritage Museum in Montana and the Comanche Nation Visitors Center in Oklahoma.

"The opportunity to capture the stories of her ancestors, and work with her hands to recreate a part of history is important in passing down the history and traditions to the next generation."

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