Joseph Newman is originally from Anchorage, Alaska and is Diné and Inupiaq. In his beadwork, he takes inspiration from animals and flowers that are very special to his tribes. Newman beads at a contemporary level and is always looking for new inspirations.
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.