David McElroy, a member of the Choctaw Indian Nation of Oklahoma, is a Santa Fe based silversmith specializing in Native American jewelry. McElroy began his silversmith training while living and working in the UK and developed a love of working in sterling silver, particularly traditional Native and European repoussé techniques. He also integrates semi-precious stones in designs that are unique, classic pieces.
Joining with Santa Fe’s new Artists in Residence program, La Fonda will be offering a weekend art experience from November through February that will connect a variety of different New Mexico artists, including many whose work graces our walls, with our guests and visitors right here in the lobby of the hotel. From jewelry-making to basket-weaving to beadwork to painting, come experience the magic of art and interact with the artists as they create their masterpieces and experience first-hand their creative process.