Native American Virtual Art Exhibition in Ray Drew Gallery

November 24, 2020

“Brotherhood” acrylic on canvas painting by Mike Alexander

Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University presents the Native American Heritage virtual art exhibition in the university’s Ray Drew Gallery.

The seven-minute video of the art exhibition can be viewed online at It features four Native American artists from New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Canada.

“There are four artists exhibiting a variety of 2 and 3-D media, including some very powerful sculptures, dynamic paintings and incredible pottery,” said Karlene Gonzales, the Ray Drew gallery curator. “The styles range from traditional to contemporary.”

The artists in the exhibition include:

-Sharon Naranjo-García (Santa Clara), Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico

-Jordyn ‘Puweh Tsay’ Atencio (Santa Clara), Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico

-Jeremy Colbert (Chickasaw), raised in Oklahoma, currently resides in Kentucky

-Mike Alexander (Anishinaabe) Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

Gonzales said the Ray Drew Gallery has showcased outstanding native art for the past three consecutive years as part of Native American Heritage month.

The Native American Heritage virtual art exhibition continues through Jan. 4, 2021. For more information, contact Gonzales via email at